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Whitefalls, Lewis self catering with sauna and spa bath - each sleeps 2

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Romantic, luxurious and spacious and with spectacular panoramic views overlooking secluded lochs, a waterfall, wild unspoilt countryside and the mountains of the Hebrides, Whitefalls Spa Lodges offer seclusion and unequalled tranquillity in a truly stunning location, combined with all the style of a boutique hotel and luxury spa in your very own private self-catering lodge. Perfect for honeymoons, romantic breaks, special occasions or just to get away from it all.

Prices From £ 999 To £ 1,695 Changeover Saturday - Short breaks off season only

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Vernon's personal review of the accommodation, location and items of interest

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Whitefalls Spa Lodges are two modern luxury lodges exclusively for couples, each set in a quiet, secluded spot close to the waterfall which gives them their name, in open countryside with fantastic views over the nearby sea loch to the hills and mountains beyond.

I never thought that a bath would be such a highlight of a holiday, but after the bathing experience at Whitefalls, I understand the potential that this often humble, functional vessel can offer. Put it on a stage, give it a fantastic view towards the glorious rising sun, add sensual, flowing water, therapeutic washes of colour and you have so much more than a place to get clean. This is all about relaxation, luxury and pure pleasure. And it doesn't stop here – there's still the sauna to relax in and because it's a special kind of sauna using infrared, I'm not doing my usual routine of rushing out red-faced and gasping every few minutes to dive into an icy shower, but instead can enjoy being heated through to my bones in a rather more calm and dignified fashion before emerging, bare feet onto warm tiles, in the fluffiest of fluffy, white robes.

Is it possible to have too much pampering? I have only had to walk a few steps from the spa room to the therapies room to be utterly indulged literally from head to foot, with (prebooked) Indian head massage, reflexology and still to come an experience new to me - massage with hot stones, which sounds like absolute bliss. I could really get used to this...

Of course the spa experience is not the only highlight of a holiday at Whitefalls. The whole place is designed for comfort and pleasure; light floods in through the huge panoramic windows and nestled in the arms of a sumptuous leather sofa I can enjoy looking out over Loch Roag to the mountains beyond, watching the shape of the landscape change with the light and keeping an eye out for a golden or white-tailed sea eagle or if I'm lucky, a pair of sea otters playing on the shore. Even after dark there is plenty to see from the windows on a clear night, as one twinkle after another, the stars put on a magical display worth turning out the lights for; if I'm lucky perhaps I'll be treated to the breathtaking sight of the aurora borealis.

The history that is evident all about Lewis is fascinating and it's easy to imagine how life through the ages might have been here, when there is such well-preserved evidence of human settlement. One of my favourite sites is the stone circle of Callanish, which is a stone's throw from Whitefalls. I love to come here late or early in the day when the stones cast long shadows and the sun glints from behind them; it's worth staying on after dark too, for an extra bit of atmosphere. I also love to visit the Iron Age village at Bosta and the Blackhouse at Gearrannan and to imagine how people must have lived here long ago, working so hard to gain the fruits of the land and the sea – what a contrast with the luxury of life at Whitefalls! I wonder whether the ancient Vikings who came here had a version of a sauna?

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Utility Area As you enter the lodge there is a useful utility area for outdoor clothing, muddy boots and equipped with a washer/dryer. There is also an environmentally friendly drying airer provided just outside the lodges (indoor airer also available). Essential environmentally friendly cleaning products are also provided where possible.

Kitchen and Dining Area Fully equipped throughout, the kitchen and dining area allows guests to make the most of the quality local produce the islands have to offer.

Open Plan Living Area This 60 sq ft room with a 5 meter high ceiling takes its inspiration from the colours of the sea, the sky and the landscape with hints of tweed, sea-green and turquoise. With oak flooring and large sumptuous leather sofas provided for your comfort, there is also a 42" inch LCD TV and DVD player or, if you prefer, to watch the 'landscape tv' outside. The large picture windows frame the spectacular vistas of the lochs and mountains stretching out for miles all around. They flood the expansive open plan room with glorious natural light.

Bedroom The bedrooms are fitted with a large Superking Bed and luxury remote control blinds, made from 'bon soir' blackout fabric ensuring a restful night's sleep. A corner window fills the room with natural light & provides a relaxing reading area. The room also features a 42" flat screen TV. There is a separate dressing area and en-suite with landscape mirror, WC and washbasin. The bedrooms in each lodge can also be configured as twin rooms.

Spa Room The huge spa room lets you relax and unwind in your own private spa. It includes a sauna, Rainshower and double-ended Riverbath whirlpool spa from Kholer. The spa bath also offers chromatherapy. Mood and touch lighting, natural stone tiles complemented by oak furniture and touches of mocha create a mellow, restful and tranquil mood. Under tile heating is provided for your comfort. Individual bathrobes and slippers are also provided.

Therapies & Fitness Room The Therapies and Fitness Room allows you to have spa treatments in the privacy of your lodge whilst also taking advantage of the fitness equipment on offer. Spa treatments may be available during your stay if booked well in advance. Please request treatments at the time of booking.

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Points of interest

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Invigorate your senses with the RiverBath...since the beginning of time the rhythm of water has enchanted us - the hypnotic cascade of a waterfall, a tranquil babbling brook, the exhilarating rush of rapids. The Kohler RiverBath has 4 sensations: Whirlpool 8 Flexjets create a swirling massage Rapids 2 Riverjets create a rolling surface current Whitewater 4 Riverjets provide a raging rush of water Waterfall Revitalising neck and shoulder massage .

The added Chromatherapy feature complements the existing whirlpool functions for a unique bathing experience. A captivating sequence of colours washes over the bather to create a soothing or stimulating sensation. Reds, oranges and yellows to help boost circulation and stimulate the senses; whereas blues, greens and pinks will relax and restore the mind and body. Infra-red sauna Our infra-red sauna provides an extremely effective heat treatment.

The infra-red sauna differs from traditional saunas by operating at a lower, more comfortable temperature. The infra red rays heat the body and not the air and can penetrate the upper layers of the skin to eliminate toxins under the skin, making it a most effective treatment for cellulite and general detox. An average person can expect to burn the equivalent of 800 calories in a single session. Infra-red saunas promote deep cleansing and flush many toxins from the body. Regular use will improve skin and general health as toxins are eliminated from the body.

So what is there to see and do close by ?
good area for walking and mountaineering

The island is edged by beautiful, unspoit beaches - most with Caribbean-like soft white sand. Especially recommended are nearby Dalmore and Dalbeag, Traigh na Berie (Reef Beach), Valtos and Uig Sands, Bostadh (Bosta) and Traigh Mhor (Big Beach). The beaches of Harris such as Luskentyre, Scarista and Traigh Mheilein are also within easy reach.

good area for sailing and boat trips On Lewis there are plenty of places of historic interest well worth a visit: Callanish standing stones; the Blackhouse at Gearrannan where there is a museum and cafe as well as well renovated blackhouses; 2000-year-old Carloway Broch; Shawbost Norse Mill and Kiln; Lews Castle (there is no entry to the castle). The famous Uig Viking Chess Men are no longer on the island but there is a display in Stornoway Museum with plans to bring the pieces back permanently to the island of their discovery.
historic castle

For excellent coffee or lunch try the nearby Callanish Cafe by the famous stone circle. For great pub food including locally sourced fish, shellfish, lamb and beef, visit the Loch Erisort Inn. Borve Country House Hotel and Digby Chick also offer a la carte menus and specialise in a variety of local, fresh seafood dishes such as shellfish, prawns, scallops, lobster and whitefish as well as offering a range of vegetarian and meat dishes such as local Lewis lamb. Don't miss the famous Stornoway Black Pudding or the furthest west Distillery at Abhainn Dearg.

good restaurants The Outer Hebrides are remarkably rich in all forms of wildlife, particularly in late spring and early summer when the machair is at its peak. Among the species to see are the otter, red deer and common grey seals. Red deer roam free on the moorland surrounding the lodges. Golden and Sea Eagles can often be spotted soaring above the lodges.
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Take boat a trip and explore the unsurpassed beauty of the Lewis coastline. Highlights include sightings of seals, whales and dolphins. Also explore the many small islands dotted around the coast. Don't miss the natural arch and lagoon sheltered on the island of Pabbay. Trips to St Kilda are well worth the effort. Hebrides Fish'n'Trips, Islands of Adventure and Seatrek all offer a great choice of boat trips.

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