A luxury holiday home in the Outer Hebrides has won a coveted prize in the European Holiday Home Awards 2016.
The Lewis Longhouse scooped first place in the ‘Best Green Holiday Home’ category. Announced in Brussels, the awards were set up to showcase the very best properties in the European Holiday Home industry. The Lewis Longhouse, owned by Linda and Paul Brown, beat off competition from dozens of other entries from across the continent.
“The Lewis Longhouse sits on an old family croft in Back, just north of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, that has been in the family for generations so the design approach was one of quality and sustainability for a house in tune with its environment,” explained Linda Macleod Brown. “It was the first home in the Outer Hebrides to be awarded an ‘AA’ EPC environmental rating.”
Designed by Gordon Anderson Associates in Stornoway, Longhouse was completed early in 2013 and is now a luxury 5-Star holiday home with a “contemporary twist and stylish interiors”.
By taking advantage of new technologies and materials, the owners are said to have recreated a vision for the traditional Lewis Longhouse for the 21st century.
The design has the latest PV panels, air-source heat pump and high-performance timber windows from NorDan.