Two very different types of holiday accommodation on the Isle of Lewis are benefitting the Linda Norgrove Foundation.
A derelict byre has been renovated by John and Lorna Norgrove into a beautiful holiday cottage. All the rental income from the cottage – known as Timsgarry Byre – is being used to cover the Foundation’s overheads.
The Foundation has low overheads but with the holiday rental income covering those costs, you can be reassured that every penny of your donations is going directly to help women and children in Afghanistan.
Timsgarry Byre is a very calming house, finished and equipped to a high standard,and with beautiful views across Uig Bay and the mountains. So if you want to stay at the Byre, you can enjoy a lovely holiday and support the Foundation at the same time.
In contrast, the Mangersta Bothy is a simple shelter that John and Lorna built into the cliff side many years ago. It has no electricity, running water nor a toilet, but people come from far and wide to stay there.
In true bothy tradition, it is free to stay in, but visitors often kindly leave donations for the Foundation.