Features

  • Panoramic views of sea loch, mountains and islands
  • To the rear of the house is Miavaig Harbour - as depicted on our Home Page on the website
  • Multi fuel burning stove
  • 4 Stars Visit Scotland Award
  • Lovely local produce welcome basket including - Lewis smoked salmon, eggs, Island oat cakes, Hebridean soap
  • Class 1 disabled access
  • Green Tourism Silver Award
  • Traditional croft environment with Highland cattle
  • Sea trips and fishing trips from close by
  • Book with SeaTrek from Miavaig to sail to St Kilda, the Flannan Isles or seal watching trips
  • Fabulous sandy beaches a short drive at Riof, Cliff, Kneep, Bhaltos and Uig
  • Excellent restaurant 20 minutes drive
  • Great community shop at Uig
  • Kayak and bike hire can be arranged - call LHH for details
  • Fishing by arrangement in the area
  • Tesco delivery from Stornoway
  • Sightseeing trips:
  • Bosta Iron Age Settlement -30 minutes drive
  • Callanish Stones - 30 minutes drive
  • Luskentyre beach Harris - under an hour drive
  • Harris Tweed demonstrations - Carloway
  • Carloway Broch
  • Norse Mills
  • Museum nan Eileen
  • An Sulaire Trust
  • Arnol Blackhouse Museum
  • Dun Carloway Broch
  • Butt of Lewis
  • Lews Castle and Grounds
  • Gearrannan Village
  • Borgh Pottery
  • Harris Tweed and knitwear
  • Norse Mill and Kiln Shawbost
  • Harris is just an hour drive
  • Go to www. uigandbernera.com for more information on the area
  • Linen and towels included
  • Oil and electricity included
  • Starter amount of coal, wood or peat
  • Dogs will be allowed from October 2017 onwards
  • No smoking

Accommodation

  • Sliding door from front deck lead to:
  • Spacious open plan lounge and dining area with high ceilings and full length windows with fabulous views of the sea and hills. This room has a wood burning stove
  • Kitchen - fully equipped
  • Utility room
  • King-size bedroom with en suite shower room with toilet and wash hand basin
  • Twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with no-step entry shower, toilet and wash hand basin. Can be negotiated by a wheelchair
  • Utility room
  • Rear hall

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2017 rental rates
2018 rental rates
Mid Season Autumn £725
Mid Season Half Term £725
Low Nov/Dec £500
Christmas week £600
New Year week £650
2018 rental rates
2017 rental rates
Mid Season Autumn £725
Mid Season Half term £725
Low Season November/December £500
Christmas 21st to 28th December £600
New Year 28th Dec to 4th Jan £650
Low Season Jan/Feb/March £500
Easter £725
Mid Season Spring £725
Whitsun Holiday £795
High Season £795
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Refundable good housekeeping deposit: £150
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Property information

Situated on a small headland at the mouth of Loch Roag, Taigh nan Eilean enjoys outstanding views of the surrounding mountains and islands. The famous beaches of Cliff, Reef and Valtos are just a few minutes drive away whilst, in the summer, the small nearby harbour of Miavaig is a favourite for visiting yachts and provides the ideal base for sea-safaris and fishing trips. Indeed sailings to St Kilda can be arranged in suitable weather conditions. Sea fishing tips can be arranged from here and when catch is landed it is possible to buy freshly caught lobster and hand dived scallops from the harbour.

Taigh nan Eilean is a luxury 4 star cottage and is suitable for disabled visitors. The cottage has been awarded 4 stars by the Scottish Tourist Board and Disabled Class 1. There are panoramic views through the large floor to ceiling windows in the main living area from where you can see the sea loch, mountains and islands. Designed for your comfort and relaxation, the natural wood floors, peat burning stove and Harris Tweed fabrics make Taigh nan Eilean a warm and welcoming destination for both summer holidays and winter breaks. It's a wonderful place to return to after a day's exploration, or from lazing on one of the many world class sandy beaches; however, it is also a place to stay in and relax, without moving a muscle , just soaking in the atmosphere and basking in the surrounding beauty.

Uig forms part of what is recognised as one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Hebrides and is one of the thirteen areas that make up the Hebridean Island of Lewis. This stunning backdrop will provide you with the perfect base from which to explore these historic islands including Great Bernera and the Isle of Harris. The area is rich in historical sites going back to the Bronze Age or even further. Much research has been done into the recent history (last 200 years) and there is an excellent visitor centre dedicated to the history of the islands.

The Uig sands are the most spectacular and extensive beaches in the whole of the Hebrides; rivaled only by the famous sands of Luskentyre, in Harris, which are within an easy drive. Overlooking these fabulous acres of white sands and turquoise seas is the renowned 'Auberge' restaurant where you can dine in style and feast on the delicious creations of the French owner/chef. The view from the dining room is mesmerising and the food outstanding; make sure that you dine here at least once during your stay!

The cottage is situated on a fifteen acre croft in the village of Uigen, which is part of the community-owned Bhaltos peninsula; it's in the heart of Uig! Added to the spectacular scenery surrounding this self-catering cottage is a small 'fold' of Highland Cattle and Black Faced Sheep who will watch you with the same curiosity you view them. These gentle creatures graze in the fields surrounding the cottage.

Just a couple of minutes' drive from the house, Seatrek run wildlife trips offering the chance to see puffins, seals, dolphins and basking sharks. For the adventurous, go for a real sea-safari or take the day trip to the remote island of St Kilda. There are various excursions including a trip to the mysterious Flannan Isles.

The Hebrides offer a vast amount to see and do with spectacular archaeology, historic sites, craft shops, Harris Tweed outlets, art galleries, museums and much more. However, first and foremost the unspoilt dramatic and always stunning natural environment is the key to the enjoyment of these fabulous islands.

Facilities

  • Central heating
  • Woodburning stove
  • TV and DVD player
  • CD player
  • WiFi
  • Telephone
  • Electric hob and oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine/tumble dryer
  • Fridge
  • Freezer

Further information

  • Grocery Delivery - Tesco delivery
  • 4 * equivalent or higher properties - Visit Scotland 4 Star Graded 2014
  • Child Friendly - Children welcome.
  • Disabled / Less Abled Access - Class 1 Disabled Access - a wheelchair user could live independently in the cottage.
  • Internet/Wifi - Broadband Internet
  • Secure garden - Fenced and gated
  • Wheelchair Access - Class 1 Graded. Ideal for wheeelchair user throughout the house.
  • Beaches - Fabulous world class beaches within a short drive.
  • Fishing & Stalking - In the area.
  • Hillwalking - The Uig Hills are tremendous for walking at all levels from rambling to more challenging climbs. Harris mountains in easy reach for a days climbing.
  • Remote or secluded - Peaceful and secluded setting.
  • Watersports/outdoor activities - Arrange a boat trip from the nearby pier at Miavaig. Go to St Kilda or other shorter trips. Loch Roag is suitable for kayaking.
  • Wildlife & Birdwatching - Otters, sea birds, waders and divers. Birds of prey including sea eagles.

Travel information

Ferries from: Ullapool to Stornoway; Uig to Tarbert www.calmac.co.uk Tel: 0800 066 5000 Flights to Stornoway

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Visitor comments

  • T and J
    Wow! What an amazing place. A wondefful welcome pack that was greatly appreciated. Day 2 brought a visit from a Golden Eagle and then a Sea Eagle and that was without leaving the cottage! An idyllic peaceful island with outstanding scenery and an abundance of wildlife. We will certainly be coming back!
  • R and A
    A blue moon on our last night sparkling across Loch Roag to cap off a wonderful week in the House of Islands, which started with our excellent welcome pack of local produce which gave us a fantastic breakfast.
  • A and F
    We had such an amazing time this week. This is such a beautiful setting to have a house and we really appreciated everything provided in this home.
  • MD
    A fabulous cosy and comfortable cottage. We have had a fantastic holiday.
  • Diane and Arwyn Davies
    It was an exceptionally beautiful cottage to stay in, very well equipped and heated, magnificent views from every window, in an idillic location, and very generous 'hand-outs' ! We certainly intend to come to this beautiful island again, and would definitely wish to stay in Taigh nan Eilean.
  • L F
    Just to let you know we had a lovely holiday the cottage was in a beautiful location it was like heaven on earth so peaceful and quiet. There was plenty of mountains to climb which is what we love doing the most. Looking forward to receiving your next LHH brochure.
  • J.L
    We have had a super week, plenty of fine weather, lovely walks and picnics. We feel so at home here. Thankyou, we will be back!
  • D.S
    A relaxing week on our favourite island. It has gone too quickly! The cottage has been the perfect base.
  • S.B
    Thankyou Murdo. Just perfect - a fantastic house to appreciate the wonderful landscape all of the time - but even better was the hospitality and welcome from the local people.
  • C.L.
    Must be the best place to stay on the island. Great welcome with Murdo and local 'treats'. Fabulous location for everything. Luxury accommodation. Thanks!
  • S.A.
    Fantastic week in a great cottage. Weather has been superb all week and been swimming at Riof Beach. If you are into running its a great run round the Bhaltos loop and back to the cottage. Fabulous views from the cottages and lovely to sit out on an October evening. Big thanks to Murdo and the welcome gifts...wonderful week!
  • Campbell, Edinburgh
    A very enjoyable week in a beautiful and comfortable cottage. Many great walks , perhaps the best being round the Butt of Lewis in unbroken sun.
  • R Shropshire
    A generous welcome by the host, Very well appointed accommodation. Excellent local produce. Excellent wildlife, magnificent uplifting landscapes and some decent weather sometimes. A fantastic and memorable holiday.
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