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Taigh Tharmoid Ruaidh

Miavaig near Timsgearraidh, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis (Ref. 1114845)

Luxury Holiday Houses rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi


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13 Customer Review(s)

  • Jackie and Steve

    “Seconf time staying at 28 Bhaltos, allowing us to see the Isle of Lewis in all its glory.”

    - Jackie and Steve, Sep 2022


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • First-floor sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, soup maker, blender
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, piano, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed gravel garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.1 miles, pub 36.3 miles
  • Note: Can be rented with neighbouring property
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am.

The property

Taigh Tharmoid Ruaidh and Taigh Eachainn are two Hebridean cottages which make up 28 Bhaltos, which can be let either individually or together. Taigh Tharmoid Ruaidh forms a spacious one-bedroom cottage, with additional bunk beds in snug off the hall, close to Bhaltos beach and the sea loch. Just a short walk down from the cottage is the old harbour and jetty with access to a white sand beach. The Bhaltos peninsula is one of the most spectacular areas of Lewis and the cottage is ideal for anyone looking to combine walking, kayaking, sailing and wild swimming. Even surfers will be happy at the nearby Cliff beach. Riof beach is a mile long, shell sand, beach backed by dunes and machair. The machair is full of colourful flowers in late spring and summer including Scottish bluebells in profusion, birds foot trefoil, orchids, eyebright, sea bindweed and corn marigold, just to mention a few. It really is a stunning display. The cottage was newly renovated in 2019 and is comfortably appointed for a relaxing stay. If you need slightly larger accommodation there is a second cottage, Taigh Eachainn, a 2 bedroom cottage. The two cottages can be let either separately or together. There is a sound proofed connecting door and corridor linking the two cottages. If you fancy viewing the coast from the water rather than the land there is boat hire available nearby. Rich in wildlife and history this fascinating island offers the opportunity to see golden eagles, sea otters, red deer and various sea birds; while the standing stones at Callanish date back over 5,000 years and are second only to Stonehenge. With a well stocked community shop nearby and a community centre that also houses a museum and cafe you will be well catered for in this area but with Stornoway just over 45 minutes drive north and Harris approximately an hour and a half south you will be able to explore the whole island from this comfortable base. The islands can be reached by flights from Edinburgh, Glasgow or Inverness; or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Great Bernera 20.8 miles; Stornoway 33.5 miles; North Tolsta 45.3 miles.

Timsgearraidh is a village situated in the Isle of Lewis, Scotland, resting between Doune and Stornoway. The village is known for its white sandy beaches and walks and offers a selection of attractions including Uig Museum. Dining options include Uig Community Tearoom however you will have to travel to Doune in order to find a pub, for example Doune Braes Hotel, while you can stock up on essentials at the nearby Uig community store. Within easy reach of the village is the popular town of Stornoway, where you can find further attractions and amenities such as Raon Goilf Golf Course, bars and restaurants.

Note: Though electricity is included, charging for electric cars is not included in the rent

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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