Old Mission House

Isle of Lewis, Western Isles

On the wild Isle of Lewis, a light-filled, modern house with wonderful views stretching to the coast and a telescope for stargazing


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


Golden eagles soar above this contemporary, larch-clad house, while Highland cattle graze on croft land. Light pours through big windows, which frame superb views stretching to Lewis’s wild coast. This is a place for families and friends to retreat and find peace spotting otters and deer by day, and stargazing through the telescope by night. Gordon and Jackie leave guests a starter pack of logs to get the wood-burner blazing, as well as wine and smoked salmon for a welcome apéritif. Downstairs, there’s a limestone-floored sitting room where you can sink into green sofas and browse well-stocked bookcases; the open-plan kitchen and dining room beyond is bright and sociable. Step through French doors to a terrace with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. A pair of twin rooms and a double, all simply furnished with crisp white bed linen, can be found on the same floor. There’s another king-sized double room up the wooden staircase. Tiled bathrooms are stylish and a couple have luxurious walk-in showers. It’s a 20-minute walk to sandy beaches and you can try a wee dram of whisky at the new distillery, a short drive away. 


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 days in the summer. Short breaks possible in the winter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £850
1 House for 8
From £1506 beds4 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jackie MacKay

  • Only 20 minutes walk to beautiful white sandy beaches and cliff walks . Roll out of bed and climb Mealashal, the highest mountain on Lewis, to enjoy spectacular views out to St Kilda and down to Uist.
  • For the energetic this is cycling heaven! Miles of empty single track roads, with enticing refreshments at Loch Croistean Coffee Shop or Uig Community Centre tearoom (summer only) providing a suitable reward for your efforts.
  • Visit the Callanish Standing Stones, the most complete historical stone circle in Europe . Superb coffee shop and information centre and unlike Stonehenge wander freely amongst these magnificent stones .
  • After a day out in the hills, select a book from the bookcase, curl up on inviting sofas and relax in the warmth of the woodburning stove .