The Lewis Longhouse

Isle of Lewis, Western Isles
Self-catering


Borrow the bikes, surf the beaches, fly-fish on the river Col – it runs past the house. Bask in beauty and lap up the views

Bed

3 beds

Bedroom

2 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 4

The
Experience

The Longhouse is architect designed and on the family croft, with houses behind and views across grass rushes to the sea. Clad in stone and larch that’s slowly turning silver, this beautiful single-storey house has a pop-out balcony too. Inside all is polished, perfect, and flooded with light. Bedrooms, bathrooms and living space seamlessly spread themselves out, with the kitchen down a couple of steps and the mezzanine above (a sofa-bedded sitting space teens will love, with computer and WiFi). Imagine white walls, bleached wood and touches of pale blue – a cool, pared-back décor in serene Scandi style. Glass doors glide open to a wraparound deck, perfect for a sundowner at dusk or a barbecue on a warm night. South-facing bedrooms have fabulous touches – modern chandeliers, Harris tweed throws – and from the bath you look up and see the stars. Empty beaches abound on Lewis, as do tiny coves. Spot grey geese, corncrakes and Lapwing heron in the rushes; fish for trout on the river. There’s a farmers’ market in Stornoway, and shops in the village, a ten-minute stroll.

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

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

Information
& pricing

Special offer: Indulge in a luxurious, cosy yet spacious interior, with big open views & stunning beaches. Short breaks until April, min. 3 nights. Cost includes utilities & welcome bag of yummy local food goodies.

Booking information

Check in
4pm
Check out
10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Charge point for electric vehicles available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £1050
Damage deposit
££250
Surcharges
3-night stay, from £570.
1 House for 4
From £1503 beds2 bedrooms

Reviews

A cosy paradise and excellent base for exploring both Lewis and Harris. The greatest characteristic of our stay was the attention to detail provided by Linda. Her desire to make everything perfect was palpable from the pre arrival care through to the welcome bag. The Longhouse itself works hard to make the dramatic skies and ferocity of the weather a brilliant extension of the experience. I've rarely felt more delightfully snug as when the wind blasted the landscape outside. Do make time to meet Linda 2 from the Hebridean Soap Company and take binoculars for seal spotting. Completely magical.

Georgie, London

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Linda Macleod Brown

  • Fly here in less than an hour from Edinburgh or Glasgow! .. or take a few more hours and enjoy the roadtrip and ferry to a different world!
  • Great walks on the doorstep, from local beach 50 yards away to moor, whatever the weather.
  • Follow the Eat Drink Hebrides Trail, buy fresh scallops, crab, fish, cheeses and local venison through the islands and sample your wares in the house for dinner.
  • Look out for the Northern Lights, aurora borealis, step outside on a crisp, clear night and take in the vast dark sky lit up with stars and a clear Milky Way!
  • We provide guests with our own insiders' track to the islands to help you plan your holiday.
  • Though in a quiet, edge of village location with beach views, we are still accessible by the local bus, handy for an evening out. EV charger at the house for guests with electric cars.