The Lewis Longhouse

Isle of Lewis, Western Isles

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


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


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.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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

Special offer: A great month to visit - 3 night minimum or linger longer! - Sept to April. Lovely open views - just fab-u-lous! Stylish airy interiors, huge windows, 50m to beach. 5-Star, Green Tourism Gold.

Booking information

Check in
Around 4pm or as agreed with us
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights, 7 nights in high season. Charge point for electric vehicles available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


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


Probably the best self catering property I have ever stayed in! Very spacious with lovely open plan living area. Everything oozed quality. Local Harris tweed furnishings, incredibly well equipped, lots of basic store cupboard provisions, like someone's home rather than just a holiday house. Uninterrupted views across Coll Bay. Location is very practical for exploring the island. On a bus route and you can walk down onto the beach where we saw pilot whales. In summary, a fantastic stylish and spacious house in a great location on a stunning island. Expensive but you get what you pay for!

Caroline, Edinburgh

“From the moment we were greeted at the door by smiling Anne (the 'housekeeper"), we knew we were in for a treat. Thoughtfully planned, brilliantly constructed, and thoroughly equipped, Lewis Longhouse ranks as one of our all-time favorite self-catering cottages based on the ten years we've been summering in the UK. Linda and Paul have anticipated every possible need and desire, providing copious instructions, books and suggestions for exploring Lewis and Harris and digging beneath the surface to experience some of the Outer Hebrides reality. Result was a magical two weeks. Hated to leave.

Dick, Atlanta

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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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 inside track for days out to help you plan your holiday and get the most out of your time at our Lewis Longhouse.
  • In a quiet, edge of village location with open beach views, we are accessible by the local bus, handy for an evening out. EV charger at the house for guests with electric cars.