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Ceann an Loch Cottage

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Balallan, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Just wow!! What an amazing property"

    . The photos don’t do it justice. One of the loveliest places I’ve ever stayed. Julia and Donnie were fantastic hosts. Available if needed and left a wonderful welcome pack. The house is perfectly placed for exploring all of Lewis and Harris due to its central position on the Island. Fabulous sunrises over the loch every morning. Beds so comfortable for a rested nights sleep. Just fantastic. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to visit Lewis and Harris.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property is much bigger than the name 'cottage ' suggests ."

    It is luxury accomodation with every amenity you could think of and in a superb location especially for access to Harris. There was a very generous welcome pack so you would be fine if you had no chance to pick up groceries before arrival. It is worth getting up early to see the sunrise over the loch. Hope we will get a chance to return again sometime. Joanne

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Can’t fault this place."

    Perfect house in a perfect location. Even the weather was pretty good! I also like dealing with LHH, always efficient and good communicators. Thanks to all.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a high end property which did not disappoint."

    Well equipped kitchen with everything finished to a high standard. Every need catered for. The view was stunning overlooking the loch with the occasional sighting of golden eagles & sea eagles.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful setting wonderful cottage very clean great welcome pack and we loved our stay"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great facilities and very helpful owners when asking advice."

    Beautiful views from cottage. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "It was an excellent property in which to spend a week."

    First class amenities and the arrangements of the rooms and their layout suited our requirements perfectly. A lovely welcome at the beginning of the week set the scene for a home that was great to come back to after a day’s walking and exploring in weather that was expectedly changeable.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful location and house- very comfortable and well equipped."

    Everything well thought out and generous welcome pack. One of nicest places we’ve stayed.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful holiday home with high spec facilities, in a central location, ideally placed for local attractions."

    The owner was very helpful and was on-hand to assist when a thunder and lightning storm knocked out the Wi-Fi, but we did not miss it being in such a stunning location and in such a well appointed property. 5*.

    Reviewed by Douglas4.7Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful and luxurious, fabulous location and views."

    Very comfortable with all mod cons available. We had a wonderful time and would absolutely recommend. The only thing we would have liked would have been cushions for the outside seating.

    Reviewed by Lyndsay5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was great, the furnishings luxurious, everything you need for a relaxing holiday is of a high standard."

    Julie and Donnie are extremely nice. A big thank to them also to the rich welcome gift!

    Reviewed by Claudia5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely property."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very well laid out and exceptional amenities."

    Location is very convenient while still being remote (which is quite a good thing). Quite a top notch residence. There were only 2 of us but I can see a lot of value for larger families.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Facilities were great."

    Everything you would ever need for a getaway break. The images were accurate. Owners were very welcoming and helpful. Had a great time and would like to come again.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely very luxurious property in a great location with views of the loch."

    The welcome pack was extremely generous and the house was lovely and warm. We would definitely return and can highly recommend Ceann an Loch

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is outstanding!"

    It has been decorated to a very high standard, it's in a stunning location and it provided the perfect base for exploring Lewis and Harris. It was very clean and the kitchen had everything you could possibly need during your holiday. We were in a group of two couples and there was so much space for the four of us. We cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. You will not be disappointed! We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was the second time we stayed at the lodge."

    The place is centrally located, making it a convenient home base exploring the island. The location is perfect, a fenced large garden (ideal for our dogs), no neighbors and views for miles. The interior is of a high standard, with all the equipment (and more) you need. The very friendly owner makes you immediately feel at home; a superb welcome hamper awaits you, together with fresh flowers. There is extensive documentation on the lodge, together with documentation and detailed maps of the island.

    Reviewed by Theo5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is a beautiful property, in a stunning location, ideally situated for exploring Lewis and Harris."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a stunning property with exceptional views and facilities."

    It’s location is good for getting around and the opportunities for spotting wildlife on the doorstep are great. We enjoyed the islands but also looked forward to returning to such a comfortable and well equipped property every afternoon. The welcome packs were superb and information provided on what to do was detailed and very useful. We would love to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable, modern and extremely well equipped accomodation."

    Everything you could want and more in a holiday "cottage". Spotlessly clean and modern bathrooms. Beautiful quality furnishings and bedding. Stunning views from all bedrooms and living room. Kitchen has everything you need and more Warm well insulated building, great for those windy Lewis days, with underfloor heating and a log burner if you are there in the winter. Would definitely come back here next time on Lewis, hugely reccomended.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ceann an Loch, is a perfect holiday cottage for exploring Harris and Lewis being situated centrally."

    The cottage is outstanding for everything including the location. The welcome packs are a delight introducing you to Hebridean/Scottish local produce. If you are considering the cottage don’t hesitate just book it.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Ceann an Loch Cottage is an extremely comfortable and well equipped holiday home."

    The owners have thought of everything and also provided a very generous welcome pack! The cottage is situated at the head of a sea loch, a great place for bird watching. Balallan bistro is a couple of minutes drive away. We would definitely return!.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jun 2022

  • "5 star luxury property!"

    Spend 3 weeks within Ceann an Loch Cottage, excellently positioned cottage to explore the fantastic islands. Made even better by the highly attentive owners and their useful provisions they provided. Brilliant for families and dog friendly! Would recommend for anyone wanting a nice get away.

    Andrew HSep 2021

  • "We have been truly spoiled staying at this cottage, just wonderful!"

    Bedrooms decorated to the highest standard and are super comfortable! Kitchen is kitted out so well! Clean and lovely, very kind welcome note from julie! Would recommend!!!

    Deborah DewarJul 2021

  • "This house is superbly appointed and spotlessly clean and extremely comfortable."

    Donnie and Julie could not have been more supportive - showing us where the best lochs to fish and even helping us after a tyre blow out - beyond the call of duty! All in all great situation and great house.

    Dr Charles WalkerJun 2021

  • "13th to 20th July 2019."

    Just a fantastic house from start to finish. Superb location and outstanding quality. Thanks!

    Visitor Book CommentSep 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect location for exploring the island."

    A lot of nature and fabulous beaches for the kids.

    Visitor Book CommentSep 2019

  • "17-24 Aug 2019."

    Best location on the island! Fantastic home from home. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Visitor Book CommentSep 2019

  • "24-31 Aug 2019."

    Superbly appointed and comfortable homier a great location. Thanks to Julie for allowing us all to share this place (and for amazing welcome hampers!!)

    Visitors Book CommentSep 2019

  • "7-14 September 2019."

    We have had the best family holiday! The accommodation has been first class. We all loved the welcome packs - thank you Julie. We all have enjoyed exploring Lewis and Harris!!. The islands are beautiful and your beaches have left us wanting to come back! A fantastic time had by all.

    Visitor Book CommentSep 2019

  • "A fantastic property in a perfect setting for exploring Lewis and Harris."

    Just a perfect and luxurious base for all that the island has to offer. 5 star accommodation.

    Struan DouglasJul 2019

  • "Superb cottage in a stunning location."

    Enjoyed the sunrises. Lovely ambience in the evenings for relaxing with friends. Owner very helpful and accommodating. Would certainly recommend.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely."

    Thank you for enabling such a relaxing getaway even if for a short time. Loved the attention to detail and decor. Thanks again x

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Third visit and it just gets better every time."

    Best cottage we have ever stayed in. Look forward to staying again - many thanks

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "An amazing week - sunshine every day."

    Cottage super and very warm. Total luxury. Thank you for a great stay ( and a 5 star welcome hamper)

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Feels like we are in God's country again."

    Stunning views, amazing cottage

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "You have thought of everything."

    Such a beautiful house and island. 5 star.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Fabulous house, great location, batteries recharged!"

    Definitely coming back, loved it. Thanks!

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Wonderful house with great views."

    ideally placed for visiting both Lewis and Harris.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Recommend the Harris Golf Club and Luskentyre beach.

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Very good week - thanks to Julie for all your help."

    Lovely house. Luxury 5 ***** Weather mixed but some wonderful evening light. Very lively cuckoo!

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Great week - the sun shone!"

    Fantastic house. All relaxed now - Thank you!

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "A superb location at the foot of Loch Erisort."

    Every day of our visit we were welcomed by a golden sunrise on the hills and on the Loch. The house is ideal, with plenty of space, many facilities (including the bean-to-cup coffee machine) and a local produce welcome pack. Travel around the island is easy from Balallan but, with the wonderful surroundings, you may not want to go far. The living room gives a view over the loch and we had a visit from a Whitetailed Sea Eagle just across the road from the house. Luxury, comfort and relaxation are well catered for in abundance.

    Jane BallardNov 2018

  • "Wonderful house!"

    And such a nice welcome. Thank you!

    Visitors BookNov 2018

  • "Fabulous break away in a wonderful house."

    Stunning accommodation and views. 5***** for sure

    Visitors BookNov 2018

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with oval bath, basin, wall-mounted TV, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating throughout and woodburning stove
  • Range electric oven and grill with gas hob, microwave, American fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, wine cooler, coffee machine, hairdryers, hair straighteners
  • Smart TV with DVD, Sky, Sonos sound system, Bose docking station, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and 1 bag of logs for woodburning stove inc. in rent; more available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed wrap-around gardens with gravelled area, gardens, and decking area with barbecue and furniture
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, this is a non-smoking property
  • Shop 5.7 miles, village hub/cafe 1.4 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental.There are two charging points at Balallan Bistro for this if required Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot

The property

Balallan 1.2 miles.

Enjoying a wonderfully peaceful setting in South Lochs on the Isle of Lewis is this charming single-storey holiday lodge, Ceann an Loch Cottage.

Perfect for families and couples travelling together, the cottage is presented to an extremely high standard.

It might look attractively rustic from the outside but on the inside, it offers all the home comforts any discerning traveller would want.

The light and airy open-plan living space sets the tone for the rest of the property with an inviting sitting area forming the focal point of the room.

The seating is arranged to maximise the beautiful views from the cottage outside and a woodburning stove creates an attractive centrepiece to the space, perfect for curling up and warming up after a day of adventures.

If it’s a warm evening then you can throw open the French doors and recline on the decking area and soak up the views while enjoying your favourite tipple.

Or why not fire up the barbecue and enjoy dinner alfresco?

The decking is also the best place to watch the sun come up over Loch Erisort or watch it set behind the Harris hills and if you keep an eye out, you might even get to see some wild deer meandering over the fields.

The extensive fully-fitted kitchen is the ideal place for cooking up a storm and while the chef prepares a sumptuous meal you can keep them company at the breakfast bar.

Step out of the kitchen into the welcoming dining area which is again positioned to make the most of the stunning views out of the window.

The beauty of the accommodation being all on one level means there isn’t far to stagger to bed and both super king-size bedrooms have their own en-suite wet rooms and there is a family bathroom which even has a wall-mounted TV so you needn’t miss your favourite telly while you’re having a soak!

Ceann an Loch cottage is the perfect base for exploring the delights of the Isle of Lewis and there are activities to suit everyone’s age, budget and taste.

Look out for otters on Loch Erisort or go for a refreshing hike whilst taking in the sublime panoramic views.

A short drive away is the bustling town of Tarbert, home of Harris Tweed and a number of popular eateries with plenty of wild beach walks, watersports and even the North Harris Eagle Observatory, all not far from here.

Stornoway is also only a short distance by car and is a great base from which to explore neighbouring islands and is the gateway to discovering even more of the wonders of the Outer Hebrides.

For a holiday to remember, Ceann an Loch Cottage ticks all the boxes.

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.

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00059-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Kershader 5.4 miles.

Balallan meaning Allan's Town, is a crofting township on Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Balallan is within the parish of Lochs. The township is the longest village, being four miles in Lewis, and also in northern Scotland. Straggled along the head of a long sea loch between Arivruach and Laxay, it formed due to a mixture of crofting along the loch shore and fishing. It sits at the head of Loch Erisort. Whether you are visiting the island to see the varied wildlife, the numerous historic sites, or just to get away from it all, you will never be far from scenic surroundings. Beautiful, remote and peaceful, the views are right on your doorstep. Also known as the Outer Hebrides, the Western Isles form a 130 miles arc running from north to south off the north-western coast of Scotland. Taken from north to south they include Lewis, North and South Harris, North Uist, Benbecula, South Uist and Barra.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. There is two charging points at Balallan Bistro for this if required Note: Please let us know prior to arrival if you wish the second bedroom to be made up as a twin. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter