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Taigh Eachainn

(Ref. 1110810)

Bhaltos near Timsgearraidh, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property in beautiful, peaceful surroundings."

    For us this was the perfect holiday and we could have stayed here for ever!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2024

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful week-long stay here in April and could not have asked for a more comfortable or better situated place to stay!"

    The setting is absolutely stunning, near a secluded beach and beautiful Reef beach, and not far from Uig. The cottage is lovely; homely and well-equipped, with everything you could need. A lovely shelter on windy or rainy days and a super base all round. The owners made us feel so welcome with our young family and provided a cot for our small baby and some crayons for our 5 year old, which she loved! The welcome basked was also much appreciated (oatcakes and shortbread demolished very quickly!). The WiFi was patchy but we didn’t expect otherwise for the location, and quite enjoyed the digital detox. We hope to return in the near future and couldn’t recommend it highly enough!

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage a stones throw from the beautiful beach and harbour would hope to visit again."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A delightful well equipped cottage in a fantastic location"

    Thank you, glad you enjoyed your stay in Taigh Eachainn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean the facilities were good (the week previous to our first week there were guests using both houses and they had moved many of the kitchen utensils."

    The owner messaged me to check we had all we should have and arranged for us to access missing utensils).

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Jul 2023

  • "I would highly recommend staying at Taigh Eachainn cottage."

    A stone throw away from a beautiful beach , safe, and spotless. Taigh Eachainn cottage was cleaned to a high standard, the beds were the best we have slept in, when renting a cottage. The kitchen was well equipped, however come prepared, with kitchen utensils, (kitchen roll, kitchen foil , extra bin liners etc) for self catering. This was just a small thing and did not spoil out holiday. We will certainly return to Lewis and Harris.

    Dear Fiona, we am sorry you were disappointed not to find kitchen roll, foil or cling film. We do not provide these.They are readily available in the local shop. We normally aim to provide 2 bin and compost bags and if this was not the case I can only apologise. As far as kitchen utensils are concerned, we hope you enjoyed the wide range from food processor, kitchen scales, pizza cutter through to cake tins. Best wishes, Jane and Norman Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in an absolutely stunning location."

    The view from the garden is amazing. We have had a fantastic week away, fantastic bird life right on your doorstep. We travelled to Tiumpan Head to see Minke Whales, Porpoise and Dolphins. The cottage has all you need and the beds are very comfortable, bathrooms spotless, shower was great. The only thing we would change and it didn’t spoil our holiday one bit was the sofa in the lounge which wasn’t very comfortable. We will be recommending this cottage to any friends who wish to visit Lewis.

    We’re glad you had a good time. One of the sofas in the sitting room is also a sofa bed which others have found useful for extra accommodation. This is probably the one you found uncomfortable. Best wishes Jane and Norman Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula4.7May 2023

  • "The property was ideal, great location and very well maintained."

    The property was well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Would have no hesitation on going back to this property in the future! Loved our stay at Taigh Eachainn - 10/10

    Thank you for this very positive review and glad that you enjoyed your stay Best wishes Jane and Norman Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2023

  • "This is one of those cottages that you really don't want to give a glowing reference for because you won't be able to get it again."

    .. but the location in Bhaltos, with virtually your own white sand beach and the glorious bigger beaches of cliff and reef a stones throw away ... is nigh on perfect. As a paddleboarder, the bay and islands are a joy to tour round... and there's a garage where you can store your kit ... and a hose to rinse it off. The cottage itself was spotless and very well equipped... the Uig community shop stocks everything you really need (inc click and collect of essentials) and was very friendly. The Uig Sands restaurant was great... but you do need to book well in advance. All in all... a fantastic stay

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2023

  • "We loved the house!"

    ! It was cozy and restful. The kitchen had everything we needed and was very well organized to allow us to cook while there. The house instructions were very clear and the owner was very responsive when we had a question. We were sad to leave after 3 days and will definitely be back. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2023

  • "A welcome return to a favoured home in a favourite spot."

    Alan And EricaJan 2023

  • "Brilliant holiday in our favoured place."

    Great Cottage!

    Colin And MegOct 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage!"

    MelSep 2022

  • "Excellent house, wonderful scenery"

    Duncan And SueSep 2022

  • "We loved the house and found it welcoming and comfortable."

    The owners were easy to contact and left a delicious collection of home made marmalade, biscuits and fudge for us. It felt as if they wanted to make sure their guests had a good experience. Its situation just 2 minutes from the beach was perfect for our keen swimmers. A lovely house in a lovely peaceful township.we would certainly consider returning another time.

    Reviewed by Freda4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable house"

    Peter And BridgetAug 2022

  • "A well equipped, spotless, welcoming house, very close to the local beaches."

    Very peaceful and greatly enjoyed by the 4 of us on our first visit to the Isles of Lewis and Harris.

    L CargillJun 2022

  • "Couldn't have been more comfortable in this lovely home."

    Donnie And SandraApr 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage a short stroll from a gorgeous beach."

    The cottage was superb - well appointed/set out and cozy. We had dogs with us so the entrance vestibule was great for leaving the dog paraphernalia as well as coats/boots etc. A super kitchen/dining area with all mod cons and a lovely sitting room with log burner. One of the nicest cottages I’ve stayed in over the years. The owners were also super at providing all sorts of helpful information on the cottage and surrounding area. Will definitely return

    Ishbel HugginsJun 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well-equipped house in a delightful location."

    Carmel And MarianMay 2021

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  • Upstairs: 1 x super-king-size bed (can be made up as two singles), 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, blender, hairdryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Electric convection heating, power and stove fuel starter pack included in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request (please bring own cot linen)
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed gravel area with small fenced grass area behind the property
  • Pet-friendly, sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.8 miles, pub 36 miles
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot Please note: This property can be booked with property ref: 1114845 to sleep 8 Property is 1 min walk from the beautiful white sandy beach

The property

Bhaltos 3.9 miles.

Settled into the seaside village of Miavaig, near Uig on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, you will find the quaint seaside cottage of Taigh Eachainn.

With enchanting scenic views, this property can be rented along with the neighbouring property Taigh Tharmoid Ruaidh and is perfect for families who love nothing more than to feel the wild sea breeze on their skin and explore the unbroken countryside.

A spacious sitting room welcomes you home after a long day spent at the beach, two sofas and a woodburning stove assist relaxation and warm your feet as you plan your next adventure.

Find yourself in the kitchen/diner when stomachs start to rumble, cleanly decorated and the perfect place for a social family meal, cook together using the well fitted kitchen supplying all of the home comforts that you will need before setting the table and enjoying your meal.

Follow the winding staircase to the first-floor, discovering a super-king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom, both are loft rooms with gently sloping ceilings and a soft grey carpet floor, tweed rugs reflecting the seaside vibes and storage, as well as a view over the bay. When in need of relaxation take a soak in the bath, enjoying the lovely tiles furnishing the area, or grab a quick shower in the ground-floor shower room before you head outdoors.

Outside you will find parking for one car, and an enclosed gravel garden where you can see the bay below.

Within a short walk you will find yourself at the local bay, perfect for catching up on some reading in the sunshine after a picnic, beach combing or enjoying wild swimming and watersports with your family, or embark on hikes across the local area.

Venture a little further to find the famously white sandy beaches of Reef and Uig bay or enjoy a meal at one of the local cafes and bars, before stocking up on essentials at Uig village store.

33.5 miles away you will find Stornoway, with a greater selection of bars and shops, as well as local craft shops and galleries, a museum presenting a history of the local culture, or head to one of the many archaeological sites of interest including Calanais Standing Stones.

Throughout the isle of Lewis, you will also take note of the beautiful wildlife, ranging from red deer and ringed plovers to white tailed eagles and golden eagles.

If you wish to sample local flavours, head over to the distillery at Abhainn Dearg for tours and tasters.

With so many different places to explore, the Isle of Lewis is the perfect place for you to begin your family getaway to Scotland, and where better to stay then Taigh Eachainn.

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 D

EPC Rating: Band D

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00452-F

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: Please bring own linen for travel cot. Note: Taigh Tharmoid Ruaidh and Taigh Eachainn are two Hebridean cottages which make up 28 Bhaltos, which can be let either individually or together. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.

Please note: This property can be booked together with 1114845

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas