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Taigh an Uillt

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


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely stay again at Taigh An Uillit."

    Has all the facilities required for a alarm comfortable stay and is in a stunning location. We will be back again next year.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "Taigh an Uillt is a beautiful house in a wonderful location."

    We have stayed several times now and love it there. John is so helpful and there is no better place to stay in Uig.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Sep 2023

  • "Taigh an Uillt is a fantastic property situated in the beautiful village of Kneep with easy access to the Kneep, Valtos and spectacular Reef beaches."

    John is a superb host and is always extremely helpful. We cannot recommend Taigh an Uillt enough having stayed here many times now.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely time in this cottage."

    The location is brilliant and the garden was perfect for our dog. The garden furniture was very much appreciated as we had very good weather. Access to the beautiful beach was great. There is a resident rat near the oil tank in the garden that we spotted a few times but it was not a problem for us. Just saying in case there are young children around. The only issues we had were minor. Larger towels would have been good and we definitely wanted more mugs. We thought there was a missed opportunity with regard to the size of the windows. Those in the sitting room could have been larger to take advantage of the lovely views. Thanks to John for a lovely comfortable week.

    Reviewed by Connie4.1May 2023

  • "We had a great holiday at John's cottage and we will return next year for another 2 weeks."

    Great to have conversations with real local folk and John is a marvellous host. On a point of business we have booked with "Sykes" but they have not confirmed our booking and deposit for next year. Ian and Isobel Short

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0May 2023

  • "Taigh an Uillt is a fantastic place to stay in the beautiful village of Kneep and John is so friendly and helpful."

    We have now stayed there 5 or 6 times and are already looking forward to going back.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Has everything you need for a home away from home. Location was perfect for us. Being able to look out the living room window and see the sea is just great. John was a very nice host, very friendly and knowledgeable about the island. Will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    I cannot recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely and very comfortable house which could cope with us arriving back after a day out in whatever the weather gave us - from boots covered in sand to wet walking gear."

    The area is beautiful, and we all thoroughly enjoyed the very quiet location offering a huge variety of walks. Many thanks, John, for such a reviving two weeks' stay.

    L UsherApr 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable house, with great facilities and well equipped kitchen, and very handy utility room for those sandy boots, short walk to beautiful beaches, a short drive to the local community shop, in all a throughly relaxing week."

    Hilditch FamilyOct 2019

  • "Another fantastic stay at Taigh an Uillt."

    Our second time although i have been coming to the area for a long time. We are booked again for next year. A week isn't long enough though. The house is beautiful, fresh and clean and very spacious.

    Dougie MorrisonSep 2019

  • "This is a beautiful house and John the owner is so helpful."

    I would highly recommend it and the area is just stunning.

    Dougie MorrisonSep 2019

  • "Very nice holiday bungalow with everything you need to spend a week."

    Beaches in walking distance, nice shop nearby. Very spacious rooms and the owner is very friendly. Highly recommend!

    Bart OttevaereAug 2019

  • "An excellent property - great location and everything provided for a very comfortable stay."

    Thank you to John for the warm welcome.

    David HullyJun 2019

  • "March 2018 - 11 degrees and sunny and calm all day!"

    Spent all afternoon on Riof Beach which has to be just about the most wonderful beach in the whole of the Hebrides. The sand is almost pure white and the sea a brilliant turquoise. The house is a home from home with everything you could need. It is one of the cleanest cottages I have stayed in - everything pristine. The Bhaltos area is fascinating and well rewards just wandering around. The loop walk all round the peninsula is worth doing if you get a good day. Definitely recommend. Watched a sea eagle for a while from the headland at Cliff beach.

    SherryNov 2018

  • "The bungalow was really clean and well presented."

    It was simple but with everything we needed. It was spacious, comfortable with lovely bathroom and kitchen. All the equipment was in good working order and seemed brand new. Also. John greeted us when we arrived and was really helpful and friendly. I loved the fact that each bedroom had a chair, tissues, lovely big wardrobe with nice hangers plus extra blankets if needed. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and appreciated returning each day after our walks and daytime visits around the island. We would not hesitate to recommend anyone to visit this property. We hope very much to return, in fact we were really sad to leave and wished we had booked to stay another week. We loved the peace and quiet, the sheep walking past the windows each day, the views, the short walks to what has to be the finest beaches in the world, the space. I would move in given half a chance !! I loved sitting at the kitchen table with the radio on looking at my guide books or doing a bit of sewing. It was superb.

    SallyNov 2018

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, blender, hairdryer
  • TV, DVD player, WiFi, a selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Tarmac area
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.9 miles, pub 36.1 miles away
  • Note: Please bring your own linen for the travel cot
  • Note: The tarmac is not enclosed, please consider this when booking

The property

Timsgearraidh 4.1 miles.

Resting in Uigen near Timsgerraidh, on the Isle of Lewis and enjoying the sand, sea and scenic mountains, the charming cottage of Taigh an Uillt really does have it all when it comes to a Hebridean getaway.

Perfect for a family or group of friends and pet-friendly too, this property is a great place to base your adventure.

Overlooking a scattering of lush headlands across a clear blue bay, you will find convenient off-road parking, perfect for unpacking.

Be welcomed into this single-storey cottage by a spacious sitting room, where a glowing woodburning stove adds a homely warmth to the area; settle down on one of the three leather sofas, watch TV or browse the books on local interest.

Following on from the sitting room a stylish kitchen/diner is fitted with all the household appliances you will need to cook up a storm and impress your guests, and a central dining table to bring guests together to enjoy a heart-warming meal and take part in the games provided.

Every family member will be presented with a charming place to snuggle up after a long day of beachcombing, and there are several homely, decorated bedrooms to choose from: a king-size with storage, a twin and a single room perfect for children.

If you are chilly from the Outer Hebrides air, this is not a problem, with an amply fitted bathroom ready to help eliminate any sand and mud.

Outside, have breakfast on the lawn whilst your four-legged friend reclines in the sunshine, with spectacular views of the surroundings.

Make your way down to the local sandy beach, visible from the house, and take your kayaks out on the water, beachcomb with your pets or even try out wild swimming.

Around the bay there will be stunning wildlife such as redshanks, otters, red deer, and golden eagles, and more sandy beaches at Uig Bay and Reef to explore, as well as more inland hill hikes.

Further from the house you will find restaurants such as The Edge café at Aird Uig, overlooking the impressive cliffs and out across the Atlantic Ocean, Uig community store offering essentials whilst you can head over to the nearby village of Timsgearraidh to find a selection of shops, a pub and cafes for refreshments, or there is the option of visiting Stornoway for bars and refreshments, trying out some of the local craft and produce stores as you head over to Abhainn Dearg distillery for tours and tasters.

There is a huge variety of local archaeological and geological sites available to visit including Calanais Standing Stones, Lewis Castle grounds, Norse Mill and Kiln, Whalebone Arch and walks through Stiomrabhaigh and Dun Borranish.

Whether you are looking for a beach walk, action-packed watersports or historical landmarks, a stay at Taigh an Uillt is sure to be one you and your family will remember.

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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 your own linen for the travel cot. Note: The tarmac is not enclosed, please consider this when booking. 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter