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Old Mission Hall

Cromore, Isle of Lewis, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 14263)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage looks lovely in the photos but the reality on arriving far exceeds expectations."

    It is welcoming, exceptionally well equipped, each room extremely comfortable and the welcome pack was amazing. The owner has certainly gone the extra mile to ensure that guests and their dogs are made to feel very welcome. It was difficult to tear ourselves away on leaving day. I would like to add that the lady who looks after the cottage is extremely helpful, friendly and approachable.

    Oh, thank you for your generous words, Rachel. I'm very pleased you enjoyed your stay, and the dogs did too. I hope you got to see the splendid landscapes and beaches throughout the islands. And I am agreed: our caretaker =is= absolutely the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2022

  • "A wonderful place to stay!"

    Spotlessly clean, comfortable and welcoming. The location on the loch side is idyllic. Enclosed garden useful for dog owners. Really, couldn’t be improved, a fabulous holiday.

    Thank you, Kirsty, for your kind words. It sounds as if you and your pup had a lovely stay, and we hope you'll be able to return to our beautiful island in years to come. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KirstyMay 2022

  • "Yet another fantastic stay at The Old Mission Hall."

    The house is so well equipped it really is a home from home. The location is perfect for visiting all areas in Lewis and Harris. Can’t wait to return for another visit!

    As always, Joanne, we're delighted to have you stay. Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation."

    Very central location. Karis was invaluable with help and advice during our stay. Think it’s one of the best places I’ve stayed in with Sykes. Everything and more that you need for a great holiday. Highly recommended.

    Many thanks for your comment, Teresa! We're very pleased you enjoyed your holiday, and trust that your pup did too. It's canine heaven here with wildlife to watch! Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaApr 2022

  • "Very accurate description which was matched by reality."

    Wonderful welcome hamper and everything which followed worked really well for us.

    Thanks for your kind words. We're happy you enjoyed your stay on the island. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeMar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at the Old Mission Hall cottage."

    The cottage itself was cute, clean and had everything that we needed and more. The owner of the cottage is lovely and the caretaker has high standards of cleaners. The surroundings are amazing and we got the peace and quiet that we were looking for. Overall, we were really happy with the whole experience.

    Thank you for your kind words! We really appreciate the feedback, and are glad to know your stay was peaceful and pleasant. We hope you'll be able to return to the Isle of Lewis one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DeniseDec 2021

  • "Great, well equipped cottage, very comfortable, the lighting was very poor, dim and gloomy, we found it difficult to read."

    Thank you for your comment. We have now increased the wattage in the lights (and then added a dimmer for guests who prefer not quite so bright). We appreciate your input, which helps us to improve our facility. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "If heaven is a place on earth then Old Mission Hall, Cromore is it !"

    The owners have thought if everything to make your holiday perfect and Karis the Housekeeper is the best housekeeper in the world, I actually had to double take when I arrived with my dogs as the house was so clean I thought I might have misread that pets were allowed ! Location is idyllic and shower gets 10/10, best cottage we’ve ever stayed in, in 30 years of renting cottages.

    Thank you for your kind comment! We hope your pups enjoyed their stay too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SophieAug 2021

  • "Wonderfully quiet and beautiful location at the edge of a loch in an isolated community."

    The Mission hall is superbly fitted out and fully equipped for a comfortable stay.

    Thank you for your nice comment, and we're glad you had a pleasant stay. The village is indeed a lovely place, and we do our best for our guests' comfort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "The location and cottage are beautiful."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable, beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard. There was a beautiful ‘welcome hamper’ on arrival. Although my holiday was marred by a sore back the owners and caretaker went out of their way to help and did a lot more than anyone could expect to improve the situation. We were so impressed we have booked again for next year. Can’t praise them enough. Evelyn & Jack Cumming

    Thank you for your very kind comment! We hope you're better and will be able to stride around the hills, lochs and beaches on your next visit. Be well, stay safe! Property Owner

    Reviewed by EvelynJun 2021

  • "If you want complete peace and tranquility this is the place for you."

    Sit on the veranda in the garden all you can hear are the sounds of nature. Cuckoos calling across the valley every day, herons,cormorants and merganser fishing on the loch outside the bedroom windows. The welcome pack was the best I have ever had and the place was spotless. The owners have thought of everything from binoculars and bird books to telescope, reference books, novels, dvds, music centre, lots of games, every cleaning product you could imagine. There was not a single cooking utensil that we might want that wasn’t provided. It is without doubt best equipped cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cosy comfortable cottage, spotless on arrival with a generous welcome pack."

    Kitted out with everything you could possibly need & more. Location is idyllic and the bedroom & conservatory have spectacular views. Very dog friendly the most comfortable we have felt with our dog at a cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & wished it was longer!!

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2021

  • "Excellent all round, superb location, friendly help from owner/manager and wonderful wider area."

    Reviewed by RSep 2019

  • "Old Mission Hall is in an absoutely stunning lochside location, with an abundance of birdlife and rumours of a local otter."

    The cottage is adorable, with a lovely cosy bathroom, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, brilliantly equipped kitchen (spice rack included!) and a gorgeous warm conservatory from which to overlook the loch. The bedroom is spacious with a very comfortable bed. A back door from the bedroom leads onto lochside decking, a great place for a beer in the sunshine! The best welcome pack I've seen awaited our arrival. Old Mission Hall is a fantastic base for exploring both north into Lewis and south into Harris. In the area we found plenty of walks to take on the walkhighlands website. We saw maybe a dozen golden eagles, a sea eagle, a couple of otters, a basking shark (at Renish point), a merlin and numerous deer and seals. We found tasty treats at Croft 36, Taste'n'Sea truck stop and at the Harris and Lewis smokehouse in Stornoway. I cannot recommend Old Mission Hall highly enough. We were heartbroken to be leaving at the end of an amazing week!

    Reviewed by EleanorSep 2019

  • "The Old Mission Hall cottage is amazing place for holiday."

    Peace and quiet place, amazing view from the garden Cottage is equipped very well, comfy bed

    Reviewed by SylwiaAug 2019

  • "The Cottage was great very warm and comfortable in fact we had to switch the heating off."

    The location was great and the views brilliant.We have been coming to the Isle of Lewis for the last 5 years so have done most of the attractions but love the beaches the most, or should I say our dogs love the beaches the most,we spent most of our time on the beach at Tolsta and walking around Cromore. We would like to thank Karen for the welcome pack one of the best we have ever received at a cottage, we would also like to thank you for allowing us to take our 3 dogs who loved it. We would highly recommend this cottage and will be back in the future.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2019

  • "The Old Missionhall was excellent and provided a wonderful restful experience."

    The house is superbly equipped, spotlessly clean, a comfortable bed and the best welcome pack we have ever seen. Karen is clearly a superbe housekeeper and was excellent whenever we called her.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location and was presented to a high standard."

    The booking process was straight forward and we were given excellent instructions and directions about how to locate the cottage.

    Reviewed by ShaneApr 2019

  • "What a lovely house and it had everything including a wonderful view."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Birgitte ThunboApr 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Very spacious, had everything we needed to enjoy our stay. The well equipped kitchen made cooking for ourselves easy. The welcome pack of milk, butter, bread and cake was an especially lovely touch. Perfect location for exploring the island.

    Reviewed by LisaSep 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at The Old Mission Hall."

    It was our first time on Lewis and Harris and we managed to tour the length and breadth of the islands. The property is in an excellent location and it was always a pleasure to return to what we knew was a warm and comfortable cottage, with everything we needed. The description of the property was very accurate and even if you chose to stay in and relax the views are magnificent. The peace and quiet was just what we needed. If you want a good nights sleep and wake up when you are ready and do as much or as little as you want on a beautiful island this is the place for you. The only thing we could have wished for is that we had booked up 2 weeks instead of 1. There is still more we need to do so hope to return in the future. Many Thanks for adding this property to Sykes website.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "Superb holiday rental- extremely comfortable well equipped and warm."

    Great location, and would strongly reccomend a stay here.

    Reviewed by MirandaAug 2018

  • "A lovely quiet location."

    Great cottage. Fantastic shower, better than the average holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by MirandaJul 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage couldn't be bettered"

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2018

  • "Nice location by the loch but not very secluded."

    Neighbouring cottage with motorbikes did cause disturbance. House not cleaned thoroughly enough.

    Reviewed by SJun 2018

  • "Cottage is beautiful and the photos don’t do it justice."

    Good for anyone who has mobility problems. Welcome pack was excellent best one I have experienced with my bookings of accommodation. The caretaker family near by were very helpful without being intrusive. Dogs had a brilliant time and was a dog friendly cottage. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by JackieJun 2018

  • "The cottage is really lovely in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2018

  • "Super cottage in a great location on a wonderful island."

    Reviewed by LeslieMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Great welcome pack which we appreciated. Plenty of space for the two of us. Very comfortable. We had a wee problem with the freezer that the manager sorted with minimum fuss very quickly.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2017

  • "The beautiful landscape of Lewis was breathtaking our cottage at old mission hall was way beyond what we expected."

    Had everything and more than we needed. Also got a welcome pack of food when we arrived which was a lovely surprise

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2017

  • "The Old Mission Hall is a beautiful property to stay in."

    The location is so pretty and quiet. We were left a welcome pack and also local Salmon in the freezer. In fact it was so nice we didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Lewis and Harris are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by SueJun 2017

  • "We couldn't fault anything about this holiday."

    We booked this beautiful cottage for 2 weeks and it exceeded our expections in every aspect. The manager's daughter lives next door and it was lovely having her and her family next door. She made us feel part of the community and happily chatted with about Lewis way of life and her family (this was by no means intrusive in our holiday). We love the location of this cottage and it was ideal place from which to visit ALL corners of the islands (Lewis, Harris, Scalpay and Great Bernera) which we did, discovering amazing beaches at the end of every road. We were also blessed with the most amazing weather for the whole 2 weeks we were there in October. We have come with wonderful memories and staying in this cottage was one of them

    Reviewed by EileenOct 2016

  • "Best equipped holiday cottage, dog friendly would definitely recommend."

    Spectacular views from the conservatory stunning area to explore.

    Reviewed by IreneSep 2016

  • "The cottage was superb,well equipped and comfortable,the location breathtaking."

    The fishing was outstanding as was the walking(note you need stout well made walking boots!)As a location for seeing the south of Lewis and Harris it would be difficult to beat.The WiFi worked (unlike most holiday homes) and there is a tv with freesat but we did'nt turn it on as you want to be outside all the time.It was far and away the best cottage holiday we have had.The dog loved the beaches and hillwalking . All in all we want to return as soon as possible.Thank you all involved with the Old Mission Hall.

    Reviewed by MartinSep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed
  • Utility
  • Conservatory with sofa bed.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Decked area with furniture
  • Side lawned garden with furniture
  • Free fishing on Loch Cromore available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles, pub 10 miles
  • Note: The cottage has direct access to the loch, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Max
  • 3 adults only or max. 2 adults and 2 children.

The property

Cromore 1.5 miles.

A charming, stone-built cottage nestled peacefully beside pretty Loch Cromore on the stunning Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.

This Hebrides cottage has been tastefully furnished, and boasting lovely views, it provides a perfect, romantic getaway for those looking to enjoy the remote yet rich beauty of the area.

The king-size double bedroom has French doors that open out to a private deck, an ideal place for a quiet evening drink, and the open plan living area benefits from a welcoming woodburner and a very well-equipped kitchen.

The bright and airy conservatory offers an additional tranquil space, a great place for reading or birdwatching.

Outside this Western Isle cottage is a gate that leads to a natural promontory that stretches into the loch, a beautiful, serene spot where you will find seating for unwinding or trout fishing, and a private path for short and relaxed walks.

Just six miles from your Isle of Lewis cottage in Kershader is a friendly cafe and a community shop and ten miles away in Sildinis is a traditional inn serving quality pub food.

This Hebrides cottage is ideally located for touring the Isle of Lewis, and a visit to the mystical Callanish Standing Stones, situated on the west coast, is a must.

A short drive south brings you to the Isle of Harris, which provides breathtaking mountains, and fabulous sandy beaches at Luskentyre and Scarista.

These islands offer a truly spectacular and relaxing getaway, so book this romantic cottage on the Isle of Lewis today for your Hebrides holiday.

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About the location

CROMORE

Stornoway 27 miles.

Settled along the coast of the Isle of Lewis, between Loch Cromore and Loch Erisort, the small but friendly crofting township of Cromore is isolated, yet thriving with the undisturbed beauty of the wild Outer Hebrides. Once only accessible by sea, this former fishing village offers footpaths that trail through breathtaking scenery, home to an abundance of wildlife including native nesting sea birds. To the west of the village you can discover the weatherworn ruins of the 16th century church of St Columba that look out to sea. There are plenty of fishing opportunities, whether your preference is for the waves or the calmer lochs, and local amenities including a pub serving traditional food, a village shop and a café are within a short drive away. Stornoway, the only town in the Outer Hebrides, can be reached within an hour’s drive, offering a working harbour and a fantastic array of shops and award-winning restaurants serving local food.

Note: Max. 3 adults only or max. 2 adults and 2 children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas