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Old Mission Hall

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Cromore, Isle of Lewis, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "An absolute gem."

    In 30 yrs of self catering in Scotland this rates as the best accommodation we have rented. Superb location in a secluded area, extremely well equipped & really comfortable. Clearly, a lot of thought & care has gone into providing a home from home. Received a very warm welcome from neighbours, Karen & Andy, who had ensured everything was spotlessly clean & in order. Pleasing to find a good library of local & historic books, which gave a real flavour of the area. Also pleasing to find a property which was so accommodating of dogs. Local area was really interesting, & all locals spoken to were really helpful, including Dennis the postie ! Thanks for providing such a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2024

  • "It’s a beautiful place."

    If u want to just relax from everyday life this is definitely the place. Unfortunately we ad nothing but rain which stopped use going for walks but at least the views was nice. Everything u need in the property. Totally relaxed. We loved it.

    Thank you for your kind review! The village and the whole island are lovely, we agree. Sorry about the Scottish weather, but hope you get better luck on your next adventure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine L5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was a lovely cottage, perfect for two and the dog."

    Very well presented with nothing left out, there was even a canine first aid kit. i would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a place to stay on the Isle of Lewis.

    Pauline, thank you for your kind words. I'm happy you enjoyed your stay and very importantly that your pup did too. Best wishes for your next trip to the island. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2023

  • "This has to be the best holiday we've had."

    The location is stunning and the attention to detail within the cottage, not to mention the impeccable cleanliness! Is second to none! We will not stay anywhere else again when visiting the islands. A week wasn't nearly enough and we didn't want to leave. My husband caught a lovely brown trout which we cooked for dinner and the Lobster and Oysters we cooked freshly caught, from Stornoway, were amazing! I loved the little touches even for our dog Bonnie. Right down to leads and canine first aid kit! How thoughtful. We spent hours sitting on the decking by the water. So calming and we were lucky enough to witness the blue moon which shone beautifully on the Loch. Thank you for making our holiday so special. We will return.

    Thank you so much, Debbie! (Sorry to be a bit slow in responding.) I'm very happy you had a nice relaxing stay and hope that Bonnie enjoyed herself too. Very important that the pups have a nice time, as well as the fishermen. I hope your next adventure will be as good. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in an idyllic location on loch edge ."

    I spent a very happy week here pottering around the village and also further afield around Lewis .

    Thank you, Karen. I'm happy to hear your stay was good. Pottering is what we do best in our wee village. Come back one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "We’re just home from a fantastic week at Old Mission Hall."

    The directions and general information pack we were sent ahead of our stay were very helpful and contained lots of helpful tips for our stay. The cottage itself was tucked away down a track with ample parking available. The cottage and garden is very private, in no way overlooked and has a beautiful view over the loch. The unenclosed part of the garden featured a regular pair of sheep visitors who accessed the space from the loch who were very entertaining! Watch out for the sheep pop they leave though! The cottage itself is incredibly well equipped - and the welcome basket was lovely. It also had all the things which are so often missing in self catered stays but make a stay so much more comfortable. A kitchen with proper trays and knives, and tin foil etc. And a dog friendly cottage that felt actually friendly from than just tolerating - doggy bowls, poo bags, a spare crate etc. Apologies for any sane we left as we had daily trips to different beautiful beaches! The place was very well appointed for all your practical needs as well - good water pressure for the shower, lots of sockets and spare chargers, internet and a smart tv for watching on an evening. We were blessed with some good weather in our week - which did mean that like all conservatories, it got a bit warm in there! A lovely stay in a lovely cottage - thanks for having us.

    Thank you, Emma, for your kind words. Sorry about the sheep visitors! I hope they didn't bother your pup... their owner has been alerted and we'll see whether we can improve the fences this winter. Honestly though some sheep are amazing jumpers considering how block-y and bulky they are. I'm glad you had a good holiday, enjoyed the beautiful beaches, and I hope you'll be back someday to revisit our lovely island. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely Fabulous again."

    Clean and comfortable. Everything you need and more. Someone commented about being over looked, well if you have a helicopter and binoculars then maybe, seriously peaceful and secluded. We never once shut the curtains. Would highly recommend this beautiful place.

    Thank you, Anita! I hope your holiday was lovely and as you say, peaceful. Welcome back, and all of Cromore would be happy to see you again another year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Thank you, Peter -- we're happy that you enjoyed your stay. I hope your travels to home were safe and pleasant. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Old Mission Hall is perfectly described, in a stunning secluded location ideally situated to see as much as possible of this beautiful island there is plenty of space for parking and we had no issues at all."

    This is, without doubt, the most well-equipped cottage we have ever stayed in and there have been many, it was also spotless - thank you to your wonderful housekeeper Karis - you deserve a pay rise ;). The welcome pack was amazing again the best we have ever received. The decking at the rear was perfect for relaxing or eating outside (we were lucky enough to sit out every evening and watch the local wildlife) and the conservatory was a perfect location to watch the setting sun/wildlife. There is even a spotting scope which is a fantastic addition. We were blessed with amazing weather but the cottage has loads of touches that would make days enjoyable if the weather wasn't so kind from books to board games cd player tv etc. Internet connection is perfectly adequate and allowed us to do all we needed (if you want a high-speed connection don't holiday in rural Scotland!) The addition of a landline gives security in the event connection/signal drops though we had no issues at all. We brought some basic food items with us and filled the car before our ferry but honestly wish we hadn't bothered as fuel was cheaper on the island and food prices were comparable with the mainland's, two large supermarkets in Stornoway, and loads of 'local smaller shops' meant we got everything we needed. A beautiful bathroom with an amazing shower and a lovely comfortable bed made this wonderful cottage in a perfect location one of the most amazing holidays we have ever had, Thankyou

    Ah, thank you for an amazing review, Alma. I'm very pleased you had a pleasant holiday. Indeed, Karis is wonderful and deserves all pay rises! I'm happy to hear the Starlink internet worked well for you (whatever one thinks of Mr. Musk, this product is great). We do keep the landline for backup. It's surprising to hear food prices were comparable to the mainland, I hope you found the seafood shop on the quay in Stornoway. And how good that you had great weather. All in all, I hope that someday you'll come back to enjoy the beautiful Isle of Lewis. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alma5.0Jun 2023

  • "We have just returned from Old mission hall."

    Had a fantastic holiday made all the better by the wonderful location and comfort of the cottage. Fully furnished with all the things you could ask for. We particularly enjoyed the quiet and tranquility of the village and the positioning of the property. We sat on the balcony watching the birds on the loch for hours. It was great that the rear garden was enclosed so our medium sized dog was able to run around out there.

    Thank you for your pleasant review, Sheila. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed yourselves. It's especially pleasing to hear that your pup enjoyed the stay! Best wishes for a good rest of the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a most enjoyable holiday at the Old Mission Hall."

    Accommodation is very comfortable and extremely well equipped. We were blessed with dry weather and only light winds with no midges! A very good choice for a stay on Lewis.

    Thank you, Marjorie, for your kind words. A happy Scottish holiday is one with no midgies! We appreciate your staying with us and wish you all the best for future holidays. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0May 2023

  • "We spent 2 weeks at the cottage and the only down side was at the end of the 2 weeks coming home."

    Peace and tranquil absolutely perfect. How anyone could criticise this I have no idea. And the welcome basket from Ceris was most welcome. Thank you so so much

    Thank you, Alistair, for your review. Our housekeeper chooses the welcome baskets and does a wonderful job (we are so lucky!). I'm happy to hear your holiday was good. Peace and quiet are our best assets. Thanks again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week here, the accommodation is fantastic it exceeded our expectations."

    The bed was very comfortable, great shower, and there was a very well equipped kitchen. The views were beautiful and we often sat out on an evening to enjoy the peace and tranquillity. The whole place was immaculately clean, the welcome package was fantastic, the best one we've had, such a lovely touch. It had such a homely feel we really didn't want to leave. I couldn't recommend it highly enough. Many Thanks.

    Thank you, Claire, for your kind words, which are much appreciated. Thanks are due to housekeeper Karis who selects the welcome basket and does a great job with everything. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay on the island and hope to welcome you back someday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "We had 2 wk's at Old Mission Hall, we were very dis-appointed, the website description is inaccurate, 'ample off road parking' - you actually park on a public turning area directly outside the cottage front door, and anger the locals who use it as a turning area, or park in one of the many large puddles which were present outside the cottage throughout our 2 week tenure - We only found this out when we were parked directly outside the front door, an irate local in a pickup truck with trailer shouted, that where I was parked was in a 'public turning area' - not what anyone wants to hear when on holiday!"

    [What looks like was once a concrete 'hardstanding' for parking Vehicle's at the cottage, now has a Shed, Oil tank, and several large boulders on it preventing vehicles parking there] The website description ought to make this clear and tell you to bring wellies with you - if it rain's you'll be parking in large water puddles!! The photo's on the website fail to show that the cottage is overlooked by the large house next door, [some of the photo's showing the cottage on the website must have been taken from next door's garden!] I couldn't find this house on any map, when I looked on a 1: 25000 scale OS map BEFORE booking the cottage, the OS map shows a similar sized building to Mission hall [probably next doors garage], not something 4x the size of the cottage with a gated drive, garage etc etc. We were expecting an isolated cottage, this certainly ain't isolated. The cottage access lane was almost blocked off/hidden the day we arrived 'in a very heavy rainstorm', by a boat on a trailer parked outside the first house on the lane, which made access very difficult, the access lane was also blocked during our stay by visitors to the house next door , who parked on the single track lane, had we wanted to go out in our car, we would have had to ask them to move - all 3 of them!! There was no cottage central heating other than pressing the +1 hour button on the cottage heating controller [which turned it on for 1 hour only], there was no thermostat to control the central heating in the cottage. [I suspect CH was either turned down to minimum or controlled via the internet] the only other way to heat the cottage was a log burner - again this had no way to control the burning of the logs, which quickly made the temperature very hot in the lounge, each large log only lasted for ~20 mins or so, Most cottages have log burners, but this one is awful, no control over the log burning at all, some log burners would allow one of these logs burn for hours and control the heat output - not this one:( There was no cupboard for storing [our 2 weeks' worth of] food, every cupboard/drawer/shelf, had 'stuff' in, or on it. The cottage kitchen & bedroom is well equipped, the king-size bed is very comfortable, but the cottage has far too much unnecessary 'stuff which gets in the way' for a holiday rental IMO. The sofa bed in the glass conservatory, had not been cleaned, the fitted sheet looked like a dog had been sleeping on it, the dirty paw prints and dog hairs were testament to that. We washed the fitted sheet, we wanted to sleep under the stars in the conservatory, however no central heating control, and cold outside temperatures, made this impossible during our stay:( The plusnet internet, at 40kbs [slower than UK 'dialup' of 20 years ago] I suspect had been speed limited?? Every time I checked the connection speed it came back at 40kbs - I wasn't able to check our email for the 2 weeks we were there, the email site just 'timed out' There's no Vodafone or O2 mobile signal either at the cottage, neither of these are major points IMO but if internet is advertised in the cottage description, most people then expect it to work at a usable speed - 40kbs certainly isn't usable. The grassy area outside the cottage had several large tumps of disgusting dog poo - yuch- welcome to Old Mission hall - woof woof!! The 'welcome' basket was one of the best we've ever received, shame the rest of the cottage wasn't up to this standard, I suggest the owners [who live in USA] book the cottage unannounced to check the above out issues for themselves. I wish previous renters of this cottage had mentioned some of these points above - we definitely wouldn't have booked 'Old Mission Hall'. We've used Sykes cottages many times - usually the reviews are fair, I can't believe previous renters had not had similar experiences and mentioned them in their reviews of Old Mission Hall. > However for those people thinking of visiting Isle of Lewis, I can thoroughly recommend the island - we'll be back, just not at Old Mission Hall.

    Thank you, Mal, for your very extensive remarks which are unique in our experience. I am quite surprised that upon finding the cottage so unsatisfactory that you stayed two full weeks, and that your publication here is the first that I have heard of your concerns. Had I been contacted I would certainly have been pleased to let you go away immediately, with a refund. I'll address what I can. The central heating controls are located in the entry, and instructions for it are on page 3 of our visitor guide sent to you ten days before your stay; detailed instructions are in the large book on the shelf nearby. Neither the modem nor the thermostat are controlled by internet. The internet speed is what is available in our rural area as explained on page 7 of the visitor guide; I do not have trouble with access, writing as I am now from that very same internet. I apologize for not cleaning up after some other dog and am puzzled by your reference to the sofa bed. The house over the hill next door does not overlook the property unless you climb its roof. I shall talk to "the locals" about use of our private lane. The area in front of the cottage is also private land, although we allow the postie to turn around there. We hope that you'll find some other less "dis-appointing" place to stay if you come back to the Isle of Lewis Property Owner

    Reviewed by M1.6Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    We have already booked for next year.

    Thanks for your kind words -- safe travels and we hope you'll enjoy a future stay too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita4.7Sep 2022

  • "Another excellent stay at The Old Mission Hall ( our 3rd stay now) We thoroughly enjoyed our stay , as previously , but this time we had the best weather that Lewis could offer with perfect weather every day."

    Lovely to find any little extras that you may need are still provided i.e an excellent selection of cleaning products - useful to keep the cottage perfect during our stay, just as we find it. Thanks for the welcome pack , especially the fresh eggs which were delicious. We again really appreciated the peace and quiet and wonderful views. We love the light and colours of he island, friendly people and the range of talents and crafts are inspirational, Love to return in the future as are missing it already. Many Thanks.

    Kathleen, thanks so much for your wonderful note. We're always glad to see you. I'm glad too that the weather cooperated, and hope you got in a few nice walks. All good wishes for another return some day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Old Mission Hall."

    It had everything we needed for a get away from it all holiday. Just to wake up to those views each morning was an uplift! Very cosy.

    Many thanks for your kind words. We appreciate hearing that you were comfortable in the cottage and enjoyed the beautiful Isle of Lewis. Hope you can come back one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time, everything you needed was provided and more, tranquil, relaxing, beautiful views, lovely garden with wildlife every morning, our dog settled so well and loved relaxing in the conservatory, washing machine and tumble dryer was an excellent bonus there was nothing you could fault about this amazing cottage it may have been a bit far from things but when you get everything you need for a wonderful holiday travelling was OK."

    We are hoping to return again.

    Thank you for your lovely review! We're happy you enjoyed your stay (especially your dog!) and hope you are able to return to our beautiful island soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, comfortable and well presented, with a delightful welcome pack of goodies."

    We had an amazing time and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the cottage or the lovely island of Lewis

    Reviewed by Evelyn5.0Jun 2022

  • "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 Paul5.0May 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 Kirsty5.0May 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 Joanne5.0Apr 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 Teresa5.0Apr 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 Mike5.0Mar 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 Denise5.0Dec 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 Michael4.4Sep 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 Sophie5.0Aug 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 Anthony5.0Jun 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 Evelyn5.0Jun 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 Anne5.0May 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 Amanda5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by R5.0Sep 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 Eleanor5.0Sep 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 Sylwia5.0Aug 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 Patricia5.0Jun 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 Stephen5.0May 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 Shane5.0Apr 2019

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

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Birgitte Thunbo5.0Apr 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 Lisa5.0Sep 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 Kathleen5.0Sep 2018

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

    Great location, and would strongly reccomend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely quiet location."

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

    Reviewed by Miranda5.0Jul 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage couldn't be bettered"

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jun 2018

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

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

    Reviewed by S3.4Jun 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 Jackie5.0Jun 2018

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

    Reviewed by Diane4.4May 2018

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

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0May 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 Patricia4.2Sep 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 Pauline5.0Jul 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 Susan5.0Jul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Lewis and Harris are well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Sue4.8Jun 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 Eileen5.0Oct 2016

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

    Spectacular views from the conservatory stunning area to explore.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Sep 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 Kim5.0Sep 2016

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  • 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.

EPC Rating: Band D

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00425-P

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About the location


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