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Taigh Chailean

Isle of Lewis, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 999089)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Taigh Chailean, everything was perfect and Marion was on hand if we had any queries."

    Property is perfectly located for exploring Harris & Lewis.

    Reviewed by JaniceApr 2022

  • "We (family of four) had a great stay in this lovely, clean and extremely comfortable cottage."

    I would give it seven stars! The house is very well-equipped with good quality furnishings, kitchen and cooking equipment. The location is stunning and very convenient to explore both Lewis and Harris. Marion (the owner) is simply a super-host; very welcoming, knowledgeable and helpful. The fresh eggs, bread and marmalade she left for us as a welcome gift were delicious and highly appreciated. The cottage was absolutely spotless and it was very clear that it is treated as a home - not as a rental - by the owners. I couldn’t recommend this place more highly! Thank you, Marion - we had a truly amazing time!

    Reviewed by IrynaApr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a perfect location to explore the island."

    Facilities were great and we had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by BelindaMar 2022

  • "Very comfortable accommodation."

    The bedrooms are very spacious. We only used the double, but the bed was exceptionally comfy. There is a good TV in each room so perfect for snuggling up in bed to watch after dark. Each room has its own ensuite which would suit 4 people staying. A well equipped kitchen was useful. The sitting room has magnificent views. The location is peaceful and private and perfectly situated for exploring this beautiful island. The host was very hospitable. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in an amazing location !"

    Thank you very much for your warm welcome , delicious welcome treats and for letting such a lovely place for people’s holidays ! It was a real pleasure to stay there as it is very comfortable , clean , cosy and the views are fantastic !!! We would highly recommend this cottage and will return at the first opportunity !

    Reviewed by NataliaFeb 2022

  • "Excellent cottage with everything we needed."

    Very comfortable beds and big bathrooms. We’ll equipped kitchen. Lovely views all around and very easy to get around from.

    Reviewed by CaroleNov 2021

  • "What week! Best holiday I've had in a long time!"

    House was top drawer comfy Warm and views were amazing ! Marion was lovely and we appreciated the welcome package! Would definitely recommend and I'll be back in the future!

    Reviewed by BarryOct 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation with extremely thoughtful food parcel and very friendly owner."

    Ideal base for exploring the magical scenery of both Lewis and Harris.

    Reviewed by TimSep 2021

  • "Great position, overlooking the loch; excellent location for exploring Lewis and Harris."

    A home-from-home, and marion has gone the extra mile to ensure that eveyone has a wonderful stay at Taigh Chailean.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a great location, central to be able to visit both Lewis and Harris as well as having its own beautiful view."

    The host was very friendly and welcoming with a lovely welcome basket of essentials and treats. The cottage was very comfortable and beautifully finished with great facilities. Go prepared with some food though as not many shops or places to eat on the island. There is a great takeaway pizza place (Crust) about 10 min drive away but you need to book online early in the morning to get a slot, but worth it

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2021

  • "An extremely comfortable, spotlessly clean, very well-equipped, and beautifully maintained cottage/bungalow with lovely views across Loch Eireasort and the South Lochs region."

    The location is ideal for exploring both Harris and Lewis by car, yet it's only 20 minutes from Stornoway with its shops and restaurants. The basket of bread, butter, eggs, and milk, supplied by the host Marion, was very much appreciated. Rather oddly, the Sykes description of the location at Niss (Port of Nis) is completely wrong, as the cottage is in the heart of the Lochs region towards the south of Lewis, which if anything is a more scenic location. Highly recommended,

    Reviewed by HughJun 2021

  • "Taigh Chailean is the perfect place to stay on a visit to Lewis and Harris."

    There are wonderful views from the rooms both of the Lochs and the mountains. The house is beautifully decorated and the kitchen well equipped. Beds are perfect. The house is warm. It is centrally located for visiting all parts of the Islands. Marion (the host) is living nearby if any advice is needed. There was a generous basket of food awaiting our arrival. Sat Nav does not direct accurately to the right turn off for the house - so look out for the sign to Taigh Chailean on the brow of the hill on the main road through Laksay just before the trig point. Thank you for a wonderful week in your house.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2021

  • "This cottage exceeded all expectations."

    It was so well equipped and the soft furnishings and bedding were all of the highest standard. There was only two of this this time but we will definitely return with friends in the future. The only disappointment was the fact that the local inn which was quoted as being 1.5 miles away was in fact about 6 miles and closed. We would highly recommend anyone wishing to visit this lovely island to stay here. The owner was very pleasant and easy to deal with.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean, everything you need and a very thoughtful welcome basket."

    We arrived in darkness and woke to a beautiful sunrise over loch erisort...and there are ensuite shower rooms with both bedrooms.

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2020

  • "We enjoyed every single minute of our stay in the beautiful surroundings of Taigh Chalein where we had everything we needed."

    Lewis and Harris are stunning areas with delightful views in all directions. Great for walking and sightseeing or just feeling a sense of peacefulness washing over you. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by AlistairSep 2020

  • "Taigh Chailean is in an excellent location for anyone wanting easy access to both Lewis and Harris."

    The cottage was absolutely beautiful and had everything needed for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by KaySep 2020

  • "So comfortable and clean, making it a real treat to come back each day after exploring the islands."

    Ideal location for getting to all parts of Harris and Lewis. Perfect!

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "Taigh Chailean was amazing."

    The cottage itself was absolutely wonderful. It had two large bedrooms each with a shower room ensuite. The living/dining/kitchen were all very comfortable and there was a third toilet/sink directly off the living area. It was very clean and clearly and been newly renovated. There was a lovely view of the water as well. Had everything we needed and a little gift basket of staples like bread, butter, eggs and milk were provided which was hugely appreciated. The location of the cottage was great in that we felt we were out enough to get peace and quiet but we could easily drive to all attractions. Highly recommend!!!

    Reviewed by AmandaJul 2020

  • "The cottage was better than advertised."

    Both bedrooms were en-suite and there was also an additional toilet. Overall a very comfortable cottage with amazing views. An ever changing landscape!

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views and plenty of space."

    Clean and well equipped kitchen. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by AbigailFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay in a beautiful house."

    The owners thought of everything and it was presented in an immaculate state. Beautiful views over Loch Erisort.

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2019

  • "Probably the best cottage we have ever stayed in, everything has been provided to make the stay as enjoyable as possible even down to the welcome pack which included milk, bread, eggs, biscuits, "tablet" tea coffee and sugar."

    The views were stunning both from the cottage and the surrounding area. An excellent week.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2019

  • "Lovely holiday with cottage being be easy to find and had everything needed."

    Stunning setting and very relaxing and peaceful. Beds and linen were very comfortable and luxurious. I would suggest that more information on locations of bins would have been helpful and shaper knives for food preparation.

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2019

  • "Most relaxing holiday that we have had for many a year."

    In the brochure there is no mention of a second en-suite which is very handy. There is also a third toilet. Overall an excellent cottage/ bungalow.

    Reviewed by BernardSep 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, good design, comfortable, perfect view and high quality kitchen appliances."

    Reviewed by BirgitAug 2019

  • "Great cottage great location and Marion is a great host."

    Lovely cottage to come back to after exploring all of the islands where you can relax with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "This property has two en-suite shower rooms and another separate lavatory but it’s listed as ‘one bathroom’ so this was a nice surprise but you should change on the listing as it’s a major selling point!"

    Beautiful house, so comfortable and clean, lots of interesting books and games. Really thoughtful milk, bread, eggs etc on arrival which were much appreciated. Lovely views and good location where everything on Lewis and Harris is no more than 1 hour 15 mins away. Some minor negatives, cable missing from DVD player (could’ve asked but wasn't a big deal) mattresses were very soft, better knives for food prep and a bigger saucepan would’ve been useful. We would love to stay again in the hope of better weather!

    Reviewed by HannahJun 2019

  • "Be aware of the difficulty in getting ferry bookings to suit your needs when traveling to and from the Island"

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2019

  • "Marion came to meet us at the cottage even though we arrived on the evening ferry to Stornoway, the homemade jam and tablet were lovely."

    The cottage was so comfy with everything we needed and more, could have spent all week looking out at the scenery and reading all the books about the local area.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable, clean and warm cottage decorated to a high standard."

    Facilities were excellent. Made to feel very welcome by the owner Marion who was extremely helpful and who spent time ensuring our needs were met. Good location with relatively short drives to some fantastic beaches and other points of interest. Definitely a place to return too.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Very comfortable faultless home, with warm host to match."

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2019

  • "The cottage is truly special."

    It really has a room with a view! We loved watching the sky and gazing over the loch. A great base from which to explore the sights all across the island. The en suite rooms are a good spec and very comfortable. We all slept very well. Marion was an excellent host.

    Reviewed by LynnMar 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles and pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Taigh Chailean is a lovely ground floor cottage based on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland.

It is based in the rural countryside with magnificent views over the nearby loch and surrounding countryside hills.

Step into the open-plan living room with its attractive hardwood flooring and large curved windows, giving amazing views and an abundance of natural light flooding the property.

The lounge has a lovely sofa and armchair facing the large TV, a lovely space for relaxing with your favourite shows, or enjoying the benefits of the provided books and games to unwind after a long day.

There is a dining area near the windows, with seating for four people.

The kitchen has a set of wooden units, with grey worktops and a range of high-quality appliances to suit your needs.

Down the hall, you will find two bedrooms: one double and one twin, with a separate walk-in shower room.

The bedrooms have been individually styled, and all have one wall decorated in lovely wallpaper.

With the added touches such as bed throws and plenty of modern furniture, including a dressing table, this property provides luxury, even in the countryside.

The Isle of Lewis is the perfect location should you wish to travel around the island to the paradise beaches of Harris, Uig, Bernera and Ness.

Whilst in Harris, enjoy the many tourist attractions to include the distillery and the Harris Tweed shop.

In Ness, you could visit the harbour and enjoy either the tranquil waves, as well as the lighthouse overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, which makes for a beautiful sight.

Also nearby is the Callanish Stones, megalithic ruins site which has a ring of standing stones surrounding an imposing central monolith.

They were erected in the Neolithic era and were of major focus in the Bronze Age.

Taigh Chailean is ideal for a couple or small family to enjoy the village and explore the local area.

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About the location


Stornoway 29 miles.

The area known as Ness (Port a Nis) is made up of a number of small villages situated on the most northerly part of the Isle of Lewis, and is the most north-westerly community in the European Union. Visitors to this remote and peaceful island will want to visit the lovely beaches and appreciate the unspoilt beauty of the area. The island is a great place to spot wildlife such as otters, seals, deer, whales and dolphins to name just a few. The men of Ness are famous for their Guga hunting activities, a tradition still carried on today and involves the capture of young gannet chicks for their meat which is considered a great delicacy. The locals also also still speak Gaelic and to most living in this area, English is a second language, although English is widely used. Ness has a pretty harbour that once flourished as fishing was very important to the area, and a small road from here will take you even further north to the famous Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. The Isle of Lewis is joined to the Isle of Harris some 65 miles south of Ness, and the whole area is a great place to tour and savour the unique atmosphere of the magical Outer Hebrides.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas