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Beach Cottage

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Dalbeg, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    The cottage is perfectly positioned so you feel like you are really surrounded by the hills and water. The cottage was perfectly clean and well equipped with everything that we needed for the week. We felt very welcomed and well looked after and would recommend the beach cottage to anyone looking to spend time on Lewis and Harris.

    Reviewed by AlexanderOct 2023

  • "Lewis is a magical place and I can’t imagine a better place to explore it from than Beach Cottage."

    We enjoyed our stay there tremendously. The owners are lovely people, too, and made us feel very welcome. I’d go back at the drop of a hat.

    Reviewed by BettySep 2023

  • "Lovely bright and very clean cottage with everything you could need in it."

    Gorgeous location!

    Reviewed by SaraAug 2023

  • "Fabulous time: even when we were indoors it felt like a sanctuary: clean light and calm."

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2023

  • "What a fabulous cottage - beautiful location and everything you could possibly need \ want."

    The owners, Lesley and Alisdair, were really welcoming, helpful and very knowledgeable about their croft. A guided tour was one of the highlights of the holiday. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KatyJul 2023

  • "Perhaps the most special place we have ever stayed, either in the UK or abroad."

    Dalbeg is a magical location matched by the fantastic cottage. Impeccably designed and presented, extremely comfortable, it is a joy to stay and relax in. Add to this eagles, stags, dolphins and whales, and of course our wonderful hosts making sure that everything was perfect, staying there has been a very, very special time. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2023



    Reviewed by FionaJun 2023

  • "Beach cottage has been designed with so much care and attention to detail to make the most of this beautiful location."

    Every window frames a view of the loch or the bay and the cottage is equipped to an exceptionally high standard. Lesley and Alisdair have created the perfect tranquil escape to unwind with so many thoughtful touches and their beautiful artwork that made our holiday extra special.

    Reviewed by pJun 2023

  • "We were delighted with the quality of the accommodation and facilities and blown away by the friendliness of the owners."

    Lesley & Alisdair went out of their way to ensure that we had everything we needed but more than that they added special touches like fresh bread and delicious home baked shortbread waiting for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2023

  • "5 stars aren't enough for this holiday cottage, it is stunning in every respect."

    Thank you Lesley and Alisdair for your generous hospitality. Every part of the cottage is beautifully planned, well equipped and comfortably furnished. Outside is just as good, looking from one window over a wild flower hillside to Traigh Dalbeg with its splashy waves or to Loch Dalbeg with its promise of water lillies from the other window. A fantastic base for exploring Lewis, but one week wasn't enough, hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by KennethMay 2023

  • "Our second visit to Beach Cottage; both the property and the location are perfect."

    We love the design, spacious and airy with stunning views only seconds from the beech. Lesley and Alidair are delightful. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2023

  • "A very, very special place."

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2023

  • "This is our second visit and everything was as good as the first visit."

    Wonderful location; property and hosts - couldn't ask for more, Thank you.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2023

  • "Lovely location, very comfortable cottage, and Lesley & Alisdair were excellent hosts."

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2022

  • "Beach Cottage is a delight."

    We loved everything about it. The owners have put so much thought into every detail that nothing could improve it.

    Reviewed by PamSep 2022

  • "Cottage and location was amazing."

    Spotless with everything you could need for a stay. Hosts were brilliant - very welcoming and nothing any issue. The views are spectacular. Cant fault anything.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2022

  • "Excellent holiday in a top class cottage close to the shore."

    The apartment could not be faulted and all our needs were met.

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2022

  • "Immaculate and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location next to Dalbeg beach."

    The cottage was stunning and extremely comfortable and there were lovely welcoming touches from the owners such as home baked bread. Dalbeg is in a good location for visits to Calanais standing stones and within reasonable driving distance to Uig sands and Stornoway, the scenery on Isle of Lewis is amazing. The owners Lesley and Alistair were extremely helpful and friendly but not at all intrusive. We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday and we would highly recommend this property and location.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2022

  • "The property was perfect and very well equipped."

    The owner was also very kind and helpful. It’s was perfection.

    Reviewed by JanetAug 2022

  • "We have stayed in many different cottages during our holidays, but the Beach Cottage really is the best!"

    Every day we were blown away by the wonderful view through the flowers to the sea, the hills and the loch covered with lily pads. Of course we were also happy to be entertained by the hustle and bustle of the sheep. The cottage is very well equipped and the rooms are very spacious and beautifully decorated (also with the owners' pictures) in keeping with the surroundings and their mood. It is a very good base for exploring Lewis and Harris. But after every trip, we looked forward to "our" home away from home! The owners are very helpful and hospitable. We were really spoiled there during our two week stay! We will come back for sure! Many many thanks! Susanne & Markus

    Reviewed by MarkusJul 2022

  • "Everything marvellous, except extremely poor internet access."

    We were warned that speed was slow but even worse than expected.

    Reviewed by FrankJul 2022

  • "Beach cottage is amazing, and what a beautiful setting."

    Would highly recommend it. Very clean and comfortable and just such a pleasure to have a weeks holiday there. We received a very warm welcome and such a generous welcome pack of special items giving us a reminder of our stay. Thank you Alisdair and Lesley.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "My wife Dulcie and I have recently returned from our holiday at Beach Cottage."

    On arrival, we thought that the property was outstanding and nothing happened in our week to change our minds. Or hosts Lesley and Alisdair could not have been more welcoming and helpful. For example a phone call came from them to tell us to get down to the Bay as dolphins were at play there. The location is simply fantastic, with superb views in every direction. The layout, furnishings, and accessories in the property were all first class. We would have no hesitation in giving our highest recommendations to Beach Cottage. Thank you both

    Stewart BarnesJun 2022

  • "We spent a fantastic week at the property."

    It’s a fantastic design with large picture windows and very spacious and airy. The kitchen is extremely well kitted out and has pretty much everything one could need. Lesley’s home made bread added a very nice touch and it was great to be able to pop next door to the gallery to see the owners’ amazing work. The Property is situated just by one of the most beautiful beaches we’ve ever seen. Would undoubtedly recommend this property for a fantastic holiday on the wonderful Isle of Lewis. We are very keen to plan our return visit.

    Stuart ConlanApr 2022

  • "The property is great and the best equipped place we have ever stayed."

    Location is super.

    Chris LucasMar 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage in a beautiful location!"

    The house was so clean, spacious and comfortable, and well equipped with everything we needed. Comfy bed, nice big bath, hot powerful shower, luxury furnishings and high end appliances. We spent a lot of time just sitting in the two comfy chairs enjoying the views from the huge glass windows! Nice to be able to walk straight from the door down to the beach and up on to the cliff tops. A good base to explore Lewis and Harris, but most importantly to come back and relax in. Lesley and Alisdair were welcoming and helpful, and thank you for the delicious homemade shortbread and loaf of bread still warm when we arrived! We had a lovely week on the islands and this cottage was the loveliest place to relax and enjoy our honeymoon!

    Chloe BoultonJun 2021

  • "We have returned from our stay at Beach Cottage and Lesley could not have been more helpful."

    The property itself was perfect for us as a couple. The situation of the cottage, alongside the loch and facing out to Dalbeg beach and the sea was amazing. We particularly liked the layout of the cottage which was spacious, airy and very light throughout. Having Lesley and Alisdair next door together with their stunning art gallery was a real bonus. We had a wonderful stay on Lewis and Harris travelling the island from north to south we were always thrilled to be coming back to the gorgeous Beach Cottage!

    Visitor September 2020Oct 2020

  • "A truly beautiful location, house and experience."

    Our hosts couldn't have been more welcoming. A lovely welcome pack, everything incredibly well organised (fresh baked bread when we needed it), plenty of advice on where to go and what to see, and the accommodation was first class, with exceptional views of the sea and cliffs. Can't recommend it highly enough.

    Roger ProctorSep 2020

  • "Absolutely magical."

    What a brilliant apartment and fabulous location, best in Lewis and Harris in our opinion. Felt so rested and spoilt here. The beaches are amazing and Lesley and Alasdair are wonderful hosts who clearly love their home. Their art gallery is lovely and we bought lots of pieces. Located well on the west coast of Lewis, you can cycle to Carloway and see 2 main attractions and more nice beaches (dalbeig is easily the beat though!). Just thank you so much. This stay was just what we needed and we’d love to return.

    Hayley BiltonAug 2020

  • "A very relaxing week here."

    Lovely location and house. Walk out the door and around the Croft with amazing sea views. Plenty to see and do in the area. Cannot wait to go back.

    Jane McIntoshSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Beach cottage."

    The cottage has all the mod cons and is very comfortable. The location is very picturesque and very quiet. The beach is clean and isolated and there is a very good walk up the hill to the ridge. This is the place to be to unwind and recharge your internal battery.

    Geoff JonesAug 2019

  • "Everything about Beach cottage is 5 *."

    From the welcome from the owners to the idyllic location. Very few holiday cottages offer instant access to a fabulous beach, or walks straight on to headlands with stunning views. Everything you could possibly need is provided, with delicious home baking as a wonderful extra! Highly recommend this excellent cottage.


  • "May 2019 We had an amazing week in this beautiful beach house."

    Words cannot express how perfect it is! The design, the location and facilities provided are second to none. Lesley and Alisdair have thought of everything to ensure you have 5-star accommodation - and then some!!! They are brilliant hosts who are there when you need them and invisible at other times. Alisdair's microtour of the croft was so enjoyable. His knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious. Lesley's shortbread is the best we've ever tasted - thank you for the recipe and the demo. A visit to their gallery is a must.

    Visitor BookJun 2019

  • ""It doesn't feel like a holiday rental - it feels like coming home."

    We have loved every minute on the islands especially returning to Beach Cottage and sanctuary! "Lesley and Alisdair, you have created the most perfect place to stay and recharge your batteries. We have had sunny days, rainy days and today a stormy day (thanks to Callum!) and each one has been terrific. "The warmth of your hospitality has been very much appreciated and we will be counting the days until we return next June."

    Visitor BookNov 2018

  • "We've had a wonderful stay in a very special place."

    The setting is idyllic and the cottage has everything you could possibly want or need, such a peaceful place. We will take away precious memories of our time here. Thank you. June 2018.

    Visitor Book CommentNov 2018

  • "I just wanted to say that our stay in Beach Cottage was everything I had hoped it would be."

    What a very comfortable home Beach Cottage is and what a very beautiful setting. The owners can be very proud of what they have created. I am sure we will back to see more of the amazing Scottish isles and when we want a home from home to rest in, Beach Cottage will give us all we want - including brilliant walks just out of our front door

    Visitor CommentNov 2018

  • "Firstly, what is clearly evident is how much both Lesley and Alisdair think of EVERYTHING to make their guests' stay perfect!"

    From the bread and shortbread on arrival to the scones left at our door to their amazing welcome and friendly nature. We have had the holiday of a lifetime. L&A state in the info sheet that Dalbeg is the best place on the planet and we have to agree! Watching the sheep, the view, the amazing house (that is beautifully created) but the sunset on an evening on the beach is a memory we will treasure forever. This place is our piece of heaven and we will def return. Thank you. Thank you for reminding us of the important things in life.

    Visitor Comment BookNov 2018

  • "Beautiful house in a stunning setting."

    Panoramic views of loch, croft and beach, especially loved the waves crashing from the Atlantic on to the sea stack which dominates Dalbeg bay. This house has everything you could ever need for a relaxing holiday and Alisdair and Lesley could not be more helpful. What a talented couple. We loved the gallery showcasing all their work and couldn't resist a couple of mementos to go with the goody bag. Super holiday.

    Ian AndersonNov 2018

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, a walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Sky, iPod docking stations, WiFi,We now have hi-speed internet at 25mbps A selection of books, maps and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Vehicle charging point available for use
  • Open gardens with decking area and garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 4.9 miles
  • Note: The approaching road is very twisting so please drive with caution
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed so please consider this when booking

The property

Enjoying a wonderfully remote setting in Dalbeg, Isle of Lewis, is the charming single-storey cottage Beach Cottage.

The ultimate hideaway for couples, Beach Cottage has been designed to maximise the panoramic views of the beaches and sea beyond.

Breathe in the intoxicating air and let yourself be carried away on a truly transformative holiday with the special person in your life.

It is all about the great outdoors here, but no expense has been spared with the indoors either and Beach Cottage offers a wonderful for guests.

No matter what time of day you are in the open-plan living space the light is amazing whether it’s at dawn as the sun is coming up or in the evening as the sun is setting.

Make the most of the stunning views by relaxing in the elegant seating area or rustle up a romantic meal in the sleek and stylish kitchen.

Sit down and enjoy a long, languid meal with your better half with a feature window close by to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the views going on outside the window.

When sleep calls, take yourself off to the elegant king-size bedroom which boasts impressive patio doors which help to showcase the sublime sea views.

If the Scottish weather allows then make the most of the outdoors by chilling out on the outside decking area, enjoying a romantic drink alfresco and soaking up the fresh air and the views.

You may be tempted to stay in your romantic bolthole but there is so much to do outside you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There is no shortage of fabulous romantic eateries so if you’re looking for a night off from cooking then check out Uig Sands restaurant (seasonal), The Verandah restaurant and the community café and shop at Shawbost plus the glorious Dalbeg beach is just two minutes away on foot and is the perfect spot for an intimate picnic for two.

The nearby village of Borve is steeped in history or if you fancy a drive then a short but scenic drive away is the Callanish Stones and Stornoway is only half an hour in the car.

In fact, it is only an hour to the Isle of Harris which has a whole host of delights to offer visitors and is well worth a day trip.

For somewhere unique to take that special someone in your life, Beach Cottage is practically perfect in every way.

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

EPC Rating: Band C

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00034-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


  • Arnol 5.8 miles
  • Callanish 9.9 miles
  • Balallan 26.7 miles

Dalbeg is a picturesque village nestled on the northwest coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. With its stunning natural beauty, rich history, and warm community spirit, Dalbeg offers visitors a tranquil retreat and a glimpse into the island's past. With its fascinating history that stretches back thousands of years, the village's name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic "Dail Beag," meaning "small meadow"; it has been inhabited since ancient times, with evidence of Neolithic settlements and standing stones in the surrounding area. The village also played a significant role during the Lewis and Harris land struggles in the 19th century, as crofters fought for their rights and land reform- today, the village reflects the resilience and heritage of its inhabitants. The pristine white sands and crystal-clear waters of Dalbeg Beach are a must-see, take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline, breathe in the fresh sea air and perhaps even dip your toes in the Atlantic Ocean. Just a short drive from Dalbeg, you'll find the Arnol Blackhouse, a well-preserved traditional croft house that offers a glimpse into the island's rural past, as well as Callandish Standing Stones. Embark on a wildlife-watching boat tour from nearby locations like Stornoway and keep an eye out for majestic whales and playful dolphins or make the most of your ideal location by exploring the unspoiled landscapes on foot with the West Side Coast Path, Liamisiadair and Gearrannan Walk and the Borvis and Brue walkign routes within accessible reach. A lovely place to begin your next Scottish adventure.

Note: This property can only manage a change over on Saturdays due to housekeeper restrictions.
Note: The approaching road is very twisting so please drive with caution. Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: The garden is not enclosed so please consider this when booking. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry.