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Tigh Bhisa Blackhouse

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Tolsta Chaolais, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis Show on map

5.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautifully decorated cottage, very warm welcome with tea and cake."

    We had a wonderful time.

    Reviewed by Harald5.0Aug 2023

  • "A well presented, equipped and clean cottage."

    The property has a unique history and character and the welcome tea was a nice touch. Comfortable bed and living accommodation. Kitchen well stocked with crockery and cookware etc. The Cottage is well situated to allow day visits on both Lewis and Harris. Also the wood burning stove was most welcome in the evenings during a spell of rather chilly weather.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, quirky and comfortable accommodation that was spotlessly clean on arrival and was really well equipped."

    Location was really stunning, peaceful, tranquil and was perfect to relax, unwind and recharge. Beautiful cakes on arrival were a real treat and all the books and information in the accommodation were very much appreciated. Loved it - thank you!

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in superb location, quiet and peaceful but still well placed to get to most of the Island"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is the best holiday that we have been on, Tigh Bhisa was amazing and so cosy!"

    We will definitely be back in the future!

    Reviewed by Kerstin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    After my ferry was 2 hours late, I arrived at the cottage on a dark, dreich & windy night hoping that the heating was on, only to arrive into the most welcoming wee cottage with the lamps & fire on, and the radio playing softly in the background. If I could have designed a cottage for a relaxing stay, this would have been it. It's comfy, clean and the attention to detail is spot on. I hope to return soon :)

    Lindy IrvingMay 2021

  • "Really lovely property."

    Tastefully decorated, spotless, well stocked.In a lovely peaceful village.Perfect!

    Clare HogstonOct 2020

  • "Our second time at this amazing property."

    Tucked away in a quiet bay with the beautiful rocky shore only 30 seconds away. Excellent attention to detail with tasty treats on arrival, to the quirky decor, everything was just perfect. The bed was cosy and fresh, the property was spotless and well looked after. Thank you for an amazing week- we had incredible weather which just added to a truly memorable holiday in one of our favourite places.

    Victoria And GwynAug 2020

  • "Loved Tigh Bhisa especially the scones and cakes (yum)."

    The location is ideal for touring Lewis and Harris.

    Ian MacDonaldJul 2019

  • "Unique , cleverly converted Blackhouse."

    Comfortable and full of tasteful Harris Tweed fabric . Welcoming freshly baked goodies very tasty. Beautiful quiet location

    Susie ThorntonMay 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tigh Bhisa."

    It is a beautifully renovated Blackhouse in the most scenic and peaceful location, perfect for our holiday. l. The Blackhouse is very well equipped with everything we needed. The decor was really lovely and unique; we liked the oars and golf clubs as curtain poles; very quirky! The underfloor heating I am sure will be very welcome for anyone staying during a cold spell. We were lucky with the weather! Thanks for all the helpful and informative correspondence before the holiday. The directions to the property were very precise so we had no problems finding Tigh Bhisa at all. On arrival we found gorgeous cakes on the table which was all laid out ready for afternoon tea which was a really nice touch!

    TANov 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Tigh Bhisa."

    It is a beautifully renovated Blackhouse in the most scenic and peaceful location, perfect for our holiday. The Blackhouse is very well equipped with everything we needed. The decor was really lovely and unique; we liked the oars and golf clubs as curtain poles; very quirky! The underfloor heating I am sure will be very welcome for anyone staying during a cold spell. We were lucky with the weather! Thanks for all the helpful and informative correspondence before the holiday. The directions to the property were very precise so we had no problems finding Tigh Bhisa at all. On arrival we found gorgeous cakes on the table which was all laid out ready for afternoon tea which was a really nice touch!

    AlisonNov 2018

  • "Everything about the cottage was perfect for 2 people."

    Clean, warm, comfy, well equipped. We have holidayed in Scotland all our lives but never managed to reach Lewis and Harris. What a week we chose! We celebrated our Pearl wedding this month and the weather was fantastic. Never been on so many beautiful and clean beaches. Even swam at Horgabost and Huisinis Brilliant. Watched eagles. Cottage is really well situated to allow day visits on both Lewis and Harris. Thanks for a great holiday.

    Visitors Book CommentNov 2018

  • "We stayed at "Tigh Bhisa" 23rd May 2009 for a week."

    What a wonderful, relaxing off the beaten track gem. The views from the dining table and fire are superb. Laura and Justin are very helpful. We loved the cook's kitchen, underfloor heating to a name a few of the best bits. There is plenty of seating and the local walks are great. It was at times hard to pull yourself away from such a place. Ruth and Phil

    Ruth Nicola Wells And Phil BreretonNov 2018

  • "This place is absolutely wonderful for a relaxing, restful, beautiful place to be."

    The cottage manages to be cosy and yet spacious; has a beautiful wood-and-peat fire that you can enjoy any time you want; and when you open your front door you're looking right out to the sea. You're only a few minutes away from the Callenish Stones, and everywhere else is really easy to get to also. Justin and Laura leave a binder full of all the information that you could possibly need, right down to a mechanic if something goes wrong with your car (which happened to me). There's also a lot of info about the island so you don't have to do any research beforehand, just sit down with the binder and read through all the leaflets and travel info! It's the perfect location in so many ways. If you want peace and beauty and a location that is both close to everything and yet secluded at the same time, this is the place. Couldn't recommend it higher.

    Karen ReyburnNov 2018

  • "What a wonderful place, the house is interesting, comfortable and superbly equipped."

    The location is stunning, we were struck by how quiet is was. Highly recommended

    Peter & Kathryn MainNov 2018

  • "This is a warm, comfortable house which has been renovated to a very high standard."

    It is very well equipped and the provision of books about the island and novels based on the island adds to the enjoyment of the holiday. The location is superb. A fantastic base for a holiday on Lewis.

    Barbara WagstaffNov 2018

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • 1 x super-king-size bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Central heating with under-floor heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, DVD player, CD player, WiFi, CD selection, iPod dock, Scottish novels and reference books
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, furniture, barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: electric car charging not included in price

The property

Stornoway 20.3 miles.

Tucked away amongst the breath-taking scenery of Tolstachaolais on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, this delightful single-storey cottage, Tigh Bhisa Blackhouse.

A perfect romantic getaway for those with a taste for history and wildlife, there’s no better base for a Scottish adventure than Tigh Bhisa Blackhouse.

Finding your way through countryside and seaside views, you can park off road and unpack your bags with ease.

Upon entering the traditional stone cottage, you will be met with an interior both welcoming and teeming with heritage, with historic six-foot thick stone walls, a wooden roof with contemporary skylights and more traditional woodburning stove to give you a flavour of a characterful property that has been owned by the same family for over 250 years.

An open-plan living space boasts all the necessities needed for relaxation, from a sumptuous seating area with a wood burning stove and underfloor heating to warm you up after a long day of adventures; a selection of books, a TV and a speaker are provided to help you unwind.

A beautiful hand-crafted wooden table and chairs teams with local produce you have rustled up into a splendid meal in the spacious and convenient kitchen area, equipped with an oven, hob, microwave and more.

Walking on from the kitchen, you will find a super-king-size bedroom, thoughtfully laid-out with rustic furnishings, framing a remarkable view to the unspoilt landscape outside.

A shower room offering contemporary furnishings will help you refresh for a day of excitement.

Outside, you will find beach views from the delightful seating area, lovingly enveloped by a traditional drystone wall and boasting a barbecue perfect for warm evenings dining alfresco.

With long stretches of unspoilt countryside, there are many places to visit in Tolstachaolais, including glorious sandy beaches, vibrant meadows, open moorlands, and rugged cliffs, all perfect for an afternoon spent walking and each teeming with wildlife.

For a taste of local history, visit the quirky Callanish standing stones, the site of megalithic ruins erected over 5000 years ago.

The nearby town of Stornoway is brimming with a wealth of local amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including traditional country pubs, restaurants serving foreign cuisines and well-stocked convenience stores for picking up essentials.

Whilst you’re here, spend a peaceful afternoon testing your swing at the Raon Goilf Golf Course, or touring the Museum nan Eilean.

Fly from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Glasgow or travel by ferry from Sky to Tarbert or Ullapool to Stornoway to reach this property.

Indulge in a romantic getaway in the dramatic landscape of the Outer Hebrides with Tigh Bhisa Blackhouse.

EPC Rating: Band E

EPC Rating: Band E

Short-term Holiday Let Licence No: ES-00035-F

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

TOLSTA CHAOLAIS

Stornoway 17.5 miles

Tolsta Chaolais is a picturesque village located on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Nestled on the rugged western coast, this charming village offers visitors a unique blend of natural beauty, historical significance, and a tranquil atmosphere. Tolsta Chaolais is surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes, with breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. One of the key attractions near Tolsta Chaolais is the Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. This historical site offers a glimpse into traditional Hebridean life, featuring restored thatched cottages known as blackhouses. Visitors can explore the village, gaining insight into the island's history and the lifestyle of its past inhabitants. The village is characterized by rocky shorelines, pristine beaches, and rolling hills, making it a haven for nature lovers and photographers. Take a leisurely stroll along the coastline to enjoy the fresh sea breeze and panoramic views. The rugged cliffs and hidden coves make for a perfect backdrop for a relaxing walk. One of the highlights of Tolsta Chaolais is its peaceful and idyllic atmosphere. It's an ideal destination for those seeking a quiet retreat, away from the hustle and bustle.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter