Holiday rentals in Isle of Lewis

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Cottage in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
The Barn @ 28a
6 miles from Stornoway our new Barn conversion, on a working croft by the sea, is in the beautiful village of Aignish. Whether sitting outside on the balcony or from the comfort of the open plan living-room with full height cathedral windows, you can enjoy the gorgeous sea views and spectacular sunsets whatever the weather. Kitchen/dining area upstairs, downstairs 2 comfortable/well equipped en-suite bedrooms, double and king, with optional single bed. Also sofa bed. Sleeps 7 people. ES00593P
30 Oct – 6 NovIndividual Host,
£185 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 113 reviews
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Shepherd’s hut in Carloway
Heron's View
Heron's View is a lovely, light, airy, spacious and well presented glamping pod. It has all you need for a comfortable stay from a well kitted out kitchen, bathroom with full size shower to a comfortable sitting area. It has a double bed and the sofa converts to a double bed. It benefits from underfloor heating. It has an unique position with an uninterrupted view of the sea and surrounding landscape. It takes its name from the two Heron's that nest on the island opposite the pod.
13–20 JanIndividual Host,
£103 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 148 reviews
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Cottage in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
48 Balallan
“Failte gu taigh mo Sheanar.” Welcome to my grandfather’s house located in the traditional crofting community of Balallan, on the island of Lewis. Originally a Hebridean White House the property has evolved through the generations to attain a comfortable contemporary standard while keeping its authentic character. Located on a working croft, the house looks out over the pristine Loch Erisort to the expansive moorland of South Lochs. Follow us @48balallan on Instagram!
4–11 MarIndividual Host,
£119 per night
4.92 out of 5 average rating, 124 reviews

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Other great holiday rentals in Isle of Lewis

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Place to stay in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Ocean View Glamping Pod
6–13 MayIndividual Host,
£83 per night
4.97 out of 5 average rating, 157 reviews
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Guest suite in Isle of Lewis
NorthShore, hot tub & coastal view, relax & unwind
26 Dec – 2 JanIndividual Host,
£147 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 103 reviews
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Cottage in Callanish
Callanish Cottage Stones view
1–8 OctIndividual Host,
£149 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 143 reviews
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Tiny home in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
An Gearasdan The Eoropie pod. Tiny Home
15–22 OctIndividual Host,
£94 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 201 reviews
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Place to stay in Na h-Eileanan an Iar
"Sandig" Cosy 1 bedroom Log Cabin Dog Friendly
26 Aug – 2 SeptIndividual Host,
£103 per night
4.89 out of 5 average rating, 122 reviews
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Hut in Isle of Lewis
The Mangersta Pod
2–9 MayIndividual Host,
£92 per night
4.99 out of 5 average rating, 307 reviews
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Shepherd’s hut in Garrabost
Risso`s Pod. Broadbay is baby dolphin hotspot.
30 Oct – 6 NovIndividual Host,
£130 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 136 reviews
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Holiday home in Borve
NEW! Home on the edge of the Ocean
19–26 DecIndividual Host,
£301 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 46 reviews
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Tiny home in Isle of Lewis
Cosy & bright Wee (small) house in my Garden.
21–28 MarIndividual Host,
£62 per night
4.98 out of 5 average rating, 55 reviews
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Cabin in Kirkibost
The View, Isle of Lewis Lodges (Elsa, lodge 2)
11–18 DecIndividual Host,
£154 per night
4.96 out of 5 average rating, 27 reviews
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Flat in Timsgearraidh
Uig Sands Rooms Luxury Apartment
11–18 OctIndividual Host,
£180 per night
5.0 out of 5 average rating, 68 reviews
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Cottage in Isle of Lewis
Cosy + relaxing coastal cottage - sleeps 2
25 Jan – 1 FebIndividual Host,
£126 per night
4.91 out of 5 average rating, 43 reviews

Your guide to Isle of Lewis

All About Isle of Lewis

Situated off the northwest coast of Scotland, the Isle of Lewis is an enchanting region in the Na h-Eileanan an Iar, or the Western Isles, where rolling grassy hills and jagged cliffs frame turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Despite its name, the Isle of Lewis is not a separate island but forms part of a larger island with Harris in the Outer Hebrides. It is a sparsely populated region with its town, Stornoway, and most of its villages dotted around the coastline. The central area comprises the Lewis Peatlands, a plateau containing a vast swathe of peat, which is still used by the local community for heating.

Visitors can explore the dramatic seascapes of the island, taking in striking cliffs and rock formations, sheltered coves, and exquisite beaches, including Uig and Valtos beaches. The Lewis villages appear locked in time with a strong sense of community spirit, with Gaelic freely spoken and traditional Celtic music celebrated. The windswept landscapes here show traces of the past, from the 5,000-year-old Calanais Standing Stones to hilltop Dun Carloway Broch from the Iron Age. The Blackhouse in Arnol dates from the late 1800s, while the Lewis Chessmen in the Museum nan Eilean are evidence of the island’s Viking past.


The best time to stay in a holiday rental in Isle of Lewis

Spring can be wet, so make sure you’re prepared for windy coastal walks with a waterproof coat and sturdy shoes. Most visitors book holiday cottages here for May through August, when temperatures are higher and the daylight hours are longer for walking around the coastline. Many local events occur during this time, like an international film festival that takes place throughout the Hebrides over a week in July. Also in July, the four-day Hebridean Celtic Festival in front of Lews Castle in Stornoway is one of the largest festivals on the island. Late summer sees carpets of heather light up the landscape, and you’ll notice birds starting their migration overhead in the autumn as evenings get gradually cooler and darker. Although temperatures are more comfortable from spring through to autumn, rapidly changing conditions mean that you’ll always be glad of at least a light jacket, and winds can be fierce along the coast.

The days are much shorter in the winter, with stronger winds and higher rainfall coming in from the Atlantic. The longer nights are celebrated in February when the Hebridean Dark Skies Festival is held, taking advantage of the low levels of light pollution in the area, and you might even be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the northern lights. Be aware that Stornoway is a deeply religious town, with most businesses closed on Sundays.


Top things to do in Isle of Lewis

Uig Sands

On the west coast of the Isle of Lewis is one of the most spectacular beaches in the region, Uig Beach. The word “Uig” is Norse for “bay,” and the area boasts a huge bay area with a wide expanse of sand set against a backdrop of rolling green mountains and surrounded by captivating rock formations. The region is known for being the site of one of the greatest archaeological finds in the area, as the Lewis Chessmen were discovered here in 1831.

Calanais Stone Circle

About a half-hour west of Stornoway are the Calanais Standing Stones, which date between approximately 2900 and 2600 BC. A 4.8-metre stone monolith stands in the centre, with 13 smaller stones surrounding it and more stones scattered around the area. The site has a visitor centre, cafe, and an exhibition called “Story of the Stones,” where you can discover the various theories behind this Neolithic monument.

Museum nan Eilean

The first Gaelic-led museum in the United Kingdom, Museum nan Eilean was built in 2016 in a modern glass building next to Lews Castle in Stornoway. It explores life over millennia in the Outer Hebrides, with six of the Lewis Chessmen at its heart. The museum also includes personal accounts from Hebridean residents about their unique lives here.

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