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Scottish Island Home - The Smiddy, Lismore

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Scottish Island Home - The Smiddy, Lismore

Entire house
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
3 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Great check-in experience
100% of recent guests gave the check-in process a 5-star rating.
Sparkling clean
9 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Great location
100% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

Welcome to The Smiddy - a beautiful small traditional island home on the idyllic Isle of Lismore. Steeped in history this lovely stone cottage is snug, cosy,comfortable & warm. Originally the Smiddy forge, dating 1800s, it's now a favourite destination, just 5 mins to the pristine shores of Balnagowan Loch, 15 mins to seashore.

Beautifully renovated, this warm, cosy cottage has everything you need for a true island experience, with essential indoor comforts after exploring the big outdoors.


Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Washing machine
Entire place
You’ll have the space to yourself and will only share it with those you’re traveling with.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed



41 reviews
Hannah User Profile
September 2019
We had a perfect stay here, it was a really unique and special place to spend the weekend. We discovered so many thoughtful and generous touches on arrival and felt so relaxed and at home right away. The fire was a real treat. Lismore was beautiful... we really enjoyed walking…
Debbie User Profile
August 2019
An amazing location, ideal for exploring the whole island. Cottage is lovingly decorated, excellently equipped, warm cosy and very welcoming after a day out.
John User Profile
August 2019
Ideal for an individual or a couple but wouldn't recommend for any larger group. Very pastoral and very relaxing. Excellent nearby cafe and well stock grocery shop. If you need to escape for a while, this is a place to go.
Sarah User Profile
July 2019
Cute cosy comfy house. The house has nice views of the wild garden full of wildlife to enjoy, from the house or conservatory. Functional kitchen and comfy bed. Excellent location close to walks to the castle church and fresh water loch, heritage centre and cafe - licenced …
Emma User Profile
July 2019
Lovely character cottage. Great central location on the island and good recommendations about what to bring and local walks. Little sun room was very nice for relaxing in. Perfect size for two people. Most of the basics you need are provided and anything else is clearly outlined…
Prachi User Profile
July 2019
Taim’s place was beautiful and cosy. She was always there to help us if there was any issues. The island itself is such a lovely peaceful time away from the city life. Really enjoyed my stay at Taim’s place and would highly recommend it! You might be greeted with small birds…
Cyprian User Profile
June 2019
Beautiful island to spend your holiday on. The Smiddy cottage is cossiest place you can have offering peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. We had a lovely time. Thank you.

Hosted by Taim

Isle of Lismore, United KingdomJoined in October 2013
Taim User Profile
41 Reviews
I live & work here on the island. I run a 22 acre croft with working collie, breeding ewes, native ponies, gun dogs & hens. I am a photographer & writer - exploring the natural wild beauty here on the island. I also practise Traditional Acupuncture, Traditional Oriental…
Interaction with guests
Guests are welcomed on arrival. Tea, coffee, juice & shortbread is provided. Plus an extra Highland gift on the table waiting to welcome you the old Highland way! The fire will be ready-prepared for with a starter light for your first night but please ensure you bring small…
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a day
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Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 4PM
Checkout: 10AM
After 4PM