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Make a self catering cottage or holiday rental in the Isle of Lewis and Harris, Scotland your home away from home

The Isle of Lewis and Harris is on the northwest corner of the Hebrides, off the northwest coast of Scotland. The two remote isles are actually joined and can be driven between quite easy. This chain of islands, the Hebrides, is known as the “Long Islands” as they stretch for about 100 miles. Gaelic is commonly spoken here and island life goes on as it has for centuries, including the cutting of peat for fuel. The locals are extremely welcoming to visitors and the quiet area, particularly around Harris, enjoy spectacular scenery.

Things to Do on the Isle of Lewis and Harris Visit the Stone Circles

Lewis is steeped in ancient history and is littered with ancient stone circles, particularly near the village of Callanish (Calanais). The site dates back to 1800 BC and the tallest stone is an amazing 4.75m (15 feet 6 inches) high. Fishing

The Isle of Lewis and Harris have some of the best salmon and trout fishing anywhere with many lochs and rivers with access to the sea. The best time for salmon fishing is from June to September, especially after heavy rains or high spring tides. Boat trips

The natural way to see more of the Isle of Lewis and Harris is by boat. A trip around the coastline will reward visitors with many sightings of birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins and if you are lucky, whales!

Places to Visit on the Isle of Lewis and Harris

Stornoway

Stornoway is the largest burgh to visit from your holiday rental on the Isle of Lewis and Harris. This lovely seaside town was originally a Viking settlement and today the harbour hosts a small fishing fleet, a slipway and a Lifeboat station run by the volunteers of the RNLI.

Harris Tweed Textiles

These islands are known for their Harris Tweed and these are the last wholesale producers in Carloway, Isle of Lewis. See traditional looms and admire the designs of this local craft industry.

Whalebone Arch

Situated between two houses on the A857 is a magnificent arch made from the lower jawbones of a blue whale which came ashore in 1920.

Isle of Harris

The Isle of Harris has some of the best beaches in Britain with large open grassy plains known as “machairs”. This peaceful area has many small inlets and bays, each with their own peaceful village and magnificent scenery.

Weather in the Isle of Lewis and Harris

Like much of Scotland, temperatures are cool during the summer and chilly in the winter. Scotland is often cloudy and misty, but when the sun shines it is a truly beautiful place! Expect average summer highs to reach 61°F (16°C) and winter daytime highs to reach 44°F (7°C). The wettest months are from October to January.

Travel to the Isle of Lewis and Harris There are daily flights to Stornoway Airport from Inverness and Glasgow.

For passenger and vehicle ferries, the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry service runs between Leverburgh and the Isle of Harris and from Ullapool and Wester Ross to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis.

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Isle of Harris Cottages - Isle of Lewis Self Catering (59)

 

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Great non fussy spacious house in superb location

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Perfect for our family
  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2018

Absolutely wonderful, a very magical place.

5 of 5
I used to live in this area, but even so, I had no idea how amazing the location of this house is. With two small grandchildren, having the lovely safe beach within seconds from the house is really amazing. We were helped of course by the most wonderful weather. Cold, but bright and sunny. We felt immediately at home, it is so obvious that we were stepping into a happy family home. I renewed my love of cooking on a Rayburn, which also kept the kitchen warm and inviting. In the sitting room a multi fuel stove made the rest of the house cozy too. There is plenty of room for six people, with a choice of sitting rooms even the Grandpa could easily find a quiet spot to read if he wanted to. A variety of well stocked bookshelves and a huge selection of puzzles and jigsaws would provide entertainment for a bit of downtime or if the weather is too bad to venture out. Although, if you are an ‘outdoors’ type of family, as we are, then that is rare. The beds are comfy, showers and bathrooms well thought out. The kitchen equipment is plentiful and everything you could need is provided. Including recipe books. We had a problem with the dishwasher, which was immediately resolved and the owner Kate was very easily contactable by email during our stay. I can honestly say, none of us wanted to leave and we can’t wait to go back. Thank you so much.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 09, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2018