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Western Isles Holiday Cottages

Situated in the stunning Scottish Highlands, the Western Isles are the perfect place to go for utter seclusion and tranquillity. This chain of islands is made up of around 70 isles, only 15 of which are inhabited. Here you will find rural landscapes, exceptional scenery and natural beauty in abundance.

The Western Isles, (or the Outer Hebrides) provide the perfect place for outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers or anyone seeking somewhere to truly relax and unwind. Read more

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58.274353, -6.294960

This contemporary cottage is six miles north of Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. Brevig View sleeps six people in three bedrooms, a short walk from a small shop and a friendly cafe in Vatisker and about half a mile from the coast. It's an incredible holiday home made even more special with high-quality finishings, environmental features, and floor-to-ceiling windows that make the most of the fantastic views over the Minch to the mainland. There's storage for bikes, an outdoor picnic area, and all of the features you want for a self-catering break for a couple or a family. 

Weekly guide price:
£1250 to £1500

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

58.274512, -6.330387

Operating all year around, for over 10 years now, this luxury self-catering was built as our ideal holiday home on an old family croft on the edge of the village. It continues to maintain an island connection and offers our guests an authentic, luxury experience. Underfloor heating keeps oak floors warm underfoot and a multi-fuel stove keeps you cosy. The kitchen area is well stocked. Bedrooms face south to make the most of the views. The master suite with superking bed, has a wet-room style ensuite. The second bedroom (superking or twin) sits opposite the bathroom with relaxing bath and separate shower.

Weekly guide price:
£1800 to £2450

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 5 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

55.598647, -5.202744

This luxury self catering cottage has two bedrooms, sleeps four and is independently owned and managed to the highest standards.  Visit Scotland 5 star rated, and award nominated, the cottage is gloriously situated in Glen Rosa, just outside of Brodick on the Island of Arran. The quality and luxury of the cottage are matched by the magnificent location - one of the best on Arran. Built in 1825, Glen Rosa Stables still retains its rural and rustic charm whilst incorporating modern touches, which have been sensitively added. The cottage has its own gardens, which are large, enclosed for dogs and private, ideal for relaxing and taking in the spectacular scenery. It is a romantic, unspoiled and tranquil retreat - ideal for your holiday, whether it is for a honeymoon; anniversary, return to nature, or just a memorable holiday. Glen Rosa Stables is just perfect! Glen Rosa is a rural haven just outside the main port village of Brodick.

Weekly guide price:
£895 to £1495

4  |   2  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: Enquire

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.550344, -7.416581

20A Kirkibost, on Benera off the Isle of Lewis, is a luxurious Scottish holiday home with breathtaking views over Loch Barraglom and the Uig Hills. Designed to harmonise with its surroundings, this contemporary house features walls of glass, inviting the stunning landscape inside. It comfortably sleeps six across three bedrooms and is dog-friendly, making it ideal for family getaways. The Isle of Lewis, part of the mild Gulf Stream-influenced Outer Hebrides, offers pristine beaches and vibrant wildlife, including otters and puffins. Explore historical sites, cycle through scenic villages, and enjoy local produce from nearby farm shops, ending your days in this pristine landscape with unforgettable Hebridean sunsets.

Weekly guide price:
£994 to £1880
Short breaks from £142 per night

6  |   3  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Flexible

57.511339, -7.258657

If you're searching for a true escape - a place you can get away from crowds, noise and light pollution, you'll love Glaic Cottage. This Grade B listed blackhouse is on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides and has recently been restored and refurbished to provide luxury accommodation for one or two people. It's near Claddach Carinish with no nearby neighbours. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful beaches, landmarks, and hills of North and South Uist, with day trips to other islands within easy reach. It's available for holiday booking all year round. 

Weekly guide price:
£630 to £795
Short breaks from £90 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   No  |   Yes

Min nights: 3 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

58.311004, -6.288288

With white sandy beaches, crystal clear rivers, ancient monuments and modern rural communities, it's no wonder the Isle of Lewis and Harris is considered one of the most scenic spots in Scotland, if not the entire UK. This charming holiday cottage is a modern take on a traditional crofter's home, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with loads of space and fantastic views over the Gress River. The beach is a short walk from the door, and there are miles of footpaths, bridleways and cycling routes to explore. Stornoway is a 15-minute drive from the door, so you're close to shops, restaurants and other useful amenities.  

Weekly guide price:
£450 to £650
Short breaks from £75 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 4 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

57.394103, -7.373054

An Taigh Soilleir (The Bright House) is an extensively renovated 1950s three-bedroom, traditional, croft bungalow nestled in Iochdar, at the northern end of the captivating Isle of South Uist. Its prime location makes it an ideal base for discovering the magnificent Southern Isles. Featuring striking views of the South Uist hills, the croft, and the surrounding islands, as well as an open-plan design and modern amenities, An Taigh Soilleir truly embodies its name. Experience a delightful blend of comfort, warmth, and tranquillity while you create unforgettable memories during your Hebridean holiday. Our Accommodation: 3 bedrooms (two of which are en suite) 2 lounges Large kitchen Dining room Open plan living spaces Sleeps up to 8 people 

Weekly guide price:
£795 to £1125

6+2  |   3  |   Enquire  |   Yes  |   Yes

Min nights: 7 (off peak) | 7 (peak)

Preferred arrival day: Saturday

56.697820, -6.113450

"Volcano Cabins" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Acharacle.

Prices from £164 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.713500, -5.780000

"Sunart - UK39865" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Salen.

Prices from £145 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.535370, -5.777520

"Highland Basecamp" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Lochaline.

Prices from £86 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.622850, -6.066080

"Dolphin Apartment" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £135 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.683100, -5.824700

"An T Abhalt" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Acharacle.

Prices from £348 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.589020, -6.229680

"Ard Na Mara Self Catering Isle of Mull" is a 3 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 6 guests in Dervaig.

Prices from £436 per night

6  |   3  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.562260, -5.989420

"Arle Lodge" is a 10 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 20 guests in Ardnacross Farm.

Prices from £3835 per night

20  |   10  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.713480, -5.780040

"Shiel - Uk39866 - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Salen. The holiday home's kitchen, which features kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. This holiday home has a private entrance, heating, a TV and sea views. The unit has 1 bed.

Prices from £141 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   No


56.713480, -5.780040

"Sunart - Uk39865 - One-Bedroom Holiday Home" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Salen. The holiday home's kitchen, which features kitchenware, is available for cooking and storing food. This holiday home has a private entrance, heating, a TV and sea views. The unit has 1 bed.

Prices from £145 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   No


Western Isles Travel Guide

Before booking your Western Isles holiday cottage, you can find all the information you need for your trip here. For more tips, check out our complete Scottish Highlands Guide.

When to Visit the Western Isles

Before booking your holiday cottage in the Western Isles, first assess the best time to visit. Below is a little more information on the seasons in this stunning part of Scotland. This way you can plan your trip accordingly.

Spring is a beautiful time to visit the Western Isles. This is when flowers begin to bloom across the islands, creating breathtaking landscapes. The weather is slightly cooler, with temperatures averaging around 7 °C to 13 °C. However, this provides the perfect climate for those looking to get out and active whilst exploring the Scottish Highlands.

Summer is perfect for anyone seeking warmer weather and more sunshine. This is also an excellent season for those hoping to make the most of the events on the Western Isles. With Gaelic singing festivals, Highland games and agricultural shows happening throughout the islands, you will find plenty to do during this time. Temperatures average around 15 °C to 17 °C, providing a warmer climate to get out and explore. If you plan on staying in a holiday cottage in the Western Isles during summer, it's best to book ahead of time, as this season often attracts many tourists.

Winter allows for a magical time to visit the Western Isles. The landscapes shimmer under a blanket of frost and the air is crisp. Often, the sun still shines during this time, allowing for stunning mountain vistas. With temperatures plummeting in winter, you can expect to encounter freezing conditions on the Western Isles. There is also a high chance of snow, high winds and ice. For those seeking a cosy holiday cottage, a trip to the Scottish Highlands in winter provides the perfect setting.

What to Do in the Western Isles

If you’re planning to stay in a self-catering holiday cottage on the Western Isles, you don’t need to worry about finding things to do. With the isle of Barra, the North and South Uists isles, Benbecula and the Isle of Harris and Lewis all in the Outer Hebrides, there is something for everyone in this beautiful part of Scotland.

From mountainous adventures to exploring the vast countryside, you can be at one with the wilderness in the Western Isles. Spend some time exploring the impressive landscapes, or wander around the many quaint towns.

With boat trips, parks and gardens, beaches and wildlife in abundance, there is something for the whole family on the Western Isles. You can choose to lounge on the beach in summer, go whale watching, or perhaps explore one of the many historical sights around the islands.

However, you choose to spend your time here, you will find a range of activities to suit all. This provides the perfect place to truly disconnect whilst spending quality time with family, friends or loved ones.