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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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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:
£475 to £725
Short breaks from £70 per night

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Min nights: 3 (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

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

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

56.744437, -6.172741

"Dougie" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 2 guests in Acharacle. Resting on the scenic Ardnamurchan Peninsula is the picturesque village of Kilchoan, which boasts easy access to a good selection of glorious beaches, where you can soak up the impressive coastal views or wander the sands which stretch for...

Prices from £241 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.744437, -6.172741

"Joey" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 2 guests in Acharacle. The small village of Kilchoan is positioned on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the most westerly village in mainland Britain. The village offers a shop, pub and restaurant, and from Mingary Pier there is a regular ferry service across the Sound of...

Prices from £241 per night

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56.744437, -6.172741

"Katie" is a 1 bed holiday Lodge sleeping up to 2 guests in Acharacle. The little village of Kilchoan can be found on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula, the most westerly village in mainland Britain. The village is home to some basic amenities, including a shop, pub and restaurant, and from Mingary Pier there is a...

Prices from £241 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.518669, -5.904345

"Little Glenforsa" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Salen. The village of Salen nestles around Salen Bay off the beautiful Loch Sunart. This area is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, with many walking opportunities, cycling, sailing, kayaking, fishing with a sheltered jetty and mooring facilities. This...

Prices from £510 per night

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56.622780, -6.072280

"Kirk Cottage" is a 1 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 2 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £105 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.537850, -5.777390

"Red Watch Apartment" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Oban.

Prices from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.623850, -6.065100

"Park Lodge Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £95 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.623670, -6.064540

"Western Isles Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £152 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.621870, -6.069610

"The Tobermory Hotel" is a 1 bed holiday Hotel sleeping up to 2 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £200 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.537310, -5.777170

"Blue Watch" is a 1 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 2 guests in Lochaline.

Prices from £110 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.544220, -5.852060

"Tigh a Chabar" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Lochaline.

Prices from £150 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.615090, -6.073370

"Gamekeeper's Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £175 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   No


56.615260, -6.071230

"The Crofters" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £175 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.517190, -5.947520

"The Old School" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in Salen.

Prices from £172 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.697820, -6.113450

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

Prices from £118 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.609800, -5.976900

"Seaview Cottage" is a 2 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 4 guests in Bonnavoulin.

Prices from £101 per night

4  |   2  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.744440, -6.172740

"Joey" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Kilchoan.

Prices from £272 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.744440, -6.172740

"Dougie" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Kilchoan.

Prices from £272 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.744440, -6.172740

"Katie" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Kilchoan.

Prices from £272 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.535370, -5.777520

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

Prices from £85 per night

2  |   1  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.713610, -5.778610

"Impeccable 1-Bed Lodge in Salen Ardnamurchan" is a 1 bed holiday Cottage sleeping up to 2 guests in Acharacle.

Prices from £133 per night

2  |   1  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.636310, -6.177530

"Glengorm Castle" is a 3 bed holiday BandB sleeping up to 6 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £233 per night

6  |   3  |   Yes  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.623360, -6.071860

"Strome Beag" is a 2 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 4 guests in Tobermory.

Prices from £221 per night

4  |   2  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


56.538380, -5.777800

"White Watch" is a 3 bed holiday Apartment sleeping up to 6 guests in Lochaline.

Prices from £195 per night

6  |   3  |   No  |   Yes  |   Yes


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.