History, culture, and heritage are felt strongly on the Isle of Lewis. Gaelic is still frequently spoken alongside English, and time honoured traditions are still practiced alongside modern pastimes with the Island’s main town Stornoway and out in the countryside. During the summer, it’s not uncommon to see local people cutting and harvesting peats to make Scotch whisky. The Abhainn Dearg distillery on the island is the first legal distillery in the Outer Hebrides, so make sure to sample a dram or two on your cottage holiday.
Being an island, Lewis has many beaches, from wide arcs of soft sand to secluded shingle coves and of course this is reflected in the menus of the island’s restaurants, all offering the freshest catch. Our cottages on the Isle of Lewis are the perfect escape for couples wanting to get away from it all and for families craving a tranquil haven.