I,M,D&D, Glasgow
  • Wonderful cottage, superbly appointed, beautiful location – what more can we say!  Lovely welcome – we had a great time and we’ll be back.
E&B, Germany
  • A wonderful home away from home!  We loved the house, in particular, the spacious kitchen with views in two directions.  Three weeks gave us enough time tp explore almost every corner of Lewis and Harris.  Point proved to be a very convenient spot at with all there is to see at almost the same distance.  Weather in the first week permitted sitting outside on the bench enjoying the evening and the morning sun.  We felt like in the Caribbean!  Later it turned into more “Nice day, soft rain!”  We felt very welcome wherever we went and are going home grateful!!
C&D, Edinburgh

We have just savoured a week at this lovely croft.  Contemporary and comfortable; lovely welcoming touches; the picture window is a joy.  Lewis offers so much history and austere, lunar beauty.  The beaches of Harris were unique and St Kilda last Monday was unforgettable!  E, Edinburgh.  Staying at the same time, we too had a wonderful break and loved the house and views.  Our delights, as well as St Kilda, were the beaches of Harris and the east-side coastal route south on a beautiful day; Arnol and Gearranan on a wet day, Calanais and Carloway of course and unforgettable Uig.  Still so much we missed – we will be back!

T&C, Rutherglen

We had a wonderful week in 6 Upper Garrabost.  The pictures online don’t do it justice – we found it to be clean, modern and spacious.  It was a great base for us to explore The Black Houses, Callanish, Port of Ness, Uig Beach and Luskentyre Beach – the latter being one of the most stunning we have ever seen.  The provision of tea, coffee, and milk was most appreciated – I liked enjoying my tea whilst taking in the beautiful view from the kitchen window!  My parents came up to join us for a few days and they were as impressed as us.  We will definitely recommend it to our families and friends.  Thank you for your hospitality!

L&F, Germany

This was our first visit to the Isle of Lewis.  In our three week tour of Scotland, this has been the week we stayed in one place and we loved it.  We immediately felt at home.  The cottage is a great base for exploring Lewis and Harris and time passed too quickly.  We visited Great Bernera, the Callanish Stones, took part in a guided tour of North Harris (a walk to spot eagles – very recommendable and we found it in one of the leaflets in the kitchen), spotted seals at the Butt of Lewis and just took in the breath-taking surroundings.  The window in the kitchen is amazing and the cottage provides everything you need.  Thank you for making our stay so pleasant.  We hope to come back sometime …

B&E, Australia
  • Thank you!  We loved the house and we loved the Hebrides.  The maps were very useful and the Broadband Wi-Fi meant we could Skype the family in Australia – a happy week.
H,D,F&MA, The Netherlands
  • We had a very nice stay in your lovely cottage.  The kitchen is our favourite spot and what a nice view!  Thank you for all the maps and other information and booklets about Lewis and Point.  We had a good time exploring the Peninsula and the info came in quite handy.  The flowers and cookies were a warm welcome – many thanks!
G&D, Gwent

This is our second visit to this lovely croft and found it equally as charming as the first.  Well appointed, well furnished and so peaceful.  We hope to be able to return.

K Family, Edinburgh

The cottage is lovely, very modern, clean and situated in lots of ground.  Views from the kitchen are great – could sit and watch all day.  The cottage is very welcoming, as were its owners, warm and cosy with a nice touch with the welcome flowers, biscuits, and coffee.  Would recommend a visit to the newly opened shop and cafe nearby (in old school building) – we hope this is a great success for the local community.  It is very well stocked and reasonably priced.  Coffee and cake make a lovely treat. With its modern facilities, we would definitely look to come back to the cottage in the future.  We all had a great holiday.

A&BW, Fife
  • This was our first stay on Lewis and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  We couldn’t have asked for better weather – lovely warm sunshine almost everyday.  We love the cottage, especially the wonderfully comfortable beds and the kitchen with the fabulous view.  Our two girls, aged 10 and 6, made friends with some neighbouring children and loved running about in the garden.  We visited Ness at the beginning of the week and had an amazing encounter with a basking shark, which we watched swimming about 50m offshore for about 30mins – definitely a highlight!  Your beaches are truly stunning and the island history is fascinating.  We’ll definitely be back!  Thanks again.
J,C&A, Cambs
  • Thank you for a lovely, comfortable and well-appointed holiday home.  We are enjoying staying here very much.  We had some glorious weather and enjoyed trips to Luskentyre, Europie, Callanish, Bernera and Tolsta.  Lovely dinners in Digby Chicks – early bird and at An Lanntair. Good lunches in the Library Cafe in Stornoway and cake at Morven Gallery.  Thank you!
J&J, Hertfordshire
  • Last year’s visit was too short but we didn’t expect to return so quickly!  There is only one place we would stay – here. So comfortable, a home from home.  Sad to be leaving, but all good things come to an end.  I am sure this isn’t going to be our last visit.  Thank you for the flowers and biscuits.  The only way is south for us now!
G&R, Cambridge

Thank you for the lovely flowers and biscuits.  We had a cosy time here, more or less living in the kitchen because we couldn’t get enough of the view and the very cute antics of the sheep and lambs of course!  The weather was not great, but when it’s windy the sea is amazing to watch.  We enjoyed an excellent guided walk with Mick Blunt of ‘Hidden Hebrides’ on one wet, foggy day in Lewis – he took us to Harris where the weather was hugely better and we trekked along the coffin path from east to west coast, as described in your ’25 Walks: the Western Isles’ book.  The beaches at Luskentrye and Seilebost are extraordinary – even by Hebridean standards and well worth the trip.  For wildflowers and quiet coastal wilderness we loved Tolsta with its flower-strewn sand dunes, enormous beach and attractive, winding path across the Bridge to Nowhere, at the end of the road.  The new(ish) shop and cafe a couple of miles down the road towards Stornoway is very handy and is open from 8am-8pm (cafe until 4.30pm).

S&S, Glasgow
  • Fantastic accommodation – everything you need.  We enjoyed the quietness of the area and of the whole island – it has been such a relaxing time and the poor weather at the start of the week did not dampen our spirits or keep us indoors.  We have enjoyed seeing the weather change from one part of the island to the other as we did on our drive back along the “golden road” on Monday.  Wishing we could stay longer; however, the joy is that we can return as the saying goes “in a heartbeat”.  Thank you for your welcome tray and lovely flowers.
J&J, Hertfordshire
  • Spent a lovely week in this excellent cottage.  Fantastic views and so many places to explore.  The weather wasn’t great, but at least we had somewhere nice, warm and comfortable to return to.  Hope we are as lucky next week in Harris.  Thank you for the flowers and biscuits (very naughty, but nice!).  If we ever come this way again, would certainly like to stay here – it ticked all the boxes!

Guest Reviews

 

  • Wow!  Thank you very much, we’ve had a fantastic week.  Everything was amazing – the house, the view, the island and the people!  Thanks a lot, hope to come and stay again very soon,  R&ST, Lake District

 

  • Another splendid week in this lovely cottage; excellent facilities and very comfortable.  The weather has been great with the exception of one windy day when we had to chase the washing round the garden!  We are going to miss the tranquility when we return to the city.  Hope to see you next year, P&KMD, Aberdeen

 

  • We have had a wonderful stay on Lewis.  The cottage is very stylish, relaxing and comfortable – surpassing our expectations.  It has also been a great base for many day trips – Tolsta Beach (lovely), Butt of Lewis, Bernera (iron age house – fantastic), the blackhouses and the dramatic, very scenic Harris – we particularly enjoyed Scalpay in the sunshine.  Thank you so much for the welcome tray and flowers that still looked lovely as we were leaving.  Thanks also for being on hand, we’re going to miss this scenery!   R&PA, Manchester

 

  • Despite the mixed weather we have really enjoyed our stay in Garrabost.  No 6 is very comfortable and quiet – ideally situated to explore Lewis and Harrris.  Apart from the Cuillins, we thought Harris better than Skye.  We really hope to return.  J&DG, Ross-shire

 

  • Our stay here in Lewis was well worth the 2.5 days it took us to get here from Devon.  We’ve been pretty lucky with the weather on the whole – only getting caught in one storm.  We’ve travelled some miles visiting Tolsta and walking some of the Heritage Trail along the coast (and seeing Golden Eagle for the first time); the Butt of Lewis; Huisinis; Traigh Uige and a walk into the mountains (a long slog along a new track, but worth it for the views and seeing Golden Eagle again).  The cottage has been a joy to stay in.  As many have said before, the warm welcome from Liz and Brian was a nice touch along with tea, biscuits and flowers!  I could have spent the whole week sitting at the picture window – but glad we made it out and about.  Not lucky enough the hear the corncrake or see otters, but there’s always next time.  Many thanks Liz and Brian.  C&M, Devon

 

  • We had a wonderful, relaxing and peaceful stay.  The cottage is very cosy, particularly with the real fire.  The views are amazing, especially from the kitchen window.  I even braved the elements in November to sit with a steaming hot cup of tea in the back garden – just to admire the view and take in the elements!  Thank you very much for the yellow roses and welcome tray.  We appreciated a nice warm drink after a rocky ferry ride.  We managed to see a lot during our stay, but the highlight for us was the beautiful beach at Tolsta – stunning!  And we had the beach all to ourselves that day!  We would definitely recommend No 6 to others, many thanks.    C&G, Nairnshire

 

  • We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage.  Lovely peaceful time, visiting friends and fishing as well as just relaxiing.  The flowers and welcome tray were well appreciated and the cottage has spectacular views over the bay.  Would definitely recommend the cottage and area to others.  A&B, Elgin
  • We had a wonderful relaxing holiday in this beautiful cottage.  The spectacular views from the picture window kept us mesmerised.  The island is so rich in history that it’s beem impossible to see everything in a week.  Our favourite visits were to the magical Callanish Stones, the white sand beach and iron house at Bosta on Bernera, the beaches on the west coast of Harris and of course, the lighthouse at Point.  We’ve never seen so many vintage tractors – the whole island has a great selection!  The East Coast of Harris with its moon-like landscape was a great choice for filming Space Odyssey 2001, but the road there is definitely not for faint-hearted drivers!  Many thanks to Liz and Brian for the welcome tray and lovely flowers – it’s been a pleasure staying here.  N&MC, Fife

 

  • Wonderful cottage, beautiful views, all kinds of weather, but a lovely stay.  The best bit of all was my cute, little nephew of 8 weeks!  We will come again from Finland, thank you for a lovely stay!  A Family, Finland

 

  • We have had a wonderful and relaxing break here.  The cottage is definitely 4* plus and the flowers, shortbread and milk were very much appreciated.  We would come again and recommend it to friends and family.  Lewis and Harris have a lot to offer.  The views and walks from the cottage are wonderful.  Tea and cakes and the Uig Community Hall and Museum are not to be missed – fantastic cakes and very good value for money!  Thanks for a lovely stay.  I&ST, Aberdeenshire

 

  • What a contrast Lewis has proved to be after our week in North Uist.  We have explored all we could in the time we had and found the Standing Stones, Broch, Blackhouse Village, Iron Age house etc. – all most interesting, but what beaches we have seen – we even risked a few paddles!   We explored Bernera and Uig – fantastic beaches and scenery.  A visit to Uig Community Hall and Museum is a must – baking out of this world and most informative; then back to No 6 after each busy day to enjoy the delights of this very comfortable cottage with such a view over the bay.  Folders very informative and helpful as were the maps.  J&WP, Glasgow

 

  • We have had a wonderful holiday in this lovely cottage.  We enjoyed the peaceful setting and the views from the kitchen window are amazing.  Love the artwork and soft furnishings – very tastefully chosen!  Weather has been better than expected and no midges!  We have explored the whole island and loved every minute.  Thank you for the welcome biscuits, milk etc. and the warm welcome – just wish we could stay a bit longer! J&MMD, Leicester

 

  • A beautiful cottage in a wonderful setting!  Fantastic weather apart from the wild winds, hold onto your hat! Some great highlights over the week – the Europie cafe at the top of Lewis as well as the beach there; the island of Great Bernera and the beautiful beaches at Bosta;  Ravenspoint Visitor Centre and the Hebridean Soap Company are well worth a visit as are Callanish Stones and the Broch at Carloway.  The more adventurous driver may want to tackle the B887 road to Hushinish – well worth the journey, but don’t lunch before it!  Forgot to mention the wee pottery at Borve and Eilean Oir Jewellery, which is on the main road heading towards Harris, it is sign posted.  There is plenty to discover outwith the usual places – these are just a few.  D&KMI, Glasgow

 

  • Our first visit to Lewis.; we appreciated the glorious weather and the warm welcome from all we met.  The cottage is perfect.  Particular highlights of the week have been the beautiful beaches, the historical sites, Kirkibost pier and the early bird menus in Stornoway.  G&PA, East Yorks