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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Cottage
Our traditional croft cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable holiday, in an island setting which you can choose to be as relaxing or as active as you wish. Bookings are available from Saturday to Saturday in high season, but other durations can be available from October to May. Bike or car hire can be arranged. Within a 10 miles radius of the cottage are a number of the most popular visitor sites on the Isle of Lewis -- the Callanish Stones, the Norse Mill, The Carloway Broch (Fort) and the popular surfing beaches of Dalmore and Dalbeag. The beaches of Uig and Bernera are approximately 30 minutes drive from Shawbost Mill Cottage is a traditional Lewis croft house recently renovated for comfortable and relaxing holidays. The large kitchen has everything you n...Our traditional croft cottage is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable holiday, in an island setting which you can choose to be as relaxing or as active as you wish. Bookings are available from Saturday to Saturday in high season, but other durations can be available from October to May. Bike or car hire can be arranged. Within a 10 miles radius of the cottage are a number of the most popular visitor sites on the Isle of Lewis -- the Callanish Stones, the Norse Mill, The Carloway Broch (Fort) and the popular surfing beaches of Dalmore and Dalbeag. The beaches of Uig and Bernera are approximately 30 minutes drive from Shawbost Mill Cottage is a traditional Lewis croft house recently renovated for comfortable and relaxing holidays. The large kitchen has everything you need for your stay including washing machine, dryer, fridge, dishwasher and freezer. The sitting room has an open fire and wide selection of books, games, and DVDs. There are three bedrooms, 2 double and 1 twin. The downstairs bedroom has an en-suite shower room and walk-in wardrobe. Upstairs there are a further two bedrooms and a study area. The cottage has wireless broadband and digital TV. The back porch is ideal for storing wet weather and fishing gear etc. There is ample off-road parking. Bed linen and towels are provided. Mill Cottage is situated on a large working croft in the village of North Shawbost (Siabost bho tuath). Shawbost beach is less than 10 minutes walk from the cottageMore
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Ann M
Hosting since April 2014
Response Rate: 95%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsI am on hand to help you with any aspect of your stay
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Reviews (15)
fredr80
fredr80
Penicuik, United Kingdom45 contributions
Had an excellent week here at Mill cottage. Comfortable with all we needed. It is well placed for the sights of Lewis. Recommended
Visited June 2022
Written June 19, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

GlobeTrotting164145
GlobeTrotting164145
1 contribution
Beautiful location and very comfortable cottage, with everything we needed. Cosy front room with open fire. Just a short walk to a beautiful beach and stunning coastline.
Visited September 2021
Written September 12, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ian ross
Ian ross
1 contribution
Lovely cottage . very cosy ideal base for exploring island . 5 min waik to lovely beach. Had a great week , looking forward to next years booking
Visited August 2021
Written August 9, 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Dalesman51
Dalesman51
5 contributions
Great cottage in a great location. Ideal for exploring Lewis and close to a lovely and quiet beach. Ann was very welcoming and helpful. Would be very happy to return here in the future.
Visited July 2020
Written August 2, 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Derick R
Derick R
2 contributions
This is the 6th time in 10 years that we have stayed at Mill Cottage during our annual visit to Lewis. The cottage is comfortable and has everything that you would expect in a home from home. Visitors to the island aren't there for the weather (if that could be guaranteed, the place would be full of hotels). Shawbost itself offers a variety of walks, and the beautiful beaches of Dalbeg and Dalmore are only minutes away by car (or if you are looking for something more challenging, you can always walk along the coastal route). If history is your thing, Callanish is the obvious place to visit, but I make a point of visiting Arnol Blackhouse, and Garenin Village every year (both with 15 minutes drive of Mill Cottage), and, slightly further afield (40 minutes), the Iron Age house at Bostadh is well worth a visit.
Visited June 2019
Written September 22, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Reids
Reids
14 contributions
Great stay in a dug dog friendly cosy cottage. Comfortable and cheerful even when it was pouring outside. Definitely come back again.
Visited August 2019
Written August 12, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Vicky S
Vicky S
3 contributions
Mill house is a lovely cottage to stay in - it is really very comfortable and well appointed. With a delightful beach 10 minutes walk away the location is also really good - easy access to Uig and Callanish as well as Northern Harris. Great views all around we would thoroughly recommend!
Visited July 2019
Written July 15, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

bigjezzer
bigjezzer
30 contributions
We weren't sure what to expect visiting the Outer Hebrides for the first time. We found Lewis to be a barren desolate landscape, littered with rusting vehicles of all kinds. There were a few interesting places and some of the beaches are beautiful, but the ever blowing wind stopped us enjoying those to the full. The tourist board promotional literature makes a big play of the wildlife on offer, but all we saw was a pair of eagles, a load of rabbits and a feral cat! The negative feelings this generated probably enhanced the niggly things we felt were wrong with the property. It could be a first class facility, with a little more attention to detail. Our biggest problem was with the draughts, which meant we had to keep the electric heaters on more than we were comfortable with, knowing the price of electricity. This was included in the rental, but we still felt guilty about using them so frequently. The kitchen door and porch need serious attention to block out the wind, as do some of the windows which have vents that, although shut, still allow the wind through. The new TV fell out of signal very easily and we had to watch evening TV on our laptop. In fairness to Ann, she did try to rectify the problem but with only limited success. One of the upstairs bedrooms had very squeaky floorboards, so that every time I turned over in bed, I was woken by the creaks. My advice is to be prepared for the isolation, as there's no local pub to chat to locals and find out what's happening in the area. In fact, there appears to be very little interaction between the people of Shawbost. That's not to say they're not friendly when you're out and about. In fact we met some lovely people on our travels. It's not all doom and gloom though. The kitchen diner is modern and relatively well appointed, apart from the lack of a coule of pint glasses! The en suite bed is comfy and the shower id great. The lounge fire is cosy and burns really well - that well, in fact, that logs are soon despatched up the chimney and new supplies are required. I'll finish by saying we're not townies but live in a Yorkshire village, having previously lived in the Lake District, so we're used to not having all the amenities of city life. Thanks Ann, it was an experiece and with our other stops in Scotland wrapped round it, an overall enjoyable trip.
Visited June 2019
Written June 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Ruth M
Ruth M
Montrose, United Kingdom52 contributions
I holidayed here in July/August with my husband, daughter, two grandsons and their dog. The dog had a whale of a time with so much freedom to run around safely while the sheep were also safe (which was my biggest worry). It wasn't the best weather we had this year - we arrived just after the wonderful summer broke! We did, however, manage to get out and about and there is a beautiful beach about 15 minutes away down at the bottom of the hill and a little bit along so again the dog had a great time. My daughter also managed to order some tweed from the house 2 doors down which we hadn't seen before buying but when it arrived at her home she was delighted with it. The colours are beautiful. We also made a couple of trips to Harris where my husband bumped into old friends. So between meeting friends in Harris and friends in Lewis we had a lovely time. The house itself had everything that we needed, was roomy and had a lovely aspect. It was not too far to drive to shops or eateries.
Visited July 2018
Written November 7, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Adrian B
Adrian B
13 contributions
Easy access. Plenty of parking. Friendly locals. Easy walking from the door. Very good local beach. Spacious kitchen. Property a bit tired and in need of some updating.
Visited June 2018
Written July 9, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
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Kettle
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Parking
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How to get there
Turn left out of ferry terminal and follow the road through the town centre passing straight over two roundabouts (past Co-op superstore). After second roundabout carry on straight through villages of Laxdale and Newmarket. You are now on the Barvas Moor Road – carry on straight here – approx 10 miles, until you reach the village of Barvas. Turn left after Petrol Station and continue through villages of Brue, Arnol & Bragar until you reach Shawbost. In Shawbost take the first road on the right after the Church, this takes you into North Shawbost..
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Cancellation Policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Frequently Asked Questions about Mill Cottage

Mill Cottage is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Mill Cottage has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Mill Cottage has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Mill Cottage must last at least 7 nights. See all property details.