Leave your cares far behind as you escape to a whole new world of luxury, in an award-winning stone cottage perfectly set within Scotland's bracingly beautiful Atlantic Coast.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 week

Nestled exquisitely on the edge of the clean, white sands of Uig Bay, surrounded by the breathtaking natural scenery of the Island of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides, you will discover Beach Bay Cottage.

This stunning, eco-friendly holiday home was designed by renowned architect Stuart Bagshaw, and is the proud winner of the 2012 Outer Hebrides Design Award.  Coupled with the designated National Scenic Area of Uig Bay, you’re guaranteed the most uniquely spectacular views, whether you’re inside or outside!

Beach Bay Cottage is built into the hillside, designed in Neolithic style from natural stone, and features a turfed roof to blend beautifully with its windswept surroundings.  Sleeping up to four people, the cottage promises lovingly unspoilt tradition, blended with the very best of contemporary luxury throughout.

The welcoming entrance hall evokes a genuine feeling of warmth as soon as you arrive, and when you wander into the open-plan lounge and dining area, you may never want to leave!

With a 180-degree bay window that allows an incredible amount of natural light to come flooding inside, you can savour the most amazing views of the family-friendly beach just a few yards away. This is the perfect spot to relax, as you watch the tide moving in and out over fresh white sands…and it’s not unusual to spot the occasional Golden Eagle soaring overhead, or sea otters swimming around the coast.

Grey slate flooring and underfloor heating throughout the property provide a sense of cosily contemporary style, and you’ll find a multi-fuel stove to keep everybody warm on colder evenings…though you may prefer the two person infra-red sauna on some occasions, instead!

The kitchen is well-equipped, and the perfect place to prepare many a hearty breakfast, as you sit at the sociable dining table with its leather chairs, and discuss your plans for the day ahead. On sunnier mornings, why not enjoy an al-fresco breakfast out on the stone patio in your private garden, as you listen to the soothing sounds of the sea?

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At a glance

  • Award-winning architect designed stone cottage for four people, built within the hillside on Uig Bay, a National Scenic Area on the Scottish Atlantic coast. The cottage is situated just a few yards from a family-friendly white sand beach.
  • Parking is available for two cars. No smoking or pets are permitted.
  • Linen, towels, heating and WiFi are all included, along with a welcome pack. Local produce hampers can also be arranged.
  • Close to a wide array of activity and sight-seeing opportunities, with a restaurant and shop located within a 15-minute drive.


  • Disability Accessible
  • Family Friendly
  • Seaside Breaks


Sleeps up to 4, double bedroom, twin bedroom (both ensuite with TV and one with Jacuzzi), bedding & towels provided, living/dining room, multi-fuel stove, well-equipped kitchen, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, freezer, Freeview TV, DVD player & DVDs iPod dock, WiFi, patio, outdoor furniture, BBQ, 2-person sauna, cycle store, welcome pack, parking for 2 cars.

Local activities

Fishing, cycling, walking, birdwatching, wildlife spotting, boat trips, golf, diving, sea kayaking, surfing, kite surfing.

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Cosiness is taken to a new level here, with one double and one twin room featuring a king-sized bed and two zip and links, all dressed in fresh linen. The double bedroom features an en-suite shower room, while an indulgent family bathroom that includes a Jacuzzi whirlpool bath and separate shower cubicle can be accessed from the hall and the twin bedroom.

At the back of the cottage, you’ll find an underground storage space that’s perfect for all that beach activity equipment you decided to bring along with you!

By day, why not take full advantage of your position on one of the most beautiful beaches on the Scottish Atlantic Coast? Access the white sandy beach just yards from your doorstep, choose your spot and relax with that book you never quite found time to read back home.

The surrounding area is truly magical…and an absolute paradise for hikers, fishing enthusiasts, photographers and wildlife-watchers alike. Fish for fresh trout and salmon to enjoy on the barbecue later on, play a round of golf, or maybe take a boat trip to the World Heritage Site of St. Kilda. Diving and kayaking can also be arranged, for the slightly more adventurous!

A fifteen-minute drive will take you to a community shop and a wonderful local restaurant, and you can also arrange a trip to the Abhainn Dearg distillery, just a short walk away.

If you’re looking for nothing less than paradise on Earth for your next break, look no further than Beach Bay Cottage. Just don’t forget to pack your binoculars!

Things to note

Travel cot and highchair can be supplied, no smoking, the property is wheelchair accessible, pets are not permitted, weekly stays only.

Where you'll be staying

Carnish, Isle of Lewis

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