Eagle Bay Cottages

Keose, Isle of Lewis, Western Isles
Self-catering
+44 (0)1851 830491


Spacious bolthole for two with long sea views: explore the wilds of the Scottish Isles, watch plenty of wildlife from big windows

Place

2 places

Sleeps

Each sleep 2

Pets welcome

The Experience

Gaze at stunning views over the sea loch and beautiful, remote landscapes from your roomy architect-designed cottage; set up the binoculars and watch out for otters, seals and eagles from any window – or on the small patio, perfect for your morning coffee or sundowner. You’ll find some books to help you identify wildlife too.

A generous hamper has all you need for breakfast on your first morning. Borrow maps, bikes and thermos flasks and set off along quiet lanes for wonderful walks and ease your aching limbs in the sauna afterwards.

Watch a film – there are many here to choose from – sink into the deep bath with a book from the eclectic library or simply look out at stormy or starry skies. You’ll be kept cosy by the underfloor heating and roaring wood-burner.

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We think you'll love

  • Exploring the island by bike on the quiet lanes
  • Keeping warm around the wood-burner
  • Enjoying wonderful sea views from anywhere in the cottage
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You should know

  • It’s not a place for children
  • You’re remote – the nearest town is 12 miles away

Essentials

  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available

Nearby

  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 5 nights. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Never.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Basket, blanket, dog treats and towels.

Max. 2 dogs.

Moorland walks nearby and numerous beach walks across the island. Advice on the best walking routes throughout the islands.

Meals
Pubs/restaurants 12 miles.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £190
Weekly price
from £1325
1 Cottage for 2
From £1901 bed1 bedroom
1 Cottage for 2
From £1901 bed1 bedroom

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Location

The neighbourhood

Find the two cottages just off a quiet road on the east side of the island - the coastline is rockier but Harris isn’t far for long, sandy beaches. Stornoway (12 miles) is the closest town for numerous eateries and you can stock up on fresh fish from Islander Shellfish on the pier. Or take a boat trip on the loch with Lewis Mackenzie - spot wildlife and bring home freshly-caught fish.

Local points of interest from Kathleen Maciver

  • With an abundance of resident and migratory wildlife on your doorstep, expect to see everything from White-Tailed Sea Eagles to Arctic Terns and from Otters to Orcas and Basking Sharks.
  • The Outer Hebrides has its own unique culture and traditions, from peat-cutting to weaving Harris Tweed. The Gaelic language is widely spoken throughout the islands and contemporary Gaelic music features strongly in the summer Hebridean Celtic Festival.
  • Small art galleries and craft workshops are dotted around the Islands, tearooms have sprung up in the most unlikely and remote settings and enticing restaurants serve local game, heather-grazed lamb and the freshest fish and shellfish.
  • A private boat charter for two with “Hebrides Fish ‘n’ Trips”, departing from the pier a few minutes’ walk from your cottage will allow you to visit the spectacular Shiant Islands or explore the many sea lochs and lagoons of the east coast of the Island.
  • Drive through the diverse landscapes of Lewis and Harris and visit some of the most beautiful and remote beaches: Luskentyre beach on Harris or deserted Uig beach on Lewis which found fame as the location for the discovery of the Lewis Chessmen.
  • Take in some important historical sites such as the Iron Age House in Bosta; the Neolithic Standing Stones at Callanish; the Beehive Dwellings near the Lewis- Harris border or visit one of the best preserved Broch towers in Scotland at Doune, Carloway.

Introducing

Kathleen Maciver

Kathleen and David live in the main house and will greet you. The croft has been in Kathleen's family since the 1700s and her grandmother was born there; they built the cottages five years ago and have loved sharing this incredible spot ever since.