Old Mission House

Isle of Lewis, Western Isles
+44 (0)7875 260182
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On the wild Isle of Lewis, a light-filled, modern house with wonderful views stretching to the coast and a telescope for stargazing


6 beds


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

Golden eagles soar above this contemporary, larch-clad house, while Highland cattle graze on croft land. Light pours through big windows, which frame superb views stretching to Lewis’s wild coast. This is a place for families and friends to retreat and find peace spotting otters and deer by day, and stargazing through the telescope by night. Gordon and Jackie leave guests a starter pack of logs to get the wood-burner blazing, as well as wine and smoked salmon for a welcome apéritif. Downstairs, there’s a limestone-floored sitting room where you can sink into green sofas and browse well-stocked bookcases; the open-plan kitchen and dining room beyond is bright and sociable. Step through French doors to a terrace with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. A pair of twin rooms and a double, all simply furnished with crisp white bed linen, can be found on the same floor. There’s another king-sized double room up the wooden staircase. Tiled bathrooms are stylish and a couple have luxurious walk-in showers. It’s a 20-minute walk to sandy beaches and you can try a wee dram of whisky at the new distillery, a short drive away. 


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • 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
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


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


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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 days in the summer. Short breaks possible in the winter.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £150
Weekly price
from £950
1 House for 8
From £1506 beds4 bedrooms


We had a truly wonderful week staying in this exceptional house. Beautifully & thoughtfully designed, it lacks for nothing. 4 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, loved the crisp white linens & tartan blankets. Tastefully decorated, everything very useable, many cooking essentials, CDs & games to play. Clearly well loved by the family who own it. There’s a telescope, table tennis, boogie boards & a delightful mini mission house. Try a Harris Gin by the wood burning stove watching the sunset after exploring. A stunning coastline with gorgeous views, every turn offers another beautiful bay. Hebridean Heaven.

Debbie, Glasgow

We have just come back from this wonderful holiday home feeling refreshed, peaceful and with clear minds. Some of our family are from the Island so this was a nostalgic visit to see the land, wildlife and also amazing scenery. The house is beautiful with panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding land. We saw stags, eagles, ships on the water and lots and lots of sheep! The house has been designed extremely well and you will want for nothing. It is full of comfort and is so welcoming. There is an exceptional beach a ten minute walk up the road which has golden sands, and perfect for a swim.

Sarah, Malvern

We chose this house for the location and were not disappointed by the views or the wildlife. The house is cosy, filled with the owner's possessions (books, cd's, food, clothes and an enviable whisky collection!), so we felt like pampered house guests! There are no curtains or blinds in the bedrooms or bathrooms (no obscured glass) so bring a sleep mask & beware of inquisitive cyclists on Sunday mornings!

Tracey, Chester

My wife and I had a fantastic stay on the Isle of Lewis, we had a week staying in this wonderful house. The house had all the facilities you would need, it has enough room for 2 families of 4 but does not feel too big if there is only a couple in the house. The location is stunning and so peaceful, we had a herd of highland cattle grazing near by, had red deer virtually come to garden. then to cap it all we had a golden eagle fly past the front window and had 2 sea eagles flying in mountains at the back of the house. the location is so peaceful and remote. It is a distance but worth it

John, Leeds

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Jackie MacKay

  • Only 20 minutes walk to beautiful white sandy beaches and cliff walks . Roll out of bed and climb Mealashal, the highest mountain on Lewis, to enjoy spectacular views out to St Kilda and down to Uist.
  • Enjoy fresh scallops from the Scallop Shack (Miavig), stock up at the resourceful Uig Stores or dine in at the wonderful Uig Sands restaurant 20 minutes drive away and enjoy a menu of delicious local produce and seafood as you watch the sunset over Uig Bay
  • For the energetic this is cycling heaven! Miles of empty single track roads, with enticing refreshments at Loch Croistean Coffee Shop or Uig Community Centre tearoom (summer only) providing a suitable reward for your efforts.
  • Visit the Callanish Standing Stones, the most complete historical stone circle in Europe . Superb coffee shop and information centre and unlike Stonehenge wander freely amongst these magnificent stones .
  • After a day out in the hills, select a book from the bookcase, curl up on inviting sofas and relax in the warmth of the woodburning stove .


Jackie MacKay

Gordon is a Professor of Sports Surgery and Jackie is the Practice Manager for The Mackay Clinic. They live in Dunblane, not far from their hideaway Riverside Cottage, and have family connections with Lewis, where they have a home from home in Old Mission House. They have enjoyed many wonderful holidays there walking in the hills, swimming in the crystal waters, cycling and most importantly sharing good food with family and friends.