A never to be forgotten week in Lewis. Eagle cottage has everything a discerning person could imagine and desire. All has been catered for from the jaw dropping view of the ever changing loch to the comfort and luxury of the cottage. David and his wife afford visitors all possible comforts and maybe even more than one feels deserving of. The generosity is palpable and one cannot help but feel truly blessed to have spent a week of your life here. We did manage to see one golden eagle(well I think it was) today our last day and it was such a delight that sent shivers down my spine. This is a must for your bucket list.
Eagle Bay Cottage is probably the most delightful rental we've ever had for several reasons. Kathleen and David have such attention to detail and that and just the pleasure of dealing with the both of them are at the top of the list. From a practical standpoint, the things, both big and small, that make a stay perfect are - absolutely spotless everything! Even the windows are cleaned each and every visit, no small chore in this wonderful place. Sharp knives in the drawer. We enjoy cooking in most evenings after hill, coastal or beach walking and that small attention to detail makes the cook's life ever so much easier. Everything necessary for the kitchen is there. A comfortable super king bed and pillows - A fabulous bath area and sauna - amazing design layout of the entire place to take in incredible views over the loch. This is Vacation!!!
We also thought the arrival champagne and tea cakes and fruit and some practical necessities that were there for our use were such thoughtful and welcomed extra touches. Kathleen and David have simply thought through everything to make each guest feel special.
As for Hebridean weather - We're used to the Highlands and even though all sunny days would have been magical, we have more than one very memorable story we can now tell. One adventure was being caught in a pelting rainstorm with accompanying wind on Uig Beach which went away as quickly as it came after leaving us covered in sand and laughing out loud. But the thing is that truly bad weather at their place would have just been inside time at one of the loveliest locations in Scotland. How bad would that have been?!
In short, if you want the lovliest of views over a loch, superb and helpful hosts, complete quiet that is the most astounding thing, and a feeling of absolute peace, this is the place for you. We will definitely be returning. Thanks, Kathleen and David!
Absolutely amazing location & views. Properties throughout were pristine & really well designed. Fully kitted out with all you could need. Welcome goodies were scrumptious & really enjoyed the champagne alfresco. Absolutely silence & heaven. David, the owner was welcoming & knowledgeable. Bathroom: goodies & soak tub with a view. Shower excellent. Lewis & Harris spectacular. The pictures about the beaches don't do them justice. Dalmor Beach was my favourite but went for a paddle on most of the biggest & recommended ones. Fish & Trips boat trip was excellent & went from the pier just down the road. Scallop Shack was worth the trip. A week wasn't long enough & the journey there & back was so worth it. My kind of dream home.
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Having visited Eagle Bay Cottages a few years ago and fell in love with the Islands of Lewis & Harris, we promised ourselves we’d return. It only took a couple of years. Of all of the amazing places we have visited around the world, this is the only place we’ve returned to. The cottages are stunning! Finished to the highest standard, with everything you could need. Set in the most beautiful location with breathtaking views from the large bay window it’s easy to spend hours just looking out over the sea loch (especially when there’s a storm raging!) Both times we have visited have been in winter months and I think this adds to the beauty of the place and it wild charm! The island has some amazing walks, some of the best beaches in the world and the local seafood from Stornaway fishmongers is a good as you’ll find anywhere! David & Kathleen have got this place just right. They are great hosts and couldn’t be more helpful. I think this is somewhere we’ll visit a few more times yet!