Although a car is advised we came by bus and had fun planning all our little trips (the world-famous Luskentyre Beach, Rodel Church and Stornoway). Everyone we met (including Johan and Murdo of course, Steven the taxi-driver and the Distillery staff) were absolutely wonderful.
The cottage, beautifully and tastefully appointed yet preserving its traditional identity, is idyllic in a peaceful location but with all the necessary amenities. We loved the bathroom!!
Lovely cozy cottage - 2 good sized bedrooms but only one room for kitchen lounge and eating - very well equipped and immaculate. Fabulous location. Excellent base for exploring the islands and getting away from it all, Need to accept that no mobile signal or internet is available and just enjoy the peace and quiet!
Just what we needed to celebrate the new year in quietly. Remote but lovely views. Cottage was basic but ideal.
If you want to get away from it ALL then this place is a must. At the end of a (more or less) private road and only a few feet from the sea this place is quiet to the extreme. We were fortunate that we had beautiful weather for almost the entire stay. Calm sea meant we regularly spotted our resident Seal only just off shore, or basking in the rocks. Sea otters have been seen as well, but not by us unfortunately.
There's no mobile phone coverage, no landline or internet and basic satellite channels, so bring plenty of reading !
The house is cosy, basically furnished and nice and warm thanks to the electric heating. Even with the heating off all day the place warms up quickly.
Don't expect any frills, but for the two of us it was ideal. If there were more than three people staying then seating in the living/kitchen area would be a tad cramped.
The nearest town with shops is about fifteen minutes drive north or south, so come well catered. There's a big fridge and freezer so you shouldn't have any problems.
This really is a place for those who love the outdoors come rain or shine but forget it if you expect fibre broadband and five star luxury. We'll definitely return :-)
Enjoyed our stay at Manish Cottage. Very clean, cosy, everything we needed. The neighbours were very helpful, including delivering candles when there was a (thankfully short) power cut.
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