Fisherman’s Cottage ref: UK10885

Marvig, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering



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  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Entrance Ramp/Level Access 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Waterside Breaks 


In an elevated position with stunning views across the loch, this detached crofter’s cottage has been lovingly restored, beautifully furnished and is extremely well equipped. Situated in Marvig, which is more or less midway between the main towns of Tarbert, Harris and Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis, this property makes the perfect base from which to explore the Outer Hebrides.

Visit the Harris Distillery in Tarbert, where you can enjoy a tour of the distillery and of course sample some of the famous Harris Gin, or head further south to Leverburgh and catch a ferry to North Uist for a day out. The main town of Stornoway is home to Lews Castle, which has fabulous grounds and woodland walks. Six of the famous Lewis Chessmen, a group of distinctive 12th century chess pieces found in the sand dunes at Uig Bay, can be viewed at the castle museum. The Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Ness Heritage Centre, Carloway Broch and the historic Callanish Standing Stones are all well worth a visit.

Some of the most stunning white sandy beaches in the British Isles can be found on the Outer Hebrides, with incredible aqua waters they are absolutely breathtaking! Boat trips from Harris or Lewis offer a chance to spot an abundance of wildlife, or further afield discover the archipelago St. Kilda, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For those who enjoy music, there are a number of festivals that take place throughout the year, including the popular Hebridean Celtic Festival in July. Outdoor enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with a variety of activities to choose from, including hill walking, trout fishing on the many lochs only a short distance from the cottage, surfing, golf, diving, sea kayaking, cycling and wild swimming. Sea eagles, herons, otters and seals can be seen from the cottage. Artists and photographers will not be disappointed, with dramatic landscapes, spectacular sunsets and on occasions an opportunity to see the Northern Lights. The Outer Hebrides are truly magical, allowing you to relax and unwind from the stresses of everyday life. Shop 6 miles, pub and restaurant 12 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

2 steps to...
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner, 40" Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors leading to garden.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

First floor

Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included.


Enclosed lawned garden with decked sitting-out area and garden furniture. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    6 miles
  • Distance
    26 miles
  • Restaurant
    12 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    12 miles
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake
    200 yards (loch)

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.


VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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