The name Caberfeidh comes from the Scots Gaelic for a Stags Head, and Caberfeidh self-catering holiday cottage is a lovely traditional crofter’s cottage with three-feet-thick walls overlooking a sea loch on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
The Outer Hebrides is perfect for a particular type of tourist who is not looking for theme parks or shopping centres. People come to the Isle of Lewis to see the deserted golden beaches, fauna and flora, and to appreciate the Outer Hebrides for what it is.
The Outer Hebrides are unsurpassed in their beauty and diversity of natural landscapes and species, and few places match their abundance of peaceful, unspoilt habitats. Fewer still have such a rich cultural tradition and human history. The Neolithic settlers of over 6000 years ago founded the first communities, as evidenced by the fascinating and well-preserved archaeology. The truly remarkable standing stones of Callanish are older than Stonehenge and pre-date the Egyptian pyramids by over 1000 years.
Getting to the Outer Hebrides is a significant journey and getting to the Isle of Lewis requires planning and consideration. On a whim, nature can throw your plans into turmoil, and that’s healthy because it forces you to take stock and think again.
Being physically disconnected from the mainland might seem like an inconvenience, but it has deeper implications for the way islanders are. For an islander on the Isle of Lewis, the uncertainty of nature is part of the fabric of every day life, and that does something to your psyche. It gives a sense of perspective.
So it comes back to that journey, and whether you can take stock and think again.
The Isle of Lewis can be reached by flights from most Scottish airports, and a few English airports, or by ferry from Uig on Skye to Tarbert, or Ullapool to Stornoway.
Caberfeidh self-catering holiday cottage is a delightful 3 bedroom detached crofter’s cottage overlooking the sea loch in the heart of an exceptionally scenic area on the Isle of Lewis.
Although the Isle of Lewis is the largest island in the UK, life here is very different. You feel a powerful sense of community. It’s as if the surrounding circle of coastline amplifies the feeling of community.
Set down a side road in a quiet village, Caberfeidh holiday cottage, with its three-feet-thick stone walls, makes a cosy hideaway in winter, when there’s a chance of seeing the spectacular northern lights. In the endless daylight hours of summer, there are superb sandy beaches, wildflower meadows, open moorlands, and rugged cliffs to explore, as well as opportunities to spot the vast variety of bird and animal life.
Whether your ideal holiday is full of adventure and sport, or perhaps less challenging pursuits, Caberfeidh self-catering holiday cottage provides the perfect Outer Hebrides base, and will be a joy to return to after a day’s activities.
Caberfeidh holiday cottage offers homely self-catering accommodation for up to 6 people, in a uniquely peaceful environment, where walkers and those wanting to see wildlife have it all on their doorstep.
Downstairs the self-catering accommodation consists of a spacious Lounge/Dining Room, a fully-equipped Kitchen, Bedroom, and Bathroom with a separate shower which would suit the elderly or infirm. Also on the ground floor is a drying room for walkers to dry their clothes.
Upstairs the cottage has two large bedrooms, each with one double bed and a single bed. Both bedrooms have sloping roofs. All linen and towels are provided. Please email for availability and prices.