ABOUT THE COTTAGE


Dating back to the 1860's and in a design that is slowly disappearing from the Outer Hebrides our traditional cottage has been tastefully modernised and furnished to a very high standard.

The Cottage is situated just 1.5 miles from Stornoway Town Centre & ferry terminal. The cottage provides an ideal base to enjoy both the town of Stornoway and the islands rural delights.

The town of Stornoway offers an excellent range of restaurants, pubs and shops. Gentle walks in the towns splendid Castle Grounds provide views over the town and it's harbour.

NewValley Cottage - Stornoway Castle    NewValley Cottage - Fishing Boats

Stornoway's 18 hole golf course welcomes visitors, as does the towns leisure centre with swimming pool, sauna's and gym. All but 5 minutes drive from Newvalley Cottage.

For our guests without transport the local bus service passes the cottage at regular intervals.

Any visitor to Lewis and Harris with map in hand will be intrigued by the place names, a mix of both Gaelic and Norse which more than hint at the culture and history of these unique islands situated on the edge of Europe. A stronghold of Gaelic language and culture and world famous for its woven cloth, Harris Tweed, the islands have to be explored.


Some Visitor Attractions:

Museum Nan Eilean, Stornoway - island history and working life.

Arnol Blackhouse - island living in bygone days.

Callanish Stones - awe inspiring standing stones and visitor centre.

St Clement's Church, Rodel - fascinating 16th century church and tomb.

While Lewis is predominately flat the hills of Harris and Uig offer climbers a challenge. Walkers will enjoy the coastal walks on flower covered machair and exploring the islands moorland interior where your only company is likely to be lapwings, plovers, greenshank amongst other bird life. Oh and bird watchers, keep an eye out for buzzard and golden eagle.

If your passion is fishing anglers will find the islands a paradise. An abundance of good quality brown trout fishing awaits, we are happy to provide our guests with some helpful local knowledge.

If that sounds all too energetic why not simply relax on one of the islands many golden beaches. Of stunning beauty you will find the sands almost deserted.

Island life is slow paced so go with the flow, relax and enjoy.