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Taigh Ailein,

Manish, Outer Hebrides
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 1
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning scenery in every direction
  • Beautiful pristine beaches with stretches of white sand
  • Watch traditional Harris tweed being made
  • Pay a visit to the Harris Gin Distillery
  • Take a boat trip around the island or out to St Kilda, a UNESCO site
  • Explore the restaurants and shops of Stornoway
Property code: CA321

Set on the south coast of the beautiful Isle of Harris, this superb property offers spectacular views over the water and has been recently renovated to offer a high standard of accommodation for a family seeking a peaceful retreat in the Outer Hebrides.

This stunningly beautiful island is a walker's paradise, with spectacular views and wildlife to be glimpsed, including red deer and white-tailed eagles. Visit some of the pristine beaches – take a drive to stunning Luskentyre with its white sands and crystal-clear water. A day trip to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of St Kilda is a must for wildlife lovers where you can see a huge array of wildlife undisturbed in its natural habitat. Boats sail regularly from Tarbert (10 miles) both to St Kilda and around the island. For those seeking a cultural taste of the island, visit the Harris Gin Distillery, also at Tarbert and sample the local gin and whisky, or watch how traditional Harris tweed is made at Gearrannan Blackhouse Village (56 miles) – a restored crofting village offering a unique insight into the history of the island.


Set in an elevated position overlooking the small bay below, this smart, whitewashed cottage stands prettily on the southern tip of the Lewis and Harris in the hamlet of Manish. Recently renovated, the contemporary interior is stylish and welcoming. At its heart you will find a spacious kitchen/diner – a fabulous space to socialise with a drink and enjoy a meal together. The adjacent lounge is equally stylish yet cosy with a large comfy corner sofa and a multi-fuel stove, perfect for snuggling up in the evening after a day out exploring. Heading upstairs you will discover the three bedrooms – one double, another double with an extra single bed ideal for families, and a single bedroom – all of which are decorated in a tasteful contemporary style with colourful bed linen. In the morning, enjoy an invigorating start to the day in the bright, smart shower room before heading down to breakfast.


Stroll outside to the enclosed, grassy garden and take in the superb views over the water. A small patio area at the side of the house is the perfect spot to sit and relax with a drink or enjoy a BBQ on milder evenings.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 double with extra single, 1 single
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Highchair available
  • Electric heating
  • TV, DVD player
  • Enclosed garden with outdoor seating
  • Private parking
  • 1 dog welcome, please be aware that dogs must be kept under control at all times as owner’s sheep wander freely around the property
  • Guests must bring their own fuel for the multi-fuel stove
  • There is no mobile signal in this property. Signal can sometimes be found in patches of the garden depending on network
  • 2 miles to local cafe, 8 miles to local shops

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Fiona.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Mr Hamilton, July 2019

Really enjoyed our stay at Taigh Ailein. Location by the sea on Isle of Harris was fantastic and cottage had all the facilities we needed. Would definitely return for stay again.

Reviewed by Mr Mccarron, July 2019

We stayed here for a week with three young children and our dog. The house is lovely, modern, clean and comfortable! Lovely peaceful location in a stunning island.

Reviewed by Mr Willis, June 2019

Taigh Ailein is very modern, clean, warm and comfortable. We've used cottages in Scotland for the past 15 years and it's as good as any we've stayed at. The location is so beautiful and peaceful, with wildlife all around. We had regular sightings of the local otter from the cottage and lots of bird life including red throated diver, waders and wildRead morefowl. We were made to feel very welcome by Ian and Lizzie, thank you. We would wholeheartedly recommend a stay at Taigh Ailein. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Codd, May 2019

A lovely house, well equiped, and in a beautiful location. You couldn't wish for more. We have been visiting Scotland 2 or 3 times a year for over 35 years and this ranks amongst one of the very best properties we have stayed in.

Reviewed by Mrs Falconer, May 2019

The cottage is located right on the waterfront with great walks out to the headlands. Inside it is very well decorated with very modern rooms and fittings. The kitchen is large with every need catered for. Perhaps a bit more guidance on local amenities and recycling / rubbish arrangements would be useful but this was only a minor niggle.

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