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“Unspoilt, peaceful and stunning”

Review of Lag na Mara

Views over Cliff Beach from the deck. Perfect spot to enjoy the peace and quiet.
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Views over Cliff Beach from the deck. Perfect spot to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Lag na Mara, Uig, looking out over Cliff Beach. A vista of rainbows and where Eagles soar. Beach views, wildflowers and unspoilt landscapes, but only a short drive to shops and cafe's
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Views over Cliff Beach from the deck. Perfect spot to enjoy the peace and quiet.
Lag na Mara, Uig, looking out over Cliff Beach. A vista of rainbows and where Eagles soar.
Beach views, wildflowers and unspoilt landscapes, but only a short drive to shops and cafe's
Lounge with Tv-DVD-Play Station - CD stereo - iPod Dock Door onto Patio. Very comfortable sofas.
Bright, spacious dining room with great view of the beach where you can spend hours watching the sea
Fully fitted kitchen complete with dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric cooker, blender etc.
Kingsize Bedroom with quality linen, tastefully decorated with tweed accessories.Large wardrobes.
Ensuite to Kingsize Bedroom with heated towel rail and generous size power shower.
Main Bathroom. Spacious modern bathroom with bath, large shower with power shower.
Twin bedroom, tastefully decorated with tweed accessories and quality linen. Large wardrobes.
Front view of Lag na Mara. The house sits in a large fully fenced garden laid mainly in lawn.
Gate leads you from the garden straight down to Cliff beach where you can fish, swim, surf.
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Uig, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Sarah R
Linslade, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Unspoilt, peaceful and stunning”
Reviewed 16 July 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Lag Na Mara is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. The cottage itself is incredibly well equipped. It is inviting and friendly, cosy and tastefully furnished. It cannot be faulted. The area itself is possibly one of the best areas on Lewis to visit. We were lucky enough to have a small archaeological dig going on behind the house which was fascinating. A short drive towards Uig and we saw Golden Eagles and another drive located Sea Eagles on Harris.
I am loath to say stay at Lag Na Mara simply because I love the tranquility it offers and want to book it again myself, but honestly, contact Marlene and book yourself a holiday there, you won't regret it.

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Liked best: The area
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Lag na Mara and appreciate you comments not only on the house but your appreciation of what the Isle of Lewis has to offer to those willing to travel to an often overlooked area which offers a unique experience.
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Tommo47
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Stunning!!!!”
Reviewed 17 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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This property gives everything it promises and more. We can only agree with every positive comment in previous reviews. This was our third visit to Lewis, and this was the best property yet.
We didn't eat out as we had our resident chefs with us, but had favourable reports from those who did eat out.
We greatly enjoyed our trip out with Seatrek, and would recommend this, check their trips to choose the right one for you. Also adjacent to Seatrek is the scallop shack, selling delicious fresh scallops, and free shells to bring home.
Everyone locally is so friendly and on one day out to Callanish stones and beyond we spent most of the time talking to people, at Herbridean Soap, The Blue Pig,Norman Mackenzie at Carloway Harris Tweeds, etc etc.
The property setting was great in all weathers, watching the gales form crashing waves, the rain squalls coming down the valley and out to sea, and relaxing on the beach or on the decking in blazing sunshine. We can fully understand why people chose this property for their wedding.
We would certainly recommend Lag Na Mara and look forward to returning.

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Management Response
8 Dec 2014
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your break at Lag na Mara.
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wise1021
Warwickshire
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Paradise found”
Reviewed 23 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014
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Having been to the outer Hebrides several times we had high expectations for this beautiful corner of the world. Lag na mara surpassed all our wildest dreams - it is superb in every way. The property itself is spotless, spacious, really well equipped, cosy but airy, private, and best of all a small gate in the corner of the well kept garden leads straight onto a golden beach with green blue water and very few people. The rabbits and deer kept us company, and a corn crake woke us up one morning! Beautiful and accessible hills lie all around with lochans galore to take your breath away. The proprietor was lovely to deal with - responsive and helpful. We were tempted to write a poor review to make sure we can go back. We have already booked for next year!!!! Worth at least 10 out of 5!!!

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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
Thank you for your lovely comments.
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HullDave
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Superb Hebridean retreat”
Reviewed 12 June 2014 for a stay in June 2014

Lag Na Mara (“Hollow by the Shore”) is located in the tiny hamlet of Cliobh (Cliff) in the parish of Uig on the West coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. Self catering accommodation doesn't come much better than this. The location is stunning, the house backing onto the yellow sands of Cliff Beach surrounded by rocky cragg and moorland. It is luxurious and spacious with two bedrooms (one double with en suite and one twin); a generous sized bathroom with large bath and roomy power shower enclosure; a large ridiculously well equipped kitchen with built in fridge, freezer and dishwasher; a comfortable lounge with sliding doors leading out onto a decking patio overlooking the beach; and a large dining room with picture windows that flood with natural light. There is also a utility room with washing machine and tumble drier. This warm, comfortable house is the perfect foil to the rugged and isolated terrain it occupies. There are two leather couches in the lounge to relax with Sky TV, a Blu-ray player, CD music system; even a Play Station.

This is very much a self-catering holiday. You can't nip down to the pub for a beer and basket meal because there isn't one. You're an hour drive from such facilities in Stornoway though there is the Auberge, a very highly rated (but pricey) restaurant down the road at Carnish and the Old Schoolhouse a 15 minute drive away at Lochroistean. To all extent and purpose though you're on your own here. There is a well-equipped community shop with a small café and Wi-Fi access a ten minute drive away but for anything beyond the basics, you should stock up on the way out.

If you enjoy the great outdoors and dramatic landscapes, and if you're not fazed by strong winds and the almost inevitable rain; if you'd welcome isolation (the sound of silence; no mobile signal, no Wi-Fi) and you don't mind paying a bit more for high standard accommodation; then like us you'll love Lag Na Mara. And when the sun does shine, you’ll find no finer beaches anywhere in the world.

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Liked best: The location and the quality of the accommodation
Liked least: Only having a week to spend there!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
24 Jun 2014
So happy that you enjoyed your stay at Lag na Mara.
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Chris F
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Excellent cottage and fabulous location”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Arrived just after the rain and the sun came out making the colours spectacular. The cottage was about 10 yards above the perfect beach (Cliff Bay). It was really comfortable and well-equipped. Never been to Lewis before and really enjoyed getting to know it - my favourite place was the amazing standing circle of stones.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
24 Oct 2013
So please you enjoyed your stay.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

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Liked best: Perfect cottage in a perfect spot
Liked least: leaving!!
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 May 2013
So pleased you had a great time.
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Ellie B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
“A fantastic house in a spectacular location!”
Reviewed 13 March 2013 for a stay in July 2012

I would prefer to keep Lag na Mara a secret as it is such a perfect place for a holiday so please do not tell anyone else how fantastic it is!! The house is very comfortable and well-equipped and sits in its own wee corner of paradise. I am counting the sleeps till we return!

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Liked best: Access to the beach from the garden.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
17 Mar 2013
I can only agree with you, our own little corner of paradise.
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