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Cosy Cottage - Your Hebridean Hideaway, Gravir, Isle of Lewis

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Overview
2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
5 guests
3 nights minimum 
Cottage
Nestled on the hillside in the picturesque village of Gravir on the east coast of Lewis sits 'Cosy Cottage' - Your Hebridean Hideaway. This pretty, quaint 2 bedroom cottage is in a glorious peaceful location within South Lochs, boasting beautiful views and offering a tranquil base for exploring the island. The cottage is ideally placed with a travelling time of around 40 minutes to all the main historic and scenic attractions of Lewis, the main town of Stornoway, and the outstanding beaches and scenery of Harris. 10 minutes drive from the cottage is Ravenspoint Visitors Centre, which offers a shop, cafe and a 24 hour petrol/diesel pump. Magnificent deep glens and dramatic sea lochs are typical of the east coast, and there is an abundance of wildlife in the area surrounding Gravir, ma...Nestled on the hillside in the picturesque village of Gravir on the east coast of Lewis sits 'Cosy Cottage' - Your Hebridean Hideaway. This pretty, quaint 2 bedroom cottage is in a glorious peaceful location within South Lochs, boasting beautiful views and offering a tranquil base for exploring the island. The cottage is ideally placed with a travelling time of around 40 minutes to all the main historic and scenic attractions of Lewis, the main town of Stornoway, and the outstanding beaches and scenery of Harris. 10 minutes drive from the cottage is Ravenspoint Visitors Centre, which offers a shop, cafe and a 24 hour petrol/diesel pump. Magnificent deep glens and dramatic sea lochs are typical of the east coast, and there is an abundance of wildlife in the area surrounding Gravir, making it a favourite for nature lovers. After a busy day exploring the area (which could include walking, cycling, fishing, sea kayaking, dolphin watching or sea cruising), you can return to your Cosy Cottage, which offers a warm welcome and a peaceful retreat. The cottage is well equipped, comfortable and snug. Ground floor accommodation comprises living room with electric “coal effect” fire, 2 sofas (1 a double sofa bed) and digital TV (with free access to BBC iPlayer, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video); large dining kitchen with Nespresso coffee machine and electric “coal effect” fire; a large utility room with washing machine; and shower room with toilet and electric shower. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms: one with a king size bed; the other with 2 single beds. All three beds have extremely comfortable pocket-sprung memory foam mattresses. The cottage comes equipped with electric heating throughout, and all bedding and towels are also provided. There is super, fast broadband wifi available all through the cottage. The cottage is surrounded by a lovely garden with a south-facing patio, with glorious views up and down the glen. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: ES00701P
House Rules
Pets not allowedKid friendlyNo smoking
Bedrooms
1 King1 Sofa2 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Shower

Meet the host
David M
Hosting since August 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours

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Colin L
Colin L
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A Cosy Break.
Very Cosy Cottage. Everything you need for a stay on Lewis, good communications, good price, recommended.
Visited September 2023
Written 18 September 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Peter G
Peter G
Woore, United Kingdom30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lives up to its name!
The cottage is tucked away in the very picturesque South Lochs area. It's rather remote; we saw more deer than people! The accommodation is very clean, comfortable and cosy (of course!) and is well equipped for four people, although there were only two of us. David's communication with us was first class and he quickly responded to our queries. We were very happy at Cosy Cottage, despite indifferent weather. Both the Harris hills and the Lewis coasts are within a reasonable drive. We also enjoyed a walk across to the abandoned village of Stiomrabhaigh. Tall people may need to bear in mind that there is quite limited headroom in the double bedroom. Parking is on the roadside a few steps from the cottage.
Visited June 2023
Written 28 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Thanks very much indeed for taking the time to leave us this lovely review. Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Cosy Cottage, and hope you’ll be able to come back again sometime soon.
Written 3 July 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ryan M
Ryan M
Manchester, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent 👌🏻
We decided to pick David and his cosy cottage as we had a family event in the nearby village lemreway. The communication we received from David was excellent with quick and personal response. The cottage has everything you need from WiFi plenty of extra towels and bedding. The house is spacious and warm great for the unpredictable Hebridean weather. This area is truly beautiful and magical it's almost a place where time has stopped. Peaceful and great for explorers with fishing, shooting and bird watching to name a few. For holidaying I would recommend a car from Stornoway as it is about an hour's drive from the airport. I think there is a bus that travels through the village occasionally. It's really out the way and very secluded and private for those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.
Visited April 2023
Written 11 April 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review - very much appreciated. We’re really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Cosy Cottage, as well as the surrounding area. We hope you’ll be able to come back again soon.
Written 24 April 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Greegsy
Greegsy
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hebridean hideaway
Very cosey cottage in a stunning location on the east coast of Lewis. The position of the cottage was ideal for our stay for visiting the many areas of interest from the beaches to the mountains this island has it all!!!. The owner David was more than helpful from the initial booking through to completion of our stay. Will definitely be back!!!!
Visited September 2021
Written 12 September 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Thanks very much for the lovely review. Great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
Written 13 September 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

greenwoodconsort
greenwoodconsort
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ideal place for peace and exploration
The cottage is situated in a very quiet position near a beautiful sea inlet, Gravir is a beautiful, quiet area. The cottage is cosy in name and in character and everything that you need is at hand. There is a very helpful book explaining how things work. The owner, David, is great and was helpful every step of the way from booking, to directions and advice about the island. This was our first visit to the Outer Hebrides and I suspect it will not be our last. The beauty and calm of the landscape wove its magic and we had a wonderful time exploring lochs, beaches, standing stones, blackhouse village and an exhilarating boat trip.
Visited August 2021
Written 30 August 2021. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Many thanks for taking the time to leave this review. Very pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and I also hope you will be back again soon!
Written 30 August 2021. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tharinda A
Tharinda A
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A real gem
From the time I paid the deposit to the day I arrived, David was extremely helpful in answering all my questions. The cottage was very clean and was very cosy for my family. The kids loved the upstairs bedrooms with eves !!! Location-wise I found it very conveniently placed with equal distance to places like Butt of Lewis Lighthouse and Luskentyre Beach ⛱ The surrounding is very peaceful and on a day with good weather it is absolutely wonderful. Will definitely be back :)
Visited October 2020
Written 17 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. It’s great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay at Cosy Cottage, and we look forward to welcoming you back again sometime soon!
Written 3 November 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WesterRossDrover
WesterRossDrover
Achiltibuie, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Autumn break
What a great cosy wee cottage. Perfectly situated for trips all round Lewis and Harris. We had a lovely break exploring and getting away from the pandemic with a mix of socially distanced eating out, take aways, picnics and self catering. Food, exercise raw nature and scenery at its best. Best day was eating fish and chips at the end of the day after walking from Dalbeg to Shawbost along the cliffs past Stac a Phris, then watching an otter hunt and eat it's dinner near Gravir before going back to cosy cottage to watch a good film and then into a most comfortable bed at the end of the day. What could be better. Thank you
Visited October 2020
Written 11 October 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your holiday. I hope you’ll be able to come back over the Minch and visit us again soon!
Written 29 October 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

griff2810
griff2810
Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom155 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A wonderful winter stay.
If you are looking for a cottage that is away from the hustle and bustle of larger villages with great walks straight from the front door, then cosy cottage is the ideal place to stay. We stayed here in December and January and managed to get out and about despite the changeable weather. It was always a great place to return and the cosiness lived up to its name. The traditional hebridean cottage was reasonably priced and we felt right at home the moment we stepped through the door.
Visited December 2019
Written 10 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Thanks very much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. Great to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and that Cosy Cottage lived up to its name!
Written 15 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neil M
Neil M
Ruislip, United Kingdom10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A paradise
ALPHA ! Look no further! The bargain of the summer. Great host, great location, great price and in all, GREAT.
Visited August 2020
Written 6 August 2020. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Dmk262
Dmk262
Wow, what can I say! Thanks very much for giving us such a glowing review! Delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and hope to see you again sometime soon!
Written 21 August 2020. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

786Kay
786Kay
Broughton, United Kingdom4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cosy Cottage
This cottage lived up to its name. It was a lovely, comfortable retreat at the end of a busy day. It was easy to heat and was well equipped. The beds were really comfortable. The decor is very traditional but suited us. The cottage was immaculate. We liked the location, peaceful but very easy to get to all parts of the Island. David, our host, communicated well with us prior to our stay and gave great directions to help us get there.A courtesy call when we arrived was appreciated. The Island is stunning and we had an amazing holiday
Visited October 2019
Written 7 October 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Location info
  • Kid friendly
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
Kitchen and dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
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  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area

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Getting there
Stornoway Airport
12.2 mi
Restaurants
Ravenspoint
3.8 mi
Access
Car advised
Activities nearby
Fishing spots available

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Cosy Cottage - Your Hebridean Hideaway, Gravir, Isle of Lewis

Cosy Cottage - Your Hebridean Hideaway, Gravir, Isle of Lewis is able to accommodate up to 5 guests. See all property details.

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