Offering barbecue facilities and garden view, Otter Bothy is situated in Uig, 27 km from Callanish Standing Stones and 47 km from Museum Nan Eilean. This beachfront property offers access to a patio and free private parking. On clear days, guests can head outside to enjoy the chalet's outdoor fireplace or simply kick back and relax. Featuring a terrace with sea views, this chalet also includes a well-equipped kitchen with a microwave, a toaster and a fridge, as well as 1 bathroom with a walk-in shower. For added privacy, the accommodation features a private entrance. Guests at the chalet will be able to enjoy activities in and around Uig, like hiking. If you would like to discover the area, snorkelling, cycling and fishing are possible in the surroundings and Otter Bothy can arrange a bicycle rental service. The nearest airport is Stornoway Airport, 51 km from the accommodation.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.8)

Free private parking available on-site


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  • Jo
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The weather was a little against us but the bothy was cosy and warm and (had it been clear) the views would have been amazing . Donald was a delight! Such a lovely man and made us feel very welcome
  • Hugo
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Everything was lovely! So cosy, the kitchenette was very well equipped with everything you’d need, even a pop up table at the side with some chairs looking out onto the lovely view! Shower was great, bed was so comfy, couldn’t recommend it enough!...
  • Graham
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We enjoyed every single thing about the Otter Bothy, the beautiful surrounding area and very welcoming local residents. It certainly helped in that we had a wonderful spell of weather while there but even so, the Bothy was so well built that we...
Quality rating rated the quality of this property as 3 out of 5 based on factors such as facilities, size, location and services provided.

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Otter Bothy in Uig, Isle of Lewis, is a small, cosy cabin for one or two people. The bothy has a very comfy double bed, with all linen provided. There are basic cooking facilities, including a two ring hob, fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster, pots and pans, and crockery for two. There is also a large shower room, with toilet and sink. The bothy has a decking area with seating to enjoy the beautiful views across West Loch Roag. There is direct access to West Loch Roag, ideal for kayakers, and a separate drying shed for wetsuits, surfboards, bikes, and also a firepit. Uig is an area of unspoiled, natural beauty. The local area is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists, surfers, and nature and wildlife enthusiasts. As well as the abundant nature to be found, the bunkhouse is in a perfect position for stargazing, and winter storm watching. You may even be lucky enough in winter months to witness the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.
Uig is an excellent area for hiking, cycling, fishing, surfing, and climbing. The local area also boasts many beautiful beaches, including those of Valtos Peninsula, Mangersta and Mealista. Water sports such as surfing, kite surfing and kayaking are all available nearby for those looking for adventure. The famous Lewis Chessmen, 12th century Viking chess pieces, were found at nearby Ardroil Beach. And the Callanish Stones are within a 20 minute drive of the bunkhouse. The clear blue Atlantic waters provide a great feeding ground for marine mammals: otters, seals - both grey and common - various dolphins, porpoise, minke whales, killer whales, pilot whales, basking sharks and even the elusive sunfish. Amongst the local bird life there are sea eagles, golden eagles, gannets, fulmars, terns, divers, guillemots, razorbills, shearwaters and eider duck. Wildlife trips and also trips to outlying islands, as well as St Kilda and the Flannans can be discovered on various boat trips with Seaktrek from nearby Miavag pier.
Language spoken: English

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Facilities of Otter Bothy
Great facilities! Review score, 8.9

Most popular facilities
  • Beachfront
  • Free parking
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
    No internet access available.
    • Dining table
    • Toaster
    • Stovetop
    • Kitchenware
    • Electric kettle
    • Kitchen
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Kitchenette
    • Linen
    • Toilet paper
    • Towels
    • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
    • Bath or shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Toilet
    • Shower
    Living Area
    • Seating Area
    Room Amenities
    • Socket near the bed
    • Hardwood or parquet floors
    • Private entrance
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    • Outdoor fireplace
    • Picnic area
    • Outdoor furniture
    • Beachfront
    • Outdoor dining area
    • Barbecue
    • BBQ facilities
    • Patio
    • Terrace
    • Beach
    • Snorkelling
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Canoeing
      Additional charge
    • Windsurfing
      Additional chargeOff-site
    • Fishing
    Outdoor & View
    • Garden view
    • Sea view
    • View
    Building characteristics
    • Detached
    • Bicycle rental
      Additional charge
    Reception services
    • Private check-in/check-out
    • Designated smoking area
    • Non-smoking throughout
    • Heating
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Smoke alarms
    • Key access
    Languages spoken
    • English

    House rules
    Otter Bothy takes special requests - add in the next step!

    From 16:00 to 23:00
    You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
    From 09:30 to 10:00
    Cancellation/ prepayment
    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
    Children and beds

    Child policies

    Children of any age are welcome.

    To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

    Cot and extra bed policies

    Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

    No age restriction
    There is no age requirement for check-in
    Payments by takes your payment on behalf of the property for this stay, but make sure you have cash for any extras once you get there.
    Smoking is not allowed.
    Parties/events are not allowed
    Pets are not allowed.

    The fine print
    Need-to-know information for guests at this property

    Please inform Otter Bothy in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

    This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties.

    License number: C, ES00590P

    Legal information

    This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

    FAQs about Otter Bothy

    • Otter Bothy offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Snorkelling
      • Fishing
      • Canoeing
      • Windsurfing
      • Beachfront
      • Bicycle rental
      • Beach

    • Otter Bothy can accommodate the following group size:

      • 2 guests

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Yes, there are options at this property that have a terrace. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Otter Bothy on this page.

    • Otter Bothy has the following number of bedrooms:

      • 1 bedroom

      For more detailed information, please check the accommodation option(s) breakdown on this page.

    • Otter Bothy is 2.1 miles from the centre of Uig. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • The prices at Otter Bothy may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

    • Check-in at Otter Bothy is from 16:00, and check-out is until 10:00.