Exterior | The Nicolson House, Lemreway
Setting | The Nicolson House, Lemreway
  • Cottage
  • Lemreway
  • UK34106

The Nicolson House


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 1

  • 2

Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

The Nicolson House is in a great location with sea views taking in Eilean Liubhaird, the Shiant Islands, Isle of Skye and the mainland.

Ground Floor:
Living room: With open fire, electric wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining/utility room: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, freezer, washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.
Separate toilet.
Staircase 1 leading to first floor. Staircase 2 with steep stairs leading to Sitting room.

First Floor:
Sitting room: With double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included.

Enclosed, lawned garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Sauna (private). 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 2 cars, additional on road parking. No smoking.

The Nicolson House is situated in the small village of Lemreway in South Lewis. It’s a traditional croft house set within a village where crofting life is still widely practiced.
Considered by many to be the most beautiful village on the island, you’ll immediately agree when you come over the brow of the hill and see Lemreway for the first time. From the house, you look out to sea beyond the island of Eilean Liubhaird (where Bonnie Prince Charlie hid in early May 1746 after fleeing Culloden), and you can easily spot the Shiant Islands, the Isle of Skye and the mainland. There’s so much to see on Lewis and Harris that you’ll want to be out and about almost every day. Things not to miss are the Callanish Standing Stones, Gearrannan Blackhouse Village, Uig Bay, the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse, Stornoway, the Harris hills and famous white sandy beaches.
With all the adventures you’ll no doubt enjoy, you will be looking forward to returning to Lemreway and the comfort of The Nicolson House. It has been designed and renovated in 2021 to offer fantastic accommodation for a family or group of friends.
Entering the house, you have a choice of two front doors. The furthest door to the left is most convenient because you enter into the kitchen/dining/utility room. Also on the ground floor, in the heart of the home is a cosy yet spacious sitting room with an open fire, electric wood burner, TV and selection of books. There’s a double bedroom and the family bathroom on the ground floor too. On the first floor there are two twin bedrooms. And all three bedrooms have armchairs and views out across the village, the harbour and out to sea.
There’s a separate steep staircase to the sitting room above the kitchen/dining/utility room. It’s a great space and has a perfectly positioned writing desk by the window to take in the view. There is also an double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements).
Outside there’s an enclosed garden with a sauna for guests to use after longs days out exploring, or simply just after days relaxing, reading in the house.


Accessible – Level Access


Coastal within 1 mile

Detached Property

Eco Stays

Enclosed garden /patio

Fishing nearby

Garden or Patio

Ground floor facilities

Internet Connection

Open Fire

Parking - On Site

Quirky - Unique Element


Sea View

Unique Cottages

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed - charges apply

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 6 reviews


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Overall rating



  • Wolverhampton

  • Family


out of 10

We really enjoyed our stay. It’s a remote location so we understood that local amenities would be poor but we self catered as planned. Could do with a couple more saucepans in the kitchen but otherwise all good! The peace, quiet and solitude were well worth the long journey from the Midlands.

2 Aug 2022


  • Chesterfield

  • Family


out of 10

A brilliant holiday based in a friendly remote community.

12 Jul 2022


  • Rossshire Scotland

  • Family


out of 10

What a lovely week staying at Nicolson house! So glad to be back on Lewis, stunning location with delightful locals and cosy home comforts. The house was beautifully situated and had super facilities, thank you for a wonderful, restful break!

24 Oct 2021

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