The Old Post Office

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 customer reviews)

From £75.00 per night

A warm welcome awaits…

Please select start and end dates on the calendar below to check availability and book your stay.

Minimum booking 3 nights.
Minimum 30% deposit required.


Kingsize Bed
Sleeps 2
No Smoking

Central Heating
Wood Burner

DVD Player


April – September :: £85.00 per night
October – March :: £75.00 per night


Located in the beautiful crofting village of Tolsta Chaolais, on the Isle of Lewis, The Old Post Office is a charming and cosy self catering holiday cottage. It awaits couples who are seeking a holiday away from it all. Beautifully decorated, this warm and welcoming cottage has both central heating and a wood burning stove. After a day spent exploring the island, settle down in front of the fire with a book, watch a film, play Scrabble, do a puzzle, or simply take it easy and relax.

The kitchen is fully fitted with modern integrated appliances including double oven and grill, washing machine/drier, dish-washer and fridge freezer, and a wine fridge. For those of you that like to cook, there is a good range of cookbooks, pans, cookware and crockery that will allow you to make both simple or sumptuous meals. There is a basic stock of everyday essentials such as cleaning products, herbs, spices, condiments etc. Tesco will deliver directly to the cottage; you can arrange this before you travel from the comfort of your own home, as Tesco will deliver to your holiday destination in the UK. Tea towels and hand towels are supplied.

The bedroom has a comfortable kingsized bed and with a slightly quirky touch, there is a large freestanding bath in which you can luxuriously soak after your days activities. For those who prefer to shower, the separate shower room has old fashioned character with modern fittings and a large shower. Towels and bed linen are supplied. There is also a hair dryer in the bedroom.

As well as being a great place to relax, The Old Post Office is conveniently placed to access a variety of outdoor activities. There are walks around the village that allow you to gain fantastic views of the village and out to the Atlantic Ocean, plus others along the shore for the beachcomber in you. Golden Eagles, Sea Eagles and Buzzards are regularly seen, plus a variety of other migratory birds such as redwings and geese.

The cottage lies within close proximity of many archaeological, historical and cultural attractions and places of interest, such as The Calanais Stones, The Gearannan Blackhouses. and the Dùn Chàrlabhaigh Broch. As such you will find many days of interest and pleasure readily are easily available to you. The island is famous for its production of Harris Tweed which you can see being made locally and purchase if you so wish. See  our ‘Places to…’ menu for more on this and for details of other attractions.


  • Check-in time 14:00
  • Check-out time 10:00

3 reviews for The Old Post Office

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alan & Charlotte

    Fantastic, cosy cottage which has been superbly renovated by Steve and Kim. Highly recommended and we hope to be back soon!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharon Smith

    The cottage has everything you need from the small essentials to the finest finishing touches we have experienced. The owners (Steve and Kim) are very hospitable and have paid great attention to detail on this lovely cottage. All the local attractions are worth visiting with breath taking views around every corner. Very dog friendly with enclosed garden but sheep and cattle always close by! Would recommend.
    Would I recommend this holiday rental to my best friend? Yes.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra Gray

    We come over to the Isle of Lewis every year to visit family and usually stay in one of their houses which is a former holiday let.
    This year, however, it was unavailable so we had to look for somewhere else.
    We were really fortunate to stumble upon the Old Post Office, which is just a couple of miles from where we usually stayed and still close to family for visiting.
    It is a stunning, comfortable little cottage and has been done up to such high standards – Kim and Steve have done an amazing job and have really thought of everything.
    We loved the wee touches they left, like the generous slice of fruit cake (delicious according to my husband!), Stag oatcakes, crowdie and prosecco in the fridge, as well as the comprehensive instructions for using the various appliances.
    The fire was also set, ready for lighting but sadly it wasn’t cold enough to use as the heating is set to keep the cottage lovely and cosy.
    It’s great value for money and perfect for couples visiting the island as it’s a good base for just about everywhere you’d want to go.
    The Old Post Office has only just been available as a holiday let for a few weeks, but it will definitely be a popular place so we’ll be desperately trying to book it again for next summer!

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