The Cottage

Beautifully decorated, our traditional Hebridean cottage is both warm and welcoming. After a day spent exploring the island, settle down in front of the wood burning stove with a book, watch films, play Scrabble, do puzzles, 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 kingsize 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 with 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 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.

Facilities

Kingsize Bed
Sleeps 1 or 2
Parking
No Smoking

Bath
Shower
Central Heating
Wood Burner Stove

Flatscreen TV
Highspeed Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Soundbar
DVD Player

Rates

£95.00 per night for a three to six night stay.
£85.00 per night for seven or more nights.

Check In/Out

Check In: from 14:00
Check Out: before 10:00

Lounge

Kitchen

What Our Guests Say

  • You could not find a better place to live in Harris! This is from far the best B&B we have already been to.

    Everything is perfect, very clean and fully equipped.... read more

    Aude Avatar Aude
    18/09/18
  • A wonderful, comfortable, home from home. Everything you need, and more. Very nicely decorated, and a fantastic log burner. Excellent location for visiting the historic sights and beaches, would highly recommend

    Andrew Avatar Andrew
    13/10/18
  • The Old Post office is a home away from home! It’s the best B and B we have stayed in (and we have travelled to lots of countries). The attention... read more

    Helen Avatar Helen
    18/07/18
  • This place is fabulous! The welcoming touches are just lovely and we were very grateful for the hospitality shown us. Don't think of booking here, just do it!

    Sharon J H Avatar Sharon J H
    24/04/18
  • Spectacular stay in the most beautiful cottage and island. We could have not asked for anything more and Kim and Steve were fantastic when our ferry home got cancelled for... read more

    Bethany Avatar Bethany
    03/11/18
  • Steve and Kim had made a real effort to make us feel welcome with lovely wee touches around the cottage. The cottage itself was stunning, cosy, clean and tidy... read more

    Kathryn Avatar Kathryn
    14/07/18
  • 5 star rating“Excellent in every way” An excellent holiday rental in one of the best locations on the Isle of Lewis. Wonderfully rural, peaceful and and scenic without being too remote to visit all the sights.... read more

    Jasmine10... Avatar Jasmine10...
    13/05/18
  • 5 star rating“Fantastic getaway” We had a fantastic stay at the old post office in October, just a shame about the weather! The cottage is very well equipped and has everything you could ever... read more

    Morag G Avatar Morag G
    27/10/17
  • Steve and Kim are very friendly and generous hosts, it was lovely to meet them at check in and they gave us lots of tips for exploring the island. The... read more

    Chris Avatar Chris
    04/04/18
  • 5 star rating“Excellent accomodation in a lovely location.” A relaxing and quiet spot, the ideal "get away from it all" location, but still an accessible base to explore all the main areas of the islands. Steve and Kim... read more

    steve m Avatar steve m
    12/08/18
  • Steve and Kim are generous hosts and made us feel very welcome. The Old Post Office is very cosy, especially when you've been out it the wind, sleet and snow... read more

    Colin Avatar Colin
    12/02/18
  • Fantastic, well appointed house in a beautiful location. Ideal for a couple. Good access to lots of tourist attractions and areas of natural beauty, particularly the beaches. Nice, friendly hosts.... read more

    Ian Avatar Ian
    05/11/17
  • We had a great few days in Steve and Kim's cottage. Everything was great from the welcome gifts to the personal visit to make sure we were getting settled in... read more

    Alan Avatar Alan
    04/07/17
  • The most gorgeous cottage I have ever come across. So cosy, clean and comfortable. Kim and Steve have created a lovely retreat that I am already planning to return to!... read more

    Marilyn Avatar Marilyn
    07/05/18
  • Absolutely stunning place to stay. It feels like a 5-star hotel with kitchen, surrounded sound TV and Netflix - plus a wee wine cellar fridge! Highly recommended to anyone visiting... read more

    Steven Avatar Steven
    21/04/18
  • We would describe this as luxury accommodation, the photographs do not do this place justice. The house was warm and cosy, very clean and had everything you needed- we were... read more

    Georgie Avatar Georgie
    15/01/18
  • Wunderschönes Ferienhaus, welches einem wie ein zuhause vorkommt, liebevolle Details und einfach perfekt, Steve und Kim sind äußerst zuvorkommend und wir hatten leider nur 3 sehr schöne Tage dort... einem... read more

    Uwe Avatar Uwe
    08/08/18
  • 5 star rating“Fabulous !” The Old Post Office is a credit to Kim and Steve, a stunning cottage in a beautiful location. Besides the high quality decor, furniture and fittings, it really does feel... read more

    susiestod... Avatar susiestod...
    28/09/18
  • 5 star rating“Stunning, Stylish and 5-Star :D” What a beautiful property in the middle of a stunning little village Tolsta Chaolais. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by puppies from next door (adorable) and it... read more

    324natali... Avatar 324natali...
    10/06/18
  • Stayed at the old post office for 3 nights. This place is every bit as nice as the profile suggests. The old post house was beautifully decorated and adorned with... read more

    Chris Avatar Chris
    07/07/17
  • Wir haben das Haus genau so angetroffen wie im Internet beschrieben. Es ist einfach umwerfend eingerichtet. Die Badewanne im Schlafzimmer und der Kamin sind sehr schön bei schlechtem Wetter. Kim... read more

    Irene Avatar Irene
    21/07/18
  • Fantastic accommodation, all new amenities with everything you could need.

    Chris Avatar Chris
    13/10/17
  • Das Old Post Office hat alle unsere Erwartungen weit übertroffen. Angefangen bei der top ausgestatteten Küche, aber das gemütliche Wohnzimmer mit Kamin bis zum stylischen Schlafzimmer mit Badewanne. Wir haben... read more

    Klaus Avatar Klaus
    25/08/18
  • This is truly the best place to be if you want the real experience of the Outer Hebrides My friend and I went without a car for three days,... read more

    Morgan Avatar Morgan
    20/02/18
  • 5 star rating“Perfect, perfect and then some! ” This place nails it on every level! Take your own food and drink and the rest is done for you and then some. It has some great bespoke, thoughtful touches... read more

    Westy1971... Avatar Westy1971...
    14/04/18
  • Outstanding accommodation with wonderful hosts. The Old Post Office is in a truly spectacular village and the accommodation has everything you could possibly need and more - toiletries, all kitchen... read more

    Blue Avatar Blue
    31/03/18
  • A wonderful location and a fantastic place to stay with all the comforts you need if the weather is good or bad. Great homely touches and the hosts were very... read more

    Mike Avatar Mike
    05/05/18
  • The Old Postoffice is everything you want in a accommodation, and more.

    It has a great bed, a great kitchen, washing machine with dryer option, dishwasher, a great bathroom with delicious... read more

    Peter Avatar Peter
    07/09/17
  • Absolutely outstanding. This place exceeded our expectations and if we return to the Outer Hebrides there’ll be no other place to stay. The neighbourhood is in the perfect location... read more

    Tanya Avatar Tanya
    09/07/18
  • No suggestions required, this place nails it on every level! Take your own food and drink and the rest is sorted and then some! Perfect location, perfect place, with many... read more

    Victoria Avatar Victoria
    13/04/18
  • The Old Post Office is a real gem - beautifully situated and with an interior that is extremely comfortable and stylish. Even when the Scottish weather is doing what it... read more

    Natalie Avatar Natalie
    20/10/18
  • The owners Steve and Kim could not have been more helpful to our delightful stay in the Old Post Office. The cottage is very tastefuly decorated and supplied with every... read more

    David Avatar David
    12/06/18
  • The old Post Office is a great place to stay.

    It had a lot of nice touches, lovely crockery and cookware, very good log-burner. Great selection of books on the Outer... read more

    Tom Avatar Tom
    17/05/18
  • The Old Post Office, run by Kim and Steve is a beautiful place to spend a few days; the house is very high spec in the ideal location of Tolsta... read more

    Bill Avatar Bill
    17/07/17
  • Great stay! Lovely place - a real home from home with lots of thoughtful touches.

    Francesca Avatar Francesca
    20/05/18
  • The owners have done a wonderful job creating a perfect holiday space. You felt at home from the moment you stepped through the front door.

    We would go back... read more

    Ewan Avatar Ewan
    27/03/18
  • Th hospitality and friendliness of the hosts, the stunning beauty of the village and the hills which surround it have made my visit to the Old Post Office the absolute... read more

    Angela Avatar Angela
    09/01/18
  • This place is incredible. So homely and lots of thoughtful touches! The place truly like home, and was perfect to come back to after a day exploring the island. Responses... read more

    Hannah Avatar Hannah
    24/10/18
  • The Old Post Office feels like home as soon as you step in. An excellent base for exploring, remote enough that you can see shooting stars! And a lovely log... read more

    Matthew Avatar Matthew
    31/10/17
  • We spent a week at the Old Post Office and were delighted with our stay. We were made to feel very welcome by Kim and Steve and the property was... read more

    Laura Avatar Laura
    14/07/17
  • Steve and Kim really went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable. There were lots of lovely thoughtful touches when we arrived and when some bad weather rolled in... read more

    Francesca Avatar Francesca
    08/12/17
  • The Post Office is in the middle of nearly nowhere, and that's perfect. The space is thoughtfully designed with everything you need, and more. I really enjoyed the fire at... read more

    Jemma Avatar Jemma
    29/04/18

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