Holiday cottage

Holiday cottage – welcome to Benshaw

Holiday cottage Benshaw is a self-catering former crofthouse which has two bedrooms – one with a double bed and the other has two singles. It is in the village of Tobson which is on Great Bernera, an island with a road bridge to it which is off the west of the Isle of Lewis. It is about 26 miles west of Stornoway.

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The view from the hill above the cottage looking down to the sea loch known as An t-Òb, after which Tobson is named.

This holiday cottage is suitable for up to four people whether solo travellers, couples, families, or anyone else keen to explore the rugged Hebrides.


In the bathroom is a toilet, wash-hand basin and a shower over the bath. So you may have either a shower or soak in the tub. Heating is via storage heaters and there is an electric fire in the living room.  All electricity charges are included in the price, of course.

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The kitchen is well-equipped with utensils and has a breakfast bar and dining table.

The kitchen is well-equipped with a cooker, a fridge, a washing machine / dryer, a microwave, a toaster and a kettle.  A radio with CD player is also there.

In the living room, which has a leather sofa and swivel chair, is a flatscreen TV with the usual non-premium satellite Sky TV channels. It has a built-in DVD player and a collection of film and TV show DVDs is in the sideboard drawer. You will also find board games.In the hall cupboards, by the bedrooms, you will find an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, as well as all spare linen and towels. There are also portable barbeques and umbrellas which you should feel to use – depending on the weather.

There is on-road and off-road parking available on the slope outside the cottage.  We regret that the door widths, etc., mean the cottage is not suitable for wheelchair users.

Wi-fi and mobiles

There is no wi-fi in Benshaw Cottage although the Bernera Community Centre at Breaclete, two miles away, has free wi-fi.  There is no mobile signal at the cottage but the main networks can be received just a few yards up the road from the cottage.

Check-in time:      From 15:00
Check-out time:    By 11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact us on the numbers shown. Please also contact us before your arrival so we can meet to give you the key.

Booking and payment
Check availability and book this holiday cottage online through the page. Or, if you have questions, go to the Contact Us page. If you have any problem, just contact us by the email form or call the phone number shown. We accept the major credit and debit cards, bank transfer and Paypal. 

Policies we must stress

  1. No smoking is permitted at this property
  2. Sorry, but because we also welcome guests with allergies, we do not allow pets of any kind.