Dollag's Cottage is available for self catering throughout the year and is located on the West Side of the Isle of Lewis.
Dollag's Cottage at 7 South Shawbost
The cottage sleeps 6 people in one double room and two twin rooms and is ideally located for a family holiday, a sporting holiday or even a mixture of both. Lewis and the attached island of Harris offer some spectacular deer stalking for wild red deer on some of the most remote and challenging ground in the UK and it is often possible to get single days for either stags or hinds though no stalking is let with the cottage. In general you need to go expecting to climb the hills but the stalking is exciting, rewarding, often hard going and always results in a day to remember:
The cottage is set on a working croft and so, unfortunately, pets are not allowed but there is plenty for the family to do should you wish to sneak in a days stalking along with a family holiday. The area is rich in wildlife, archaeology, spectacular beaches and there is even a local swimming pool (though some talk the council might close this soon) and 10 pin bowling is available about half an hour away by car. There is a signposted coastal walk within yards of the cottage, a sandy beach within a few minutes walk and an excellent trout loch (free fishing) within a short walk as well. In the spring there are often pet lambs on the croft and children can try their hand at feeding them and it is also usually possible to arrange a visit to a working Harris Tweed weaver so you can see the cloth being woven on the loom.
Woodcock, snipe, grouse and geese are also shot in the local area and the fishing on the island, especially for salmon, is world famous and on the right day can be remarkable with Grimersta holding the record of 333 salmon for one rod week. Excellent trout fishing is also available on literally hundreds of lochs and almost all of the trout fishing is free and the trout angler can chose to drive across the island and walk miles to a remote loch or can wander out the front door of the cottage and fish the local lochs after a walk of a few hundred yards.