Come to the Western Isles and experience the beauty and tranquillity of an unspoiled Scottish Island .

The Isle-of-Lewis has so much to offer visitors who are interested in fishing, hill walking, Island history or just simply to recharge their batteries.

We would like to introduce you to Uig, an area of Lewis which offers incredible natural beauty with it’s rugged Atlantic coastline and golden sandy beaches. Nowhere are these breathtaking views more apparent than Breanish the last village in Uig, situated 45 miles from the Stornoway the main town in Lewis.

We extend to all a warm welcome to our 4 * Self catering cottage named “Oceanview.” The accommodation sits on a three- acre croft with direct access to the rocky coastline of the Atlantic Ocean viewed from the rear of the cottage. “Mealashal” which at 1885ft in height is the highest peak in Lewis, and a challenge to any visitor interested in hill walking dominates the view from the front of the cottage


Patio Area with view of Mealashal

Oceanview offers a very private location with ample area round the property. It is neatly landscaped with paving, plants and shrubs, a patio area with garden table, parasol, chairs and bench, all you need to enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the summer sunshine.


Uig has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Western Isles and Breanish is no exception. Just a five-minute walk from Oceanview lies an idyllic little beach  “Mealasta beach” with golden sand and aquamarine waters it is truly picturesque.  


Mealasta Beach Breanish Uig



Local Information

Shopping – We recommend to guests that it is advisable to purchase their main shopping in Stornoway prior to arrival. There is a Safeway and Co-op supermarket in Stornoway stocking a wide range of products. Why not pop into our local butchers WJ MacDonalds Francis Street Stornoway and buy some of their high quality produce, such as Lewis lamb, Scottish beef or their award winning Black puddings.

There is a local shop/post office in Uig 7 miles away from Breanish in the village of Timsgarry . As well as offering a full post office service the shop also supplies petrol, coal, daily papers, and a variety of fresh and non-perishable products.


Transport – There is a daily bus service running from Stornoway to Uig, although not all services go as far as Breanish. It is advisable for guests without their own car to arrange car hire see Finding Oceanview for more information.


Eating out – There is a restaurant just 9 miles away from Oceanview in Aird Uig called Bonaventure, which is overlooking West Loch Roag. It has an excellent reputation for fine produce using only the finest local ingredients and offering a warm welcome to all. Tel – 01851 672 474

Boat Trips – Why not try island cruising on the MV Cuma or take a trip with Murray MacLeod from Sea Trek. They are but a 10-minute drive from Ardroil and the visit to Pabay Mor is well advised.


Sunday – Visitors should be aware that due to religious island traditions there are no shops open on Sundays. Therefore please make sure that all necessary weekend provisions would be purchased on Saturday.

Should any visitors wish to attend the local Sunday services which are both in native Gaelic and English, then details of church times will be made available.  

For further Tourist information contact The Western Isles Tourist Board


For any additional information required:

Contact  - Angus & Anne Macritchie

15a New Garrabost



Isle of Lewis

HS2 0PR 

Tel – 01851 870763