QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
Welcome to The Beach Bothies at Kneep,
Holiday homes on the Isle of Lewis overlooking the beach with breath taking uninterrupted views over West Loch Roag and out to the North Atlantic
Clean, warm and cosy, equipped with every comfort, each self catering pod will comfortably sleep up to three
Complimentary welcome box at the bothies, shops, places to eat out and our own Scallop Shack & Seafood Cafe
An area of unspoiled natural beauty, home to an abundance of birdlife, rugged cliff walks & fresh water lochs
Frequently Asked Questions
We will add to these as we find out what they are! In the meantime, we have tried to anticipate what the most likely questions will be. Hopefully most questions are already answered on the website pages, but we welcome any suggestions for other questions that could be included. In any event, please don`t hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any queries.
How far are you from Stornoway / Tarbert / Leverburgh?
Please refer to our Contact Us page where you can find detailed travel information, including details about distances, and directions on how to find us.
Are there any shops near to The Beach Bothies?
Uig Community Shop is 4 miles away at Timsgarry, Uig HS2 9JD. Opening hours are 9-5 Monday to Saturday, but open an hour later in summer months. The shop is well stocked, and provides; groceries, fuel with 24/7 out of hours self service – payment terminal in porch, launderette, post office & cash atm
There are supermarkets in Stornoway and a grocery shop inTarbert if you want to stock up with anything before you come over. There are website links to each of these on our Eat page if you want to check locations and up to date opening hours
Are any shops open on Sundays?
Sunday is still closely observed here on the island and the only place you will find open for groceries is Engebret`s Shop and Filling Station in Stornoway. The shop and filling station is open on a Sunday from 10am – 4pm. All other shops, including supermarkets are closed.
Are there any places to eat near to the Beach Bothies?
Please refer to the Eating Out section of our Eat page where you will find a list of places, together with website and facebook links for up to date opening hours
Is there anywhere nearby to eat out on a Sunday?
Do you provide cots?
We can supply a cot and a highchair at no extra cost. We will provide a bottom sheet for the mattress in the cot, but please bring your own cot blankets
Do you take dogs?
We can take up to 2 well behaved dogs per pod, at a surcharge of £10 per dog per night.
We have our own dog and love to be able to take him with us if we go away! Dogs are welcome at The Beach Bothies, but we have had to lay down some strict ground rules as we are in the middle of a crofting community and sheep are able to roam freely throughout the village and the surrounding areas. Be aware of sheep as they can panic very easily, and keep your dog under control at all times. Dogs must not be allowed to roam unaccompanied outside the gated area surrounding the pods.
Please clean up after your dog as any extra cleaning is charged at cost. Please do not let your dog onto the furniture or leave your dog in the pod when you go out.
Do I have to pay a deposit?
A deposit equal to the total cost of the booking is required to secure the booking
What if I have to cancel my booking?
If the booking is cancelled within 28 days before arrival there are no refunds given unless we can rebook those dates, in which case the deposit will be refunded minus a 6% cancellation fee.
If the booking is cancelled 28 days or more before arrival, the deposit will be refunded minus a 6% cancellation fee.
In the event of a no show or booking reduction (after arrival date) the full cost of the booking is charged.
Thanks so much for an amazing stay at the beach Bothy .. can’t speak highly enough of it, from the view , to the super comfy bed to the thoughtful touches like goodies on arrival and fresh flowers ! An absolutely stunning spot , highly recommended
Beyond our expectations! This bothy was fantastic, exquisite view, beautiful little beach (essentially your own private beach), superb walks close by. The scallops from the Scallop Shack were delicious. The kitchen had everything we needed including two hob rings which we hadn’t realised. And dog friendly! We would love to come back again soon and we were sad to leave!
We had a wonderful stay at the beach bothie. The location was superb with spectacular views of the white sands and turquoise sea which is on your doorstep. The hosts Julie & David were fantastic and always on hand with good local tips. The scallop shake has the most delicious fresh scallops and are a must have during your visit. We can’t wait to come back and visit again and hopefully for longer next time
Rebecca & Alex
Absolutely stunning little bothy. We stayed as part of our honeymoon to the Hebrides, and this place was really special. Hosts were brilliant. The place was spotless and extremely cosy. We had everything we could ever need. There were so many personal little touches. We think the highlight of our honeymoon is kayaking around the beaches and to the island opposite, sunbathing for the rest of the day before a couple of drinks back on the balcony in the evening. It was perfect and we’ll never forget it. We hope to be back in the future!
Stayed in the bothies for two nights on a road trip through the highlands/ outer Hebrides and it was delightful. Kneep is about an hour from Stornoway so make sure you have what you need before you set off but once you’re there you’ll never want to leave! The bothie has everything you need for self catering and Julie supplies you with some of the necessities (milk, tea, salt and pepper etc…). It’s a beautiful location and very peaceful, highly recommend
Incredible place and location to relax in and explore. The Pod doesnt feel small as everything is so well designed / selected. It is such a delightful and comfortable space and the outdoor area is perfect. Very friendly, helpful and welcoming hosts but you are left alone unless you need anything. Highly recommended
We had an absolutely fantastic time staying here. Gorgeous accommodation and location right in the beach with wonderful views. Lovely decking area where you can sit and relax and gas bbq for cooking. V friendly hosts. Woukd thoroughly recommend staying here. Have been recommending it to friends and family. Will be back next year!