Amidst turquoise sea, white sand, dramatic mountains and shimmering lochs, Uig Lodge is set in one of the most spectacular positions in Scotland, overlooking the magnificent Uig Bay on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis.
Built in 1876 by Sir James Matheson who at the time owned the Isle of Lewis, Uig Lodge was later sold to Lord Leverhulme who bought the island in 1918. It was his niece, Emily Macdonald, who fell in love with the lodge, describing it as a “scene which surely has few equals in all Britain for sheer breathtaking loveliness”. She joked with her uncle saying, “If ever you think of selling Uig Lodge, give me first refusal”. Little did she know he would later give it to her as a wedding present.
Adored by many others since then, including the celebrated author Arthur Ransome, Uig has managed to win the hearts of all who discover it. In 1945 and 1946 Ransome stayed at the lodge and it was the outstanding views that inspired the setting for “Great Northern”, his last book of the Swallows and Amazons series.
Other than a short spell as a hotel, Uig Lodge has remained a private house. Since 1981 it has been owned and loved by the Green family, who let it to parties looking for a unique and unforgettable Scottish holiday. Originally only let in the fishing season from May to October, the lodge is now available for hire throughout the year, including Christmas and New Year.
“A fantastic time was had by all. Definitely somewhere we shall recommend, and I dare say we'll be back before long for another trip ourselves”