Hebridean Hopscotch Holidays

Sorrel Cottage


  • Free parking
  • Bike Hire
  • Colour TV in lounge
  • Ensuite shower or bath rooms
  • Some ground floor rooms
  • Hospitality tray in lounge
Price Group 3

An historic ‘Leverhulme’ crofter’s cottage, handy for the ferry to the Uists and just minutes away from world-famous shell-sand beaches.

Sorrel Cottage – bed and breakfast where the eagles soar.

Built during the period when Lord Leverhulme was attempting to bring his brand of prosperity to the Outer Hebrides, Sorrel Cottage has been sympathetically restored and converted, while retaining many of its original features – you can enjoy this slice of history, with the comfort of modern convenience.

At the heart of Sorrel Cottage is a delightful lounge – with comfy furniture and a real, open fire for cool evenings – perfect to relax and perhaps share your experiences with fellow guests.

There are Golden Eagles on the hill range behind Sorrel Cottage so you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse.  Paula rents bicycles, so it’s enjoyable to ride on a sunny day. Head north alongside fabulous beaches for a few miles before returning south.  With a bike, you can stop anywhere and everywhere to take photos – not so easy with a car on a single track road.

For an early ferry to Berneray and the Uists, this is a particularly convenient stopping off point as it’s only a couple of miles or so to the ferry slipway.

Accommodation at Sorrel Cottage

All guest bedrooms have en-suite facilities and guests are encouraged to use the sitting room provided – note that there is no TV in the rooms.  You are welcome to make complimentary tea or coffee in the dining room at any time.

Two guest bedrooms are situated on the ground floor of Sorrel Cottage and one further on the first floor – all have en-suite shower rooms.

Food and drink

Paula serves a full breakfast in the morning, with plenty of healthy options, too.

For evening meals, local restaurants are the Anchorage, about 2 miles away alongside the ferry terminal, with a complete menu (and highly recommended fish and chips!).  Rodel Hotel is about 5 miles and serves excellent food.

For a daytime snack, Chris’s Butty Bus at the ferry terminal is popular both with travellers and locals.


“Lovely place – We stayed three nights with Paula, and thought it was pretty perfect. It suited us that we met the other guests in the communal lounge, and we liked the individual style of decor. The shower was the best! Breakfast was good, and Paula got the balance right between being an attentive host and giving us our privacy. Definitely somewhere to recommend.” – A TripAdvisor reviewer.