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How to find us

Directions from Stornoway

Turn left as you leave ferry terminal follow the road through the first roundabout that takes you through Stornoway town centre.

At second roundabout follow road ahead passing the Co-op superstore to third roundabout and turn left.

Follow this main road A859 passing village of Leurbost and Laxay until you reach Balallan (15 miles). At the end of Balallan take the south lochs turning on your left. Ceann an Loch Cottage is located to your right hand side just past the tourist information box.

Directions from Tarbert

From Harris ferry turn left to leave ferry terminal road and when you come to the T junction turn right following the A859 Stornoway road and drive for 15 miles to reach the village of Balallan.

As you enter Balallan take the first turning on the right for south lochs turn off Cottage is second house on the right.


The islands have a new ferry tariff system Road Equivalent Tariff or RET. This has brought the cost of travelling by car or campervan down significantly.

The 1 hour 45 mins crossing departs from Uig in Skye and arrives in Tarbert, Harris. Balallan is 15 miles from Tarbert.

The 2.5 hours crossing departs from Ullapool and arrives in Stornoway, Harris. Balallan is 15 miles from Stornoway.

Caledonian MacBrayne (08705 650000)


Regular flights to Stornoway from Glasgow (50 mins), Edinburgh (1 hour), Inverness (35 mins) and Aberdeen (55 mins). Balallan is just under half an hour away from Stornoway Airport.

Stornoway Airport (01851 702 256)
Flybe.com (0871 700 2000)
Loganair (0344 800 2855)
Eastern Airways (08703 669 100)

Car Hire

Car Hire is readily available from the above arrival point in Stornoway.
carhire-hebrides.co.uk (01851 706 500)

Electric Car Information

Local charging points can be found at www.zap-map.com/live/

Telephone and Broadband

Vodafone is the only provider at Ceann an loch cottage & land line is for broadband services only.

There is a mobile phone provided at cottage for guests who can top up with card to use if required.