Otter Bunkhouse

Carishader, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9ER


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The Bunkhouse is ideally situated, directly on the shores of West Loch Roag, in the village of Carishader.  Ideal for families, or groups of friends.  It provides a comfortable and cosy retreat for walkers, cyclists, surfers, kayakers, and anyone wishing to explore the stunning scenery and wildlife of the Isle of Lewis.   

As well as two resident otters, who can be spotted directly from the bunkhouse, there is an abundance of wildlife to be seen on West Loch Roag, including seals, gannets, red throated divers, terns, golden eagles, sea eagles, and the occasional dolphin.

Otter Bunkhouse offers a cosy hideaway with modern facilities. There is one bedroom with 8 beds, a shower room with toilet, as well as a separate toilet room, and a lounge area with kichenette facilities.  The beds have comfortable mattresses, and are in a bunkbed layout, each with an individual light and three point plug.

There is an outside decking area, with stunning views over West Loch Roag.  There is also private, direct access to West Loch Roag for kayakers, as well as a drying shed for kayaks, bikes, surfboards, et cetera.

Otter Bunkhouse prices

Otter Bunkhouse comfortably sleeps up to eight people, sharing one bedroom with bunkbeds, ideal for families or groups of friends.  The price is £220 per night (£140 per night November to February).  Minimum two night booking.

Bedding is included in the price, and towels can be provided on request. Ample car parking space is available on site.

To make a booking, or if you have any questions, please visit our website  or email, or telephone 07300926566.


Uig is an excellent area for hiking, cycling, fishing, surfing, and climbing. The local area also boasts many beautiful beaches, including those of Valtos Peninsula, Uig bay, Mangersta and Mealista.  Water sports such as surfing and kite surfing are available nearby for those looking for adventure.

We also have four sit-on top kayaks for hire, two doubles and two singles.  Prices are £20 per person per day.  We provide buoyancy aids and paddles, but not wetsuits.  Please advise when booking if you would like to reserve kayaks during your stay.

The famous Lewis Chessmen, 12th century Viking chess pieces, were found at nearby Ardroil Beach. And the Callanish Stones are within a 20 minute drive of the bunkhouse.

Uig is an area of unspoiled, natural beauty.  The local area is a popular destination for walkers, cyclists, surfers, and nature and wildlife enthusiasts.  As well as the abundant nature to be found, the bunkhouse is in a perfect position for stargazing, and winter storm watching.  You may even be lucky enough to witness the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.


The clear blue Atlantic waters provide a great feeding ground for marine mammals: otters, seals - both grey and common - various dolphins, porpoise, minke whales, killer whales, pilot whales, basking sharks and even the elusive sunfish. Amongst the local bird life there are sea eagles, golden eagles, gannets, fulmars, terns, divers, guillemots, razorbills, shearwaters and eider duck.   

Wildlife trips and also trips to outlying islands, as well as St Kilda and the Flannans can be discovered on various boat trips from various providers from nearby Miavag pier.

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Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Bunkhousefrom £140.00 to £220.00 per room per night (room only)

*The Otter Bunkhouse (sole use), the price is £140 per night in winter months, and £220 in summer.



  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop - Delivery from local shop on Thurs and Mon (3 miles away)


  • Children Welcome


  • Bunk Beds - in Bunkhouse
  • Drying Facilities
  • Electric Cooker - hob
  • Electric Shaver Point - in Bunkhouse
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Service Available - Laundry service available at local shop
  • Linen Provided
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Private Bathroom - Bothy
  • Shared Bathroom - Bunkhouse
  • Shower
  • Towels Provided - Yes in Bothy, at request in Bunkhouse
  • Wash Hand Basin
  • WC EnSuite


  • Disabled Access
  • Equipment Hire - Kayaks
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • No Television
  • Outdoor Recreational Facilities
  • Radio


  • Coastal Location
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  • Lochside Location
  • Mountains area
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Village Location
  • Waterfront Location

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • No credit cards accepted
  • Paypal

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers
  • Business Travellers
  • Children Welcome
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Non smokers
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Disabled Parking
  • On Public Transport Route
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Matthew_Andcats
      Cambridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Good bunkhouse in beautiful location
      5 of 5 stars
      20th July 2021
      So most locations in the Hebrides are beautiful, and this is certainly one of them. The bunkhouse is clean and well equipped. All the beds are in one room and it's worth renting the whole place if... Read full review
    • Malcolm P
      Faversham, United Kingdom
      Beautiful Setting with all you need.
      5 of 5 stars
      23rd May 2022
      The bunkhouse feels bigger inside than suggested by the photos. Sitting 8 around the table to eat was straightforward. The bunks were really comfortable and although there is only one shower, there... Read full review
    • Mike H
      Alloa, United Kingdom
      Stirling student group - Easter 2023 - loved their stay at the Otter Bunkhouse
      5 of 5 stars
      18th April 2023
      Dear Michelle & Donald, The 4 Easter nights last week at the Otter Bunkhouse were an absolute success! The feedback I received from my group of 7 international students was incredibly... Read full review


    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020
    • Other AwardsPlatinum Listing Platinum Listing 2020

    Opening Times

    Season (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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