Reasort Estates

Morsgail Lodge

Relax in tranquillity at Morsgail Lodge. The traditional-style lodge is in a spectacular position, two miles from a main road. Built in 1986, it has been fully modernised, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests in five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

The views are magnificent, looking straight out over Loch Morsgail towards the beautiful North Harris Hills. A fantastic place to escape to at any time of the year. Sit back, relax and drink in the landscape after a great day’s sport.

Morsgail Lodge

Relax in tranquillity at Morsgail Lodge. The traditional-style lodge is in a spectacular position, two miles from a main road. Built in 1986, it has been fully modernised, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests in five bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.

The views are magnificent, looking straight out over Loch Morsgail towards the beautiful North Harris Hills. A fantastic place to escape to at any time of the year. Sit back, relax and drink in the landscape after a great day’s sport.

Morsgail Lodge, Isle of Lewis holiday accommodation comfortable enjoy the drawing room with cosy wood-burning stove

Accommodation

This fully modernised lodge provides comfortable accommodation in five bedrooms (three doubles and two twins), sleeping 10 guests, all with en-suite bathrooms.

The public rooms include a drawing room with cosy wood-burning stove, a spacious kitchen, and a dining room with superb views across the loch to the hills beyond. There is also a further sitting room.

Dogs are welcome on the estate, but not in the house, and kennels are provided.

Morsgail Lodge, Isle of Lewis holiday accommodation: fully modernised, providing comfortable accommodation for up to 10 guests

Facilities

The lodge has a drying room and utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. There is also a fishing/gun room for storing rods and guns.

The lodge is fully heated, with a heat exchanger drawing heat from the loch, and has full double glazing. Television, Sky and Wi-Fi are all available but please be aware that, while there is a landline, there is no mobile phone reception so that you can enjoy total seclusion. The estate also offers plenty of outdoor storage.

Morsgail Lodge, seclusion, comfortable en-suite accommodation and the stunning landscape of the Isle of Lewis.
Morsgail Lodge, Isle of Lewis holiday accommodation comfortable en-suite double bedroom
Morsgail Lodge, Isle of Lewis holiday accommodation comfortable en-suite twin bedroom
Morsgail Lodge, Isle of Lewis holiday accommodation comfortable en-suite twin bedroom

Enjoy Morsgail Lodge for its seclusion, comfortable en-suite accommodation, and its instant access to Morsgail Loch and the stunning landscape of the Isle of Lewis. The rugged mountains provide superb views whether you’re indoors or out.

Morsgail Lodge, Harris. Self-catering holiday accommodation with well-equipped dual fuel cooker kitchen.

Self-catering stay

The majority of visitors to Morsgail Estate come on a self-catered basis and the island has an abundance of delicious local produce for you to try. You’ll find plenty of space in the lodge’s fridge and freezer and a well-equipped kitchen with dual fuel cooker (double oven and grill, and six rings).

While the nearest supermarket is in the island’s capital, Stornoway, there is a community shop 10 minutes’ drive away for basic supplies. Uig Sands Restaurant is similarly not far, offering meals made with fresh, local produce and with an emphasis on local seafood.

Morsgail Lodge, Harris. Holiday accommodation with private in-house chef.

Catering options

If you’re self-catering and would like a night off cooking, the estate can provide delicious freshly cooked meals to be stocked in your fridge that you can simply reheat, all prepared by Amhuinnsuidhe Castle’s chef, by prior arrangement.

We can organise your own private in-house chef during your stay and many of the meals can be created from what you’ve shot or caught yourselves, offering the true field-to-fork experience. Please enquire when booking for further details.

1849 Sir James Matheson Baronet, on the edge of Loch Morsgail, built Morsgail Lodge, Lewis, Outer Hebrides.

History

In 1849 Sir James Matheson Baronet cleared livestock from his land on the south west of Lewis to create a Victorian deer forest – the first ever in the Outer Hebrides. On the edge of Loch Morsgail he built Morsgail Lodge and increased deer stocks, bringing in fresh herds from north Lewis.

Lady Matheson’s nephew Major Duncan Matheson inherited the estate in 1899, when he immediately began to increase stocks, importing grouse from Yorkshire, red stags from Exmoor and releasing 1,000 salmon yearlings into Morsgail River. He leased the estate to wealthy sportsmen, and later sold it to Viscount Leverhulme, who also purchased many of the island’s other sporting estates.

After Leverhulme’s death in 1925, Mr Jones Hunter of Inch bought Morsgail Estate for £9,200. He gave the estate a new lease of life, selling the estate in 1931 to a syndicate of four London stockbroking brothers and a captain, who were keen anglers.

The estate then passed from one pair of hands to the next until it was rescued in 1984 by Robin Davidson. He replaced the crumbling lodge and did much to improve the fishing. In 2006 the estate was sold to businessman Mark Molyneux, who upgraded the lodge. The estate was sold to Amhuinnsuidhe Castle Estate in 2015, since when the restoration of the Morsgail Estate to its previous Victorian grandeur has continued.