Guest Reviews of Sweeney's Bothy

Our guests said....

This Eco-cabin on Eigg is really amazing. It's beautifully designed and runs mostly on renewable energy. The space is cozy and inviting with a view that is just spectacular. Staying at this bothy is both peaceful and inspiring. Plus, there's plenty to explore on the island. A short walk will bring you either to the top of a great ridge or to a private little beach. Eigg is a really fascinating place that has a strong sense of community and commitment to a progressive way of life. Lucy and Eddie were very gracious and friendly hosts. Their hospitality was much appreciated. Give yourself plenty of time here. It's worth it.  October 2015

Arguably the best places we've ever stayed - is a good way of summing how much we enjoyed Sweeney's Bothy. Incredible cosy little place surrounded by nature and beauty and very well, and tastefully, equipped for making delicious food. Fantastic hosts and all the green credentials too. October 2015

Lucy and Eddie are fantastic hosts. - warm, friendly, helpful. Bothy and views are just as seen in photos, but even more beautiful. Correspondence with Lucy by email was always quick and helpful. Bothy was cosy, peaceful, stunning views. A fantastic way to enjoy Eigg!  October 2015

Lovely experience in a picturesque location. Unique bothy and a very friendly host. We cycled and walked exploring the Island over two days. Watching the sunset on the singing sands beach.  October 2015

A truly magical place.  Only wish I could have stayed longer.  Perfect hosts - welcoming, warm and accommodating in every way.  The Bothy itself is incredibly beautiful and the views are spectacular.  I'm not sure I've ever stayed somewhere so special. Soul nourishing. I'd love to go back.  October 2015

We came last year and decided to come again because we enjoyed our stay so much - everything was perfect and the island really made an impression on us.  This year’s stay has been really special.  October 2015 

Sweeney's Bothy is simply beautiful.  We spent the best part of 5 days forgetting the need for time, going on adventures and meeting the wonderfully friendly locals.  Eigg is a way of life and we stepped in to it both feet first. I can highly recommend taking some time out, disappearing to Eigg and letting Sweeney’s Bothy capture your heart.  August 2015

We had an absolutely perfect few days on Eigg; only wish we'd stayed longer.  We definitely hope to come back!  The bothy is brilliantly with simple, elegant, and functional architecture and endlessly enthralling views of the Isle of Rùm.  And to top it off, Lucy, Eddie, and apparently everyone on Eigg are all extraordinarily friendly and fun people, such a treat to be around them. A magical island!  August 2015

Extremely peaceful and wonderful views. We would love a return visit.  August 2015

We had a lovely 3 night stay at Sweeny's Bothy; a comfortable and quirky place with everything necessary to make a trip to Eigg feel truly special! Our expectations were definitely surpassed.  We were certainly never short of something to do, whether it was riding our rented mountain bikes down dirt tracks, exploring local caves and beaches, cooking up dinner on the fantastic wood burning stove or simply admiring the beautiful view. Would definitely recommend a visit to anyone looking for a bit of adventure and quiet time.  June 2015

Our stay in the Bothy was great, it's situated near to beautiful beaches where we witnessed wonderful sunsets. The island is lovely, everybody was friendly and helpful, especially our hosts. We can’t wait for our next trip over too Eigg!  June 2015

Lucy and Eddie were very helpful and the bothy was well equipped and very comfortable.  June 2015

Awesome place!! The cabin is just perfect for a great escape on a lovely island. Lucy and Eddie were really welcoming and helpful. Thanks again, hope we can come back soon.  June 2015

Our stay at Sweeney's Bothy was nothing short of perfection. One of our best trips ever and this was largely to the kindness and friendliness of our hosts, Lucy and Eddie.  The bothy is amazing, anything you might need is there, if it’s not, you don’t need it!  It’s clean, has stunning views, quiet and is just a joy to be in.  The island is magical and so are the people on it. We are already looking at out calendars to book our next stay here.  April 2015

Eigg was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been, and the bothy was the most incredible way to experience it. It's very private and allows for lots of thinking time, enjoying the stunning view. Lucy and Eddie were fantastic hosts: very thoughtful, kind and considerate. We couldn't have had a more perfect time - I'd of changed nothing!   April 2015

It was an absolute joy to visit Eigg, meet Eddie & Lucy, and of course stay at Sweeney's Bothy. As a trade-off we swapped Tunnock's Tea Cakes for sunny days and sunsets behind Rhum that you can only dream of. April 2015 

What can I say - it was great. April 2015

Totally outstanding service & accommodation. A truly beautiful place. December 2014 

Great people fab place for a chill out. December 2014

The Bothy was an amazing place to get away to. Beautiful, cosy, impeccably clean and full of everything you could need for your stay.  It is so wonderfully designed (the outdoor shower! and the cosy snug!) and for the feeling of being immersed in the incredible scenery surrounding it.   October 2014

A beautiful place in an amazing location, made even better by Lucy and Eddie's warm hospitality - including a lift to and from the ferry, an extra bed space made up for us and even a fire set in the wood burner.  A very special place to stay.  October 2014

Lucy and Eddie are wonderful hosts at Sweeney's and share the spirit of the small island of Eigg and its community of a 100 people. We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed the idyllic landscapes that the bothy opens out into.  The view from the elevated bed is quite remarkable at night. The fireplace, cooking your own food, an outdoor shower and a very cozy room in fact can dissuade you from leaving the bothy. The neighbourhood is quiet and allows for a good amount of walking and experiencing the quaintness of the island.  The island has a remarkable history that you can read about in the "Story of Eigg", ensconced in the tiny library tucked away in the bothy.  Definitely a place we will consider visiting again.  October 2014

What an amazing place! A great, comfortable cabin, thoughtfully designed with everything you need. Incredible views. I could happily sit drinking wine in front of the log stove and looking out over the scenery for days!  Some impressive walks to do around the island, and a perfect place to escape it all. Everyone is very friendly.  Lucy & Eddie could not be more helpful. We can't wait to come back!   October 2014

So we were planning a trip away on a Scottish island for my birthday. What we got was one of the most momentous experiences of both our lives.  The Bothy is perfect. Completely sheltered from road or neighbour but with views in every direction to stir the soul. No detail has been spared. Everything we could possibly need had been provided and more. The outdoor shower is more fun than you think. The feelings of privacy, warmth and homeliness are there the instant you arrive and will only grow over your stay. So, overwhelmed by the romantic atmosphere my partner decided to propose!   September 2014

We had such a fantastic holiday on the Isle of Eigg.  Everything was beautiful and the cottage was fully equipped with everything we needed and more.  The cottage felt incredibly clean and everything was well organized.   Wake up and see the mountain and ferns outside and breathe fresh air. Start the day with a fire in the stove and a coffee overlooking the ocean and then embark on adventurous hikes.  Extra plus for the library in the cabin that had everything we wanted to read; poetry, philosophy, nature books, history and maps.  All the books about Eigg made the stay even more special and we really understood that people here love their island very much. Our own love story with Eigg began here - and we can hardly wait until we get to come back again. September 2014

What a special & beautiful place!! Thank you Lucy and Eddie for offering us such a great experience!  We loved it and only regret not staying longer to explore the area... For anybody visiting Scotland Sweeney's Bothy on the Isle of Eigg is a must!  The views are stunning!!  The exterior shower is a joy!  Quality and beauty in spectacular natural surroundings! A special secret place that we feel grateful to have discovered!  Thank you again Lucy & Eddie for your kindness and hospitality!!  Thank you to the Bothy for its peace and warmth... and a strong thank you and a deep feeling of reverence towards the Isle of Eigg for its power & beauty..!  August 2014

What an amazing place! Both Lucy & Eddie were lovely hosts, very helpful and friendly. The bothy was incredible, so much so we are already planning our next trip here.  A very relaxing and peaceful place, yet with plenty to do. We particularly enjoyed the outside shower and watching the stunning views of the sea and the mountains of Rum whilst staying cosy by the fire. August 2014