The Mangersta Bothy helps support the Linda Norgrove Foundation’s work with women and children in Afghanistan – find out more about what the Foundation does.
Your chance to stay at the Mangersta Bothy
The Mangersta Bothy was built with stone and wood into the side of the Mangersta cliffs, on Uig on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis. It was constructed almost 30 years ago by John and Lorna Norgrove.
A bothy is a simple shelter – it does not have electricity, running water, or a toilet.
When the Norgroves were building it, no one was interested, nor did others see it as much other than a waste of time and energy. However, over the years it’s attained a life of its own, and people now come from far and wide to stay here.
The bothy can accommodate up to three people. It has a sleeping platform suitable for two ‘friendly’ campers, and a third person can sleep on the stone floor.
Bothy users can use an outside toilet, which has hot and cold water, near to the house.
The bothy is available for anyone to stay in, but please let us know in advance in case a particular night is already booked.
There is a high demand from spring to autumn so bookings are usually restricted to one night. In winter, it is usually possible to stay for a couple of nights, depending on availability.
There’s no charge to stay at the bothy, but we welcome donations to the Linda Norgrove Foundation, which was set up by John and Lorna to support women and children in Afghanistan – take a look at some of the work we do.
Please note we can only take bothy bookings up to six weeks prior to the night of stay.
Fill in the form below, providing the dates you would like to stay and the number in your group (maximum of 3). We receive a high number of inquiries, and would be grateful for your patience while we respond to them.