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“ideal accomodation to discover Lewis”

Review of An Taigh Clach

'An Taigh Clach' (The Stone House), where you are assured of a warm welcome
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'An Taigh Clach' (The Stone House), where you are assured of a warm welcome
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112 reviews
'An Taigh Clach' (The Stone House), where you are assured of a warm welcome
180' panorama from the living area
Living area and multi fuel stove
Multifuel stove + a wee dram
Well equipped kitchen
Hallway to bedrooms and shower room
Shower room
Twin room
Double bedroom
Garden & utility shed
Peat - aromatic burning on a cool evening
Peat cutting - back breaking work but worth the effort
Sunset over Garenin - next stop America!
Kite surfing on a long summer's day
Doune Carloway Broch - 2 miles from 'An Taigh Clach'
Wild flowers
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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valerie n
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“ideal accomodation to discover Lewis”
Reviewed January 4, 2014 for a stay in December 2013

We had a very enjoyable break in early December at the Stone House- the rooms are comfortable and have been tastefully renovated and decorated. All necessary items were available in the kitchen including a well stocked freezer with local lamb. You could not ask for better self catering facilities.
There were 4 seasons in one day and the scenery to match- on this trip we discovered some of the more isolated spots for fishing.

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Liked best: the open plan kitchen lounge to spend time with family and friends
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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BJT151
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Just amazing”
Reviewed September 26, 2013 for a stay in July 2013

A beautifully decorated and well equipped self catering cottage situated in an area of the Isle of Lewis which made it ideal for exploring this amazing island. Everything we could have possibly wanted and more was supplied including, on arrival, some really welcome home baking. The scenery from the living room overlooking open countryside and mountains in the distance was utterly peaceful and beautiful.

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Liked best: The lovely accommodation and amazing scenery
Liked least: Going home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MendipMis...
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Heaven on Earth”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

There are a lot of beautiful places to visit and many beautiful cottages to stay in on the Isle of Lewis, but what makes An Taigh Clach a special place to stay - are the owners! Val and Calum make sure that you have everything you can possibly require for a perfect holiday. From the booking process, to instructions on how to get there, to buying in supplies for your arrival, to being just down the road if you should need anything during your stay - to turning up one night with a bag of crab claws, cooked and ready to eat! The facilities are first class and the position excellent for exploring both Lewis and Harris. Waking up every morning to that lovely panoramic view, and watching the sun go down in the evening, will be something we will remember for a long time to come.

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Liked best: The quality of the accomodation and its location
Liked least: There is nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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msw3569
Dundee, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“another AMAZING stay at 'THE PERFECT' holiday cottage on Lewis”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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our second stay at An Taigh Clach since our first visit in June... the cottage is perfectly located in Carloway within easy reach of numerous STUNNING unspolit, deserted beaches and an abundance of walks to suit all abilities on your doorstep. Val & Calum are the PERFECT hosts and we CANNOT wait until our next visit in June 2014!!!

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Liked least: same 'issue' as before.... having to leave the cottage and come home!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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The_Famil...
Cambridge
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9 reviews
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“wonderful location, fabulous house and impecable accommodation - all round best holiday experience ever!”
Reviewed September 23, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

From before we arrived we had a hassle free holiday! Booking was simple and directions were accurate. On arrival we were greeted with such a warm welcome we felt at home straight away. Amazing views all round, comfortable/warm interior and everything we could need - and much more with delicious home baking, good wine and whiskey too! The house was a cozy but clean home from home with basic but quality and fresh cooking stuff in the cupboards.
As a base for exploring Lewis and Harris, Carloway couldn't be better - about 45 mins to Uig sands, 30 mins Port of Ness, 30 mins to Stornaway. Although be warned, traveling around takes a lot longer with so many stops visiting the numerous artists galleries and crafts people - who were with out exception welcoming and chatty especially with the children. We strongly recommend a visit to the Blue Pig in Carloway - our children stayed for a craft session and we found excuses to call in every day! Honestly if I was to give a list of recommended stops this review would be an essay!
Briefly, places well worth a visit are The Morven gallery for coffee and cake, 40 North for amazing foodie food, Carloway Broch for being blown off your feet and kids exploring (+ educational tick in the box!), the weaving shed on the main road heading north on the right - wonderful visit for us and kids.
The house is well placed for beaches (buckets and spades were found in the shed).....could go on waxing lyrical all day. Suffice to say we only stayed for one week this time (our first visit) but next time it will be for two! In fact must book it before word really gets out about this place!!
Thank you so much.

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Liked best: Totally exceeded our expectations
Liked least: Having to come home!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Birdmanof...
Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Brilliant welcome”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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Very well presented and maintained property, stocked with all the essentials, as well as all the little things that malke a stay special.
The welcome pack from The Macdonalds was excellent, and their lamb was delicious.
Nothing was too much trouble, despite Val and Calum being busy people, and we were made to feel very welcome all the time we were there.

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Liked best: Warm Welcome
Liked least: Steps would rule this out for disabled.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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JohnMacAs...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Relaxing, fivestar comfort, great location, friendly owners and great vlaue”
Reviewed August 19, 2013 for a stay in August 2013
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person found this review helpful

Just back from a wonderful holiday on the Isle of Lewis made special by the excellent accommodation and hospitality at Taigh Clach Carloway on the west coast of Lewis. Great accommodation which is in a beautiful location with views to the Atlantic to the West, Harris hills to the south, Carloway village to the east....you will want for nothing here, great library of books, modern but hebridean luxury accommodation. Val is the perfect host who will do everything she can to make your holiday special. Wine and whiskey on arrival with some local lamb to get in you in the mood...along with home baked scones and crab claws delivered to your door as the week goes by. Great location for visits to Uig Sands, Callanish Stones, The Broch,,and a short five minute walk to the old village of Garrinin and Carloway tweed mill. We visited Dail Mor beach most days which is five minutes in the car and had the beach to ourselves every time.. We visited St Kilda which was the highlite of our week, walked the West side coastal walk which starts just down the road at the thatched cottages and is a great coastal walk which takes you to Dail Mor and Dail Beag beaches. So much to see and do on Lewis, however you will find it hard to leave the cosy luxury of Taigh Clach which is five star self catering .... with even endless supply of peat and wood for the wood burning fire.. we have stayed in all sorts of accommodation over the years and would recommend Taigh Clach for a holiday on the Isle of Lewis...hard to beat luxury and a place you will definitely want to come back to !!!!!

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Liked best: The luxury and cosy feel of the cottage
Liked least: Couldn't stay longer
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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