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Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis

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3 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 6
Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
27 Garenin is in a crofting village near to the historical Gearrannan Blackhouse village and the ancient and mysterious Callanish Stones. The house is remote but very accessible to all of the island attractions. It has great views and looks over the township of Carloway. There are wonderful beaches nearby. There is a craft shop and a cafe in the village. Also a very good bus service is you have no transport.
The house has three bedrooms,sleeping 6 people. One room is a double room and two with single beds. It has a newly fitted kitchen with all modern equipment and appliances and fully fitted bathroom.It is a very well stocked house and is warm and comfortable with an open fire and central heating.Linen and towels are provided There are games,books, a barbecue,outdoor seating and a locked garage for bikes,canoes etc. The house has...
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Listing #FKN2524578
About the Owner
Catriona L
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:August 2013
Interaction with guests
I do not live on the island but visit most months, As it is a family home I have know the house and island all my life. I have regular contact with guests prior to their holiday and am available during your holiday by email or phone. I have a caretaker, who lives near the house and available to deal with any issues.
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Catriona, the owner was great with communicating all the important details about the house- location, how to enter, what she expected us to find on arrival and how she wished for us to leave it upon departure. The house is well located near several great...More

Thank Mara S
Management response:Responded August 8, 2018

I agree the house has a dated feel to it as the older houses in the area were built immediately after WW2 and in our case in 1951. We have tried to retain some of the older features while modernising the kitchen and bathroom and...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

I have visited this house before and always want to return. The house is amazingly situated and very comfortable. As a Croft house it retains a unique atmosphere of its working and living past whilst providing all the modern comfort individuals or groups need. The...More

Thank PaulineMcGee
Management response:Responded August 2, 2018

Looking forward to your return visits and so glad you found it inspirational. I have been looking at the possibility of targeting the anscestry market as the house is so much part of the community. It would be great to help people discover their roots

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Reviewed April 16, 2018

We stayed here for a week during the Easter holidays. In a beautiful location and the house was just perfect for our family of four (two young children). The house is very comfortable and sitting down in the evening by the open fire after a...More

Thank CMacm84
Management response:Responded April 18, 2018

I'm so glad you found the house comfortable and the open fire makes it a welcoming place in the evening. I always aim to be available at the end of the telephone for guests to help with any queries or assist with any difficulties. After...More

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Porch
  • Refrigerator
  • Shared Garden
  • Single Beds:(4)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Sofa Beds:(1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
All guests are welcome. The house is suitable for children and has an enclosed garden area around house.. Accessibility is good for older or disabled guests as it is a bungalow...
    1 Full bath
    4 Twins
    1 Sofa
    1 Full
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About the neighbourhood
The house is on the west coast of the island. It is near to the historical black house village,where there is a museum,cafe and sheltered stoney beach. There are magnificent sandy beaches within a few miles of the house and you can walk to Dalmore beach from the back of the croft. The ancient Standing Stones of Callanish are 6 miles away and the ancient broch of Carloway is 3 miles away.
It is a very good area for walking and you can walk round the coast from the house. The village has a craft shop but no food shops. The nearest town,Stornoway, is 24 miles away but it is easily reached by car and there is an excellent bus service to the door. Parking is available at the house and there is a fenced area around the house which makes it safe for children and dogs. the house also sits on its...
Getting around
A car is not totally essential as there is a regular bus service to the local town Stornoway 24 miles away. However, if you want to visit beaches ,historical sites, art galleries,take part in activities etc you will need a car. Personally. I think you will enjoy your holiday far more if you have your own transport. Cars can be hired on the island if you choose to fly or you can bring your ca over by ferry. Most visitors choose to travel via the ferry.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stornoway: 35.0 km
Ferry: Stornoway: 35.0 km
My website gives full details of travel to Lewis and to the house. Stornoway is the nearest town and has a ferry port and airport. It is 24 miles from the house. There is good bus transport on the island. There is car parking at the hosue..
Activities nearby
Nearest Beach: 4.8 km.
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