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Ground floor king-size bedroom
Bedroom 3. Twin bedded room.
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Overview
4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
3 nights minimum
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Situated in the village of Back on the East coast of the Isle of Lewis and 7 miles from the main town of Stornoway we are within easy reach of all the attractions of the Island, including the Callanish Standing Stones, the Carloway Broch and a host of other historic sites as well as lots of wonderful beaches. We are a few minutes walk from the Gress river which is well known for salmon and brown trout fishing. The area is also popular with bird watchers. New to the market this year, we offer this tastefully furnished, two storey house with four bedrooms, a twin room, a double room with king size bed and a bathroom on each floor. The two upstairs bedrooms have their own washhand basin and the upstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash hand basin. On the ground floor, the family bathro...Situated in the village of Back on the East coast of the Isle of Lewis and 7 miles from the main town of Stornoway we are within easy reach of all the attractions of the Island, including the Callanish Standing Stones, the Carloway Broch and a host of other historic sites as well as lots of wonderful beaches. We are a few minutes walk from the Gress river which is well known for salmon and brown trout fishing. The area is also popular with bird watchers. New to the market this year, we offer this tastefully furnished, two storey house with four bedrooms, a twin room, a double room with king size bed and a bathroom on each floor. The two upstairs bedrooms have their own washhand basin and the upstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash hand basin. On the ground floor, the family bathroom has a shower over the bath. a wash hand basin and toilet. A cot and high chair are available on request. There is also a sitting room with open fire upstairs and a sitting area attached to the kitchen. Both sitting areas have a tv and there is broadband available throughout the house. The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer,dish washer, coffee machine and slow cooker, as well as various other items to make your stay as easy and relaxing as a holiday in this area should be. A utility room houses a washing machine, tumble drier for those damp Hebridean days, and ironing facilities. There is space here for boots and jackets. An outdoor area has a rotary washing line for the days when we have a sea breeze! A picnic table and barbecue are also available for the more balmy summer days. Gaelic and English are spoken by your hosts.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
2 Showers
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Meet the host
jan c
Hosting since April 2016
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 88%
Response Time: Within a few hours
Interaction with guestsWe live nearby so we can be there to welcome you when you arrive and show you round the house and also point out places of interest in order for you to enjoy the Island. Callum speaks Gaelic as his first language and we both speak English. If you have already done your research and decided on your itinerary we are available to provide local knowledge at any time but we do realise that many people just want to be left alone to find their own way around.
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Reviews (15)
Mark Y
Mark Y
Aberdeen, United Kingdom2 contributions
We spent a lovely 5 nights at Callum and Jans house in the village of Back. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating and kind. The house has a really nice feel and works really well for larger groups with the house laid out in a way that allowed younger ones to nap through the day while we could all relax in the house. The house is very well equipped: barbeque, coffee machine, nice showers, good kitchen, loads of hot water, smart tvs with DVDs. The list goes on. Ample parking. The house has a really nice wee walk down to the beach and there are great spots to surf just a stone's throw away. It is far enough from Stornoway that you feel away from it all but with all the nice things to do nearby. Highly recommended. Thanks
Visited September 2019
Written September 17, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

SEMacLeod
SEMacLeod
Ickenham, United Kingdom16 contributions
We had a lovely few days staying in the Old Croft House in Back on the Isle of Lewis. Warm welcome from our hosts Jan and Callum on arrival and we really appreciated the thoughtful touches they provided for our comfort during our stay. It felt like home from home with every need provided for. Highly recommended.
Visited August 2019
Written August 9, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jan C
Jan C
Thank you Sarah, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and see the children enjoying the beach and other surroundings. Thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards Jan and Callum Campbell
Written August 24, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Abigail B
Abigail B
2 contributions
Lovely, well appointed and comfortable stay with family. Little touches and fantastic hosts made the stay. Lewis and Harris both beautiful. We will be back. Thank you to Jan and Callum.
Visited July 2019
Written August 2, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jan C
Jan C
Abigail, thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family in Old Croft House. We hope you will decide to do it again as there is still so much to see and do on the Island. It was our pleasure to meet you all. Jan and Callum
Written August 13, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kavita B
Kavita B
2 contributions
Good facilities, very useful utility room and boot room. Good views in the upstairs lounge. Children had lots of space to play and watch tv. Well equipped kitchen. Near all the top visitor spots. Good parking and hosts very helpful.
Visited August 2018
Written September 2, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jan C
Jan C
Kavita and her family were not very lucky with the weather when they were here, however, it did not seem to keep them from seeing a lot of the sites and I believe they found a few beaches nearby for the children to play on. Theye seemed to share our love of the environment by drying clothes outside when weather permitted and switching off the heating when it wasn't required. We look forward to welcoming them and their lovely children back some other time.
Written September 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Relax401973
Relax401973
1 contribution
Cannot rate this place enough. What a beautiful place to visit! Absolutely stunning! And the ideal holiday home to stay in during your trip! Just can't fault it - such a warm & welcoming couple - Jan and Calum- who made sure we had everything we needed to get settled in. A perfectly well equipped home - we didn't want for anything the entire duration of our stay! A short walk to the beach, and many more nearby to explore. A beautiful sea view from the upstairs living quarter. Very comfy beds and bedding. A downstairs living area, well-equipped kitchen diner, lovely big bathroom with bath & shower downstairs, a double room and a twin room. Upstairs; another very cosy living area, bathroom, double bedroom and single (/kids) room both with wash basins which was great. TVs, skybox of some kind or other, even a DVD player with DVD's, some kids ones. A well-equipped utility room in an outhouse adjoining the house. An IKEA high chair on request, an extra toddler bed and a downstairs stair gate - so a really great place to stay if you have small children as we did! Jan and Calum were so happy to help us with local knowledge and advice and ideas of places to visit, places to eat etc, and there are lots of books, brochures and reading to that effect available in the house. There were 6 of us but you could comfortably fit 7 plus a young child! If you're looking for somewhere to stay during a trip to Lewis & Harris, you really can't go wrong booking in here!
Visited June 2018
Written August 27, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Aileen H
Aileen H
Glasgow, United Kingdom1 contribution
Ideal accommodation for two families, 6 adults, a 3 year old and a baby. Our grandson loved the garden, and the view from the upstairs lounge is spectacular. We loved the island, so many interesting places to visit, Callanish Stones, Blackhouse Village, Lews Castle in Stornoway, stunning beaches and also managed a trip to Harris Distillery. Thanks to Callum and Jan for making our holiday so enjoyable.
Visited August 2018
Written August 22, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jan C
Jan C
Thank you Aileen, for your lovely review. Callum and I enjoyed your appreciation of our beautiful island. You seemed to be very comfortable in your surroundings and we had fun seeing your wee Grandson running around in the garden. We would love to welcome you and your family back again as there is still so much for you to see.
Written August 24, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Hugh S
Hugh S
Glasgow, United Kingdom16 contributions
I just had to return to The Old Croft House again as my previous visit had been so enjoyable and I was not disappointed. My partner had never been to the islands before and she was astounded to find such beautiful scenery and beaches so close to home. We were blessed with good weather and once again Callum and Jan were the perfect hosts. This is the ideal place to recharge your batteries and we will certainly be back.
Visited June 2018
Written July 16, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Roddy M
Roddy M
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions
We loved our stay in Jan & Callums house. They were great hosts and nothing was too much to ask. The house was spotless and has all the essentials (including a Stornoway Black Pudding). From initial booking to departure the process was smooth and uncomplicated. The house is in a great location with easy access to superb sandy beaches (helped by the excellent weather we had) and to the rest of the Island. The younger members of the party particularily enjoyed " the Love Island Lounge " upstairs We look forward to a return visit as long as the weather is guaranteed. The large open space was especially appreciated by our 3 year old grandson.
Visited July 2018
Written July 11, 2018. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jan C
Jan C
Thank you, Roddy for your good review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday, it would be a pleasure to welcome you all back to Old Croft House in the future, even if you bring rain with you! Please give our love to " Diplodoccus Boy".
Written July 12, 2018. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

elaineclaire2017
elaineclaire2017
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
The house easily accommodated two families with a family on each floor and coming together to eat, drink and be merry in the kitchen/sitting area. A very relaxed and easy stay made more comfortable by the owners who only live across the road. Always helpful for travel tips and destinations around the island. A great base for a great holiday. We will definitely be going again.
Visited June 2017
Written July 30, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Chrissie A
Chrissie A
1 contribution
Just returned from a fantastic week in the Old Croft House. Our party included myself, my son,daughter and partners, and six children ages from 8 to 1.We were in Lewis for a family wedding and a little holiday. The house is immaculately clean and comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need, and more. The beds are hugely comfortable with high quality bedding and towels also provided. The well equipped utility room is perfect to keep on top of laundry. The garden provides children with lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and Callum probably regrets showing our children the rasberry and gooseberry bushes which are now much barer of fruit! On our evening walks our city children were enthralled by sunsets, meeting Megan the friendly horse, a garden full of rescued pugs, and the little white dog who followed them home!. The house is ideal for exploring the island, and close to the to the town for shopping. We had lovely days on the nearby beaches, visiting the newly renovated Castle, and the new Museum, and the lovely Castle Grounds.. Jan and Callum were so welcoming and kind, and we very much enjoyed meeting them. They even brought us golf umbrellas to protect us in case of rain rain on the wedding day. I would totally recommend this lovely house to anyone wanting to visit Lewis and Harris.
Visited July 2017
Written July 21, 2017. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Jan C
Jan C
Dear Chrissie, thank you for the brilliant review. It is was a pleasure having you and your lovely family and so good to hear the children playing outside in their "secret, fairy garden" We look forward to welcoming you all back to Back at some time in the future. Kind regards, Jan and Callum Campbell
Written July 24, 2017. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Business Travel
Kettle
Business Travel
Microwave
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
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  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 2 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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holiday home in Back is able to accommodate up to 8 guests. See all property details.

holiday home in Back has 2 bathrooms available. See all property details.

holiday home in Back has 4 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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