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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
4 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
Pabbay House is located in the crofting village of Back which is approximately 6 miles from Stornoway, the main town on the Island. It is a very central location and convenient for making day trips to all parts of Lewis and Harris. The house itself is on a main bus route. We offer our guests the opportunity to be collected and returned either to the airport at Stornoway or to and from the Stornoway ferry terminal. The house has 1 double room and 2 twin rooms and can accommodate up to 6 people. The double room is the only ground floor bedroom. There is 1 spacious bathroom located on the ground floor also. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, iron and ironing board, and a range of cutlery and crockery. The house is fully ce...Pabbay House is located in the crofting village of Back which is approximately 6 miles from Stornoway, the main town on the Island. It is a very central location and convenient for making day trips to all parts of Lewis and Harris. The house itself is on a main bus route. We offer our guests the opportunity to be collected and returned either to the airport at Stornoway or to and from the Stornoway ferry terminal. The house has 1 double room and 2 twin rooms and can accommodate up to 6 people. The double room is the only ground floor bedroom. There is 1 spacious bathroom located on the ground floor also. There is a fully equipped kitchen with electric oven and hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave, iron and ironing board, and a range of cutlery and crockery. The house is fully centrally heated with a wood burning stove in the living room. Linen and towels are provided for your stay and if you require a change during your stay then we are more than happy to provide a change for you. Pets are more than welcome in the house as long as they are kept down stairs on the wooden floors and kept out of the bedrooms. Children are also very welcome to stay in the house and if you require a cot for the younger members of the family then we will happily provide this. There is free WIFI. On a clear day there are outstanding views from the house across the minch to the mainland of Scotland. The mountains of Assynt and Sutherland can be clearly seen. One of the advantages of the Island of Lewis being situated in the North of Scotland is that between October and April the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis can be seen on a regular basis. Alternatively again due to the latitude the Island of Lewis experiences very little darkness during the summer months. In fact around the turn of midsummer there is no darkness at all, there is a transition from daylight to dusk and back again to daylight in a very short period of time. To fully appreciate this one really has to experience it for themselves. The house is ideally situated for all the outdoor activities the Outer Hebrides has to offer. This includes fresh water and salt water fishing, bird watching, hill walking, cycling, or simply enjoying the stunning scenery walking along one of the many beaches in close proximity to the house. Bidh fàilte chridheil a' feitheamh oirbh! - A warm welcome awaits you!More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Additional £15 per dog per night to be paid separately.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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Meet the host
Michael M
Hosting since April 2015
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (82)
N M
N M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions
My partner and I had a wonderful stay at Pabbay House. Boyd and Barbara were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. The accommodation had everything that we needed and we would not hesitate to recommend Pabbay House to anyone who would like to visit the island of Lewis. Given the opportunity we would return without hesitation... Many thanks to the MacKenzie Family.
Visited August 2022
Written August 11, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Pabbay House.
Written August 12, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Toby c
Toby c
1 contribution
We stayed as a family of 4 during a week of mixed weather and Pabbay House was a perfect home from home. The owners are wonderful and offered plenty of hints and insights on how to make the most of our week. Lewis is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers and Pabbay House is the ideal base with easy driving access to the rest of the island. We were very sad to leave and would love to return.
Visited July 2022
Written August 2, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
We value positive reviews for Pabbay House and we’re so pleased that Lewis lived up to your expectations.
Written August 2, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer Norway
Jennifer Norway
4 contributions
We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 days at Pabbay House. Boyd met us and showed us around the house. It was so tastefully furnished and immaculately clean. Lots of small goodies, home made marmalade, shortbread and sultana loaf. Chocolates and biscuits and the fridge was stocked with the essentials . Some lovely walks nearby and very central for Stornoway and other day excursions. Boyd and Barbara were always on hand if we had any queries. I would highly recommend a stay at Pabbay House. ,
Visited July 2022
Written July 23, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
We thoroughly enjoyed having our first “Norse cousins” coming to visit us in the Hebrides and Pabbay House in particular.
Written July 24, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura
Laura
Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
Stayed for 4 nights and have no complaints. We were met on arrival by Boyd, who gave us a quick tour of the house. The fridge was stocked with essentials, and there was an assortment of teas, jams, coffees, and luxury hot chocolates, The owners have definitely made this a home from home. I would highly recommend staying at Pabby House if you are visiting lewis, We will definitely be back. Thank you for the lovely stay. Derrick & Laura
Visited July 2022
Written July 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Thank you very much for staying with us and hope you enjoyed your holiday visiting your relations.
Written July 18, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

iain h
iain h
Dunkeld, United Kingdom1 contribution
Friendly, very helpfu, always available to answer all our queries. The property was spotlessly clean, had everything we needed and located in an splendid spot. Absolutley no complaints
Visited May 2022
Written June 17, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Glad you enjoyed your holiday in Pabbay House. It was our pleasure to have you all. Hope you managed to get the Lewis chess pieces ok.
Written June 18, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jane S
Jane S
3 contributions
Pabbay House is a short walk from the beach through the owners croft which has been planted to create a delightful glade. Stornaway is around 6 miles away . Everything is provided and more. Very well equipped. Good quality furnishings, linen and towels. The fridge is stocked with essentials and lots of treats too. The homemade cake and biscuits were really appreciated. Communication is good with the friendly owners who live close by. I would stay again at Pabbay House.
Visited June 2022
Written June 16, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
So pleased you enjoyed our beautiful Island and house. It was so nice to meet you both. We hope your trip to the Northern Isles was a success also.
Written June 17, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jean Milne
Jean Milne
1 contribution
Visited Stornaway with three friends for my 60th birthday celebrations. Booked Pabbay House in Back for four nights. The house is perfect, exceptionally clean & well set up. The welcome pack left by Boyd & Barbara was definitely a five star welcome. Everything available to make our stay very special & relaxing. Even managed breakfast outside. Can’t recommend this accommodation enough.
Visited May 2022
Written May 18, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Happy 60th Birthday Jean. So pleased you had a great time in Lewis. Even breakfast outside! Thanks for taking the time to review Pabbay House we really appreciate it.
Written May 18, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Joana F
Joana F
1 contribution
We traveled to the Isle of Lewis with our three children visiting family and were so fortunate to stay at Pabbay House!! Barbara and Boyd are wonderful hosts. The house comfortably provides space for 6 people, it is very clean and has a well stocked kitchen. And a washing machine and dryer. The home is on a quiet lane with beautiful views all around. Games and toys were another fun addition for our children. Across from the house you can explore a stunning nature trail through woods and fields. We highly recommend this cottage.
Visited April 2022
Written May 4, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Thanks very much for staying at Pabbay House and taking the time to review your stay there. We are so pleased you enjoyed your trip to the Island.
Written May 5, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul W
Paul W
Oban, United Kingdom3 contributions
I have been fortunate to enjoy a good number of self catering holidays over the years and never before have I received such a generous and personable welcome as we experienced at Pabbay House. Expectations were certainly exceeded. The treats kept us going all week: a fantastic caked baked by Barbara, shortbread biscuits, fudge, chocolate, award winning local salmon, eggs from the family chickens, premium hot chocolate and marshmallows, ample supply of coffee, sparkling water, pink lemonade as well as the basics of milk and butter etc. Everyone in the party was very content! During our visit, we also received Easter eggs for the children and my mother in law was given a black pudding to mark her birthday. An abundance of riches! The owners information book was full of great advice on how to enjoy the island and there were great resources in the house from books for adults and children alike, to board games and beach kit. The house is very well equipped and very comfortable, with a lovely peat burning burner in the lounge. We had some quite cold weather when we were there but we were certainly warm enough at all times and the beds were very comfortable. I liked the location, close to some great beaches on the East Coast, Garry beach is stunning and it is also an easy short drive into Stornoway. Cannot recommend this place highly enough!
Visited April 2022
Written April 12, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
Thank you for your wonderful review. We’re so pleased you enjoyed not only Pabbay House but your Hebridean adventure too.
Written April 26, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

FIONA R
FIONA R
1 contribution
We booked the house at short notice as we had family business to attend to on the island and needed a dog-friendly base; the renovated croft house house was very comfortable, warm, with good quality bedding and with the unexpected bonus of a well-stocked peat fire in the evening. Lots of generous extras were provided including home made cake and a Stornoway black pudding. Our young retriever particularly enjoyed the woodland walk over the road which the owners generously put at the disposal of guests. The owners had obviously put a lot of thought and effort into the renovation. The only slight difficulty we had as a party of four adults, one elderly, was that there is only one bathroom, albeit spacious, on the ground floor, so perhaps better suited for a family group - however, we were aware of this before we booked so not a problem.
Visited March 2022
Written March 30, 2022. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
It was lovely to meet you both with your Hebridean connection. We were so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Pabbay House with the added bonus of a wonderful week of weather.
Written April 10, 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Private Garden
Secure Parking
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Water Views
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cancellation Policy
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  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Pabbay House

Pabbay House is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Pabbay House has one bathroom available. See all property details.

Pabbay House has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

Stays at Pabbay House must last at least 4 nights. See all property details.