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“Ma”

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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“Ma”
Reviewed 14 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

Quite simply the most welcoming and well equipped cottage we have ever been to. The house itself is well situated for visiting the sites and beaches of Lewis and is beautifully appointed. Val and Callum are friendly and knowledgeable and looked after us with peat burning in the log burner and a welcome pack of homemade scones and cakes, lamb and salmon in the freezer, wine and even malt whisky! 5 stars!!

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JArchie79
Falkirk, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Beautiful cottage in an excellent location to explore Lewis.”
Reviewed 11 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016
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I booked "An Taigh Clach" based on it being so well rated on Tripadvisor for a visit with my wife, my parents and our dog Ralph and it did not disappoint. Val is a lovely thoughtful host and had a delicious collection of home baked goodies for us when we arrived as well as some local lamb which we enjoyed too. The cottage itself has been lovingly built to a superb standard is fantastically appointed, with everything you could need and more. It was a great base to explore all of Lewis (and beyond, down to Harris) and we did! The nearby beach of Dhail Mhor (Dalmore) is nearby and in my opinion the nicest on Lewis, it is stunning and wee Ralph loved it.
Thanks again Val.

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Liked best: Stylish but still cosy feel of the property. It is SO well appointed with useful things.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Fiona M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“before you leave - you'll be planning your next visit”
Reviewed 4 June 2016 for a stay in April 2016

We have stayed at An Taigh Clach several times now and it always exceeds our expectations! The property is immaculate and has been furnished and stocked with all the essentials (and then some) to make your stay comfortable and feel like home. The owners are so thoughtful, friendly and welcoming; ensuring you have all you need and providing a freezer stocked with local produce. The cottage is comfy, clean, cosy and an excellent base from which to explore Lewis. The views are breathtaking as you sit on the decking or by the cosy wood burner.
The area offers so many attractions in the form of picturesque walks and beaches, black houses, caraway broch, callanish stones and so much more. Harris is a short drive away as is Stornoway.
I wholeheartedly recommend this property for your next holiday - the only time you will be disappointed is the day you have to go home!

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Liked best: Arranging to go back!
Liked least: there is nothing to be disappointed in!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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The_Famil...
Cambridge
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Excellent... again!”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in April 2016

This was our third stay at An Taigh Clach and we enjoyed it just as much as the previous two times - possibly even more, as we now see it as out Isle of Lewis "home from home". Val was as hospitable/generous as ever and brought us large prawns/squat lobster tails half way through our break this time (...a lovely treat!) and took us down to her farm to see the newborn lambs/calf which the kids just loved! I'm certain we will travel back up to the Isle of Lewis many more times in the future and as Carloway is such an ideal (central) location to everything we love doing on the island, I just can't imagine staying anywhere else now!

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Liked best: Going on holiday to stay somewhere that feels like home.
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Jim D
Dunbar
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11 reviews
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“Attention to detail and experience shows!”
Reviewed 27 May 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Calloway is a lovely tranquil spot on the West coast near most of the Lewis attractions - its an ideal location is you have not been to Lewis/ Harris before. The number of people who coma back to this property is testament to the professionalism and attention to detail of the owner Val. Its great to go somewhere with decent cutlery and crockery and every possible kitchen requirement from Denby plates to clingfilm there is even home baking and we got some excellent crab too. Val has been doing this fora while and that experience show - she has thought of everything you might need and many thing you didn't even consider. The property itself has a large sitting and dining area with window on 3 sides the pictures don't do justice to the sense of space - it is a very relaxing space to be in if you have a day off doing the tourist stuff as we did. The outdoor space is also great with lots of seating - the views are great and we got some fantastic sunsets over the Atlantic. Although the beaches in Harris are stunning there is a great beach less than 5 mins from the property by car . The property is pet friendly and there are plenty of places in the area to walk and take ninth views .

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Liked best: tranquility
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Ian M
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
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“Our 7th visit and it still feels like our first.”
Reviewed 11 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We have just finished another "out of season" wonderful break. Probably had all four seasons throughout our week and each one was as welcome as the other. If the gales are blowing and the rain belting down, then just throw another bit of peat on the fire and pour another dram. We also had some spectacular days with sunshine, amazing visibility and cloudless, pollution free starlit nights. We were joined by our grandson and his parents for the last two days. Our grandson had been up with us last year and was so excited about returning. We even managed a trip to the beaches with him so February / March can be nice in Lewis also.
Have never been there for New Year yet but this gap will be filled in 2017!!

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Liked best: The fact that you are never sure just what weather you are going to get and every type has its beauty.
Liked least: As always, leaving for home
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Sam J
1 review
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 16 February 2016 for a stay in February 2016

Loved our time at An Taigh Clach, beautifully finished cottage with everything you'd need. (like everything more utensils than I have at home, fuel for the fire, welcome hamper, books and info on the Isle!) perfectly located to explore the best beaches the Isle has to offer. We even got lucky with the weather too. could not recommend it more!

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