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“Fantastic stay in a beautiful house.”
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Fantastic stay in a beautiful house.”
Reviewed 28 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016
1
person found this review helpful

I am just back from a wonderful week's stay at Pabbay House with my family. We were greeted on arrival and shown around by the owner Boyd. They left us some lovely goodies/welcome pack which included Stornoway black pudding, home baking and oatcakes. A lovely touch which we took advantage of and thought were delicious.

The three bedrooms are all lovely and we enjoyed being cosy in the evenings with the peat stove on in the livingroom.

We were catching the late ferry on the Saturday evening and they were happy to let us have a later check out too. It made all the difference since we were able to have an afternoon nap before we left.

Lovely stay and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again in the future.

N.B) If you are staying in Lewis and Harris then I would recommend getting a Vodaphone sim. We didn't receive a signal in most places on the island and when we split up as a family found it difficult to get through to each other.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
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Management Response
15 Jul 2018
Thank you for your lovely review! We are so glad that you enjoyed Pabbay House and hopefully we can welcome you back one day soon!
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Tamsin C
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Comfortable peace and quiet”
Reviewed 29 August 2016 for a stay in August 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Well equipped, tastefully decorated, comfy beds. Car required but then easy access to all areas of island. Helpful and friendly owner living loclally supplying a lovely welcome hamper!

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jul 2018
Thank you for a great review of Pabbay House. We are glad you enjoyed your holiday on Lewis!
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Dlobster
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed 19 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Pabbay House is gorgeous and such a relaxing place to stay. It is close to the beach (sea view from front of the house) and driving distance to all the best places to visit on Lewis and Harris. There is a log burning fire with plenty of peat to throw on it and a lovely welcome pack with smoked salmon and Stornoway back pudding. I would highly recommend staying there and would love to do so again myself soon.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Jul 2018
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for your great comments!
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Allison K
Greenock, Renfrewshire
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 12 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Pabbay House was perfect for our stay. A warm and friendly welcome from the proprietors, which included home baking and some great local produce to get us started, set the tone for our visit. Pabbay house has been thoughtfully decorated to create a relaxed beach/coastal vibe with lots of lovely little touches. The standard of cleanliness was first class (and I am a bit of stickler on this). The lounge was comfortable to relax in of an evening and the wonderful peat burner kept us cosy when the temperature dropped. Good wifi coverage helped us keep in touch with the outside world when we had to....mainly to post photos of our adventures on social media!!! The location was ideal for us. We were able to walk to the local beach and were within driving distance of some of the most breathtaking beaches I have ever seen. Would thoroughly recommend this beautiful little cottage.

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Liked best: The overall comfort
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Friends
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Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
Thank you so much Allison for your lovely review! its great to hear such wonderful comments about the house and also about the area and location! Thanks again, Boyd & Barbara.
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j0222
Renfrewshire, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Fantastic House, exceeded our expectations”
Reviewed 11 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Wonderful warm welcome on arrival, everything and more provided in the house which was spotless. The small touches and attention to detail more than exceeded our expectations. There were 4 adults and 2 teenagers in house, which was perfect in terms of space.
The location was fabulous with spectacular beaches very close by. Stornaway also a short drive away.
We all had a wonderful time and I would definitely return and recommend to all ages (including teenagers who were grateful for the wifi!)
Icing on the cake for me was the Storniway black pudding and the delicious home baking (which the owners provided!) Thank You

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Liked best: Couldn't possibly choose one thing!
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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Management Response
19 Aug 2016
Jo-Anne, thanks again for your lovely comments. We appreciate feedback and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your time on Lewis. Boyd & Barbara.
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Chloe1957
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Perfect holiday home”
Reviewed 29 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
2
people found this review helpful

We booked the cottage, paying 30% deposit when subsequently everyone else ended up working Easter weekend/not well. As I had wanted to come to the Isle for a long time, the option was to cancel and look for a hotel/B&B which is dog friendly (which will ended up costing me similar to the remaining amount). Decided not to cancel. And I love it. So did Charlie. It's a home away from home - not only they have welcome pack and decent coffee, the kitchen is so well stocked that I could even bake should I wish to. The place is clean and well-presented. There was just too much to see on both Harris and Lewis despite the weather and it is a pleasure to return to after a day of walking/sight seeing.

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Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
15 Jul 2018
Thank you for your lovely review! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay even although the weather wasn’t the best when you were on Lewis!
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Michael G
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“First class holiday cottage”
Reviewed 22 October 2015 for a stay in October 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Accommodation precisely as advertised. Clean & spotless and clearly recently modernised with fresh, high quality décor. Well equipped kitchen, spotless bathroom and comfortable bed. Wi-Fi worked well. Cosy central heating plus availability of peat fire in living room, if needed.
Such a lovely touch to have an excellent ‘welcome pack’ provided, with local produce including milk, eggs, cheese, smoked salmon, cake & biscuits.
Without a doubt the best self-catering accommodation we’ve ever stayed in.
Stayed as a couple, but would advise that this is spacious enough for a family of 6.
Location just 15 minutes outside Stornoway is ideal as a base to explore all that Lewis & Harris has to offer.

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Liked least: Absolutely nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
15 Jul 2018
Thank you for your detailed review! We are glad that you enjoyed your holiday on Lewis and that you loved the welcome pack included! Hopefully we will see you back on Lewis one day soon!
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