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Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis

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Overview
3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
6 guests
3 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
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...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 big windows and is bright - full of light particularly in the long summer days when you can sit outside and relax. The house is enclosed by a fence making it safe for children and dogs. Parking is available. If you are interested in walking,fishing,surfing, canoeing, bird watching cycling or just enjoying the peace and relaxation Garenin is ideal. There are a couple of bikes you can borrow to go to the beach. It is on the west side coastal walk and there are other coastal and inland walks all near the house. There is a hotel three miles from the house and the busy town of Stornoway has restaurants, museums, an arts centre and entertainment. Visitors comments have been very positive particularly commenting that they found everything they needed at the house,found the location very scenic and found plenty to keep them occupied. We have a very comprehensive folder of information to help you get the most out of your stay.More
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved our time on Lewis. This cottage was clean and homely. Great five minute walk to the Blackhouse village and small pebble beach. Also walk to cliffs from gate in garden. Great to do as no driving that day. Brilliant views

Date of stay: June 2019
Thank AJ6060
Trail730373, VR Owner at Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed the area and the house. there is a lot of freedom to walk and enjoy the area without driving very far or driving at all. hope to see you back some time.

Reviewed 5 August 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

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank 28mara
Management response:Responded 8 August 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

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Reviewed 1 August 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

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank PaulineMcGee
Management response:Responded 2 August 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

Reviewed 16 April 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

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank CMacm84
Management response:Responded 18 April 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

Reviewed 3 September 2017

The house sits in the village of Garenin on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis and is perfectly located for the Standing Stones of Callanish, the Black House village, the Harris Woolen Mill, brochs and beaches. The house is lovely, has everything you...More

Date of stay: August 2017
Thank lagavulin999
Management response:Responded 8 September 2017

Sorry your stay was not longer and I agree that sipping whisky and sitting at the fire is a perfect end to a day in Lewis

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Washer
Towels Provided
Paper Towels Provided
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Shared Garden
Linens Provided
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Local Guides/Maps
Central Heating
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Microwave
Kettle
Fireplace
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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.
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