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Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis

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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
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
All guests are welcome. The house is suitable for children and has an enclosed garden area around house.. Accessibility is good for older or disabled guests as it is a bungalow, It is not suitable for wheelchairs. Dogs are permitted if they are well behaved and not allowed in bedrooms. Maximum of 2dogs and 3 by negotiation so some flexibility We request that you strip beds when leaving if possible.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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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
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Reviewed 20 October 2019

This is a great, dog-friendly house to base yourselves in when visiting Lewis. It's about 5 minutes drive away from the beautiful Dail Mhor beach and just along the road are the Garenin Blackhouses. With a very well equipped kitchen, comfy livingroom with open fire...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank SSDickson
Reviewed 2 August 2019

The house was cozy and had all of the equipment that we needed. We got an email explaining where everything was in the house which was really helpful. We went out a walk every night to admire the scenery that is just right outside the...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Curious487527
Trail730373, VR Owner at Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

I am glad you liked the location of the house. It is really well positioned for walking. Good to know all the informatio is useful. I hope to see you back some time in the future

Reviewed 18 June 2019 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 24 June 2019

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

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

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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

Reviewed 26 July 2017

The location js excellent, close to the beach and the Black House village. The bungalow is well appointed with plenty of maps, books ,etc., in fact all that you would need. Within easy reach of many attractions including the Harris Tweed Mill which provides an...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank 346tony
Catseye284, VR Owner at Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Glad you found the house had all you require. Our location is very handy for visitors with the Harris Tweed mill and the Blackhouse village within easy walking distance. Hope to see you on a future visit.

Reviewed 19 July 2017

Second time we have stayed in this cottage. The location is ideal for seeing all of the sites in Lewis and not too far for day trips to Harris. The cottage is well-equipped and comfortable. It easily sleeps 6. The Blackhouses are only a five...More

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank LauraM11952
Catseye284, VR Owner at Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Thank you for taking the trouble to review your stay.Great to have you visit for a second time and hope you can return again. I think it is an excellent location for visiting Lewis and Harris but good to have this confirmed by visitors. We...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

The cottage is located on the West coast of Lewis, just North of Callanish standing stones and around 30 minutes from Stornoway. It is an updated 1950's cottage situated a 5 minute walk from the Gearannan Blackhouse Village. This also makes it incredibly easy to...More

Date of stay: May 2017
Thank jennyeaves2017
Catseye284, VR Owner at Croft house on Atlantic west coast, Isle of Lewis, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thanks for your review and I agree Garenin is a lovely friendly place,which has drawn me back all my life. The house is warm and the central heating amazingly effective, which I think is really important in Lewis especially when people are out and about...More

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