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Overview
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!
House Rules
Pet-friendlyKid friendlyNo smoking
Additional £15 per dog per night to be paid separately.
Bedrooms
1 Double4 Singles1 Cot
Bathrooms
1 Full bath

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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sharrieuk
sharrieuk
Edinburgh, United Kingdom35 contributions
Stunning house, perfect location
What a fabulous stay at Pabbay House. The location is perfect for touring all round Lewis and Harris. We did a trip each day and looked forward to coming back to enjoy the house, the garden and the nearby beaches which the pup and I had to ourselves most nights. The private wood makes for a brilliant dog walk. We were made to feel so welcome on arrival and the goodies left for us were so thoughtful. The house is equipped with everything you can think of. Would absolutely recommend and hope to return one day.
Visited June 2023
Written 13 June 2023. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
Michael Mackenzie
Michael Mackenzie
When we read great feedback it makes running our business even more worthwhile. Thank you kindly for your review and delighted that you found out house perfect for your Island trip.
Written 14 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alison C
Alison C
1 contribution
Absolutely perfect
Can’t recommend this highly enough. Everything was just perfect. House was spotless, everything you need and more is provided. Home baking on arrival is an absolute treat. Lovely walk through the woodland walk and over to the beach. Walked on this beach for 45 mins without seeing another person. Really peaceful and beautiful. We cycled to Tolsta beach which is about 8 miles away on a lovely quiet road. Again the beach is amazing. Visited Callanish stones, Isle of Harris distillery, Luskentyre beach. Found an amazing little restaurant in Stornaway called Fank. Well worth a visit. All in all a delightful property which I would definitely recommend.
Visited May 2023
Written 28 May 2023. 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 for your wonderful review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time on the Island and staying at Pabbay House.
Written 14 June 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Culture60023524843
Culture60023524843
1 contribution
The warmest welcome ever...
I cannot recommend Pabbay House enough. The welcome we received, the attention to detail, the cleanliness and the personal touches like home made cake, and a fridge of delicacies made this a fantastic experience. A brilliant experience and I would definitely come back.
Visited March 2023
Written 18 April 2023. 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 were delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Pabbay House and that you had an enjoyable holiday with your family.
Written 20 April 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

David
David
Wargrave, United Kingdom1 contribution
Perfect Coastal Cottage
Amazing location a short walk through the croft to the beach. The cottage was spotlessly clean, the welcome and support whilst there from Barbara and Boyd was brilliant. On the Island we saw Golden Eagles, an Otter and even Red Deer in the garden. We will be back.
Visited April 2023
Written 16 April 2023. 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 kindly for your review! We are delighted that you had a great time on Lewis and hopefully will be able to welcome you back one day!
Written 19 April 2023. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

N M
N M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom6 contributions
Excellent stay.
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 11 August 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 12 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Toby c
Toby c
1 contribution
Lovely well equipped house on amazing Island
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 2 August 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 2 August 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jennifer Norway
Jennifer Norway
4 contributions
Holiday in the Hebrides
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 23 July 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 24 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura
Laura
Clackmannanshire, United Kingdom4 contributions
Exellent
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 17 July 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 18 July 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

iain h
iain h
Dunkeld, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent in all respects
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 17 June 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 18 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jane S
Jane S
5 contributions
Beautiful house on a beautiful island
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 16 June 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 17 June 2022. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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What this rental offers
Kitchen and dining
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • Beachfront/Lakeside
Parking
  • Secure parking available
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Outdoor amenities
  • Private yard
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 30 mins drive)
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Fishing spots available
  • Cycling areas
Indoor amenities
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
Scenic views
  • Ocean views
  • Waterfront views

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Map
Activities nearby
Fishing spots availableGolf course (within 30 mins drive)

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 3 pm Check out by 10 am
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 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.

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