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8 reviews
Old croft house from our house
Ground floor king-size bedroom
Bedroom 3. Twin bedded room.
Bedroom 2. Twin room on upper floor with washand basin.
Bedroom 1 Upper floor with king size bed and wash basin
Bedroom 1 upper floor with king size bed and wash basin
Some of our Scottish Blackface sheep with the dog. We live on a working croft.
Aerial view of the village of  Back with Back and  Gress beaches.
This is crofting now
Short back and sides
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland

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Roddy M
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent hosts, Great accommodation”
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in July 2018
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We loved our stay in Jan & Callums house. They were great hosts and nothing was too much to ask. The house was spotless and has all the essentials (including a Stornoway Black Pudding). From initial booking to departure the process was smooth and uncomplicated. The house is in a great location with easy access to superb sandy beaches (helped by the excellent weather we had) and to the rest of the Island. The younger members of the party particularily enjoyed " the Love Island Lounge " upstairs We look forward to a return visit as long as the weather is guaranteed. The large open space was especially appreciated by our 3 year old grandson.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2018
Thank you, Roddy for your good review. We are so glad you all enjoyed your holiday, it would be a pleasure to welcome you all back to Old Croft House in the future, even if you bring rain with you! Please give our love to " Diplodoccus Boy".
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elainecla...
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
1 review
“A comfortable base”
Reviewed July 30, 2017 for a stay in June 2017

The house easily accommodated two families with a family on each floor and coming together to eat, drink and be merry in the kitchen/sitting area.
A very relaxed and easy stay made more comfortable by the owners who only live across the road. Always helpful for travel tips and destinations around the island.
A great base for a great holiday. We will definitely be going again.

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Chrissie...
1 review
“Lovely, comfortable child and adult friendly home!”
Reviewed July 21, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Just returned from a fantastic week in the Old Croft House. Our party included myself, my son,daughter and partners, and six children ages from 8 to 1.We were in Lewis for a family wedding and a little holiday. The house is immaculately clean and comfortable. The kitchen is equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly need, and more. The beds are hugely comfortable with high quality bedding and towels also provided. The well equipped utility room is perfect to keep on top of laundry. The garden provides children with lots of nooks and crannies to explore, and Callum probably regrets showing our children the rasberry and gooseberry bushes which are now much barer of fruit! On our evening walks our city children were enthralled by sunsets, meeting Megan the friendly horse, a garden full of rescued pugs, and the little white dog who followed them home!. The house is ideal for exploring the island, and close to the to the town for shopping. We had lovely days on the nearby beaches, visiting the newly renovated Castle, and the new Museum, and the lovely Castle Grounds.. Jan and Callum were so welcoming and kind, and we very much enjoyed meeting them. They even brought us golf umbrellas to protect us in case of rain rain on the wedding day. I would totally recommend this lovely house to anyone wanting to visit Lewis and Harris.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jul 24, 2017
Dear Chrissie, thank you for the brilliant review. It is was a pleasure having you and your lovely family and so good to hear the children playing outside in their "secret, fairy garden" We look forward to welcoming you all back to Back at some time in the future. Kind regards, Jan and Callum Campbell
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davidc197...
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
“a very special place, owned by lovely people.”
Reviewed April 18, 2017 for a stay in April 2017

what an amazing place, lovely location, views from the croft to die for,
nice walk down to unspoiled gress beach,
or a short drive to north tolsta beach with its own waterfall.
the owners, callum and jan are lovely people, nothing is a problem,
the house is so homely, with a coal fire in the second living room.
my only regret is i didnt stay long enough, but will next year.
myself, my wife, and 3 sons made special memories.
would not hesitate to return.

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
Apr 20, 2017
Thank you for your kind words, David. We love it here too, whatever the weather. Thanks also for leaving the house so clean and tidy, there was no need, especially as you were here for such a short time. Looking forward to seeing you all next year. Kind regards, Jan and Callum
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sh0c0
Scottish Highlands, United Kingdom
1 review
“A lovely, spacious house - they've thought of everything”
Reviewed October 25, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

We had a lovely week here in The Old Croft House. We were warmly greeted by our hosts who provided us with a really useful welcome pack. The house was just perfect for us and the kitchen was superbly equipped - so useful when travelling with a family. The beds were beautifully comfortable and we would not hesitate to stay here again. A perfect base.

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Liked best: The fabulous hob.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups
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Management Response
Oct 26, 2016
Thank you Shona, for your kind words. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Old Croft House. Don't leave it too late to book if you want to come back again and explore more of our beautiful island!
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RugbyScot...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Couldn't be better”
Reviewed August 22, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Don't be misled by the name "Old" Croft House. This is a beautifully constructed new property with all modern facilities and situated in a lovely quiet spot. Jan and Callum live close by and made us very welcome. It's a great place for a large family or a group of friends, with large bedrooms and an additional sitting room upstairs. Back is in an ideal situation just a few miles from Stornoway with wonderful beaches close by at Tolsta.

We had a great time and hope to go back to Back!

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Liked best: Peace and quiet.
Liked least: Going home.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 65+
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
Aug 23, 2016
Thank you for visiting the Old Croft House and for the great review. We look forward to welcoming you back to Back in the near future. There are lots more parts of the Island waiting to be explored by you.
Kindest regards, Jan and Callum
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jmdScotla...
scotland
1 review
“Great accommodation”
Reviewed August 13, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

Just returned from another fabulous break at the old croft house. A friendly welcome by the owners, who have provided a fabulous base to explore the island. Their knowledge of the area and hints for places to visit was very useful. House has everything you could ask for, including well equipped modern kitchen, comfortable beds and cosy lounge with real coal fire. Lovely touch of fresh flowers. Will definitely be returning.

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Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Aug 14, 2016
Thank you very much for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you and your lovely family staying at Old Croft House and we look forward to weloming you back in the future. Don't leave it too long to book, as travellers are already looking at holidays for 2017. Kindest Regards. Jan and Callum
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