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An Taigh Clach

'An Taigh Clach' (The Stone House), where you are assured of a warm welcome
102 reviews
'An Taigh Clach' (The Stone House), where you are assured of a warm welcome
180' panorama from the living area
Frontal view of 'An Taigh Clach'
Utility shed + wood and peat bunkers on a summer scorcher
'An Taigh Clach' - Aerial view
Living area and breakfast bar
Dining area
Stornoway Black Pudding with hand dived scallops, Stornoway Smokehouse salmon and an imported lemon!
Multifuel stove + a wee dram
Peat - aromatic burning on a cool evening
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Shower room
Sunset over Garenin - next stop America!
Dalmore beach - 2 minute drive
Kite surfing on a long summer's day
Aberdeen Angus cattle
Croft work in Spring
Silage making in August
Peat cutting - back breaking work but worth the effort
Doune Carloway Broch - 2 miles from 'An Taigh Clach'
Callanish Standing Stones - 7 miles from 'An Taigh Clach'
Wild flowers
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Carloway, Isle of Lewis, Lewis and Harris, Outer Hebrides, The Hebrides, Scotland
'An Taigh Clach' (Gaelic for the Stone House) boasts stunning views, with the Atlantic to the west, the hills of Uig and Harris to the south and the croft land of Carloway directly outside your doorstep all of which can be viewed from the living area which offers a 180 degree panoramic view. Being on the West coast of Lewis, we are ideally situated for exploring the whole island and especially the many local sites of interest such as the world famous Callanish Standing Stones, the Broch at Doune Carloway, Garenin Blackhouse village and the restored Norse Mill. With numerous outdoor pursuits available nearby there is always plenty to do or you can just calm down, chill out, sit back and watch the clouds go by........................ after all ................... this is YOUR holiday !!!
About the Owner, Valerie M
Languages spoken: English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: 1 day ago
Listed since : Jun 2011
Overall rating: 5.0 / 5.0
Based on 102 reviews and 1 property
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English first
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in July 2017

We had a wonderful week up here with our dogs. Val and Calum's hospitality was amazing. We were greeted on arrival with the wood being stove up and running and some home baked goodies, wines and salmon in the freezer - undoubtedly the best welcome anywhere we have been. Val also took time to give us a quick user friendly...

Ian M
Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago for a stay in June 2017

Our 9th visit to this wonderful place and our love for the place does not diminish. We, in fact, booked for two weeks this time and could have easily stayed for 4 weeks. Found some more superb quiet beaches this visit and had the weather for a few beach picnics. Went on a great trip to St Kilda for my...

Inverness, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago for a stay in May 2017

We frequently rent holiday properties and an taigh clach is the best appointed cottage we have ever rented. it is in a great location for exploring the island. Some highlights for us were: The home bakes, wine and dram welcome pack along with the friendly and helpful welcome from valerie The craich with Calum and his insightful guidance on places...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Ocean Views
  • Parking
  • Private Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
There are two bedrooms - one double, one twin room. Whilst the bedrooms are not large, they are cosy with their solid oak floors and snuggled within the old stone walls your sleep will be peaceful and undisturbed. In an effort to reduce energy consumption we have opted not to install a bath, however there is a larger than average shower. The open plan living / fully fitted kitchen area provides a quality family interaction room, with the multi-fuel stove providing a focal point and economical heat source using locally sourced peat and wood.
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
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Jan 1, 2017 -
Dec 31, 2017
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Short breaks available - please enquire for details.
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About the neighborhood
Sea based activities such as kayaking and surfing have grown enormously in popularity recently due to the pristine clean waters around the golden beaches. However there is no need to rush in the morning to claim your spot on your favourite beach as there is plenty room for all. Fresh water angling for the wild indigenous brown trout could easily result in double figure bags but there are also sea trout and salmon available and sea fishing for those who have the necessary 'sea legs'. Stornoway has an invigorating and challenging 18 hole golf course and there is the ultimate 9 hole links course in Harris recently played by Nick Faldo.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Stornoway: 18.6 mi
Railway: Inverness - mainland Scotland: 77.7 mi
Ferry: Stornoway: 15.5 mi
Getting here has never been easier and your break could take you from 'pavement to peatbank' in a couple of hours with the following options: direct daily flights to and from Inverness, Glasgow and Edinburgh with Flybe and direct weekday flights to and from Aberdeen with Eastern Airways. There are daily sailings between Ullapool and Stornoway and sailings Monday to Saturday between Uig in Skye and Tarbert in Harris - contact Caledonian Macbrayne for further information. Travel to Carloway from Stornoway can be made via the A857, turn left at Barvas or the A859, turn right at Leurbost onto the A858 and continue to Carloway.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 1.2 mi.
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