What a wonderful time we had enjoying the hospitality of Ali and Sandy! The accommodation is spacious and comfortable. The working croft is well kept and tidy. The apartment (shall I say home?) is very private, spacious and comfortable with amazing views! Even the evening peat burning stove brings an extra bit of warmth and comfort. The kitchen is fully equipped and can accommodate the best gourmet chef. Breakfasts were indeed worthy of awards. All local food made either by Ali and Sandy or their neighbors. Don't miss Sandy's home made pate. It is divine! The location is perfect for quiet strolls by the loch's as well as proximity to walking paths and Callinish. I can not recommend Ceann Bodaich enough!
We had a lovey welcome from Ali, with tea and amazing rich fruit cake. The self catering wing of the house is lovely, with lots of character and lots of books to browse (I'd recommend 'Much ado about Mutton' - a fascinating and entertaining read even for a vegetarian!).
They were kind enough to let us store our kayaks in their barn ahead of a massive storm that swept in that night. The weather didn't allow us to explore the croft as much as we'd have liked, but their dogs led us on a walk on their beautiful bit of coastline!
It's a great location to explore the archaeological sites along the west Lewis coast, and to venture beyond, and we'd love to come back and have chance to explore more.
This was a return visit for my wife and I to this fantastic location on the isle of lewis. On arrival we were greated by Sandy and Ali and it felt great to be back to our wee house. Ali went off to make the tea and cake and we unloaded the car. Sandy was busy shearing his sheep. The house has everything you'll need and Ali always wants to put the peat stove on I have to admit the smell is great but the house is warm anyway. AT this time of year hardly any darkness at night and 0530 the cockerill wakens you up. Anything you need Ali or Sandy can help you with places to go etc. Can't wait to go back, thanks Ali and Sandy
We stayed for 3 days and it was the most warm, welcoming and comfortable experience. The pictures are correct: the apartment is very cosy, the kitchen well equipped. Every day when we came home Ali had already put the stove on for us. We are beyond grateful for the time spent there and wish them every luck! Best, Lisa & Tim
This has got to be the most relaxing perfect break my wife and I have had ever. The hosts Sandy and Ali were first class. We were welcomed onto their property by 3 collies, a pony, a horse and several chickens (The good life) , amazing and all so friendly i was later to find out! Sandy was away for most of our stay but Ali was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble for her, telling as top notch places to visit. The breakfasts every morning were great, the variety wouldn't be out of place in a five star hotel in fact you wouldn't have got such good produce in a five star hotel. The only issue was it was too short but we will be back hopefully next year. Thanks again Ali for the 5 star service