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Situated in the village of Back on the East coast of the Isle of Lewis and 7 miles from the main town of Stornoway we are within easy reach of all the attractions of the Island, including the Callanish Standing Stones, the Carloway Broch and a host of other historic sites as well as lots of wonderful beaches. We are a few minutes walk from the Gress river which is well known for salmon and brown trout fishing. The area is also popular with bird watchers.
New to the market this year, we offer this tastefully furnished, two storey house with four bedrooms, a twin room, a double room with king size bed and a bathroom on each floor. The two upstairs bedrooms have their own washhand basin and the upstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash hand basin. On the ground floor, the family bathro...Situated in the village of Back on the East coast of the Isle of Lewis and 7 miles from the main town of Stornoway we are within easy reach of all the attractions of the Island, including the Callanish Standing Stones, the Carloway Broch and a host of other historic sites as well as lots of wonderful beaches. We are a few minutes walk from the Gress river which is well known for salmon and brown trout fishing. The area is also popular with bird watchers.
New to the market this year, we offer this tastefully furnished, two storey house with four bedrooms, a twin room, a double room with king size bed and a bathroom on each floor. The two upstairs bedrooms have their own washhand basin and the upstairs bathroom has a shower, toilet and wash hand basin. On the ground floor, the family bathroom has a shower over the bath. a wash hand basin and toilet. A cot and high chair are available on request.
There is also a sitting room with open fire upstairs and a sitting area attached to the kitchen. Both sitting areas have a tv and there is broadband available throughout the house.
The kitchen is fully equipped with a fridge/freezer,dish washer, coffee machine and slow cooker, as well as various other items to make your stay as easy and relaxing as a holiday in this area should be.
A utility room houses a washing machine, tumble drier for those damp Hebridean days, and ironing facilities. There is space here for boots and jackets.
An outdoor area has a rotary washing line for the days when we have a sea breeze!
A picnic table and barbecue are also available for the more balmy summer days.
Gaelic and English are spoken by your hosts.More
We spent a lovely 5 nights at Callum and Jans house in the village of Back. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating and kind.
The house has a really nice feel and works really well for larger groups with the house laid out...More
We had a lovely few days staying in the Old Croft House in Back on the Isle of Lewis. Warm welcome from our hosts Jan and Callum on arrival and we really appreciated the thoughtful touches they provided for our comfort during our stay. It...More
Date of stay: August 2019
Passport662613, VR Owner at holiday home in Back, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2019
Thank you Sarah, for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family and see the children enjoying the beach and other surroundings. Thank you for leaving the house so clean and tidy. We would love to welcome you back again...More
Lovely, well appointed and comfortable stay with family. Little touches and fantastic hosts made the stay. Lewis and Harris both beautiful. We will be back. Thank you to Jan and Callum.More
Date of stay: July 2019
Passport662613, VR Owner at holiday home in Back, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2019
Abigail, thank you for the lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you and your family in Old Croft House. We hope you will decide to do it again as there is still so much to see and do on the Island. It was...More
Good facilities, very useful utility room and boot room. Good views in the upstairs lounge. Children had lots of space to play and watch tv. Well equipped kitchen. Near all the top visitor spots.
Good parking and hosts very helpful.More
Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Kavita B
Passport662613, VR Owner at holiday home in Back, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2018
Kavita and her family were not very lucky with the weather when they were here, however, it did not seem to keep them from seeing a lot of the sites and I believe they found a few beaches nearby for the children to play on....More
Cannot rate this place enough. What a beautiful place to visit! Absolutely stunning! And the ideal holiday home to stay in during your trip! Just can't fault it - such a warm & welcoming couple - Jan and Calum- who made sure we had everything...More
Ideal accommodation for two families, 6 adults, a 3 year old and a baby. Our grandson loved the garden, and the view from the upstairs lounge is spectacular. We loved the island, so many interesting places to visit, Callanish Stones, Blackhouse Village, Lews Castle in...More
Date of stay: August 2018
Thank Aileen H
Management response:Responded 25 August 2018
Thank you Aileen, for your lovely review. Callum and I enjoyed your appreciation of our beautiful island. You seemed to be very comfortable in your surroundings and we had fun seeing your wee Grandson running around in the garden. We would love to welcome you...More
I just had to return to The Old Croft House again as my previous visit had been so enjoyable and I was not disappointed. My partner had never been to the islands before and she was astounded to find such beautiful scenery and beaches so...More
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....More
Date of stay: July 2018
1 Thank roddym594
Management response:Responded 12 July 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...More
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...More
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....More
Date of stay: July 2017
Thank Chrissie A
Management response:Responded 24 July 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...More