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Taigh nan Craobh, Shader, Isle of Lewis

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3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
5 guests
1 night minimum
Holiday Rental House
Taign nan Craobh is a traditional croft house in a rural village on the west coast of Lewis providing an ideal base from which to explore the island. Located away from the main road in a quiet secluded setting the downstairs accommodation offers an open plan living space with a sun room providing views of the local crofts and the Atlantic ocean. The open fire is a treat on rainy days and evenings in. There is a supply of locally cut peat to burn which provides a unique aroma to accompany a dram or glass of red wine. The kitchen is of a traditional country style with a Rayburn stove. The stove is great to use but different to a conventional oven. There is also a gas hob if you don't feel up to the challenge. The family bathroom has recently been refurbished with a roll top bath and large ...Taign nan Craobh is a traditional croft house in a rural village on the west coast of Lewis providing an ideal base from which to explore the island. Located away from the main road in a quiet secluded setting the downstairs accommodation offers an open plan living space with a sun room providing views of the local crofts and the Atlantic ocean. The open fire is a treat on rainy days and evenings in. There is a supply of locally cut peat to burn which provides a unique aroma to accompany a dram or glass of red wine. The kitchen is of a traditional country style with a Rayburn stove. The stove is great to use but different to a conventional oven. There is also a gas hob if you don't feel up to the challenge. The family bathroom has recently been refurbished with a roll top bath and large walk-in electric power-shower. Upstairs comprises 3 bedrooms again offering great views of the village and crofts. There is also a recently added upstairs toilet. The mature south facing garden is approx. half an acre with a trampoline and wonderful views. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Not safe or suitable for infants (under 2 years) and pets No smoking, parties, or events Check-in is anytime after 3PM and check out by 11AM.
Bathrooms
1 Half bath, 1 Full bath
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Reviewed 4 August 2018

Taigh nan Craobh is a very cozy and comfortable property, and met our needs and expectations perfectly. We were a party of four adults and one child. The property and grounds are just as described, and we loved the peat fire and sitting in the...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Kiwiscot3
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great view from the conservatory; can happily spend hours there relaxing, watching the weather and the occasional car go by. Rest of cottage is OK - peat fire in living room a bit of a treat and the Rayburn stove an adventure to cook with....More

Date of stay: June 2017
1  Thank Sharonbrokenarm
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Comfortable and spacious cottage, ideal for a winter break! Always warm, and a great sun lounge, to watch the weather go by! Equally handy for Stornaway, and the stones at Callanish.

Date of stay: September 2017
Thank Liz M
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Beautiful family friendly home with all mod cons. Perfect location to explore Lewis and Harris. Great place to stay and relax. The owner, Catriona, was friendly and helpful with any queries.

Date of stay: July 2017
Thank D M
Reviewed 27 June 2017

It was 43 years since our last visit to The Outer Herbrides and during that period we have stayed in many self catering units but this was one of the best!! it was just wonderful after a long day viewing this amazing island to come...More

Date of stay: June 2017
Thank Mrs Margaret M
Management response:Responded 13 August 2017

So glad you enjoyed your time in Lewis Margaret and your stay at Taigh nan Craobh.

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Reviewed 9 June 2017

A well equipped & comfortable home base, perfect for exploring the island. Everything you could want and more. The conservatory is perfect for relaxing with a wonderful view. Follow Catriona's directions to the house - the GPS was wrong! Note that the island is pretty...More

Date of stay: May 2017
1  Thank Lynne I
Management response:Responded 12 June 2017

Thank you for your kind words Lynne. Glad you enjoyed your holiday.

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Reviewed 25 October 2016

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Date of stay: June 2016
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This was a great place to stay - home from home! It was very well equipped and had a lovely welcoming atmosphere. The peat fire was wonderful to sit beside in the evening, and the conservatory gave us a super view across to the sea...More

Date of stay: July 2016
1  Thank Dinah W
Management response:Responded 11 August 2016

Many thanks Dinah for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Catriona

Reviewed 14 May 2019 via mobile
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Date of stay: May 2019
Reviewed 3 August 2018
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Date of stay: July 2018
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Parking
Playground
Private Garden
Cable/satellite TV
Stereo System
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
Trampoline
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Barvas is approximately 4 miles away where you will find a small shop and filling station. The nearby village of Borve also has a small shop, filling station, community centre (Clan McQuarrie Hall) and a hotel ( Borve House Hotel). For walkers there is access to the moors from the cottage with local standing stones and remains of traditional black-houses. A supply of local maps, information on walking and places of interest is available in the cottage.
Getting around
To make the most of your visit to the island a car is recommended. The main town of Stornoway is a 25 minute drive away and the cottage is an ideally located base from which to explore the island.
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