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An Taigh Clach

Certificate of Excellence 2014


Excellent 5/5 Score from 53 reviews

'An Taigh Clach' (The Stone House), where you are assured of a warm welcome

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

'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 !!!

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Dalmore 2 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Stornoway 30 km, Nearest railway: Inverness - mainland Scotland 125 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There are two bedrooms - one double, one twin room and a sofa bed in the living area. 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.

Further details outdoors

The adjacent utility shed's primary use is for storing your surfing, wet weather gear and bicycles. Pets can be housed in the utility shed but are only allowed within 'An Taigh Clach' by prior arrangement. The fresh water supply within the utility shed allows easy and convenient washing of wet suits, boards, etc and there is a portable barbecue tucked away for the more balmy evenings ...... we do get a few.

Further details

25% deposit payable on booking.

75% balance payable 8 weeks prior to arrival.

The Hebrides/Skye region

The Western Isles are an island chain on the Atlantic west coast of Scotland which maintain a generally mild climate due to the Gulf Stream which washes it's shores. Lewis and Harris comprise the largest island around the UK coast with the north portion of Lewis being less mountainous than the southern end of Harris. With a rich Norse heritage featuring old grain mills, brochs and the world famous Callanish Stones just 5 miles from us there are plenty of places to explore. Don't forget the renowned Uig chessmen whose true origin is still being debated and which can be seen on occasion in the Stornoway museum.

Isle of Lewis

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.

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31 Aug 2014



A truly comfortable, relaxing and pleasurable stay in the stone house. The cottage is well appointed. The kitchen is really well stocked with all the utensils and baking stuff you'll need. Valeri… More

27 Aug 2014


"Dream cottage in incredible landscape"

The cottage was just incredible and had everything you can imagine and more. The very cozy living room is the pearl of the cottage. You have a great view and its possible to see far to the mountains o… More

20 Aug 2014


"Luxury accommodation in a beautiful place"

Fantastic accommodation with incredible hospitality from the owners in a working crofting area. Perfect location to explore Lewis and Harris. The local beach is within walking distance and is excepti… More

14 Aug 2014


"Another visit to our 'Home from Home' in The Western Isles"

our 3rd visit to An Taigh Clach and yet again it was quite simply THE perfect property for a relaxing holiday in a stunning corner of God's Country!already booked again for New Year and also next… More

26 Jul 2014



Excellent cottage to stay in & use as a base for travelling. Very comfortable and very well kitted out including the out house to dry your wet gear. Well thought out accommodation with a great combin… More

10 Jul 2014


"Perfect...absolutely perfect."

We spent a short week here in May and it was absolutely perfect. This cottage has everything you could possibly want, whether you want to stay in and watch the rain and clouds or whether you want to … More

6 Jul 2014


"Great family accommodation and hospitality on Lewis"

Val and Calum's hospitality and attentiveness were second to none, including delicious complimentary food and drink.The property itself was terrific - attention to detail to ensure all home comfo… More

14 Jun 2014


"Luxurious self contained with the comforts of home"

My wife and I spent a week at The Stone House and found the accommodation and service provided buy the owners to be of the highest standard.From the meet, greet and follow me to the house, to the pro… More

5 Jun 2014


"A fantastic week in the Outer Hebrides"

We're just back from a fantastic week in the sun on the Isle of Lewis. Along with Harris this has got to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. If you want to "get away … More

27 May 2014



Lovely cottage with all mod cons. Amazing scenery and a short walk from Gearrannan Blackhouse Village. Very fortunate with the weather. Lovely welcome from Valerie and Calum including some deliciou… More

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Calendar last updated:02 Oct 2014

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