Isle of Lewis

  • resident owned
  • Registration: ES00037F

Situated in the village of Back in the Isle of Lewis, Croft@42 is your home in the Hebrides.

Situated in Vatisker and only 23 miles from Callanish Standing Stones, Croft@42 features accommodation with garden views, free WiFi and free private parking. Housed in a building dating from 1948, this apartment is 7.5 miles from the Museum Nan Eilean.

This apartment features 3 bedrooms, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen.

The nearest airport is Stornoway Airport, 8.7 miles from the apartment.

Shona Maclellan welcomes you to her newly refurnished family croft at 42A Back.

She was brought up at 42B Back, opposite, but spent much of her childhood with her aunt and uncles in this traditional croft house, helping to look after the chickens, sheep and cattle they raised on their land.

Shona lives in a new house, ½ a mile away, built on another part of her family croft.

She works in the local secondary school, looking after children with special needs, and lives with her army officer husband Crawford, her 2 sons, Cameron and Robert, and 3 dogs: Sox, Toffee and Ted.

One downstairs king bed, one upstairs king bed and one upstairs twin room.

Kitchen/Living room (open plan), downstairs toilet/shower, downstairs king bedroom; upstairs shower/toilet, upstairs king room and upstairs twin room.

The croft house is a traditional poured-concrete “white house” design, built in 1948. Prior to its construction, Shona’s grandparents lived in a Hebridean “black house” -- a thatched cottage made of local stone and with a central fire burning peat.

New houses started to be built at the turn of the last century. These had chimneys, and so came to be known as white houses, no longer full of smoke and soot.

Several examples of maintained black houses are now visitor centres, with Arnol and Gearannan Blackhouse Village the best examples.

The house was completely refurbished in 2022.

There is a ground floor bedroom and toilet, but the upper rooms are accessible only via the stairs. The toilet is not wheelchair friendly.

From £175 - £190 Nightly

Floor plan

Floor space: 100 m2

Ground floor - Floor plan of the house showing the approximate ground floor layout

There is a ground floor bedroom and toilet, but the upper rooms are accessible only via the stairs. The toilet is not wheelchair friendly.

    • Sleeps 6 (Max)
    • EPC rating: F
    • Bedrooms: 3
    • Bathrooms(s) 2
    • Whole house self catered
    • Wifi
    Check-in / Check-out
    • Check-in from 15:00.
    • Check-out by 10:00
    Directions and Parking

    If coming from Stornoway, take the A857 for about a mile, then turn onto the B895 to Tolsta. Continue on for about 5 miles, before turning onto the single-track road to the left, signposted "Sraid a' Bhac". Drive on for about ¾ of a mile -- the house will be on your right.

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    Lat/Long: 58.284242, -6.294152
    OS Grid Reference: NB48384087

    • Free parking (outdoor)
    Local area

    The wide Lewis moor is just on your doorstep, with peat roads winding into the interior. Ideal for a long walk or cycle.

    • Seaside
    • Bay
    • Countryside
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge
    • Freezer
    • Cooking hob
    • Oven
    • Microwave
    • Kettle
    • Bath towels provided
    • Bedding provided
    • Hair dryer
    • Washing machine
    • Dining area
    • Smoke Detectors
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • TV
    • Internet access
    • Free Wifi
    • Main door / Private entrance
    • Private garden
    • Wood burning stove
    • Central heating
    • Pets not allowed
    • Bathroom(s)
    • Free parking (outdoor)
    • No parties
    • No smoking
    • Swimming (Outdoor)
    • Cycle paths
    • Hiking
    • Fishing
    • Surfing
    • Gym
    • Leisure centre
    • Shops
    • Supermarket
    • Bar / Pub
    • Restaurants
    • Café
    • Galleries
    • Museum
    • Car hire
    • Beach
    Beach holidays
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