The spectacular scenery of the Western Isles offers the perfect setting for raising the spirits and refreshing the mind.
In winter and early spring, Lewis offers a stark beauty and tranquillity that make it the ideal destination for a short break or a relaxed week’s holiday, far from the maddening crowds of the city.
Today’s Big Deal offers the enticing opportunity for an island escape for families or a group of friends in a comfortable croft house sleeping up to six. Days can be spent enjoying glorious scenery, while evenings are for relaxing around the peat-fuelled stove with a glass of something warming.
Pabbay House is a newly refurbished traditional croft house situated in the rural community of Back, just north of Stornoway on the east coast of Lewis, around 15 minutes drive from the airport or ferry terminal. Free pick up can be arranged when booking.
The house is close to superb beaches, with local amenities and is on the island bus route for those who want to take a break from driving.
The Big Deal offers a choice of self-catering stays to suit your preferences.
Option 1 is for a three-night self-catering break in Pabbay House, with one double and two twin rooms, sleeping up to six people.
Option 2 is for a seven-night self-catering stay in Pabbay House, offering more time to explore the island and enjoy the peace and beauty of Lewis.
Pabbay House is the perfect choice for a family get-together or a group of friends enjoying a relaxing catch-up.
The double bedroom is situated on the ground floor, with two twin rooms upstairs. Cots can also be provided for families with small children.
Linen and towels are supplied, and can be changed during your stay if required. The spacious bathroom is also located on the ground floor.
The fully equipped kitchen has everything you need for a self-catering stay, with electric oven and hob, washing machine, microwave, iron and ironing board, and a range of cutlery and crockery.
The house features central heating, a wood-burning stove in the lounge and free wifi. Hebridean hospitality includes a welcome pack for visitors which offers samples of excellent local dairy produce, cheeses and salmon.
The Pabbay House facilities offer the prospect of relaxed home-cooked meals after a day’s exploring, but when nobody fancies cooking, the restaurants, pubs and takeaways of Stornoway are within easy reach.
The great outdoors
Visitors unfamiliar with Lewis will be startled by the island’s beauty. On clear days there are glorious views from the house across to the mainland and the peaks of Assynt and Sutherland.
The winter and early spring months also offer the prospects of viewings of the Northern Lights. Bright, crisp days offer the ideal conditions for exploring the island interior or the beautiful, wild beaches. There are also opportunities for bird-watching, wildlife spotting or cycling on the quiet island roads.
Outdoors sports aficionados will be in their element, particularly anglers. Lewis is a world class destination for fresh and salt water fishing, so pack the tackle.
Previous visitors have given Pabbay House plenty of positive feedback on TripAdvisor, including these recent comments:
‘Accommodation precisely as advertised. Clean & spotless and clearly recently modernised with fresh, high quality décor. Well equipped kitchen, spotless bathroom and comfortable bed. Cosy central heating plus availability of peat fire in living room, if needed. Such a lovely touch to have an excellent ‘welcome pack’ provided.’
‘Pabbay House is such a lovely, well equipped place. A real home from home. The owners are so friendly and welcoming.’
‘The house was beautiful, clean, warm, cosy, and perhaps most importantly true to the pictures provided. The wifi worked incredibly well. Kitchen had all amenities one could need.’
This Big Deal offers a chance to grab some quality time on Lewis, a magical environment that will work its spell on even the most jaded townie.
Whether it’s a short trip with friends or a family holiday with a difference, this self-catering break at Pabbay House offers a great opportunity to unwind in a superb setting.