History

An Taigh ClachBuilt as a traditional family croft house in the early 1900’s and latterly used as an agricultural barn, this purposely converted and traditionally constructed solid stone building has survived the best, and worst, that nature and the elements has thrown at it. Within the walls of the original building, the bedrooms and shower room are shielded by 600mm of stone and clay plus 50mm of modern insulation…just to be sure. The living space has been planned and laid out to give the maximum viewing exposure just in case our normally dry and sunny weather takes an unpredictable change for the worse, which, on reflection could actually happen several times in one day!

Bedrooms

There are two bedrooms within the property, one double and one twin room.  While the bedrooms are not large they are cosy, with their solid oak floors and snuggled within the old stone walls your sleep should be peaceful and undisturbed.
Shower & Bathroom

Shower room

In an effort to reduce energy consumption we have opted not to have a bath installed. However, there is a large shower where you can lather up using locally produced hand made natural soap from the Hebridean Soap Company to invigorate you in the morning or evening or indeed anytime in between.

Open plan living / kitchen area

The recently constructed extension is a quality family living area including an open plan fully fitted kitchen.  Forward planning is essential as far as food is concerned, as the nearest supermarket is 20 miles away in Stornoway. However, by prior arrangement we can have a food hamper plus refreshments available when you arrive so if this sounds an easy option please enquire because this should be a ‘get away from it all’ break for you – and we aim to accommodate any reasonable request.

The primary heat source within the living area is a multi fuel stove and with an ample supply of logs and peat available for your stay, it will keep you warm and cosy even on the coldest, or wettest of days. However if you do not wish to use the stove there are ample electric convector heaters in the living area and bedrooms. The wide screen TV is provided to keep you up to date with the soaps or football, but if requested, we will remove it, at no extra charge – so you’ll just have to talk to each other at some time!

Utility shed

The adjacent utility shed (dog house) could be just that, if Dad burns the Stornoway Black Pudding (available from Charles Macleod Butchers) for the traditional Scottish cooked breakfast but the primary use is for hanging your surfing or wet weather gear and for bicycle storage. With a self draining floor it won’t matter how wet your foul weather gear becomes as it can be washed down with fresh water from the tap installed.  Pets welcome in the utility shed but by prior approval only in An Taigh Clach.  Please note that care must be taken at all times to keep dogs on their leads in this crofting township.

Utility shed

Barbecue

There is a barbecue tucked away in the shed for the more balmy evenings – we do get a few!