The Old Croft House

Back, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LQ

Type:Self Catering

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From £665.00

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Spacious but cosy!

The Old Croft House can be found on the Isle of Lewis in the Western Isles of Scotland. It is a high quality holiday home that can sleep up to 8 people, set on a working croft in the village of Back. We offer guests comfortable, family friendly accommodation that is ideal for those who want to explore Lewis and Harris. We are particularly popular with families with young children.

About Old Croft House

To ensure that it feels like a home from home, inside you will find, on ground floor:
      * Double bedroom with king size bed
      * Bedroom with two single beds
      * Family bathroom with over the bath shower, toilet and wash hand basin
      * Fully equiped kitchen with snug lounge area
      * Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer (for the rainy days!), ironing board and iron. Wet boots and jackets can be hung in here.

First floor:

      * Double bedroom with King size bed and wash hand basin
      * Bedroom with single bed and slightly smaller single guest bed for child or small adult and wash hand basin
      * Shower room with toilet and wash hand basin
      * Separate sitting room with coal fire

Local area

The Old Croft House is situated on a working croft in the centre of Back village, a fertile crofting township in the North East of the Isle of Lewis and Harris, the largest of the Outer Hebridean islands, just 7 miles North of the main town of Stornoway. Back is an ideal location for a visit to the Hebrides. The long white sands of Back and Gress beaches are a few minutes walk from the house in one direction. Walk the other way and you're soon striding across miles of heathery moor, dotted with trout-filled lochs and, through which the Gress river runs (noted for its salmon and sea trout). There are plenty of quiet single track croft roads leading into the moorland, ideal if you feel like doing some cycling.

Back is well supplied with amenities too. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome in the local shop and Post Office (1/2 mile away), which boasts the cheapest fuel on the island. The village also has a hairdresser, a pharmacy and a gift shop. If you feel like eating out there are a variety of restaurants in Stornoway, or various take-away outlets, a 15 minute drive from the house.

For more information please visit our website.

Rates from £665-£910 per week depending on season. Get in touch if you need transport from Stornoway ferry terminal or airport.

* Sorry, no pets.
* WiFi internet access
* Garden
* Off-street parking for several cars
* Smart TV on each floor

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Housefrom £665.00 to £910.00 per unit per week

***Short breaks available all year round - minimum of 3 nights***
High season (April to October) £180 per night up to 3 nights or £150 per night for 4-6 nights
Low season (Nov - March) £150 per night up to 3 nights, £100 per night for 4 - 6 nights



  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop


  • Baby Changing Facilities Available
  • Children Welcome
  • Cot Available
  • Highchair Available


  • Dishwasher
  • Drying Facilities
  • Electric Shaver Point
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Fuel Charge - Key meter for electricity £20 credit
  • Gas Cooker
  • Hairdryer Available - 2 available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Iron Available
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Provided
  • Log Fire
  • Lounge
  • Microwave
  • Open Hearth Fire - 1 bag of coal provided
  • Outdoor Drying Facility
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Wash Hand Basin - In first floor bedrooms
  • Washing Machine


  • Internet Access - Fast speed broadband
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area
  • Smoking Restricted - Only in picnic area

Languages Spoken

  • Gaelic Speaking

Leisure Facilities

  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Garden
  • Hi-Fi
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities - Games, books, puzzles
  • Radio
  • Television - Smart TV downstairs
  • TV Lounge - TV in both lounges
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location
  • Island Location
  • Property On Farm - On croft
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View
  • Village Location

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Paypal

Special Requirements

  • Business Travellers
  • Children Welcome
  • Families
  • Groups Welcome
  • No Pets Allowed
  • Non smokers
  • Senior Citizens
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People - Over 18yrs


  • Airport Transport Supplied
  • Bike Storage Available
  • Cycle Hire Nearby
  • On Public Transport Route
  • Parking

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 289abigailb
      Wonderful family holiday on Lewis
      5 of 5 stars
      2nd August 2019
      Lovely, well appointed and comfortable stay with family. Little touches and fantastic hosts made the stay. Lewis and Harris both beautiful. We will be back. Thank you to Jan and Callum. Read full review
    • SEMacLeod
      Ickenham, United Kingdom
      Homely lovely Back holiday home
      5 of 5 stars
      9th August 2019
      We had a lovely few days staying in the Old Croft House in Back on the Isle of Lewis. Warm welcome from our hosts Jan and Callum on arrival and we really appreciated the thoughtful touches they... Read full review
    • Mark Y
      Lovely Stay
      5 of 5 stars
      17th September 2019
      We spent a lovely 5 nights at Callum and Jans house in the village of Back. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating and kind. The house has a really nice feel and works really well for... Read full review


    • Other AwardsGold Listing Gold Listing 2013
    • Other AwardsTripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
    • Visit BritainWe're Good To Go We're Good To Go 2020
    • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020
    • Other AwardsWTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open all year (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

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