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World Class Beaches

SPECTACULAR views, huge skies and those beautiful, beautiful beaches - it doesn't get much better than the Isle of Lewis. Come & see for yourself!


Our Private Woodland

Our two-acre woodland comprises of native trees and wildflowers. Exclusively for our guests and their four legged friends to enjoy whilst staying at Pabbay House!


Welcome (Fàilte)....

Pabbay House is a traditional croft house and a real Hebridean gem, run by the Mackenzie family. We are situated on the Hebridean Island of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. The House has just recently undergone a complete refurbishment and offers quality and comfortable self-catering accommodation. The house is set in the heart of a crofting community close to all transport links, local amenities, stunning beaches and breath-taking views. The aroma of the peat fired stove and Bidh fàilte chridheil a' feitheamh oirbh! (A warm welcome awaits you). The newly refurbished house comprises of 1 double room and 2 twin rooms and can accommodate up to 6 people. The house is fully centrally heated with a wood/peat burning stove. We welcome Pets and also Children if you are booking a stay.

Pabbay House is a family run business where every aspect of the business is run by the family. We think it is extremely important that all our guests get the best possible experience when staying with us. So from dealing with booking enquiries, to cleaning our property, to maintaining our gardens / property and most importantly to giving you the best Hebridean welcome, we do it all from start to finish. This ensures you have the perfect stay. We love our house and so want to make it exactly like what we would want if we were to book a self catering property for a holiday. Our dedication and hard work is reflected in our online Tripadvisor reviews.

We meet & welcome all our guests personally at Pabbay House itself on check in. This way we can show you round the property, answer any questions you may have and ensure you are all set for your few days or weeks self catering at Pabbay House!

We look forward to welcoming you, Bidh fàilte chridheil a' feitheamh oirbh!

The Mackenzie Family.

Our Location

Pabbay House is located in the crofting village of Back which is approximately 6 miles from Stornoway, the main town on the Island. It is a very central location and convenient for making day trips to all parts of Lewis and Harris. The house itself is on a main bus route. We offer our guests the opportunity to be collected and returned either to the airport at Stornoway or to and from the Stornoway ferry terminal.

The main hub on Lewis is Stornoway, the largest settlement on the Outer Hebrides. Check out things to do in Lewis on the Visit Scotland website.

Around us

On a clear day there are outstanding views from the house across the minch to the mainland of Scotland. The mountains of Assynt and Sutherland can be clearly seen. One of the advantages of the Island of Lewis being situated in the North of Scotland is that between October and April the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis can be seen on a regular basis.

The house is ideally situated for all the outdoor activities the Outer Hebrides has to offer. This includes fresh water and salt water fishing, bird watching, hill walking, cycling, or simply enjoying the stunning scenery walking along one of the many beaches in close proximity to the house.

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What our guests say...

Lovely property, better than the photos. Everything well thought out by the hosts. Lots of little thoughtful extras that made us feel really welcome. Loved the peat fire, and fast wifi was an unexpected bonus too! there's a walk opposite with a 10 mins to a lovely beach.

Nick, UK

The home was excellent throughout. We were greeted by the owner, who made us very welcome. There was clear instructions on how to use the equipment in the home e.g. The washing machine, coffee maker. There was complementary foods and treats in the house from local sources. The peat fire was amazing in the evenings. Everything was of the highest standard.

Irene, Australia

A really lovely house with wonderful hosts on a beautiful Island. Pabbay house is one of the prettiest houses around. There was a great welcome pack for us when we arrived with such lovely food and a home made cake all of which was greatly appreciated. The house is a 10 minute pleasant walk to a beautiful quiet beach and ten to fifteen minutes drive from Stornaway if you want a little more life. Its a great situation for seeing all of the beautiful island of Lewis and Harris. We have already recommended it to friends.

Fenella, UK

Fine friendly welcome at a late hour. quality food pack and home baking was very much appreciated . Warm comfortable and well equipped.

Cornelius, UK

House was fabulous, exceeded our expectations. The attention to detail was amazing, everything and more provided. Cannot recommend highly enough. Beautiful beaches close by, easy to travel to other parts of the island. I cannot think of anything that would have made our stay any better.

Jo-Anne, UK

The location is nice and peaceful and the view of the sea is stunning. This is a lovely well-equipped house with a warm welcome. This was our third visit - it just keeps drawing us back!

Ruth, UK

What a stunning location to celebrate my birthday with my mum. Pabbay house offered everything you needed and more, total luxury. Would highly recommend it, will definitely be back. Close to Stornoway town centre.

Jill, UK

Fabulous 4 days at Pabby house. House is stunning. The owners have thought of everything you could ever need whilst away. Comfy beds top quality linen and the welcome basket with local produce was truly irresistible. Beautiful beeches and scenic walks. My highlight was looking out the picturesque windows with the peat fire roaring away. A fantastic find and I will certainly be back. Felt thoroughly child out. Better than a 5 star hotel

Angela, UK

We' be never experienced anything quite as nice and welcoming as this- everything you can imagine was there, the house was spotlessly clean and really nicely decorated. It was just like coming home to Mum and Dad! Thank you!

Sabine, UK

Well located about 5 mile from Stornoway and easily found. It is an exceptionally comfortable house with views out to sea. It is immaculate inside and very well equipped with great kitchen facilities. Bedrooms beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The "welcome pack" was fantastic - smoked salmon, cheese Stornoway black pudding, butter, eggs, milk, rolls.....and much more. We particularly enjoyed the lovely coffee pods. Excellent library of local books and guide to local walks. Also good spread of DVDs. WiFi worked well. We would definitely go back. Dog friendly and very helpful owner.

Malcolm, UK


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