Guest book

Read what other guests have said about their stay.

  • Visitor Book

  • 31/05/23

    We adored our stay here. Shona you are the most generous, warm and welcoming host. Your property is beautiful and so lovingly furnished. We really could not have asked for anything more. Thank you for letting us stay at Croft@42 and make the best memories, which we will treasure for a lifetime. The entire experience you provided us was so loving and caring. We are so glad we stayed here. You have made Croft@42 a truly relaxing experience. Anyone who is lucky enough to stay here will agree I’m sure of it.

  • 09/06/23

    We had the best time here. Shona is the perfect host. Nothing is too much trouble. The house is amazing. Everything you could wish for. And friendly and welcoming people.

  • June 2023

    We had a fantastic time staying at Croft 42. The house is so comfortable and quiet, with beautiful views outside. It’s been refurbished to a really high standard - Shona was so welcoming and we really appreciated the little touches like the welcome pack. Shona’s mother who lives opposite was also so friendly and welcoming - as was the lovely ram in the field next door! It was the perfect landing spot to explore the island from - especially all the beautiful beaches.

    We especially recommend going north to the Bridge to Nowhere & experiencing the sea caves on the beach below at low tide. We also recommend the back road to the Callanish Stones (A858) - if you don’t mind single track roads, it’s so scenic!

  • 23-30 June 2023

    A lovely warm welcome to Croft@42. The house is beautiful and all the finishing touches from the peat, pictures, chess pieces from Uig + hamper box were second to none. 😀

    We have loved exploring the islands. The coastline with such amazing beaches has been a highlight! Garry Beach a firm favourite & we were lucky enough to spot a Minky Whale swimming across one bay.

    Such a beautiful place, breathtaking mountainous views on Isle of Harris, with loch after loch!

    Enjoyed eating out at The Boathouse and HS1 at the Royal Hotel Stornoway.

    Taking away so many memories—Thank you!

  • 7-9 July 2023

    We had a lovely time at Croft@42, after meeting Shona who sorted us out on staying at this beautiful place at such short notice. Although we were up here for something sad, meeting Shona & her kindness has made this trip more memorable for brighter reasons. The kids loved the hamper too, very nice touch. Thank you - X

  • 16 July 2023

    Thank you so much for everything Shona, you are a star!

    It’s a fabulous house and has provided much needed respite from HebCelt!

    Thank you also for picking us up from the ferry—very much appreciated!

    Hope it is for longer next time! Fab!

  • 29 July–2nd August 2023

    We have had such a lovely stay here, thank you Shona! The house is so beautiful and all the finishing touches make it so homely. You are such a welcoming host—from your friendly manner to the welcoming pack.

    We hope we can come and stay again and explore this lovely place.

  • 7.8.23

    We have had such a lovely time staying here. The house is fantastic!

    Enjoyed swimming trips and visit to family. Thankyou Shona for everything especially the lovely fresh eggs!

  • 23-27 July ’23

    What a wonderful place! Very comfortable and homely. We’ve had a very relaxing visit despite some family members having to leave earlier than planned. However I’m sure we’ll be back! And the islands are stunning!

    Thank you, Shona. 5*

  • 7-11 Aug 2023

    What a house, totally blown away with it and all the little extras. We were met with Shona @ 21:00 and our welcome pack was amazing. We will certainly be back and will recommend the croft to family and friends.

    Thank you

  • 8-25-23

    Dear Shona—Thank you so much for providing such a lovely, comfortable place for us to land. The set-up is family-friendly, beautifully appointed and the views are stunning (even in changeable weather!) We loved being able to walk down the road to visit with Granny/Chrissie and Co. and get to all the attractions of the island easily by car. We ❤️ the Isle of Lewis so much and can’t wait to return.

  • 24-28 August 23

    Thanks for an amazing stay. Shona is a fantastic host, so friendly and gave great advice of places to visit. We recommend a trip to the Isle of Harris and booking the distillery. We'll be back soon! Thanks again.
  • 4/9/2023

    We had a fabulous week in Lewis... Thanks to Shona, who was so kind and generous with us. Always helpful and attentive. The house was perfect. So cosy and clean. So warm also. We couldn't have been better welcomed in a five-star hotel!!!

    And we will be back in Lewis if this wonderful house is available. We have loved the island, its landscape, its people, its cold water! We went for a swim on the fantastic beach of Luskentyre - one of the nicest beaches in the world.

  • 7-11 September 2023

    Hi Shona, Croft@42 had everything we could want and more. It was a woah feeling when we walked in. Super clean and very nicely decorated with attention to detail. It was our first time renting a cottage and it was a welcome change from the hotels and B&B on our roundtrip.

    We really enjoyed the piece and beautiful nature on the island. Thank you for everything! You are an amazing host.

  • 13-18 September 2023

    We have had wonderful time on Lewis & Harris, the beaches are renowned & didn't disappoint. The house is so relaxing & so tastefully decorated, the little ornaments here & there are the sweetest reminders of where you are. The artwork on the wooden pieces were greatly advised. We would thoroughly recommend this to anyone planning a trip here. The welcome hamper & fresh eggs are lovely way to start the stay. Thank You.

  • 21-25 September 2023

    Thank you so much for a lovely stay. The house is stunning and the extra touches were perfect. Couldn't have picked a nicer place for the boys to get ready for the wedding and we had the best couple of days relaxing as our first weekend as Mr & Mrs.

  • Dec 23 - Jan 24

    Croft@42 was a wonderful home away from home to bring in the New Year! The house is clean, modern and has everything you need. The fire was lovely to use over the festive period - house was cosy and great to spend some days relaxing in it. Would definitely recommend Croft@42.

    Harris and Lewis make a great holiday destination - no matter the weather it always looks beautiful and the beaches and wildlife are the best!

    Thanks Shona.

  • 19/3/24

    Thank you very much for a lovely stay! The house is beautiful with very personal touches that link to island life. The welcome hamper was a lovely surprise and very generous. The space was brilliant for two families with two young children who loved their stay at Croft@42.

  • 30 March 2024

    Our stay at your beautiful house was a shot to the soul! I grew up in Back and could not have thought of a better place to stay in my home village. We have had a difficult year so really needed a relaxing holiday—which we definitely got. The icing on the cake—we got engaged here!!! We are so happy! 😀

    She said ‘yes’ I’m a happy man. 42 made a great base to visit family from, and retreat to for a lovely fire and a wee dram.

  • 5 April 2024

    What a beautiful property! Tastefully decorated, quality fixtures, fittings and furniture. Plenty space for a family of 5. Everything has been carefully considered in terms of facilities (to meet our needs and more). The garden space is great and the views just lovely. Enjoyed exploring Lewis & Harris with this property location being handy for that. We also enjoyed local strolls, taking in the island life & air. Barra is our “go to” islan, but decided on here and what a great choice, it’s just as beautiful as Barra! Our 2 older children are fluent Gaelic speakers, we enjoyed listening to them interpret the Gaelic out here! Thank you to Shona, who is a lovely, hospitable host and clearly loves her property! :-)

  • 4th May - 6th May 24

    Beautiful property, very modern for a young family. Such a lovely surprise with the hamper. The island is a wonderful playground for my kids who had a magical time. Thanks for the memories and hopefully back next year.

  • 13th - 17th May 24

    Shona, Thank you so much for our lovely stay in your beautiful house. We've had a wonderful time exploring the Western Isles and visiting our barrel in the Distillery. The Distillery itself is a wonderful story featuring an amazing "family" of personnel.