Gearrannan Blackhouse Village offers cottage accommodation, historical activities, and many fantastic walking, cycling and fishing opportunities.
This coastal crofting village is situated in a secluded bay within the district of Carloway, on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Since 1989 the local community trust Urras nan Gearrannan (the Garenin Trust) has been painstakingly restoring the once derelict properties and croft land to recreate an authentic settlement offering visitors modern facilities within the surroundings of times gone by.
Traditional methods have been used to recreate the drystone masonry and thatched roofing of the original croft houses with the discreet integration of modern conveniences.
In addition to the variety of family cottages available for self-catering accommodation, there are many fun things to do in this authentic village. Step back in time and see how the people here once lived, by watching traditional activities including the weaving of the famous Harris Tweed. The village also boasts a small shop selling gifts to purchase and a café offering delicious homemade food.
From the village, you can take the waymarked walk to the beautiful Dalmore and Dalbey beaches. To learn more about the history of the area, visit the world-famous Callanish Standing Stones and the Iron Age Broch at Doune Carloway.
Carloway Angling Club can provide you with a fishing permit for the river and loch, and the many quiet roads in the area offer fantastic cycling experiences.