Galson Farm Bunk Barn, Galson Farm House, South Galson, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0SH
Call Elaine & Richard on 01851 850492 or 07970 219682
OverviewThis comfortable, cosy, fully equipped bunk barn is situated within a cobbled stone courtyard which enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic coast towards the Butt of Lewis Lighthouse. It provides the perfect haven from which to explore the west side of Lewis, with its sandy beaches, wildlife, historic sites and culture on the doorstep. A short walk through the croft, with its network of footpaths, takes you to the shore and river, where otters are regular visitors. This bunkhouse is available for exclusive hire by 2,4 or 6 people. It has one bedroom with six beds (in 3 bunks), two shower/toilet rooms and a kitchen/dining room. Bedding is supplied, towels for hire. There is a bus service to Stornoway and a shop within 2 miles. Visit Scotland 4 star hostel. Stay a while, for memories of a lifetime. Sorry, but we don't accept dogs.
This accommodation is featured on our map of West coast of Scotland, Skye and the Hebrides and here is its own website.
Beds & Rooms:6: 1x6
Open:Re-opening from the end September 2020
Price per night:Exclusive hire by: two people £75, Four people £95 or 6 people £125.
Booking:Phone in advance. Deposit (credit/debit card) guarantees your booking.
Directions:GR 437 592. Follow A857 Stornoway to Ness (Nis) road for 20 miles. At Galson (Gabhsann) turn left at phone box. Bunkhouse is ¼ mile.
Public Transport:The nearest ferry runs from Ullapool on the mainland to Stornoway which is 20 miles from Galson Farm Hostel. Local buses run from Mondays to Saturdays. Enquire at Stornoway Bus Station.
Walks:Long Distance Walks Hebridean Way
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Galson Farm Bunk Barn Is Back For Spring!
April 28th 2021
In line with guidance from the Scottish government, Galson Farm Bunkbarn has re-opened its doors on a sole use basis for single households.
Galson Farm Bunkbarn is perfect for exploring the west side of the Isle of Lewis. You’ll have spectacular views of the Atlantic coast, with easy access to beaches, historic sites and culture. Don’t forget to take a quick walk down to the river to see the otters – they’re as fond of the area as we are!
Enjoy dark skies and empty beaches and on the Isle of Lewis with a stay at Galson Farm
September 4th 2020
Galson Farm Hostel has a new offering of exclusive use by 2, 4 or 6 people and a new name. This 6 bed self catering barn has VisitScotland “Good to Go” Covid Risk assessment in place an is ideal for a couples, family or small group.
Galson Farm Bunk Barn is on the west coast of Lewis just nine miles from the end of the Hebridean Way. The farm has outstanding sea views with a amazing quality of light and air and wildlife in abundance. Set in a traditional Western Isles community, this cosy 4 star Hostel provides ideal accommodation for the adventurous, sleeping up to 6 with self catering facilities and 2 shower rooms.
A place apart
February 28th 2019
Galson Farm Hostel on the Isle of Lewis overlooks the ever changing Atlantic Ocean. Well away from familiar modern world.
Galson Farm Farmhouse is a handsome 18th Century building converted into a welcoming guesthouse. The hostel next door is converted from one of the farm buildings. Stout and robust, as befits a structure that overlooks the everchanging Atlantic Ocean, the hostel is on a traditional cobbled courtyard and boasts views across the coast, to the Butt of Lewis lighthouse and then to the ocean.
The hostel has an 6 bed-dorm in and also a full kitchen/dining room and showers. When you book your stay, you’ll find yourself on the north coast of Scotland’s largest island. A perfect spot to explore the coast with its sandy beaches, rocky outcrops, hills and burns.
The townships still have a crofting character, they’re on a small and human scale, easy to discover and explore. Everything looks towards the sea. Wherever you turn during your stay, you’ll find yourself communicating with the endless and implacable Atlantic Ocean. It’d be easy to lose yourself in its various moods, to seek out isolated corners and be charmed by the island’s wildlife.
They call themselves ‘a place apart’ and you certainly feel well away from the heavy and familiar modern world.