Welcome to 21 Callanish
Luxury Pod - Callanish, Isle of Lewis
21 Callanish Luxury Glamping Pod is situated in the peaceful crofting village of Callanish, on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, just a short walk from the amazing Callanish Standing Stones. 21 Callanish offers a wonderful opportunity for those that want to spend time at or photograph this stunning Neolithic site – you will not miss a sunset here! And there are many stone circles to visit within a short walk or drive!
A walk through the Stones to the shoreline and if you are lucky you might see a seal, an otter, dolphins or salmon jumping. Callanish is an ideal base from which to visit the stunning west coast beaches, the beautiful beach of Dalmore is only 9 miles to the north and you can take in the famous Gearrannan Blackhouse Village on the way. Uig with its beautiful hills, beaches and the fantastic Uig Sands Restaurant is 20 miles to the west.
Sharon and Grant, who live on-site, have worked tirelessly at rebuilding their Croft house at Callanish, which was derelict when they took on it over a year ago. The croft dates back to 1765 and has an interesting history including once holding the grazing rights to the Flannel Isles – made famous with the sad disappearance without a trace of all 3 lighthouse keepers. Chickens now roam where old cars rusted and vegetables grow in raised beds from wood recycled from the old croft house roof. Amongst all the changes, the original blackhouse still stands where it has for hundreds of years.
21 Callanish Luxury Glamping Pod
Sleeps two adults, Ideal for couples
Our bespoke manufactured luxury glamping pod sits within its own recently rebuilt stone-walled enclosure, all stone coming from the croft, which was once the original croft house’s garden – it has uninterrupted views over the croft, a sea of wildflowers in the summer, to the hills of Uig. Depending on the time of year, sea eagles, golden eagles, merlins, skylarks and many more birds can be seen above the croft.
The fully insulated, large, open plan pod sleeps two people and is designed for your comfort with a king-size bed, underfloor heating and a corner sofa. In the kitchen, there is a solid worktop, full-size oven, hob and microwave. You can also relax to your own music with the integrated blue tooth sound system, you can watch a film on the 32cm smart tv and the pod has its own WIFI. There is a heated bathroom that boasts a large shower. Private parking.
Wonderful to visit all year round...
Depending on the time of year, sea eagles, golden eagles, merlins, skylarks and many more birds can be seen above the croft.
In the summer months, the croft is a sea of yellow butter cups with orchids growing on the top of the meadow. A walk up the croft will give you a very unique view of Callanish Stones, the sea loch and hills that form what is called The Sleeping Beauty. Beyond the top gate lies a wild area of land called the Ard, the uninhabited island of Eilean Chearstaigh and the Atlantic Ocean.
Experience the long summer nights when there is little darkness or in winter if the conditions are right you can see the aurora borealis from the croft.
About The Location...
Our bespoke manufactured pod sits within its own walled enclosure, which was once the original croft house’s garden. The walls have recently been rebuilt by our very talented local dry stone waller using stone from the croft. There are uninterrupted views over the croft, a sea of wildflowers in the summer, to the hills of Uig.
The Callanish Stones
Rows of monoliths stretch outwards from this stone circle, forming a sort of rudimentary cross. A chambered tomb is nestled within the circle, as if being guarded by the stones. For thousands of years, people have been drawn to the mysterious 12-foot-tall chunks of Lewisian Gneiss, which have yet to fully reveal their secrets.
Neolithic people erected the Callanish Stones about 5,000 years ago. Though the stones served as a hub for ritual activities for at least a millennium, their exact purpose has been lost to history. The most prevalent theory, based on recent archaeological excavations, holds that the megaliths acted as some sort of astronomical observatory or a celestial calendar.
21 Callanish is situated just a short walk from these amazing Callanish Standing Stones.
Holidays in Lewis
21 Callanish is the ideal base from which to explore the Isle of Lewis, being located centrally on the west coast of the island. The landscapes are dramatic, history fascinating, Gaelic culture unique (most of our neighbours are Gaelic speakers) and white beaches breathtaking. There is so much to see and do. The isle of Harris with its stunning mountains and famous beaches is less than a 50 min drive away.