• Cromore Old Mission Hall

    Cromore Old Mission Hall

  • Side view of the cottage

    Side view of the cottage

  • Entrance to the Old Mission Hall

    Entrance to the Old Mission Hall

  • Four Star Self Catering

    Four Star Self Catering

  • “Sorry, but Grandmother not included with the property”

    “Sorry, but Grandmother not included with the property”

  • Self Catering with comfort in mind

    Self Catering with comfort in mind

  • Cromore Village

    Cromore Village

  • Summer wildflowers

    Summer wildflowers

  • Cottage from the hill

    Cottage from the hill

  • Beautiful situation

    Cottage is in a stunning location.

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About the Area:

Loch CromoreCromore is a village of thirty-odd houses (no shops or pub) on the headland overlooking Loch Erisort. It was once more easily reached by sea than road, and has a protected natural harbor with a small pier. There is a 4.5 mile walking route from the pier end of the village described at http://www.lochslewis.org/content/view/66//

Much more is available at http://www.hebrideanconnections.com and search on "Cromore". Tourist information is available at http://www.visithebrides.com/ Dozens of lovely images of the islands are at http://www.virtualheb.co.uk/

The Old Mission Hall is on the shore of Loch Cromore, a tidal loch fed by burns and connecting with an arm of Loch Erisort. An interesting archeological feature is Dun Chromor (also called Dun Ban) a dozen yards out into the loch. This Iron Age fort (about 2,000 years old) was a place of refuge during the Viking times. It is now protected as an Ancient Monument by Historic Scotland. More on its structure is at http://www.hebrideanconnections.com/Details.aspx?subjectid=49612

Not far away through the village is Crobeg, from which walkers can reach the ruins of St. Columba's church on the tidal island Eilean Chaluim Chille. There was a church here from about 800 AD, built by the followers of St. Columba (Collumcille). More is available at http://www.hebrideanconnections.com/Details.aspx?subjectid=9059

Wildlife is plentiful in this unspoilt area of the Isle of Lewis and you may see plenty from the Old Mission Hall itself. Sea eagles have been spotted from here, and there are buzzards, a large variety of sea birds, migrating swans, grey herons, red deer, otters and seals. Take a trip out fishing with one of the local people, or go whale and dolphin spotting. There is a viewpoint at Orinsay where you can look across to the Shiant Islands -- it's a good place to spot marine wildlife. The fishing is good and no permit is required for personal use. More on fishing can be read at http://www.trout-salmon-fishing.com/scotland-lewis-salmon.htm