Macaulay Lodge is situated on the family owned estate Macaulay Farm, home to a variety of the family's businesses.Eldest brother Johannes runs a Viking Paintball which is bookable via EngebretLtd.
Youngest brother Roland runs Macaulay College, a private college for people with additional requirements. The college programme sees students work of the farm and in custom built project space and woodworkshop. If these activities would be of interest to you and your family please get in touch via the college website.
Located in Stornoway is Engebret Ltd. Here you can hire guns for a shooting trip or book the a trip on the rib to enjoy a spot of fishing, take trips around the island or out to the Shiants, a small group of islands that is home to an incredible array of wildlife from sea eagles to puffins. Took book please visit Engebretltd.
Macaulay Sporting Lodge is situated on family owned Macaulay Farm. The farm was previously owned by the Macaulay Institute and used as a demonstrator for converting peat moor to arable land.
In the late 1920s around 50 acres of moorland was cultivated and successfully harvested crops included oats, rye, mashlum, hay, potatoes, cabbage and even celery.
Extensive tests were carried out using varying quantities of manure, shell sand, lime and fish waste
The lodge itself was built as a sporting lodge within easy walking distance of the River Creed.
The unassuming exterior camouflages a traditional lodge interior with Canadian brushed pine walls and fitted teak sideboards, kitchen and beds, made by ships carpenters using ships materials from the Watts shipping line.
It is a perfect self catering holiday home to enjoy the magic of Stornoway and the Outer Hebrides as a family or group of friends
There is a host of outdoor activities to be enjoyed on the island from the white sandy beaches to the unique flowers of the meadow machair, and one of the largest peat moors in Europe
The long summer days (in mid- summer it is still light approaching midnight) allow plenty of time for such activities. Surfing, kite boarding are done locally, golf, tennis and outdoor bowling in Stornoway where there is a sports centre with swimming pool.
Lewis has a wealth of archaeological and architectural sites, with the Callanish Stones only a few miles away.
There is a vibrant Arts scene on the island, particularly in Stornoway. Many artists are drawn to work here and they sell their works in galleries and at exhibitions. An Lanntair (The Lantern ), has a cinema, theatre, exhibitions, concerts and a restaurant.
Lets not forget the world famous Harris Tweed which has had something of a revival over the last few years. There is a weaver in every village and the Mills that prepare the yarn are situated in Carloway and Shawbost and a visit can be made to view the process.