The Bed and Breakfast at Westend, Achmore, Isle of Lewis in the extended daylight of summer months, overlooks the dramatic moorland area, sparkling trout lochs and the majestic hills of Harris and Uig.
This landscape reflects the red hues of the setting winter sun, if you are visiting the island during the mild winter months.
Westend a quiet croft house, with a peat fire and a Gaelic speaking host, is located ten miles south west, from the main port of Stornoway.
Golden eagles fly daily overhead, cycles are available locally, to amble to some of island’s amazing ancient archaeological sites, nearby.
The Callanish Standing Stones, The Iron Age Broch at Doune Carloway, Great Bernera Iron Age house & Bosta Beach,Gearranann Blackhouse village, Norman Mackenzie the Harris Tweed weaver in Carloway and the beautiful white shell sand beach at Dalmore are all within half an hour’s drive.
Have an adventure on sea fishing trips to the remote parts of Loch Erisort and journey on the stunning boat trips to the dual World Heritage Site St Kilda.
Visit Uig, the jewel in the crown , where the Lewis /Uig Chessmen were discovered. Abhainn Dearg distillery the most northerly distillery where traditional Hebridean distilling methods are used and all processes are done on site. Sample the Spirit of Lewis and the amber Abhainn Dearg whisky on your tour of the distillery.(£5)
Tune into the amazing Hebrides environment at the incredible machair beaches at Ardroil and Reef. Marvel at several millennia of the area’s heritage at Uig Heritage Centre and enjoy lovingly prepared snacks at Marianne’s Lochcroistean café.
Westend is on the route of the Hebridean Way and cyclists and walkers are welcome all year.
Westend BnB is 15 mins from Stornoway ferry terminal, 40 minutes drive to the ferry at Tarbert Harris for the crossing to Skye. One and a half hours to Leverburgh the port for Berneray / North Uist. (Don’t forget to allow for check-in time).
While planning a visit to the Hebrides, do book the ferries well in advance if at all possible.