Local Area Information
The cottage is in Achmore, 9 miles from Stornoway, a 15 minute drive from the Stornoway ferry terminal, 40 minutes from the ferry port at Tarbert (Harris) and 20 minutes from Stornoway airport.
It is well set back with a long drive leading from the main road, a secluded spot with no immediate neighbours.
It is well placed for visiting the attractions of the West side of Lewis - the Callanish Stones, Carloway Broch, the beautiful beaches of Dail mor, Dal Beg and Uig and the Blackhouse village. A garage and shop are situated 2 miles along the road towards Stornoway and travelling in the other direction will take you to Harris, a jouney of around 45 minutes.
The stunning beaches and hills of Uig are a 45 minute drive.
The Lochside Arena is near by, several horse riding and dog events are held here.
Throughout the Summer months of July and August, there are local agricultural shows, these are big family events with animals, produce, crafts and various entertainments and stalls, the cottage is in a good position for attending those at Lochs, Carloway and Uig.
The Hebridean music festival is held in July in Stornoway and the cottage would be a good base for those wanting to visit this 2 day event.
In the Summer there are many boat trips available, in addition to canoeing, kayaking and surfing from the stunning white sand beaches.
Stornoway has a variety of shops, a large active harbour, several good restaurants and a castle with beautiful grounds for walking, a golf course and a woodland cafe to relax. There is also a museum and an Arts Centre with a cinema and a large sports centre with an indoor pool.
Walking, cycling and fishing are popular with visitors.
Lewis is of Presbyterian tradition with a rich history and today the island still observes the Sabbath when shops, the sports centre and most garages are closed. Sunday is a peaceful day on the island. The Gaelic language, peat cutting and crofting are still important in Lewis.