Local Area Information

The cottage is in Achmore, 9 miles from Stornoway, a 20 minute drive from the Stornoway ferry  terminal, 45 minutes from the ferry port at Tarbert (Harris) and 25 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 journey of around 45 minutes.

There is a pizza 'takeaway' just along the road 'THE CRUST', pizzas are freshly made, to order.

The stunning beaches and hills of Uig are a 45 minute drive.

A special trip is to visit St Kilda, trips leave from Harris, St Kilda Cruises, a long day but splendid sea stacks, and an interesting visit to the island.

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.