Magaidh and Hamish at Westend Achmore are delighted to be welcoming visitors experiencing the breath taking beauty of the Isle of Lewis and Harris in 2024. The beaches are extensive, deserted and breath taking, the sea is aquamarine, ever changing and mesmerising. Come to the Outer Hebrides, breath the clean air and have the freedom to roam. Don't forget to bag a ferry booking early. Great food, amazing archaeology and fascinating ancient Gaelic culture with previous generations living close to the land and its ways. Come talk to a crofter, a weaver or a fisherman. Bidh fàilte oirbh.

Centrally Located

Westend is centrally located in the Isle of Lews and is only a 30 minute to the famous Isle of Harris. This is an ideal overnight stop for cyclists on the Hebridean Way between Tarbert and Callanish. Also for walkers on the Hebridean Way between Laxay and Stornoway. By car Westend is nine miles from the port of Stornoway and nine miles from the enigmatic Callanish Stones. An hour’s drive will take you to the Butt of Lewis, the amazing beaches at Reef and Ardroil in Uig and the Iron Age house at Bosta, Great Bernera. The Iron Age broch and the Gearrannan Thatched House village are a short drive away. Westend is in a crofting township looking out over the majestic hills of Harris, a vista of stunning moorland and sparkling trout lochs. Magaidh and Hamish look forward to welcoming you at Westend.


Pick one of our cosy rooms for your stay with us.

moorland double room


Sleeps 2

cyclists rest twin room

Cyclists Rest

Sleeps 2

village double/family room
newly built in 2019

Double Room

Sleeps 2

croft twin room
newly built in 2019

Twin Room

Sleeps 2



The beautiful beaches on the Isle of Lewis and Isle of Harris are regularly voted among the most beautiful beaches in the world. They are only a short drive away. If you are a keen walker there are many moorland and coastal walks to choose from. There are sea life spotting trips and many outdoor pursuits to choose from. The area is popular for trout fishing with a myriad of fresh water lochs to chose from, or perhaps a day permit on the nearby salmon rivers.


Westend Achmore is an ideal overnight stop for cyclists on the Hebridean Way between Tarbert and Callanish going North, or Ness to Tarbert going South. We provide bike racks, kitchenette, and drying facilities. Also for walkers on the Hebridean Way, Westend is 100 metres off the path going through Achmore, on the Laxay to Stornoway section of the walk. A Pop up Tea Stop will be available at Westend between 12-4pm from May to September.


Westend in a stunning vista of moorland, overlooking sparkling lochs and a cracking view of the Harris and Uig hills


Magaidh is a native Gaelic speaker from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland a tour guide, researcher and Bed and Breakfast host. Hamish hung up his sea boots and dropped anchor in Achmore. He worked on fishery protection vessels of Labrador and in South Georgia.

Maggie is a treasure trove of Gàidhlig culture. Take time to chat and you will get a feel for crofting and island living. Great location to see all that Lewis has to offer.

Eat: the Keystore at Lochs Services is 5 miles east of Westend, Crust Like That Pizza is 3 miles east of Westend. We can provide a meal for walkers and cyclists with 48 hours notice. Do let us know about any special dietery requirements at time of booking.

Explore: the craft shops in the village and stretch your legs on the moorland walks. Island Darkroom, Matheson Croft and PQA Harris Tweed Handmade Crafts are all nearby.

Experience: the fragrant air and extensive mountain and moorland vista under the big big skies.