Westend in Achmore, Isle of Lewis is open for visitors for the 2024 season. We are delighted to be welcoming visitors to the Isle of Lewis and Harris. The beaches are extensive, deserted and breath taking, the sea is aquamarine, ever changing and mesmerising. Come to the Outer Hebrides, breath the fresh air and have the freedom to roam. Don't forget to bag a ferry booking, them make your way to the Outer Hebrides. 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 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. Maggie 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 the Isle of Harris are reguarly voted among the most beautiful beaches in the world. And the best is, they are only a short drive away...


Westend Achmore is an ideal overnight stop for cyclists on the Hebridean way between Tarbert and Callanish. offering bike racks, kitchen 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.