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Achmore Schoolhouse

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Achmore near Stornoway, The Outer Hebrides - Lewis Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lewis (10)
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  • great (8)
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  • beautiful (8)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful conversion of this locally significant B-Listed building provided our family of eight with a superb and very convenient base for a thoroughly enjoyable week in Lewis."

    Clean, well-equipped and spacious accommodation with all mod cons and a superb living area flooded with light and good views this is a gem of a property and fitted our requirements perfectly. Our hostess couldn’t have been more welcoming and hospitable and it’s just a five minute walk to get fresh eggs! Thanks very much! Richard

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2024

  • "Spacious, comfortable and very nicely presented accommodation in a great location for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by Sheena4.7May 2024

  • "It’s a brilliant property couldn’t be better."

    Màiri was a great host, very attentive.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2024

  • "Perfect location for exploring the Isle of Lewis."

    Amazing views from the Achmore Schoolhouse. We lucked out on the warm sunny weather. Spacious home with everything you need for a nice holiday. We loved coming back to it after a day exploring Lewis. We would definitely recommend and return. Thank You!

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Apr 2024

  • "The house was in a brilliant location, great for exploring Lewis and Harris."

    The house was lovely, we loved the open plan living room and kitchen, it was really nicely done and very social. I would definitely recommend the house but there were a few things which could be improved to make the house a stellar stay. I left a note of these for the owner so hopefully they are picked up on for future guests. There was also no information left on how to use appliances, or on the local area, which we found quite unusual.

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Jul 2023

  • "The Achmore old School is an ama,ing place!"

    The views are gorgeous and the house is so confortable. We had a lovely time at this place!

    Reviewed by Gabriela5.0May 2023

  • "Mairi the owner met us upon arrival and was very friendly and accommodating!"

    The property was absolutely beautiful and in a perfect location

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, amazing views with occasional eagle sightings from the cottage."

    Owner really helpful. Loved our time here. Restful place with comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really beautiful house, with wonderful views and in a great location."

    It was perfect and very comfortable for our two families, with lots of space, and we loved coming back to it after our days exploring Harris.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Achmore Schoolhouse is really wonderful and the perfect place to explore Lewis and Harris."

    We like it so much. Mairi, the owner, is a lovely host. We got a delicious Black pudding, fruits and cookies as a perfect welcome gift. The view from the windows in the kitchen is unbelievably pretty. We miss it!! We can only recommend the Achmore Schoolhouse. It was wonderful to be there!!

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic time here, and were warmly welcomed by the owner."

    The house is beautiful, really comfortable with great amenities and was spotlessly clean. Ideal location for visiting both Lewis & Harris. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is one of those places that how every many photos you take, until you sit at the dining room table and watch the weather roll across Lewis, you simply have no idea of the concept of beauty and space."

    Very nicely converted and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2022

  • "All very modern faciities throughout, very comfortable in every aspect, great layout re family gatherings, very easily found location, great communication with Mairi, probably exceeded our expectations, sadly the same could not said about the weather, but heyho great week enjoyed in exceptional location, WI-Fi good enough for any tasks."

    June 2022

    Neil Thomson CameronJun 2022

  • "Excellent well equipped holiday home."

    The family all enjoyed their stay and is was a perfect base for visiting the island. A lot of thought has obviously gone into making this a home.

    EllieJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Achmore Schoolhouse."

    The accommodation was even better than expected and it was a pleasure to return there after our days out exploring. We found it warm and comfortable and appointed to a high standard. It was great to be able to sit at the table and look across to the mountains - an ever changing view with the clouds moving across. The lovely owner greeted us on arrival and left us with some food items which was very kind. We found the location to be ideal for exploring Lewis and Harris as it is centrally placed. This was a bonus as we had underestimated the time it would take to reach and explore some areas. I would definitely book again.

    Ruth ParkerJun 2021

  • "Beautiful house with amazing views across to the Lewis and Harris hills."

    Very tastefully furnished and well-equipped. Everywhere had been cleaned thoroughly and sanitised with regard to Covid 19 regulations. Extremely welcoming host who ensured we had everything we needed. Situated not too far from the main north/south road which enabled access to all areas of Lewis and Harris. Wonderful holiday!

    JaneAug 2020

  • "Beautiful spacious house … very clean."

    Nice welcome from Mairi and thank you for the welcome gifts. Very good location for sight seeing around Lewis and Harris. Our only issues were the lack of blinds in the attic bedroom and (we had to be inventive with black bin bags) and the fridge was making a very strange noise and must need attention. I am sure that Mairi will address the two points I have mentioned. score ….9/10. would definitely recommend. LHH Response: We have reported the missing blind issue and the noisy fridge to the owner and she is going to get blinds fitted on the windows at the earliest opportunity. She was unaware of the noisy fridge and will have it seen to shortly. Thankyou for giving the useful feedback and glad you enjoyed yourselves!

    Alison ReillySep 2019

  • "Hi, We had a great time at the house."

    It was perfect though could do with a hook on the back of the main bathroom door to hang clothes, and a loo brush! This however is very minor, the house was beautiful, had a lovely view, was relaxing and had everything else we needed for a week long stay. It was very well situated to explore the whole Lewis and Harris. Thankyou.

    Sarah BettsJun 2019

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor single, 1 x family with king-size and single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Open-plan sitting and dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, hob, grill, microwave, fridge, drinks fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Secure garden with lawns, garden furniture and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10.1 miles, pub 10.5 miles
  • Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental
  • Note: Please bring own linen for travel cot
  • Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

The property

Stornoway 10.5 miles.

Achmore Schoolhouse is a holiday home in Achmore on the Isle of Lewis, close to the main Lewis to Harris road allowing guests easy access for exploring both islands during their stay.

Ideal for families, this beautifully converted schoolhouse offers spacious open-plan accommodation finished to a high standard.

On entering this light and airy property, visitors are greeted by a delightful sitting room with ample seating, a feature window seat ideal for curling up and enjoying the sublime views over lochs and hills, an attractive woodburning stove and a Smart TV.

The addition of a spacious dining area helps to create the perfect entertaining space for friends and family.

Enter the fabulous breakfast kitchen and you’ll be dying to don an apron and get cooking, using a selection of the fantastic ingredients available locally.

You can perch on the breakfast bar for a more casual meal setting or once you have prepared a delicious meal in the superbly fitted kitchen, you can sit around the dining table while you enjoy your food and catch up on the day’s adventures.

When bedtime calls, choose from any of the sumptuous bedrooms on offer from the wonderfully appointed king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room, a double or a single, all on the ground-floor.

Or for a touch of elegance, why not venture up the spiral staircase where a beautiful family suite awaits?

Comprising a large, open-plan room with a king-size and a single bed and a relaxing seating area, this is the ideal space for chilling out.

If the Scottish weather is kind to you then you can enjoy some family time alfresco in the secure gardens complete with garden furniture and there is a barbecue where you can enjoy summer evenings outside and soak up those stunning panoramic views.

There is something for everyone here from the infamous Callanish Stones and the visitor centre which are just a short but scenic drive away, to freshwater fishing on one of the nearby lochs.

There is also a working Harris Tweed Mill at Carloway, the Harris Gin distillery and a short drive away are beaches at Dalmore and Uig Sands.

To explore further afield there are ferries and boat trips from Tarbert and Stornoway and the delights of the Isle of Harris are less than an hour’s drive.

A short drive from the property are the ferry terminals which serve the islands of Lewis and Harris.

School’s out for the holidays with a visit to Achmore Schoolhouse where forever family memories are made.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Arnol 14.5 miles; Callanish Stones 16 miles.

Stornoway is the only town in the Outer Hebrides and is a bustling and growing area with a busy working harbour, a great selection of shops selling local gifts including Harris Tweed, leisure facilities and wonderful award-winning restaurants selling locally sourced food of the highest quality. Lewis is a place where the lilting Gaelic language is spoken everywhere! Visitors to the town will find plenty to keep them occupied, the magnificent Lews Castle Grounds and the iconic Lews Castle, many good museums and art galleries and also a smart golf course and clubhouse. The large, quiet sandy beaches are close by and provide visitors with wonderful views and the town itself forms a great base for a holiday exploring the unique islands that form the Outer Hebrides. On the north west side of Lewis you can visit the village of Arnol with its Blackhouse Museum, an unmissable visit for anyone wanting to understand the way of life that was once widespread in Lewis. Carloway Broch is nearby and is another fascinating landmark and incredibly well preserved. The Callanish Stones from the Neolithic are also well worth visiting. The whalebone arch and numerous Iron Age dwellings on stunning Bosta beach make for great days out. The friendliness of the local people will astound visitors to the islands and you cannot fail to be impressed with the genteel and contented pace of life you will encounter here.

Note: Though electricity is included in the rent, electric for charging cars is not included in the rental. Note: Please bear in mind that this property is located on an island and therefore only accessible by plane or ferry

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter