Broad Bay House

Back, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LQ



  • 5 Star Guest House
5 Star Guest House
From £200.00

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Luxury 5-Star Gold accommodation by the sea.

2024 will be our 18th season welcoming guests to our wonderful chain of islands, and we are delighted to be maintaining our reputation as one of the best places to stay in the Outer Hebrides. The only 5-star gold Bed and Breakfast / Guest House in the Outer Hebrides. Purpose designed and built as a spacious luxury guest house, Broad Bay House is equipped and decorated to a high quality contemporary style. Your home away from home.

What sets us apart...

The location itself is worth the 5-star gold rating, just a few miles north of Stornoway in a small working crofting community, and adjacent to a sweeping sandy beach with direct access from the house to the shore, with an outstanding coastal location and views. On a clear day, the Scottish highlands can be seen across the Minch. Ideally located for exploring both the Isle of Lewis and the Isle of Harris. 

Inside there are four spacious luxury en-suite bedrooms. All bedrooms are equipped with a flat screen Smart TV, a Bose Bluetooth speaker, DVD player and a Nespresso machine. Comfy Italian leather chairs provide space to relax and enjoy the outlook, and a step through the personal patio doors is a private decking area, with outdoor seating. If you need to work, each room has a desk, free Wi-Fi and USB sockets. 

A good night’s sleep is assured with luxury mattresses, fine Egyptian cotton bed-linen and goose-down duvets. Your hospitality cupboard contains a range of complimentary teas, cafetiere coffee, biscuits and fresh fruit. A mini fridge is provided for fresh milk. All our rooms at Broad Bay House are equipped to the highest of standards, with solid oak furniture, hair dryer, dressing gowns, complimentary slippers, a selection of local books & maps, torch, magnifying vanity mirror, magazines and Molton Brown toiletries.

Other guest facilities include a guest laundry and a guest library. We also have an EV charger for the exclusive use of our guests. The house is fully licensed, and has a wide ranging and interesting wine, gin and malt whisky list.

A highlight of the house is the large guest dining/lounge area, which has a vaulted ceiling and windows on three sides, providing lovely views of the coast and local wildlife, while a solid fuel stove makes life cosy when the weather demands. You will also find beautiful Harris Tweed accents throughout and a showcase of local original artwork.

Breakfast is a relaxed and leisurely affair where you can enjoy food freshly cooked to order whilst enjoying the view. There is an extensive continental menu to start, followed by a freshly cooked Scottish menu with many options. We also have an exclusive porridge menu.

We are pleased to offer our guests evening meal / sharing platters on 5 nights of the week. Please see our website for full details or give us a call. 

Please do check availability in our booking calander below, or do give us a call on 01851 820390 to discuss your dates and requirements. We look forward to hearing from you - you will love the Outer Hebrides!


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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Room 1 - Super king Double (or Twin)£200.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Room 2 - Super king Double (or Twin)£200.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Room 3 - King Size Double£200.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)
Room 4 - King Size Double, with sea view£200.00 per room per night (breakfast inc.)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Bar Available - Fully licensed bar
  • Breakfast Available - Our breakfast includes a large continental option with fruit, yogurt, croissants, homemade muffins and more. We offer a full cooked Scottish menu with plenty to choose from. We use top quality ingredients, locally sourced from artisan suppliers wherever possible.
  • Evening Meal Available - We are pleased to offer our guests a 3-course set evening meal 2 nights of the week and sharing platters on 3 nights of the week (excluding Monday & Friday)
  • Full Alcohol Drinks License
  • Patio/Beer Garden - Our guest lounge has raised decking on all three sides, overlooking our sandy bay.
  • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop - Our local shop, Post Office and Petrol station is a mile down the road.
  • Vegetarian


  • Drying Facilities - Guest laundry room (small charge)
  • Hairdryer Available
  • Heating Throughout Property
  • Indoor Drying Facility
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities on Complex - Guest laundry facilities (small charge)
  • Lounge - Our guest lounge is a stunning large room, with vaulted ceiling, oak flooring and amazing sea views from the windows all three sides. Sit outside for great sea views.
  • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove - In the cooler months our wood burning stove makes the guest lounge a cosy place to relax.
  • Shower - Room 1 has a wet room shower. Rooms 3 and 4 have a large walk-in shower. Room 2 has a freestanding cast iron bath (big enough for 2!) with a shower over the bath.
  • Tumble Dryer - Guest Laundry (small charge)
  • Washing Machine - Guest laundry (small charge)


  • Disabled Access - Room 1 is suitable for our less mobile guests. The whole house is on one level and wheelchair friendly - please call to chat about any special needs.
  • Internet Access - Free high speed WiFi throughout the house and bedrooms.
  • No Smoking Permitted
  • Picnic Area

Leisure Facilities

  • DVD Player - All bedrooms have a Home Cinema system for CD / DVD playing. We provide some local music in the room, plus a great selection of DVD's and CD's in the Guest Library.
  • Garden
  • Radio
  • TV In Room - Samsung flat screen TV in each room, with full range of Freeview channels
  • WiFi


  • Coastal Location - Just 60 feet from a sweeping sandy beach - direct access from the garden
  • Island Location
  • Remote Location
  • Rural Location
  • Sea/Loch View

Payment Methods

  • Bank Transfers Accepted
  • Cash
  • Debit Card
  • Mastercard
  • VISA Card

Special Requirements

  • Allergy Sufferers - We normally use goose down duvets and pillows, but can swap to synthetic if advised when booking
  • Business Travellers
  • Disabled Citizens
  • Dogs Welcome - We are dog friendly and can accommodate a well behaved dog in Room 1 or Room 2. £10 per dog per day. Please do not book Room 3 or Room 4 if you have a dog as we keep these guest rooms pet free. Dogs are not allowed in the guest lounge/dining room during breakfast or dinner service and we consider a well behaved dog to be one that can be left in your room during these times.
  • Single Travellers
  • Young People - 14 or over with adults


  • Bike Storage Available
  • Disabled Parking
  • EV Charging - See website for details
  • Free Parking On-Site
  • On Public Transport Route - Local buses stop at the end of the driveway, heading into Stornoway

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  • AccessibilityUnassisted wheelchair access Unassisted wheelchair access 2012
  • Green TourismGreen Tourism Silver Green Tourism Silver 2012
  • Welcome SchemesTaste our Best Taste our Best 2016
  • Other AwardsOuter Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now Outer Hebrides Tourism Member - Book Now 2020
  • Other AwardsPlatinum Listing Platinum Listing 2020

Opening Times

Open all year round (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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