About This Listing
A comfortable artist's 2 bedroom cottage in a spectacular village setting with panoramic views over Loch Shieldaig. Walking distance to the local shop, restaurant and bar. Ideal base for touring, walking, cycling, fishing and canoeing.
Easily managed with amazing views, the house is extremely comfortable for four guests. The lounge and kitchen are open planned. The lounge furniture can be easily rearrange to suit guest's needs and comfort. The central heating is powered by the multi-fuel stove but there are also electric wall heaters as an alternative or as back up if required.
Guests have access to a library of books both fiction and non fiction, plus guide books and a selection of maps. Also available is a collection of DVDs and board games. Internet access is also available.
Interaction with Guests
I look forward to feedback from guests as I will not be present/available during their stay
Shieldaig is ar the heart of the spectacular landscape of Torridon to the north and Lochcarron and Kyle of Lochalsh to the south. There is a wealth of spectacular walks, from gentle coastal trails to more challenging climbs to munro summits. 'Torridon Sea Tours' provided boat trips from the village pier with opportunities to view sea eagles, cruise Loch Torridon or visit the Hebridean Island of Rona. Seals and occasionally dolphins visit the bay. If you are lucky you may also see the otters that have a holt near the village pier. The Applecross peninsula is within easy traveling distance as is Loch Maree and Gairloch.
There is a regular mini-bus service to the rail station at Strathcarron, 17 miles south of Shieldaig.
Other Things to Note
Sea food is featured in the local restaurants and pubs.
Mobile phone signals can be extremely variable.
I ask that guests respect the property and contents. The property is not suitable for pets.
The property is also non smoking.
after 3 weeks Scotland, I just came home in Holland. The second week I stayed at your home. I had a fantastic week there. I felt very welcome and it was very easy for me to feel like being home. After walking the Peninsula for instance, I burned the fire, listened to one of your CD's (exact the music I like) and drank a glass of wine: fantastic. I also went a several times to the pub, just to drink a beer and have a little talk with some people. And then the view over the (email hidden)eat.
Hughes thanks for this ecperience I coul have. This was my first but surely not my last visit to Scotland.
Hugh is a rare gem. From our first contact he was helpful, warm and accommodating. He waxed enthusiastic about the local area and offered specific directions on how to find his cottage. He described his house so lovingly, including the multi-fuel stove and instructions on how to use it. He gave friendly tips on the village and things to do in the area. In general he is the ideal Host. We were just sorry that due to timing we were unable to meet! Gives us an excuse to come back another time. When we arrived for two nights, it was late and had begun to rain. We were tired from a long day driving and I, being the one who had been communicating with Hugh, knew this would be a haven and a retreat. We were so thrilled! What a perfect cosy house! Super comfortable beds, two contemporary and tastefully designed baths, and an utterly fabulous living/family room with the wood stove opening to a modest sized but brilliantly laid out cook's kitchen. Very well stocked, Hugh had left us a bottle of wine, cheese, and a long welcome note saying we should help ourselves to anything in the fridge, any of the cereals in the cabinet, and just generally made us feel like friends. Truly a generous soul. His note was the most warming thing for me on our entire journey. We enjoyed those two days immensely, as it proceeded to pour, then hail, and stormed the whole time we were there. We may not have explored much outside, but we were delighted with Hugh's book, movie and art collection. My daughter whipped up a few fabulous feasts in that homey kitchen, full of spices and many different kind of oils. This cottage is a hot ticket and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking for a spot to stay in this area! Loved it, thank you again, Hugh!!
This is a lovely wee cottage, perfectly situated with fantastic views. Hugh, in my opinion the photos that you have posted do not do the cottage full justice. Its such a beautiful location and the cottage is delightful, warm, cosy, clean and very well set up. We really appreciated the stove and enjoyed having cold, wet windy walks (the weather was terrible) and coming back to a real fire and a dram. We appreciated the bottle of wine that you left for us.
Thank you for the space and the trust in sharing it with us.
We had a wonderful stay at Hughs home. The house easily hosted four people and was very comfortable and cosy. Hughs home had a very homely and relaxed feel to it and the view from the living area window was amazing, we sat for long periods just looking out the window and sea eagle and seal spotting.
We are no strangers to the area so knew most of the surroundings. We have usually only camped the campsite which is only really ok for a couple of nights so decided to book a cottage so we could stay for longer and enjoy it better.
We did a Torridon sea tour, which is just amazing and so brilliantly hosted. The views of the hills are spectacular but wrap up warm.
I would also recommend taking a drive to Diabaig, the road is something else and the views on the way are breathtaking.
I would also encourage anyone to go to the Shieldaig bar and coastal kitchen for food/ drinks. The locals are very welcoming and inclusive in their banter. On a Friday night there is sometimes live music and the couple of times I've been its been one of the most entertaining nights ever.
I just love this part of Scotland and usually end up over there at least twice a year.
I will most definitely be back to Shieldaig and hopefully will stay at Hughs house regularly.
Thank you very much
Julie, Ben, Jen and David
comfortable, well equipped, lots of character and a great location
Hugh, thanks so much for a fabulous week long stay in Shieldaig your place in Shieldaig. It was so much more than you described and I would highly recommend it to others.
After being on the road for a couple of months I felt immediately at home, as it is incredibly comfortable and well appointed with beautiful artwork. Your welcome pack of supplies was much appreciated as were the fresh flowers. The comments on the local activities and eateries were also well very useful. The local community were very welcoming and the surrounding village markets fantastic.
The natural beauty of the area is just stunning and was well explored on my bicycle, on foot and in the car. The weather was sensational so it was a very busy time to make the most of being there, including a lovely evening cruise around Loch Torridon. It is truly a rugged, remote, spectacular part of the world.
Your communications were clear and timely and any questions answered promptly. The directions to the house were also very easy to understand.
I loved my stay in your place and I look forward to coming back again.
Hugh's cottage is much nicer in real life than the photos depict. It is incredibly welcoming immediately upon walking in the door. It's difficult to say much more as it really did feel perfect in every way. Suffice to say we felt at home immediately and throughout our 10 day say. Everything you can think of is provided right down to a good coffee grinder. Shieldaig is a wonderful village, we experienced kindness and warmth from all the locals we met and had a few fun evenings in the local pub in this way.
From start to finish dealing with Hugh was effortless and from our experience staying in his I cottage can only describe Hugh as a very thoughtful host who has put considerable effort into ensuring that guests have a great experience.
Not to be missed and will return next year.
Next door restaurant providing good wholesome meals with seafood a feature.
Tigh An Eilean is the local hotel, bar and bistro restaurant.
Experience breathtaking views of Loch Torridon or visit the Hebridean Island of Rona. Opportunity to view sea eagles, seals, dolphins, whales.
Good tracks for walking and cycling. Beautiful peaceful setting with fresh water fishing available.
Beautiful setting of this excellent hotel, restaurant and bar on the shores of Loch Torridon. Live music, real ales, guided walks, kayak touring, mountain bike hire, clay pigeon shooting, archery.
Excellent day's walking with some scrambling over the 'horns' - great scenery - red deer herds and golden eagles.
Classed a Corbett, just below Munro height, this is an excellent walk with dramatic, picturesque views of the Torridon Mountains and Loch Torridon.
Excellent facility offering sporting activities, gym, gallery space, cafe.
Yet another challenging mountain a great walk with fantastic views.
Spectacular climb with exposed walking over the pinnacles - epic views over loch Torridon out to the Hebridean Islands.
Exciting drive with spectacular views.
Fascinating revealing the real story of Applecross
Long day's walking and moderate climbing with spectacular views - herds of red deer, golden eagles.
Great pub with a fantastic and varied menu, seafood, venison etc.
Excellent range of fresh local shellfish served in this friendly restaurant with views of the Applecross mountains and overlooking the Isle of Skye.
Good food, craft shop and art gallery.
Excellent range of quality tartan, knitwear and tweed clothing, well worth a visit.
Magical gardens with a wide range of trees and plants plus a collection of quality sculptures.