Beautiful countryside & gorgeous beaches…

You can explore the beautiful countryside and gorgeous beaches or enjoy the many activities available in the local area. Many people who visit do so to escape from it all, to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and to enjoy the peace and tranquillity and the truly spectacular views – it is an ideal spot for walkers, photographers, artists, wildlife watchers and all those who simply enjoy touring and seeing the different views which appear around almost every corner.

If the purpose of your visit to the highlands is to explore some of the famous North-Coast 500 then there is no better base for that than Shepherds Cottage! NC500:

We highly recommend guests visit the beautiful art gallery & painters studio in the nearby village of Achintrad.  The following website will give you an insight into the artist’s work:

For those who also like activities of a more energetic or sporting nature, there are ample opportunities for the following:

  • Sailing
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing (salmon and trout)
  • Deer stalking
  • Mountain biking
  • Walking / Hiking
  • Climbing
  • Golf

Lochcarron even has its own 9-hole golf course to which visitors are very welcome. 

Clubs are available for hire and the club house has its own ‘Tee Rooms’!


Shepherds Cottage is situated in a beautiful and peaceful location on the Lochcarron Estate, Ross-shire, Scotland.

It is less than a 2 hour drive away from Inverness Airport, with the Applecross Peninsula 45 minutes away, and 5 km away from the nearest resident neighbour.

There is a 1 km private track leading to Shepherds Cottage.  The track is kept in excellent condition and although a 4×4 vehicle might be preferable it is certainly not essential and access for regular cars is fine.


From Inverness

Take A9 towards Dingwall over Kessock Bridge. 1st roundabout take A835 towards Ullapool.

2nd roundabout continue on A835.

Just beyond Garve turn left on A832.

After 16 miles reach Achnasheen.  Then take one of the following 2 options (Option A is slightly shorter, but Option B is more scenic!)


Go Left on A890, becoming the A896 through Lochcarron to Kishorn.  Drive on through Kishorn (past the Seafood Bar).  Carry on for approx 6 miles (directly past the Applecross junction and on past the big White house in the trees).  Shepherds Cottage is on the right side of road down by the loch at end of track, just after Glasnock house. There is a sign at top of track saying ‘Glasnock house’, just go down the track and shepherds cottage is behind Glasnock at the very end, over the 2nd bridge.


Continue on A832 to Kinlochewe. Turn left on A896 past Torridon and Shieldaig.

Approx 8 miles south of Shieldaig you will see Shepherds Cottage down by the Loch on the left side of the road.   There is a sign at top of track saying ‘Glasnock house’, just go down the track and shepherds cottage is behind Glasnock at the very end, over the 2nd bridge.

There are now a number of cheap flights to Inverness from various regional airports. Trains from Inverness can be met at Strathcarron Station.

Local Attractions

North West Highlands Art – Providing local painting courses at nearby Brynaport.

Kishorn Seafood Bar – Local and extremely good seafood.

Loch Carron Golf Club – The nearby picturesque golf course.

Visit Highlands – The official highlands tourist board.

The Applecross Inn – Fabulous nearby pub – winner of Scotland Pub of the Year 2012 in the Good Pub Guide.





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