How to Find Shepherds Cottage

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 4x4 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..

Everything in Shepherd’s cottage was spot on, decor was to such a high standard we felt immediately at home with all these lovely touches and mod-cons. The Neptune furniture and accessories fit in so well and make a stay in this special location even more enjoyable. Loved all the artwork – feels a bit like staying in some sort of gallery ;-) The kitchen is very well equipped, the mattress in the master bedroom was so comfortable and we enjoyed to relax in the evenings in the living room. We have seen your photo-book about the remodeling of Shepherds Cottage and know how much work has to be done to achieve these modern style in an “old shell”. You have done another perfect job and you are a wonderful host! Even the weather was almost perfect for this time of the year and we used the only fully rainy day as an excuse to enjoy a whole day in the cottage. Was a nice surprise to find out that the Lochcarron Spar shop has some delicious breads (including our favourite “wholemeal chia power”). Only downsides are that we had to leave and that we did not made it to your mom’s gallery – but perhaps next time…would happily return! With best wishes,

Gunter & Birgit (Oct 2017)