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Holiday Cottage Accommodation Near Torridon In Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands

Bedrooms 4
Separate WCs1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

House For 8 People, 4 Bedrooms

Ceol Na Mara is a well equipped holiday home that is suited to families and/or outdoor enthusiasts. It is comfortable, has a homely atmosphere, and has plenty of space to store outdoor equipment. It can sleep up to 8 people with the ground floor accommodation comprising of: a Lounge with a dining area and panoramic views over the loch through two large patio windows (dining area can be curtained off to make the lounge cosier on winter evenings); a large, well equipped kitchen, adjacent utility room with washing machine and drier, spacious modern bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath and a walk in shower ; double bedroom with views over the Loch, and a twin bedroom at the rear. Upstairs there are 2 well-proportioned bedrooms, each with wash hand basin and large wardrobes. One of the bedrooms has a king-size bed and the other is a family room with bunks for children and a double bed. There is a separate WC on landing and separate shower room with a bidet.

Heating in the lounge is by night storage heaters with convectors and the bedrooms and bathroom all have wall mounted convector heaters. The kitchen is heated by a modern timed oil heater. Additional heating facilities are available for cold winter nights.

The house is largely carpeted with modern kitchen and bathroom flooring, and there are plenty of books and maps, board games, a wide-screen TV, DVD player, radio and CD player. There is good Wi-Fi Internet access and a telephone for incoming calls.

Outside there is a terrace, ideal for sitting out on fine days, with a water slipway right from the house for those interested in water sports. Shieldaig is an ideal location for a range of outdoor activities, and the house has a purpose built shelter which accommodates a number of bikes that can be hung, as well as a drying area for wetsuits etc. An outside tap and hose allows for cleaning of outdoor kit.

Barbecue also available.

More Details

Neil Campbell
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 2018

About Neil Campbell

With our parents first taking us to Shieldaig in 1985 on a family camping holiday, we fell in love with the location and from then on we regularly visited. As a family of outdoor enthusiasts we still like to climb the local Munros, mountain bike the Torridon and Applecross tracks, kayak and swim around the island, and fish from the Loch. Downtime is easily spent either in or around the house or eating and drinking locally in the Shieldaig Coastal Bar, Nannys Cafe, Ben Damph Bar and any of the restaurants and cafes in Applecross, Torridon and Kinlochewe.

Neil Campbell purchased this house in 1999


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Shieldaig in Highland

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet
    Upstairs Shower Room - Shower Enclosure , Bidet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Downstairs Double Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
    Downstairs Twin Bedroom - 2 Single Bed
    Upstairs Double - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Upstairs Family Bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Full-size bunk beds
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Holiday Cottage Accommodation Near Torridon In Wester Ross, Scottish Highlands
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews

Spacious, wonderful views

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic part of the country to explore

  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
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  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
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Ceol na Mara, Shieldaig - a beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

Ceol na Mara is situated in the most beautiful spot imaginable. In front of the house is a small grassy area, where friendly sheep call by, and immediately beyond that is the loch, which is very peaceful and an unending source of enjoyment. We were lucky in having some brilliantly sunny days, which, it being mid-summer, meant that we had some spectacular sunsets until nearly midnight. In view of the house is Shieldaig Island, where there are nesting sea eagles which can sometimes be seen in the air, and which can be viewed in close-up with a boat trip taken from the other end of the village.

The village is small, pretty and friendly, with a shop, a pub and a place supplying local sea food. It is excellently placed for visiting many lovely places in the Highlands.

The house was just as described - comfortable, well-stocked and very clean.

We loved our stay there and will hope to go back.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Nicky, Thank you for taking time to write such a glowing review. I am sure it really helps our cause. I sincerely hope you make it back to Shieldaig in the near future. Kind regards Vicky
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Delightful lochside family house

  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to this lovely family house and we are already arranging our visit for next year! The house is in an idyllic location at the end of the village with the shores of the loch lapping at the foot of the garden. It's a well-appointed family house perfect for a large or family group, with a huge kitchen equipped with everything you would ever need when on holiday! Lots of decent pots, crockery and cutlery too, which is quite rare in a holiday cottage! The living room and dining room are spacious and comfy and have large picture windows looking out on to the loch. The bedrooms are big and comfy, with 3 of the 4 also having views over the loch. We've loved our two visits to the house....the surrounding area is a stunningly beautiful landscape and the house is a comfy and cosy base for our explorations of the area on foot. Our best recommendation to anyone looking for a base in a picturesque and peaceful part of the NW Scotland is that we are return customers! And we're already arranging next year!

Finally, the owners are very friendly, informative and helpful, although the house has been so perfect for us, that we've never actually needed their help with anything!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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great house in an awesome little village.

  • 5 of 5

great house in an awesome little village. those 3 days were the best part of our vacation.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
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Great cottage in Shieldaig

  • 4 of 5

Lovely lovely cottage right pn the shores of Loch Shieldaig. The most wonderful views from the windows. Sea eagles flying by, seals popping up frequently. Kept an eye out for otters-good otter country just in front of the house. Very comfortable accommodation. Plenty of room. Lovely terrace to sit on in aunny evenings.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
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Nearest Airport
74 Miles
Inverness (Dalcross)
Nearest Train
19 Miles
Car: necessary

Ceol Na Mara is situated at the north end of Shieldaig village close to the shore of Upper Loch Torridon in Wester Ross. The Gaelic name of the property is pronounced 'kyoll na mara' and means 'Music of the Sea'.

Shieldaig lies on the west coast of Scotland, some 68 miles west of Inverness, the Capital of the Scottish Highlands.

The house commands stunning views over the loch towards Shieldaig Island and, on clear days, the Western Isles can be seen.

The island is a home for herons and has also recently been visited by sea eagles which are now seen quite often in the area.

Otters frequently fish and play just off shore and when a fish is caught they sometimes bring it ashore to consume it – they can be literally just yards away. This activity can be watched in comfort from inside the house or, better still, from the lawn!

Pine Martens are occasionally spotted; one visits our neighbour’s bird table regularly.

Sitting on the terrace which runs across the whole frontage of the house sipping a drink and admiring an awesome sunset is an idyllic experience.

Shieldaig is situated amidst some of the most magnificent coastal and mountain scenery in the whole of the UK. Just a short distance further up the coast from Shieldaig are the Torridon Hills comprising well known peaks such as Beinn Alligin, Sgurr Mhor, Liathach and Beinn Eighe.

The area is very popular with hillwalkers and climbers and there are many walks of varying degrees of seriousness. Those who seek a real challenge and wish to bag a few Munros will certainly not be disappointed, whilst others who prefer something less ambitious will also find plenty of scope.

There are several linear walks in the Shieldaig and Torridon area, one of which starts from Inverbain on the Applecross coastal road and goes across country to Applecross itself.Another walk begins at the Beinn Alligin car park about 3 miles from the beginning of the road from Torridon to Diabaig and passes up Coire Mhic Nobuil and behind the mass of Liathach to re-join the main A896 road in Glen Torridon.

Other linear walks in the near vicinity take one from Glen Torridon through to Achnashellach in Glen Carron. 2 walks start from Annat, one going through to Coulags at the western end of Glen Carron. Many people prefer to start these walks from the Glen Carron end.

There is also an excellent walk which starts from Tullich (just to the east of Lochcarron) and goes over the Bealach a'Ghlas-chnoic and then down to join the A896 between Kishorn and Shieldaig.The main part of Shieldaig village itself is just a short walk down the road from the cottage and there is a very attractive main street which follows the shore of Loch Shieldaig. On one side of the street there is a pleasant grassed area giving access to the water's edge whilst on the other side is a row of white cottages.

At the far end of the village there is a slipway for launching boats - and there is a small slipway just in front of Ceol na Mara itself. Hence there are plenty of opportunities for sailing, kayaking, sea fishing, etc.

In the main street of the village just a few minutes' walk from Ceol na Mara is the Tigh an Eilean Hotel which has a restaurant and bar and is open to non-residents.Immediately to the south of Shieldaig is the Applecross peninsula around which it is possible to make a superb circular tour to visit the pretty little village of Applecross, taking in the Bealach na Ba (the Pass of the Cattle) and then returning to Shieldaig via the coast road through Cuaig, Arrina and Kenmore.

This trip takes in some truly magnificent Highland scenery, incorporating one of the highest roads in Britain which climbs from sea level to 2,053 feet at its summit. From the top there are spectacular views of the Cuillins on Skye.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Shieldaig, Scottish Highlands & Islands

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
26 Aug 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning, Laundry, Elect £100
Pet Fee £10

All bookings are normally taken on a Wednesday to Wednesday basis in order to accommodate our cleaning arrangements. However, this is not a rigid arrangement and can be adjusted by prior arrangement. This is especially the case over the Christmas and New Year period.
In the event of cancellation, payments other than the deposit will be refunded only if we are successful in re-letting your week(s).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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