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..

A real 'get away from it all' stay... We arrived at the cottage on Christmas Eve. The scenery on the drive up and surrounding area is amazing and the cottage is tucked away in a remote area. The directions were spot on and we found the cottage in amongst the snow covered hills and sheep! We had a 'one man and his dog' display one morning as the shepherd took the sheep uphill. The cottage has everything you could wish for and more. The log pile is well stocked for the fire which we had on every day. We had a laugh on boxing day when the pipes froze and we couldn't get any water! We were brought fresh supplies and it only lasted for a day. There's lots of good walks and lovely villages to drive to and eat out. Kishorn Kitchen will deliver freshly made meals that you can put straight in the freezer if you don't fancy cooking. Definitely try the coriander chicken (which I've managed to get the recipe for!). It's a real home from home with lovely touches and high end finishes. A great place to relax, unwind and kick back.

Karen (Christmas 2014)