"A great base to explore the surrounding area"

Highland traffic jam

Shieldaig traffic jam, Scottish highlands

"Fabulous get-together in our favourite place"

Shieldaig and Torridon mountains

Driving to Shieldaig on Applecross Peninsula, Scotland

"Such a beautiful location, worth the drive"

The road to Kinlochewe

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"It was a wrench to leave the house and beautiful Shieldaig"

Shieldaig in Spring

"An absolute must for any keen cyclist"

The UK’s steepest ascent road – Bealach Na Ba

Bealach na Ba, highest ascent road in the UK, near Shieldaig, Scottish highlands

"The surrounding countryside absolutely exceeded our expectations"

Native highland cow

Highland cow, NC500 route, holiday home Shieldaig

Essentials:

Self-catering highland house for rent

Elevated position overlooking sea loch

Secluded but not remote

Sleeps up to 10

1½ hours from Inverness

Travelling to Shieldaig

For such a remote area, travel to this part of Wester Ross is surprisingly easy.

Flights to Inverness, most with a daily service, from Heathrow, Gatwick, Luton, Manchester, Bristol, Birmingham, Jersey, Belfast and Dublin as well as Amsterdam and Geneva flying British AirwayseasyJet or Flybe. Car hire at the airport is readily available. 

An excellent alternative, if travelling from London, is the overnight Caledonian Sleeper which can be good value if booked in advance on ScotRail and, with their new state-of-the-art carriages, a luxurious way to travel.

Whether travelling to Shieldaig via Inverness on the East coast or Fort William on the beautiful West coast the scenery en-route is a spectacular way to begin a luxury self-catering holiday in the Scottish highlands.