Having read the latest reviews, what more can I add? All the superlatives have been used up, and rightly so. We too, have enjoyed the joys and wonders of the wildlife and of the spirit lifting scenery in which An Cos sits. Who needs a yoga retreat when you can wonder through calming woodland and hug an ancient tree or two? The weather last week was utterly amazing, not just because it was sunny, enhancing the beauty of the autumn colours, and mild, (swimming!) and fabulous sunsets, but because the forecast had been torrentially terrible. So: never believe the forecasts! This glorious part of the highlands has very special memories for us and An Cos is THE perfect house to facilitate your own adventures. Don’t change a thing.
In 20 years of holidays on the Scottish West coast this is the best place we have found. We have just booked for 2 weeks next year, I think that says it all.
My family and I enjoyed a week-long stay at An Cos – our first 3-generation family holiday – and what a wonderful place for it! An Cos is a beautifully furnished and equipped house in a stunning location and kept spotlessly clean by Fiona the lovely housekeeper. Shieldaig has much to offer for such a small village – delicious seafood meals at the Coastal Kitchen; lovely breakfasts and light lunches at Nanny’s; it’s own smokery; a well stocked village shop; Mya’s authentic Thai curries from the village hall and superb bread, pasties, quiches and preserves from Peter of Little Swallow Foods – his artist wife Lisa’s studio (‘Blue Roof Studio’) is also well worth a visit. The 1.75 mile walk along the peninsula via the well-made track running along the back of the house is another great local feature, with fantastic views on both sides across Loch Shieldaig and across Loch Torridon to the Torridon mountains – we did it 3 times during the week and enjoyed a family picnic on one of the well placed benches. As a wildlife…
An Cos is an extremely well appointed house with the most stunning views – ever changing – whatever the weather. The house is extremely well equipped, there was nothing we needed that wasn’t there, a good sized boot room a bonus and plenty of space for the 5 of us to spread out and 10 people would just as easily be accommodated. We loved being able to wander into Shieldaig and visit the pub, cafe and the shop was very handy and we always had a friendly welcome. There is plenty to do for all ages, tennis, loch swimming, fishing, kayaking, some fantastic walks and amazing scenery where ever you go to name just a few. We can highly recommend this property and hope to return some day.
Our family holiday was a great success. The house was perfect, Fiona was her usual kind self, and everyone enjoyed themselves; so much so that there was a unanimous vote that we should return. I would be most grateful if you would book us in again for next year. Thank you for our splendid holiday.
We had an awesome stay in your house…everyone loved it! It had just the right vibe and was so well equipped. It exceeded our expectations in every way. The weather was amazing as well. We even spent some nice time just relaxing and enjoying the house. The pub was awesome…we were in there quite a bit! The little store was so handy and had all the last minute essentials we needed. It was great to explore the Torridon region. I have nothing but good things to say!! Thanks again…it was definitely a highlight of our trip!
Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, with all the amenities needed, in a great location with views to match.
Who wouldn’t want to return to this beautiful laid out, well presented home in the most idyllic of settings. We were lucky to have returned for our second visit to Chrissy’s home, using it as a base to finish off some fantastic Munro bagging – it was a pleasure to return to the house where comfort and pleasure was aplenty. If you are looking for a house that has a luxurious look and feel with breathtaking views, along with doorstep outdoor activities this is the place to be. A big thank you goes out to Fiona for being as helpful as she was ,and to Chrissy for allowing us to hire her beautiful home once again.
Please don’t go to An Cos. You won’t enjoy the ever-changing views of the sea and the mountains. You’ll find the kitchen too well equipped and the sitting room too comfortable. You won’t appreciate the practical boot room, or the well-equipped utility room. You will find the beds too large and the bathrooms too smart and efficient. You really won’t like the steam room – much too hot and relaxing. Above all, don’t try and book it for the week that we want next year!