In association with
Sykes Cottages
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

Don't miss outSave up to 20% on August 2022 holidays in our Summer Sale

1 of 12 View Larger Image
  • Shepherd's Hut - Scottish Highlands - 1051577 - photo 1

Shepherd's Hut

Scotstown near Strontian, Fort William, Isle of Skye & The Western Isles (Ref. 1051577)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Show on map


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

16 Customer Reviews

  • "We had our concerns about staying in a shepherd's hut in Scotland in February, but it was absolutely brilliant!"

    The hut is small (as expected) but practical and cozy. The location is lovely and quiet and it makes for a perfect base to explore the surrounding areas. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and we would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2022

  • "Perfect compact getaway spot in good proximity to lots of lovely walks in a very beautiful corner of Scotland."

    The owners, John and Janet, are very warm, welcoming and helpful. We had forgotten cooking oil and sugar but they were more than happy to help us out and also point us in the direction of some beautiful walks. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by GemmaOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in the Shepherd's Hut."

    The owners are very friendly even brought us eggs from their chickens roaming around. We did think at first that the hut was more isolated and not in the owners garden but this didn't spoil our stay. We would recommend this to our friends and family

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean, well equipped little "hut" in a fabulous part of the world."

    Its small but well designed spaces leave you wondering why you need anything larger back home! Internet and streamed TV worked well adding other options for the evening "chill" . Hosts Janet and John are lovely people keen to ensure we got the most out of our stay with local insights and advice. The hut is located in their garden but doesn't feel overlooked or crowded at all, and their tame chickens certainly aren't phased by visitors! Thoroughly enjoyable stay - Highly Recommended!

    Reviewed by RandalSep 2021

  • "What a great idea."

    Loved the Hut. Hosts were beyond superb. Couldn't do enough for us. The Hut just worked. Really well thought out. Had everything I needed in an absolute fantastic location. Thought I knew Scotland but this area is magnificent. Would gladly travel back.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2021

  • "We were made to feel very welcome by John and Janet."

    The Hut was luxuriously fitted out with everything you could possibly need or want. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with many great walks and things to see and do. We had a fantastic time and it was just exactly the tonic we needed after the last year and a bit.

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2021

  • "The hut is in a beautiful area and is very well equipped."

    Easily controllable underfloor heating is great. Bathroom has everything in with a good amount of hot water, which reheats quickly. Really comfy bed..the climb in is worth the extra storage space underneath. Soon learnt the art of the combi microwave oven. The outside hut is perfect for boots and outer clothing...we didn't need to heat it for drying clothes (luckily), but it was all there if needed. Janet and John are around and happy to help. Good places to eat down in the village from cafe to hotel restaurant. Hills to walk from the door. Not too far to beautiful coastline and views to the islands. A really good week's holiday.

    Reviewed by SarahMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time, the Shepherd's hut is small but perfectly formed."

    The owners were so nice made us feel very important and nothing was to much for them. Will love to go back perhaps at a different time of year to see the changes in the scenery. We were able to sit out side for lunch watching two Golden Eagles fly above us, and were treated to an early morning visit from a young stag. I would recommend this as a great place to do a lot of walking and photography.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2020

  • "Very cosy if you are prepared for shepherd's hut living probably better suited to younger couples due to height and design of bed."

    Very friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "'Shepherd's' hut?"

    Felt more like a Queen's hut! Was super clean, felt brand new and had everything you need - from a smart self-contained bathroom, combo oven, separate drying room and a great comfy bed. Hosts Janet and John were lovely, and around if needed help - they even bought a hairdryer after I suggested it might be useful! Had a fabulous star-gazing night right outside the hut. Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2020

  • "Had an amazing time!"

    Our hosts were so friendly and welcoming and really went above the expectations to give us an amazing stay. The shepards hut is lovely and cosy and so nicely decorated. Will be recommending to anyone who wants a Scottish getaway.

    Reviewed by KatherineSep 2020

  • "Had a great few days at the shepards hut place is spotless everything u need , owners very welcoming as are the locals , will definitely book again highly recommend it ."

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "The Shepherd's Hut is a perfect base for a couple to explore this part of the Highlands."

    It has everything you need, the bed is very comfortable and there is plenty of storage space. The owners are the friendliest people you could hope to meet, and generous too; they are part of our happy memories of this holiday. This is a great area for wildlife enthusiasts, without going to any great lengths (we didn't sit in a wildlife hide for hours or go on any wildlife tours), we saw a pod of dolphins and a pair of white-tailed sea eagles, and got a really good close up photo of a stag.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "What a fantastic week!"

    ! The shepherds hut is absolutely fabulous, fantastically equipped and spotlessly clean. Every home comfort you could possibly hope for. Idyllic location and truly wonderful, friendly owners who made us feel very welcome indeed. The area is something to behold with an abundance of wildlife on your doorstep. Can’t wait to stay again, we will be back for sure. A+ all round, including Johns jokes!!

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "It was just so relaxing,just what was needed at the right time, ..."

    It was just so relaxing,just what was needed at the right time, Fantastic views and friendly couple that own the hut, Excellent

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2020

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful few days in the Highlands, the accommodation was amazing, equipped to a very high standard, the owners were close at hand and gave us a warm welcome, the few across the Valley were spectacular, meeting a family of Red Deer on our first evening was fabulous."

    We will be visiting again

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

Show more


  • All ground-floor
  • Studio-style accommodation, with double bed, kitchen and dining area
  • Shower room with walk-in power shower, basin and WC
  • Electric underfloor heating and electric storage heater
  • Electric hob, microwave, fridge, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Parking available for a boat or trailer, please contact the owner to arrange prior to arrival
  • Outside lockable storage for drying wet shoes & outerwear
  • Garden area with bench seating
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Note: The hut is all one level, however there are 3 wooden steps up to the entrance
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.6 miles

The property

Strontian 1.5 miles.

Resting on the Ardnamurchan Peninsula and close to the bustling village of Strontian is this unique holiday home, the Shepherd's Hut.

This romantic bolthole is perfect for a couple seeking a tranquil getaway or a base in which to explore the western Highlands countryside and majestic lochs.

The interior of the hut has been perfectly designed for two people, boasting a refreshing ambience with a light and airy feel throughout, as well as all the essentials required for a self-catered stay.

The open-plan layout boasts a plush double bed, awaiting to be snuggled into after a long walk in the Highlands, as well as a compact kitchen, where you can rustle up some tasty snacks, to be enjoyed at the dining table.

Completing the interior, is a sleek shower room, containing a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

Head outdoors to take a moment to appreciate your beautiful location, by enjoying your morning cup of tea upon the bench seating.

The outdoor space also comes with off-road parking and small storage shed, so that you can keep your walking shoes and raincoats.

If you can bring yourself to leave this charming oasis, head to the nearby village of Strontian, a tiny inlet in the sea-loch, Loch Sunart, where you will find a selection of shops and pubs, a petrol station, a Post Office and a number of local hotels providing delicious dining menus.

From the village, guests can look forward to meandering paths leading up to the open moor and dropping down to the river valley, or explore the ancient woods with giant redwoods and filled with wild flowers and mosses.

Alternatively, walk alongside the shores of the loch, where you can easily spot otters and sea eagles, this is truly a wonderful spot to enjoy with your loved one.

Fishing is popular within the area, with nearby Glen Hurich you can go fishing on Loch Doilet or the Polloch River where there is salmon and sea trout run the river towards to lake.

Explore the Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve or spend some time at the Garbh Eilean Wildlife Hide, or keen walkers will be delighted the mountain peaks of Sgùrr Ghiubhsachain, Sgùrr Dhòmhnuill and Garbh Bheinn.

Ardnamurchan Point (Scottish Gaelic: Ard na Murchan, meaning "the hill of the great sea") is an isolated peninsula in Lochaber, just north of Corrachadh Mòr, and is the most westerly point on mainland Great Britain, where the Ardnamurchan Lighthouse is situated - Ardnamurchan Point lies at the western end of the Ardnamurchan peninsula and makes for the perfect day trip from the hut.

Further afield, you could enjoy day trips to Fort William, where the highest peak in Britain, Ben Nevis is awaiting to be explored.

Shepherd's Hut promises to be a refreshing break that you have been seeking.

View on map

About the location


Corran ferry 14 miles; Mull 20 miles; Glencoe 22 miles; Fort William 23 miles.

Strontian lies on the north shore of Loch Sunart and is the main village serving this sparsely populated but stunning area of the West Highlands of Scotland, generally referred to as the Ardnamurchan Peninsula. The area offers a relaxed pace of life typical of the Highlands with friendly and helpful people, quiet roads and spectacular scenery. Strontian boasts good local facilities with shops, pubs, a petrol station, Post Office and local hotels providing an excellent standard of cuisine. There is a real buzz about the village especially in the summer months and wonderful live music can be heard in the Sunart Centre where famous Scottish bands along with local musicians entertain on a grand scale. From Strontian you can drive the spectacular mountain road over the shoulder of Ben Resipole and down to lonely but beautiful Polloch, on the shores of inland Loch Shiel.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas