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Shepherd's Hut

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

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
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9 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Higton

    “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.

    - Mrs Higton, October 2020

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.


  • 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

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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

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