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Cairn Shiel

Bungalow | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Cairn Shiel is a "Visit Scotland" 4 Star graded, modern bungalow which stands in a private and prime location with uninterrupted views and within the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve, which is renowned for its variety of wildlife, magnificent scenery and mountain trails; an ideal base for touring the North West Highlands.

This beautiful and cosy bungalow displays sweeping views through large picture windows, including two of Scotland's greatest mountains; Slioch and Beinn Eighe and is just a short distance from Torridon and Loch Maree.

Pine Martens visit the house regularly (especially if you feed them!) and deer and eagles are often seen.

The house is a short distance from the numerous sandy beaches and bays around Gairloch, Red Point and Torridon.

This is a perfect location for wildlife including trips to see whales, Basking Sharks, Seals, walking/climbing, touring, and enjoying the magnificent scenery. Other quality cottages by the sea, near Gairloch.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Inverness 100 km, Nearest railway: Achnasheen 15 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, Private fishing lake or river
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

The property has double glazing through out. Storage heating, tumble drier, filter coffee maker and satellite TV are also supplied. The property also has a bath, electric shower as well as separate washroom with WC and hand basin.

Internet access for a small charge

Further details outdoors

Cairn Shiel faces onto the mountain of Beinn Eighe, and there is a track beside the house that leads up to the mountain. Magnificent views from various points along the way. Wildlife lovers will be enchanted by our visitng pine martens which come most evenings if food is put out for them.

The Scottish Highlands region

The Scottish Highlands include the rugged and mountainous regions of Scotland north and west of the Highland Boundary Fault. The Highlands are popularly described as one of the most scenic regions of Europe. The area is generally sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region.


Kinlochewe is a small village near Loch Maree and Torridon in northwest Scotland.

Fishermen will be pleased to hear that there is a choice of salmon, sea trout, brown trout, pike, and sea fishing. You can also take falconry courses, or go and visit the deer museum after some deerstalking! For the adventurous, there are plenty of opportunities for climbing, kayaking, pony trekking, whale-watching trips or even boat trips to view Viking graves on Loch Maree or the puffin colony on the Shiant Islands. Alternatively visit the famous Inverewe Gardens.

Shopping and petrol are available in Kinlochewe Village, approx. half a mile.The Kinlochewe Hotel is open most of the year, providing bar meals etc. There are also 2 tearooms in the village.

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Review 1-4 of 4

22 Jul 2013


"Wonderful highland Gem"

Cairn Shiel is in a beautiful location overlooking Ben Eighe mountain in the national park. The cottage is well equipped and very clean & spacious accommodation. The highlight of our trip was of cours… More

1 Oct 2012


"Fantastic, you must go there!"

The location of this bungalow is absolutely stunning. Waking up with Beinn Eighe mountain out of your bedroom and lounge window every morning is a view to die for. You are right in the national nature… More

23 Sep 2012


"Fantastic home from home"

Cairn Shiel is an immaculate tastefully decorated comfortable home. It did not feel like a holiday home at all. The kitchen had everything we needed, dishwasher was a godsend. The weather was terrible but it didn't spoil our holiday and I wish I could have packed the view from the bedroom and sitting room windows, it is breathtaking. Never saw the Pinemarten but it did eat all the food! Would like to go back in fine weather and enjoy sitting out to enjoy the birds and that view.

23 Nov 2011


"Lovely - and possibly the only self-catering cottage inside Beinn Eighe national park"

As a mountaineer i can honestly say if i could buy a cottage in any location Torridon's Ciarn Sheil would be it. Beinn Eighe is basically in the backgarden, with Liathach & Beinn Alligin five minutes drive down the road.

If you head in the other direction you come (via the lovely cosy climber's pub at Kinlochewe Hotel within easy walking distance!) to the base of Slioch... what more could you want?

Actually if the answer to that is comfortable accommodation with some resident pine martens and an accesible selection of non-challenging but still stunning walks (in case your muscles need a chance to recover between Munroes) then stay here - you will not regret anything but leaving!

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  • 7 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:24 Apr 2014

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