Shellach Cottage Lochcarron, Wester Ross
Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

About Shellach Cottage

Shellach Cottage - Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

Location: Lochcarron, Wester Ross - Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

Sleeps: 4

Price From: £595 p.w.

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Shellach Cottage, Lochcarron

Sleeps 4 - Wifi - Wood Burner - One Pet Welcome

Shellach Cottage is a charming property, situated in a quiet position in the pretty village of Lochcarron. Traditionally furnished throughout, the property offers a perfect base for exploring the west coast and the Isle of Skye, or simply relaxing and enjoying the facilities of the village which are just a short distance away.

The property has a traditional cottage layout inside with the sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor, and the two bedrooms, a double and a twin on the upper. 

The sitting room has comfortable seating and an open fire for those colder nights. The kitchen is equipped with all the usual appliances and the dining room has a dining table, wood burner and seating for four.

The bathroom has a bath with shower over and this completes the accommodation on this level.

On the upper level both bedrooms have traditional coombed ceilings and enjoy views to the sea. To the rear of the property the garden has furniture and is an ideal place to sit and relax after a day exploring.

Lochcarron itself has everything that the visitor needs for their stay. A well stocked supermarket, a butchers shop, a petrol station and a few restaurants including the Lochcarron Hotel.

Further afield at Attadale you will find the Carron Pottery and the Attadale Gardens, and for the more adventurous a drive over the Bealach na Ba to the village of Applecross is well worth the trip. The pass offers some of the best scenery in the area and the renowned Applecross Inn always serves the best of the days catch. 

Applecross is without doubt one of the most remote and beautiful wilderness areas on the west coast of Scotland. The Gaelic name for Applecross is “a Chomraich” which means “The Sanctuary”. You will realise after arriving why it was given this name.

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  • Sitting room with open fire, comfortable sofas & chairs, Freeview TV, DVD, CD, video, radio, iPod dock.
  • Dining room, wood burner, dining table with seating for four.
  • Kitchen, built in oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer and all the usual kitchen equipment.
  • Bathroom, bath with shower over, wc, whb, heated towel rail.


  • Double bedroom with sea views.
  • Twin bedroom with sea views.

Included in the rent

  • All bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity.
  • Oil central heating to ground floor.

Other Facilities

  • Indoor & outdoor drying areas.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • WiFi.
  • High chair, but please note, no travel cot is available.
  • Garden with furniture.
  • Off road parking for one car.

Pets Welcome

A maximum of one pet is welcome at the property, there is a £15.00 pet fee per week.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at the property.

Best Features

  • Traditional property with sea views.
  • Village facilties located just a short distance away.
  • An excellent base for exploring the West Coast and the Isle of Skye.


STL NO - FS-CASE-550078988    EPC Rating: G

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Shellach Cottage Reviews

The latest reviews of Shellach Cottage...

Reviewed this property on 06/06/2024
And awarded it
A lovely traditional cottage of great character in a quiet location on the outskirts of Lochcarron but only a few minutes from the amenities of the village. The cottage itself was very well equipped and spotlessly clean. Highly recommended.

Reviewed this property on 17/05/2024
And awarded it
We really enjoyed staying at Shellach Cottage situated in a very beautiful part of Scotland. The cottage is well equipped and Lochcarron has good amenities.

Reviewed this property on 19/09/2023
And awarded it
2nd time we have stayed here. Location is brilliant just outside Lochcarron so easy walking distance to the shop and cafe/eateries. Property has everything we needed, very comfortable. Even saw a deer in the garden. Would recommend staying here. Only negative was the mattress which could do with changing, but no other fault at all.

Reviewed this property on 01/09/2023
And awarded it
Enjoyable week staying in a lovely old cottage. Views to the front are beautiful overlooking Loch Carron (and the occasional dear). 15 minute walk to the village with a selection of cafes and restaurants. The cottage itself is oldy-worldy with a few quirks but everything you need is there.

Reviewed this property on 07/08/2023
And awarded it
Shellach cottage is a lovely house in a great location and we very much enjoyed staying here. It's very comfortable, well equipped and well maintained.

Reviewed this property on 20/06/2023
And awarded it
Shellach Cottage is well equipped, homely and comfortable. Lochcarron itself is an extremely pleasant village with a good range of local facilities in comparison with much of the Highlands so it makes a very good base to stay in, offering opportunities for both serious walkers with transport and less energetic visitors who can walk from the cottage or after a very short drive. Plockton, Sheildaig and Applecross all offer scenic (and in Applecross's case dramatic) outings and Skye is also in easy reach within an hour by car. We enjoyed a wonderful holiday at Shellach, and when we had one random glitch we found the local caretaker and the owner to be very helpful and proactive. We recommend the cottage unreservedly.

Reviewed this property on 11/05/2023
And awarded it
What a lovely setting and a lovely cottage. Everything you would or could need its a home from home. A welcoming stack of tummels and milk in the fridge. It was warm so I didn't need to light either the fire or log burner. There were instructions about all the utilities. Location over the Loch. When we arrived there were deer in the garden. So many birds and wildlife around. Very quiet, peaceful and a time to rest. I had never been to the Highlands before, I will definitely be coming back. The village is a short walk away with two petrol stations, a spar, a couple of eateries Lochcarron Hotel open all day lovely scones and coffee, waterside cafe also has nice food. Rock villa and Butchers not open all the time booking is needed for the Bistro. Plockton is a lovely village, you can go by train or drive there are boat trips with Calum to see the seals. . Kishorn has a lovely seafood bar. The roads are narrow and there are passing places.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2021
And awarded it
Shellach Cottage was a great base to come back to after a days walking. It was a perfect size for the two of us. The kitchen was really well equipped and had everything we needed. The location was also good, a 15 minute walk into the village and Lochcarron itself perfect for exploring all Wester Ross has to offer. The cottage was cosy - we didn't need to light the fire - and comfortable. We will be back to stay again.

Reviewed this property on 12/08/2021
And awarded it
A quaint cottage, ideal for a couple. Great views and access to awesome parts of Scotland.

Reviewed this property on 14/09/2020
And awarded it
A lovely, warm and welcoming cottage which was a fantastic base for the week in our favourite area in Wester Ross. Just the dog and I on one of our walking holidays, our accommodation was very comfortable and clean, with local amenities close by. We will definitely be back for another stay.

Reviewed this property on 22/10/2019
And awarded it
Very enjoyable stay at Shellach, weather was nice, very comfortable cottage, enjoyed my evenings reading and chilling out beside the log fire in the lounge. Nice food at Bistro and at the Lochcarron Hotel. The natives were very friendly too. Will book this cottage again for my annual pilgrimage to Lochcarron

Reviewed this property on 23/05/2019
And awarded it
Fantastic location. Lovely cottage. Shellach Cottage is an ideal base for exploring this corner of the Scottish Highlands with the Isle of Skye less than an hour away by car. It was clean and airy and the perfect place to unwind and relax for our first holiday of the year. I would highly recommend it. Our two Cocker Spaniels thought they were in seventh heaven running and playing along the lochside which is just across the road from the cottage. Our 'only' criticism, and it is a very small one, was that the property was cold when we arrived. No heating had been set for when we took over the cottage at 4:00 pm. And although there were logs and coal for the fires no matches or lighter was available to light them. Despite the warm weather during the day, this part of the country cools down very quickly in the evenings in April.

Reviewed this property on 03/07/2018
And awarded it
Lovely cottage with everything you would need lovely views over Lochcarron would recommend to all...

Reviewed this property on 07/10/2017
And awarded it
Shellac is a very well equipped and well presented cottage - it was very clean when we arrived. There is plenty of information in the cottage about the Highlands and a number of maps which was very helpful. A very comfortable holiday cottage and Lochcarron is a great base from which to explore this beautiful and breathtaking area.

Reviewed this property on 25/08/2017
And awarded it
Lovely little cottage. On a quiet road on the edge of Lochcarron village. The village has two useful shops, a cafe with takeaway and a petrol garage. Cottage has all mod cons and the real fire is a bonus. (Don't book it for the garden). Loads of good walks in the area. We'll stay again!

Reviewed this property on 08/06/2017
And awarded it
The cottage was clean neat and tidy and everything was as it should be for a quiet peaceful holiday

Reviewed this property on 05/06/2017
And awarded it
We had a very enjoyable one week stay at Shellach Cottage in May. Great location for touring and exploring the surrounding west coast scenery. Lovely views across Loch Carron from the cottage. Adequate sized, cosy rooms and well equipped kitchen. Owner was responsive in getting minor maintenance problem attended to quickly.

Reviewed this property on 22/06/2016
And awarded it
The cottage was lovely and had everything needed for a very comfortable stay. The only negative comments I have are regarding the garden. It is not secure and straight onto a very busy road due to being on the North 500 run circuit. It meant walking the dogs around with their leads on. Also there was a stream running through the back which took up a lot of the garden and I could not use the washing line as it was up a steep bank. Apart from that it was a wonderful location.

Wilderness Cottages Replied...

Dear Mrs Drew, Thank you for your feedback and review. Just to confirm Shellach Cottage is located on Church Street in Lochcarron, a quiet road which leads eventually to a dead end at Ardaneaskan. The North Coast 500 route does pass through Lochcarron, however this road is not part of the route.

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