Pier Head Shieldaig - Torridon - Wester Ross
Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

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Pier Head - Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

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

Sleeps: 6

Price From: £950 p.w.

Christmas: £1600

New Year: £1600

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Pier Head, Shieldaig, Torridon - Wester Ross

Sleeps 6 - Wifi - Wood Burning Stove - Short Breaks - Sorry No Pets Allowed

Pier Head is situated in a fabulous sea front position in the picturesque village of Shieldaig, with views across Loch Shieldaig and towards Loch Torridon in the distance. Shieldaig has a good range of facilities for the visitor, and the property is ideally suited to those guests looking for a base to explore the west coast and the North Coast 500 route.

Beautifully presented throughout Pier Head is tastefully furnished with an eclectic mix of modern and traditional furniture. Split over two levels the main living area is open plan with the kitchen and dining area being one. This room also has seating overlooking the rear garden and a fabulous bay window with seating and views to the loch.

The well thought out kitchen with its island unit, has everything any aspiring cook will need, an electric oven and hob, a microwave, a huge American style fridge/freezer, a striking Esse Range cooker that can be used to cook on.  There is a great selection of crockery and utensils, and for storage there is a spacious larder under the stairs. To the rear, the dining area with its large table and church pew seating has views to the rear garden.   

Ideal for a large family or for a group of friends, the property also has a separate snug sitting room with a wood burner, TV & DVD. This room with its striking feature wallpaper has a large corner sofa and a bay window with views to the loch, an ideal place to sit and relax and reflect on the day’s adventures. Completing the facilities on the lower level is a beautiful wet room with a walk in shower and a utility/boot room with a washing machine.

Upstairs the property has three bedrooms, a master with a king size bed, and two twin rooms, the master and one of the twins have views to the loch and the other twin looks to the rear and Beinn Shieldaig.  This level also has a modern bathroom complete with a bath and shower with feature wall, and a separate ‘snug’ area with comfortable seating, a telescope for a bit of ‘star gazing’ and views to the loch.  There is an electric piano in the front twin room.

The village itself has a good range of facilities including a well stocked supermarket, the Coastal Kitchen bar and restaurant, Nanny’s Coffee Shop, and for those looking for a bit of an adventure boat trips are available with Torridon Sea Tours, or why not take a kayaking trip around the island with Shieldaig Outdoor Adventures.  This company also arranges other activities such as hill walking and archery.

With its location Pier Head makes an excellent base for a west coast holiday, and day trips can easily be made around the coast to Applecross, to Gairloch with its marvellous beaches or even over to the Isle of Skye, often referred to as the ‘misty isle’, it is famous for its scenery and landscapes which will take your breath away.

Guests with Children

Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under five years of age are not allowed, babies welcome, however no cot or high chair is available. At the time of booking we would be grateful if you could please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.

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  • Spacious open plan living area incorporating a sitting area, dining room and kitchen, bay window with seating with views to the loch, direct access to the exterior patio area and the enclosed garden.
  • Separate sitting room with large corner sofa, armchairs, wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player,  bluetooth speakers, bay window with views to the loch.
  • Kitchen, electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, american fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Esse range cooker and all the usual cooking equipment. 
  • Dining area with seating for six.
  • Wet room with walking in shower, wc, whb, heated towel rail.
  • Utility/boot room with washing machine.


  • Master bedroom with king size bed, views to the loch.
  • Twin bedroom with views to the loch.
  • Snug area with comfortable seating, telescope, views to the loch.
  • Bathroom, shower cubicle, bath, whb, wc, heated towel rail.
  • Twin bedroom overlooking the rear garden.

Included in the rent

  • Bed linen and towels.
  • Electricity and heating costs, under floor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs.
  • Fuel for the wood burner and Esse range cooker.

Other Facilities

  • Wifi internet access.
  • Indoor and outdoor drying area.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Hair dryer.
  • Selection of books.
  • Telescope.
  • Electric piano.
  • Enclosed rear garden, terrace with garden furniture.
  • Off road parking opposite the house.

Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £100.00 is required at the property.

Guests with Children

Due to various factors relating to safety at this property, children under five years of age are not allowed, babies welcome, however no cot or high chair is available. At the time of booking we would be grateful if you could please insert the ages of your children in the comments box on the booking form.

Best Features

  • Lochside property with views to Shieldaig Island and the sunset.

  • Village amenities within a short walk.

  • An excellent base for exploring the west coast and on the North Coast 500 route. 



Pier Head Reviews

The latest reviews of Pier Head...

Reviewed this property on 05/10/2022
And awarded it
Wonderful property, fully equipped that would easily accommodate six guests, although there were only two of us. Really warm and comfortable with a lovely space to sit and watch the loch.we did lots of home cooking and there wasn't a utensil we lacked! The views were superb, we saw eagles, seals and many other seabirds. The village shop was extremely well stocked and the Coastal bar really welcoming. Lots of local walks too! Only thing we felt it lacked was a wardrobe, so ended up hanging clothes on the back of all the bedroom doors ????.

Reviewed this property on 12/09/2022
And awarded it
This is the second time we have stayed at Pier head, the previous time was in September 2019, and we liked it so much we wanted to stay there again, but we weren't able to visit during 2020 or 2021 because of covid. Its in a fabulous location, right on the sea loch, with a beautifult view of Shieldaig Island, and excellent walking, rock climbing and kayaking all easily accessible.. Some of our team went swimming from the old pier in front of the house and were able to dash straight back in for hot showers. As a group with one couple and four friends, its good to have two twin bedrooms (many rentals only have double beds). We hope to return sometime!

Reviewed this property on 10/07/2022
And awarded it
Perfect in every way

Reviewed this property on 26/04/2022
And awarded it
What an amazing place! The house, the location, it's remote yes, but strikes a brilliant balance of being close to the village shops, restaurant, cafe and the rugged beauty of the north west Scotland. Local walks and hikes to the mountains are spectacular. The house is spacious for 6 people, big open plan kitchen/dinning area, all the utensils and kitchen accessories you will need. It's clean, comfortable, with amazing sunset views. I want to come back with my family there. A superb place to recharge your batteries.

Reviewed this property on 26/08/2021
And awarded it
This was our second time at Pier Head and that should tell you enough! The cottage itself is in a fantastic location with great views over the loch, (This year we were lucky enough to see dolphins), It's a great size easily accommodating six adults. Everything is finished to a very high standard and is spotlessly clean. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

Reviewed this property on 27/07/2021
And awarded it
Blessed by beautiful weather, it was so nice being back in Shieldaig. Swimming from the front door, climbing in the Torridon mountains, and cycling up and over the Bealach pass, It was just like doing our very own Celtman (but without the 3am start).!! Pie Head is such a comfortable and well kept house that it is a real pleasure to spend time relaxing with the family (as opposed to competing) there. This being our third visit I'm pretty sure we'll be coming back.

Reviewed this property on 06/07/2021
And awarded it
Beautiful location with a very well equipped, comfortable and well kept house. This was a second visit and we will book again if we go back to the sheildaig area.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2021
And awarded it
Fantastic property, good location, a bit of character but plenty of space and all mod cons. You need to walk for a phone signal but really good wifi, essentialn in the highlands. Really happy we booked this property and very happy with service from wilderness.

Reviewed this property on 29/07/2019
And awarded it
Pier Head was an old fisherman's house, really fine rebuilt from 2011 - 2016. It's very comfortable, good equipped and beautiful furnished with more than enough space for a party of six, with a terrace and two well situated bays, from where you have a great view over Loch Shieldaig, the isle and the minch (as well from two upper ground bedrooms). Shieldaig is a lively, but never crowded place, with a small shop, restaurant and a bar. If you are lucky, you can enjoy local life music there. You will also find a lot of good walks from easy to tough grade in the area. Booking kajak- or boattrip is possible. Highly recommended!

Reviewed this property on 17/10/2018
And awarded it
Fantastic accommodation with modern facilities. Even had what we needed during a power failure in the town. Perfect.

Reviewed this property on 17/06/2018
And awarded it
We were so lucky to find Sheildaig, the perfect Scottish lochside village and of course to have Pier Head recommended by Wilderness Cottages - the ideal house with all comforts in a perfect situation. This accommodated our family of three adults and two children. Being close to the shop/pub and an excellent cafe was very convenient.

Reviewed this property on 02/06/2018
And awarded it
An extremely comfortable and clean cottage in an excellent position. The views to Sheildaig Island are fantastic and we were lucky enough to have some stunning sunsets whilst we were there.

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