Glen Shiel is a
glen in theNorthwest Highlands of Scotland.
The glen runs approximately 9 miles from south-east to north-west,
from the Cluanie Inn (216 metres) at the western end of Loch Cluanie
and the start of Glenmoriston to sea level at the village of Shiel
Bridge and Loch Duich. The northern side of the glen lies within
the Kintail and Morvich estate owned by the National Trust for
The A87 Road to the Isles runs the full length of the glen, reaching
a high point of 271 metres two miles west of the Cluanie Inn. The
remnants of the military road connecting Fort Augustus to the
Bernera barracks in Glenelg built between 1750 and 1784 by William
Caulfeild, the successor to General Wade, can be seen a quarter of a
mile west of the Cluanie Inn.
The North Glen Shiel ridge that forms the northern side of the glen
consists of the Five Sisters of Kintail (Sgùrr na Ciste Duibhe,
Sgùrr na Càrnach, Sgùrr Fhuaran, Sgùrr nan Spàinteach and Sgùrr nan
Saighead) in the lower part of the glen, and Sàileag, Sgùrr a'
Bhealaich Dheirg and Aonach Meadhoin in the upper part.
Woodlands has often been called 'The Tardis' because its exterior
belies the huge interior. Its size and layout accommodates large
groups with ease. It is warm, spacious and extremely comfortable.
Standing in half an acre of land, there is ample parking space for
multiple cars - even a boat! The large well-equipped kitchen with
long dining table is a big hit with guests.
With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, a huge lounge (6m x 6m) and a
kitchen that houses a twelve-seater table, twelve people fit
comfortably in the house. There is also a small 'snug' with views of
the FiveSisters. Outside there is a timber garage that houses a pool
table and dart board. Please note that this is a very, very basic
With 22 Munros in the area, countless mid and low level walks from
lochside to forest and everything in between, Woodlands is a haven
for walkers. Its position in relation to the rest of the Highlands
and Islands also make it an ideal base for the tourer. However,
there is so much to see and do in the area you might not have time
to go too far afield.
mountain views visible from most of the rooms of Woodlands are are
ever-changing. Colours, light and atmospheric conditions alter from
minute to minute creating beautiful vistas from moody and misty to
bright and colourful, glistening in the unique Scottish
light. Please note, the nearby loch is not visible from the house.
Saraig us a delightful, lochside, 3 bedroomed, 2 bathroomed, 100
year old forester's cottage with amazing views of mountains, loch
amid some of the most spectacular scenery in Scotland, this lovely
holiday home is fantastic for hillwalkers, ramblers, tourers and
There is so much to do in the area, a week isn't nearly long enough.
sleeps 6 - 3 bedrooms - 2 bathrooms - lounge - dining room - well
equipped kitchen - utility room - ample parking - free WiFi - log
burning stove - TV - DVD player - Bed linen included - Heating and
Saraig is an ex-forester's cottage which was built 100 years ago
when Ratagan Forest was planted. It is surprisingly large and
spacious yet manages to be cosy and welcoming with a wood-burning
stove at its heart. Despite having the comforts of modern living, it
still retains an air of history. Standing at the front gate on a
windy night with the choppy waters of the loch lit up in the
moonlight and the forest rustling behind, it is easy to imagine
oneself in a bygone era.
Be the 1st Guest House/B&B to appear in