Remote budget cottages in the highlands

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This warm and inviting holiday cottage in spectacular Glenshiel is in an amazing location and is ideal for a walking holiday or for exploring the highlands of Scotland. Costing only £75 per person, per week off season through to £105 per person per week peak season, Woodlands is cheaper even than youth hostels. Despite its low tariff, it is a lovely cottage which is both spacious and comfortable.

Glenshiel has 21 Munros so is a perfect base for walkers and climbers - the Five Sisters of Kintail and Saddle are accessed directly from the house. Other mountain ranges reachable from Woodlands are The Cuillin Hills, Ben Nevis range, Glen Affric, Glenelg and Knoydart. In addition Glencoe and Torridon are about two hours away. For the less energetic there is a myriad of mid and low level walks - ramble through forests and isolated glens, wander alongside tumbling burns and inland lochs or explore the miles of coastline the North West is famous for.

Being on the A87, the cottage is well-placed for exploring much of the highlands and islands. The peace and tranquility of this part of Scotland is unsurpassed. You can visit Applecross, cruise along Loch Ness, explore the glorious beaches at Glenelg and Plockton or go over the sea to Skye. Other nearby attractions include Eilean Donan Castle (perhaps the most photographed of all Scottish castles), the cascading waters of the Falls of Glomach, the Iron Age Brochs of Glenelg and, of course, the abundance of wildlife the area has to offer. Golden eagles, pine martens, seals, porpoises, otters, wild goats and red deer have all been spotted in the vicinity. There was even a whale in nearby Loch Duich once! Take a seal trip, sail in a glass bottomed boat, go boating, pony trekking, mackerel fishing or just relax in the house and enjoy the mountainous views.

Finally, the cottage is perfect for two-family holidays or large family get-togethers. It is spacious, warm, comfortable and very popular with children.

  • Sleeps - 10
  • Bedrooms - 5 (2 doubles, 3 twin)
  • Bathrooms - 4
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Washer/dryer
  • Oven and microwave
  • Open fire
  • TV/video and CD
  • Football table
  • Pool table in outbuilding
  • Games, videos, DVDs and books
  • Pets are welcome
  • Perfect for a large family get-together
  • Budget accommodation
  • Inverness airport is approx 75 miles
  • Shop - Kintail Crafts 1 mile
  • Bar/restaurant - half a mile
  • Spectacular setting
  • Walking from the doorstep
  • 21 Munros in Glenshiel
  • Seal trips
  • Fishing
  • Pony trekking
  • Eilean Donan Castle
  • Abundant bird and wildlife


Woodlands enjoys the best of both worlds being in a remote location yet having a shop and take-away, plus a bar and restaurant all within walking distance.

Woodlands is a warm, centrally-heated house that has 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite), 3 twin bedrooms (1 en-suite), plus a family bathroom and an additional shower room/WC, accommodating ten guests. The lounge is huge and the kitchen/dining room is also very big. There is bedding, dining seats and kitchen equipment for 10 (please note - I don't supply towels).

The house stands in half an acre of fenced land on which there is parking for at least 6 cars. Other extras include a drying cupboard and a travel cot.


By train:
there is the spectacular train journey from Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh - featured as one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World.

By road:
Woodlands is on the A87 to Skye at Shiel Bridge. Buses from Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Skye all stop at Shiel Bridge

What's included:

Towels are not included but linen is. Also, electricity is included in the price with the exception of that used in the pool shed (that is metered). Central heating is included.

Cost and availability:

The cottage is rented all year. Property rental periods are generally a week, Saturday to Saturday. Short breaks are available during low season nearer the time.
Checking in time is 4pm and checking out time is 10am.

A group of walkers on a budget, will not be disappointed when renting this comfortable and cheap highland holiday home, click the enquiry button below and see availability.

Woodlands, Shiel Bridge, Highlands, Scotland

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Woodlands is in a spectacular setting and perfect for a walking holiday. The house is warm and comfortable and very suited to family holidays - it's very popular with children!