Corran Shepherd’s Hut ref: UKC4770

Corran, Isle of Skye, Lochalsh and the Western Isles

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Sea View 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Coastal within 5 miles 
  • Open Plan 
  • Truly Unique 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Unique Cottages 

Description

Situated in its own grounds beside a river and not far from the tidal shores of Loch Hourn, the shepherd’s hut’s home is the small village of Corran, in Arnisdale and in the shadows of the local Munro, Beinn Sgritheall. Glenelg is half an hour away along the single-track road, and it’s where you’ll find a shop, an inn, and the last running turntable ferry in the world, over the sea to Skye.

Corran is a magical little place with mountains all around as well as an iconic tea hut to visit. The famous Knoydart Peninsula is just across the loch, a boat ride away. There are hiking trails to suit everyone, with accessible Munros a walk away from the shepherd’s hut as well as easier low-level trails such as the coastal route beyond Corran. Due to its isolated position away from the modern world, the wildlife in and around the village is fantastic. You stand a good chance of spotting red deer and otters, keep an eye to the sky for eagles, and you may even spot seals and porpoises at quieter times of day out in the loch and on a rising tide. Staying at Corran Shepherd’s Hut is a perfect way to switch off from the rush of normal life. Even though there’s good Wi-Fi, staying in this remote part of the world lends itself to a digital detox. So, pack a bag of books and turn your phone off!

The attention to detail and level of comfort separates this shepherd’s hut from the competition. The decking outside is very spacious and even though the views have already been mentioned, they are truly outstanding. To be honest, the view from the hut encapsulates what everyone wants from the Scottish Highlands: mountain, loch, river, sea and an abundance of wildlife.

Corran Shepherd’s Hut is the perfect short break for 3, 4 or 5 nights. However, once you arrive, you’ll most likely wish you booked for a week. Even though you’re at the road end, and it’s an hour back to the main road, that doesn’t seem to matter, if anything it’s an advantage! The twenty-mile single-track road from Shiel Bridge to Corran is itself a dramatic introduction to Wester Ross. If you do want day trips from the hut, the Isle of Skye awaits. You can reach the misty isle via the characterful turntable ferry at Glenelg, or go the long way round on the road, which passes iconic Eilan Donan Castle.

Book Corran Shepherd’s Hut and secure yourself some memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a special place to stay in some of the best scenery Europe has to offer.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space.
Living area: With wood burner.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With electric oven, electric hob and fridge.
Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

First floor

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for woodburner included.

Miscellaneous

Garden with terrace, sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
  • Lake

About the local area

Skye is one of the largest and best known Scottish islands and is particularly famous for its spectacular mountain scenery. It is also home to some dramatic history, diverse wildlife and rugged mountain beauty. The island of Skye makes for a great holiday destination with many visitor attractions, endless walking routes and fabulous restaurants.

Due to its popularity with tourists, you will find many craft shops and cottage museums. As for sports, you can visit the swimming pool in Portree, play golf at Sconser and Skeabost or go pony trekking. Watersports available on the island include diving, canoeing, windsurfing and yachting. Skye is also the ideal place for fishing and birdwatching.

Skye is easily accessible by either road or ferry. The road bridge is accessible from the Kyle of Lochalsh on mainland Scotland making it ideal for a day trip as well as a longer stay.

Lochalsh is truly highland territory full of clans and castles, hills of heather and views of lochs to the sea beyond. Visit the village of Plockton, a picture perfect location or Scotland's highest waterfall, The Five Sisters of Kintail. Where ever you go you are sure to be surrounded by some truly awesome scenery.

The Western Isles is a chain of islands also known as the Outer Hebrides. The main destination is the Isle of Lewis, a fairly flat island with many spectacular sandy beaches, a rugged coastline and a landscape that is worth investigating. Visitors will enjoy lots of activities including fishing, cycling, walking and bird watching. There are many other standing stones and archaeological monuments to visit too.

The rest of the western Isles can be explored using Lewis as a base. Most of the surrounding islands are covered in a blanket of peat meaning they are teaming with wildlife. Spot birds such as Kittiwakes, Guillemots, Kestrels, Hen Harriers and Redshank. With any luck you may even see otters, seals, eagles or dolphins off shore. In the summer months there are many colourful wild flowers to be seen and if you visit later in the season you can enjoy the heather in full bloom.

Things to do nearby

Talisker Distillery Visitor Centre

The only distillery on the Isle of Skye, set on the shores of Loch Harport with dramatic views of the Cuillins.

Skyeskyns

VisitScotland's only traditional exhibition tannery. Discover how leather is made in free guided tour of workshops. See widest range of natural sheepskins and leather goods.

The Red Hills - Isle of Skye

The red hills of the Isle of Skye, also known as the Red Cuillins, are certainly no less worthy of attention than the Black Cuillins.

Islands Cycles

Bike hire, sales and repairs. The only one on Skye. 01470 552223

The Duirinish Coastline

Duirinish has one of Britain's most dramatic sections of coastline.

Raasay House

A unique island experience with spectacular views and lots to do. Discover amazing wildlife and the rich history of Raasay.

Dunvegan Castle

Dunvegan Castle, located just a mile and a half north of Dunvegan on the Isle of Skye, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland.

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