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Exterior side view at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Kilchoan
Exterior view of site at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Kilchoan
Living area at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Kilchoan
View from Hut at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Kilchoan
Lake view at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Highland
Exterior dining area at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Highland
entrance gate and track at Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Highland
Exterior view of Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Highland
Kilchoan Bay near Lochan Shepherd's Hut, Highland
Kitchen interior at Lochan Shepherd's Hut

Lochan Shepherd's Hut - Shepherd's hut in Highland, United Kingdom

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Kilchoan

Suitable for children of all ages

Pets welcome

This is a child friendly space, as long as you don't mind sharing the 1 double bed. Dogs welcome at a surcharge. 2 extra people (adults or children) welcome to bring own tent at a surcharge.

On the far west coast of Scotland, a tranquil hut with mountains on three sides and sea on the other. See if you can spot a golden eagle!

Overview

With spectacular views stretching out over your own lochan, the shoreline and the Sound of Mull, the Lochan Shepherd's Hut is set on a working croft, and it doesn't get much more peaceful than this! All you'll hear is the sheep, the call of the odd eagle and the sound of the waves below you. Just a few miles away from the most westerly point of the British mainland, the area is crammed with history; ancient burial chambers are dotted around and even a Viking boat burial was unearthed in 2011. From this remote vantage point on the coast, with the wild mountains all around, it's not difficult to imagine a real shipload of Vikings sailing past over the sea. Or for more contemporary interest, a short ferry trip will take you to the real life Balamory (more usually known as Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull).

The hut itself is comfy and functional, with a full-length double bed, wicker chairs and a folding table. As well as a gas ring inside the hut for an evening cocoa, you’ve got a little kitchenette next to the hut, and there’s solar electricity too for you to charge mobiles and laptops. There's a private compost loo a few steps away, and good public showers 200m away by the Ferry Store. Look out across the sea to spot dolphins, sea eagles and golden eagles soaring above you. Or stay warm by the wood burner, with cup of tea in hand, and use the hut as a hide to spot the plentiful wildlife, including corncrakes and pine martens.

Essentials

The important stuff

  • Check in is from 3pm
  • Check out is before 10:30am
  • Sleeping arrangements
  • One double

Extra space available

Space for 1 pet from £5 per pet per stay Must be kept under control outside the fenced site due to sheep and cattle

Kids & Pets

This is a child friendly space, as long as you don't mind sharing the 1 double bed. Dogs welcome at a surcharge. 2 extra people (adults or children) welcome to bring own tent at a surcharge.

Cooking

  • Single ring gas stove in shepherd’s hut
  • Double ring gas stove in kitchenette, a few metres from hut
  • Gas-powered fridge
  • Sink in kitchenette

Washing

  • Compost loo and sink 10m from hut
  • Public showers 200m away by village store

Heating, lighting & bedding

  • Wood burner
  • Solar powered lighting and gas lamps
  • Bed linen provided, but please bring your own towels

Entertainment

  • Cards, scrabble and other board games. Local maps, walks, and bird and flower identification books, binoculars.
  • Battery powered radio

Getting there

Kilchoan, Acharacle, Highland, PH36 4LH

By public transport

The nearest train stations are either Fort William (50 miles) or Lochailort (40 miles). From Fort William, there is a local Shiel Bus to Kilchoan, but please note that there are only 2 buses a day and the second one is a request stop only for Kilchoan.

Alternatively, for a real adventure before you've even got to the hut... Take the train to Oban. Then catch a ferry to Craigure on Mull. Take the bus from Craigure to Tobermory, at the north of the island, and then another ferry from Tobermory to Kilchoan.

By car

Leave Glasgow via the Erskine Bridge on the A82, along Loch Lomond. Follow the A82 towards Fort William but 8 miles before you reach Fort William, take the Corran ferry across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour side. Turn left when you leave the ferry on the A861 until you reach Salen. Turn left in Salen on the B8007 to Kilchoan. The journey from the ferry takes approximately one hour and a quarter and the latter three quarters of the journey is on winding single track roads with regular passing places. Please look out for sheep and deer on the roads particularly at dusk and after dark.

On reaching Kilchoan drive though the crofting village, which is very spread out, past the turn for the ferry to Mull, and the bay. Keep straight on, past the right turn to the Lighthouse and Sanna, on a no-through road. As you pass the Ferry Stores (on your right) and the old ferry slipway (on your left), the road turns to the right. You keep straight on, on another no though road for 200 meters. You will see a metal gate on your left. Opposite that is a grassy parking area. Park there and walk through the gate to The Lochan Shepherd’s Hut.

Leave Glasgow via the Erskine Bridge on the A82, along Loch Lomond. Follow the A82 almost to Fort William but 8 miles before you reach Fort William, take the Corran ferry across Loch Linnhe to the Ardgour side. Turn left when you leave the ferry on the A861 until you reach Salen. Turn left in Salen on the B8007 to Kilchoan. The journey from the ferry takes approximately one hour and a quarter and the latter three quarters of the journey is on winding single track roads with regular passing places. Please look out for sheep and deer on the roads particularly at dusk and after dark.

On reaching Kilchoan drive though the crofting village, which is very spread out, past the turn for the ferry to Mull, and the bay. Keep straight on, past the right turn to the Lighthouse and Sanna, on a no through road. As you pass the Ferry Stores (on your right) and the old ferry slipway (on your left), the road turns to the right. You keep straight on, on another no though road for 200 meters. You will see a metal gate on your left. Opposite that is a grassy parking area. Park there and walk through the fate to The Lochan Shepherd’s Hut.

If you are coming from the north east or north you should head for Fort William. At Fort William you can either head south for 8 miles on the A82 and take the Corran ferry (following the directions above for travelling from the south and west), or you can take the A8008 (‘Road to the Isles’) towards Mallaig and turn left onto the A861 at Lochailort (following the directions above for travelling from the north west).

Food & Drink

At Kilchoan

Tea, coffee, milk and biscuits are provided for you on arrival. There's also complimentary goats milk available from Dale and Rob's own goats on request.

Dale and Rob can also provide you with other extras if you give them some notice. Choose from:

1)     a breakfast hamper including free range eggs, milk, bread, butter, and cereal

2)     a special occasion hamper including two bottles of wine and chocolates

3)      a vegetable bag of organically grown vegetables in season, sourced from the Community garden

The well-stocked village shop is less than 200m away by the old ferry slipway. There is also a Community Garden stall with fresh vegetables and other local produce 3 miles away, on the lighthouse road.

For even more variety, a ferry leaves Kilchoan regularly to Tobermory on the Isle of Mull where there is a small co-operative store among many other local shops.

Pubs & restaurants

The Kilchoan Hotel in the village serves food most days (1 mile) 

The Community Centre provides light home-made lunches, tea, coffee and cakes (1 mile) 

Meall mo Cridhe provides excellent home-cooked food but booking is usually required (½ mile)

Sonachan Hotel has a bar and bistro open most days. It is 4 miles away on the lighthouse road.

Nadurra natural history visitor centre at Glen More has a cafe which is open most days (8 miles)

Activities

At Kilchoan

The Lochan Shepherd's Hut is on a working croft. Feel free to go visit the sheep, or find out from Dale and Rob how you can help out with the goats!

Places to Visit

Ardnmurchan Lighthouse (6.5 miles) – most westerly point of British Mainland. Climb the lighthouse and visit the visitor centre, exhibition and café (seasonal opening)

Nadurra (9 miles) – natural history visitor centre, gift shop and café at Glen More

Sanna Bay – stunning white sandy beaches, accessed through the dunes and machair.

Ferry to Tobermory (also known as Balamory on CBeebies!) on the Isle of Mull - travel on foot or by car from Mingary pier, Kilchoan. Variety of small shops, museum and cafés/restaurants.

Bullen crafts at Rockpool House, Resipole - handmade jewellery, pottery, wreaths, driftwood items, painted furniture.

Kilchoan Community Centre - open all year round providing information, gifts and home made cooking in the café.

Glenfinnan: station museum and café in an old railway carriage or monument and visitor centre. The Glenfinnan viaduct is featured in the Harry Potter films.

Yarns and Buttons - a range of exotic hand spun fibre, hair and wool yarns in a selection of natural colours, and a range of buttons in shell and horn, all in natural colours and unusual shapes and sizes.

Outdoor & Active

West Ardnaurchan is ideal for walking, cycling, kayaking, and sailing. There are numerous places to explore on land, by road (all single track) and by sea.

Climb Ben Hiant (528m), a stunning walk on a bright day, offering panoramic views at the summit and geological and botanic interest on route.

Walk to the deserted village of Glendrianan abandoned crofting township in the centre of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. It is a Scheduled Monument. Although only abandoned in the 1940s the settlement incorporates information for the earlier expansion and contraction of the community who lived here. 

There are other deserted villages as a result of the clearances - a good example is at Bourblaige at the south easterly foot of Ben Hiant which is less than a mile’s walk from the road.

Visit the site of the Viking Boat Burial discovered in 2011 during excavation in the Swordle Bay. The remains of the boat dated to possibly the late 9th century or early 10th century were discovered under a low lying natural mound close to the shore. The excavations revealed the remains of a warrior (two teeth and two small fragments of bone) and collection of artefacts.

Walk around or drive through the Tertiary Volcano complex between Kilchoan and Sanna Bay, a mecca for geologists!

Staffa Tours operate boat tours from Mingary Pier, Kilchoan in Ardnamurchan to Staffa and the Tresnish Isles.

Ardnmurchan Charters, Laga bay, offer wildlife trips led by an experienced skipper and crew or you can island hop, go fishing or hire your own self-drive boat.

Meet your hosts

Dale and Rob have lived at Kilchoan since July 2012 and started welcoming guests in September 2013.

Wildlife & Environment

Kilchoan View

At the Lochan Shepherd's Hut you'll enjoy complete quiet except for sounds of wildlife and the sea. Rare corncrakes nest in front of the Hut and can be heard (and seen if you are lucky) between May and August. Dolphins, whales, and otters are regularly seen in the bay overlooked by the hut, and golden eagles and sea eagles are a common sight. Pine martens are frequent visitors in the area.

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Our guests say...

A wonderful shepherds hut in an incredible location. Sat nav + additional info made it easy to find and park. Everything at the hut is so well thought out including the kitchen and toilet. The shower block was a 2 minute walk away as was the village store which was surprisingly well stocked with all we needed. We loved everything about staying here.

13/07/2018

Mark

Idyllic views and lovely remote hideaway in the shephards hut.

29/05/2018

Amber

Our stay was a delight. Total relaxation with just the sound of the birds and the sea. The wood burner made the hut so cosy and the bed was so comfortable for the best sleep imaginable. The view is outstanding. We made use of the fire pit to watch the moon rise and had our breakfast outdoors in the sunlight. The hut has been designed with warmth, style and practicality in mind. There is loads to do in Ardnamurchan if you can tear yourself away from this little paradise. Your dog is welcome too.

30/03/2018

Nina

Our 4 night stay at the Lochan Shepherd's Hut was amazing. The hut was equipped with everything needed to make it comfortable, especially the wood burning heater. Facilities were good for making simple meals and the outside fire pit was enjoyed in the evening, looking out on a magnificent view

09/09/2017

Michele

The Shepherd's hut is amazing - it's in an incredible location overlooking the sea, and has everything you need. We loved the little kitchen and the fire pit and had a very enjoyable two days there.

13/08/2017

Jenny

I am not sure that I have the vocabulary to properly describe just how amazing this place it. Breathtaking views, gorgeous shepherd's hut. Great kitchenette with all utensils etc you would need. Fabulous.

18/07/2017

Julie

We had the most amazing time. Seemed to go far to fast. Beautiful amazing places surrounding this area. WOW!

10/07/2017

Ang

I had the most amazing four nights at the Lochan Shepherd's Hut. It was just what I was hoping for: a tranquil place to recharge, be quiet, enjoy nature and slow down. The setting is just beautiful with so much wildlife and birds. The hut was really comfortable, the kitchenette was well equipped. I cooked some wonderful meals and ate them looking out to the water while swallows swooped above me and had morning coffee watching the heron fishing in the pond. I also thought the layout of the site was very thoughtful, so that even though it was on the edge of the village, it felt very private and remote. Ardnamurchan is a very special part of Scotland and I did some wonderful walks and saw amazing landscapes while staying there. Highly recommended.

04/06/2017

Martha

A peaceful break in a little hut on the edge of a quiet bay, with wildlife and no light pollution.

12/09/2016

Donna

Great short break, we stayed 2 nights to break up our Scottish roadtrip and re charge ourselves. Beautiful village, location, scenery etc. Would recommend this to everyone.

10/07/2016

Noah

We stayed at the hut for the first two nights of our honeymoon and I have to say it was absolutely perfect. The photo's don't do it justice. it's in the most beautiful setting and the hut itself it just lovely. Cosy and incredibely well thought out - there is even electricity, which we weren't expecting. The separate hut with the kitchen and fridge is a great idea too. The village itself is really friendly, and there are some lovely places to eat nearby. It's teaming with wildlife, within minutes of being there we'd seen a mink, a heron, swallows and marsh pipins. The beaches in the area are stunning, you'd have to go a long way to find anywhere as nice. Perfect, relaxing, soul-restoring place - we'll defo be back.

18/05/2015

Zoe

We loved our long weekend at the Lochan Shepherd's hut! So peaceful but with options to visit local pub for food and drink, get the ferry across to Mull and visit the beautiful beaches at Sanna. The hut itself made for a lovely comfortable stay!

03/04/2015

Clair

"Loved every minute, loved the peace and serenity, the views the hut, everything was amazing."

14/09/2014

Nicola

"The drive to the hut was stunning and the hut itself beautiful with everything you could need. The owners had lit the wood burner ready for our arrival, which was much appreciated as it was quite a chilly wet day. They also left milk, tea, coffee and biscuits which was very thoughtful. We saw otters from the doorway of the hut on two of the three evenings we were there!"

16/08/2014

Rebecca

"Yes, we were very lucky with the weather, the accommodation was clean and the owners were very helpful"

21/07/2014

Holly

"We had an amazing time. The hut was everything we expected and was so warm and cosy. The weather was very kind to us and on the whole we had warm sunny days which were perfect for exploring the Ardnamurchan Penninsula and Mull. The scenery was stunning and it was all so peaceful and relaxing, just what we wanted."

29/06/2014

Tracey

"We loved it so much we got engaged and left with nourished souls! The comfort and cosiness of the hut, that it was insulated and had all the soft touches that we'd expect from a canopy and stars experience. The comfortable bed. The view. The location - 30 miles down a single track road and as far west as you can go in Scotland with little to get in your way apart from the odd sheep and cow. The nature. The deafening silence. We live in Hong Kong (although I am from Scotland) so being able to hear nothing but a light breeze, lapping of water and the corncrake messing around in the reeds was priceless."

24/06/2014

Mairi

"Stunning views, time & space just to 'be'  Simple but comfortable & welcoming."

19/05/2014

Alex & Judith

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Please note that except by prior arrangement confirmed in writing, only the number of persons specified on a booking confirmation may occupy  a property. Most owners reserve the right to refuse admittance or revoke a booking if this condition is not observed and you are unlikely to receive any refund.

 

15. Your Responsibilities

Please note that you have a contract with the Owner of the property. As such you are under a responsibility to behave in a proper, appropriate and legal manner whilst staying at the property with due respect to the Owner, the Property and other guests and their property. You are responsible for informing the Owner of any losses or damage to the property as soon as possible. Please note that you will be liable to pay the Owner for any losses or damage to the property caused by you or a member of your party (except reasonable wear and tear). Some Owners will also require damage deposits. You must also leave the property by the check-out time specified on your booking. If any guest behaves inappropriately or improperly (of which the Owner will be the final judge on their Property), or illegally, the Owner reserves the right to ask the guest and their party (at their discretion) to leave the Property before the end of the holiday period and/or refuse any future bookings from you.  Any refund for so doing will be at the entire discretion of the Owner. In addition, the Owner reserves the right to sue the guest for any loss, damage or injury caused to the Owner, the Property or to other guests and/or their property. As agent, we will have no liability to you in these circumstances. 

 

16. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions have been drafted in accordance with and are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any and all disputes arising out of these Agency Terms & Conditions.

 

17. Discrepancies

In case of a discrepancy between these Agency Terms & Conditions and any other Canopy & Stars literature, these Agency Terms & Conditions shall prevail.

 

18. Validity clause

In the event that a court finds that a condition in these Agency Terms & Conditions is illegal or void, the illegal or void provision will be severed from the remainder of the Agency Terms & Conditions, which will continue to be valid and have full force and effect.