Lochcarron Retreats


Camas Cabin

A fantastic new cabin for two guests in a peaceful location with great views across the loch and surrounding hills.


Cromag Shepherd hut sits in it’s own ground and is packed with mod cons. It’s a fantastic glamping experience and has a five star review rating from our guests.

The Studio

A lovely garden studio with all you require for a nice relaxing retreat.


Location & Nearby Attractions

Check out some of our guides below. Our food scene guide takes you to the Airbnb platform which manages all our bookings.

Outdoor activities


Lochcarron has its own established sailing club which welcomes visitors and families. There is a slipway in front of Lochcarron Hotel and Slumbay Island near Cromag is also a safe harbour for a number of local boats. Loch Carron and neighbouring lochs are also suitable for kayaking.

Boat trips run from Plockton and Shieldaig.


Lochcarron’s nine hole golf course with clubhouse and tea room are in a spectacular setting beside the loch at the entrance to the village. Clubs and golf trolley are available to hire. Further afield there are courses at Gairloch and Strathpeffer.


There are lovely roads to cycle safely in the area. For serious cyclists there are the annual Bealach Beag (44 miles) and Bealach Mor (90 miles) challenges, which incorporate Britain’s highest road climb. Mountain biking is also very popular.


There are numerous hill lochs in the area and Loch Carron has a number of great spots for sea fishing.


The area is a hillwalker’s paradise with routes to suit all levels of ability from woodland and coastal walks to serious climbing. Lochcarron is central to the Achnashellach, Torridon and Kintail mountains offering a wealth of Munros and Corbetts.

Food & Drink

Lochcarron Area

Rockvilla Guest House & Bar

Lochcarron Hotel

Lochcarron Bistro

Waterside Cafe

Cafe Ceardach

Albatross Cafe (at golf course)

Strathcarron Hotel

Carron Restaurant


Kishorn seafood restaurant

Bealach Cafe


Applecross Walled Garden

Applecross Inn

Nanny’s Cafe

Shieldaig Coastal Kitchen

Some sightseeing suggestions

Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle), the highest road ascent in Britain.

Applecross peninsula with its stunning beach at Sand and scattering of crofting townships.

Torridon mountains.

Strome castle (ruin).

Attadale Gardens.

Eilean Donan Castle.

Isle of Skye.


The beautiful village of Lochcarron (Lochcarrann in the native Gaelic) takes its name from the sea loch itself which is long and fjord like. Whitewashed houses stretch along its shores for approx. 2 miles with a scattering of smaller outlying settlements.

The village is the largest in the locality and boasts a number of amenities including two award winning grocery stores, both with petrol pumps; Post Office; cash point; friendly hotel; popular café(s) and bistro; medical centre; library: information & heritage centre and a village hall. On the sporting front the village has its own shinty club, 9 hole golf course and sailing club as well as children’s adventure playgrounds.

Close to Lochcarron

The smaller townships of Strome & Ardaneaskan are a few miles towards the mouth the loch and make for a lovely cycle or short drive. Stop off at Lochcarron Weavers in Mid Strome, walk up to the deserted village of Stromemeannach on the hillside above, admire the views further along from the ruins of Strome Castle or take in a spectacular sunset from the bench at the end of the road at Ardaneaskan with Plockton and the Skye’s Cuillin mountains in the distance.

Five miles away at the head of the loch you’ll find Strathcarron with its hotel and train station, one of the stops on the famously scenic Kyle Line and a short distance further on brings you to Carron Pottery and Restaurant and Attadale Gardens.

Day Trips


The road north of Lochcarron passes through the small village of Kishorn (6 miles) with views of the Cuillin mountain range on Skye and the imposing Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle), the highest road ascent in Britain. Continue directly on to Shieldaig (8 miles) or follow the Wester Ross coastal trail over the famous Pass and round the Applecross peninsula with its stunning beach at Sand and scattering of crofting townships (37 miles). Beyond picturesque Shieldaig the landscape gives way to the majestic Munro mountains of Torridon, a haven for hillwalkers and climbers (8 miles). The direct route back to Lochcarron is 22 miles

Further north of Torridon, but still accessible as a day trip, are Inverewe Botanical Garden, Gairloch with its sandy beach and Ullapool, a bustling village and ferry port for the Western Isles.


Strathcarron station (5 miles away) at the head of Loch Carron is one of the stops on the world famous Kyle Train Line. The pretty little village of Plockton with its distinctive palm trees is situated at the mouth of Loch Carron (14 miles). Take the back road to Kyle (6miles) through the quaint crofting township of Duirinish or via Balmacara Square with its woodland walk, café and home interiors shop then across the bridge to the Isle of Skye. Its attractions include Talisker Distillery and Dungevan Castle. The Kylerhea/Glenelg ferry is an alternative and memorable short crossing back onto the mainland where you can stop off at the ancient Glenelg brochs, see the Kintail mountains and the renowned Eilean Donan Castle at Dornie. The 22 mile journey back to Lochcarron offers stunning views from the south side of the loch. 



Guest Reviews

We have Superhost 5* status on Airbnb and a selection of some of our guests comments are below.

Both Lochcarron and the surrounding areas are absolutely stunning! We were continuously blown away by the views throughout our entire stay. The shepherds hut itself is equally as beautiful: cosy, comfortable and surprisingly spacious! The shower and other facilities were spot on – we couldn’t have asked for anything more. Sheila’s countless recommendations of things to do came in incredibly handy. The Bealach na Bà road to Applecross was an unforgettable experience and we loved following the scenic coast road from Applecross to Shieldaig, with views looking out onto Skye – all thanks to Sheila’s recommendations. We also loved how easy it was to access the Isle of Skye from Lochcarron. We spent a lovely day exploring the beaches there too! Cannot thank Sheila and Jim enough for such a memorable stay. We will most certainly be back one day. Thank you!


The Shepherd’s Hut is the perfect, cosy hide-away for 2 looking for a truly relaxing, recharging the soul break. Quirky on the outside, lovely and homely on the inside with all the modern facilities and luxury you need. Right on the shores of Lochcarron, it’s the ideal base for exploring Dornie, Kyle, Plockton, Applecross, Shieldaig and Torridon. We so wish it was ours, and just for us, but have to say we highly recommend a visit. Guarantee you’ll be smitten too! Thank you to Sheila and Jim for sharing this little treasure.


Cannot thank Sheila and Jim enough for a weekend of perfection in their beautiful hut. It was a haven after a long drive in the snow, so carefully decorated and warm and cosy. In an astounding location, we enjoyed long walks in the wintry wilderness and then had the joy of settling in for the long evenings with books and hot chocolate in absolute comfort. Sheila was the perfect host, with great recommendations of walks and catering to our every need, whilst giving us plenty of space so we could enjoy the seclusion. Couldn’t recommend this lovely spot more highly – we hope to come back asap! X

Sarah E

A really fresh, comfortable & spacious studio with uninterrupted stunning views to Loch Carron. Car parking is well away from the road & very close to the studio. Wifi & cellphone connectivity were excellent as was TV reception. Everything that was required to make the stay enjoyable was provided, from a large shower room to a fully equipped kitchen & the large comfortable bed and other furnishings. The location affords the guests with peace & quiet apart from the wildlife which abounds in the local area – very relaxing though! All in all, a most pleasant place to stay facilitated by our host, Sheila.


Amazing place to stay! The shepherd’s hut is fantastic – it has everything you need and is finished to a very high standard. The location is outstanding and Sheila was a very friendly and helpful host. Would definitely recommend and we hope to go back!



The Shepherd’s Hut in Lochcarron is absolute luxury. It’s in a stunning location with great amenities and is the cosiest place you are ever likely to stay, yet feels like it is spacious and comfortable. Sheila is an excellent host – welcoming and very detailed in the directions to find the property. There were lots of little extras that made the stay special – lovely soap, shampoo and biscuits! Lochcarron is beautiful and has the best Spar I’ve ever seen! Easy to get food and lots of excellent eateries if you don’t want to cook. Worth checking out The Bealach nearby for excellent coffee too!


This is probably one of my favourite airbnbs ever – it is super cosy but has everything you need (very modern appliances!). The electric heater makes this a great place to snuggle up in after a day of exploring the amazing places nearby. Sheila is a lovely host and made the check-in easy. Would definitely recommend this place and hope to come back at some point myself! (2 days were not enough, would have loved to stay longer.)


Get in Touch

Contact Us

Dail a' chladaich, Lochcarron, Wester Ross, IV54 8YQ

5* Super Host, Sheila

I am a local artist, Lochcarron born and bred and will be on hand to share local knowledge and help make your visit a memorable experience. Also, if interested in Scottish landscape art then my work can be viewed on the walls in Camas cabin and at www.sheilamaclean.co.uk

Data Policy

Read here

Terms & Conditions

Read here