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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge is a 19th century Victorian Highland retreat nestled amid 26,000 acres of stunning West Highland scenery. The 12 boutique bedrooms are decked out with Highland hues and cosy fabrics, many offer loch-side views. Dining at the Lodge is a seasonal Scottish affair with many ingredients foraged from the kitchen garden.

What makes a stay at Shieldaig Lodge unique?

Shieldaig Lodge is on a grand Scottish estate with falconry and a selection of authentic Scottish experiences available, including: pony trekking, creel fishing, whisky blending, Highland hikes, breathtaking cycle trails and kayaking on the beautiful waters of Shieldaig Bay. Cosy log-fire lounges offer the opportunity to unwind and enjoy true Scottish hospitality.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at Shieldaig Lodge?

The Lodge has 12 beautiful boutique bedrooms with many offering loch-side views. 1 single room, 4 double rooms with spectacular loch views, twin rooms can be made available upon request. The Suite has a freestanding bath tub and a separate living space with views out across the bay. Guests will find each room has homemade shortbread and refreshments.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Gairloch area?

Guests can take the 45 minute hike up to the magnificent Fairy Lochs and witness dramatic mountainous landscape and the historic site of the Crashed Bomber, wreckage from a WW2 American war plane. Red Point Beach is a beautiful beach less than 20 minutes drive from the Lodge, providing views across to the Isle of Skye. Faraway Beach, one of the Queen's favourites is a short drive away.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

In the dining room with fabulous loch-side views, guests can enjoy candle-lit dining from an a la carte or special tasting menu creating a quiet, calm ambiance. Head Chef, Jerome Prodanu serves fresh seasonal produce using ingredients grown in the hotel grounds with a menu that changes on a daily basis.

Top facilities

Free WiFi


Based on 12 reviews
Shieldaig Lodge

5.0 5 0.5

We've just got home from our fourth visit to Shieldaig Lodge in the last year. As always it was a perfect break in the most beautiful surroundings. Having first discovered the hotel by accident last March we keep getting drawn back by its myriad charms. The staff are amazing. Each and every one w...

Shieldaig Lodge

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We stayed over the Christmas period - 4 nights. Our trip North was good, even on the single track road nearer the Lodge. Amazing scenery. On arriving at the Hotel we immediately felt in a Christmas mood - Christmas tree in the hall, "Santa stop her" sign on the door and the very majestic sta...

Shieldaig Lodge

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My wife and I had the great fortune of staying at the Shieldaig Lodge in the summer of 2017. We found the lodge on the internet and took a chance. It is an old hunting lodge of the Shieldaig estate (Gairloch) that is located on the foot of an ocean Loch. It is in fantastic condition and located i...

Shieldaig Lodge

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Shieldaig. A former Victorian hunting lodge, the Shieldaig is a fine building in a wonderful setting right on the waters of Loch Gairloch. The place has a traditional feel, both in its decoration and in its service, which was no bad thing. Staff are extreme...

Shieldaig Lodge

A fabulous charming period hunting lodge. From the moment you step inside you feel at home in this splendid accommodation. The staff are so helpful and don't hesitate to meet your needs. The lodge bar has an amazing selection of whisky and gin, or a cuppa if you wish. The quiet library and lounge...

Shieldaig Lodge

Having stayed here previously in the summer we were pleasantly surprised that when we decided to take a last minute Hogmanay break that there was availability. Initially we had some reservations about spending our New Year's Eve with a group of 6 other couples who we didn't know but these fears w...

Shieldaig Lodge

Beautifully restored hunting lodge. Spacious rooms featuring traditional style, elegant furniture. Our room overlooked Loch Gairloch. Dining was elegant, traditional and creative, overall outstanding cuisine. Incredible selection of Scotch whiskey and beautiful lounge to sit, chat with other gues...

Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge is fantastic....relaxing, comfortable, friendly, great food and service....Thanks to Ismet and his ‘Team'. We also had beautiful weather which allowed us to have a lovely walk to the Fairy Lochs and Crash Bomber sight which was very moving. This was our 2nd visit to Shieldaig L...

Shieldaig Lodge

5.0 5 0.5

We've just returned from a wonderful weekend break at this hotel. The location is stunning with beautiful sea views with an abundance of wildlife to see. The hotel is very comfy with beautiful furniture/decor. The staff were very attentive and the food first class. We cannot fault this hotel in a...

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Facilities & information


Child friendly


Free broadband access (wifi)

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports


Pool/snooker table

Room Service & Food/Drink


Archery, Crossbows


Horse Riding, Equestrian

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Water sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Golf course (walking distance)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Inverness

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 43 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 75

Nearest Train Station: Achnasheen

Nearest Railway Time: 40 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 28

Vendor Accreditation: Editor's Choice for Good Hotel Guide 2018

Delta: Yes

Diners: Yes

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Solo: Yes

Number of rooms: 12

Single room price from: £95.00

Single room price to: £150.00

Double twin room price from: £130.00

Double twin room price to: £300.00

Suite room price from: £250.00

Suite room price to: £350.00

Arrival information and directions

Gairloch, Argyll & Bute, GairlochIV21 2AN, United Kingdom

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