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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

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


01445 741333

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

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Based on 12 Reviews
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 extremely polite and well-turned out with in formal attire and the place has a fair few antiques (though it could always do with more), a traditional snooker and pool room, a bar and a traditional dining room. It was here, that we enjoyed the best that the S...

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 guests, and enjoy the ambience. The summit of our experience in the Highlands. We stayed there only one night, but will return. Lots to do at the Lodge's estate and environs.

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 were soon put to rest. Ismet the manager and his team try hard to make you feel your enjoying a personal house party in a very beautiful part of Scotland, coupled with lovely food and a relaxed atmosphere. We wished we could have stayed longer as the wea...

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 Lodge and we enjoyed it even more than our 1st visit, so we booked a 3rd visit before leaving. ????

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, with roaring fire, offer tranquil escape with amazing views over the Loch and comfortable stylish decor. The pool room offers a full size billiards table for a relaxing afternoon of snooker or billiards. Easy to while away the hours. Our room was the...

Shieldaig Lodge

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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 any way and will hopefully return some day. Thank you

Shieldaig Lodge

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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 we meet looks after us so well, from Ismet the general manager to the young waiting staff and Sandra the housekeeper. The view from the front is captivating, and there are few pleasures in life greater than sitting in the lounge enjoying a G&T while wa...

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 in A highland area that has much to offer. Gairloch and Poolewe have great small village charm and real Scots live there. We attended a caleigh in Poole that was a lifetime memory with the music, dancing, tea and cakes. Such warm and welcoming people. Al...

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 staircase decorated in lights, baubles and holly - as indeed was the rest of the Lodge. Tastefully done. Cosy and warm. We were with 2 friends and we had booked rooms with a loch view - wonderful views of lawn, down to the sea and the herons, seals an...

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