A uniquely magical, award-winning architect-designed sanctuary elevated over the shimmering Loch Shieldaig in Scotland’s unspoilt, dramatic, and breathtakingly beautiful West Highlands.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Minimum stay: 7 nights

Inspired by the family of rare white-tailed eagles who live on Shieldaig island, Creag na h-lolaire is Scots Gaelic for “rock of the eagle”.

Showcasing its uniquely mesmerising sky, loch, and mountain views to perfection, the contemporary retreat was designed by award-winning architects Dualchas of the Isle of Skye: a practice dedicated to celebrating the natural beauty of the Highlands.

Owners Bridget and Gareth wanted to create a relaxing and immersive sanctuary that feels invitingly warm and personal, whilst respecting its awe-inspiring surroundings.

As such, Creag na h-lolaire is expertly crafted from sustainable materials, including untreated larch cladding, while comfortable yet pared-down interiors – including floor-to-ceiling triple-glazed windows – maximise both the scenery and soundtrack of nature.

The sensory effect is bold and cinematic, with the drama and magic of the Great Outdoors following you around the house from the moment you wake up. Who knows just what – or whom – you might catch a glimpse of, from the elusive Northern Lights to a cheeky red squirrel or gambolling seal.

Sit out on the glorious terrace with a glass of wine and good conversation, or unwind in the magnificent living space, complete with a wood-burning stove, underfloor heating… and of course, exceptional scenery.

Chat to the designated cook in the sociable, well-equipped kitchen, which features an island bench and seating alongside gleaming, high-quality appliances and atmospheric pendant lighting.

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At a glance

  • A jaw-dropping, award-winning architect-designed sanctuary for up to 4 guests, elevated over Loch Shieldaig in the Torridon area of the Scottish West Highlands.
  • Rare and diverse wildlife are readily seen and heard, as you feast your gaze on cinematic sky, loch, and mountain views from floor-to-ceiling windows, or out on the terrace.
  • The kingsize master bedroom features a freestanding bathtub and en-quite shower with incredible views, while the second bedroom can be made into a kingsize or twin on request.
  • There are plenty of dining options in the surrounding area, should you not feel like cooking in the extremely well-equipped kitchen! The owners have also prepared a guide on the best things to see and do locally, from walks and watersports to Munro-conquering.


  • Disability Accessible


Floor-to-ceiling glazing. Private entrance courtyard into entrance hall with ample storage space for outdoor clothing and footwear. Scenic living space with underfloor heating, wood-burning stove, seating. Modern kitchen with pendant lighting, island bench with seating, induction cooktop, high-spec cookware, dual ovens, instant boiling water tap. Dedicated dining space for 4 guests. Master bedroom with triple-aspect views, kingsize bed with fine linen and pillow selection, freestanding bath, en-suite bathroom with scenic walk-in waterfall shower and handheld shower rose. Second kingsize or twin room. Main bathroom with walk-in waterfall shower and handheld shower rose. Large towels and aromatic toiletries supplied. External terrace with seating.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, kayaking, watersports, pubs, restaurants, wildlife-watching, stargazing, photography

More information

After a mouth-watering meal at the comfortable dining space, choose from two elegant bedrooms, one of which can be made into a kingsize or a twin on request. The master kingsize room comes equipped with fine linen and a selection of pillows, privacy-assured views from three aspects of the room…

…oh, and an indulgent freestanding bathtub in a glass-framed corner. Relax amongst aromatic bubbles with a good book, or just that extraordinary loch-and-mountain scenery for company.

If you can tear yourselves away, you’ll find plenty of ways to spend your time in the natural playground that is the Torridon area of the West Highlands. Lace up your hiking boots and conquer your favourite of no fewer than nine Munros (mountains over 3,000ft tall), or take a magical stroll through the surrounding coast and glens.

Bridget and Gareth have thoughtfully prepared a guide of the loveliest things to see and do in the local area, no matter what the weather happens to be doing. And although this is a blissfully remote part of the world, there are plenty of dining options readily on hand if you’d rather leave the cooking to someone else.

However, Bridget and Gareth themselves are at pains to point out that if you simply want to relax and disconnect from the rest of the world, you can and should.

After all, they have created an unforgettable, soul-soothing haven that allows you to do exactly that.

Things to note

Minimum 7-night stay (Friday to Friday), for a maximum of 4 guests. Pets are not permitted. Please note that due to areas of steep ground and unprotected cliff edges below the house, children under 10 years old are regretfully not permitted.

Where you'll be staying

Strathcarron, The Highlands

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