The Sheiling Holidays
B&B - Self Catering
in Wester Ross


Wester Ross

Whether you want to be touring the region or relaxing in a 'get-away from it all' destination, you will find this an excellent base for your holiday.

You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Wester Ross and take a boat trip to watch the wildlife. Full day or half day cruises operate from Shieldaig and Gairloch. You might spot seals, otters, sea birds, whales and dolphins. Trout fishing, sea fishing, sailing, archery, cycling and pony-trekking are all available in the area. There are numerous walks to suit everyone from hill climbing to gentle coastal paths. Discover unspoilt sandy beaches around Loch Ewe and Loch Gruinard. On clear winter nights, you might be lucky enough to see the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.


Gairloch Gairloch


  • Laide village (2 miles from here) has a licensed store, post office and petrol.
  • Mellon Udrigle beach (10 minutes away) is unspoilt and has fantastic mountain views.
  • Aultbea (just 4 miles south) has a hotel and grocery store.
  • The famous Inverewe Gardens are just 9 miles away (owned by the National Trust for Scotland)
  • Loch Ewe wartime activities
  • Poolewe (10 miles) has an indoor swimming pool.
  • Gairloch (20 miles) has numerous shops, hotels and restaurants, as well as a golf course, huge beach and an interesting heritage museum. Whale-watching trips run regularly from here.
  • Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and Loch Maree (part of the Wester Ross Biosphere recognised by UNESCO).
  • Breathtaking Corrieshalloch Gorge is 32 miles to the north.
  • The fishing town and harbour of Ullapool is 44 miles to the north.

Local ferry services operate:

  • between Ullapool and Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis (vehicles & passengers)
  • between Ullapool and the Summer Isles (passengers only)
Inverewe Gardens at Poolewe Inverewe Gardens
Gairloch Summer Isles
Loch Ewe Loch Ewe

Food and Crafts

Many Wester Ross cafes and restaurants have won awards and there are numerous places where you can enjoy fresh local seafood. The scenery and weather of the Scottish Highlands has been inspiring people for generations. We have many artist galleries, potteries, craft workshops, jewellers, and even a perfume studio for those handmade souvenirs from your Highland holiday. The 'South Wester Ross Arts and Eats Trail' is a fun way to explore the area. Also look out for local produce markets during the summer months in Poolewe (Tuesdays) and Torridon (Thursdays), as well as stalls at the Highland Games.

Loch Torridon Loch Torridon photo copyright Ian G MacLennan

North Coast 500

The North Coast 500 (NC500) has become a popular tourist circuit which is also known as Scotland's answer to Route 66.

You can drive (or cycle!) more than 500 miles around the rugged coastline of the North Highlands. Starting and finishing in Inverness, the route goes across and up through Wester Ross, Sutherland and Caithness as far as John o'Groats, then down the east coast to Easter Ross and Inverness-shire.

With its variety of villages, harbours, castles, churches, museums, distilleries and restaurants, every section of the route has fascinating places to visit. Whether you like golf, wildlife, watersports or hiking, there's something for everyone if you love the great outdoors.

Why not base yourselves with us at The Sheiling for a couple of nights at least and soak up the peacefulness of Wester Ross?

Glen Docherty on the North Coast 500 Glen Docherty