Badan Mhugaidh - Sealgair

Sheildag, Highland

Off-grid living next to a beautiful loch in the shadow of the hills… on winter nights the Northern Lights may be visible from the decking


4 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4


Leaving Dingwall, head north-west and cross the Torridon hills, to arrive at the last lap – the rough track to Badan Mhugaidh. With a front-row Loch Torridon view, this brand new pair of cottages, at right angles to each other, are cleverly separated by a boot room dividing the two (handy for sleeping dogs). Jan and Nigel built the cottages in the grounds of the stalker’s house on the old Ben Damph estate, and are passionate about their new enterprise. All feels solid and everything works; the moment you step in you unwind. What you have here is modern, double-height, open-plan living, with one bedroom up and one bedroom down, linked by a steepish stair. The feel, however, is timeless. We warmed to the painted panelling and heated oak floors, the welcome plate of something special (eg. Shieldaig smoked salmon) and the wood-burner lit on arrival (limitless logs). Shieldaig, a pretty coastal village where you can feast on loch-fresh seafood, is 2.5 miles. Go beachcombing on the shores of the loch; watch out for sea eagles and otters; sail, cycle or dive: Loch Torridon is deep and gin-clear. 


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 2.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £136
Weekly price
from £950
1 Cottage for 4
From £1364 beds2 bedrooms


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Nigel Thomas

  • Set in glorious Highland wilderness - awesome scenery, flora, fauna and wildlife. Stunning walks straight from the door from high level Munros to estate tracks to secret coastal paths. Put Torridon mountain-bike trails on your bucket list of must-rides.
  • Torridon Rib Charter & Shieldaig Adventures provide a wide variety of activities - loch tours, sailing, sea kayaking. Gin-clear diving. Launch your trailer-sailer from a nearby slipway and enjoy an unforgettable sailing area as if it were your very own.
  • Some of the most exciting driving on the planet! Mostly single track roads, and two challenging mountain passes that really need to be tried. The Bealach na Bá (Pass of the Cattle) to Applecross and the Bealach na Gaoithe (Pass of the Winds) to Diabaig.
  • Take a trip to Applecross for lunch. Reached either by the coast road or the uniquely stunning Bealach na Bá – one of Britain’s highest road passes. National Geographic magazine listed this circular route as one of the top ten scenic drives in the world.
  • You're spoilt for choice with a plethora of award-winning eateries around Torridon and the Applecross peninsula. Eat wonderful local sea-food whilst gazing at the ever-changing mountain landscape, or out to sea across the Minch to Skye and the Hebrides.
  • Fill the hamper with goodies and take a walk from the house along the stunning Falls of Balgy to picnic at the secret sandy beach amongst the mountains on fresh-water Loch Damph.