Badan Mhugaidh

Shieldaig, Highland
+44 (0)1445 791444

Paradise for adventurers in Scotland’s wild Torridon Hills - loch views and luxury touches surrounded by water, woodland and wildlife…


2 places


Each sleep 4

Pets welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

It’s a remote and remarkable spot in spectacular scenery. Off-grid living but with luxury seamlessly woven in: heating and hot water from solar power, a wood-burner fuelled by the estate and filtrated spring water from a private bore. Take one cottage or two – they’re identical, cleverly separated by a spacious boot room with drying and laundry facilities and each with its own terrace.

Nature lovers, dreamers and adventure-seekers will love it here. Head out to comb the beaches on the loch shore, bag a Munro or two, try ice climbing in winter, or mountain biking and kayaking on warmer days. Sit back with a book or spot sea eagles, otters – and sometimes deer in the garden.

There’s a well-equipped kitchen and a double-height, open-plan living space with one bedroom up and one down. Raise your glasses to sunsets – the finest you’ve ever seen, with front-row views from the terrace.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in such beautiful countryside
  • Spending long evenings on the terrace
  • The concept eco-tourism at its best
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You should know

  • The other cottage can be rented separately
  • The closest village with shop/restaurant/pub is 3 miles away


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • 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
  • Cot available


  • 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: 4 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 4 nights at weekends. 4 nights in high season. Children over 10 welcome.
12 December - 14 February.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Restaurants 2.5 miles.


Nightly price
from £136
Weekly price
from £1000
2 Cottages for 4
From £1364 beds2 bedrooms



The setting and views at Badan Mhugaidh are stunning. The attention to detail that Jan and Nigel have given, both in the house and the landscape around the property made our stay a very memorable experience. Local walks are delightful and varied. We're so pleased to have had this introduction to such a beautiful part of Scotland.

Jessica, London

Just returned from a wonderful break in excellent, very well-appointed and well thought through accommodation which is ideally located to explore the Torridon area. Nigel & Jan are excellent hosts and their accommodation is perfectly situated with wonderful views, trails and walks on the doorstep. Cannot recommend more highly.

Stewart, Glasgow

Ideal location for access to mountains and lochs. Property well equipped and designed to cover all requirements for an outdoors holiday. Also, the views are amazing.

Lisa, Bristol

Just what was needed after months of Lockdown! A wonderful remote location, walks from the door, unsurpassable views, many places of interest to visit by car. To cap it all, Nigel and Jan, have designed perfect accommodation, filled with all the comforts you need. They are perfect hosts, a warm welcome, then quietly in the background, there if you need anything. Thank you both.

Anne, Bath

A warm welcome from Nigel and Jan. We will stay again just for the tap water. Seriously best tap water we have ever had. Because of their location and the fantastic views you could expect they would skimp a little on amenities. But they did not. The best beds we have slept on possibly ever. We will be purchasing the same model for our own home. And the towels. The only towels we have used in the UK that do not need the softening power of a tumble dryer. We have ordered the towels. Then there is the wood burner. We bought one. This is the perfect place to re-discover life. La dolce vita

Matthew, Buckingham

We had a lovely stay at Badan Mhugaidh. The setting of the two cottages is spectacular and they are within easy reach of a number of other, wonderful locations. We had typical West Coast weather for March so were grateful for the very comfortable, cosy accommodation. Nigel and Jan were very thoughtful hosts with a wealth of local knowledge. We would love to go back.

John, Edinburgh

We enjoyed a lovely stay at Nigel & Jan’s at a time of year when you need to know that your accommodation is going to be cosy, well-appointed & luxurious. Badan Mhugaidh certainly ticked all these boxes. The house itself is situated in such a way that the breathtaking scenery can be enjoyed from every room. We were able to walk straight from the house on hikes & bike rides of varying difficulty so all members of the family were happy. Thank you Nigel & Jan for making our stay a memorable one.

Will, Dartmouth

Although we are reluctant to leave a review of this magical place as we would like to keep it to ourselves. We know that Jan and Nigel need to run their business 😊 It’s wonderful, has everything you need to relax and explore this beautiful area. We loved it and it’s so much better than a hotel.

Chris, Stirling

An absolutely magical place with an astounding attention to detail which made the stay simply perfect. Nigel and Jan were lovely and unobtrusive hosts, sharing great restaurant recommendations and making sure my fire was lit in the evenings. The cottage was perfect for a quiet weekend off the grid, walking in nature, taking long baths and reading in front of the fire. I will be returning! Thank you.

Siobhan, Edinburgh

My husband and I spent a week at Badan Mhugaidh this September, as our honeymoon. We couldn't have been happier, everything about the cottage and the setting is perfect. The cottage is kitted out both stylishly and for comfort too, (infact the bed was so comfortable that we've just bought the very same mattress topper for our bed at home!). The views from the cottage are breathtaking, looking directly out across the loch. Nigel + Jan are gracious, unobtrusive, hosts. A beautiful place, thoroughly recommended.

Tess, Hebden Bridge

My husband and I spent a week at Badan Mhugaidh this September, as our honeymoon. We couldn't have been happier, everything about the cottage and the setting is perfect. The cottage is kitted out both stylishly and for comfort too. The views from the cottage are breathtaking, whatever the weather the view across the loch is food for your soul. One morning we even saw an otter down on the shore line below the cottage. You're spoilt for choice with many wonderful walks, and drives, nearby cafes and pubs for lunch or dinner.

Tess and Ric, Yorkshire

What a magical time we spent at Badan Mhugaidh in your lovely cottage. Everything was of such a high standard and so beautifully furnished absolutely 5*. The bedrooms were so comfortable with the lovely beds and linen, and the bathrooms perfect. We were in no rush to go out either in the daytime as the views from the cottage were both mesmerizing and memorable. And indeed we had supper at “home” on two evenings and lit the woodburner and had everything we needed in the well equipped kitchen. We really do hope to return for another magical holiday of wonderful views...

Ginny, Norfolk

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The neighbourhood

Here is stunning wilderness, remote and awe-inspiring. Mountain landscapes, deep vast lochs, sweeping glens, thundering waterfalls, ancient settlements and local communities. The circular drive Torridon/Applecross via the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) and back via the coast road is classed in National Geographic as one of the 10 best drives on the planet. There are several award-winning eateries close to Badan Mhugaidh. Pretty Shieldaig village (2.5 miles) has a small shop open daily and a great seafood restaurant, Coastal Kitchen. Nearby Torridon has small shops/cafés for basic goods and local seafood too.

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 Sailing Tours provide a wide variety of activities - loch tours, sailing and sea kayaking.. 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.


Nigel Thomas

Jan and Nigel Thomas have put heart and soul into Badan Mhugaidh: every detail had their input, from the ground up. Their house is the old stalker’s cottage also in the grounds at Badan Mhugaidh, so they're always on hand should you need anything. Gracious and unobtrusive, they’ve been welcoming guests since July 2017 and want to show you the best of the area.