The Best Wester Ross Holiday Cottages for your UK Short Break

When it comes to British minibreak destinations, Scotland’s rural Wester Ross region, located in the Northwest Highlands, sets the bar pretty high. With picture-perfect vistas, amazing wildlife, and so much to see and explore, you’d be hard-pressed to find anywhere better to spend a couple of relaxing nights.

You can stay in traditional lodgings, on the shores of Scotland’s famous lochs, spending your days hiking, exploring or just chilling out, and your nights enjoying characterful bucolic pubs with new friends. Here’s some of the very best cottages for you to choose from, allowing you to create the perfect Scottish getaway.

An Cos, Shieldaig

An Cos

An Cos image © An Cos Shieldaig


This luxury highland holiday cottage sits on the shores of Loch Shieldaig, and is not only breathtakingly beautiful and secluded but is also relatively easy to get to. Featuring luxury self-catering facilities, as well as local award-winning restaurants, there’s plenty of options when it comes to food.

This traditionally styled, but modern built cottage is perfect for a family, or a group of up to 10 people. The local village, Shieldaig, offers lots of different activities and sports, not to mention a top-notch pub. It’s also utterly gorgeous, and a conservation village.




Cruinn Leum Round House, Toscaig

Cruinn Leum Round House

Cruinn Leum Round House image © Unique Cottages

When it comes to finding a really unique option for your highland getaway holiday cottage, look no further. The Cruinn Leum Round House in Toscaig offers luxury, environmentally friendly lodging, with an original twist. As the name suggests, it’s a quirky round house!

With its ancient looks, spectacular views and luxuriously designed interior, this cottage was originally built as an artist’s retreat but has since proved incredibly popular with a holidaymakers. This is perfect accommodation for a couple or small family.

The Lochside Cottage

Lochside Cottage image © Torridon Estate

Another beautiful, lochside cottage, this modern, luxury cottage is ideal for a getaway where spectacular views are an absolute must. With stunning views out over the water, as well as the craggy peaks rising beyond, these views very literally take your breath away.

Ideal for a family or small group of 2-4 people, with all the necessary mod cons, you’ll struggle to go wrong with The Lochside Cottage.

Wester Ross is one of the most beautiful areas in the United Kingdom, and if you’ve not spent any time there, without a shadow of a doubt, you are missing out.


From its epic, sweeping landscapes, to its protected, picture-postcard-perfect villages, this is the place that jumps to mind when you picture a beautiful and dramatic highland vista.

Despite being remote and peaceful, there’s no lacking when it comes to luxury accommodation and activities. With a great range of cottages boasting everything from unique lodging, such as the Cruinn Leum Round House, to more luxurious, modern options like An Cos, you’ll find everything you need for a perfect short getaway in the highlands.

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