- Each shepherds hut has its own personality with unique outdoor relax space with a wood burning hot tub, outside dining furniture and BBQ for guests use.
- Iris - has a beautiful texture with a feature wall created from recycled wood worn by the sea, oak flooring and doors, and carved stone basin.
- Rowan - has gorgeous light oak flooring and a rustic pine feature wall with Belfast sink and stone carved basin.
- Handa - has some beautiful features with galvanised metal switches, pewter hinges & handles, and a feature wall of reclaimed wood as well as a stone carved basin.
- All huts have jaw-dropping views of the mountains and sea loch.
Good To Know
- Short stays very welcome.
- One well behaved pet is welcome at Rowan Shepherd Hut, pet housekeeping deposit applicable.
- Guests are provided with their first day supply of wood (1 big basket) and an initial supply of luxury hand soap.
- There is limited Wi-Fi signal, great for social media and email but not streaming however the huts all have Free-sat TV in situ. Secure parking on site.
- Note, additional logs, kindling & firelighters can be purchased if required for the cost of £8 for a mixed box (only logs purchased from West Coast Hideaways can be used within the log burners due to the specific size required, thank you.)
- A continental breakfast pack at £5pp is available to pre-order in advance of arrival.
- All guests receive a complimentary welcome pack which provides an initial supply of tea/coffee, milk (cows milk only), salt/ pepper, olive oil, eco-friendly washing up liquid & loo rolls.
- At Nedd on most Wednesday's in season the local fisherman calls at the croft and you can buy fresh langoustines, scallops, mussels and an abundance of fish for the oven or BBQ.
- There are some great pop-up cafes and restaurants in season within a 20-minute drive from your hut. Try the Kylesku Hotel, Peets Restaurant, Inver Lodge Restaurant, Glancansip Lodge, Eddrachillies Hotel, The Whale Tale restaurant or the Scourie Hotel Restaurant.
- Further afield approx. 35 to 50 minute's drive you can chose to visit the Shorehouse Restaurant or The Old Schoolhouse at Kinlochbervie. A stay is not complete without a visit to the infamous Cocoa Mountain in Durness!
- Spoiled for choice, in season visit Assynt Aroma Secret Tea Garden, Flossies Beach Store, Choc-o-late chocolate & Coffee shop within a twenty-minute drive. Slightly further afield in lochinver, Angels coffee shop, An Cala Café aor Achins Bookshop and coffee shop and Lochinver Larder for its famous pies, all within a 40 drive.
- For local groceries, within a mile there is Drumbeg Stores and towards Lochinver Flossies Beach Store, a Spar and Inver Stores.
- Visit the stunning beaches of Achmelvich, Clashnessie & Clachtoll only a short drive away or make your stay the perfect base for touring the North Coast 500
- Stunning mountains to climb including Quinag and Suilven.
- Other great mountain walks include Canisp, Cul Mor&Cul Beag,Cornival and Ben More Assynt.
- With fabulous beaches, lochs and impressive waterfalls in abundance, a short drive from your hut.
- Visit local craft shop ‘Crafts on the Croft' at Drumbeg and further afield heading north across the Kylesku bridge are the beautiful beaches of Oldshoremore, Polin beach and the stunning Sandwood bay and Stac Polly (Stac Pollaidh).
- The old peat roads are interesting walking with Drumbeg only a mile away or take in the Old Man of Storr, a spectacular sea stack.
- An abundance of waterfalls with Clashnessie falls and just past Lochinver at Inverkirkaig are the falls of Kirkaig and further on the Wailing Widowfalls andEas a' Chual Aluinnthe highest waterfall in Britain.
- Boat tours are available from Kylesku, Lochinver & Archibulitie. Spot seals, dolphins and even whales. In the Spring and summer, you can take a boat trip out to the islandto see Puffins and much more. Ullapool has cruises around the Summer Isles.
- The wildlife in and around Nedd offers spectacular opportunities to see pine marten, otters, dolphins, stags and rich birdlife.
Gorgeous, luxurious and utterly unique - three self-catering romantic shepherds huts with wood burning stoves, hot tubs under starry skies, jaw dropping sea & mountain views, abandoned castles and where wild deer graze the croft land.
Three Stunning Shepherd Huts
Three luxurious shepherd huts , Iris, Handa and Rowan offering gorgeous en-suite accommodation for two, including rainfall showers, log burning stoves, fully fitted kitchens with oak worktops, king size beds and large picture windows showcasing the magnificent sea and mountain views. Each individual shepherd hut has its own personality, giving a unique stay every time. Outdoors living at West Coast Hideaways offers a relaxing space beside each hut with a wood-burning hot tub, outside dining furniture and BBQ for alfresco dining.
The family croft has stunning sea views out over Loch Nedd looking out to Lower Badcall, Scourie, Handa island and to the distant mountain peaks of Fionaven, Arkle. and Ben Stack enjoying commanding views over the dramatic Western side of Quinag, a mountain that dominates the horizon in this part of Assynt. Whether you are touring the fabulous North Coast 500 route or simply wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of modern living, the Assynt region makes a perfect base to explore. The North West Highlands are blessed with some of the most awe-inspiring scenery anywhere, from soaring mountains to turquoise seas with white sandy beaches and deep glens, it has everything.
Sleeping two, Iris is named after the beautiful yellow iris plants (iris pseudacorus) that grow wild along the burn, which runs the length of the croft, until finally dropping into the sea. Iris is nestled above the burn (Alltan nan Iall) and the ruin of the old croft house with fabulous views of Loch Nedd and mountains. Iris is a beautiful blue colour reflecting the colour of the sea and the sky on a sunny, spring day. It has a king sized bed, wood burning stove, beautifully made kitchen area with induction hob, full sized oven and fridge. The en-suite shower room has a thermostatic shower and bespoke carved stone hand basin. Iris has a beautiful texture with a feature wall created from recycled wood worn by the sea, oak flooring and doors. Outside on its own deck is wood fired hot tub, table & chairs and BBQ.
Named after the trees dotted about the croft, Rowan, sleeping two, has stunning sea views encompassing Loch Nedd, Lower Badcall and Handa Island. Light grey in colour to reflect the building it replaced Rowan has light oak flooring and a rustic pine feature wall. Inside you will find a king sized bed, wood burning stove, delightful kitchen area with hob, oven, Belfast sink and fridge. The en-suite shower room has a rainfall shower, carved stone hand basin and oak furniture. Rowan can accommodate a small dog by prior agreement. Outside on its private deck is a wood-burning hot tub, outdoor dining and BBQ.
Handa, sleeping two, is named after the island wildlife reserve visible in the distance over the sea loch. Dark slate blue in colour, mirroring the colour of the distant island it has a king sized bed, Hobbit log burner, well-appointed kitchen area with two ring induction hob, full sized oven, fridge and handmade oak shelving. The en-suite shower room with thermostatic shower, carved stone hand basin set on a hand crafted oak stand. Handa has some beautiful features with galvanised metal switches, pewter hinges & handles and a feature wall of reclaimed wood. The property enjoys Satellite TV, Wi-Fi & Bluetooth speaker. Relax in your own outdoor Swedish style wood-fired hot tub or enjoy the sunset while outdoor dining. There's also a BBQ for rustling up dinner alfresco.
Magnificent mountains and pristine beaches
A stay at West Coast Hideaways will leave you spoiled for choice, whether it's relaxed strolls along pristine beaches, lochside walking or hiking high into the mountains. The Quinag, a magnificent mountain which dominates the view over the croft to the east has three peaks Spidean Coinich, Sail Gorm and Sail Gharbh which can be tackled separately or for the more energetic in one day. A popular walk with clear paths, you can find the car park on the A894 about 25mins drive from the huts. The more competent climber can tackle Suilven, one of Scotland's finest & easily identifiable mountains, Suilven has an iconic status, set amongst the cnoc & loch landscape of Assynt. Park in Lochinver, the start of the walk is just past Glencansip Lodge. Other great mountain walks close by are Canisp, Cul Mor & Cul Beag and for the munro baggers amongst you Cornival and Ben More Assynt which can be reached from Inchnadamph.
With fabulous beaches, lochs and impressive waterfalls in abundance, a short drive from your hut, heading towards Lochinver on the B869, you can find Clashnessie beach (20 minute's drive) - set in a rocky inlet, the beach is a deep crescent of beautiful sand, a short walk upstream leads to Clashnessie falls. There's also Clachtoll beach (25 minute's drive) a stunning beach and within a short walk to the ancient stone aged Broch. Or Achmelvich beach (35 minute's drive) a renowned beach with crystal white sand and turquoise sea. A ‘must do' stop on the NC500 touring route and the North West Highlands snorkel trail. Further afield heading north across the Kylesku bridge are the beautiful beaches of Oldshoremore, Polin beach and the stunning Sandwood bay. A little further afield towards the Summer Isles is Stac Polly (Stac Pollaidh ) which is great walk with stunning views.
Low level walks, waterfalls and wildlife
The lower level walks have some fabulous hidden gems, visit waterfalls and old peat roads. These are interesting walks with Drumbeg being only a mile away, the start is next to the Secret Tea Garden and you can treat yourself to a hot chocolate on the way back to your hut. Old man of Stoer is a spectacular sea stack. Start the walk from Stoer Lighthouse and walk along cliffs taking in the impressive coastal scenery - best walk in Assynt for whale and dolphin spotting. Little Assynt all abilities trail is suitable for wheelchairs and visits two lochs. The walk has stunning views across this wild landscape to the surrounding mountains and can be accessed from the A837 a couple of miles outside of Lochinver. A little further afield are the Bone Caves of Inchnadamph and Knockan Crag set in the International Geo Park. Just past Lochinver at Inverkirkaig are the falls of Kirkaig and a little further just off the A894 about half way between Loch Assynt and the Kylesku Bridge are the Wailing Widow falls.
The wildlife is astounding. Wild deer graze on the neighbouring croft land while an occasional eagle soars in the sky above. Seals, porpoise and dolphin play in the loch and otters feast on the shoreline - all part of the natural rhythm of your stay at West Coast Hideaways. Boat tours are available from Kylesku, Lochinver & Archibulitie. Spot seals, dolphins and even whales. Looking across Loch Nedd from your hut you can see Handa Island in the distance. In the Spring and Summer, you can take a boat trip out to the island to see Puffins and much more. Ullapool has cruises around the Summer Isles. There are also a number of crafts shops such as Highland Pottery, Crafts on the Croft, Lochinver Craft Market which runs on set dates and Balnakeil Craft Village.
Your gorgeously handcrafted huts are nestled in the sheltered hamlet of Nedd on the side of a sea loch bearing the same name. (Nedd in Gaelic is ‘An Nead' and means ‘the nest'). Nedd sits along the B869, a stunning coastal road linking Kylesku to Lochinver, part of the North Coast 500 route. Remote but not isolated the village of Drumbeg lies just over a mile to the west and with the stunning beaches of Achmelvich, Clashnessie & Clachtoll only a short drive away.
From your stay at West Coast Hideaways you can be as active or as chilled as you choose, climb munros, go otter spotting or simply or lie back in the hot tub under a star filled sky.
Lets are for short stays or full weeks. See website for check in days. 3 night break £345-£420 and 2 night break from £230-£280.
Weekly discount of 10% off for weekly stays.From £115 per night low season, £130 per night mid season and £140 per night high season.
Longer stays welcome. Check in arrival times between 16:00pm and 18:00pm on day of arrival. Check out 10:00am. One small dog is welcome at Rowan and (pet housekeeping charge of £20) for the duration of the stay.
"Just back from a fantastic stay at West Coast Hideaways. We stayed in Iris which is a very luxuriously appointed shepherd's hut. The owners Jacqui and Jason have clearly gone to a lot of effort to make these huts as good as they can be. They are extremely well appointed and the attention to detail is excellent. The location of the huts makes the most of the stunning location and maximises the views. The hut has a wood fired hot tub which we made the most of. Fantastic relaxation outside with a blanket of stars and a view of the Northern Lights! Really couldn't be beaten and made the trip for my wife and I. We will definitely return."
"This was a lovely place to come and truly unwind. Jackie and Jason were very helpful and have created a very relaxing environment in a stunning location. We liked it so much we stayed an extra night!"
"Spent 4 nights celebrating our Anniversary....luxury shepherds huts in a beautiful location. Hosts Jacqui and Jason lit the hot tub for our arrival which was used by us every night to see spectacular stars and the northern lights. We will definitely return and would highly recommend to others."
"Our hosts messaged before arrival for ETA so that they could have our personal hot tub ready warmed for us to jump into. Just perfect service."
"We had a wonderful stay in Handa Shepard's hut and only wished we'd booked it for longer. It's in such a wonderful location and I can't think of a better way to relax after a day of activity than in a wood-fired hot tub, watching free-roaming stags and looking up a clear nights sky, wow! The hut had everything we could have wanted and exceeded our expectations, thank you so much, we will be back (for longer next time)."