Overlooking the sea and the islands, Shiskine sits at the top of a grassy slope above a beach in the small crofting community of Aultgrishan. It is located 8 miles along the coast from Gairloch village, in the NorthWest Highlands of Scotland. This is a very quiet and peaceful area, remote from people, traffic and noise, and is nestled among mountains and sea.
Be prepared for big skyscapes and seascapes, spectacular sunsets, and plenty of wildlife.
The area sits inside the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere and has been designated a National Scenic Area, with nearby Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve being the oldest in Scotland. We are also in a Special Area of Conservation, with areas delegated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and Geological Conservation Review Sites. There is a Dark Sky Discovery Site (Milky Way class) beside us, which indicates how dark and unpolluted our skies are over the winter months.
Many of our guests come here to find rest and relaxation from a busy schedule in their own lives. The nearest shop is 5 miles back down the single track road. With walks from the door, constantly changing colours in the sky and sea, and sounds of nature all around, it is difficult not to unwind. Spend time walking, reading, scanning the sea and sky, taking photographs, whatever appeals....
Shiskine is 8 miles from Gairloch. To reach us you will drive along the beautiful coast road and along the clifftops to Aultgrishan, mostly on single track road.
Gairloch is a typical highland village strung out along the shores of Loch Gairloch, and has been inhabited since the Iron Age.
Gairloch itself has several hotels, restaurants and coffee shops, food shops, pharmacy, churches, bank, garage/ petrol station, medical centre, museum and a working harbour where boats land shellfish from the loch and beyond, and from where you can take boat trips around the loch or further out to sea in search of whales.
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