Tigh nan Shian

Self Catering,
Culkein, Lochinver, Sutherland. IV27 4JG

Self catering accommodation in the Highlands of Scotland.


  • Justin or Lucy Swabey,
    Corriechoille Lodge,
    Spean Bridge,
    Inverness-shire. PH34 4EY
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Tigh nan Shian - translated from Gaelic to "House of the Fairies" is named after the small hill behind it, which was locally believed to be where fairies lived. The house was built around the ruins of an old crofters cottage in the hamlet of Culkein on the Stoer Peninsula, Assynt. It has recently been extensively renovated to provide well equipped and comfortable self catering accommodation for up to five people.

Around two hours drive from the Highland Capital of Inverness in the North West corner of the Scottish Highlands, our holiday cottage offers complete peace and tranquillity. It is around 500m from a sandy beach and enjoys panoramic sea and mountain views. The village of Lochinver is 20 minutes drive away and has all local amenities including shops, pubs, restaurants, garage, bank, leisure centre and health centre. Ullapool is around 1 hours drive away.


From Above... The above clip shows Culkein and the Stoer Peninsula from above Tigh Nan Shian.
  • 0:00 Tigh Nan Shian is just visible at the bottom centre of the screen. We are looking North over the settlement of Culkein and towards Eddrachillis Bay. Culkein beach can be seen on the LHS. As we pan round you can see Quinag and Suilven in the distance, amongst other mountains, then at
  • 0:15 you can see Loch Cul Fraioch. At
  • 0:21 Culkein Bay and beach is just below centre screen. We then hover above Culkein, and with any luck you will see Tigh Nan Shian breifly highlighted.

Surrounded by the spectacular coastal and mountain scenery of the Assynt area, Tigh nan Shian is the ideal location for relaxing, walking, sailing, beach-combing, climbing, bird-watching, fishing (both sea and loch) and geology (lying at the heart of the North-West Highlands Geopark). Please use the links below to find out more:

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