Reviews from some of our guests.
Claire, Ed and Arlo, November 2018 “Thankyou so much for having us to stay in your beautiful holiday cottage. We have loved our stay, every moment of it. The cottage has been the perfect cosy bolthold and we will miss it very much. You have so much attention to detail and the amenities have been exceptional. I personally have adored the soft beds and fluffy towels. Ed and Arlo have enjoyed sitting by the woodburner sipping whisky. The walks are just stunning and we have seen deer (lots of deer), otters and seals. It really does feel wild and rough, yet breathtaking. The air and water have been so good for us as has the downtime. We very much look forward to returning sometime with company so we can show our friends the beauty of this place. Wishing you luck with your developments. Keep doing what you are doing because its spot on.”
Evans family, October 2018 “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.”
Chris, October 2018 "Although we are reluctant to leave 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."
Christine, September 2018 “Nigel and Jan's place is a wonderful retreat! it was spectacular being right on the Loch and having trails for walking right outside your door. The house is beautifully decorated with everything you might need, including a roaring fire. The beds and linens were a wonderful treat after a long day of exploring. Lots of books and maps to help you enjoy the area. I would definitely recommend their base in Torridon!”
Siobhan, September 2018 “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.”
Dwight, September 2018 “This place is magical and awe inspiring, unlike any place I’ve had very been. The view of steep mountains and the lapping Loch water is fantastic. If you have time for a peaceful yet inspiring getaway, this is the place! Your place on Loch Torridon and surrounding country is awe inspiring. The majesty of the mountains and the primordial grandeur of the setting was a spiritual lift. I feel most fortunate to have found your hideaway from the modern world and hope to return. The drive to Applecross was breathtaking!”
Ginny, August 2018 "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 were most impressed with the very high standard of “recycling” and hope we managed to live up to your high standards in this department and put everything in its proper place!
We really do hope to return for another magical holiday of wonderful views, extreme comfort and relaxation.
Genevieve August 2018 “A beautiful spot, and gorgeous guest house with very welcome modern amenities, spotlessly clean, tidy, and extremely comfortable. We would definitely return to Nigel and Jan's.”
Ann, August 2018 “What a stylish place to stay in a beautiful location. Thoroughly recommend for a relaxing stay.”
Craig, August 2018 “Amazing property in a stunning location. This is perfect for NC500 travellers, outdoor enthusiasts or anyone who just wants to get away from it all. The facilities are great, the beds and sofas are very comfortable and the decor is perfect for any Farrow & Ball addict. The drying area is a great idea and essential for most Scottish holidays. Dogs are welcomed and their needs have been considered. Jan and Nigel are perfect hosts. We tried all their restaurant recommendations and were not disappointed. Torridon is a fantastic area with much more to see than a quick guide book glance would suggest. There are lots of walks that can be done from the doorstep and the Loch is just a 2 minute walk away.”
The Wrights, July 2018 “We have thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. The weather was kind, the dogs were happy, and the beds, as you promised, were super comfy 😊. The house, its location, décor, and the scenery surrounding it, helped us relax almost instantly. I wish you well for the remainder of the season. Kind thoughts and best wishes.”
Cristina & Marco, July 2018 “The stay at the Cottage of Nigel and Jan have been really amazing. We have appreciated the armony between the house and the surrounding nature, the attention about the small things such as the utilization of renewable energy for the house and the use of local products for the kitchen and the bathroom. The cottage has been tastefully decorated and helps you to appreciate the incredible landscape in which it’s located. What else to say... highly recommended!!! ”
Rachelle, June 2018 “Perfect home in an idyllic spot. Beautifully designed and well equipped. Particularly loved the boot/drying/dog room. Hiking right from the back door! Jan and Nigel were terrific hosts, thoughtful and available to answer any questions. Looking forward to returning again someday soon.”
Andrew & Danielle, June 2018 “Nigel & Jan are brilliant hosts, on hand should you need anything from advice/top tips about the local area or another towel! The house is very stylish and very comfortable, the bed is probably the best we’ve slept in! We were lucky enough to have some great weather during our stay and enjoyed some truly fantastic views of the mountains opposite. The location is a great stepping off point for Torridon, Applecross and Shieldaig. All these things combined to make for a very restful and enjoyable stay. We’ll definitely be back.”
Kathryn, May 2018 “The cottage is well-designed and exceptionally comfortable. The setting is spectacularly beautiful. We stayed six nights rather than the three we intended because we couldn’t imagine a better spot. We especially enjoyed the ability to walk on the old road along the Loch to the Torridon Inn and kayaking with Tom (Shieldaig Outdoor Adventures).”
Susie, May 2018 “Really fabulous place to stay. Wonderful cosy cottage with amazing views. Wonderful local walks. Incredible bed! We will definitely return.”
Allan, May 2018 “Go try it you will not be disappointed”
Catriona, April 2018 "The most amazing place and a lovely couple made us all so welcome. The dogs loved it to ! Red deer in the morning just outside the house and just stunning scenery around the whole property. Torridan mountains and Loch make it magical. So quiet and peaceful. Fab seafood nearby. High recommend this accommadation. We will be back in October !"
Katherina April 2018 “Fondy furnished house with many lovely details to keep the origional which fits perfect into the beautiful landscape. And perfect hosts not tired to answer any questions and to give advices.”
Jenna, March 2018 “Nigel and Jan’s place was incredible! We can’t put into words how special our stay was. The cottage itself was extremely modern and Nigel and Jan have thought of everything you might need and more! The area is a slice of heaven, well located and surrounded by wildlife. We would definitely recommend to anyone!”
Paul, March 2018 “Staying at Nigel and Jan’s cottage is a real life experience. In the middle of the wildest and most astonishing nature, you will find there the true Scottish spirit. It’s a cozy and practical place in the most beautiful part of the Highlands. Do not hesitate for a second”
David Feb 2018 “Without question the most scenic location we've ever been lucky enough to stay in. Can't remember staying in a more stylish/contempory house. Can't wait to return.”
Andrew Feb 2018 “Nigel and Jan’s place is fantastic. Lovely cottage, which is stylish in design and suitably kitted out for long walks in the countryside, which is exactly what we wanted. The views are amazing, and there are a handful of good walks directly from the house. We even managed to find a “secret beach”. Perfect stay. Thanks so much.”
Joelle, Tom & Ernie cocker spaniel Jan 2018 “Nigel and Jan’s place is wonderful and we would absolutely recommend a stay here to switch off, recharge and explore the amazing surroundings. The location is stunning, on the banks of the loch, with amazing views out of all of the windows. So much care and consideration has gone into the design, layout and interior of the cottages. There are two cottages next door to each other but they are very private. They are connected via a shared boot room which is a great and functional addition (perfect for letting the dog dry off after a long walk!). Thank you again for a lovely stay! ”
Dan, Gillian & doggies Edward & Brian Dec 2017 “Amazing stay at a hidden gem of a location in the Scottish Highlands. If you want peace and quiet in a stunning setting this is the place for you we will be back!”
Pulakit Dec 2017 “Luxurious and cosy cottage, beautiful lake and mountain views, great location for exploring Strathcarron, Applecross, Torridon, etc.”
Padma Dec 2017 “The photos fail to do justice to the place. It is way more prettier than what can be noted from the pictures. Nigel & Jan are excellent hosts - prompt with responses, welcoming and proactively helpful. Each evening they had set the fire in the fireplace to keep the rooms warm even before we arrived. The cottages are very tastefully done with all necessary amenities available and Nigel personally walked up to our cottage to help if we had any issues at all. We travelled with our pet dog, Cookie during Christmas and found a Christmas cookie for our dog, Cookie left at the kitchen counter by them along with Christmas cakes for us. A highly recommended place.”
Caroline Nov 2017 “We had an exceptionally comfortable stay at Nigel and Jan’s. A beautifully scenic location with lots of walks available from the doorstep and nearby. They included some wonderful local produce provided for breakfast which was very thoughtful and made our stay feel luxurious.”
Karen & Mayur Nov 2017 “This cottage has everything you need for an amazing stay and to come away completely chilled. The long weekend we had felt like we'd been away a month. From the welcome you get through to the stunning scenery, everything is made even more special by the comfort of the cottage. The design and layout has been really well thought through and is such a calming place. We can't recommend this place enough.”
Liam Nov 2017 “Gorgeous views from the property, and immaculately decorated inside. Nigel and Jan were nice enough to recommend us places to eat in the evening and pointed out good walks in the area for some exploration. Will definitely be recommending to friends!”
Tessa Nov 2017 “An amazing Airbnb, one of the best I’ve stayed in! The house is beautifully furnished to a very high standard with everything you could need - log fire, board games & the most comfy super king sized bed. It was very luxurious! The location is so peaceful with amazing scenery all around. The hosts were wonderful and checked to make sure we were comfortable as well as to welcome us to the property. Really, really nice - this would make a perfect retreat for a week or more and I just wish we had stayed longer."
Courtney Oct 2017 “An incredible location with stunning views of the loch! Nigel and Jan had a fire started when we arrived, and the bedrooms and bathrooms were spotless. Nigel and Jan gave recommendations for places or things to see and were great hosts. The Cottage had everything we needed. A town with a few shops is just a few minutes away for groceries or drinks. It is a drive and in an isolated area, but we would absolutely return and recommend a few nights stay!”
Barry Oct 2017 “Our expectations were high and they were not only met but exceeded. An amazing property with such attention to detail and experience that we will be back in a heartbeat. Nigel & Jan are great hosts and we loved our stay. Would recommend to all.”
Tom Oct 2017 “An excellent stay in our favourite stop on the trip. Nigel and Jan were very welcoming and friendly hosts. They gave a very detailed induction to the home and facilities (I'm a step closer to buying an IKEA kitchen) and also gave some very useful tips on the local area. I would recommend taking the short walk down to Loch Torridon which is both absolutely stunning and peaceful. Nigel offered to let us know if he saw the Northern Lights in the night so we wouldn't miss them. If you are on the North Coast 500 trip, Balgy Bridge is particularly good to stop at because it is on the official road of the tour and requires no diversion from your route. If there was one suggestion for improvement I would make, it would be that the driveway from the main road up to house be touched-up a bit; as this was very lumpy and bumpy to drive along when arriving/leaving.”
Charles Oct 2017 “This is a fabulous house on the banks of Loch Torridon - the views are amazing and the house was extremely clean and comfortable. It had all the amenities that you could hope for. The provided breakfast was also fantastic. We would love to return in future!”
Pete & Dan Sep 2017 [written on a gorgeous card from local artist Lisa O’Brien] “Dear Jan & Nigel, a beautiful card from a local artist to say thank you for a wonderful stay at Badan Mhugaidh. We instantly fell in love with this stunning part of the world and relaxed the moment we parked the car! The house had everything we could possibly need for a relaxing stay – particularly the view of the loch! We were rewarded this morning by a visit from four deer, who trotted past the window as we were getting up. The perfect end to a wonderful holiday! Many, many thanks again, and best wishes. Dan & Pete”
Richard and Rob Oct 2017 "This accommodation is unmissable. It was such a pleasure to stay in that we can’t imagine there’s anywhere better to stay. It was our favourite accommodation on the entire North Coast 500 route. Jan and Nigel have thought of everything. The location is beautiful, we can see why they fell in love with Torridon. It’s secluded but yet only a few minutes by road to some great local places to eat. The accommodation is lovely, tastefully decorated and furnished, comfortable, relaxing and we loved the fact that they had really thought through everything that a guest could possibly want for a relaxing stay. We were sad to only stay one night and we really want to come back and stay again and do some walking in the area. We also received a fantastic welcome, excellent pre-arrival information and suggestions for our ongoing trip after we left which was really lovely. Jan and Nigel clearly wanted to show off their part of the world and make sure we had a fantastic time - surely this is what air BnB is all about. In addition, the building is off grid with solar power and the water is basically Torridon mineral water as it’s from a private bore hole supply and not mains water. It’s filtration system is inspected by Scottish Water and completely safe and we loved the environmentally friendly aspects of this and the idea that even the tap water was from local source. Absolutely faultless and we will be back!"
Jules Oct 2017 "It was suggested that the scenery may be enough. It most certainly was- awe inspiring does not do justice to the place. The house itself is special- exactly as advertised. Fittings are above the standard expected and small touches such as the home baked shortbread made the stay special. I wanted to escape for a few days and this place achieved this perfectly. There are some lovely places around and we did visit these. All in all a perfect place. I want to go back."
Fiona & Iain Oct 2017 “Jan and Nigel were fantastic hosts, their beautiful house was so cosy with the wood burning stove on for our arrival. The location was stunning and we were able to completely chill out. Can't wait to go back with the rest of the family! Thank you Jan and Nigel!”
Ed & Leslie Oct 2017 “This is a beautiful space thoughtfully created to fit into the environment. It is spotlessly clean, with great amenities and the most comfortable bed you will ever sleep in. Nigel was very helpful in making a recommendation on the route we should take for our next day and a wonderful cafe that we should have lunch at that we never would have otherwise known about.”
Duncan & Sylvie Oct 2017 “Remote but remarkable spot beside Loch Torridon. Nigel and Jan have worked tirelessly to make this amazing, comfortable and beautiful house a wonderful place to have a holiday.”
Lynne & Bob Sep 2017 “Fabulous location on the shore of Upper Loch Torridon; beautiful cottage with excellent amenities.”
Jonathan Sep 2017 “This is a truly special place next to a beautiful loch and in the shadow of the hills. The accommodation was fantastic, exactly what we needed after a long drive. Without a doubt, one of the best places we stayed during our Highland tour. We'd highly recommend.”
Sonia Sep 2017 “C'est plus qu'un hébergement de qualité, c'est un vrai projet de vie que nous ont offert Jan et Nigel. Diplomates à Londres, ils ont tout quitté pour venir s'installer sur cette colline avec une vue magnifique sur le loch, dans un grand respect de la nature, de l'environnement, des animaux qui y vivent. Ils tendent à l'autonomie énergétique, l'eau vient d'une source d'une grande pureté (contrôlée officiellement). La maison qui est réservée aux voyageurs est très chaleureuse, fonctionnelle, avec tout le confort moderne très joliment intégré dans ce bâtiment rénové où un maximum de matériaux ont été recyclé (la magnifique table a été faite à partir de l'ancien parquet par exemple). Dans la grande salle de bain vous trouverez douche et baignoire, le lit est immense et Jan vous laissera dans le réfrigérateur que des produits bios ou faits maison pour votre petit déjeuner. Un conseil : si vous voulez manger à l'extérieur et que vous hésitez entre Torridon et Shieldaig, allez sans hésitation à Shieldaig, pour la beauté du coucher de soleil dans le port et pour les poissons qu'on y mange à prix raisonnable (comparé à Torridon).”
Sam Sep 2017 “Amazing location! Beautifully built and decorated cottages, super comfy beds, and brilliant showers. 5 star luxury in the Highlands. Highly recommended!”
Nik & Dave Sep 2017 “A beautiful house in a beautiful place. We were upstairs and had amazing views out of our bedroom and ensuite. The cottage is very peaceful, and the stylish decor is very tastefully done to add to the ambience. Everything has been designed and kept to a very high standard. Both Jan and Nigel were really welcoming, meeting us as we arrived, showing us round and making sure we had everything we needed for our stay, without being intrusive. Nigel even came over to show us the northern lights which were visible from the decking of the cottage! All round great stay.”
Donald & Bridie Sep 2017 “Nigel and Jan have put a lot of thought into making these cottages very special. They are light and airy and the colour palettes used throughout are calming. Very comfortable bed, good bed linen. I liked the special touches....some lovely edibles left in the fridge for us and replenished daily. It was raining while we were staying but that was no hardship as it was a delight to sit in the comfort of the living room, in front of the wood-burning stove, reading our books. Views great! Thank you.”
Nickie & Jamie Sep 2017 “What a spectacular place to stay, five-star accommodation! The views are breathtaking and the cottage is beautifully designed and furnished to the highest spec and quality. The comfortable plush bedding, organic toiletries and fluffy towels added to the luxurious experience. A wonderfully stocked kitchen, with tasty coffee and breakfast treats was just great. Jan and Nigel, are so friendly and warm, and helpfully shared their rich local knowledge. Torridon is an unbelievable location, too. There are many beautiful places in Scotland but this is top of the list. The area boasts amazing hiking opportunities and outdoor activities. For those who prefer a gentle walk, there is a gentle 6.5 km walk (there and back) to a local pub/restaurant there and back. Shieldaig is a short drive too, a pretty little village well worth a visit, we had some great grub at Nanny’s cafe. The viewing deck offer stunning views and even on a colder evening we wrapped up warm and enjoyed a glass of red and soaked in the views of the loch. Jan and Nigel have created a little piece of heaven and we will be back, if we are able to secure a booking!!!”
Elaine & Neil Sep 2017 “This place is truly amazing. The location, accommodation and everything about it is 5 star. Nigel and Jan are fantastic hosts who pay such attention to detail to ensure your stay will be perfect.”
Vivienne and Pádraig sep 2017 “Expect wonderful peace and quiet; enjoy a comfortable bed and a lovely, high standard of accommodation. We would definitely recommend staying here.”
Didier Aug 2017 “tres beau gite”
John Aug 2017 “This is one of the best appointed and finished cottages we have stayed in. Two en-suite bedrooms is quite a rarity and the boot/drying/dog room was amazing. The views are wonderful and the hosts very friendly and helpful. Quite remote, so you would struggle without a car. We also took the boat trip out of Shieldaig to see the Sea Eagles - who actually made an appearance! A very pleasant stay.”
Marlena Aug 2017 “The place is amazing! The views breathtaking. If you are looking for some quiet time it's for you. Nigel and Jan were very helpful even before we visited, with the site, recommendations etc. The house is new, clean, the setting just perfect. Thank you for your hospitality.”
Jasmin Aug 2017 “We adored our brief stay at Badan Mhugaidh and it's sure to be a place we return to. Nigel and Jan made our stay easy and effortless. The space was perfectly appointed with modern amenities and old fashioned charm, we had a delicious highland breakfast, and were beyond inspired by the scenery. We also took a drive recommended by Nigel that added so much flavor to our travels. We also saw two stags on the property! I could not recommend staying here more. It's beyond lovely!”
Sven Aug 2017 “We had a great stay at a really stunning place! The new accommodation is nice, clean and comfortable and the hosts really kind - Everything perfect!”
Lindsay & Kate Aug 2017 “What a location! The accommodation is beautiful - Nigel and Jan have really thought of everything to make it a really comfortable stay.”
Éric Aug 2017 “the place is simply gorgeous and the house really beautiful, extremely well equipped for self catering. A fantastic address to stay”
Martha Aug 2017 “Fabulous, high spec cottages with all possible amenities for a relaxing stay, gorgeous rooms with views at every window. Nigel and Jan lit the fire for us when we were arriving late on a wet night so we arrived into a beautifully warm cosy house.”
Alberto Aug 2017 “Lugar pintoresco muy recomendable por sus instalaciones y ubicación. La cama muy grande y muy cómoda. Si os gusta salir a correr os recomiendo calzaros las zapatillas e ir a correr por un camino entre lagos y montañas de 6km que sale desde la misma casa. ALUCINANTE!”
Sam Aug 2017 “Truly amazing! The location is breathtaking but the cottage is perfect. One of the most stylish places I've stayed, the beds you barely want to get out of they are so comfortable. Everything is of the highest spec and caters for all your needs. A wonderfully stocked kitchen and great coffee. Perfect to have breakfast on the veranda over-looking the views of the loch. I will be back (if there are any spaces as this place will be booked regularly). Thank you Nigel and Jan...wonderful welcome, stay and farewell.”
Camille Aug 2017 “Magnifique.Décorée avec goût, précision et raffinement! La pièce à vivre est également très agréable. Nous avons eu du mal à partir.”
Sandra Jul 2017 “One of the most beautiful Cottages I have ever stayed in. Nigel and Jan are very nice and friendly hosts. Would always visit it again.”
Simon Jul 2017 “This new property has been built in one of the most beautiful areas of Britain and has been lovingly designed by Nigel and Jan with the very best of everything. If you are looking for luxury accommodation in spectacular surroundings then look no further.”
Luca Jul 2017 “Magnifico appartamento super accessoriato”
Aurélie Jul 2017 “We warmly recommend you to stay in Nigel and Jan's house. They are welcoming hosts and they give plenty of advices! The house is lovely and nicely decorated, located in a charming place with a beautiful view!”
Sivakumar Jul 2017 “It was a very good experience staying at this place. If you are looking for nature, wilderness and quality comfort this is the place.”
Teri Jul 2017 “Fantastic stay! Very modern, clean, and tranquil accommodation. Breakfast out on the patio with the beautiful view of the loch/mountains is a must. Very close to several walking paths and great drives. Highly recommend if you are looking for a quiet area to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Nigel and Jan are great hosts.”
Skye Jul 2017 “This place was absolutely luxury. A brand new place but they managed to retain all the charm of the old quaint cottages of the area. Nigel and Jan were very friendly, gave me a good history of the place, and are very helpful to those who are wanting to investigate their family origins - they will link you with the right people. Bed was the best I've slept in in any hotel accommodation ... really everything just stunning. Would strongly recommend booking and just enjoying this area, which was the best the area has to offer”
Dave & Lucy Jul 2017 “Nigel and Jan have built an amazing place to stay, in such an amazing part of the countryside. They are great hosts, great to talk to and very welcoming. You couldn't ask for anything more from the accommodation, it has everything you could possibly need! Well worth a visit!”
Gisela Jul 2017 “Nigel and Jan are truly the perfect hosts and their place on Loch Torridon is a rare find. Spectacular views, quality finishes and thoughtful extras are what made our stay here unforgettable. We can without a doubt recommend it!”
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