Aurora Bed And Breakfast

B&B

Shieldaig, Torridon, Ross Shire, IV54 8XN

    Ann provides kind, thoughtful hospitality in a stunning coastal village; near Applecross and the Torridon Mountains. For many this is the 'real' Highlands. Enjoy clean sea air, peace and quiet - come to restore your sense of well-being.

    Aurora is an award winning, modern, eco-friendly B&B in a stunning location providing:

    A warm welcome.

    Really comfortable, King and Super-King sized, pocket sprung beds (no footboards).

    Great breakfast choices, cooked to order. Much sourced locally and home made. Organic and Fairtrade where possible.

    Spacious, clean, low allergen en-suite rooms -  hand made soaps.

    Daily weather forecasts at breakfast and tailored local advice to help guests to get  the most out of this spectacular area.

    A quiet, peaceful, relaxing, well equipped home with much thought given to guest's needs and comfort.

    Free WiFi, drying room with washing machine, guests own first floor lounge with wood burner, TV and sea views.

    Binoculars & Telescope provided to view the Sea-Eagles over Shieldaig Island.

    Hospitality tray, hairdyer, hot water bottles, small fridge with fresh milk, herb teas, flapjacks and information folders.

    Kind thoughtful hospitality.

    Booking direct with us will cost you less - link above to our website (just below Aurora title and address, in blue text). You can book on-line via our own website.

    "A wonderful 5 days, surpassing all our expectations. Perfect B & B - best we have ever stayed in. It has been a joy & delight & we will return. Thank you."

    Sustainability is a key part of our philosophy, so choosing to stay here reduces your environmental impact! You are welcome to pick up a few tips on reducing your energy costs – our energy bills have gone down over the last 4 years! We hold a ‘Gold’ Green Tourism award and in 2010 we won a cherished 'Green' Highlands and Islands Tourism award.

    Reduced tariff for stays of 3 or more nights; minimum stay 2 nights for advanced bookings. One night stays may be available last minute.

    Shieldaig is a 5 star village only one and a half hours drive from Inverness, (single track road the last ½ hour). A hidden gem in the Highlands, with a spectacular location nestled amongst the Torridon Mountains, sitting right on the West Coast. A perfect base for exploring Wester Ross; with a shop and pub in walking distance.

    Bed and Breakfast is, after all, about a comfortable bed and a really good breakfast!

    Close to Inverewe and Attadale Gardens, Lochcarron weavers, Carron Pottery, Eilean Donan Castle, Strome castle ruins. The Isle of Skye is not so far away with Tallisker whisky distillery. You can visit the ancient Brochs at Glen Elg, use the little ferry and still "go over the sea to Skye". A trip over the Bealach na Ba to explore Applecross? The Munro's of Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Alligin; Lochs Torridon and Maree are on our doorstep. We provide a daily weather forecast and offer local suggestions, tailored to your needs to help you get the most out of your time here. Lots of favourite, secret spots to share with you!

    We are non-smoking. Children over 12 years old are welcome. Pets are welcome to stay in your car, not in the house.



     

    Gradings
    4 Bed and Breakfast
    Awards
    Cyclists Welcome Walkers Welcome Green Tourism Gold Taste Our Best
    Opening Times
    2014 Opening
    27 Mar 2014 - 31 Oct 2014

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    3
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    "1 Torridon" Twin/Triple Ensuite
    £44.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    "2 Skye" Double Ensuite
    £42.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)
    "3 Applecross" Double/Triple Ensuite
    £44.00 per person per night (breakfast inc.)

    The prices quoted are for booking direct with Aurora B&B. Bookings via Visit Scotland will be plus 10%.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Catering

    • Breakfast Available Breakfast cooked to order / pre-order.
    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Dairy Free We generally have soya and rice milk in the house.
    • Eating Out Facilities within 2 miles
    • Gluten Free We have 2 cereals which are gluten free. Please bring your own breads with you as there are no gluten free supplies in the village.
    • Nut Free Meals
    • Organic Food
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop Local shop open 7 days a week. Minimal stock as very small. Papers arrive 11am. Bread arrives Mon, Wed & Fri only.
    • Tea & Coffee Available Fairtrade tea & coffee in rooms, herbal teas on top of guests fridge.
    • Vegetarian Food Available Our breakfast menu has a number of vegetarian selections to provide a substantial meal.

    Facilities

    • Internet Access
    • No Smoking Permitted We ask guests who wish to smoke to go to the roadside to do so. Anyone found smoking in the house will be asked to leave.

    Leisure Facilities

    • DVD Player
    • Radio
    • TV Lounge We are lucky enough to be able to get a satellite signal (many homes in our village are unable to). A large TV is provided in the guests living room, but not in the bedrooms.
    • WiFi

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard We prefer payment with debit card (UK guests) and pass on the 2.5% we are charged for credit cards to guests wishing to pay the balance with a credit card.
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card We prefer payment with debit card (UK guests) and pass on the 2.5% we are charged for credit cards to guests wishing to pay the balance with a credit card.

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Hire Nearby
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route Public transport is very limited here. The trains are met at lunchtime with a minibus connection to Shieldaig, but not in the evening. We don't really have a taxi service.

    Domestic

    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Fridge There is small fridge upstairs with fresh organic milk for guests use.
    • Hairdryer Available
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Indoor Drying Facility We have a drying room, which at ambient temperature is sufficient to dry most technical clothing. We have no tumble dryer, but you are welcome to use radiators and clothes airer.
    • Iron Available
    • Lounge Guests have their own upstairs living room with spectacular views, woodburning stove and TV. Your hosts have their own private area of the house.
    • Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Towels Provided
    • Washing Machine We provide a washing machine in the drying room for guests to use along with ecover laundrry liquid. We have no dryer, but you are welcome to use the drying room, radiators and clothes airer.

    Health & Wellbeing

    • Sports Massage A lady in the village is able to offer sports massage by appointment.

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Remote Location We have single track roads for 30minutes whether coming in from the south or north. Every journey here takes longer than you think due to single track roads and our remote location. Applecross is 8 miles as the crow flies but takes about 1 hour to get to!
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Village Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers We are very low allergen. Hypo allergenic bedding and no chemical cleaners.
    • No Pets Allowed

    Road Directions

    From Strathcarron & South - drive north to SHIELDAIG (do not go to Torridon). Only 1 road thro Shieldaig village. Either go left at 1st turn, thro village, up hill & 1st house on right. Or 2nd left & 4th building on left. House at top of village opposite war memorial.

    From Gairloch drive south to Kinlochewe, turn right A896 to SHIELDAIG. Drive through Glen Torridon, stay on main road (A896) - IGNORE the Torridon turn continue to SHIELDAIG. Just after Shieldaig village HERON & 40mph sign, take 1st right, we are the 4th on left.

    From Inverness - follow the Brown Tourist signs for "Wester Ross Coastal Trail". Initially Ullapool then at Garve, Gairloch direction. This gets you to Kinlochewe, then follow directions "From Gairloch" above.

    Public Transport Directions

    Public transport in this remote area is limited - less at weekends. The nearest train stations are over 20 miles away, with few links into the village. Taxis are very rare.

    Getting there by railway:

    Kyle - Inverness, Inverness - Kyle train service. Alight at Strathcarron. Morning trains are met by a local mini bus service (not the afternoon trains) ask to be dropped at Aurora - top of village. Please let us know when you book that you require early entry.


    Getting there by aeroplane:

    Inverness airport - 2 hours,

    Glasgow airport - 5 hours

    Edinburgh airport - 5 hours

     

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