The Highland Bothies is a family owned and run business offering a luxury Glamping experience, based on a working croft overlooking Ullapool and beautiful Lochbroom in Wester Ross on the stunning north-west coast of Scotland (on the North Coast 500 route). In addition to a small herd of sheep and our Shetland pony, Casper, we often see a herd of wild deer that roam the hill-side directly behind the Bothies, and buzzards flying over-head.
As a local family, we really appreciate the natural environment we have been fortunate enough to have grown up in, and we hope that our daughter and generations after her will continue to care for it. The signs are good – Ullapool Primary School children have been the first to persuade all the businesses in an entire village to stop using plastic straws – a small thing with a big impact on our marine environment. The children are also supportive of fair trade, and we endorse that too, using Fairtrade certified goods and environmentally sensitive products in our bothies. Our waste water and sewage are processed through a water treatment plant, which we ask you to help us to maintain by proper use.
Our aim is to help you to enjoy and appreciate our surroundings. We are available to contact throughout your stay and are happy to provide information or advice to ensure that you make the most of your time here.
Ruth and Iain MacLennan
The Highland Bothies are in the perfect location for you to sit back, completely relax and take in the wonderful views of Lochbroom, the mountains of An Teallach and Beinn Ghobhlach, and out to the Summer Isles. Or take a leisurely stroll around the local independent shops, art galleries and the busy harbour of Ullapool, with time out in one of the plentiful coffee shops and bars (some hosting live music).
Venture further to find golden strands or hidden bays with gleaming white sands to rival any Caribbean beach when the sun shines, and the iconic mountains of Assynt are a must-see, whether you are a climber or not, and are just a short drive away.
With all this breathtaking scenery it’s little wonder that the area inspires geologists, photographers, artists, walkers, climbers, cyclists, sailors, rowers, divers, snorkelers, wild-life watchers and wild swimmers.
Of course the Highlands is famous for it's Munros and you are in the perfect place to "bag" a few on your stay. Some notable Munros to climb locally are Suilven, BenWyvis, Stac Pollaidh, An Teallach and Beinn Dearg. Why not visit the Walk Highlands website for further ideas.