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Ghillie’s Rest – Scottish Highlands

The detail

Sleeps: Sleeps up to 4 in one master bedroom and one double bedroom with a shared bathroom.

Hideaway Type: An intimate catered Highland retreat with stunning views.

Location: Set in the rural 23,000 acre Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, 1 hour from Inverness. Prepare for stunning scenery and beautiful views.

Facilities: Underfloor heating, Fully equipped kitchen, Dishwasher, Broadband WiFi, Chest freezer, Washer – dryer, Nespresso coffee machine, Coffee grinder, Juicer, Nutri-bullet, Outdoor terrace space, BBQ,Cot(s) and high chair(s) available, Bed linen and towels and firewood provided

Activities: Admire the breath-taking scenery and wildlife, spend days exploring the Reserve whether it be hiking or biking or by guided tour. Go brown trout fishing or clay pigeon shooting, or dolphin watching. Visit a local whisky distillery or local pub. Host some local entertainment at your lodge or book a therapist to come for some TLC. Horse riding, canoeing, golfing, day trips and various different tours can also be organised.

Children: It is the prefect cottage for a small family.

Furry Friends: Well-behaved dogs welcome at a £35 per dog housekeeping surcharge

Service: Fully catered. Breakfast items are provided whilst lunch and dinner are prepared by Alladales resident chef and delivered daily to your door. Menus are agreed in advance. See sample menu here.

High season price from:  £2,950 per week for two adults + £300 for each additional guest (over 5 years old) fully catered.

Low season price from: £3,350 per week for two adults + £300 for each additional guest (over 5 years old) fully catered.

Exclusive Use: Reserve Ghillie’s Rest, Eagle’s Crag and Alladale Lodge all together for the ultimate larger group getaway.

Closed from: 6th January – 12th March 2021

Ghillies Rest is a charming two-bedroom cottage located alongside the River Alladale with stunning views all along the Glen. Unwind and reconnect with nature and loved ones in this intimate beautifully appointed Highland retreat located on the wild Alladale Wilderness Reserve. Your only worry will be where to explore each day as the cottage comes fully catered with breakfast items provided and whilst lunch and dinner delivered daily to your door.


The food here is a tasty, locally sourced, organic fare. The vegetables, salads, herbs and berries are all grown in Alladales aquaponic 1.5 acre garden. We love that the  electricity needed to power the greenhouses is produced by a hydro-generator, making it a zero waste and zero emissions ethical food production scheme.  The venison is wild and ethically culled whilst regional suppliers offer fresh and wild caught seafood and local trout.  Menus are tailored to your tastes by chef Natasha Buttigieg. She will prepare three lovely, homely meals a day during the whole of your stay which will be delivered to your cottage daily.

Alladale Wilderness Reserve’s

Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000 acre estate deep in the Scottish Highlands whose mission is to restore the balance of nature. A stay here directly contributes to the work of their charity partner The European Nature Trust which supports wildlife and conservation projects cross Europe. We love its strong stance on sustainability and how it highly values its connection with local produce, suppliers, communities, people and businesses. From sourcing all its’ ingredients from their own vegetable garden or local suppliers to boosting local employment and supporting local attractions.  Alongside this the Alladale team works hard to rewild this unique part of the Highlands to its former glory, reintroducing original plant and wildlife species. Over the last 15 years, amongst numerous projects, they have planted almost 1 million trees, restored damaged peatlands, brought back the red squirrel, introduced a Scottish wildcat enclosure as part of a captive breeding project in partnership with the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland and hosted thousands of local teenagers for week-long outdoor school trip.

Pricing & Availability

For all hideaway pricing and availability please speak to Philippa, Gemma, or Jo on the phone (01306 264 005), or via email (, or


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