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3-Night Scottish Highlands Self-Guided Walking Holiday

Sunrise at Glencoe
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
from £325pp

Enjoy a break in the Scottish Highlands with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect Self-Guided Walking Holiday. Alltshellach - our 4-star country house - is idyllically situated on the shores of Loch Leven. It is a convenient and inspirational location from which to explore the Scottish Highlands and is within easy distance of Ben Nevis. Enjoy hearty local food, plan your walks with our detailed route notes and maps and perhaps enjoy a wee dram or two of Highland whiskey from the bar in the evenings.

Holiday Highlights

  • Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions, for exploring the local area
  • Discover the dramatic scenery and history of the Scottish Highlands
  • Opportunity to climb famous summits and bag 'Munros' (mountains over 3,000ft)
  • Explore the dramatic glens and coastal paths seeking out the best viewpoints.
  • Cycle around the island of Lismore
  • Visit Mull and Iona
  • Ride on the Jacobite steam train to Mallaig
  • Enjoy relaxed, sociable evenings in our beautiful country house

What’s included

  • High quality en-suite accommodation in our country house
  • Full board - from dinner upon arrival to breakfast on departure day
  • The use of our Discovery Point to plan your walks – maps and route notes available

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDF’s for each holiday, please click the button below to find the right trip notes for your departure date.

You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.

Enjoy a complimentary Afternoon Tea on arrival.


Our easiest routes allow plenty of time to savour the magnificent mountain landscapes. All of our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.

  • Ardgour Estate & Lochans - 3½ miles
  • Hospital Lochan - 2 miles
  • Glenfinnan -2 miles
  • Gleann a' Chaolaise - 5 miles
  • Inchree - 3 miles

Some longer, more challenging walks. Experience the true flavour of Scotland as you follow these varied routes.

  • Mamore Lodge - 4 miles
  • Nevis Gorge & Steall Falls - 3 or 7 miles
  • Loch Eilde Mor - 7 miles
  • Beinn Bheag & the West Highland Way - 8½ miles
  • Kentallen - 5 or 8 miles

For those who love the high mountains. Expect some rough paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.

  • Buachaille Etive Mor - 4 miles
  • Pap of Glencoe - 5 miles
  • Sgorr Dhonuill - 9 miles
  • Ben Nevis - 10 miles
  • Duror - 7½ miles

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.


Alltshellach

Situated in a stunning location on the shores of Loch Leven, Alltshellach is a stately Scottish house set amid a rugged landscape. The house is a picture of Highland solidity, with spectacular views of craggy mountains and grassy slopes beyond the loch. This pocket of domesticity lets you admire nature at your leisure though, sipping tea or G&T as you watch clouds scud across the sky. In fact, this one-time home of the Bishop of Argyll & the Isles has been recast as a hiker’s hotel, with an air of old-world splendour, excellent accommodation, three lounges and a supremely cosy Highland Bar that’s well-stocked with local beer and whisky, all of which is (almost) enough to distract you from the vast vistas over the waters. But it’s the great outdoors you’re here for and the house is ideally situated for accessing the Mamores, the mountains of Glen Coe and tackling Ben Nevis as well as bagging munros and spotting local wildlife.

 

Rooms

Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi

There are 38 comfortable bedrooms, all in the main house, with a range of Classic, Premium and Superior room options to choose from. Rooms radiate cosiness thanks to little touches – a remedy for even the dreichest day. Those with a view are worth the extra spend, as you’ll be overlooking the gardens and loch. The Superior rooms include Room 21, a spacious corner room with lovely views of Loch Leven, while Room 23 is a stately showstopper that was once the official Bishop’s bedroom, complete with original features and cracking views.

All ‘Classic’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Premium’ and ‘Superior' Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress and larger televisions – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply

Facilities

Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive gardens, heated indoor swimming pool, multi-purpose ballroom, library and board games to borrow

After a day exploring, return to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Stroll the gardens that dip down to the loch. The small peninsula at the bottom of the lawns is called An Dunan and often becomes an island at high tide – look for prehistoric rock art cut into the slabs on its side. Make time too to plunge into the heated indoor swimming pool (currently closed) and do a couple of lengths under the watchful eye of the mountains through the panoramic windows. Inside the house, head for one of the communal areas: you’ll have three to choose from and can kick back, relax and catch up with other guests. Later, stop in the Highland Bar for a nip of whisky or a nightcap – the comfy seats make a fine spot for a dram and there’s a range of good single malts to choose from that’ll have you believing you’re living a laird’s life.

Food & Drink

As at all of our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Food at Alltshellach is varied with a strong emphasis on the use of seasonal British produce. Our experienced chefs create each dish using only the freshest ingredients and, when in season, use home grown herbs and vegetables taken from our own gardens to give a true taste of the local area.

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865 or view the accessibility information online for Alltshellach

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £30 per person.

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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2, 3 & 4

3 nights from £325pp

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