Situated in Ross-shire amid the historic crofting lands of the West Highlands, Nanyuki is a perfect base from which to explore the varied delights of Scotland’s wild and remote places. Only a short walk from the sea, Nanyuki boasts an excellent rural situation on the Common Land of the crofting village of Drumbuie.


Drumbuie is one of the picturesque villages of the Balmacara estate which has been owned by the National Trust for Scotland since the 1950’s. Because traditional crofting ways are still used the meadows sparkle with a large variety wild flowers and orchids in the spring. Here the sheep and Highland cows graze up to the door. Otters make this coastline their home – look out for a ring of bright water.


Nanyuki has an open contemporary design giving it a unique internal space with balcony and vaulted ceiling. The ground floor consists of a modern kitchen and dining area with further large living area with satellite TV and WiFi.
Nanyuki was designed to be very spacious accommodation for two adults. It has only one shower–room and thus would be less suitable for larger parties. kitchenstovebalcony
Sleeping accommodation consists of a large upper double bedroom with views to the Applecross peninsula.
Nanyuki is an ideal centre for activity holidays, and don’t forget your camera and binoculars! As well as different styles of cycling, you can enjoy all grades of walking and mountaineering, sea kayaking, golf, angling, both sea and freshwater…… and you might also have the opportunity to see a Shinty match.

Many cultural activities are on offer and the locality boasts various festivals with a distinctive Gaelic flavour. You can also discover the unique geology of this ancient landscape and the historic monuments for which the area is famous.

The weather in the West Highlands can be changeable. If you do need to shelter from the elements then you will find Nanyuki is a perfect place to relax in comfort.
As you wander along the tracks and paths near Drumbuie the back drop is the rugged Cuillin mountains of the Isle of Skye to the west………....to the north are the giant peaks of Torridon and nearby to the east are the long ridges of Kintail. Nanyuki is right in the middle of this mountain paradise.

Within easy distance (3 miles) is the idyllic village of Plockton which boasts several excellent restaurants, specialising in locally caught sea-food, and pubs with traditional music. Other facilities, including a supermarket, pharmacy and more are found a few miles to the south of Drumbuie at the transport hub of Kyle of Lochalsh. Here also is the termination of the famous Kyle Railway line from Inverness. (Even closer to Drumbuie, a short walk away at Duirinish, there is a small station)

Drumbuie can be reached by a four hour drive north from Glasgow. The journey will take you up the banks of Loch Lomond, through Glen Coe and north from Fort William through the Great Glen and past Eilean Donan castle.

So whether it is a quiet relaxing stay with superior facilities or an active experience in a spectacular environment, we hope you will enjoy your journey to the far north and a stay at Nanyuki.

If you are interested in booking self-catering holiday accommodation at Nanyuki, please get in touch for availability
and with any questions you may have. We are currently taking bookings for spring and summer 2017 onwards.

Reviews of Nanyuki left on the AirBnB website…
Lynn and Andrew sont de parfaits hotes, tout de leur part est fait avec une extreme gentillesse et un sens de l'hospitalité Hors du commun. Quant au logement, on s'y sent merveilleusement bien, il est equipé mieux qu'à la maison avec grande qualité et grand confort et les alentours sont magnifiques! Mille mercis à vous deux pour ce superbe séjour que nous avons vraiment adoré.
Jocelyne September 2015

Our stay at this cottage was the highlight of our honeymoon trip! Andy and Lynn are marvelously friendly and helpful, and the house is full of everything you need for a great stay: fully-equipped kitchen, wood stove, wonderfully comfy beds, and a bookshelf full of guidebooks about the area! One of the best walks that we took started just outside of the house - gorgeous seaside and sunsets! This was a great base for us for exploring Skye and the surrounding area!
BJ August 2015

Andrew is absolutely an amazing host! He made our trip extremely comfort and welcomed. His house is spacious, well equipped and very comfortable! Defo recommend to everyone who want a great stay in Skye, specially those who has a car. Thank you Andrew!
Mario August 2015

Andrew was extremely helpful and hospitable during my recent stay in his cottage in the highlands. The space is exactly as described, and very clean and comfortable. The location is excellent for exploring Skye and the west coast, the beds are comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this as a place to stay. Our only regret is we didn't get a chance to use the fire!
Myles June 2015

You can view lots more 5 star reviews on our listing on the AirBnB website.

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