Bothy: Essan

Grid Ref: LR40: NM 817 817

Location: Southwest Highlands & Islands

A Mayhew

Inverailort Estate

Traditional 3 room shepherd’s cottage.   Good fireplace ideally suited for coal or smaller pieces of wood.   Separate room with sleeping bunks.

In an area of slowly regenerating native woodland – please do not under any circumstance cut live wood.  

Also note that it is an offence to trespass on the railway line or cross the line except at an approved crossing.

Those arriving by boat should be aware that the Allt Essain can rise to spate very quickly and may flood the “landing area” near the railway bridge. 

Bothy Features

  • Open fire
  • Dogs allowed
  • Sleeping platform

Bothy Gallery

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Bothy Map


Bothies in the Southwest Highlands & Islands

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