Drumbeg - Scotland - NC500

What appears from the roadside to be just a small shed, let your curiosity get the better of you and pop in .... you may be surprised!


OPEN: 10:30am - 5:00pm SUN - THURS

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    Visit what is possibly the most remote Soap & Candle Shop on the Scottish mainland. Situated along the spectacular Drumbeg coast road on the NC500

    Where the beauty of nature and the power of aromatherapy converge. Bring the Scottish Highlands in to your home with candlelight and beautiful aromas.

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      Each day we have a selection of delicious cakes and scones with clotted cream. Gluten free and vegan options are available

      Our savoury boxes contain Arran oatcakes and a selection of garnishes. Regular choices include Highland Cheeses, Smoked Scottish Salmon or Houmous.

      We are a tiny family run business situtated in the highland hamlet of Drumbeg along the famous NC500 route. We have been producing our own range of handmade soaps, natural skincare and aromatherapy candles for over 20 years.

      Candle Shop

      We are probably the most remote Candle Shop on the UK mainland

      Pop in for a browse or smell!

      We have loads of testers for you to try. We have developed our extensive range to suit all tastes with an added highland twist. You'll find our own unique 'recipes' available as Aromatherapy Candles & Wax Melts, Handmade Soap, Creams & Balms. A Pooch range developed especially for our 4 legged friends and not forgetting our hugely popular Male grooming selection. All natural and entirely handmade.

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        "A hidden gem! This lovely shop sells not only handmade aromatic soap, candles, lotion etc. but also has one of the nicest secluded tea-gardens I have ever seen. This place lies off the beaten track, go the extra mile and discover this beauty in the Highlands of Scotland. A must see"!!

        customer review via Tripadvisor

        The Secret Tea Garden @ Assynt Aromas

        Take a look out of the back door of our candle shop and you will discover a hidden oasis. Covered in a canopy of parasols you can relax in most weathers in our garden area and sample the tasty delights we have on offer in a beautiful relaxing tranquil setting. Scones with clotted cream, fantastic cakes, savoury options, fresh coffee, tea, cold drinks and ice cream. Stay a while in our garden or grab & go. We have a very relaxed system. We don't take bookings, its a 'first come first served'  basis and we always find room for everyone!  We welcome dogs with well behaved humans ;)

        please note: public toilets are located at the Drumbeg viewpoint

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        " Stopped off at this lovely hidden coffee/candle shop and was amazed! From the outside it looks like a shed, but went in and found a lovely shop with handmade candles, wax melts and moisturisers. Out the back is a little garden, covered in umberellas. Had an amazing coffee & cake, while my partner had a cheeseboard. Felt so relaxed and chilled whilst sitting in. Bought some  wax melts as a gift as they smelt amazing".

        Hannah - via google

        "A rainy day on our NC500 trip by motorcycle! Stopped at the viewpoint at Drumbeg and noticed the secret tea garden sign (i do love a candle as well) so we popped in and were not disappointed! lovely green tea, scone, coffee and cake in a peaceful leafy setting even nice when damp. Lovely candles, soaps etc as well really made my day on a long wet ride"

        Caron H - Wigton, UK