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Located on the Applecross Peninsular in Wester Ross is the rural village of Applecross. This tiny picturesque 19th Century village is found on the North West coast of Scotland and known locally simply as 'the street'.

Accessible by only two roads, one being the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) which is one of Britain's highest, this tiny village is a haven from hectic urban life. Its remote location and undeniable charm makes it the ideal destination for those seeking a restful and relaxing holiday with stunning scenery and unspoilt beaches. Those who travel the Bealach na Ba road or hike up to the same height will enjoy uninterrupted vistas across the bay to Raasay and Skye, and the panoramas of the Kintail mountains and Outer Hebrides are phenomenal.

Applecross is believed to be one of the earliest settlements in Scotland. This area has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historical Applecross Estate, owned by a charitable entity, extends across most of the Peninsula who's aims is to protect the wilderness area and maintain its natural heritage.

Applecross is the perfect location for those who enjoy walking, mountain biking, climbing or just anyone looking for gentle strolls amongst beautiful landscapes. The clean white sandy beaches and gentle waters of the Inner Sound are great for beachcombing and picnics amongst the pristine dunes.

Applecross holiday cottages provide the perfect place to stay for discovering this stunning slice of Scotland that has remained almost completely unchanged over the years.

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Grade 3 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
0
Duncaan Ref: W42687

Enjoying lovely views across the waters of Applecross Bay and on towards the beautiful islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye, this detached house makes a great holiday base for exploring this lovely part of the Highlands. Set amongst some of Scotland’s most dramatic and rugged scenery, Applecross nestles between mountains and sea and can be approached over Britain’s highest road pass, The Bealach Na Ba. Wester Ross, home to the eagle and pine marten, with seals often seen in the many coastal inlets and stags roaming on the heather clad hills. Fantastic area for climbing, hill walking, mountain biking and fishing. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen. Utility room. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor. 2 double bedrooms, one (5ft), both with sloping ceiling and Velux.

Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. Video. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine. Fridge/freezer. Lawned garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (3 cars). No smoking.

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£314-£803
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Grade 5 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0
Rubha Lodge Ref: S17

Spectacularly set close to a secluded shingle beach and private mooring, this detached property has an enviable location and is perfect for those looking for peace and quiet. The property is beautifully furnished and commands stunning sea views over Loch Shieldaig and the sea. Seals and otters are a common sight from the house, which is guaranteed to keep the whole family fascinated for hours. Dramatic mountain views can be enjoyed and for keen walkers there are plenty of interesting walks to be found, including climbing in the Torridon Mountain Range. The cottage is reached via a short rough road from the village where a pub, two shops and a restaurant can be found. Boat trips from Shieldaig and Torridon to the Inner Hebrides on a newly built catamaran.
Trips to the beautiful city of Inverness are easily accessible and the village of Plockton, home to the popular television series Hamish Macbeth is just a short drive. The Isle of Skye is well worth the visit and is accessed via a bridge over the Kyle of Lochalsh. Applecross is another village not be missed, it is an idyllic place where visitors can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. It is also an adventure travelling to Applecross, where some of the most breathtaking scenery in Scotland can be seen with panoramic views across the Minch to Raasay and Skye. The nearby Countryside Centre is the gateway to a massive mountain nature reserve. Excellent restaurant 15-minutes drive. Shop and pub 1/2 mile.

Step to entrance. Spacious living/dining room with wood-burning stove and sea views. Two steps up to spacious modern fitted kitchen with breakfast bar area and ceramic tiled floor. Utility. Bathroom with shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms; both with 5ft bed and one with additional single bed (for +1), each with TV, coombed ceiling and loch views.

  • Wood-burning stove - fuel included
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Three TVs
  • Video (large library)
  • Three DVDs (large library)
  • Stereo/CD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden within 6 acres with furniture, small wood, private shingle beach and mooring
  • Golf clubs, croquet and picnic blankets available
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Secure cycle storage
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • NB: Drops in grounds and unfenced shoreline

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£485-£1341
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
0

Set in 2 acres of natural, unspoilt grounds which reach down to the water’s edge, a warm Highland welcome awaits at this lovely detached cottage. It is stunningly set by the shores of Loch Beag, from where a kayak can be launched. Beautifully presented and furnished to a high standard, it lies 5 miles from Sheildaig and 17 miles from Applecross, two very picturesque coastal villages. Fabulous area for hill walking and climbing in the Torridon mountains, mountain biking on tracks and quiet roads, fishing and sea trips to explore this beautiful part of the Highlands. For the less energetic, just sit, relax and unwind and watch the ever-changing scenery. Shops and pubs 5 miles.

Well equipped kitchen/living room with wooden floor. Dining room with wooden floor. Two double bedrooms, one with 5ft bed. Shower room with toilet.

  • Multi-fuel burner - fuel included
  • Electricity and ‘Econ 7’ NSH (underfloor in shower room) included
  • Bed linen, towels included
  • Travel cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Welcome pack
  • Ground floor facilities
  • NB: Loch
    frontage, unfenced access to the sea and drops within grounds

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£304-£1056
Shortlist
Grade 0 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
5
Pets
0
Lone Dubh Ref: CC511004
This idyllic detached cottage is set in the small community of Kenmore, surrounded by panoramic views across the open countryside towards the Torridon mountains and the Torridon Loch. The cottage offers a good standard of accommodation, with all bedrooms enjoying amazing views of the awe inspiring Torridon mountains across the beautiful sea loch. The kitchen is very spacious and well equipped, with a dining table and an oil fired Aga. The lounge area has a fully upholstered suite, together with a DVD and video player, and boasts stunning views across the loch and mountains. There is a large enclosed garden, with a table and chairs perfect for lazy summer evenings watching the sunset across the water. A ramp at the back door makes this cottage suitable for wheelchair users.
An ideal property for a joint family holiday as well as for larger groups.

All fuel, electric and bed linen included. Cot available.

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£745-£745
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Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3
Pets
3
Fearnmore House Ref: 29677

Situated on the Applecross Peninsula

This superbly presented detached stone cottage is perched on the edge of the sea on the picturesque Applecross Peninsula in a rural and coastal location. Originally a weaver’s cottage, this delightful house has been beautifully restored by its current owners and now combines the height of contemporary living with olde world charm. The main living area is open plan. This lovely room has exposed stone walls, a feature woodburner and spectacular views over the sea to the mountains beyond. There are three large bedrooms, all beautifully presented and two bathrooms, fitted to the same high specification. French doors open onto a large decking area; a wonderful spot to sit and admire the incredible views across the bay. Applecross Peninsula is renowned for its wild, rugged and unspoilt beauty. This is a fantastic area for hill walking, climbing in the Torridon Hills, kayaking around the coast and cycling the quiet lanes with amazing views around almost every corner. Sea loch 50 yards. Shop, pub and restaurant 12 miles.

Ground floor: Living room with French doors/dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 double bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

Woodburner in living room and ground floor bedroom (initial fuel included). Electric central heating, electric heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Large decked area with furniture. Parking (2 cars). Natural water supply from loch. Welcome pack. Pets free of charge. No smoking. NB: Sloping track to property.

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£305-£1116
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Woodside House Ref: UHH

With distant and dramatic views of the Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye, this superbly situated, detached, family croft house has been renovated and tastefully furnished, and nestles quietly in the hamlet of Culduie. The Applecross Inn (3 miles up the coast) is renowned for its local seafood. The road inland from Applecross crosses over the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. Secluded and sandy coral beach 4 miles. Loch and sea fishing nearby. Walks from the doorstep of the holiday home. Shop and pub 3 miles.

Beamed living room with open fire and rugs on tiled floor. Compact well-equipped kitchen with dining area. Utility. Shower room and toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with ornamental fireplace; one double and one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

  • Open fire – fuel included
  • Electricity, full NSH, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD (small library)
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Payphone
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture surrounded by 3-acre croft
  • Parking (for 2 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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£391-£956
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
4
Pets
0

With superb views across the Inner Sound to the Inner Hebridean Islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye, this 19th-century holiday cottage has been architecturally renovated to a high standard, and has its own landscaped garden with decking leading down to the seashore.
Set amidst some of Scotland’s most dramatic and rugged scenery, Applecross nestles between mountains and sea and is approached over Britain’s highest road pass. Wester Ross has long been considered one of the more remote corners of the British mainland – and is still known as a haven of enormous beauty and tranquillity; Applecross was declared a sanctuary in 673 AD by the Irish monk Maelrubha. The region is home to the golden eagle and pine marten – and the last remnants of the ancient Caledonian pine forest. To the north is the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve (Torridon mountains) where the NTS Countryside Centre provides opportunity to explore the flora, fauna and history of this sheltered fertile area amidst some of the oldest geological formations in Britain. Also north of the Applecross Peninsula are the world-famous sub-tropical Inverewe Gardens, and to the south the picturesque NTS village of Plockton and the Isle of Skye.
The area provides excellent coastal walks and abundant wildlife – seals are frequently seen in the indented coastline, and stags roam the heather-clad hillsides of the Applecross Peninsula. More occasionally porpoises and even the mysterious profile of a submarine lurks in the Inner Sound. Rockpools left behind by the tide provide a great variety of creatures for children to discover. Beautiful sandy bay within 5 miles (see bottom photograph). Mountaineering, kayaking and landrover trips can be arranged locally. The award winning Applecross Inn, renowned for its locally caught seafood and convivial hospitality, is just 10-minutes walk away. Shop 1 mile.

Spacious panelled and beamed living/dining room with open fire and rugs on wooden floor. Well-equipped kitchen. Utility/drying room. Twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom and toilet. First floor: Three bedrooms with sloping ceilings, two with beamed ceilings; two double, each with en-suite bathroom and toilet, and one twin with en-suite shower room and toilet.

  • Open fire – initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Satellite TV
  • Video
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Broadband connection
  • Payphone
  • Patio garden to rear; front garden with decked terrace and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • No smoking
  • NB: Garden leading to shore

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£388-£1477
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Pets
1
Cruary Ref: SRJ

Enjoying a superb, secluded setting with outstanding bay views, this sympathetically extended, 18th-century shepherd’s cottage is set next to 2 miles of golden sand; a turquoise blue sea with twisting otters and bobbing seals; the Cuillins of Skye on the horizon, with mountains, moorlands and forests behind. Attractively and most comfortably refurbished, it has its own garden and conservatory with far-reaching views to Skye, and offers a cosy hideaway for all seasons, with a friendly hotel a short walk.
Until the building of the coastal road from Shieldaig, Applecross was one of the most inaccessible parishes in mainland Britain, with the only route being the very scenic but hair-raising ‘Pass of the Cattle’, or Bealach na Ba. Rising up to 2053ft, it is the highest road in Scotland and affords truly panoramic views across the Minch to Raasay and the Isle of Skye. The other route gently winds along the coast round Loch Torridon from Shieldaig. In contrast to the surrounding moorland, Applecross is made up of sheltered fertile coast, where a row of cottages nestle along the shoreline. It was here that an Irish missionary monk, St Maelrubha, built a monastery on the quiet bay about 673 AD, and made it a place of refuge, although nothing of the building remains apart from part of the stone cross which resides in the parish kirk.
To the north of the Applecross Peninsula and with the backdrop of the rugged mountains of Liathach and Beinn Eighe, is an area coming under the care of the National Trust, mostly made up of 750 million-year-old red Torridonian sandstone. A Countryside Centre at Torridon village describes the local wildlife and the Ranger Service offers guided hikes along the Liathach massif or more strenuous walks traversing Beinn Eighe. On past Kinlochewe, the Beinn Eighe Visitor Centre stands as the UK’s oldest wildlife sanctuary, with parts of it clad in Caledonian pinewood, which once covered the whole of the country. A delight for nature lovers, the area is home to pine martens, wildcats, badgers and foxes as well as buzzards and golden eagles, in addition to a fine selection of flora, displayed in natural alpine rock gardens. Loch and sea fishing available locally. Shop/P.O. 2 miles.

Living room with coal-burning stove. Sitting room with coal-burning stove. Large kitchen/dining room. Conservatory. Double bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Stairs to charming double bedroom with 5ft bed (can be twin) and combed ceiling. Separate toilet.

  • Coal-burning stoves - fuel included
  • Electricity, underfloor heating (ground floor), electricity rads (first floor), bed linen and towels included
  • Additional convector heaters
  • Electricity blankets
  • Travel cot
  • Satellite TV
  • Video (films supplied)
  • DVD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Garden with furniture
  • Parking
  • Natural spring water supply
  • No smoking

WAS
NOW
£485-£1341
Shortlist
Grade 4 Star rating
Sleeps
5
Bedrooms
3
Pets
1

This secluded and spacious cottage with its own walled garden, enjoys a gloriously sunny position on the seashore with spectacular views towards the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. Reached via a quarter-mile track, this former school house has been tastefully converted, whilst retaining interesting original features; formerly classrooms, the living-room and kitchen feature lovely high ceilings, and there is a large picture window in the hall, ideal for viewing wonderful sunsets and abundant wildlife.
This is a superb location for touring the scenic Applecross and Torridon areas; for a truly memorable drive out, head for the Pass of the Cattle – at 626 metres above sea level, this is Britain’s highest pass and affords some dramatic scenery along its length. There is excellent walking and climbing terrain nearby, both inland and along the rugged coastline – watch out for seals and otters just off shore. Several NTS properties make for good days out, including Strome Castle, and the Countryside Centre at Torridon (open May to September), the latter providing an insight into local flora, fauna and geology. From Torridon village, a scenic drive takes in the shoreline before winding past cliffs and gorges up to Diabaig, whilst 8 miles to the north, Lake Maree is dotted with Caledonian pine clad islands and lies as a scenic gem. The surrounding area also offers some of Scotland’s best deer-sighting country.
Sandy beaches are to be found at Sand (3 miles) and Applecross Bay (7 miles); the village of Applecross itself has a P.O./local store and a friendly inn serving fresh seafood dishes. The sheltered, fertile coast around the village is idyllic: you can wander along lanes banked with wild iris and orchids, and explore beaches and rock pools on the shore. Fishing and golf are both within driving distance. Shop 7 miles.

Hall/sitting room with sea view from picture window. Large, part-panelled living room with multi-fuel burner and splendid views. Well-equipped, modern fitted, farmhouse-style kitchen/dining room with multi-fuel burner and electric cooker. Bathroom with shower over corner bath and toilet. First floor: Three bedrooms with sloping ceilings; two bedrooms, each with Velux window with sea views, one double with 5ft bed, en-suite bathroom, wash basin and toilet, one twin, and one single.

  • Multi-fuel burners - coal included
  • Electricity, electric central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Cot
  • Two TVs
  • Video (small library)
  • DVD
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Telephone (honesty box)
  • Large walled garden with patio, furniture and sea views
  • Parking
  • Cycle storage
  • Natural spring water supply for sole use
  • No smoking
  • NB: Sea 100 yards

WAS
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£485-£1341
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