Escape to the Scottish Highlands and stay in a beautiful holiday cottage in Applecross, located on the western coast of Scotland. Get away from it all and enjoy spending time together in a couple friendly self-catering property with stunning views across the Sound to the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye. In the tranquil area around Applecross, staying in a holiday home allows you plenty of freedom to relax or get out and about exploring the spectacular scenery. For walkers, our holiday properties in Applecross are ideal with plenty of footpaths accessible direct from the holiday rental. It is even possible to walk to the nearby pub and shop. Applecross also provides the perfect setting for visitors looking for a holiday let near the sea, with Applecross beach within walking distance of many self-catering properties.
With just two roads into Applecross, the coast road from the North or the Bealach Na Ba from the south visitors will be able to truly enjoy a peaceful setting, which in any season is magnificent. For the keen cyclists, the Bealach Na Ba is the highest road in the UK and one tick off your bucket list when completed. The views from the top when the sky is clear are breathtaking, stretching out across the Scottish Highlands and taking in the Outer Hebrides and the Kintail mountain range.
In the peninsular below you will find Applecross, which is one of Scotland’s hidden gems, and from its Gaelic name means ‘sanctuary’. The small village of Applecross is home to a lovely pub, The Applecross Inn, which has won several awards over the years for its good food. The village also lies on the banks of the Inner Sound, a stretch of water that separates the mainland from the Isle of Skye. Travellers can sit on the banks of the Sound or relax on Applecross beach looking out for migrating whales as they head north, dolphins and seals can also often be seen playing in the water.
The mountains and local countryside around Applecross offer travellers a wealth of incredible walks that stretch for miles, whilst many of the local holiday cottages remote settings provide the perfect places to see some of the native wildlife, including eagles and deer.