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Jura is a traditional cottage in the remote and un-spoilt hamlet of Arrina on the West Coast of Scotland, the property enjoys unrivalled views onto Loch Torridon and the mountains beyond. The semi detached house, with its open plan downstairs layout, has been simply furnished and recently re-styled. It has a cosy feel with an open fire in the lounge, and is now available for self catering holidays.
The area has an abundance of wildlife, golden eagles, sea eagles, otters and seals, and if you are lucky you may catch a glimpse of the Red deer that are often spotted in the area. The local hill lochs offer the chance to catch some wonderful wild brown trout and the sea fishing is not to be missed.
For the walkers among you, the area offers some great walks, there are various mountain paths for you to enjoy, such as the walk from Arrina to Cuaig, from here you can enjoy the wonderful views across to the island of Rona, Raasay and the Isle of Skye or for the more adventurous, a longer walk across the hills to the village of Applecross. The Applecross Historical society also has its base here at Clachan, and is well worth a trip to find out about the history of the area.
The food lover is also well catered for with some excellent places to eat locally. Shieldaig a short drive away is worth a visit, with its pub and Coastal Kitchen restaurant, they serve a selection of the days catch, straight from the pier to the table, along with some more traditional fayre. Why not pop in to Nanny’s, a traditional highland shop that for many years was the only shop in the area, now serving coffee and cakes and selling locally produced crafts, freshly caught seafood and smoked salmon.
A longer drive from the cottage is Applecross, with its well known hotel, pub and restaurant, together with the Walled Garden & Potting Shed restaurant situated in the grounds of Applecross House. For those wanting something extra special the world famous Torridon Hotel is a short drive away and is always worth a visit. The spectacular Inverewe Gardens are also within easy reach.
The cottage is in a superb position to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Highlands, and the West coast sunsets.
Included in the price
One well behaved small dog is welcome at the property. The area around the cottage is crofting land, so please ensure your dog is under control at all times.
The filtered and UV treated water comes from a loch in the the surrounding hills. As a precaution you may want to boil water for personal consumption or use bottled water.
Mobile Phone Reception
Full strength EE signal, reception of other networks may be patchy.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £75.00 is required at this property.
Local Filling Station
A community filling station is available in the village of Applecross, open 24/7 the pumps are automated and accept credit and debit cards.
STL Licence Application No: FS-Case-550172285
Lovely cottage and can see from previous reviews owners have really listened and changed things. Shower is new and fine, not massively powerful but expected for the area but not a drip as previously stated. Nice blankets for when it gets a bit chilly. Clean and comfortable and for the price charged, good value for money. Beautiful setting, great neighbours, lots of games to play. We took our own but didn't need to as there was plenty. The cottage now has WiFi. Perfect base for exploring. Loved the secret little beach. My only changes I would recommend is a new mattress, the one in the double room is very uncomfortable and the electric heaters, I really think these would look better updated and on the wall with timers. The cottage does heat up nice and quickly but there are heaters everywhere. Other than this the cottage has everything you could possibly need, it is pretty remote so perfect for a quiet break, the area is breath taking. Would recommend for the price paid.
Not exactly a 'wilderness' cottage, but a cottage in a small hamlet. This is not a problem. The cottage is cosy and warm.
Jura Cottage is located on the Applecross peninsula and has a most incredible view of the mountains. The location is perfect. The cottage itself is a typical cottage of the area with a lovely veranda which can be used when it is not raining. When it is, it is too cold unless one uses blankets which were not available in the cottage (at least none which were not eaten by the moths). The cottage is heated with electric heaters which work well, however it does mean that one comes home to a cold house which for us was not so good as it rained a lot and basically it was cold all the time. It is not possible to take a nice shower after a cold day in the rain, because the shower has very little pressure and a thin stream comes out. Certainly not enough to wash hair. The cottage was dark (which is to be expected of a traditional cottage), but did not feel very clean. There was no welcome package, so we did not know where to find the internet code or how to things worked. Fortunately a friendly neighbour helped us out. The cottage had a lovely fireplace and enough wood for two days. That was really nice. All in all, this cottage has potantial but a lot needs to be done. Throw out the 50 year old moldy books, give it a REALLY good clean (and clean it regularly), get rid of all the carpets which do not feel too clean either and generally prepare it for guests. We did have a lovely time, but the cottage did not contribute too much to that.
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Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and feedback on Jura. We are glad to hear you had a lovely time however disappointed to hear about the cleanliness within the property. As Wilderness Cottages are the booking agents we have contacted the owner with your comments for their consideration.
A beautiful cottage in a great location with great facilities. Well equipped and has everything you need with great walking right from the doorstep. We went with our kids age 1 and 7. We'd love to go back. It's very remote (but thats what we wanted). At first the lack of phone signal/Wifi was a little annoying, as you need to book tables to eat out in Applecross, however I think being disconnected from it all made our holiday much much better than it would have otherwise been, so I hope it stays that way and I'd encourage everyone to try it.
Jura cottage is in the most beautiful location with a wonderful sun room overlooking Loch Torridan. The cottage was really comfortable and well equipped and Ann the owner was very helpful and welcoming. There are some good walks and the peace and quiet are stunning. We saw seals playing in a nearby bay. We loved being out of wifi and phone contact but this can be accessed from the cafes in Applecross or Shieldaig. A great holiday.
Homely, warm, comfortable, well equipped, with amazing views and with lots to do in the surrounding area and in a very friendly village. One niggle - no WiFi. It just seems wrong in this day and age.
Lovely homely cottage with stunning views. Love the sun room and the coal fire. Beds comfy. As previous guests have said the shower is not brilliant but we managed. Kitchen was well equipped but was dated however there was a new washing machine and dishwasher. Very quiet at night time and just what we needed. All in all a lovely cottage in lovely surroundings. Would go back again.
We loved our stay at Jura. The Applecross peninsula is an exceptional place. The scenery is absolutely stunning and Jura cottage is very well located to enjoy everything the area has to offer. The view from the cottage is wonderful and it was a real pleasure to sit in the sunroom and take it all in. The beds were very comfortable and the cottage was well equipped.
A very comfortable and well-equipped cottage with great views. However, there were a few things which need improvement and meant that I couldn't give it a higher rating. The main bug bear is the shower - it is barely more than a trickle and not what you need after a cold day out in the hills. The heating is by various plug-in heaters, not a problem in itself but some timers would be useful in colder months (or a snowy May!!). The cooker is very basic and old and needs to be replaced, it takes an age for the rings to heat up /cool down and the oven door is almost falling off.
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Thank you for your review and feedback, to confirm the cooker has now been replaced.
An amazing place to get away from it all! Gorgeous view and quiet, friendly location. We went with a supply of logs for the open fire which we enjoyed lighting each evening. The cottage is well equipped. There's no central heating but ample plug in heaters and easy to warm up. Two of us stayed here but there's plenty of room for 4-5 people. Being in a very remote hamlet on the west coast the cottage is a little dated. You need to remember to flick the water heater on half hour before having a shower. The shower isn't the most powerful but it does the job. Lots of appliances, microwave, freezer, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine etc. No shortage of cutlery, glasses, plates and basic things like bin bags, cling film, candles are all there. Jura Cottage was just like the photos. We had a disappointing week weather wise but everything we needed in the cottage. Lots of magazines and local information leaflets, board games, books etc. A lovely retreat from day to day life.
A really lovely cottage in a spectacular location. We loved staying here - it is warm and cosy, with the feel of a well-loved holiday cottage. Well-equipped, and with a wonderful view from the sunroom, which is a great place to sit even on rainy days.
The view from Jura cottage is exceptional and the sun room is just lovely. The location is truly ideal in order to get away from everything as there is no internet which is amazing. We found that the kitchen needed to be better equipped, particularly the electric cooker which was very old and very slow, and basic equipment such as can opener, brush and shovel needed to be replaced. Apart from this, we had a lovely week in Arrina and would definitely thoroughly recommend the area.
Spent two fabulous weeks in this most idyllic spot. Sunshine everyday. Never get fed up of the view from the sunroom...definitely a place to escape from the madness of life.
Our stay at Jura Cottage left a lasting impression on us both. Even though many days had rain, because of the location and comfort of the cottage, we were able to rest, relax and curl up with good books on rainy days. We did have some amazingly beautiful experiences there - and some sunny times, too! We really appreciated Katie, the neighbor/manager, who gave us a lovely tour of her garden and gave us ideas about places to visit. We stalked the trails and went down to the shore, photographed the rushing streams, ate fresh fish and steak from the mobile butcher and fish monger. We ate well, slept soundly and late (most mornings were rainy - unusually so, I heard) and enjoyed the many, many birds that came all around the sunroom overlooking the water and mountains beyond. It was heaven. What an extraordinary environment.
What a fantastic week we had. Wall to wall sunshine all week. The view from the cottage is just fantastic. The sunroom is such an asset . Also a fabulous place for our dog with the hill behind the cottage. The neighbours were so friendly and helpful....we will definitely book Jura again.
Jura is a really nice house, a very comfortable holiday home and the view from the sun room is just spectacular
Charming cottage, friendly neighbours and stunning views, but the roads are not for the faint-hearted. If you like it remote and are a fearless driver, this is a great place to stay.
Wonderfully isolated and relaxing location A view to die for Comfortable and cosy cottage Loved it
Warm and cosy cottage with wonderful views. Fairly remote(12 miles to nearest shop) but with very helpful neighbours and perfect for peace and quiet. Generously equipped but could do with knife sharpener and some new crockery and glasses and possibly a larger fridge freezer especially for four people.
With the open views onto an ever changing weather affected landscape/seascape, Jura was an excellent choice. Very pleased to view the colourful cottage from your advert - an excellent 'logo'.
Lovely cottage with stunning views. We had a very relaxing time, the children loved the freedom of being able to go exploring down at the burn. The scenary is breathtaking and there are lots of great walks right from your doorstep. Will definitely return.
The cottage was very comfortable, in an extremely beautiful location, good for walking, cycling, swimming and fishing. Really enjoyed our stay there. Was good to have a selection of games to play in the evenings, too.
Jura is a beautifully located and well-equipped pet-friendly cottage. There are wonderful drives to Applecross in one direction, with its lovely Inn for great food, and Sheildaig and Torridon in the other. We would certainly recommend it.
cottage was lovely clean and comfy although we didnt realise how remote views from the cottage amazing, a great break from the rat race of city life.
This cottage is a really lovely place. It is situated in a beautiful environment and it is very easy to feel completely at home. You wake up with an awesome view over Loch Torridon. The house itself is equipped with everything you can think of, a lot of books, games, kitchen instruments and so on. It is easy to make wonderful trips to the gorgeous closer and farer landscape. We enjoyed our stay a lot, thanks for a fantastic vacation!