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Achbeag is a traditional croft house located in the small hamlet of Fearnmore on the Applecross Peninsula. Tastefully decorated throuhgout it still retains some of its original features including the exposed stone wall in the lounge. The property makes an ideal base for exploring the Applecross and Torridon areas, and is ideally located within an hour of the Island of Skye.
Inside the property has a traditional layout, the lounge to the right is furnished with a modern sofa and comfortable armchairs, the exposed stonework being a particular striking feature of the room, an ideal place to relax after a day exploring. The kitchen to the left is furnished with a table and chairs and all the usual kitchen appliances. A bathroom with a bath and shower over completes the facilities on this level.
Upstairs guests can find the bedrooms, both have traditional combed ceilings and are furnished in a modern style. The master bedroom is equipped with a king size bed, and benefits from an en-suite shower room, at the other end a twin. Both bedrooms have velux style windows. To the front views of Loch Torridon and the mountains beyond can be enjoyed. Outside a small garden area completes the facilities.
The coastline running from the property and south towards Applecross enjoys some of the best views in Scotland. The islands of Raasay, Rona and the Isle of Skye in the distance being clearly visible. The area became well known as the location for the BBC series Monty Halls Great Escape. Monty’s home during the series was Beachcomber Cottage at Sand beach, located not far from the property and an ideal place for a day out for all ages.
The main villages in the area are Applecross and Shieldaig, the most popular being Applecross, home to the award winning Applecross Inn, an excellent place for a light lunch or evening dinner, the Inn serves the best of the local catch and is a popular meeting place for the locals.
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Included in the price
One pets is accepted, however dogs must be kept on a lead and under strict control outwith the garden area. The garden is enclosed.
The water supply is private and comes from the surrounding hills. The water is filtered however as a precaution you may want to boil water for personal consumption or use bottled water.
Mobile Phone Reception & Wifi Availability
Due to the location mobile coverage may be limited or even unavailable.
Limited WiFi access by satellite, please note this is for basic 'keeping in touch' and is unsuitable for games/streaming, and anyone looking to work whilst on holiday, excess downloads will be charged for.
Good Housekeeping Deposit
A Good Housekeeping Deposit of 100.00 is required at the 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-550935920
Lovely cottage, fabulous scenery, but it is remote. The road in and out of the peninsula is only 11 miles but it will take you over half an hour due to the one track, winding nature of the road. The other way, via Applecross, is longer and spectacularly scary at times. Fun to drive for me, scary for my wife! Everything you need in a cottage is there apart from TV - they have no licence or connection to any TV, land based, Freeview or satellite. It is only linked up to a DVD player and some DVDs are there. There was no hot water when we arrived but this was fixed within two days and was no problem as they have a really good electric shower in the upstairs shower room. A nice big comfy bed in the master bedroom. Overall, a really nice place to stay
Lovely cottage, fully equipped and very comfortable. It was one of the cleanest places we have stayed in particularly important with corona virus.
Achbeag is a well presented and really well equipped cottage in a good location for exploring the Applecross Peninsula. We would have no hesitaion in recommending Achbeag to our friends and family.
Achbeag is a very well equipped cottage in a beautiful part of the country. There is no TV, internet or mobile reception but that added to the holiday. The washing machine is small and there is just a clothes horse, no tumble dryer or clothes line so families might find it difficult. Otherwise we had absolutely no complaints and would highly recommend.
Great property in a Great location. Everything you need from a holiday cottage - nice comfortable living space, decent size bedrooms, well fitted kitchen and nice bathrooms made this a great location to explore this fantastic area. The Applecross Pass was a particular highlight -went over that road on a number of occasions - well worth the effort. The beach close by at Big Sands was also well worth a visit. The whole area was waiting to be explored and didn't disappoint - I would recommend the area and this property in particular. Thanks for the great holiday.
Cosy and comfortable cottage in a fantastic location on the Wester Ross Coastal Trail. The drives, walks and coastal scenery is spectacular.
This cottage is wonderfully remote, we loved it! a real getaway property and the property was immaculate.
We had a fantastic stay at the Achbeag, this is our fourth cottage with Wilderness cottages. It is in a beautiful location with stunning views however, it is rather remote! We loved this aspect of the cottage, but popping to the shops for milk is a 40 minute round trip. Nonetheless, the amazing mountains to climb and the fabulous beaches to walk with the dog more made up for this fact. I do believe we will be visiting again in 2014. Thank you.
Beautiful, clean cottage in a great location. Dog friendly inside and out. Great for getting away from it all.