Achbeag is a traditional croft house located in the small hamlet of Fearnamore on the Applecross Peninsula. The property has been renovated to a high standard but 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.
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
Due to the location mobile coverage may be limited or even unavailable.
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.
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.