Bothy Cotain Applecrross Peninsula, Wester Ross
Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

About Bothy Cotain

Bothy Cotain - Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig New this Year

Location: Applecrross Peninsula, Wester Ross - Applecross, Lochcarron & Shieldaig

Sleeps: 2

Price From: £495 p.w.

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Bothy Cotain, by Applecross, Wester Ross

Sleeps 2 - WiFi - Wood Burner - Sorry, No Pets Allowed

Bothy Cotain at Callakille is a beauiful, renovated croft cottage which is available to the self-catering market for the first time. Situated eight miles north of Applecross village on the unforgettable Applecross peninsula, this is a particulary scenic stretch of the West Cost of Scotalnd.

The property has been lovingly restored. It is stylishly furnished and equipped to a high standard throughout, and completed with tasteful colours and lighting. At the same time, care has been taken to preserve the cottage’s Highland heritage with its traditional red roof, whitewashed walls outside, and retention of much of the traditional stone inside.

The main living area is open plan with a vaulted ceiling, and is positioned to enjoy the spectacular views. The contemporary kitchen is well equipped with all the necessary appliances. The sitting area has a wood burner and comfortable armchairs, ideal for relaxing in front of after a day of exploring. Adjacent to the open plan area there is a marble tiled bathroom with a walk in shower, and a cosy double bedroom, so designed that you can take in the beautiful sea views while lying in the charming cabin style bed. 

Named after the delightful surrounding pasture of bog cotton that grows here throughout the spring and summer, Bothy Cotain (cotton) enjoys panoramic views across the Inner Sound to the islands of Raasay, Rona, the mountains of Skye and the Outer Hebrides beyond. The peaceful location is perfect for you to relax, unwind and restore, as well as perhaps sample some of the coastal and mountain walks and great sea and trout fishing. The beautiful sandy beaches at Sand and Cuaig are just a mile away, perfect for an evening stroll to take in the magnificent sunsets.

Attention has been given to meeting the maximum environmental requirements. Full insulation, oak floors and underfloor heating provided by an air-source heat pump ensures you are kept warm and comfortable whatever the weather.  There is a private water supply with a UV lamp and filtration unit which is annually certified by Highland Council.

Applecross itself has two well established restaurants especially worth a visit, the popular Applecross Inn, famed for its fresh seafood and The Walled Garden set within the grounds of Applecross House. Also, a little further afield, is The Torridon Hotel renowned for its fine dining. Applecross village has a local shop for your necessities with a Post Office, along with a community filling station.  Also worth a visit is Applecross Smokehouse, where you can purchase an array of fabulous fresh seafood and cheeses. The larger village of Lochcarron is 28 miles and Inverness is 80 miles away.

The coastal route to Bothy Cotain is a wonderful experience in itself, taking in some of the most scenic views of the famous North Coast 500 route.  For those looking for a challenge, the alternative journey takes you over the unforgettable Bealach na Ba, (Pass of the Cattle) one of the most dramatic roads in the UK.

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  • Open plan living, kitchen, dining area.
  • Kitchen with induction hob, electric oven and grill, fridge/freezer and washing machine.
  • Dining area with seating.
  • Living area with wood burner.
  • Bedroom with double bed.
  • Shower room with walk in shower, wc, whb.

Included in the cost

  • Bed linen.
  • Electricity.
  • Ironing facilities.
  • Under floor heating.
  • Initial supply of logs.
  • Cot and high chair available on request.
  • WiFi available.

Extra Costs

  • Towels can be provided, however there is a £10.00 charge per set.

Private Water Supply

The water at the house is from a private supply, this is filtered and treated, however you may prefer to bring bottled water or boil water before drinking.

 Good Housekeeping Deposit

A Good Housekeeping Deposit of £150.00 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.

Best Features

  • Ideal location for fishing, walking, climbing and wildlife.
  • Stunning views to across to Raasay, Rona, Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
  • Close to the beach.
  • Real log fire.

 STL License Application Number - 546544421


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