Applecross is the Gaelic word for sanctuary and if you are in need of that, you’ll find it here. The views alone are enough to still your heart and let your spirit soar – the stunning Cuillin mountains on one side of you and the sea on the other. Step inside to a magical open-plan living room and kitchen with store cupboard basics plus a bottle of fizz, another of Applecross ale and good highland crackers.
Pack up a picnic and walk to a choice of beaches, stride hills and dales by rivers and lochs, sea kayak, fish or swim. There is wildlife everywhere, starting outside the cottage with wandering sheep, ducks, hens, geese and red deer. The Applecross Inn is two and a half miles, The Walled Garden restaurant another half mile – make sure you book.
Hunker down in a comfy sofa with the wood-burning stove doing its stuff, sleep under a beautiful canopy of branches, wake to birdsong, a sense of happiness and more sea views.