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Cosy, remote crofter's cottage on shore of Loch Torridon, Idyllic, Pet-friendly

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with stunning sea and mountain views

Achbeag is a traditional croft house that has been converted into a very comfortable holiday cottage. It retains many of its original features, with exposed stonework in the sitting room and a multi-fuel stove. It has one en-suite double bedroom and one twin bedroom. Satellite broadband has recently been installed. The small, remote village of Fearnmore is approximately 25 minutes' drive from Applecross village and 25 minutes' drive from Shielding. Achbeag has stunning views across Loch Torridon towards the Torridonian mountains and the Western Isles, with beautiful beaches nearby. The surrounding landscapes are breathtaking. Achbeag is a perfect base for exploring the Applecross peninsula, which offers a beautiful coastline, mountaineering, sea kayaking, fishing, ancient woodlands with rare species of mosses and lichens, wildlife, and excellent local food.

The change- over day is Friday. Therefore, bookings should be made from Fridays to Fridays.

More Details

Alison Wilkie
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Alison Wilkie

I live in East Lothian, Scotland, with my husband and 2 young boys. As a family, we love the outdoors and we bought Achbeag so that we could all enjoy spending time in one of our favourite parts of Scotland. The children love to go down to the little natural harbour at Fearnmore to potter around in the bay and on the rocks.

Alison Wilkie purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Alison Wilkie chose Highland

We love Achbeag because it is hidden away and nestled in a sheltered part of Fearnmore, and it has wonderful sea views from every room. It is very cosy with its multi-fuel stove in the sitting room. It is the perfect size for a small family and it is warm and comfortable all year round. At Achbeag, we can be thoroughly disconnected from the rest of the world, and have a truly restful time.


Highland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Satellite broadband is provided for light internet use only (emails, surfing & shopping, [Tesco delivery]). Streaming music & video is not permitted.
  • Changeover day is Friday, so please book Fridays to Fridays. Please message me if you can only arrive or leave other days.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay/sound
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sound/bay fishing
A travel cot and booster seat/high chair are available upon request. There is a double sofa bed in the sitting room.


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Cosy, remote crofter's cottage on shore of Loch Torridon, Idyllic, Pet-friendly
average rating of 4.6 based on 5 reviews

Well appointed cottage in superb remote location

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, a credit to the owners, lovely sea views,we all enjoyed the peace and quiet

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely property in a beautiful setting, ideal for a'get away from it all break'

  • 5 of 5

Our intention was to spend a week in Scotland away from work, emails etc and do lots of walking And see lots of wildlife.... and that is exactly what we got. Otters, pine martins, sea eagles and lots of other stuff. After a busy day out walking, it was lovely coming back to such a warm and cosy cottage. Perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you-I'm glad you had a lovely time and got a week-earned rest.
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In general very good

  • 4 of 5

A nice cottage with fantastic scenery and views in a most beautiful part of Scotland.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Smashing Place

  • 5 of 5

Our Stay was very pleasant, the house is well equipped, very clean, well appointed and had everything we needed for our break.

I'd recommend the House & the Owner to anyone.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to write the first review. I'm so glad you liked the cottage. Alison
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Guter Eindruck ... Aber leider nicht perfekt

  • 4 of 5

Alles soweit gut ... Leider kein TV ( wie ausgeschrieben ) und leider kein Internet ...

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
86 Miles
Inverness Airport
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
Applecross Inn
Nearest Golf
27 Miles
Lochcarron Gold Club
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Nearest Motorway
189 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
13 Miles
Applecross Inn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Sands Beach
Car: necessary

Achbeag is a very remote cottage. There is a beautiful coastline and exceptional, natural wilderness. The nearest towns are Applecross and Shielding (each approximately 13 miles away). The Applecross Inn is famous for its fresh, local seafood, and it is open all year round. There are several other wonderful eateries in both Applecross and Shiledaig, although they may be closed in winter. There is an ancient hazel wood in Applecross, with many species of lichens and mosses, which has a lovely, short walk (0.5 km) through. There is a bird hide at Milton Loch, just outside of Applecross, with many species of birds, insects and an unusual orchid. There are many wonderful walks, including those from the visitor centre at Beinn Eighe.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $34.62

The holiday lets are Friday to Friday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.