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Luxury Cottage With Sea Views And Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Applecross, Scottish Highlands, Scotland - Ideal Cottage Centered Holiday - Scenic, Beach, Views, Comfort

Set in a tiny hamlet on the Applecross Peninsula with a cove and safe sandy beach immediately below the cottage, stunning views to Upper Loch Torridon and the Torridon Mountains, wildlife visitors including the White Tailed Eagles, Otter, (currently a holt with kits) and the Pine Marten, the cottage offers a high degree of modern comfort in an extraordinary setting of peace and beauty with immediate access to the shore for children and an ideal cove for sea and fishing activity.

Property Manager
Dr Mark K. Stewart
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2017

About Dr Mark K. Stewart

I live in Applecross at the south end of the Peninsula, in Applecross Manse, just beside Camusterrach Pier, which was formerly a stopping point for the MacBrayne's ferry which serviced Applecross and the Hebrides. Now the famous Beallach nan Ba road over the mountains is the main artery.

I have a croft which I use for managing my herd of Highland cattle. The cows for the most part calf on the croft from mid-May, but, to the delight of tourists, they wander the hills and are seen wandering readily. Once a year they walk to Applecross Estate and provide a rare photo opportunity as cows and weeks-old calves plunge into the Applecross River and swim to the Estate on the other side. There is a bridge but they refuse to cross it!

Dr Mark K. Stewart purchased this cottage in 1996

Why Dr Mark K. Stewart chose Applecross

I built the cottage on the site of Roddy's Byre an elevated position in the hamlet enjoying expansive views out to the sea and to the mountains. It is interesting to look at the photograph of the byre when it was first constructed and see Roddy's Uncle Farquar beaming a smile of pride and satisfaction and to think of a time not so long ago when life was so very different.

The cottage is built around the views so that you never lose contact with them com the inside.

This part of Applecross has a timeless charm beyond words. It leaves one feeling unshackled from the everyday and staggered by the moods and drama of its surroundings. One is instantly smitten.

What makes this cottage unique

This is the ideal cottage centred holiday: everything lies on the doorstep, a beach for children, a cove for play and exploration, a wonderful coastline to explore by easy walking, currently with a family of Otter in residence, a wide variety of singing birdlife including a visiting White tTailed Eagle, and pods of Porpoise and Dolphin, not to mention the Otter, to be spotted in the sea.

You can fish from the rocks. We have visitors who enjoy diving in the exceptional water with its 35m underwater visibility. Beach BBQ and picnic lunches are a favourite.

Outside, life is fun, interesting and relaxing.

Inside, the cottage provides all levels of modern comfort in a setting of peace and scenic beauty.



The beach and sheltered cove is just a few minutes from the cottage and provides a safe interesting environment for children. There is currently a family of Otter in residence which can be seen readily.


Inverness Airpoirt 2 hours drive.

Further Details:

The Walled Garden Restaurant, Applecross Inn and local Shop Post Office are approximately 20 minutes drive from the cottage.

Kenmore Shellfish and Smokehouse is approximately 5 minutes drive from the cottage.


Applecross Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Waterfront
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom includes a cast iron double bath, a separate shower cubicle, wash hand basin and W.C.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Two upstairs bedrooms each with a double bed.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
Outside: garden area with seating overlooking Fearnbeg Bay. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen aren provided. Other: The dining room seats four and is provided with an open fireplace and supply of coal and kindling wood.


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Luxury Cottage With Sea Views And Beach
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

A cosy cottage with breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

Vindolanda is a warm, beautifully furnished and well equipped cottage situated in a tranquil location with ever changing and stunning views.

Mark was a fabulous host and we felt that we were very special guests welcomed into his home rather than strangers renting his house. There is a special quality to the tranquility here which makes it impossible not to relax. This part of the West Coast is achingly beautiful and everyone we met was so friendly. There are so many beautiful and unspoiled places to visit in this area and, I promise you, you will never tire of the views of the lochs and mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Otter spotting from the sitting room!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Vindolanda Cottage in May 2014. The cottage is really comfortable and Mark kindly left plenty of coal so we had the fire on most evenings - not because it was cold; only because we love an open fire.

There aren't many places in the world that you can sit in the siting room and watch a sea otter frolicking in the water only a couple of hundred yards away. One evening we had a BBQ in the cove on the shores of Torridon that is less than a 5 minute walk from the cottage.

Mark was wonderful and nothing was too much trouble. And you can get fabulous langoustines and hot smoked salmon about a mile away from the cottage at McIver Shellfish/Applecross Smokehouse..

What a fabulous place to get away from it all. I can't wait to go back to Vindolanda.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A peaceful escape

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic cottage vindolanda is, it is warm, cosy and extremely comfortable with everything you could possibly need for a break in this beautiful location.

You can sit and enjoy the ever changing views and moods of the loch and mountains. When we stayed there we enjoyed the very pretty bay all to ourselves apart from the wildlife, which included white tailed eagles, buzzards, seals, dolphins and of course the family of otters. It is great to go exploring the rock pools at low tide and wandering around on the peninsula getting yourself lost in the fantastic views. There are also many walks that can be explored from the cottage.

The cottage is also ideally situated for exploring the Torridan Applecross peninsula.

We can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is by email or telephone. Full details of booking conditions and payment are available from the cottage website

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Saturday with the booking week as saturday to Saturday.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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