We dare to say that guests staying at Bayview Cottage will find very little left to wish for! Not only is it in a heavenly situation in the tiny hamlet of Annat on the shores of Upper Loch Torridon, surrounded by the spectacular mountains of this most famous of Scottish climbing and walking destinations, but the house itself is immaculately presented, with every modern comfort.
Just across the road from the loch, it stands in its own enclosed garden from where you can walk straight out on to the hill behind.
Inside it is all a delightful mixture of good taste and charm. The chic modern kitchen has all appliances, as well as some decorative features to make you smile. There is a separate dining room with wood-burner and a beautifully furnished and cosy sitting room, also with wood-burner. Downstairs there is also an excellent wet room-shower. Upstairs are three bedrooms, all most elegantly furnished and with breath-taking views and a superb and spacious bathroom with separate shower. Double glazing and oil-CH ensure its cosiness. Nothing left to wish for indeed, and we are fast running out of superlatives to describe this very special house.
Walkers, climbers and lovers of wildlife will find themselves in heaven here, but there is also plenty in this area to attract those with other interests. You are very conveniently situated both to explore the fabulous Applecross peninsula - maybe go in via the coast road past Shieldaig and come out again over the amazing Bealach na Ba (the Pass of the Cattle), surely one of the most dramatic roads in the whole UK. At Applecross Village you are spoiled for choice between the Applecross Inn and the Walled Garden Restaurant in the gardens of Applecross House. (Why not just make two trips so you can sample them both?) The scenery and beaches there make this a very tempting prospect.
Boat trips go out from Shieldaig (6m, pub, shop), where you can see sea eagles nesting on an island in the bay, to Rhona and the Shandt islands and further south you will reach Lochcarron (all facilities, golf course) and you can continue down the picturesque village of Plockton or even, via Kyle of Lochalsh, for a day on Skye.
In the other direction you can head back along Loch Torridon to Kinlochewe (hotel, shop) and the Beinn Eighe Nature Reserve and on up Loch Maree to Gairloch (all facilities, golf course, boat trips) and the world famous gardens at Poolewe. Or make a detour to Badachro, on a scenic bay famous as a sailing centre and where there is another excellent hostelry.
Nearer to the cottage, there is an inn within a 10 minute walk which serves fine ales and good food and the nearest shop is 2 miles away at Torridon.
So much to do, so much to see, such an amazingly comfortable billet - you'll just have to come back again, and again, and again.....
Bed linen and towels, electricity and the first £20 of oil-CH are INCLUDED. Sorry, pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Wi-Fi is available, subject to provider. (Charge.)