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The Old Post Office

Applecross, Wester Ross

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Applecross is a magical place which once upon a time has no road access whatsoever - everything came in by sea.  Now, however, you can drive there over the spectacular mountain Pass of the Cattle, or following the winding road round the southern shore of Loch Torridon, where some of the oldest mountains in the world plunge into the sea.

Quick Info

Sleeps: 2 Bedrooms: 1
Changeover Day: Fri Pets Allowed: No
No smoking Bathrooms: 1
  • No Smoking
  • WiFi

The heart of this idyllic village is the little row of cottages along the seashore, which have wonderful views across the Inner Sound to Raasay and Skye. One of these is the Old Post Office, which sits only a few yards from the pebble beach and sea, about half a mile south of sandy Applecross Bay and only a couple of minutes walk from the village's one and only pub (bar meals).

Next door to Tigh a Bhradan, this traditional old cottage has just been completely restored and refurbished by its new owners to a very high standard.

Cosy and comfortable, with modern electric heating, it is a delightful base for walking, exploring, or simply relaxing and watching the amazing seascape at your door, or from the little seating area (with furniture) across the wee road which is right on the sea front.

Map & Local

In summer, the lanes of Applecross are banked with wild orchids and iris that make a striking contrast to the bleak mountain scenery of the road in.

The village is a place to slow down and forget your everyday cares, with additional therapy provided by beach and coastal walks, or on more challenging routes in the surrounding hills.

There is a sandy beach at Applecross Bay with gorgeous views out to sea and tours with experienced guides that lead you around the fabulous coastline on sea kayaks (lessons available for beginners). There is rock climbing and abseiling to try as well, or perhaps even gorge walking in the nearby Toscaig gorge.

There is another beautiful long sandy beach at nearby Sand (3 miles) and there is a lovely walking route links it to Applecross Bay with some wonderful views across the Inner Sound to the isles of Skye and Raasay to take in along the way.

While in the area, a trip over the Bealach Na Ba mountain pass is an absolute must. With some tight hairpin bends and incredibly steep gradients it is certainly not for the faint hearted, although there is also an alternative coastal route that is much gentler and very scenic.

Local Events and Attractions


Please note: while we make every effort to be as accurate as possible, the actual position of the cottage indicated on the map above and the proximity of the amenities in the Local Info section cannot be guaranteed to be precise and should be used as a guide only.




Sitting/Dining room/Kitchen (open plan) with TV/V/DVD, microwave, fridge and washing machine.


Double bed-room with ensuite room with shower, basin and WC.

What's included

Linen (Double Bed)
Stair Gate
Sets of towels (per person)


Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. The first £20 of electricity is INCLUDED with any additional usage payable by meter reading at the end of your stay. Heating is by electric storage heaters. WiFi is INCLUDED. Sorry, no pets. No smoking.



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Changeover Day: Fri

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Weekly Prices

The weekly guide prices for this property are shown below. Use the availability & book sidebar on the right to select your holiday or calculate short break rates (where available).

Changeover Day: Fri

Rental - Date Range Sleeps 2
19 Jul 2024 - 22 Aug 2024 £750.00
23 Aug 2024 - 12 Sep 2024 £595.00
13 Sep 2024 - 03 Oct 2024 £495.00
04 Oct 2024 - 24 Oct 2024 £595.00
25 Oct 2024 - 19 Dec 2024 £450.00
20 Dec 2024 - 27 Dec 2024 £695.00
28 Dec 2024 - 05 Jan 2025 £695.00
06 Jan 2025 - 30 Jan 2025 £450.00
31 Jan 2025 - 03 Apr 2025 £495.00
04 Apr 2025 - 24 Apr 2025 £595.00
25 Apr 2025 - 01 May 2025 POA
02 May 2025 - 22 May 2025 POA
23 May 2025 - 29 May 2025 POA
30 May 2025 - 26 Jun 2025 POA
27 Jun 2025 - 17 Jul 2025 POA
18 Jul 2025 - 28 Aug 2025 POA
29 Aug 2025 - 11 Sep 2025 POA
12 Sep 2025 - 02 Oct 2025 POA
03 Oct 2025 - 23 Oct 2025 POA
24 Oct 2025 - 18 Dec 2025 POA
19 Dec 2025 - 27 Dec 2025 POA
28 Dec 2025 - 05 Jan 2026 POA
06 Jan 2026 - 05 Jan 2027 POA
06 Jan 2027 - 05 Jan 2028 POA
06 Jan 2028 - 05 Jan 2029 POA

Please note: Prices are calculated based on your party size at the time of booking. If your party size changes for any reason after booking, please let us know so we can ensure the accommodation provided meets your exact requirements.


Refundable House Holder's deposit required