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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


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 (subject to a fair usage policy). Sorry, no pets. No smoking.



The calendar below shows dates which are either available or booked for this property. Use the Book Now menu above to select your desired holiday dates.

Changeover Day: Fri

Booked Available

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
01 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019 £395.00
20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019 £575.00
28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020 £575.00
06 Jan 2020 - 06 Feb 2020 POA
07 Feb 2020 - 02 Apr 2020 POA
03 Apr 2020 - 23 Apr 2020 POA
24 Apr 2020 - 07 May 2020 POA
08 May 2020 - 21 May 2020 POA
22 May 2020 - 28 May 2020 POA
29 May 2020 - 25 Jun 2020 POA
26 Jun 2020 - 27 Aug 2020 POA
28 Aug 2020 - 17 Sep 2020 POA
18 Sep 2020 - 08 Oct 2020 POA
09 Oct 2020 - 29 Oct 2020 POA
30 Oct 2020 - 17 Dec 2020 POA
18 Dec 2020 - 27 Dec 2020 POA
28 Dec 2020 - 05 Jan 2021 POA
06 Jan 2021 - 05 Jan 2022 POA
06 Jan 2022 - 05 Jan 2023 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.


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Great spot for a holiday.
This is our second time at this cottage and we were really looking forward to it.

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Lovely cottage in a beautiful place.Unfortunatley no WiFi all week.Also photo of shore side decking area misleading.Deck...

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perfect for two people and a dog!


Amazing. Lovely cottage. Brilliant location. Great size for two people and a dog. The outside space was a lovely surpris...

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Beautiful location and view. Cottage was poorly equipped, no oven tins or tray and only 2 saucepan.No casserole dish or ...

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Refundable House Holder's deposit required