The Cottage by the Shore
Applecross, Wester RossGuest Rating
The Cottage by the Shore is just right for those of you who really do like to get 'away from it all' to somewhere different, with an added dash of adventure attached!
|Sleeps: 4||Bedrooms: 2|
|Changeover Day: Sat||Pets Allowed: Yes (2)|
|No smoking||Bathrooms: 1|
What's more the cottage is on the Applecross peninsula, one of the most beautiful and sought after parts of the West coast of Scotland, some 60 miles west of Inverness. Coillegillie, which translates as 'The Wood of the Lads', was one of the abandoned coastal settlements here but two of the old croft houses have now been beautifully restored and modernised.
The Cottage by the Shore stands right on the rocky foreshore while the other, a little up the hill, is occupied by the resident caretakers. Both are now accessed by a two kilometre long way-marked footpath. Your luggage can be brought in by boat by negotiation with the caretakers, but the timing will be subject to weather conditions - see what we mean about a dash of adventure?
Inside the cottage is cosy and comfortable, retaining such original features as the original doors, pine cladding on the walls and original wood flooring. The wood cladding in the sitting room adds to the warm and inviting feel, with comfortable seating gathered round the wood-burning stove. The modern farmhouse-style kitchen is well-equipped with a handy dining area.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, that both have coombed wood-panelled ceilings that give off a warm, snug feeling. The family bathroom completes the indoor accommodation.
Outside, there is an enclosed (but not child or dog proof) rough grass garden (with furniture). With such a heavenly situation, the Cottage by the Shore is perfectly situated for watching the spectacular west coast sunsets as night falls over the majestic Cuillins of Skye across the water.
Applecross is accessed by the breathtaking Bealach na Ba, the 'Pass of the Cattle', which rivals Alpine passes in its magnificence.
The peninsula has its own micro-climate and visitors will be amazed by the abundance of flowers which bloom along the peaceful lanes of Applecross village (4 miles), known generally as 'The Street'. The Applecross Inn is well known for its excellent fare, as is the Potting Shed in the beautiful walled garden of Applecross House. There is also a good general store/PO a little to the south of The Street.
People come to Applecross to walk, climb, kayak, enjoy the hills and shore and generally to unwind among some of Scotland's most glorious scenery.
It also affords the opportunity to watch a fascinating variety of local wildlife - seabirds of all kinds, seals, otters and even elusive pine martens, while deer come down to graze in the evenings and early mornings. There is a sheltered sandy beach nearby for bathing, playing and walking.
If you do feel like doing some touring while you are here, the very scenic old coastal road to the north will take you round to Gairloch and Badachro or on to the famous sub-tropical gardens at Poolewe. Retracing your way over the Pass, to the south you can reach Strathcarron, Plockton and go 'over the sea to Skye' via the Skye Bridge.
Whatever you choose to do and wherever you choose to explore, The Cottage by the Shore at Coillegillie offers the perfect base for an unforgettable holiday.
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 room with wood burning stove and TV/DVD.
Kitchen with wood burning stove, electric cooker, fridge-freezer, microwave etc.
Utility cupboard with washer-dryer.
Bathroom with bath, washbasin and WC.
- Linen (Double Bed)
- Linen (Single Bed)
- Sets of towels
- Stair Gate
- Travel Cot
Bed linen and towels are INCLUDED. Electricity is INCLUDED. Heating is by electric oil-filled radiators and wood-burning stoves (fuel INCLUDED). Wifi is INCLUDED (subject to a fair usage policy). Water is from a private source which is UV Filtered and regularly tested however (as is typical in many parts of Scotland) it can become discoloured, particularly after heavy rainfall. Guests therefore may prefer to bring bottled water to drink. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcome at an additional charge (2 large, 2 medium or 2 small). If you wish to bring any other pets please contact us and we will see what we can do. No smoking. PLEASE NOTE - the rayburn pictured in the kitchen images will be removed for 2017.
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).
From 21/12/2019 to 23/12/2019
From 28/12/2019 to 30/12/2019
From 14/12/2019 to 16/12/2019
From 04/01/2020 to 06/01/2020
From 11/01/2020 to 13/01/2020
From 18/01/2020 to 20/01/2020
From 25/01/2020 to 27/01/2020
From 22/02/2020 to 24/02/2020
Changeover Day: Sat
|Rental - Date Range||Sleeps 4|
|02 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019||POA|
|20 Dec 2019 - 27 Dec 2019||POA|
|28 Dec 2019 - 05 Jan 2020||POA|
|06 Jan 2020 - 07 Feb 2020||POA|
|08 Feb 2020 - 03 Apr 2020||POA|
|04 Apr 2020 - 24 Apr 2020||POA|
|25 Apr 2020 - 08 May 2020||POA|
|09 May 2020 - 22 May 2020||POA|
|23 May 2020 - 29 May 2020||POA|
|30 May 2020 - 26 Jun 2020||POA|
|27 Jun 2020 - 28 Aug 2020||POA|
|29 Aug 2020 - 18 Sep 2020||POA|
|19 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020||POA|
|10 Oct 2020 - 30 Oct 2020||POA|
|31 Oct 2020 - 18 Dec 2020||POA|
|19 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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Stayed three times over a period of 4 years, travelling 19 hrs to get there. Enough said.
Héél aangename, leuke cottage, maar de dagelijkse wandeling op en af naar de cottage vonden we er toch net iets te veel ...Read More
had a terrific holiday and the cottage was very well equipped and comfortable.
One of the best cottages i have stayed in. Well equipped cottage in a stunning location.
This wonderful retreat exceeded our expectations greatly - and they were already very high! Tim and Ann have created a u...Read More
'We have had a wonderful time – it is such a beautiful place and we have felt so at home in the cottage. Thank you for all the little touches. It has been brilliant.'
'Thank you for making us feel so welcome in this perfect spot. You have thought of everything and it has been a truly magical escape from it all. Many, many thanks.'
'This place is truly remarkable – without a doubt the best place we have ever stayed. The peace and quiet here has done us all wonders – thank you.'
'What a wonderful week. So relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. Beautifully peaceful location and so cosy inside this little haven.'
'We had a great stay here. A unique cottage in a fabulous location with a very warm welcome.'