A former Highland Crofthouse, Rowan Cottage was built around the 1800’s and has been lovingly renovated to provide a beautifully presented holiday home for anyone looking to swap busy days for the ultimate rural retreat.

Nestled amongst an area of outstanding natural beauty, Rowan Cottage provides the most stunning, uninterrupted views across the Applecross Peninsula on Scotland’s spectacular West coast.

With the cottage being so remote you will instantly begin to unwind. In the mornings you will awaken to the sound of birds and sheep rather than traffic, and at night the sky will be lit up by stars rather than streetlights.

Find yourself in the Highlands

For those who embrace outdoor pursuits there is so much to see and do during your stay. You, your friends and family can be at one with nature, walking or cycling amongst the Torridon Hills, mountaineering or sea kayaking and for the keen fisherman you can cast your line by sea or loch.

And for those looking for a charming bolthole, Rowan Cottage is a feast for the senses, as it also offers the perfect setting for anyone looking to rest, re-group and just be - spending your days painting, reading and relaxing.

Situated between the charming townships of Sheildaig and Applecross each just 15 minutes away by car, you can immerse yourself in local culture and events, sample award winning cuisine or, if you haven’t brought your own provisions, stock up on the bare essentials for a restful night in, before exploring the vast outdoors all over again the next day.

A home from home, this is a place where magical memories are made.

Amenities and features include:

  • Sleeps 4 adults, ideal for families
  • Bedding & towels provided
  • Enclosed private garden
  • WiFi, TV, DVD, Freeview & Stereo
  • Beautifully appointed bathroom
  • Picturesque coastal location
  • Extensively equipped kitchen
  • Non smoking and pet free

Visitor’s book

You found the best location in the west! What an amazing cottage in the most perfect location. We had a great time with our 5 year old – first two days were very sunny, we were glad to visit Applecross and Sand and take in the amazing scenery. Applecross Inn is a must, the food is delicious, with seats found in a flash and fast service with a smile. The highlight for me has to be the walk from Applecross to Sand Beach – amazing views. The cottage is the most comfortable ever – nothing coul…
Mark, Kate and Harry, August 2013
Another lovely stay at Rowan Cottage, fantastic weather! Great walks and some super seafood in local restaurants.
Louise and Jim & Alice and Elliott, Edinburgh, April 2015
I think this may be the best cottage we’ve ever stayed in – practically perfect! Highly recommend the little walking book ‘Wester Ross & Lochalsh – 40 Coastal Walks’ (Paul and Helen Webster). This is brilliant for a range of shorter and longer walks around Applecross & Torridon. I love the Walled Garden at Applecross, which was in full and glorious bloom this week and I can recommend the Potting Shed Cafe for lunch and dinner. Wish we were staying another week.
Steph and Lee, June 2014
Thanks for the use of your cottage, we found it very cosy!! We had a wonderful time, it’s an absolutely beautiful area. We could so easily live here!
Rob and Gea, August 2015
What a lovely, comfortable cottage, we so enjoyed our stay. We recommend eating at Diabaig and looking out for Eagles. The smoked fish (and cheese) at Applecross Smokehouse is memorable. Please support Nanny’s (the best coffee around), The Potting Shed and the wonderful restaurant at Diabaig. Lots of wonderful walks. We hope to come again.
Glenda and Lewis, July 2015
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