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

What a wonderful holiday – a little gem of a cottage in splendid surroundings. Would recommend Torridon Stores & Cafe, Applecross Pub (ate there 3 times), Torridon Inn, and the Walled Garden at Applecross. A must is the mountain pass from Applecross to Locharron. The smoked salmon from the Shieldaig Smokehouse is delicious, wonderful beach at Sand, cosy and perfect for relaxing. Thank you very much!
Jill and Neil, Leicestershire & Ruth and Graham, Lancashire, March 2015
Unusually I left the choice of our holiday destination solely to my wife and boy did she pick a cracker. This cottage is very special and all who stay here will surely be rewarded with a wonderful break away from life’s hurried pace, regardless of rain or shine. The cottage is very well equipped with everything that you could need and more.
Alex and Zara, Essex, August 2013
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
We returned four years after our first visit sure that it would be books, rain, cooking and short ventures in blustery weather, but we’ve had absolutely glorious wall to wall sunshine and the most amazing temperatures. All the usual haunts of everyone else didn’t disappoint and our walk up to Coire Mhic Fhearchair was absolutely incredible. Cottage still great and garden much improved – sure we’ll be back again.
Kirsten and Matt, May 2012
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
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