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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
What a wonderful cottage and perfect location! We wanted remote and beautiful and that is what we got! Thanks for all the special touches, even the soap in the bathroom was special! We will be back!