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
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
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
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!
The Essers, December 2014
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