In a breathtakingly beautiful setting about half way between Applecross village and Shieldaig on the lovely Applecross Peninsula is a house which entirely lives up to its superb surroundings, Grace's Barn.
Reached by a short track, it stands on a vantage point above the shore with fabulous views across Loch Torridon, and its charming, traditional exterior belies the modern comfort within.
The downstairs living area is open plan, with an excellent and well-equipped kitchen, leading through a dining area to a spacious and comfortable sitting area with a large log-burner for added cosiness. The huge picture windows and French doors make the most of the view. There is also a downstairs shower room and utility room.
A rather steep staircase leads to two bedrooms, again with these wonderful views, and a large family bathroom.
The house is surrounded by enclosed rough garden ground.
Applecross is one of those magical places with an almost legendary reputation for its peace and beauty.
Grace's Barn can be reached over the dramatic Pass of the Cattle, but the cottage is better accessed by the altogether less white-knuckle but nonetheless scenic coastal road from Shieldaig (shop, hotel, boat trips). Applecross Village ('The Street' in local parlance) has two superb eating-places, the Inn and the Walled Garden, a well-stocked shop, petrol and there are lovely beaches both to the north and to south of the village.
This is a place to walk, climb, cycle (storage available for bikes), paint, bathe, beachcomb or simply relax amid some of Scotland's most heavenly scenery. Come and enjoy.
Bed linen, towels, electricity, calor gas and the first £50 of oil fired CH are included. Sorry, pets are not accepted and smoking is not permitted in the cottage. Wi-fi is available, subject to provider.
Grace's Barn (sleeps 4)
- Open plan living area with wood burning stove, TV/DVD, electric oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, etc.
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble drier and deep freeze.
- Shower room with shower, WC and wash basin.
- Double bedroom.
- Twin bedroom.
- Bathroom with bath, separate shower, WC, wash basin.