Luxury seaside self catering accommodation with lovely views of the sea and the Hebrides - sleeps 6
It's no wonder that this lovely seaside self catering has had so many loyal return customers since its first let in 1987; why wouldn't you want to come back to stay in this lovely home, in this remote and beautiful spot, with its wonderful, wonderful views?
There are two roads to get us here and since there's no snow, we take the route for the more intrepid driver, over the spectacular Bealach na Bà (Pass of the Cattle) from Loch Kishorn. Not for the faint-hearted, this single track road rises to 2053 feet by way of some hairpin bends and sharp inclines but is well worth the effort, especially once we reach the highest point where the views across to the Hebrides are fantastic.
When we arrive, we find the holiday house itself has equally spectacular views. Close to the sea, from inside or out in the garden you can look across to the island of Raasay and see Skye beyond, watching the changing colours of the sea and sky and looking out for seals, submarines and dolphins, as well as rare birds such as sea eagles. Because the house faces southwest, it's perfect for enjoying amazing sunsets and the moon over the water at night.
The house is warm and light, with a full height ceiling in the living area, large windows to enjoy the views and two wood burners for additional heat and cosiness. There's plenty of space for full occupancy (six) but at the same time, not so much that it's not cosy for a romantic stay for two. The neutral decor and high quality furniture combine to make a comfortable, relaxing space and wherever we choose to sit, there are beautiful views over the sea, so we can soak in the atmosphere of this lovely seaside location from the minute we open the curtains in the morning until we fall into our comfy, warm beds at night (electric blankets supplied!).
As well as being stunningly beautiful, the Applecross Peninsula is remote and peaceful and even within the small settlement of Lonbain, the few houses are spread far enough apart for us to be unaware of neighbours. It's a walker's heaven, with hills, woods and beaches all within easy striking distance, or on lazy days, the enclosed garden is a great spot to spend time, where children and dogs can safely wander about left to their own devices for a while.
For rainy days or evenings, there are two televisions with Sky and Freeview and a selection of interesting books, maps and games. For those who wish to switch off from the business of life while still enjoying its comforts and luxuries, there are few more delightful, secluded boltholes than this one.