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Applecross Manse, Scotland

Applecross Manse Family friendly Luxury Holiday Cottage for romantic breaks in Applecross, The Highlands, Scotland


Applecross Manse is a listed Victorian villa set in 5 leafy acres on an elevated position over-looking Camusterrach Bay with views to the Cullen of Skye and to the Inner Isles.

'An'Cromaich', is the Gaelic translation of ‘Applecross’, meaning 'The Sanctuary’. For many the meaning is as fitting today as it was in 631AD when Saint Maelruba formed his sanctuary at Applecross Bay. 

 

Applecross retains a character of outstanding natural beauty in a timeless place apart.

 

A little south of Applecross Bay is Applecross Manse. It is a listed Victorian villa from 1846 perched on an elevated site in its leafy Glebe of 5 acres, which extends to the shore and looks over the sea, first to the picturesque hamlet of Ardubh, and then onward to the Cullin of Skye and the Inner isles of Raasay and Rona. 

 

Local Social history has it that the Minister would often sit out side his Manse and listen to the Psalm singing in Gaelic floating over the sea from the outdoor church in Raasay six miles away, such is the nature of sound in this part of the world.

 

There is much to explore and enjoy within walking distance. The mountains behind the Manse provide magnificent views across the bay to the Isle of Skye, and just beyond Glastullach is Loch a'Mhinisteir, the private fishing loch of the Manse reserved for the Church Minister..

 

To the front of the villa, there are beautiful walks around the bay to Ardubh and to the coral beaches of its hinterland.

 

There are beaches and pretty coves and impressive hill walks in spectacular settings. 

 

The wildlife visitors include dolphin, porpoise, the White Tailed Eagle, Otter, and the ever popular Pine Marten. And the villa has its own ‘regulars’.

 

Psalm singing from the Isle of Raasay sadly belongs to history, but from the grounds, the expansive views and sunsets can provide other unique drama. 

 

Because of the prominence and importance of church, in times past, Applecross Manse found a special place in the hearts of locals. It has an associated sanctity. Moreover, in itself, it provides its own leafy sanctuary, a little apart.

 

We attach photographs of Applecross Bay, where Applecross began, and further photographs of the scenic orbit of Applecross Manse; Camusterrach Bay, Culdie, Ardubh, Ardbain, The Cullin and the Island of Skye.

 

Photographs are courtesy of local professional photographer  Annie MacDonald of Culduie, Applecross.

 

We have added new photographs of Applecross Autumn 2021.

 

 

Availability for Family friendly Luxury Holiday Cottage for romantic breaks in Applecross, The Highlands, Scotland

Facilities and Features

Facilities:

  • COVID-19:
    Advance booking essential, Capacity limit, COVID-19 measures in place, COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place, COVID-19 risk assessment completed, Deep cleaning between visitors
     
  • Bathroom:
    Bath, Ensuite Bathrooms
     
  • Communications:
    Broadband Internet, Mobile Network Coverage, Wifi
     
  • Entertainment:
    Board Games, Book Library, CD \ Music, DVD Player, iPod Docking Station, TV, Video\DVD Library
     
  • Heat:
    Central Heating, Open Fire
     
  • Kitchen:
    Cooker, Dishwasher, Fridge, Fridge/Freezer, Grill, Microwave, Oven, Toaster
     
  • Laundry:
    Ironing Board \ Iron, Tumble Dryer, Washing Machine
     
  • Outside Area:
    Childrens Play Area, Enclosed Garden, Outside Seating, Patio \ Outside Dining Area, Private Garden, Private Parking
     
  • Price Included:
    Electricity and Fuel, Fuel For Fires, Linen, Towels
     
  • Rooms:
    Dining Room, Kitchen, Living Room
     
  • Standard:
    Luxury
     
  • Suitable For:
    Families, Retreat Venue, Romantic getaways, Special Occasions
     
Room Details:

Sleeps: 6
 

2 En-Suite Double Rooms

1 Twin Room

3 Bathrooms


Suitable for Families Family Friendly
Online Booking Accepted Book Online

Location Details and Things to Do

About Applecross and The Highlands
The villa is completely isolated on 5 leafy acres on an elevated position with views across the sea to the islands and the Cullen of Skye.

Location Details:

This Holiday Cottage in The Highlands is in or close to:
  • Inner and Outer Hebrides
  • Inverness Loch Ness and Moray Firth
  • North West Highlands
  • Northern Highlands
  • Skye and Lochalsh
  • West Highlands

This Holiday Cottage in Applecross, Scotland:
  • ideal for Adventure Holidays
  • has fishing available on site or nearby
  • has Golf courses nearby
  • has sailing and other watersports available nearby
  • is in a good location for cycling and mountain biking
  • is in a good location for walking and climbing
  • is in a rural location
  • is near a beach
  • has great local bird and wildlife
  • is close to mountains and hills
  • is ideal for winter sun breaks

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