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Bramble Lodge - Applecross

Applecross, The Highlands
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Traditional white-washed cottage set against the backdrop of the stunning Cuillin Mountains
  • Plenty opportunities to spot local wildlife while enjoying amazing woodland and river walks on the doorstep
  • Discover historical sites on a hike around the Applecross Peninsula or  sea kayak adventure around the rugged coastline
Property code: CA048

A four-bedroom traditional cottage, set on the Applecross Estate, perfect for families and friends seeking a tranquil base from which to explore the Scottish Highlands and coastline.

Located in a beautiful estate on the tranquil Wester Ross peninsula, this comfortable and welcoming property offers traditional and cosy accommodation for eight guests. This beautiful cottage makes an ideal holiday home for a larger family or small group seeking a fantastic holiday base. The holiday lodge is part of Applecross House and can be rented by larger groups in tandem with the neighbouring property, Faoilinn. The estate offers stunning views of the Cuillin Mountains of Skye and the hills of Raasay. Highland cattle can be found grazing in fields around the lodge and wild deer can often be spotted nearby.

Stepping inside this light, spacious and airy lodge you will find tastefully decorated and attractively furnished living areas, and a choice of cosy, comfortable bedrooms. For guests who have also booked the neighbouring cottage, an interconnecting passage joins the two properties.

Decorated in cool, neutral tones, the inviting lounge is an ideal space to relax in at the end of a great day, with plenty of comfortable seating, a TV and a glass-fronted wood burner ideal for winter evenings. The bright and attractive dining room is a perfect space for sharing a special meal. You could also enjoy a snack or breakfast in the farmhouse-style kitchen/diner which features all the equipment you may need, including an oil-fired Rayburn and delightful country dining table. Two charming bedrooms can also be found on the ground floor: a single and a double, each with a delightful en-suite shower room. The ground floor also features a handy utility room and a WC.

Heading up to the first floor, there are two further bedrooms: a twin and a triple room with three single beds. Please note these rooms do have quite low, sloping ceilings. There’s also a bathroom and an additional WC.

The lodge is set in the heart of the beautiful Applecross Estate, which extends for 260 square kilometres and features a wealth of beautiful woodlands, spectacular mountains, secluded beaches and stunning lochs. The popular Applecross Walled Garden and Restaurant (0.1 miles) nestles at the edge of Bealach na Ba, and offers a range of great food and drink. You can also head to the famous Applecross Inn (1 mile) which enjoys fabulous views over the Inner Sound of Raasay. With miles of wonderful walks to enjoy from the doorstep, this fantastic lodge makes an ideal base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers seeking a blissful retreat in gorgeous surroundings.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £250 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 4 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin, 1 triple, 1 single
  • 3 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC
  • Oil-fired Rayburn, electric cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Night storage heating – energy included
  • Wood burner – logs included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Please note there is no mobile reception at this property -  a payphone is available 
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • TV, DVD player
  • Ample off road parking
  • Surrounded by estate grounds with lawn areas and woodlands
  • 2 dogs welcome - please note dogs are to be restricted to kitchen/utility areas
  • This property can be rented separately or alongside Faoilinn as a larger property with an interconnecting passage
  • 1 mile to shop and pub

The extraordinary Applecross peninsula lies to the west of Wester Ross and is home to abundant wildlife, with opportunities to see otters, deer, golden eagles, seals and dolphins. With a population of fewer than 250 people and only two main roads, this is a tranquil area that's ideal for a peaceful getaway. The area is also rich in Gaelic history and was one of the first parts of Scotland to embrace Christianity. You can visit the picturesque village of Lochcarron (18 miles) which is set on the shore of Loch Carron, or head north to Loch Torridon (15.5 miles) or the isolated Shieldaig Island (21 miles). Loch Torridon is ideal for keen walkers, with opportunities to take on the Liathach massif, Beinn Eighe and the 7-mile coastal hike from Lower Diabaig. You can also charter a yacht to explore Loch Torridon. Local attractions include the fascinating Applecross Heritage Centre (1 mile) and the Applecross Photographic Gallery (2.5 miles). You can also discover the beautiful Rassal Ashwood (14.5 miles) which is the most northerly ash woodland in Britain, and the breathtaking Bealach na Ba Viewpoint (6 miles). Along the coast you can visit some of the crafting outposts including Culduie Camusterrach, Lonbain and Kalnakill (all within 8 miles).

Fiona MacDonald

This property is personally managed by Fiona.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wilma 2nd November 2020

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Most definitely, without a doubt

Reviewed by Barry 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Robert 5th October 2020

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Appreciate the peace and tranquility, though in autumn the Deer rutting season starts so be prepared for noisy deer outside at night and close to the cottage. Dogs are restricted to the kitchen and utility areas, not an issue for us, and dogs loved the heat from the Aga. The rooms are comfortable and clean, with separate lounge and dining room, theRead more kitchen is huge and well appointed. Hide

Reviewed by David 15th August 2020

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Wonderful holiday in beautiful house and stunning scenery. Even the weather was kind to us.

Reviewed by Tim 8th August 2020

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This is such a wonderful spot. Incredible location, amazing views. The house itself is perfectly appointed and cosy- just the ticket for a week or two of full relaxation .

Reviewed by C 18th December 2019

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Very spacious but cosy at the same time. Lovely bedrooms and simple bathrooms/toilets but plenty of them! Kitchen very well equipped!

Reviewed by Mrs Leat August 2019

Brilliant as always and the weather was mostly good. Loved the walks, the sea kayaking with the instructor Mike, we saw sea eagles!. Great meals at the pub and the walled garden , friendly people. Fantastic views, beaches and a great place to chill out. We're coming back next year.

Reviewed by Mr Sutherland May 2019

This was our sixth visit to the area and Applecross never disappoints. Bramble Lodge is well situated to explore beaches and trails around the Applecross Estate. Tha Walled Garden is a firm favourite with all the family for breakfast, meals and coffee, while the younger ones love the tree house. The accommodation is warm, comfortable and family-friRead moreendly - the kitchen refurb is lovely. We will be back. Hide

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