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Jam Factory

Applecross, The Highlands
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Cosy studio,  perfect rural and romantic sanctuary
  • Wood burner for keeping toasty on cooler days
  • Highland cattle roam freely nearby
  • Village pub, shop and beach walking distance
  • Set within the stunning 26,000-acre Applecross Estate
  • Discover historical sites on a hike around the Applecross Peninsula
Property code: CA186

A charming, secluded stone cottage offering accommodation for a romantic break with your loved one. Discover varied wildlife and explore the Scottish countryside by foot or by bike before settling down for a restful night's sleep.

Situated in a peacefully remote and private setting nestles this converted studio-style cottage, that was once the local jam factory. If you are looking for tranquillity and solitude this property is approached by its own driveway and is surrounded by nothing other than nature and wildlife. Here you can step outside your front door and instantly be in the wild and natural environment of the west coast of Scotland.

This cosy and versatile studio style cottage has been thoughtfully designed to provide light, comfortable and welcoming accommodation. Equipped with a wood burner, you will be able to cuddle up in front of the fire after a long day of exploring what the west coast of Scotland has to offer. There is no TV within the cottage as its tranquil style of furnishings aims to compliment its surroundings by offering peace and quiet to enjoy the beautiful setting.

The accommodation is situated all on one level and incorporates a studio open-plan living area design. The lounge area is cosy with a wood burner and the kitchen/dining area is equipped with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge and washer/ dryer. The bedroom area has a king-size bed.

The cottage’s location makes it the perfect romantic getaway for couples looking for a break from the busy hustle and bustle of everyday life. It has an enclosed garden, however, with no neighbours other than the wildlife overlooking you - you are completely free to roam the wilderness straight from your front door.

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

Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric hob and cooker, fridge, microwave, washing machine and dryer
  • Wood burner - logs provided
  • Please note there is no TV in this property
  • Enclosed garden
  • Off road parking
  • 1 dog welcome
  • There is no mobile signal at this property however there is a payphone
  • 1 mile to nearest shop and pub

Located on the Applecross Peninsula in Wester Ross, the landscape here is dramatic and unspoilt, almost another world. Its striking beauty and remoteness makes you feel like you are experiencing the true Scottish Highlands and some of its breathtaking, untouched wilderness. The picturesque little village of Applecross (1.5 miles) is west facing and offers beautiful views overlooking the bay to the Isle of Skye. Whether it is by foot, bike or boat this is a fantastic spot to explore. There is so much to see and do on this Highland Peninsula from sea kayaking, sailing tours and seal watching, to coast path walking, mountain climbing and much more.

The Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) is only one of two ways into the village of Applecross and is one of the highest roads in Britain reaching 2,053 ft. Spend time walking and exploring as the mountain views all along Bealach na Ba are spectacular, but be sure to take extra care on those Alpine hairpin bends! It is a single track road and one of the most famous parts of the North Coast 500 route, offering magnificent views across the bay to Raasay and The Isle of Skye.

This property is personally managed by Carol.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanna 7th March 2020

Cottage perfect, beautiful location, great walks from the door. Absolutely loved it, can't wait to return.

Reviewed by Tracy 8th February 2020

It's a lovely cottage. This was our 3rd visit to the jam factory, which is such a cosy and quiet wee place. Would highly recommend this place if your looking to get away for some peace and quiet. There are lots of walks and the Inn food is so tasty. The cottage has under floor heating in the hall and bathroom, which is a treat when you have been ouRead moret walking, you get back and your slippers are nice and cosy then you light the wee stove it amazing. Loads of beautiful scenery and lots of wildlife. Hide

Reviewed by Miss Simpson August 2019

The property is really secluded, well finished and well equipped - exactly as advertised. For that part of the world it's just lacking a view. Thanks for having us.

Reviewed by Prof Waller July 2019

An amazing place to stay if you like peace and quiet, fresh air, mountains, forest and sea. The recently refurbished kitchen, furniture and decor is an improvement but the Jam Factory will always be a special place for us.

Reviewed by Mr Mcdowell June 2019

We had a great week at The Jam Factory, 28/6/19 to 6/7/19. Could have had better weather, but the accommodation was just right. The cottage is very well equipped with everything that we needed, except perhaps for a lighter weight duvet. The design seemed to have been properly planned, and the cottage had a cared for feel to it. We found it odd thatRead more all the clocks were wrong when we arrived, but we managed to put them all right, so the underfloor heating came on at appropriate times. Perhaps the main switch had been put off at some point? Hide

Reviewed by Miss Hawke February 2019

Facilities were top notch. Plenty walks around and about the estate. The cottage was so warm and cosy with a wood burning stove. Its also dog friendly. There is under floor heating in the hall and bathroom, So once you have been a lovely walk, your slippers are nice and cosy when you get back. Brilliant food and service at Applecross inn which we wRead moreould recommend you have a bite to eat here. Such a peaceful holiday and plenty wild life to see on your walks too. Highly recommended this if you want a peaceful retreat. We have been twice and will definitely be back without a doubt. Hide

Reviewed by Mr Clay December 2018

The Jam Factory provided a comfortable and peaceful retreat in a beautiful place. The only down sides were: lack of TV lack of frying pan lack of bath (shower only)

Reviewed by Mr Dack December 2018

The cottage is a peaceful escape from the increasing madness of society today.This was our third late-December visit and it's becoming almost like returning home. The situation of the cottage itself and the idyllic surroundings, are unmatched. Forest walks, a raging river (does this tell you something about late December weather?), and a stunning bRead moreay with distant views to the isles of Skye and Raasay are just 'on your doorstep'. When we were there this last December there was a surprising amount of wildlife around from the amazing selection of feathered friends around the cottage feeders to the seals, otters, eagles, ever present deer (shy and difficult to approach according to a popular documentary series which was based around Applecross some years ago - don't you believe it!) - oh and passing minesweeper ships. We were privileged to be the first incomers following a major revamp of the main room in the cottage. A new three-piece suite, king size bed (with a lovely soft mattress), room decor and kitchen. A word about the latter - there are new state-of-the-art kitchen appliances; dishwasher (which we didn't use), oven with hob, and microwave. We found the hob tricky to use with it's touch controls & very sensitive safety cut-outs, and I found the microwave controls mystifying. As a last resort though, there are operating manuals if you have a spare hour or two. Of course all of the changes were much appreciated, I'm just showing my age here - it's a generational thing! To sum up, we had a wonderful time in a wonderful property and will return to this special place. Hide

Reviewed by Mrs Abbott October 2018

Very clean and comfortable in a lovely setting.Utter peace and quiet Excellent restaurant The Walled Garden a short walk away.Food delicious staff very friendly and helpful Applecross inn a specialised fish restaurant with a good atmosphere not to far away Found a couple of good beaches which the dogs loved and drove on to some of the surrounding vRead moreillages Plenty of walks on to the hills with plenty of sightings of deer Had a wonderful holiday can't wait to return Hide

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