'Flora's House', Kenmore
on the Applecross Peninsula, Wester Ross
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A cosy and romantic self-catering holiday cottage set in the Highlands of Scotland on the remote West Coast. The location is spectacular with far reaching views over the sea Loch of Torridon and over Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe. The cottage sleeps 5 (ideally suited for 4 adults and 1 child) in 3 bedrooms and provides an ideal base for outdoor activities.
Otters and Dolphins have occasionally been spotted swimming and playing in the sheltered sea Loch of Kenmore. Every season there is an abundance of wildlife to watch from the door step of the cottage - from Cuckoo's in the spring to flocks of field fair on their migration route in the autumn - Truly a nature lover's paradise!
Flora's House stands on its own behind the other houses in the township, in a private elevated location on the hillside. An old stone bridge and track lead up to the cottage, which is warm and welcoming with an open fire in the sitting room and a wood burning stove in the dining area.
This cosy holiday cottage is an ideal retreat to get away from the stress of modern day living.
The Torridon-Applecross region is well known for having breath taking colours and scenery, ideal for walking, sea and fresh water fishing, climbing, bird watching. Shieldaig is 7 miles by road and has two grocery stores and a licensed hotel. Applecross is a wonderful 15 miles drive along the coastal road with fantastic views, where you will also find a pub, post office/store, petrol station and excellent places to eat. The Applecross Inn has recently been awarded the Scottish Dining Pub of the year! and features in the 2008 Good Pub Guide.
Kenmore is a sheep farming community & the cottage stands amid the communal grazing grounds. The Applecross Peninsula only became accessible to road traffic in the mid 1970's. Prior to that, the small coastal communities could only be reached by sea. Although single track roads now run around the edge of the Peninsula, it remains one of the most unspoilt areas in Scotland.
- Sleeps - 5
- Bedrooms - 3
- Bathrooms - 2
- Washing machine
- Oven, hob and grill
- Wood burning stove
- Coal fire & coal provided
- BBQ and garden furniture
- Children welcome
- Nearest Airport; 83 Miles - Inverness Airport
(2 Hours drive by car)
Budget Flights with
EasyJet from London Gatwick & Luton Airports
- Train - 44 Miles
- Beach - 6 Miles
- Shop - 15 miles to Applecross
- Weekly rentals
- Pets allowed if kept under strict control
- C.D./ radio-cassette player
- Shieldaig local shop 7 miles
- Pub, Store, Post Office - Applecross 25 mins
- TV with Digi Box & DVD Player
- Excellent for walking, fishing & bird watching
- Panoramic Views
Kenmore offers weekly shopping facilities, when the butcher/grocery van and the fish van visits. Fresh seafood can be bought locally within Kenmore. The cottage had a small fenced off front garden and there is a patio with a picnic table ideal for eating outside. The open fire in the sitting room and the wood burning stove in the dining area are welcome after a days challenging walks. Upstairs in the cottage there are three bedrooms, sleeping five people (4 adults and 1 child).
This cosy rural cottage is warm and well equipped; the kitchen has a built in electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, toaster, slow cooker, microwave, electric kettle and a stainless steel sink unit.
There is a full range of cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils in the cupboards.
The sitting room has a window seat taking full advantage of the views and is comfortably furnished with a sofa, two chairs and a T.V. with Digi box.
There is a Baxi grate fire with a back boiler which will supply hot water and there is an electric immersion heater aswell for back up.
The dining area has seating for six at it's yew dining table, it is a warm room with a wood burning stove.
One bathroom is down stairs and has a full sized bath, washbasin, w.c and heated towel rail.
Upstairs there is a charming light and airy twin bedroom. There is one double bedroom which has an en-suite bathroom. (The very small single bedroom is accessed through the double bedroom). Additionally there is a fold away travel cot in the small store room.
Within the shelter of the two porches at the front of the cottage there is a paved patio area with picnic table - so visitors can enjoy alfresco meals. To the side of the cottage is a small grass area with enough room for a couple of deck chairs to be erected in order to take in the glorious views.
Just outside the boundary fence you will find a heavy duty washing line and to the rear of the cottage is a narrow store room with an automatic washing machine.
Cars can be easily parked next to the garden gate.
The west coast of the Scottish Highlands.
The Applecross Peninsula borders onto the channel of water between the Main land & the Isle of Skye, known as 'The Inner sound'.
83 Miles - Inverness Airport ( 2 hours drive by car ).
For Satellite Navigation / Muti-Map use - the postcode to Kenmore is
Electricity is included within the rental fee.
Coal and peat are provided - for use with the sitting room fire.
All cleaning materials are provided within the cottage.
We do allow well behave pets to stay in the cottage (with the prior arrangement with the owners) although as Kenmore is a sheep farming community, and Flora's House stands amongst the communal grazing grounds, dog owners must be extra vigilant and only well house trained dogs will be allowed.
It is not possible for more than 2 dogs to stay in the cottage at once.
Duvets and blankets are provided in all the bedrooms, but not bed linen.
What's not included:
Bedding is provided, but not linen. Guests should bring their own sheets, pillow cases, towels and tea towels.
Logs for the wood burning stove are not provided.
Please note - If required - guests can gather driftwood, down by the sea shore.
Cost and availability.
The cottage is rented out year round.
Property rental periods are generally a week, Saturday to Saturday. Checking in time is 3pm and checking out time is 10am.
The local Mountain and Sea guides offer an opportunity for Kayaking in the sheltered sea lochs at hourly or daily rates. The Gulf Stream flows along the west side of the Peninsula and in addition to moderating the climate adds to the enjoyment of water sports. Secluded sandy beaches are a short drive along the Applecross Coast Road.
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FLORA'S HOUSE in Kenmore, Nr Applecross, Wester Ross, Highlands Scotland.