Located on the Applecross Peninsular in Wester Ross is the rural village of Applecross. This tiny picturesque 19th Century village is found on the North West coast of Scotland and known locally simply as ‘the street’.
Accessible by only two roads, one being the Bealach na Ba (Pass of the Cattle) which is one of Britain’s highest, this tiny village is a haven from hectic urban life. Its remote location and undeniable charm makes it the ideal destination for those seeking a restful and relaxing holiday with stunning scenery and unspoilt beaches. Those who travel the Bealach na Ba road or hike up to the same height will enjoy uninterrupted vistas across the bay to Raasay and Skye, and the panoramas of the Kintail mountains and Outer Hebrides are phenomenal.
Applecross is believed to be one of the earliest settlements in Scotland. This area has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the historical Applecross Estate, owned by a charitable entity, extends across most of the Peninsula who’s aims is to protect the wilderness area and maintain its natural heritage.
Applecross is the perfect location for those who enjoy walking, mountain biking, climbing or just anyone looking for gentle strolls amongst beautiful landscapes. The clean white sandy beaches and gentle waters of the Inner Sound are great for beachcombing and picnics amongst the pristine dunes.
Applecross holiday cottages provide the perfect place to stay for discovering this stunning slice of Scotland that has remained almost completely unchanged over the years.