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Secluded Highlands Cottage With Stunning Views Over A Loch And The Isle Of Skye

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
1 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Applecross, Near. Wester Ross, Scotland - Peaceful Location

Lochend has one four poster double bed in a pretty bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a large lounge with breathtaking views, a well equipped kitchen and small utility room. The cottage is perfect for a relaxing holiday away from it all and for those looking to explore the area.

Lochend has its own garden surrounded by a wall; as it is completely on its own. The cottage gives you maximum peace and tranquillity.

In the winter months there are always Whooper swans on the loch, which have come down from Greenland and the far North to spend the winter in Applecross.

In the garden there is a nice private patio area with sun loungers if you are a worshipper of the sun. There is also a teak table and bench so you can sit out and enjoy an “al fresco meal” while watching the sunsets. Remember, as we are so far north, the summer days are long and the nights are short.

As the cottage is situated on croft land there are usually sheep around and you should see red deer roaming behind the cottage. As you walk out of the cottage gate you can take the foot path up to the higher ground where the views are even more spectacular.

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Property Manager
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within 12 hours
Calendar last updated:
22 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the manager

“Beautiful location. Lovely cosy cottage. Don’t want to go home. The weather has been fantastic. Views are spectacular.”

Susan & Martin Thompson - Yorkshire, March 2014

“Fantastic views. Idyllic location. Dry week - warm and sunny. Was at top of Bealach Na Ba when sun set at 10pm - absolutely wonderful experience and great photography opportunity. ”

June 2014, Charlotte Whitelaw, Dumfries

“Lovely cottage with stunning views, whatever the weather. Enjoyed the walks and meals out at the Walled Garden and the Inn. Will be back. ”

May 2014, Heather and Gordon Jones, Berwickshire

“Wonderful week. Cottage delightful, views amazing and weather has been kind to us. Will be back! Good take away cakes from Walled Garden. ”

May 2014, Simon and Sue Ward, North Yorkshire

“In love with Applecross! What a sanctuary. Perfect location - hope to be back soon. ”

April 2014, Jill and Ian Walker, West Yorkshire

“Lovely cottage, great views, fantastic community who looked after us and made us feel welcome. Saving the pennies to come back. ”

February 2014, Fiona and Glynn Jackwhite, Australia
Sep 2012
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Secluded Highlands Cottage With Stunning Views Over A Loch And The Isle Of Skye
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Quiet location with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

Lovely little cottage within walking distance of Applecross and good food at the local pub. Great to sit out an enjoy the views. Applecross is a small village with a well stocked village shop buy best to stock up with provisions before heading out to this remote village. The owner was very helpful when we had an issue with the dvd player which was quickly resolved

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Fantastic place, very cozy would recommend whiteout hesitation. Will go back.

Endroit magnifique pour se relaxer et profiter du paysage. A faire.!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2015
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Great Cottage in an even greater setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely week at this well maintained and clean cottage overlooking a small loch and the sea. Applecross is a beautiful peninsular and we have stayed here many times but it was our first time at Loch End and I recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lockend Cottage - July 2015

  • 5 of 5

When we arrived at Applecross it was 9pm at night but still light. We had driven some 800 miles in one day so were very exhausted and tired. The cottage was warm and welcoming. We were very pleased to find that it had everything that we needed and also a Jacuzzi bath as well as a shower. Bed is a four-poster and very comfortable, Found the cottage to be extremely cosy and warm at all times and would not hesitate to return the Lockend again in the future if we decide to visit Applecross again next year. First class accommodation and lovey place to spend a relaxing week away from home. Ten out of ten.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 29, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sixth visit - that's how good it is

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is compact but cosy and has the best position you could imagine, at the foot of its own mini-loch which in turn looks out over the Straits to Skye.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 10, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Sehr schönes Häuschen, abseits von Allem um sich zu erholen und die Ruhe zu geniessen. Haben die Zeit sehr genossen und wären gerne länger geblieben. Viele schöne und überwältigende Augenblicke erlebt, die wir nicht mehr missen möchten.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Fewo Direkt, from HomeAway
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Special interest holidays:

Walking: There are many designated walks throughout the Applecross Estate, which are all clearly sign posted. Details for the walks in the area can be found in the cottage.

Fishing/Whale watching trips/luxury boat trips: There is fishing available on the hill lochs on the estate and also on the loch in front of Lochend. permits can be obtained from Applecross Post Office.

Salmon Fishing: Sea fishing trips are available on the MV Kerry based in Gairloch.

Whales/Dolphins: From Armadale Pier set sail on a sea safari and see some of the whales and dolphins that reside in the waters of Skye.

Cycling: The whole of the Applecross peninsular is ideal for cycling with lots of level roads but also plenty of mixed gradients with numerous challenges for the more experienced cyclist.

Sea sports: Mountain and Sea guides are based in Applecross where they cater for all levels of both sea kayaking and mountaineering, from novice to experience.


Lochend is a 5 minute walk from the golden sandy beach at Applecross and if you are prepared to travel further north there are some incredibly remote white sandy beaches to be found. You are also right on the coastline facing Skye, so all around offers a wealth of amazing coastal scenery.


Lochend is only two hours drive from Inverness Airport


Applecross - 0.5 miles.

Locharron - 18 miles.

Plockton - 35 miles.

Isle of Sky Bridge - 40 miles.

Further Details:

Applecross, which is only a half a mile walk is home to an excellent hotel with restaurant renowned for its food. There is also a petrol station and Post Office with store where you can pick up many of the day-to-day necessities you require. the local visitor centre is located in the village and has leaflets and information on local activities and places to visit, as well as a compute system that is free to use.


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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Applecross in Scottish Highlands & Islands

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
  • The bathroom has the usual toilet and wash hand basin, as well as a luxury Jacuzzi bath and power shower overhead. There is also a large heated towel rail and a shaver socket unit with a light over the mirror.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom - 1 Double Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Double bedroom, which has a king-sized four poster bed, bedside cabinets with reading lights, a dressing table and wardrobe. Amazing views stretch across the loch to the sea and the islands of Rassay, Rona and Skye, you really are in a very special place.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Lochend is in an a beautiful setting with miles of uninterrupted views. It is a wonderful place for couples or singles looking to enjoy the Scottish Highlands by foot, bike or car. It is in an exceptional location with Applecross only a short walk away. Outside: The cottage has it's own private, secure garden, with teak table and bench, as well as sun loungers. The views across the loch are exceptional and make the garden one of the best places to enjoy the long summer days. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned once a week or between bookings and all bed linen and towels are provided. Other: The entrance porch has the heating on 24/7 and so this is the best place for your outside clothes and walking boots. If you are a cyclist and want to lock up your bike let us know and we will give you a key to the shed.

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