The beautiful Lochend is a wonderful one bedroom Scottish Highland cottage overlooking Loch a'Mhulinn on the edge of Applecross on the west coast.
This quaint former estate workers cottage is tastefully decorated throughout and makes for a stunning base when exploring the breathtaking area. Just a half mile walk from the cottage is the gorgeous village of Applecross, home to a sandy beach and a few excellent places to eat.
The rural cottage, which has uninterrupted views across the sound to the islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye is the ideal destination for walkers, as well as wildlife watchers, with eagles, whooper swans, eider duck, seals and otters often seen around the area.
Inside the cottage there is a lovely warm sitting room with a leather sofa, a TV and a wood-burner. Next door to this is the well-equipped, modern kitchen that has everything you will need, including an electric oven, a fridge, a freezer, a microwave and a washing machine. The handy entrance porch is heated 24/7 and is a great place to dry wet boots or muddy outwear. There is even a useful lockable shed for bikes.
The bedroom at Lochend is a good size and has a king-size four-poster bed, as well as plenty of storage space. The views from the bedrooms are also wonderful. Next door to the bedroom is the bathroom, which is fitted with a Jacuzzi bath with power shower overhead; there is also a large heated towel rail.
In the private walled garden there is a nice 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 “alfresco meal” while watching the sunsets. Remember, as we are so far north, the summer days are long and the nights are short. Lochend really does gives you maximum peace and tranquillity.
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.