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Luxurious,Secluded, Award-Winning Highland Eco-Lodge, Panoramic Hot-tub sea View

Bedrooms 5
Space 53,819 sq. ft.
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Sleeps 2-10. (Additional cabin sleeps 4) Pets Welcome. Low key elegance+comfort





A luxurious, secluded, award-winning eco-lodge, 15 minutes walk from the Michelin Star Applecross Inn, this house is special.

Experience the wildness, passing wildlife and incredible panoramic views of Skye from the infinity view HOT-TUB, or wrapped in comfort by the library fire with a whiskey, or lounging on the deck in the sunshine.

With exquisite attention to detail, this highland home in one of Scotland's most ancient Sanctuaries, enjoys panoramic mountain and sea views from its clifftop hollow.

Eagle Rock, is the definition of low key luxury and pragmatism. Equipped with high end audio, WiFi and tech, handcrafted fittings and fixtures, (including the magnificent harp-shaped staircase, carved from a giant local Douglas Fir), and a Michelin chef designed kitchen, the house yields dozens of delightful surprises.

There is warmth everywhere, even room by room and underfoot! (Honeymoon couples, retreat groups, and wedding parties love us!). We'd enjoy helping you design your ideal highland holiday: First class transport options, bespoke catering services, botanical, cultural and historical offerings, wildlife luxury cruises...So often, guests arrive with lots of plans, and then find they are really very happy hanging out on the deck or media and library snug by the fire or a window seat.

Designed by an award winning architect, (who put his expertise in designing six star South African game lodges using local materials to good use), wilderness, luxury, and ever-changing vistas vistas make Eagle Rock a jaw-dropping experience. The house has 2500m of floor space, yet a playful flow of intimate, cozy nooks with the large living makes it a popular destination for couples. With fireplaces a stunning lighting scheme to fit different moods and functions, a huge deck and garden, and a Michelin chef designed/equipped kitchen.

This eco sanctuary was built as a labour of love over years by the owner. It exists to inspire and nourish those who want to step out of their daily reality for a while and connect with each other and the heartbeat of the Highlands.

Accessible by Britain's highest mountain pass, the Bealach na Ba, and its own private road, Eagle Rock is a spotlight destination on the NorthCoast 500 route - Scotland's answer to America's Route 66!

Keep an eye out for passing porpoises, otters, eagles and other wildlife. Listen to the wind roar from the depths of a cozy fireside leather sofa in the library as dramatic storms sweep across the bay from Skye. Dip into a lifetime's collection of books, films, sculptures, artworks and games. Enjoy meals at the huge, specially commissioned ironwood dining table in the vast dining room. Between September and March, you may even be lucky enough to catch the northern lights!

More Details

Catherine Stewart
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, by arrangement
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
2 July, 2018

About Catherine Stewart

I fell in love with Applecross in 1998 - and it only took 10 years to find the perfect spot to build. First, I had to carve out the road to the site. With the help of friends, family, an amazing archtect and local craftspeople - and a lot of elbow grease, I hope I have created a beautiful place that blends in with its surrounds and which is a pleasure to inhabit.

A South African (with Scottish lineage), I am at home in this highland wildness - enveloped by warmth and comfort and sculpture collected over a lifetime of travel. The media snug and library is packed with beautiful books and a very varied film collection. I love to see how people respond to, and play with the lighting, the furniture, the art. For me, Eagle Rock strikes a balance I savour - between the sanctuary and solitude of its location and the way the house seems to flow and wrap around the very varied groups and couples who stay here...It brings out the best in people.

Catherine Stewart purchased this chateau / country house in 2014

Why Catherine Stewart chose Applecross

Eagle Rock is built beneath the mythic rock it is named for. It lies within an ancient sanctuary of standing stones, on a part of the cliff known as the Black Drum, I 15 mins walk equidistant between church and pub, totally hidden from sight, yet with panoramic views, the house lies in a hollow, with the mountains at its back and the sea before it. The house is designed to mirror and harmonies with its surrounds, with local stone and wood, handcrafted for comfort and beauty.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Guests have identified different highlights, but the views, the lighting and the comfortable beds get the most mentions. Many of the cyclists and mountaineers love the huge baths and powerhowers. Foodies love the kitchen and the fact that there is so much fridge space. Temperature room control, and underfloor heating make the place a pleasure to be in in Winter.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chateau / country house in Applecross in Highland

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 53819 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • rural ...
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Deluxe suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Vast,natural stone bathroom,XL tub, powershower, toilet room
    Milton Deluxe - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Huge power shower, XL tub, underfloor heat, stunning mosaic
    Eagle Rock bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure , The bathroom with the best views!
    Sunrise - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En suite, power shower
  • All bathrooms are super high end, with extra-large baths, power-showers stunning views, gorgeous fittings - and stone and wood design. Safety mats and XL bath sheets, towels and luxury bath products provided.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Deluxe super-king honeymoon suite, private balcony - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Incredible views, fireplace,handcarved floor, luxury bath
    Super King Milton en suite - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Gorgeous linen ,groundfloor heat/accessibility,fab view
    Sunrise Mountain Room - 2 Single Bed , En suite, tucked away, incredible sun and moon rises
    The Cocoon - 2 Single Bed , Editors, Photographers, musicians, writers gravite, x-box
    Seaview - 2 Single Bed , Light-flooded, spacious, surrounded by sea +views of Skye
  • All the bedrooms have phenomenal sea or mountain views, room by room temperature control, luxury linen and mostly handcrafted one-off fittings and furniture - not to mention art , sculpture and books collected over a lifetime of travel. All rooms have good wardrobe space, a work space, tea-making facilities, and WiFi, bespoke interior design. See more room details on the website
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
Please look at the website to see the standard and bespoke amenities and services. We offer botanical walks, guided history walks, wildlife, seal and whale spotting luxury boat trips, whiskey tasting nights at the rock with a true expert, catering and local provisioning at all kinds of levels. Contact us to discuss how we can help you design your ideal romantic getaway, family event or group retreat. If you love the idea of holding your event or retreat on site, (using the Michelin kitchen, media room and huge common spaces) to gather, we can connect you to luxury B+B's 5 mins walk away for more sleeping space.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 23 reviews

Exceeded All Expectations!

  • 5 of 5

Our 5-day stay at Eagle Rock was part of a two-week girls' trip through Scotland, and all four of us agreed that it was the highlight of the trip. The house is stunning. It has every amenity we could imagine, and then some. It is new, well maintained, and artistically decorated and furnished. All the bedrooms and baths were comfortable and luxuriously appointed (e.g., the kind of quality linens rarely found in rental houses). We learned that the kitchen was designed by an award-winning chef, and it did not surprise us. The use of the space, the furnishings, and the breathtaking views of the water and Isle of Skye made it the central focus of the house for us. The local caretakers, Mark and Frances, were very friendly and helpful.

We had selected Eagle Rock and Applecross without knowing exactly what the location would be like for touring. What we found was a picturesque village with charming people. It isn't a large town, but there are excellent restaurants, a grocery with all the necessities, relaxing walks along wooded paths, and lots of history. The town is definitely remote, but it was easy enough to drive to Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle and other attractions. We mastered the Bealach na Ba route in no time, cutting a good 30-40 minutes off the drive along the coast road. But in actuality, Eagle Rock house was so interesting and well located, that it became one of the attractions itself. We were enthralled looking at all the beautiful furnishings and art and guessing the provenance.

We did have the pleasure of briefly meeting the owner, Catherine Stewart. She is an amazing world traveler and accomplished artist, and we would have enjoyed a few more gin and tonics with her! It was obvious that Eagle Rock is one of her passions. It was equally obvious that she wanted all her guests to have the best experience there possible.

As you can tell from this glowing report, we loved our time at Eagle Rock and Applecross. It truly exceeded all our expectations.

  • Review Submitted: 05-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, what a wonderful review! - Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive one. I too would have enjoyed a few more gin and tonics with you ladies - through the one I did have really hit the spot - Thank you. Thanks also for leaving Eagle Rock in perfect shape - what a pleasure to walk into. Hope your trip home was safe and uneventful - Haste ye Back!
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Simply the best!

  • 5 of 5

I've been at Eagle Rock now with my family and as a women's retreat leader, and all I can say is: perfect. Stunning.

Eagle Rock is the one place my family can't wait to get back to. The views, always beautiful and ever changing, are to die for. The house is elegant and yet homey. Very comfortable and comfy and well equipped. The place is magical and mysterious. The location is unsurpassed:pure, raw beauty, plenty of local trails that are our favorites, woods, sea, mountains, history, sacredness.The local food and restaurants are divine.

The icing on the cake is the owner, Cath, who is the perfect hostess and a wealth of information. Plus she is an amazing ARTiST! We can't wait to return.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A lovely property

  • 5 of 5

I attended a women's retreat in October of 2017. For 10 of us the house was an amazing location for our gathering. Each room of the house is beautifully appointed and the views are outstanding. The location is very convenient also. It's a quick walk to town or to hiking trails. Catherine Stewart was quick to answer all questions and address all concerns. She is an incredibly attentive and hospitable hostess. I loved that there were so many things to do close to the house. We enjoyed dinner at the Applecross Inn (two times, in fact), dinner at the Walled Garden Restaurant, a foraging hike with Gill Fair-weather, a hike to the Coral Beach, and more. I would absolutely recommend this to friends. Actually, I hope to return with my family some day!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Diane, Thanks for this lovely review - it was such a pleasure having you all here. Hope the journey home was not too bad - Scotland sends her love!
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Stunning location fascinating home

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly designed to appreciate the majesty of NW Scotland, whatever the weather!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You guys were a pleasure to have...and set a new bench mark for climbing stuff!:) Hope your last brother weekend was great. Will be waving randomly across to Skye...good luck with your new home.
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  • 5 of 5

I almost hate to say how special Eagle Rock and the owner Catherine are.

The house and property are stunning. Applecross is remote, but you have every creature comfort provided and the area has good food, trails and history in abundance.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Nan - You guys certainly explored the place thoroughly...Lovely having you here.
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Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Eagle Rock was everything we had hoped for at Applecross. Our drive over the Bealach na Ba pass, the sea kayaking and the botany walk with Gill were all highlights. But most impressive for our group was staying at Eagle Rock. Plenty of room for us to spread out and it didn't take long for the house to become our home. Bedrooms were very comfortable. The hot tub was incredible. Definitely order your groceries to be delivered by Tesco. That worked out really well for our group. Be sure to eat at both Applecross Inn and the Walled Garden (have the Forgers Lunch). A shout out to Jack Marris' Photography. Catherine was a special host. She took very good care of us. I feel like we have a new friend. Catherine's art and book collections were a nice surprise. We highly recommend Eagle Rock for your stay in this special place in the Highlands. Hope to get back for a 2nd trip.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was just wonderful to meet you guys and share in the celebratory week. Also thanks for being so kind, letting National Geographic Traveller take a look around Eagle Rock - very gracious. Thanks for the great chats - and for leaving Eagle Rock in such perfect shape! I really hope you come back soon.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Applecross Inn
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Kyle of Lochalsh
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
80 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Applecross Inn, The Walled Garden
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended

We offer several bespoke services, designed around your special requirements. We can organize a house chef or cook, liase with local Michelin restaurants, or arrange for all your groceries (Local and otherwise) to be bought and waiting for your arrival. Botanical walks, historical tours, whiskey tasting evenings (very popular) with a local expert and all kinds of craft and outdoor workshops.

Great write up by a pro of the wee courses nearby. We have two sets of men's and one set of women's clubs. (All right handed)

Experienced kayaking and mountaineering instructors.

Wildlife abounds, with sea eagles, otters and porpoises swimming past the deck most mornings.

Barbeque facilities for Al fresco dining on the deck.

Car people love the scenic drives: Bealach na Ba is the highest mountain pass in Britain, named one of the world's 10 most spectacular drives.

Applecross is one of the oldest Sanctuaries in the country, with ruins of an ancient Broch, a stunningly beautiful church and a brilliant heritage centre.

Many local arts and crafts for sale: Jewellary, paintings and pottery.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £200
Pet Fee £60
Refundable Damage Deposit £350

The price includes all fees: Electricity, WiFi, viewing accounts, cleaning, land line calls to UK numbers,use of laundry facilities, use of golf clubs and all other amenities for guest use.

Deposit and full fee are non-refundable, unless I can find another booking. In this case, monies will be returned, minus an admin fee of £50. Travel insurance is highly recommended. I can take credit and debit card bookings online or over the phone through worldpay (who handle 80% UK retail transactions) and also accept bank transfers.

If you'd like a seafood platter when you arrive, or any of the other bespoke services mentioned on, please drop a line or call.

We do our best to make all facilities as accessible as possible. Guide dogs are welcome, subtitles are available on our screens, and extra ramps and aids on demand. Check out our accessibility statement and please give us a call.

Eagle Rock has a strictly green financial services policy. Please get in touch to find out more about our credentials.

If you have kids under 5, please get in touch. The house is easy to clean, but there is beautiful art, crockery and furniture...

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.