Welcome to Pier Cottage
Simple cottage in a spectacular setting on the West Coast of Scotland
Pier Cottage, Applecross is a self-catering cottage ideal for holidays. This traditional coastal cottage has ever changing views across the water to Skye and is the ideal venue for a fun filled family holiday, a romantic get-a-way or base for exploration. Pier Cottage is cosy and dog friendly.
Stunning holiday escape
Located on the old Pier at Camusterrach, Pier Cottage is quiet and off the beaten track, for those who wish a holiday escape to unwind and experience the slow rhythms of the sea and rural life. The cottage is remote but has modern conveniences, for those who still need WiFi the cottage is connected to AppleNet Community Broadband.
Sheltered from the ravages of the northerly winds by an outcrop of coastal rock, the cottage nestles on a sunny grassy shore above the rocky beach. Pier Cottage is the ideal venue for Canoeing & Sea Kayaking; Otter & Bird Watching and Coastal Walks. The Bealach & Torridon Mountains are close enough for that classic Scottish Mountaineering day.
In touch with nature
Applecross has a wealth of way-marked coastal & woodland walks, with our favourite from the Cottage along the coast to Ard-dhubh and over to Coral Beach. The stunning Sand beach is 6 miles North up the coast towards Torridon. The local Shop & Post Office stocks everything you will need for a weeks holiday. Whilst out walking in this rural crofting peninsula please be respectful of local sheep, cattle and chickens which roam freely and be responsible for your dog.
Feed your imagination
Locally landed Seafood should be sampled. To eat out there is the famously friendly Applecross Inn and award winning Potting Shed set in the tranquil Walled Garden, each providing excellent seafood, local produce and baking, with outside sitting areas and wonderful views.
It‘s hard to leave
Like us, your first visit to Applecross will not be your last.
Porch & Hall: coat hanging & boot area
Snug Lounge: Wood burning stove, 2 comfortable sofas, TV monitor & DVD player, double doors out to East facing patio
Bedroom 1: Kingsize bed, electric stove in alcove, chest of drawers, hanging for clothes
Shower room (electric shower) whb & wc, electric towel rail and small utility space equipped with a washing machine / tumble dryer, iron & board. Outside drying is on the clothes line on the south side of the cottage which gives your clothes the best view of Skye.
Family Room (Kitchen / Dining & Sitting area). The Kitchen has electric Induction cooker with hob and grill/oven, microwave, fridge/freezer. Dining room table with chairs, double doors lead outside onto a small timber deck overlooking grassed foreshore, with natural BBQ spot. Please buy your charcoal from the local shop.
Bedroom 2: Kingsize bed, bedside tables, chest of drawers
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, bedside tables, chest of drawers.
Both bedrooms simply furnished with wooden beds, painted wooden floors and rugs.
Bathroom: double ended freestanding bath with claw feet, whb & wc; for those relaxing evenings whilst enjoying sea glimpses.
The cottage is designed to be as environmental as possible and has been renovated simply, using and enhancing many existing features including the painted timber linings. To reduce consumption of fossil fuels we installed an electric hot water boiler powered by a 'green' electricity tariff with renewable energy solar hot water panels. It is proposed to connect the electric night storage heaters to their own photovoltaic input supply in the near future. But please remember this is Scotland so bring your wooly jumpers for that un-seasonal cool spell!
This is a No Smoking house. Outside you can do as you please but please do not discard cigarette ends on the ground but dispose of them responsibly.
The Cottage has 2 parking spaces close to the cottage; one space into the garden area and the other tucked close to the dyke stone wall so to allow a car to drive passed on to the Pier. The jetty is used as a turning area at the road end. We would ask all visitors to respect other Pier users by not parking in front of shed doors. Many thanks.
The front garden is enclosed providing dog and small child play-space. Please note Applecross is a crofting area and sheep and chickens can stroll along the shoreline and close to the cottage which is very exciting for visiting dogs. Please keep your dog under control.