Million Dollar Views and an Adventure Island Escape

08/02/2019 Million Dollar Views and an Adventure Island Escape

Head west and wake up to million dollar views, lipstick pink sunsets on your front door and glittering waters out front. Our next two new arrivals offer you magical escapes to Applecross and Easdale Island. Listen to the gentle lap of the Atlantic ocean from the car free island of Easdale or take the instagrammable west coast roads and trace the coastline to Applecross.

 

Tigh Ruaraidh

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A stunning coastal bolthole in Applecross with million dollar views of the Inner Sound to the islands of Raasay, Rona, Skye and the Outer Hebrides. For the gentlest of days and tranquil of locations you won't get much better than Tigh Ruaraidh, sleeping 6 in 4 bedrooms, on the coast of the north Applecross Peninsula. Being one of only five homes in Lonbain, the house is situated in a small highland township just off the remote and rugged north coast road of the Applecross Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. Sleeping 6 guests, all main rooms boast stunning sea views across the Inner Sound to the islands of Raasay, Rona, Skye and the Outer Hebrides.

The property is so deliciously comfortable and cosy that couples looking for a romantic escape with room to stretch out will feel equally at home here. The house has full central heating and is furnished to an extremely high standard and there's 2 woodburning (Morso and Charnwood) stoves for curling up beside on cooler nights.

The fully refurbished Shaker style kitchen is a cooks paradise! Solid granite worktops induction hob, built-in Neff  'Slide'n Hide' single oven, microwave and warming drawer, American-style fridge freezer, dishwasher, food processor, electric hand mixer offer the perfect place to enjoy cooking with the fresh natural produce available locally. Families can gather round the dining area with large solid oak table and spend quality time together discussing their days adventures and planning tomorrows activities. The large TV in the sitting room has a Sky TV package and sports package providing all the entertainment you could want. The sitting room has a high cathedral-style ceiling giving a sense of space and light. It is comfortably furnished with two sofas and armchairs. Throw open the large patio window which opens directly onto the terrace. The owners have thoughtfully provided a small library of books to cater for all tastes includes reference and historical books of the area, wildlife and bird guides and some children's books and novels.

Tigh Ruaraidh stands on its own in the tiny township of Lonbain, 7 miles north of the village of Applecross. The walking is unparalleled whether its low level or physical ascent that you seek.  There are a number of short walks around the Applecross estate and further afield there are strolls on the old coast path and walks to deserted villages on the South of the peninsula. For a real work out you can head to The Torridon Mountains, which include the Munros Beinn Eighe, Liathach and Beinn Alligin, which are just an hour away. It's a wildlife lovers and bird watchers haven with everything from otters, red deer and pine martens to buzzards and eagles up above.

 

An Lionadh

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An enchanting seashore cottage with mesmerising views on the edge of the Atlantic ocean - seek wild and carefree Swallows and Amazon adventures on the car free Island of Easdale.

An Lionadh offers a very special stay with a different rhythm of life, where memories are made, generations unite and adventures are aplenty.  With its shore side setting and mesmerising views of no less than 13 islands on the west coast of Scotland, you can immerse yourself in surround sound nature and the raw natural beauty of island life. A car free wilderness where days are filled with beach forays, wild swimming, treasure hunting, relaxing, reading, hiking, picnicking, kayaking, nature watching, and generally pottering about. Ideal for family gatherings and special celebrations. Perfect for romantic escapes or family adventures.

As you leave your car behind you in Ellenabeich and zip away your keys, that relaxing holiday feeling will wash over you; your holiday is just beginning. Boarding the local fast island ferry (just 3 minutes to cross) takes on a whole new meaning as you share your crossing with locals, returning visitors and shopping for the small close-knit community that will embrace you for the duration of your stay. It is the smallest permanently inhabited island in the Inner Hebrides with only 60 houses and is known as ‘the island that roofed the world' due to its slate mining history.

An Lionadh is equipped with everything you could possibly need for a family stay, the well equipped kitchen has a multi fuel stove, large dining table and cupboards. There are more books than you could possibly get through during your stay if you like to lose yourself on holiday in a good book. Little guests will love the selection of board games available as well as the herculean selection of DVD's to watch during your stay. Why not tickle the ivories on the piano thoughtfully provided for guests or eye spy through the binoculars and spot the exciting wildlife on the island. Good Wi-Fi keeps you linked with mainland living if you need to check in now and again, and there's a TV in the living room for family film nights.

The house has 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 people.

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