Spectacular Beauty on the Edge of the World
The Birdhouse self catering accommodation is close to the village of Applecross, and sits on the Applecross Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands, where the beautiful but imposing surroundings give the impression that it sits on the edge of the world.
To reach The Birdhouse from the East Coast, Applecross is around two and a half hours from Inverness, where there is an airport with car hire and a train station. Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airports are around five hours away. From the West Coast, Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye are around one and a half hours away.
The Bealach na Ba (pass of the cattle) into Applecross is one of the highest mountain passes in Britain, which is part of the North Coast 500 (NC500) Route. For inexperienced drivers or those afraid of heights, the scenic coast road from the North brings you into Applecross from Shieldaig and Torridon. This route is about fifteen minutes longer than the Bealach na Ba.
Please note that all roads in and out of Applecross are single track, so anticipate for journeys to take a little bit longer. Mobile coverage is patchy once you reach Applecross.
From the doorstep of The Birdhouse there are numerous beautiful walks to secluded beaches, mountains, rivers and lochans. Native wildlife and birdlife are in abundance. There are plenty of opportunities for munro baggers, walkers, keen photographers, artists and writers. While those who enjoy sea kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and wild swimming will have much to see and do.
The Birdhouse, 7 Culduie, Applecross, IV54 8LX is on the western edge of the Applecross peninsula, 3 miles down the road from the well-known Applecross Inn and Applecross Village, and just off the NC500 route.