Culduie Cottage is our family croft cottage in Culduie, a small hamlet of ten cottages on the peninsula of Applecross, Wester Ross, in the Highlands of Scotland. It has been in the Gillies family since 1837.
The cottage, number 2 Culduie, can sleep up to four people and is available for self-catering holiday lets at reasonable prices.
The cottage is comfortably furnished and enjoys stunning views across the Inner Sound towards Raasay, Rona and the magnificent Cuillin hills on the Isle of Skye. It is situated in its own secure grounds and is surrounded by open croft land.
There are excellent walks, suitable for all levels of fitness, from the doorstep. There are a number of beautiful sandy and coral
beaches nearby. The area supports a wealth of wildlife and birdlife, including red deer, otters, pine martins, cuckoos, and golden eagles. Seals can be found in permanent residence in the bay at
the bottom of the croft. Applecross is perfect for walking, climbing, sailing, canoeing, seal spotting, fishing, birdwatching, picnics, and generally relaxing and
watching the view.
Applecross is accessed by the magnificent Bealach nam Bo (Pass of the Cattle) which lays claim to being the highest mountain pass in the British Isles. The village of Culduie is just 3 miles from Applecross village ('The Street'), where there is a general store, with petrol pump and post office, and the Flower Tunnel cafe. Also, the famous Applecross Inn, winner of several food awards, and the superb Applecross Walled Garden, 'recently listed as number 10 in the top fifty places to eat in Britain for under £50 (and number 2 for romance!)'.