I quickly wanted to say what a jewel 2 Culduie is. I had a most lovely stay. The cottage is so comfortable and the view .... well, a bit of heaven on earth.
The "new" sitting room is so light and bright - beautifully designed - and I like the spiffy new furniture. I spent many hours sitting in
one wing-back chair gazing at the view, reading, writing in my travel journal and listening to BBC4 or BBC Scotland.
The "old" sitting room is so cozy and comfortable with a fireplace in which even I could build a good fire to sit by while I listened to BBC3. It was so relaxing to be there without a telly.
As for the bedrooms, I slept in the room with the light-coloured walls - and the very comfortable bed.
All else, kitchen, bathroom, etc. were good.
As for the croft area, it was great fun to watch and sheep and lambs (and Eigg [next door’s spaniel] romping about) along with the ducks, the chickens and the one rooster who took to crowing about 3 p.m. weird bird.
All this is to say, what a wonderful holiday. It went by all too quickly.
(VM, Canada, Jun 2018)
Superb time. 'Magic' spot here! Felt timeless. Thank you.
(T, J & R, Nairn, Oct 2017)
Our first visit to this glorious part of the world. We've enjoyed every minute and been blessed with some lovely, warm and sunny weather. The cottage has been perfect for us and we do hope to return some day.
(G & H, York Sep 2017)
Our family ties with Applecross mean we hold the place and people very dear. The cottage was ideal for us and we thoroughly enjoyed our comfortable stay. To look out upon the rain, the wind and the midges (us warm and dry) is always a pleasure! (Actually the weather was pretty good this time)
(A G, Kent Aug 2017)
I love the cottage. We brang our bikes and went over to coral beach. We went to Sand beach and swam in the sea. Having no TV is great. Great place for mountain biking. Great place for walks. Lovely cottage.
(S, C, J, A & R, West Lothian, Jul 2017)
This is a lovely place to be. We have stayed in Applecross at various places since 2004. We love Ardbain so we were a bit closer here.
(A & B, Derbyshire, Apr 2017)
We have enjoyed our stay in this lovely, comfy cottage, in such a beautiful setting here in Wester Ross. The walks in this area are very scenic and there is a lot of wildlife to discover too. We loved watching the seals and saw lots of varieties of birds and other wildlife on our walks. This has been a thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable holiday. Thank you
(M & B, Fife Apr 2017)
Thank you for a lovely, relaxing week in your well-appointed home. We were very content and peaceful, thoroughly enjoyed reading from your great books. Can thoroughly recommend 'His Bloody Project'. Made Culduie come to life.
(B & A, Keith Apr 2017)
Lovely to be able to come in September and see the heather and the rowan - wonderful week! Cottage as cosy as ever.
(M & P, Stoke-on-Trent, Sep 2016)
Thanks for letting us share your comfy little cottage with no TV or mobile phone reception! Brilliant - so nice to hear yourself think. It was a great place to just relax, and everyone was so kind. Food round here is amazing.
(M, M & R, Carnforth, Sep 2016)
I have had a lovely time here. I love to sit in the seat and watch the sea and the sky. Very relaxing place, gorgeous nature. It's always a joy to visit Applecross. I always feel I know a secret gem in Scotland that very few are privilege to. Until next time...
(C,C and N, Edinburgh & France, Sep 2016)
I am just writing to let you know that my colleague and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Culduie Cottage in August. It is a really comfortable property with bundles of character (particularly the original sitting room which reminded me of so many of my relatives' houses from yesteryear in Applecross) and it is really well-equipped. As the 'cook', I had everything that I needed to hand and we ate very well! The views from the newer sitting room are superb and, again, it was a wonderfully relaxing and comfy environment that nearly caused us to abandon our planned morning fishing outings.
Your property offers excellent value for money (particularly when compared to other rental cottages around the peninsula) plus real charm and character so I will not hesitate to book it again in the future and I would happily recommend it to friends and family, particularly if they wanted to catch a sense of 'traditional' Applecross. For what it's worth, I think Culduie Cottage is a bit of a hidden gem and that you have retained strong elements of its original character when so many properties instead maintain a façade but then try to be ultra-modern inside. Many thanks for a really relaxing, stress-free break.
(R M, Lancashire, Aug 2016)
We had a lovely time, we made the most lovely bread, we loved it. We come here every year and we think it's great. We had a great time playing in Applecross, we can't wait to come back next year!
(J, A & R, aged 10 and 7, Linlithgow, Aug 2016)
We have had a wonderful week despite some challenging weather. The cottage has provided fantastic views and was everything we wanted. Not having a TV was a real bonus!
(W & R, Cornwall, Aug 2016)
Seven days of sunshine for another wonderful stay in Applecross.
(E & J, West Sussex, Jun 2016)
Wonderful stay; blessed with sunshine til on the last morning. We walked and enjoyed the gorgeous views and birds and seals and hills and sea. Fabulous few days. Superb cottage with everything you could possibly need!
(K & S, Dumfries and Galloway, Oct 2015)
Loved the cottage, so cosy and well-equipped, beautiful location. Walked to Sand & Uags, enjoyed exploring village, Heritage centre, Clachan church & Archaeotrail. Loved the games & books.
(M & H, Aberdeen, Sep 2015)
Lovely peaceful days in this beautiful croft house. We have enjoyed exploring this amazing part of North West Scotland.
(D & N, New Zealand, Aug 2015)
We had a fantastic week in this lovely part of Scotland. The cottage is very cosy and the views are amazing. The kids enjoyed the tree house at the walled garden and all the great beaches. The ice-cream at the Inn is homemade and extremely delicious! We will be back!
(J & N, West Lothian, Jul 2015)
Lovely week in this cottage with an amazing, ever changing view. Great walks to Toscaig, Ard Dubh, Ard Ban, Applecross and around Sand Bay. Loved watching seals.
(K & D, Derbyshire, Jul 2015)
Our second stay in this cosy cottage, unfortunately weather was similar to when we were in October! Nevertheless Applecross worked it's magic, encounters with all kinds of wildlife and old friends, super meals and a gorgeous sunset to finish!
(M & P, Staffordshire May 2015)
A very good week re-visiting places we came to back in 2008. Creaky oldies managed the radio mast walk and up & down the mighty Applecross river and over to "coral" beaches just by. Eateries were as good as before - The Potting Shed & Applecross Inn. As for birds the Twite gave us a rare up close encounter just outside the sitting room window. Also locally saw Golden Plovers, the squadron of Rock doves and the ever present Wheatears. Thanks to Barbara & Alan Gillies for this warm and homely croft.
R & M, Cornwall May 2015)
We had a lovely time in this cosy cottage, weather better than expected, beautiful autumn colours, waterfalls raging due to the rain, gorgeous rainbows, amazing wildlife, delicious food - I could go on. Thanks :-)
(M & P, Staffordshire, Oct 2014)
We've absolutely loved our time here. The cottage is so cosy, we felt right at home. The views are beautiful. We're already planning our next visit. Thank you so much.
(D & S, Stoke-on-Trent, Jul 2014)
Had a fantastic week in Culduie, the weather has been fabulous as has the scenery. Would recommend this place to anybody. This is our third time here and won't be the last, can't wait.
(E & B, Brentwood, Essex, Jul 2014)
Lovely cottage - stunning sunsets & sealwatching from the comfort of the armchair. Enjoyed long walks, sightseeing, fantastic food at both Applecross Inn and The Walled Garden.
(S, S, L & C, Lincolnshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, May 2014)
Perfect, perfect, perfect. Thank you so much. Such tranquility!
(R, P & M, Glasgow, Oct 2013)
Our first time to Scotland and so the first time to Applecross. Our highlights: our idyllic cottage :-), the mountains, the sheep, the lochs, driving on the left side of the road, having a flat tyre in the highlands... We loved it here and have to leave too soon!
(S, T & T, Germany, Aug 2013)