Appletree Croft

Beauly, Northern Highlands & Cairngorms National Park (Ref. 1009456)

Features

  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • No pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Boasting the best views in the glen, Appletree Croft is a detached property that sits in a stunning elevated location on the sunny side of Strathglass in the Highlands of Scotland.

The stone-built former crofters cottage looks over a broad pool in the River Beauly, swathes of woodland and westward to the high hills of Glen Strathfarrar.

An ancient appletree shades the off-road parking and the owners home sits behind the cottage.

It is well-suited to families and friends looking to escape to a tranquil, rural setting to relax.

There are a myriad of outdoor attractions in the area, including some of the country’s best hill walking.

There are also opportunities for canoeing, pony-trekking, loch cruises and dolphin-watching boat trips.

Options for low level walking amid waterfalls and ancient woodland abound.

The increasingly popular NC500 touring route is very close by.

Enter straight into the delightful south facing sun room, with dual aspect windows offering superb views of the river, woodland and hills.

It is a lovely spot to gather for a casual meal, a game of cards, or to discuss plans for your stay and to relish the breath-taking scenery.

Inside the cottage is entirely modernised but retains the charm of a cosy stone built cottage.

The high spec kitchen is ideally equipped for you to rustle up hearty breakfasts, wholesome picnics or a scrumptious evening feast.

You can unwind into your evening in the sitting room with the lights dimmed and a toasty woodburner keeping you cosy and warm during the winter months and the 55 inch TV tuned to Netflix, Amazon Prime and a host of other subscription services.

The ground-floor is complete with a large and wonderfully appointed shower room, while the two south-facing bedrooms and WC are reached up a short steep staircase.

Both bedrooms have dormers windows with beautiful views.

This peaceful, countryside setting is within reach of the stunning Glen Affric National Nature Reserve, with its gentle lochs, haunting moorland and enchanting woodland where you can enjoy pleasant walks and birdwatching.

The cottage itself will particularly appeal to wildlife lovers.

Otters, many birds of prey, deer and many other species are regularly seen from the window.

Appletree Croft is just over 6 miles from Beauly, a pretty village equipped with a small supermarket, gift shops, restaurants, butcher, post office and much more.

The increasingly popular NC500 route around the north coast of Scotland runs right through Beauly!

The Highland Capital of Inverness is also just 16 miles away.

A little further afield you’ll find Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle, Rosemarkie Beach and Chanonry Point on the Black Isle (one of the best places to see bottlenose dolphins from UK land!), Culloden Battlefield, various distilleries including Glen Ord in the neighbouring town of Muir of Ord, and much much more.

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC, first-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Sun room with dining area.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Open garden with outdoor storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 8.5 miles

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About the location

BEAULY

Inverness 12 miles.

Lying on the north bank of the River Beauly, just 12 miles west of Inverness, the village of Beauly is situated at the very heart of the Highlands. An excellent location for touring, the village is within easy reach of Loch Ness, the ancient Caledonian pine forests of Glen Affric and Strathfarrar and the coast (sandy beaches 8 miles). The name Beauly comes from the French “beau lieu” or “beautiful place” and the village prides itself on being both scenic and well-kept, having won both Scotland and Britain in Bloom titles. One of Beauly's highlights is the ruined 13th Century priory, around which the village was built. Today the village is famous for its craft-based industries and offers an excellent selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. With some of the best scenery the Highlands has to offer just on the doorstep, Beauly makes an excellent holiday base!

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