Fearnmore Church ref: UK13274

Fearnmore, near Applecross, Northern Highlands

Scottish Tourist Board 4 Star Self Catering

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Sea View 
  • Open Fire 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Rural Location 
  • Stairgate 
  • Satellite TV 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Coastal within 1 mile 
  • Coastal within 3 miles 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Fearnmore Church is a very special holiday cottage. Set in possibly the best location of the Scottish Highlands in Applecross. The small crofting community of Fearnmore is a delight with views across the sea to Skye one way and the towering Torridon mountain range the other. The church is nestled in its own 21 acre wild croft that rolls down from the property to the shores of Loch Torridon. It’s a wildlife spotters dream with dolphin, porpoise, white tailed eagles, otter and a resident pine marten.
The cottage itself is tucked away in a little copse of trees a few steps down from the very quiet Applecross peninsula road. It immediately has a hideaway and wonderfully private feel with no other buildings in sight. Entering the property you’re immediately struck with the quality of the interior finish. It’s very well thought out through both the design and furnishings. From the front door you walk along a hallway with utilities tucked away in one of the cupboards. The hallway leads you to the centrepiece vaulted ceiling living room complete with open fire and a chaise longues positioned perfectly in front of the huge window framing the Torridon range. The living room is spacious and very comfortable with a television, open fire and unrivalled view of the Highlands to enjoy. There isn’t a more perfect room to devour a series of books. The vaulted ceiling reveals the mezzanine master double bedroom which has multiple windows in the roof, the space and light makes for a very relaxing space in the bedroom. Before ascending to the bedroom though you will want to explore the rest of the property. There’s a beautiful bathroom complete with bath and a separate shower cubicle, as well as a magnificent view. And beyond the bathroom the spacious kitchen/dining room. It’s a characterful farmhouse kitchen which again is a pleasure to spend time in cooking those recipes you don’t have time to cook at home, and to sit enjoying your meals at the table with an unsurpassed view. The only issue being that a pine marten may get in the way of the Torridon mountains from time to time!
It’s a romantic cottage that will immediately impress and you’ll honestly want to return again and again. The owner will nip round and welcome you to the peninsula the evening you arrive, and you’ll learn lots about the area to really get you off on the right foot to explore this perfect pocket of Scotland. Once at the cottage you really don’t need to go far to have an exceptional holiday. There are walks galore at every turn, sandy beaches that you’ll have to yourself and Highland cows roaming through the villages. Applecross village is just over 10 miles away too, with its shop, café, inn and restaurant. If you did want to go further afield, Torridon is 40 minutes away and Skye 90 minutes for a day trip. However, Applecross really is the Highlands location you’ve been dreaming about, so you don’t need to leave! You’ll come for a week and want to stay forever. Beach 3 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 13 miles.

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    Strathcarron
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  • Railway station distance
    29.0 miles
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About the local area

Discover a wonderful variety of contrasting landscapes that will make a lasting impression, from the remote rock-hewn wilderness of far north west Sutherland to the green rolling coastal lands by the Cromarty Firth. Wherever you travel you're surrounded by some of the most outstanding remote natural beauty in Scotland.

The Highlands is not only blessed with wonderful countryside, there are also miles of dramatic coastline, with quiet pristine sandy beaches, picturesque sea lochs and a scattering of pretty coastal villages close to clear turquoise waters. This is a place to really enjoy `The Great Outdoors', with plenty of activities from mountain climbing and white water rafting to gentle family walks and mountain biking for all abilities.

This part of the British Isles is also a great place to see wildlife; unsurprisingly wildlife flourishes in this great wilderness and there are plenty of opportunities to get out and about on land and sea - take one of the many boat trips on offer for close encounters with seals, whales and dolphins or simply get out into the glens, hills and forests to see eagles, deer and maybe even the elusive pine martin to name but a few.

For a holiday at a more leisurely pace visit the region's many historical sites, ancient castles, stately homes and fascinating museums, learn about the Highlands rich history and culture, its clans and conflicts, the tragedy of the Highland Clearances and its role in the Jacobite risings.

Summer visitors to the Highlands (mostly July and August) may not want to miss the annual Highland Games, which are held across the Highlands and are a unique spectacle of athletic, dancing and piping events which should not be missed!

Things to do nearby

Displays about wildlife, history, geology and the cultural heritage of Assynt. Live pictures of a Herons nest and information on the North West Highlands Geopark. Tel: 01571 844194

Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park
Black Isle Wildlife and Country Park

Great if you love animals, birds and the countryside. Here you can feed the ducks, geese and swans around the ponds or visit the friendly goats, pigs and rare sheep. Tel: 01463 731656

Loch Ewe Distillery

Loch Ewe is the smallest distillery in Scotland reliving the romance of making Uisge Beatha in a case. Learn how to distill whisky using 18th century methods. Tel: 01445 731242

Dingwall Museum

Highland town museum showing history of Dingwall, outstanding military room, re-constructed kitchen and smiddy. Outdoor area and picnic tables. Free entry! Tel: 01349 865366

Brora Heritage Centre

Visitor centre with hands on guides to the rich heritage, archaeology and artefacts of the beautiful village of Brora. Tel: 01349 886606

Boats N Paddles

Safe and memorable outdoor experiences including hill walking, canoeing, abseiling, climbing, sea kayaking, mountain biking and gorge walking. Tel: 0333 600 6008

Glen Ord Distillery Visitors Centre and Whisky Shop

Take a tour around the closest distillery to Inverness and have a dram of the Classic Highland Malt. There is also an excellent selection of single malt whiskies from all over Scotland. Tel: 01463 872004

Dunrobin Castle and Gardens

Dating back to 1400 this castle contains a magnificent collection of furniture, silver and family portraits. Informative falconry displays available every Monday and Saturday. Tel: 01408 633177

Merkinch Local Nature Reserve

Explore the nature reserve just one mile from Inverness! Take a walk, watch the herons fishing, birdlife on the mudflats and even Roe Deers or the Moray Firth Dolphins!? Tel: 07795 253 727

Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve

Over 600 hectares of reserve home to a whole range of internationally important habitats and animal species.

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