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Tigh an Iasgair

Sleeps 6
No dogs
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms

Discover the Applecross Peninsula from this stunning holiday property. Enjoy walks, cycling and climbing or just enjoy the scenery.. Nestled into the hillside, in a sheltered and secluded position, and enjoying some of the most spectacular views imaginable, Tigh An Iasgair is a superb, detached, architect-designed house situated on the Applecross Peninsula. This stunning, warm and light-filled property is beautifully presented throughout, with great attention to detail. The main living area is open plan. With high vaulted ceilings and large patio doors it is exceptionally light and spacious. A large multi-fuel stove acts a focal point. The patio doors open onto a paved patio, a wonderful spot to sit and drink in the views of sea, mountains and open countryside. The grounds lead down to the sea shore below. There is a beautiful sheltered beach 4 minutes away at the end of Fearnbeg village.

There are three large bedrooms, all superbly presented. Tigh An Iasgair, Gaelic for The Fisherman’s House, is completely eco-friendly, with a ground source heat pump supplying the underfloor heating throughout. Applecross Peninsula is renowned for its wild, rugged and unspoilt beauty. Until the building of this coastal road from Shieldaig, Applecross was one of the most inaccessible parishes in mainland Britain, with the only route being the very scenic but hair-raising ‘Pass of the Cattle’, or Bealach na Ba. Rising up to 2053ft, it is the highest road in Scotland and affords truly panoramic views across the Minch to Raasay and the Isle of Skye. The other route gently winds along the coast round Loch Torridon from Shieldaig.

This is a fantastic area for hill walking, climbing in the Torridon Hills, kayaking around the coast and cycling the quiet lanes with amazing views around almost every corner. The surrounding region is a delight for nature lovers and the area is home to pine martens, wildcats, badgers and otters as well as buzzards and golden eagles. Shop, pub and restaurant 7 miles.. Large living/dining room with multi-fuel stove, vaulted ceiling and patio doors, open to large kitchen area with wooden floors. Sitting room with double sofa bed (for alternative sleeping only). Utility. Double bedroom. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Double bedroom with 5ft bed. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle and toilet..

  • Multi-fuel stove - initial fuel included, thereafter available locally
  • Electricity, full ground source heat pump underfloor central heating and bed linen included
  • Freesat Smart TV with Netflix
  • Blu-ray
  • DVD
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large garden with patio and furniture
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Natural water supply from borehole
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • Ground floor facilities

This property accommodates:

6 Adults

Features

Clear Sea Views
Certified
Parking Available
Luxury
Woodburner / Fire
Walk-In Shower
Accessibility Features
WiFi
Rural
Garden / Patio
Detached
Coastal
Washing Machine
Dishwasher

Reviews

“After years of being spoilt at the same place on Loch Tay, for several reasons we decided to try somewhere different but ideally of the same high specification. Whilst significantly more remote (something we actually prefer), Tigh an Lasgair looked nice in the photos, with the surrounding scenery and prospect of various mentioned wildlife the deciding factor for us (as well as the many good reviews). The owner was very responsive in all communications and even very kindly allowed us to arrive early so that we wouldnt be driving in midwinter darkness. We found the property easily enough when we reached Fearnbeg, and upon entering the property it was evident that the photos really didnt somehow do the property justice (nor the scenery, as we found out later in full daylight). Everywhere was very clean as others have alluded to also, and the kitchen is very well appointed (as is the entire property, but the kitchen is important if you'll be cooking). There are walking maps and wildlife books aplenty, along with local tourism information and a more personal folder of walks and recommendations not to mention an extremely diverse assortment of DVDs and various books if you really need help to pass the time. As an aside, I've given a 910 for Local Amenities despite there not really being any in the conventional sense, simply because you know this before you go, and so it can't be a negative because it shouldn't be a surprise; for most this will surely be the appeal not having shops or sports facilities on your doorstep. The scenery and wildlife (and quaint villages galleries stores scattered all about) to me are the amenities, and in that respect it's everything you'd expect. Some basic food staples are provided (and the complimentary teatowel made by a local artist is a lovely gesture and souvenir), along with some items that previous occupants have left behind, but do still take EVERYTHING you think you will need for your stay (olive oil, salt, etc). We stocked up on food at Tesco Inverness (I believe about the nearest large supermarket) and this was still two hours away. The cute shop in Applecross will likely stock most items you may have forgotten; its definitely worth driving round that way anyway if you have the time (if only for the highland cattle in the road!), but it is 30 minutes away still and the shop is rather priceyWe enjoyed 4 days of complete relaxation here doing little more than occasionally venturing out around Fearnbeg (even chatting to some of the nice neighbours we came across). We frequently saw seals along the coastline (alas no otters though), Sea Eagles over the loch, and of course the Pine Martin right outside the lounge doors at night (in fact many hours were whiled away sat by the glass doors lights off simply watching it go about its business inches away on the terrace!). We also had an incredible encounter with a stag by the road as we drove to Fearnbeg on the first day, and the scenery in all directions is simply spectacular. Overall an incredible place to stay warm, wellappointed, nicely finished, and a lovely way to dip your toe into the real Scottish wilderness if a bothy isnt quite your thing. It is remote, and you may bang your head in the 2 upstairs bedrooms, but very little else to fault. Id certainly like to think Ill return again one day soon.”
— James, 8 January 2022
“We absolutely loved staying in this cottage, it was spotlessly clean and had everything you would need for your stay. The views were fantastic and there was a walk straight from the cottage to the pebble beach. Also enjoyed our nightly visit from a pine Martin.”
— Valerie, 8 November 2021
“This is the third time we have stayed here, which must be a strong recommendation in itself. The house is spacious, really comfortable, well equipped and has stunning views across Loch Torridon. It is also extremely wellcleaned before arrival. It is well off the beaten track if you are after solitude and your only visitors will probably be the resident pine marten!”
— Paul, 6 November 2021
“We had an excellent relaxing holiday at Tigh an lasgair. The priorities for us are that any cottage must be quiet, clean, very comfortable, have quality bedding and have clean decent showers. All of which was first class at Tigh an lasgair, the owner has clearly ensured that these important factors have been installed to ensure a comfortable and relaxing hoilday, not always the case so it's appreciated, as was the phone call the morning after we arrived to check as was well. The road to Applecross is much easier to drive than the road back to Shieldaig, but no newspapers available in Applecross which is a pity, but hey ho the wifi at the cottage is very good. A walk around the point as seen to the left of the big lounge windows every day was great and seals can be seen hauledout at low tide directly below the cottage. We had decent weather with rain mainly through the night but would recommend wellies as most of the ground in the wider area is boggy. Recommend the walk from the woods at Arrina to Cuaig Bay, we walked to the high point until we could see Raasay, Skye and beyond circa 1 hour each way but remember those wellies. If I return, I'd take a sea fishing rod and fish off the point and you could kayak from the bayharbour which is only a 5min walk away. Locals are 5min walk away too and it was nice to have a chat with them but the position of the cottage is very secluded which was perfect. So thank you to the owner for providing a very comfortable cottage with quality furnishings and fittings (excellent kitchen and well stocked), it was really appreciated.”
— Rusty, 28 October 2021
“Lovely remote location with gorgeous views and short walk to a stoney beach Be prepared and take what u need with you as its a 2530 minute drive to the nearest shop”
— Sara, 26 September 2021
“Had an excellent time, amazing views from the property which was also very comfortable and cozy. Perfect for a remote getaway.”
— Plamen, 18 September 2021
“Beautiful house in stunning location. Tigh an Iasgair is very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The owners have left very good recommendations for exploring the local area (easy walking and stunning views).There are excellent restaurants within 30 mins drive. We would definitely book again.”
— Williams, 11 September 2021
“Fantastic location and a beautiful modern house.Pine Marten visited us every evening.Everything you need to unwind and relax even the weather was great but the Loch needed heating!”
— Andrew, 19 July 2021
“This is a fabulous destination if you really want to escape hustle and bustle. The views are to die for. The main windows look across the water to Torridon. The grounds stretch down to the waters edge. A two minute walk away there is a Sandy cove for an early morning wild swim. In the evening a pineMartin comes to visit. We were lucky enough to get some fabulous photos of him on our 4th night. It is a long drive into the property on the single track road. On the plus side in the evening especially you will see herds of deer at very close quarters. The drive to Applecross is shorter with stunning views and Sandy beaches. We would thoroughly recommend Tigh an Lasgair.”
— Christine, 4 June 2021
“Fabulous location, very comfortable cottage with great views. Lots of open space and light and a great location for those who want peace and quiet”
— Mary Ann, 9 November 2020
“Lovely cottage designed to appreciate the surrounding area.”
— Geoffrey, 2 November 2020
“Excellent house in wonderful location. This was my second visit. Owners could not have been more helpful.”
— James, 26 October 2020
“Second time we have stayed here. Absolutely recommended and cant fault it. We will be back!!!”
— Paul, 12 October 2020

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