Tigh Ruaraidh – Stunning property on the coast of the north Applecross Peninsula
If you want to switch off from the world without giving up on life’s comforts and luxuries, there are few more out-of-the-way, or better equipped, boltholes than Tigh Ruaraidh.
Tigh Ruaraidh is just one of five homes in Lonbain, a small township just off the remote and rugged north coast road of the Applecross Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands. Inverness, the capital of the Highlands, is approximately 80 miles to the east.
Tigh Ruaraidh sleeps up to a maximum of six people and is as cosy and comfortable for couples looking for peace and seclusion, as it is adaptable for small groups of friends or families to share without feeling crowded.
All main rooms offer guests stunning sea views across the Inner Sound to the islands of Raasay, Rona, Skye and the Outer Hebrides.
Tigh Ruaraidh has four bedrooms – a double, a twin and a single upstairs as well as a further double room on the ground floor which may suit the less able. There is also a shower room upstairs and a bathroom downstairs. A beautiful dining room with a wood burning stove and oak dining table, offers superb views. The property also benefits from the Shaker style kitchen is well equipped with everything you could need for efficient self-catering. The main living room is furnished to a very high standard and again has stunning views from its huge windows.
Outside the delightful garden is fully enclosed and is planted with a variety of shrubs and seasonal bulbs. Just perfect for relaxing and enjoying the view.
See & Do
You won’t be at a loss for things to see and do around Applecross
There are several delightful beaches within easy reach of Tigh Ruaraidh. Probably the best known is Sand. Featured in the popular 2009 BBC series “Monty Halls’ Great Escape”
You are completely spoilt for choice. Be it gentle woodland strolls through the Applecross Estate, bracing coastal cliff path walks or exploring the magnificent Torridon peaks, there is something for everyone whatever your level of fitness.
If you wish to explore the area from the luxury and comfort of a boat, They run full day trips out to Rona (weather permitting) or half day or evening trips around Loch Torridon. Special charters can also be arranged.
Applecross is fortunate in that it has two exceptional places to eat at and both are highly recommended. The nationally acclaimed Applecross Inn is famous for its fresh seafood – locally caught lobster, prawns, crab and squat lobster (not at all like lobster – more a smaller, sweeter prawn). People come great distances for the fish and chips. Local venison makes a regular appearance on the menu.
The nearest golf course is a delightful 9-hole course at Lochcarron. Further afield, Gairloch also has a spectacular 9-hole coastal course.
The diversity of the Scottish Highlands, with hundreds of miles of coastline, beautiful mountains, expansive forests and glens, is a real haven for wildlife.
From migrating seabirds to the autumn stag rut, there is an abundance of wildlife to enjoy at all times of the year. Each month offers a chance to experience its own seasonal flora and fauna.
The peace and tranquillity is such a contrast to our everyday lives. Thank you for providing this haven of delight.
Thank you for the loan of your lovely, comfortable, idyllic home.
After spending weeks looking through the internet for our perfect holiday destination, we thankfully found it here at Tigh Ruaraidh.
My holidays at Tigh Ruaraidh since 1988 have always been anticipated with much pleasure, experienced with undimmed delight and remembered with fond nostalgia.