Eagle Rock Applecross

Self Catering

Eagle Rock, Milton, Applecross, Ross and Cromarty, IV54 8LS

    Welcome to Eagle Rock. On ancient ground, tucked into a secluded cliff-top hollow on the remote Applecross Peninsula, Eagle Rock is a luxurious wilderness eco-retreat.

    Wilderness, luxury, and panoramic mountain and sea vistas combine to make Eagle Rock a jaw-dropping experience. This unique, sumptuous eco-haven is tucked into a secluded cliff-top hollow with ever-changing views across the sound to Skye and Raasay, north to Harris and east to the mountains - yet is just fifteen minutes walk along the coast from the Michelin Starred Applecross Inn, and a half hour stroll from the Michelin Recommended restored Victorian Walled Garden Restaurant.

    Celebrate, create or recuperate: Whether you are seeking a premium  playground haven for two or a hub for a much larger group, Eagle Rock strikes the perfect balance between light-flooded spaciousness and cosy intimacy. A modern, eco build, the sanctuary exists to inspire and nourish those who want to step out of their daily reality for a while and connect with each other and the wild, singing heartbeat of the Highlands.

    Only accessible by Britain's highest mountain pass, the Bealach na Ba, and its own private road, this warm, skylit, log-fire sanctuary has vast common spaces, with bespoke, handcrafted fittings and sculptures.

    Designed by an award winning architect and its artist-owner, Eagle Rock's playful flow of intimate, cosy nooks and vast living spaces and vistas, user-friendly technology, a stunning lighting scheme to fit different moods and functions.

    From the vast, sun-soaked deck, a warm wooden window seat or an upstairs private balcony, watch the sweep of the sun and moon as they rise and set over the glacial sea and landscape. Keep an eye out for passing porpoises, otters, eagles and other wildlife.  Listen to the wind roar from the depths of a cosy fireside leather sofa in the library as dramatic storms sweep across the bay while you dip into a lifetime's collection of books, films, sculptures, artworks and games. Enjoy meals at the huge, specially commissioned ironwood dining table in the vast dining room. Between September and March, you may even be lucky enough to catch the northern lights!

    Eagle Rock Logo

    Opening Times
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Room Information

    Number of Rooms / Units
    3
    Room / Unit Type
    Room / Unit Tariff*
    Eagle Rock Applecross
    £410.00 per unit per night
    Eagle Rock Applecross
    £2870.00 per unit per week
    Eagles Nest Studio En Suite W/ Private Entrace

    3 night minimum stay required.

    Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

    Accessibility

    • Some wet rooms available
    • The main entrance has level access

    Catering

    • Bring Your Own Bottle
    • Self Service
    • Shop within 2 Miles / Mobile Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available

    Facilities

    • Conference Facilities
    • Fax/Email Facilities
    • Internet Access

    Location

    • Coastal Location
    • Lochside Location
    • Mountains area
    • Remote Location
    • Rural Location
    • Sea/Loch View
    • Town Location
    • Waterfront Location

    Wedding Services

    • Accommodation Available
    • Civil Ceremony
    • Luxury Venue
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location
    • Wedding Packages Available

    Accommodation Type

    • Activity Holiday
    • Chalet
    • City Breaks
    • Holiday Rentals
    • Seasonal Breaks
    • Self Catering Holiday

    Domestic

    • Air Conditioning
    • Bath Ensuite
    • Dishwasher
    • Electric Shaver Point
    • Freezer
    • Fridge
    • Gas Cooker
    • Heating Throughout Property
    • Kitchen
    • Laundry Facilities on Complex
    • Linen Provided
    • Lounge
    • Microwave
    • Private Bathroom
    • Shared Bathroom
    • Shower
    • Shower Ensuite
    • Telephone
    • Toilets
    • Towels Provided
    • Tumble Dryer
    • WC EnSuite
    • Wash Hand Basin
    • Washing Machine

    Leisure Facilities

    • CD Player
    • DVD Player
    • Entertainment Available
    • Garden
    • Hi-Fi
    • Radio
    • Satellite / Cable TV
    • TV Lounge
    • Television
    • WiFi

    Transport

    • Bike Storage Available
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site

    Road Directions

    Applecross is remote, situated on the Applecross Peninsula on the West Coast of Scotland, opposite the Isle of Skye and straight across on the map from Inverness on the East Coast.

    The drive is spectacular, but rail, bus and community car services mean that with a bit of planning, you don’t need your own car to reach Eagle Rock.

    Public Transport Directions

    ARRIVING BY CAR: 1 Getting to Lochcarron - from Glasgow (roughly 4 hours)

    There are basically two routes to get to Lochcarron from Glasgow, both of which take roughly 4 hours.

    Route 1 from Glasgow: Stirling – Perth  – Inverness – Lochcarron: North via Stirling and Perth to Inverness (M80 to M9 to A9) then northwest from Inverness for a few miles on the A9, branching west onto the A835 as far as Garve. A mile or so through Garve, turn left onto the A832 (don’t miss the turning – it’s easy to do!) as far as Achnasheen, then left again (southwest) onto the A890 and straight out on the A896 to Lochcarron. Then on to Applecross, see below.

    Route 2 from Glasgow: Crainlarich – Glen Coe – Fort Wiliam – Invergarry – Lochcarron: From the M8 going West from Glasgow, cross the Erskine Bridge on the Clyde (clearly signposted. At the end of the bridge, follow the A82 all the way to Invergarry (along through Crainlarich, Glen Coe and Fort Wiliam. At Invergarry, turn left onto the A87, almost as far as the Kyle of Lcochalsh, then turn right onto the A890 into Lochcarron. (Going around the head of the Loch). Then on to Applecross, see below.

    - from Edinburgh

    It is definitely quicker to go via Inverness (north on the M90 towards Perth, then the A9 to Inverness and across to Lochcarron as described in Route 1.

    You may wish to travel  one way via Route 2 to Glasgow, (just because it is such an incredible drive), then follow the M8 east back to Edinburgh.

    2  Getting to Applecross; mountain pass or coast road

    There are only two roads leading right into Applecross. The fastest is via Lochcarron, over the Bealach, the other is via Shieldaig and traces the coast, reaching Applecross from the North. Whatever the weather, you might want to come into Applecross over the Bealach, and leave via the coast road – or vice versa; both drives have spectacular scenery.

    - Mountain pass from from Lochcarron (Roughly 1 hour)

    1. The Bealach na Ba, via Loachcarron (as described in Routes 1 and 2), via Lochacarron. This is the fastest and most commonly used road. National Geograpic named the Bealach na Ba one of the 50 Best Drives in the World. The high plateau, at 2,053 ft affords stunning views: from Ardnamurchan Peninsula to Loch Torridon, including Eigg, Rùm, the Cuillins of Skye, the Old Man of Storr and the Quirang.

    Drive through Lochcarron and Kishorn. A mile or so through Kishorn, turn left on the un-numbered road signposted to Applecross and go over the Bealach na Ba into Applecross. Check weather conditions close to your time of travel; you may need to take the coast road.

    - Coast toad from Shieldaig (Roughly 1.5 hours)

    2. The Torridon Peninsula Coast Road, via Shieldaig. This route adds about 30 minutes to the overall 5 hour journey time, but the views across the Inner Sound – part of the Gulf Stream) – are spectacular (and bad weather might force closure of the Bealach).  Enjoy the panorama of the Cuillins of Skye, Raasay, Rona and the islands of the Outer Hebrides, and to the north, views over Loch Torridon and the magnificent Torridon mountains.

    Having taken Route 2, you would pass the turn off to Applecross through Lochcarron, just beyond Kishorn and continue directly north on the A896 then turn left onto the coast road to Applecross, just short of Shieldaig.

    If you have taken Route 1 (via Inverness), you’d take the A832 just past Achnasheen to Kinlochewe, then turn left onto the A896 going South, just beyond Shieldaig, turn right onto the coast road to Applecross. Pass the Applecross Inn, and proceed as above to Eagle Rock.

    3 A two-minute drive from Applecross (the Applecross Inn) to Eagle Rock

    Turn left at the T-Junction in Applecross pass the Applecross Inn on your left, through Milton, pass a small loch on your left and take the right hand fork at the Town Hall (which is on your left). The first driveway on your right (40 yards from the fork) leads to Eagle Rock.  ** To be on a different band of colour **

    ARRIVING BY TRAIN:

    There are regular trains between Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Inverness.

    Sleeper trains London Euston – Inverness

    Two Sleeper trains (no changes) leave from Euston station, London each night of the week, at 9.15pm, and at 11pm. (Except Saturdays).

    Don’t forget the Londoners’ First Class Caledonian Sleeper Deal

    We offer first class tickets at a major discount, and will post you yours by registered mail.

    All that is left for you to do is arrive at Euston Station.

    To find out more, Link to Bespoke-Londoners

    If you chose to book yourself, is worth comparing Scotrail and Trainline rates:

    Scotrail.com Tel 0330 303 0111 : 7 days a week, 7am to 10 pm

    http://www.thetrainline.com/ Tel 0871 244 1545* / 0333 202 2222.: 7 days a week, from 8am until 10pm.

    Small trains Inverness – Stracthcarron – Kyle (at the Skye Bridge)

    Strathcarron is the closest train station to Applecross, 21 miles away.

    You can buy tickets at the station or on the train.

    Many guests have said this ride in the local, little train, was a highlight of their stay.

    Be careful not to miss your stop!

    ARRIVING BY PLANE:

    The closest airport is Inverness, 80 miles away.

    Many guests choose to land in Glasgow and take Route 2 because it is such a spectacular

    drive.

    Easyjet and Flybe are the main UK based airlines coming into Inverness with many direct

    flights from Gatwick and Luton near London, Healthrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester,

    Cardiff and more.

    http://www.easyjet.com

    http://www.flybe.com

    ARRIVING BY SOUTH WEST COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME:

    It is possible to organize a lift with a community car for £6, for the 21 mile ride from Strathcarron to Eagle Rock.

    Call the booking line of the South Wet Ross Community Car Scheme on 01445 791436 between 9.30am and 2pm, Mondays to Fridays. Please book as far ahead of time as possible. All drivers are community volunteers.

    All drivers are fully licensed and insured, have a valid MOT certificate and a Car Scheme ID card. All under 18’s must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Only the pre-booked number of passengers can be carried, in order to comply with the law.

    ARRIVING BY COMMUNITY BUS TO APPLECROSS POST OFFICE:

    Check out your options here:

    http://www.community-council.org.uk/Shieldaig/documents/local%20info/Local%20Transport%20Info.pdf

    Please note that you need to book your request stop before 18:00 hours the night before travel.

    ARRIVING BY POSTBUS SERVICE:

    A postbus leaves Strathcarron train station daily (except Sun) at 0955, arriving in Shieldaig at 1040. Another Postbus then leaves Shieldaig at 1130 and arrives in Applecross at 1300, via the beautiful and winding coast road.

    No buses run over the Bealach na Ba.

    A Postbus leaves Applecross at 0915 and arrives in Shieldaig at 1010. It continues to Torridon (see below) and arrives at 1030. Another Postbus leaves Shieldaig at 1045 and arrives at Strathcarron train station at 1130. There are train connections from Strathcarron to Inverness and Kyle

    Tel. 08457-484950 to book in advance.

    ARRIVING BY CYCLE:

    It is a 22 mile cycle from Strathcarron station over the Bealach, to Eagle Rock.Alternately, take the coastal route from Strathcarron, which is

    Edinburgh Cycling Co-operative’s cycling routes of the Applecross Peninsula

    For more information, go to:

    http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/comms/site_info/route-guides-north-scotland/route-applecross.htm?f_Cardinal=10

    ARRIVING BY HELICOPTER:

    You can land in the cleared parking space between Eagle Rock itself, and the house, 20m from the front door.

     

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

    Journey Planner

    Access to Public Areas

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp, lift or stair lift
      • from the entrance to reception
      • to a public toilet
      • to one or more bedrooms
      • to the bar
      • to the lounge

    General Questions

    • Proprietors/staff available 24-hours

    Bedrooms and Bathrooms: General

    • Bathrooms available with :
      • bath
      • bath with shower
      • separate shower unit
    • Bedrooms with non-allergic bedding available (e.g. non-feather pillows)
    • Bedrooms with no fitted carpets available
    • Bedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by the guest

    Parking

    • Route from the parking area to the entrance is :
      • flat, (i.e. without steps)
    • Designated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • Drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

    Share

    What's Nearby

    Recently Viewed