This is a truly unique house in a truly unique setting, the Applecross peninsula which looks across to Skye on Scotland’s west coast. Designed originally as a recording studio (and still possible to rent as such), Cruinn Leum stands high above the road leading to Toscaig pier, just south of Applecross village itself (shop, petrol, superb pub and restaurant) with spectacular views across Loch Torridon.
The house is built in the round, with large windows to exploit the views, and offers accommodation which is bright, comfortable and of superb quality. Typical examples are the curved oak stairs, the fine wood flooring throughout and the cedar panelled shower room.
The coast has beautiful sandy beaches, and the calm seas, warmed by the Gulf Stream, are perfect for swimming, kayaking and sailing. Toscaig pier is known for great mackerel fishing in summer. The quiet local roads are good for cycling, and of course there are plenty of walking opportunities. Wildlife abounds on land, sea and air. Pine martens are frequent visitors, and golden eagles nest in the nearby cliffs.