£595,000 Guide price

Shell Cottage & The Birdhouse, Applecross, Wester Ross, IV54 8LX

4 bedroom cottage for sale

Property Details

Shell Cottage and the Birdhouse Bothy in Culduie, near Applecross village, are 2 beautiful detached properties sitting in a private garden, offering breath-taking views over the Cuillin Mountains of Skye, Raasay and the Inner Sound.

Property Description
Shell Cottage and the Birdhouse Bothy in Culduie, near Applecross village, are 2 beautiful detached properties sitting in a private garden, offering breath-taking views over the Cuillin Mountains of Skye, Raasay and the Inner Sound.
Shell Cottage in Culduie, near Applecross village and just off the NC500, is a beautiful detached house sitting in private gardens and over looks one of the best and ever-changing views in the UK. Shell Cottage is situated over 2 principal floors and offers 3 generous double bedrooms (2 en-suite), an open-plan sitting/dining room, conservatory, kitchen, utility and family bathroom. Almost all of the accommodation within takes advantage of the stunning views as do the garden grounds.
In addition to the cottage, the current owner has converted a byre in the rear garden. The converted byre, affectionately known as the Birdhouse, is a stylishly presented 1 bedroom cottage offering comfortable, cosy, accommodation with exquisite joinery work, quirky interiors and views over the Cuillin Mountains. The Birdhouse offers flexible opportunity for a home office, art studio or extra accommodation. The Birdhouse is currently run as a very successful luxury holiday letting business. Outside there is an outdoor area to barbecue and enjoy the views.

Accommodation Comprises
Shell Cottage
Ground Floor - Conservatory, Open-Plan Dining Room / Sitting Room, Bedroom, Kitchen, Family Bathroom, Utility Room, Rear Vestibule.
First Floor - Master Bedroom with En-Suite, Bedroom 2 with En-Suite.
Gardens - Gardens Front & Back, Driveway and Ample Parking, Garden Outhouse with Power.

The Birdhouse - Open-Plan Kitchen / Sitting Room, Bedroom, Shower Room.

Area Insights
Culduie is a pretty hamlet of about a dozen houses, situated 3 miles south of Applecross village. This tranquil and peaceful location offers one of the most incredible views in the UK, overlooking the Isle of Skye and the dramatic Cuillin Mountains, Raasay and the Inner Sound. Its westerly coastal position means the property enjoys spectacular sunsets all year round, and with little light pollution it is a wonderful spot to see the Aurora Borealis (The Northern Lights). The Applecross Peninsula is famed for its abundance of wildlife and birdlife and stunning beaches. A particular favourite is Coral Beach, which is only a short walk from Shell Cottage and the Birdhouse; a remote white sandy beach with breath-taking views, it is an ideal place for swimming and picnics. Applecross village offers 2 well established restaurants; the lovely Walled Garden Restaurant and the popular and well-known Applecross Inn, famed for its fresh seafood, waterfront beer garden and the Applecross Inn-side out Airstream. A little further afield there are many other renowned places to eat including The Torridon Hotel, which has been recognised for its fine dining. The village also boasts a local store for basic supplies, community owned filling station, a local doctor and a community hall, which hosts a range of regular events such as yoga, school activities and ceilidhs. Applecross has a small rural nursery and primary school with a high school available in nearby Plockton. It may be of interest to know that Culduie was brought to fame by the Booker Prize nominated book His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet, a fictional historical novel.

Agent's Note
Because the Birdhouse is run as a successful holiday business, viewings can only take place on a Friday afternoon between 12.30 and 3.30. Shell Cottage can be viewed at any time with notice.

Useful Links
The Birdhouse -
Shell Cottage -
Applecross Inn -
Applecross Walled Garden -
Torridon Hotel -
Applecross Primary School -
Plockton High School -
Applecross Community Broadband -
Things to do in Applecross -


Oil fired central heating.
Private septic tank.
Mains electricity and water.
Applecross Community Broadband services are available.

Council Tax
Band E.

Listing and Conservation
Please note the property is not listed, nor in a conservation area.

Fixtures and Fittings
Only items specifically mentioned in the particulars of sale are included in the sale price. Other items may be available through separate negotiation.

Time Scale
The vendor is happy to accommodate a purchasers entry requirements, however we will require a minimum of 4 weeks between concluding missives on the property and completion.

Inverness 80 miles, Inverness Airport 85 miles, Strathcarron Train Station 21 miles, Lochcarron 20 miles, Plockton 35 miles, Isle of Skye 45 miles.
(all distances are approximate).

Depending on circumstances the purchaser maybe required to pay a non-refundable 10% deposit upon concluding missives on the property.

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Property History

  • Property added on 29 June 2021
  • Property sold (STCM) on 8 March 2022
  • Property Under Offer on 30 November 2021
  • New price Guide price £595,000 as of 16 November 2021
    Was: Offers over £495,000
  • This property is now for sale
  • Property Under Offer on 9 September 2021
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