About This Listing
A peaceful location in our B&B with 2 guest rooms. A perfect place to 'get away from it all' and enjoy the amazing scenery and wildlife.
Colonsay B&B, Arrina, near Applecross, Wester Ross, IV54 8XU.
See the stunning scenery along the shore of Loch Torridon, sea loch.
Drive the famous Bealach Na Ba, the highest road in the UK. Walk the many beautiful coastal and woodland paths. Climb in the dramatic Torridon mountains. Travel the short journey to the Isle of Skye (1.5 hours). Take a local boat trip on Loch Torridon or to the Isle of Rona.
From our cottage you may see Sea eagles overhead, porpoise, dolphin, otters and seals in the sea and deer, pine martens and highland cows on the land.
The B&B is part of our home and has 2 guest bedrooms (one double and one twin room) with a shared guest bathroom. There is use of the dining room, sun room and outside deck with beautiful views over the sea and pretty garden. Our kitchen can be used after 7pm, on request. Drying room & bike shed also available. Breakfast is included and pack lunches available if requested in advance.
Friendly host with plenty of local information on cycle and walking routes, places of interest and local highlights.
Several craft shops and tea rooms in the area. Stained glass studio in the village. Local seafood smoke house 2 miles away.
2 award winning pub/restaurants in local villages (25 minutes drive away).
Nearest train station is Strathcarron (25 miles away). We are not on a bus route.
B&B is offered at £28 PER PERSON per night. £14 for children under 16. Under 5's are free. Message me if you're bringing children and I will explain payment for them.
Breakfast is a full Scottish cooked breakfast made with local produce and homemade bread, jam and yoghurt. Continental breakfast and fresh fruit also available.
*We are NOT on the Isle of Skye! (1.5 hours drive from here)
Free wifi, free parking, use of sunroom, sun deck, dining room and kitchen (after 7pm). Plenty of guidebooks/leaflets on the area.
Interaction with Guests
Offer cup of tea/coffee/cakes on arrival with a chance for guests to ask about the area and plan activities/outings. Time to chat over breakfast.
Very peaceful village with just 10 residents. Friendly neighbours, fabulous views and plenty of local walks.
There is no public transport to the B&B.
Other Things to Note
No mobile phone signal on most of the Applecross peninsula.
Arrive after 4pm. Check out 10.30am.
Kalie was a gem! She makes the best breakfast and I loved the black pudding. The area is fantastic for some seclusion and the views are stunning. I can't wait to visit again!
Wow. Great stay with Karelia in Applecross! Lovely warm welcome from Karelia herself, a very accomodating and informative host. She keeps a lovely B&B wih a very warm and homely atmosphere, and the setting is nothing short of spectacular. We were very lucky with the Easter weather during our 3 night visit, and made the most of it by immediately climbing the mountain 'Liathach', close by in Glen Torridon, the tops of which can be seen across Upper Loch Torridon from the B&B's location in Arrina. The Liathach traverse is not to be undertaken lightly, and we recovered our aching limbs the next day by exploring the nearby charms of Applecross village, with it's ancient barns, brochs, and excellent pub. Breakfast bathed in clear morning light was made even more hearty by Karelia's use of eggs from the village chickens - rich and delicious. All in all we couldn't have asked for more. A perfect stay.
Perfect place to stay in AppleCross.
The pictures don't to it justice: its located in a tiny 'village' (well 5 houses or so) at the top of an absolutely amazing and beautiful bay.
[Disclaimer: we had 8 days of sun without rain during our stay in Scotland :) ]
So it's really quite and relaxing, but, it's driving distance from Apple Cross itself with its inn and bays and beaches around. It's also driving distance from Loch Torridon and Loch Maree, so perfect base.
In addition to the great location, Karelia is an amazing host (we got cookies when we arrived and left - yayyy) and the place is spotlessly clean.
Would we stay again? Absolutely!
I loved my stay! The hardest part was that you had to drive for dinner or eat before u return for the night. But I have to stay it was one of my favorite b&b experiences, if not my favorite. Loved the house and the tea n coffee n biscuits left for us, and the flapjack she served us (homemade n great tasting), when we first arrived. Dining room had beautiful pottery (made by her sister), and the teapot even had a wooly coat to keep the tea warm. So breakfast was not only delicious but also a very pretty experience. Loved the sun room, very cozy spot, the view from the house, the tweeting of the birds in the morning. Kalie was also a very kind n friendly host, chatted with us, and gave us very good advice on what to do in the area, we had lots of fun. Also, loved her dog and cat, both very quiet n friendly, loved them. They are mostly kept in another part of the house, so no worries for ppl who are scared/allergic.
Karelia is a fantastic host and makes you feel absolutely at home. Though we reached really late she welcomed us warmly with hot tea and cookies and was kind enough to provide milk for our 4 yr old daughter. The house is really beautiful and the rooms are done very nicely. Overall an excellent stay and would highly recommend it to anyone.
About the Host, Karelia
I am a Scottish Physiotherapist living in the West coast of Scotland. I do some private Physiotherapy and part time B&B. I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cycling, concerts, travel and gardening.
I live with my partner John who works off shore some of the time. We live with a cat and a Border collie dog.
I have 2 children who live in Glasgow and Canada.