Applecross, Hartfield House

About About this hostel

Hartfield House is a Visit Scotland 4 Star hostel, set back from main North Coast 500 road, nestled amongst the mountainous landscape, shady trees, and bubbling river.

The Applecross peninsula boasts a breathtakingly beautiful and dramatic landscape. The main township of Applecross (‘a Chomraich’ in Gaelic, which means 'sanctuary') is located around the picturesque bay and enjoys uninterrupted views over the island of Raasay and the Cuillin Hills of Skye.

Hartfield House is approximately 3/4 mile from the bay, and reached via one of the highest routes in the UK, the Bealach na Ba; from the top, on a good day, you can see the islands of the Outer Hebrides.

With the sheltered waters of the Sound and spectacular mountains right on the doorstep, Hartfield House is an ideal place to base yourself for walking and trekking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking and climbing.

A large building set in its own grounds, Hartfield sleeps 50 in a mix of twin, triple, private and dorm rooms. There are hot showers, restful common areas, a dining hall, drying room, laundry, covered area for bikes, kit store, free WiFi, small shop, large garden, and venue for weddings and events. There is a local shop, and three restaurants within a 15 to 30-minute walk or 5 to 10 minutes in the car.

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For more information contact +44 (0) 1520 744 333, email or visit the Hartfield House website

We welcome dogs in their own dog bed. We charge a set fee of £10 per booking to cover deep cleaning. This is payable on arrival. Please contact the hostel to arrange prior to arriving.

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Applecross, Hartfield House

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Facilities & Services


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Private Rooms

Family Rooms

Suitable for Groups

Guest Kitchen

Bike Store

Drying Room

Laundry Room

Towel Hire

Lounge/TV Room

Secure Lockers

Luggage Store

Free Wifi

Shopping Nearby

Conference/Meeting Facilities

Reasons to visit

The Applecross peninsula is rich in cultural, religious and Viking heritage, and offers sites of historic and archaeological interest. Those include an Iron Age roundhouse, 2,000-year-old broch and hut circles, and a fascinating connection with Maelrubha.

Applecross boasts spectacular geology and a wealth of plant, marine and wildlife, with regular sightings of otters, sea and golden eagles, seals and dolphins. Further afield are the Torridon mountains and the beautiful islands of Skye and Raasay where you can see whales and dolphins in their natural environment.

An award-winning Applecross Inn has a buzzing atmosphere and excellent hearty meals, as well as breath taking views from the beer garden. The outstanding Walled Garden restaurant is located within the glorious Applecross Estate Walled Garden and provides excellent seafood, freshly caught each day, as well as offering a great vegetarian and vegan menu, and daily specials. What better way to eat than amongst the flowers!

Lying approximately 80 miles/2 hours’ drive from Inverness, Applecross is a fantastic location for those wishing to get away from it all.

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