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.
For more information contact +44 (0) 1520 744 333, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Hartfield House website
You can also book via the Hostelling International website
Facilities & Services
Open all year (groups only in winter)
Private Rooms Available
Family Rooms Available
Suitable for Groups
Self Catering Kitchen
Towel Hire Available
Conference and meeting facilities
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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.