- Sleeps: 2
- Bedroom: 1
- Bathroom: 1
- Minimum stay: 2 nights
Dreamily set amongst the rugged, windswept landscapes of the Scottish Highlands, Chapel House soars above the remote clifftop woodlands of Diabaig, for superlative scenes of nature at its most breathtakingly beautiful.
This is an architect-designed, pet-friendly retreat that makes the absolute most of its surroundings, with a spacious balcony to help you watch the natural world go by over a wee dram. There’s also a sumptuous kingsize bedroom that showcases such incredible views, you may not want to sleep at all!
You’ll certainly feel like you’ve stumbled upon a well-kept secret as you arrive, ascending the steps into a relaxing living space that’s all your own. The pristine wooden flooring and comfy furnishings are immediately inviting, and there’s a wood-burning stove to give your evenings a warm glow.
Although those amazing views will keep you more than entertained, you’ll also find a TV (for DVD use only) to unwind in front of, with a radio and CD player to help you set the perfect musical mood. Grab a book from the well-stocked shelves if you prefer, and let nature’s soundtrack soothe you as you read.
Meanwhile, full self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchen for whipping up hearty romantic suppers, with a separate dining table – in prime position by the French windows! – to savour them around. You’ll also have a walk-in shower for indulgent morning freshen-ups, complete with a stack of fluffy towels.
If you can bear it, set an early alarm to catch the sunrise, and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature coming to life over your first coffee of the day… utter bliss.
(Though since you’re on holiday, there’s also a lot to be said for a lazy lie-in, as you watch the rustling of the leaves and the local birds right from your bed!)Keep reading
At a glance
- An architect-designed, pet-friendly retreat for two, elevated above the remote clifftop woodlands of Diabaig, near Torridon, for the most beautiful Scottish Highland views.
- Full self-contained facilities include a well-equipped kitchen and a walk-in shower.
- Watch the natural world go by from the comfort of your spacious, furnished balcony, or curl up with a wee dram by the wood-burning stove.
- Hike mountainous trails, wander across deserted sandy beaches, or simply explore the surrounding five acres of woodland – your choice!
- Dog Friendly
- Seaside Breaks
Rear steps to entrance: heated living space with seating, wood-burning stove, dining table and chairs, TV (DVD use only), selection of books, Wi-Fi, radio, CD player, French doors to furnished decking. Kitchen with electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, slow cooker. Kingsize bedroom, shower room with walk-in shower, basin, WC, towels, hairdryer. Parking a short walk from the retreat.
Walking, cycling, nature reserves, beaches, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, stargazing, historic sites, pubs, restaurants.
Once you’ve eased yourselves into the day, you’ll soon find there’s plenty to explore. If you’ve brought your hiking boots, put them to the test by wandering the shimmering, mountainous Torridon trails… and be rewarded with some of the loveliest scenery you’ll ever set eyes upon.
Tip: book yourselves a table at the dog-friendly Gille Brighde restaurant, serving the freshest, most mouth-watering local cuisine, for a well-earned post-hike treat!
Prefer walking across vast, deserted sandy beaches? There are two nearby – Applecross and Coral – both of which seem to stretch out forever. There’s a local shop and a deer museum close by too, while Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and View Point is an absolute must-visit for true lovers of the natural world, also serving as the gateway to Skye Bridge and the Inner Hebridean Islands.
What else? You’ll have all five acres of the surrounding clifftop woodland to explore completely at your leisure, in a romantic getaway that’s completely by your own design.
Things to note
A cot and highchair are available on request. Please note that parking is a short walk away from the retreat. Electric car charging is not included.