Applelodge is a charming and very tastefully decorated and furnished cottage of above average
appeal. The cottage will sleep four comfortably and makes an ideal base from which to tour the north of Scotland.
Situated just one mile outside the former fishing village of Portmahomack in Easter Ross, the cottage
is set on a working farm and enjoys spectacular views from its commanding position looking north
west over the Dornoch Firth and to the hills of Sutherland in the distance. Spectacular sunsets
are a joy to behold as are the early morning sunrises beyond the grassy fields, from the bedroom window
This area is known as the Tarbat Peninsula and is famous not only for its beauty and tranquillity, but also
as it is the most Eastern point of the north of Scotland. At its tip stands Tarbat Ness lighthouse - the third
tallest lighthouse in the UK.
The village of Portmahomack is tucked in a sheltered bay on the north-west shore facing the Dornoch Firth.
Sweeping sands form a horse-shoe bay and provide an ideal and safe bathing area. Nowadays fishing boats and
yachts moor in this harbour created by Thomas Telford in the 19th century. The seas around the peninsula
are still fished daily by local fishermen for lobster and crab.
The village has recently become a haven for archaeologists who have discovered the remains of an ancient
Pictish settlement on the edge of the village. Adjacent to the settlement a very old church has been
transformed into The Tarbat Discovery Centre, explaining and illustrating the way of life in Pictish times in Portmahomack.
Wherever you may wander during the day, Applelodge awaits your return in the evening, to relax and catch
up on your favourite TV program or perhaps to muse over the day's memories in your own pleasant garden patio.
Listen to the gentle sound of the cattle lowing in the distance as the sun sets the sky alight - all this
over a long cool glass of your favourite tipple …