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Welcome to Applelodge

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

bliss!


The Pines, Wester Seafield, Portmahomack by Tain, Ross-shire IV20 1RG
Tel: +44 (0)1862 871427
anne@applelodge.co.uk www.applelodge.co.uk
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