Stay at The Birdhouse, Applecross

The Birdhouse, Applecross - bedroom

If you’re thinking of a stay in the Scottish Highlands, then we recommend one of our partner properties, The Birdhouse self-catering accommodation in Applecross close to the North Coast 500. This luxury bothy is a peaceful, intimate hideaway perfect for up to two people and ideally located for exploring the stunning Applecross peninsula and nearby Loch Torridon.

The Birdhouse is perched at the top of the garden behind Shell Cottage in the quiet hamlet of Culduie in Applecross. Culduie is perhaps most famous for the setting of the Man Booker Prize short-listed book ‘His Bloody Project’ written by Graeme MacRae Burnet.

Nestled at the foot of an ancient Scots Pine in the hamlet of Culduie, guests at the Birdhouse can expect a king size bed, beautiful shower room, wood burning stove and an abundance of unique creative charm.

Originally an old cow byre, The Birdhouse was lovingly restored and refurbished in 2019 to an exceptional standard. This wonderful bothy is brimming with creativity and craftsmanship. Enjoying west-facing views over the Cuillin Mountains of Skye and the Inner Sound sea, the Birdhouse is light and airy with a special feel. The wood burning stove and overarching canopy of rowan branches over the head of the bed create a cosy, fairytale nest at any time of year.

You can explore availability at The Birdhouse and book your stay via its website at

From the doorstep of The Birdhouse there are numerous beautiful walks to secluded beaches, mountains, rivers and lochans. Native wildlife and birdlife are in abundance. There are plenty of opportunities for munro baggers, walkers, keen photographers, artists and writers. While those who enjoy sea kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and wild swimming will have much to see and do.

The Birdhouse is on the western edge of the Applecross peninsula, 3 miles down the road from the well-known Applecross Inn and Applecross Village, and just off the NC500 route. If you’re planning a 2 week stay in Scotland, a fantastic combination would be one week in Argyll, staying at The Blue Cottage by Loch Awe or the Stable Cottage by Loch Fyne, and a week at the Birdhouse in Culduie.

The Birdhouse, luxury self-catering bothy at Applecross