Sleeps 2-10. (Additional annexe sleeps 4) Pets welcome. Low key elegance+comfort
- english, french, German, by arrangement
About Catherine Stewart
I fell in love with Applecross in 1998 - and it only took 10 years to find the perfect spot to build. First, I had to carve out the road to the site. With the help of friends, family, an amazing archtect and local craftspeople - I hope I have created a beautiful place that blends in with its surrounds and which is a pleasure to inhabit. A South African (with Scottish lineage), I am at home in this highland wildness - enveloped by warmth and comfort and sculpture collected over a lifetime of travel. The media snug and library is packed with beautiful books and a very varied film collection. I love to see how people respond to, and play with the lighting, the furniture, the art. For me, Eagle Rock strikes a balance I savour - between the sanctuary and solitude of its location and the way the house seems to flow and wrap around the very varied groups and couples who stay here...It brings out the best in people.
Catherine Stewart purchased this Chateau / Country House in 2014
Why Catherine Stewart chose Strathcarron
Eagle Rock is built beneath the mythic rock it is named for. It lies within an ancient sanctuary of standing stones, on a part of the cliff known as the Black Drum, I 15 mins walk equidistant between church and pub, totally hidden from sight, yet with panoramic views, the house lies in a hollow, with the mountains at its back and the sea before it. The house is designed to mirror and harmonies with its surrounds, with local stone and wood, handcrafted for comfort and beauty.
What makes this Chateau / Country House unique
Guests have identified different highlights, but the hot-tub, views, the lighting and the comfortable beds get the most mentions. Power showers get good comments! Many of the cyclists and mountaineers love the huge baths and power showers. Foodies love the kitchen and the fact that there is so much fridge space. Temperature room control and underfloor heating make the place a pleasure to be in winter and people use the wood burning stove in the library a lot in winter.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Please leave the house in a similar state to that in which you found it when you arrived. No high heels or heavy shoes on the wooden floors please. Strictly no smoking inside, but there is a smoker's shelter outside that is quite comfy and wind-sheltered with a sealable ashtray. (Please don't throw your butts onto the lawn!!). No neighbours for miles, so play your music as loud as you like! Please leave electronics (X-box, game-station, DVD, TV, Soundsytems in the same state as you found them in. Owner is not a tech-type and help is about 100 miles away!
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
We absolutely loved our stay at Eagle Rock! We had 5 adults and 2 children, ages 2 & 4. We had a warm welcome and everything obtaining to the house was explained to us. Everything was clean and well stocked. I loved the house decor and even bought a beaded highland cow from the home owner, I love it! You definitely need to either bring your own groceries or have them delivered by Tesco. There is a SMALL shop down the road but not big enough to fill your fridge with needed items. We bought a kite from the Shop and had a great time playing with the kids in the back yard. Even though you still need to watch the kids, there is a fence protecting the kids from the cliff edge. That was my biggest concern before arriving at the house but the edge isn't as close as it looks in the photos. The house layout was perfect and we couldn't of been happier! The view were breathtaking and the hiking that's close by is great. Overall we were very happy with the house and hosts, and my kids didn't want to leave!
Bliss over the mountain
Just fantastic in all respects. The house is exactly as described although no words can do justice to the splendor of its position and the extraordinary views. It is superbly equipped and extremely comfortable and Catherine is a wonderful host!
Stunning property and Location
Fantastic property with lots of space and stunning views. The service provided by Catherine was second to none with so many personal touchs and I would highly recommend Eagle Rock as an amazing place to stay
Thanks so much for the review. Dave. Pleasure to have you guys.
What a truly wonderful place
Semaine exceptionnelle dans un cadre magique
Eagle Rock est une splendide maison, spacieuse, décorée avec énormément de goût, perchée sur un rocher, avec une vue magnifique sur la mer et l’ile de Raasay. La vue du jaccuzzi est magique. Applecross offre une série d’activités (balades, culture, paysages et gastronomie) et Catherine est toujours disposée à vous fournir les informations que vous souhaitez. Le fish and chips de l’Applecross Inn est un régal. En bref, Eagle Rock est un lieu qu’on ne voudrait jamais quitter
Wonderful to host your truly lovely family - and to see the kitchen put to such spectacular use preparing local fare. I loved that you brought your recipe books with you! :)
Amazing house with incredible view!
If you want to see the Highlands, I can think of no better place to go than Eagle Rock. The setting is amazing - completely unspoiled, almost as if you were in another world - and the house has every comfort while being both beautiful and very unique in they decor. On top of all, the owner truly is on top of everything and has a wonderful way of anticipating one's needs, arranging tours, etc. This is a real find! I feel very lucky I had the good fortune to stay there. Go to Eagle Rock!
We offer several bespoke services, designed around your special requirements. We can organize a house chef or cook, liase with local Michelin restaurants, or arrange for all your groceries (Local and otherwise) to be bought and waiting for your arrival. Botanical walks, historical tours, whiskey tasting evenings (very popular) with a local expert and all kinds of craft and outdoor workshops.
Great write up by a pro of the wee courses nearby. We have two sets of men's and one set of women's clubs. (All right handed)
Experienced kayaking and mountaineering instructors.
Wildlife abounds, with sea eagles, otters and porpoises swimming past the deck most mornings.
Barbeque facilities for Al fresco dining on the deck.
Car people love the scenic drives: Bealach na Ba is the highest mountain pass in Britain, named one of the world's 10 most spectacular drives.
Applecross is one of the oldest Sanctuaries in the country, with ruins of an ancient Broch, a stunningly beautiful church and a brilliant heritage centre.
Many local arts and crafts for sale: Jewellary, paintings and pottery.