Floras House was converted from a substantially stone built cottage in 1979-80 into a well-designed family house. It stands in a prime position elevated alongside Kenmore burn, commanding fantastic views over Loch Torridon towards Beinn Alligin, Liathach and Beinn Eighe. There are ten houses in the township of Kenmore and there is a public telephone, within a one minute walk from the cottage.
This West Coast cottage is fully equipped and comfortable throughout. The kitchen has a built in electric oven with a grill, ceramic hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, electric kettle, toaster, slow cooker, stainless steel sink unit, All cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils are provided.
Emersion heater sited in kitchen.
The sitting room has a sofa & two easy chairs and an L-shaped window seat taking full advantage of the views. There is a television along with a DVD player. For good sound quality - please note that you can play your music CD's in the DVD player.
There is a Baxi grate open fire with a back boiler for hot water and also a Dimplex 'coal effect' fire for those who prefer this option.(Emersion Heater in kitchen)
There are C.D's along with a good selection of DVDs and family board games.
In the dining area there is a yew dining table and chairs, plus a Jotul wood burning stove.
The downstairs bathroom has a full sized bath, washbasin, toilet and heated towel rail.
On some occasions - a Pine Marten may visit the cottage from his/her den in the woods. Our guests at the cottage have been treating the Pine Marten to custard cream biscuits, bird nuts and they are also partial to Jam sandwiches!... Pine Martens are very shy creatures, but are happy to come close to the cottage when all is quiet outside.
Please note that bedding is provided, but not bed linen.
Please bring sheets,duvet covers and pillow cases,plus towels and tea towels.
Upstairs there is a second bathroom. There are three bedrooms sleeping up to a maximum of five people. - (1 x double, 1 x twin & 1 single). In the small store room there is a spare folding bed and mattress and a fold away travel cot.
To the rear of the cottage is a narrow store room with an automatic washing machine. There is ample car parking space adjacent to the garden gate.
The Torridon-Applecross area is renowned for its scenic beauty, ideal for walking, climbing , bird watching and fishing (both sea and fresh water). Shieldaig is 7 miles away with a couple of shops and a licensed hotel. Applecross is approx. 15 miles/25 minutes drive, where excellent food can be had, Applecross also has a Store/Post Office and a pub. The nearest petrol stations are at Applecross now open 24/7 opposite the visitors centre and at "Lochcarron" - this being the cheapest petrol provider in the area.
Pauline & Darcey Brownling (Australia) - (Oct 6th - 13th Oct 2012)
Great Accommodation - Great Scenery.-
Saw Pine Marten at window each night. Saw Otters.
Gemma & Craig Letton - (Sept 22nd - 29th Sept 2012)
Loved the cottage - especially the fire.
Great holiday and we hope to come back again soon.
Kenmore to Applecross by Mountain bike is great - as is Sea Kayaking with Mike (Mountain & Sea guides). Applecross Inn for delicious food.
Watch out for the Highland cows - they don't move for anyone!
Janet & Chris Bowen (Lewes - East Sussex) (May 26th - 9th June 2012)
A wonderful stay. Very comfortable cottage.
Lots to do in the area. Saw an Otter in Kenmore Bay. Brilliant weather.
Kingsley Rudeforth & Friends (1 American + 4 Australians)
Converged on Flora's House from a variety of places to share a few days together in Scottish paradise -
Kacey George (Bournemouth - Dorset) - (March 31st - 7th April 2012)
Our 2nd stay at Flora's House as we had lots more to explore!
Such a beautiful cottage with an amazing view - ever changing!!
The Torridon Mountains are very beautiful. Blue sky's and snow topped peaks. Highland cattle have a serious attitude!
Ben & Paul - from Derbyshire - (March 17th - 31st March 2012)
Sea Eagles - Golden Eagles - Otters - Pine marten - WONDERFUL !!!
Thank - You!
Andrew Lamb & Liz Turnbull (Oct 29th - 5th Nov 2011)
Cottage absolutely superb and a real home from home. This is life how it use to be. Great stay and we would love to come back.