"A haven of peace and tranquility, wide open spaces, big skies and friendly staff. What more could you want?"

Guest review at Hartfield

Hartfield House - Applecross Hostel...

Are you looking for somewhere to stay that will leave a lasting impression? A base for your adventures that is peaceful yet right at the heart of the action? Or just somewhere to get away from it all and read a good book. We might just have what you're looking for.

The Applecross peninsula boasts a breathtakingly beautiful and dramatic landscape. The main township of Applecross (or A'Chomraich in Gaelic, meaning sanctuary) is located around the picturesque bay and enjoys uninterrupted views out over the island of Raasay and the Cuillin Hills of Skye.

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Applecross is reached by one of the highest routes in the UK, the Bealach na Ba; from the top, on a good day, you can see the islands of the Outer Hebrides. With the sheltered waters of the Sound and spectacular mountains right on the doorstep, Hartfield House is an ideal place to base yourself for walking and trekking, cycling, mountain biking, kayaking and climbing.

Hartfield House is approximately 3/4 of a mile off the main road, which skirts the bay and stands at the foot of the glen following the line of the Applecross River. Originally the old hunting lodge on the Applecross Estate, it is a large old building set in its own grounds and sleeps up to 50 people in a mix of double, twin, triple and private bedrooms. There are ample hot showers, restful common areas, a dining hall, laundry, kit store, free wi-fi, small shop, large garden and function hall. See further details of our facilities here. The fantastic Walled Garden restaurant is just a short walk through the Applecross Estate, and the Award winning Applecross Inn is a further 20 minute walk around the spectacular Applecross bay. A fully equipped shop can be found two miles away.

For cyclists, mountain bikers, (motor) bikers and car enthusiasts, we have covered areas for fixing and tinkering! And there is a sheltered bike space, drying rooms and plentiful outdoor space.

So, if you are looking for a wedding venue to celebrate into the small hours, a couple seeking solace, a group of friends about to embark on an adventure or a family wanting space for the children to run and make camp fires and go on scavenger hunts, you have come to the right place.

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Come along to traditional craft events at The Roundhouse in Applecross:


Spinning with a spindle, plant dyeing, string making from plants.

From 2.00pm



Fungi, blackberries, hazel nuts, fruit syrups and more.

From 2.00pm



Did you know you can even make a hat out of Moss?

From 2.00pm

Payment by donations.

For more information please contact:

Lesley KilBride 01520 755260 or

Gill Fairweather 01520 744259


Did You Know?

Hartfield House is wholly owned by  Venture Trust. As a charity, it works with thousands of disadvantaged adults who are at the margins of society, supporting them to move towards a more positive future. To find out more, visit the About Us page.

Venture Trust operates a social enterprise company Venture Mòr which provides high quality adventure holidays and tailor made expeditions. Check out what else we're up to and support our work by booking a holiday.