A large building set in its own grounds, Hartfield sleeps 50 people in a mix of single, twin, triple, private and dorm rooms. There are hot showers, restful common areas, a dining hall, drying room, laundry, covered area for bikes, kit store, free WiFi, small tuck shop, large garden, and venue for weddings and events. The complex can be booked exclusively or on an individual basis.
The Applecross peninsula boasts a breathtakingly beautiful and dramatic landscape. The main township of Applecross (‘a Chomraich’ in Gaelic, which means 'sanctuary') is located around the picturesque bay and enjoys uninterrupted views over the island of Raasay and the Cuillin Hills of Skye.
Hartfield House is approximately 3/4 mile from the bay, and reached via 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.
Hartfield House hostel re-opened 15 July with additional procedures and housekeeping in place to minimise risk for customers and staff. Please check the website for availability. August and September are generally quite busy. Welcome back.
In line with Scottish Government guidelines, we are hoping to re-open our doors to customers from 15 July 2020. This is dependent on Scottish Governement approval which will be announced 9 July 2020. Until that time, we will prepare to re-open, putting in place all of the appropriate procedures in order to minimise risk of Coronavirus for our staff and customers. We are now open for bookings from 15 July on a restricted basis, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Applecross in the near future. If you don't manage to get a space at the hostel, please get in touch as there are other accommodation providers available in the area.
If you do make a booking with us, please check out the Experience Applecross facebook page to get the latest updates of what is open, and where you can eat etc. Planning ahead is paramount at the current time.
As of Friday 20 March 2020, we closed Hartfield House hostel & The Bunkhouse. In line with Scottish Government guidelines, we will remain closed until at least 4 July 2020. The UK Government has indicated that tourism businesses will not reopen until July at the earliest. We apologise to all of our guests who may have bookings during this time, and will be contacting each one of you separately. This is, we feel, the right decision for our staff, for you our customers, and for our community. Read more
Statement for Hartfield House & The Bunkhouse Applecross:
We are sad to announce that, as of today, Friday 20 March 2020, we have closed Hartfield House hostel & The Bunkhouse until 30 April 2020. We apologise to all of our guests who may have bookings during this time, and will be contacting each one of you separately. For those of you with bookings after 30 April, we remain open but based on Government guidelines this could change. This is, we feel, the right decision for our staff, for you our customers, and for our community... read more.
The business of driving etiquette on single track roads in the Highlands can be a baffling thing for those travelling to the area. What to do when meeting an oncoming vehicle, when to let vehicles pass, and other queries, as well as speed limits.... read more.