With panoramic views of the Cawdor hills, Culloden forests and south towards the Monadhliath Mountains. The cottages are situated midway between the City of Inverness and the seaside town of Nairn. The local area offers a huge range of attractions and activities and there will be something to suit everyone. Below is a selection of places, attractions and activities within easy reach during your stay;-
INVERNESS ( 8 miles away ). The capital of the Highlands, has excellent facilities including shops -restaurants, theatre, museum, cinema, pubs & clubs, swimming pool & leisure centre, golf courses and the popular Ness Islands. It often hosts festivals and traditional music concerts. Discover more about the local area HERE
NAIRN ( 8 miles away ) This peaceful seaside town boasts two championship golf courses (see below). Its amazing sandy beach, playground, leisure park, outdoor paddling pool, mini-golf and cafes. Discover more about Nairn HERE
AVIEMORE AND THE CAIRNGORMS (30 miles away) In the centre of the Cairngorms National Park. Aviemore is Britains premier skiing and mountain sports resort offering mountain biking, snowboarding, water sports, fishing, rock climbing and walking. The other great attractions in the area are the Landmark Centre for children and the Highland Wildlife Park. Discover more about the Cairngorms HERE
Do you Love History?
Loch Ness & Urquhart Castle ( 25 miles away ) Loch Ness is said to be home to the world-famous monster, Nessie! Take a trip down Loch Ness on a Jacobite Cruise or visit Urquhart Castle on the banks of the loch.
Outlander fans will be delighted to know that located within a short drive of our cottages there are several locations that inspired the stories from the Diana Gabaldon’s books and TV series. These include-
Clava Cairns (4 miles away) The 4000 year old burial cairns and cemetery remained a sacred place in the landscape for millennia, and provides many clues to the beliefs of Bronze Age society. The sites contain a range of prehistoric burial monuments, stone circles, standing stones and the remains of a medieval chapel.
Culloden Battlefield ( 4 miles away ) The Battle of Culloden (1746) was the last battle to be fought on mainland Britain. Enjoy a walk round the heather clad site or visit the newly re-vamped interpretive centre, gift and coffee shop.
Fort George ( 4 miles away ) “Following the 1746 defeat at Culloden of Bonnie Prince Charlie, George II created the ultimate defence against further Jacobite unrest. The result, Fort George, is the mightiest artillery fortification in Britain, if not Europe.”
Cawdor Castle & Gardens ( 5 miles away ) Here’s a name that readers of Shakespeare’s MacBeth will recognise. The castle has been the home to the Thanes of Cawdor for 600 years. The Castle is open to the public and with the many portraits, furnishings tapestries and flower gardens is well worth a visit
What’s your dram?
Whether it’s whisky, a local gin or a craft beer we have a fantastic range of distilleries and breweries to discover!
WHISKY – The malt whisky trail starts just a short journey east of the cottages where you are able to visit many distillery’s, most of them offer tours as well as tasting of their whisky. Heading just north of Inverness you can visit a few more, Glen Ord, Dalmore and Glemorangie.
Or if you are new to Whisky you can visit the Malt Room in Inverness where they would help you choose a one from their vast range to try!
GIN – Gin has soared in popularity in recent years and many of the local pubs and bars offer a fantastic range of local gins to try!
CRAFT BEER – We are also lucky to have some great local breweries on our doorstep. A trip to the popular Black Isle Bar in Inverness will mean you can try a few of their tasty range or you can visit the brewery direct!
With over 20 golf courses within easy reach, and the new Castle Stuart links course less than a mile away, this is ideal location for a golfing holiday. Other highly acclaimed courses include Nairn and Royal Dornoch.
Spot our local dolphins
Many of our guests have enjoyed watching the dolphins playing from various local shores. A popular spot for them to be seen is at Channonry Point, over the water at Rosemarkie but you can see them more locally at the shores around Ardersier and Fort George. If you want to get a better view from the water, you can take a dolphin and wildlife cruise with Dolphin Spirit. They sail from March to October from the marina in Inverness.
If you love exploring the great outdoors, you really are spoilt for choice with all the activities on our doorstep! We have everything from short woodland walks to more adrenaline fuelled gorge walking! Lets tell you a little more…
WALKING – Whether you like to take a short stroll on a beach, in nature or an adventurous hill walk there are literally thousands of options and something to suit everyone! Here are a few websites that will give you much more useful information on where to go!
WALK HIGHLANDS – you will find every walk going in the Highlands listed on this site!
FORESTRY AND LAND SCOTLAND – if forest walks and tracks are your favourite, check out the ideas and locations here.
NATURE WALKS – Our local tourism site has a nature walk filter, this will give you a selection of local walks and waterfalls to explore
CYCLING – There are many cycling routes and tracks locally so if your choice is road, mountain or gravel bike you are sorted! If you would like to hire a bike or be guided for a cycle locally there are a couple of local businesses that can help!
42 CYCLING – Guided tours locally and across the Highlands
TICKET TO RIDE – Bike hire in Inverness
OUTDOOR ACTIVITES AND WATER SPORTS – Everything from paddle boarding, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning, gorge walking, archery and so much more! If you wish to fill your time with adventures in the outdoors you will genuinely have to stay longer to fit it all in! Here are a few companies to help you find the right activity for you!
IN YOUR ELEMENT – Local canoeing, gorge walking and so much more!
EXPLORE HIGHLAND – Paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing the local waters!
BOWHUNTER ARCHERY – just a few miles up the road, you can try out your shot at archery!