This area of Scotland is famous for fishing, but offers far more.
The land on the north side of the house is unpopulated all the way to the west coast but the pretty local town of Alness is only 4 miles away with two supermarkets, shops, a post office and banks. Inverness is 27 miles away but easy to reach via the A9. There are pleasant spots for bird and wild life watching along the shores of the Cromarty Firth, but the Sutherland coast or hinterland are within easy reach, with beautiful sandy beaches at Dornoch and around Golpsie and Brora.
Alternatively Ullapool or Gairloch on the west coast are not much further away. The lovely burghs of Tain and Dornoch are close by. The famous castles of Dunrobin (near Golpsie), Cawdor (a few miles east of Inverness), and Brodie (just east of Nairn) can be visited in spring and summer, while Urqhuart Castle, on the shores of Loch Ness is open all year round. Most localities boast golf courses, like Alness, Fortrose, Inverness, Muir of Ord, Strathpeffer or Tain, that at Dornoch being of championship standard. For whisky lovers, the nearby Dalmore (Alness), Glenmorrangie (Tain) and Glen Ord distilleries can be visited all year round. Aviemore and the Cairngorms National Park are close enough to make possible day trips for skiing or mountain walking.Accommodation