Immediate Local Area Near Cottage …

In the immediate local area there is the Ferrycroft Visitor Centre, the lovely Pier Restaurant where you can dine overlooking Loch Shin (pic below), the Falls of Shin salmon ladder (pic also below in gallery).  Lairg has two local ‘mini’ supermarkets and a garage. Within a short drive in most directions you can find many super restaurants and bars.  Lairg is right in the heart of the North Highlands making trips to all the coastlines easy with many activities supported; see [day trips].  Also check out Lairg on the [Links Page]

  • Safe for Children, enclosed and peaceful but plenty to look at, play with and do.
  • Spacious Rooms – comfortable to relax in with great lounge on way to decking.
  • Close by to Petrol, 2 local Village ‘mini’ Supermarkets and larger shops only ½ hour’s drive with pub and 2 restaurants in Lairg itself (we particularly recommend the Pier, set alongside Loch Shin in central lairg).

Useful Local Links

Super Restaurant in Lairg overlooking the Loch Shin

www.pier-cafe.co.uk

And another in nearby Dornoch – www.sutherland-house.net

The North Highlands

Day Trips for your holiday base in Lairg

Golf, Links Golf and the Open

Bonar Bridge is 5 mins away and world top 10 Royal Dornoch 20 mins drive, as is Brora Golf Club another James Braid links.   Home of the Scottish Open Castle Stewart is nearby Inverness.

Dolphins and other Seaside Wildlife

Moray Firth Bottlenose Dolphins, Whales, Seals and a wide selection of sea life and birds to watch are available across the beaches.  A few miles south Dolphin Cruises set out from Inverness & Avoch)

Highland Beaches

Sutherland has a wealth of coastline styles with miles of virgin sands on the East Coast between Dornoch and Brora.   North and West coasts have secluded rocky coves like this.  Surfing is available on many.

Day Trip to the West Highlands

West Highland’s Locations profit from the gulf stream to provide superb, almost tropical plants in places coupled with a dramatic craggy coastline and spectacular sunsets like this one at Scourie.

Outdoor Pursuits

Lairg provides a great base for all outdoor pursuits from Walking, Fishing, Bike Riding, Horse Riding,Painting, Bird Watching, Wildlife Viewing & Photography! (just a few).

Day Trip to Orkney: website

Picture shows Chapel built by Italian PoWs, but Orkney has several millennium of history with Scara Brae showing a settlement approximately 5,000 years old and the ancient Standing Stones of Stenness.

More Links

Useful information from Scottish National Nature Reserves in English and Gaelic languages about the area to the North and West of Lairg – www.snh.org.uk