Escape and explore the wide open landscapes of the scenic highlands around Ivy Cottage.
If you seek peace and tranquillity on your Highland break, why not step out the back door and relive the route the famous writer, dramatist and critic, Neil Gunn took for his daily walk.
At the bottom of the croft is a tourist viewpoint and memorial to the Scottish novelist. It is possible to stroll for miles enjoying the wildlife and solitude of the beautiful Scottish countryside.
If you are interested in Geology, or just want to experience a slice of alternative Scottish countryside, visit Corrieshalloch Gorge, a scenic 200 foot canyon with viewpoints and paths to explore and only 45 minutes drive.
The Dingwall / Strathpeffer area has a superb network of footpaths all laid out and signposted interlinking the Heights area of the cottage with Strathpeffer, Contin, Garve Maryburgh and Dingwall through beautiful countryside even leading to Rogie falls where you can watch the salmon leap.
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From the sea to the interconnecting rivers and inland lochs, the highlands are a great place to fish.
If fishing is your vice, then stocked lochs are available within a 15 minute drive from Ivy Cottage with permit fishing for brown trout and salmon available throughout the locality.
If you have a taste for something more challenging, sea fishing trips are also available to charter from both the east and west coast.
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Strathpeffer has some of the best wild mountain biking in Scotland, with regularly maintained trails varying in difficulty.
With the majority of the trails being single-track it gives riders a real feel for the wilderness of the Scottish highlands. There are plenty trails to explore from long ascents to downhill forest tracks so no matter your ability, there’s something for everyone.
The famous Learnie Red Rock Trails are a short drive away, catering for every level of mountain biker.
Strathpeffer is also home to the infamous “Strathpuffer” 24 mountain biking race, renowned as one of the hardest races and which willl test the very best of athletes in this sport.
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The highlands are well known for their excellent choice of golf courses. Play and stay at the holiday cottage.
The ideal break for keen golfers, the challenging Strathpeffer hillside course is a mere 5 minute drive away. The local also area boasts another 10 courses, including Castle Stuart, all within 30 minutes travel by car.
Plenty of choice for golfers of every level. For more information, click one of the links below: