The cottage is a great base for exploring the
This is the view from the mast - a shortish walk from Achue.
Close at hand, there are walks through woodland, along the shore at Dornoch or over the hills. There are opportunities for salmon, trout or sea fishing. Golf is available at Royal Dornoch (20 minutes away) or at any of the other 21 course in the area: the delightful 9 hole Bonar course is only 2 miles away. There are several mountain biking courses in the area and lots of quiet country roads to suit cyclists of all ages and experience.
Or you could visit
Wildlife abounds: from red deer on the hills and roe deer in the woods to ospreys and hen harriers, otters, red squirrels, pine martens, salmon leaping at the
The Glenmorangie distillery is half an hour away and has a well stocked shop. Clyneleish, Balblair, Glen Ord and Old Poultney distilleries are also not too far away.
Or you could just relax in Achue, read, have a drink, unwind and enjoy the fresh air, views and passing wildlife from the sun lounge. One visitor joked that he couldn’t sleep “because of the quiet”: other guests bring their telescope and enjoy the stars unaffected by any other lights.
If all that sounds too energetic, then there are good restaurants in the area serving local produce in comfortable friendly surroundings or visit local craft shops or museums.
Useful Websites -
http://www.heartofsutherland.co.uk for lots of info about local attractions and businesses
www.kyleofsutherland.co.uk for local events, attractions and things to do