The attractive fishing village of Lochinver has shops, a post office, restaurants, pubs and churches, so you can find most of the things you need, right down to an ATM and a filling station. There are magnificent sandy beaches within a few miles, and countless lochs, streams and rivers offer wonderful sport for the fisherman. And why not try the high-quality local restaurants, coffee shops and cafes? From Michelin stars to couthy pubs, Lochinver has become a destination for those who enjoy good food. Tasty takeaways too from An Cala cafe, or home baking from Achins Bookshop.
From Strathcraig you will find a variety of scenic walks and drives offering stupendous views of the indented, island-studded coast against the backdrop of the dramatic peaks of Assynt and Coigach - mountains like Canisp, Quinag, Stac Polly and of course the iconic Suilven. Wildlife is present in plenty, and even if you never leave the area of the house you are quite likely to spot buzzards, the occasional eagle, many seabirds, seals and red deer - in fact, we also have badger, otter and pine marten in the immediate area, although you'll have to be patient (or lucky) to see them.
After a day spent exploring, the sound of the waves breaking on the rocky beach below the house can be very soporific!