Other places to stay in and around Tain
House is a listed country home situated in the North East Highlands
We offer luxurious B&B, also, exclusive self-catering accommodation
set in a commanding position overlooking the Cromarty Firth and Ben Wyvis.
Pitcalzean House, a listed country home is situated in the North East
Highlands of Scotland.
A peaceful haven it offers its visitors the perfect environment to enjoy
a relaxing holiday or short break in the Scottish Highlands.
Pitcalzean House Accommodation
We offer luxurious exclusive self-catering accommodation set in a commanding
position overlooking the Cromarty Firth and Ben Wyvis, it stands in its
own established grounds of 33 acres of gardens and mature woodland.
Book-lined drawing room with log fire
Dining room with seating for 28
Conference/recreation room with two large sofas, a dining table seating
8, with a piano
Cloakroom with toilet and hand basin
Magnus Suite comprising:
Bathroom with balcony
Separate toilet and hand basin
Twin bedroom (Hutton) with en suite bath and separate shower
Twin bedroom (Statpipe)
Twin bedroom (Argyll)
Twin bedroom (Tartan)
Double bedroom (West Sole) with en suite shower room
Twin bedroom (Eider) with en suite shower room
Family bedroom (Forties) comprising one double bed and one single bed
with en suite shower room
Twin bedroom (Fulmar)
Dormitory-style bedroom with 5 single beds and 1 double bed (suitable
Pitcalzean House Facilities
Indoor Drying Facility
Garden For Residents Use
Central Heating Throughout Property
Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove
No Pets Allowed
Cot Available, Charge Applies
No Smoking Permitted
An excellent, and often breezy, coastal walk with good opportunities to
spot sea birds, seals and many different shells.
From the Point there are good views up the Dornoch Firth to the mountains
Littleferry and Loch Fleet
This walk explores the eastern part of the Loch Fleet National Nature
It has fine views, a spacious sandy beach, Scots pine woodland and great
opportunities for bird-watching.
Badvoon Forest circuit, near Ardgay
This lonely circuit to the south of Ardgay heads through both forestry
and across boggy heather.
The walk is well off the beaten track and offers views over the Dornoch
Gunns Wood, Lairg
A short walk through natural woodland and plantation, with some limited
views over Loch Shin. Can easily be walked from the centre of Lairg.
This circuit makes a very varied exploration of the environs of Helmsdale,
taking in the harbour, a short coastal walk, a climb across the hillside
overlooking the village, and finally a riverside stroll.
Falls of Shin
The Falls of Shin is one of the best known sights in the area.
Although not particularly high the falls have great power, and salmon
can often be seen attempting to pass up the falls in the summer.
This walk combines a visit to the falls with two short waymarked loops
to make a short walk.
Loch Fleet and Balblair Wood
A beautiful exploration of Loch Fleet National Nature Reserve, a haven
for birds, deer and pine martens.
This circular walk takes in the shoreline which has good mountain views
and the scots pine and mixed woodland.
Running from 19th May 2011 to the end of September including Sundays,
the service operates from 8:00 am to 6:15 pm, and until 7:15 pm in July
and August, Monday to Saturday, and from 9:00 am on Sundays.
The ferry leaves Cromarty on the hour and half-hour, and leaves Nigg at
quarter to and quarter past the hour.
The Cromarty Ferry is part of the National and North Sea Cycle Routes
and the Pictish Trail which links sites of archaeological interest dating
back to before the ninth century A.D.
Getting There by Car
Follow the A9 north from Inverness, cross the Cromarty Firth Bridge, at
roundabout follow A9 sign for Wick and Thurso.
Continue along A9 to Nigg roundabout (with sign for 2-car ferry) turn
right, follow road until sign for Pitcalnie/Balintore/Shandwick/Hilton,
turn left, follow road and take first main road right after the graveyard
signed Nigg Village.
Continue along road (narrow in places) past Nigg Village Hall.
Follow road until it is about to turn sharp right.
At this point there is a private entrance directly ahead with 2 stone
pillars and a sign Cromarty Petroleum Private Road, drive through this
entrance and continue along until road turns left, at this corner you
will see a white fence, the entrance driveway is directly in front of
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