Using your cottage as a base, there are a wealth of exciting activities and places to discover on your doorstep. We've listed a selection below, but there is so much more. We would be delighted to help you plan an itinerary for your holiday.
Of course, you always have the option of lighting the wood burner and settling down on the sofa with a good book!
While you're staying with us, take a wander through the fields to the Gask Ring Cairn, a National Scheduled Monument of Scotland. Step back in time 4000 years. There are often livestock in the field so all dogs must be kept on a lead.
There are many different types of walks for all levels of fitness and abilities. Some routes can be done from the cottages and others require a car to access the start.
For a full list of all the different walks that we have tried and can recommend, please click below.
There is an abundance of native wildlife throughout the highlands.
The Moray Firth Dolphins are an important part of many tourists’ highland holiday, don't miss them!
The history of Strathnairn and the surrounding area stretches back thousands of years.
Explore Neolithic sites such as Clava Cairns, or more recent historic places such as Culloden battlefield or Fort George.
One of the best things about the north of Scotland is that no matter where you find yourself, a castle or Loch is never far away. As integral to the Scottish landscape as its lofty mountains, the country’s castles and lochs rank amongst the most iconic in the world.
The North of Scotland is home to some of the most awesome beaches and mountains in the British Isles. We don't have nearly enough space to list them all, but here are a few ideas.
And, believe it or not, the summer weather can be good enough for swimsuits, shorts and buckets & spades!
There are numerous mountain bike routes possible from Gask, to suit most tastes and fitness levels. These are mainly on forest and landrover tracks, with a few quiet single-track and B-roads thrown in. We'd recommend at least a hardtail MTB, although some routes would be suitable for hybrids.
For Whisky lovers, there are many highland distilleries to explore and sample the odd dram!
Our local distillery, Tomatin, welcomes visitors and lies 13km to the south east of Gask House, via a picturesque back-road from Farr, or via the A9.
Scottish Highlands is particularly renowned for its famous salmon rivers and wilderness trout lochs. Whether you’re rod fishing, deep sea fishing or fishing on a loch, you’ll find a range of species of all sizes.
Scotland is the home of Golf, and the highlands is home to three of the best links courses in the country.
Inverness has impressive tennis facilities if you fancy a game, and we can recommend a coach.
There' a huge amount going on in the highlands to keep your kids occupied!
Here's a few ideas!
The Highlands of Scotland host some of the darkest skies in Europe. We have teamed up with local astronomer Stephen Mackintosh to offer professional guiding during the longer nights between September and March. You could see star clusters, sunsets and even the aurora!
For all foodies out there, we have some superb local businesses supplying the best produce the highlands has to offer, here are some recommendations.
Hunting for a special gift, or something more specialised for your holiday?
Here's our selection of the best places to go, whatever your needs ....
Are you planning a special celebration during your stay with us?
Here are a few suggestions, but please contact us directly and make it an occasion to remember!