Gask House Holidays

Gask House, Farr, Inverness, IV2 6XG
 enquiries@gaskhouse.co.uk / +44 (0)7973 800917 

Things to do

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!       

News Blog

Catch up with all the latest news and goings-on at Gask House.  

Events Calendar

Check out just some of the events happening in the area. 

Gask Ring Cairn

Gask Ring Cairn

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. 

Local Walks

Tomfat Wood

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. 

Wildlife

Dolphins at Chanonry point

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! 

Local History

Battle of Culloden memorial

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.  

Castles and Lochs

Urquhart Castle and Loch Ness

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.

Beaches & Mountains

Nairn beach

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!

Mountain Biking

Fire track above Strathnairn

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. 

Whisky Trails

Tomatin Whisky from our local distillery

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.   

Fishing

Fish Camp at Loch Bunachton

Scottish Highlands is particularly renowned for its famous salmon rivers and wilderness trout lochs. YouFish Scotland is the closest facility to Gask House that offers guided fly fishing whether you prefer river, sea or loch. 

Golf & Tennis

Nairn GC - 6th Green

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.    

Families

Nairn beach

There' a huge amount going on in the highlands to keep your kids occupied! 
 

Here's a few ideas!   

Dark Skies

Horse Head Nebula

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! 

If you have a few hours ...

Local Strathnairn Loch

Have a spare few hours and are wondering what to do? 

Here are a few ideas ..  

If you have a day ...

Quinag

Want to venture further afield and have a grand day out? 

Here are a few options ... 

Local Produce ... 

Young Highland Coo at Dunlichty

For all foodies out there, we have some superb local businesses supplying the best produce the highlands has to offer, here are some recommendations.   

Local Shopping 

Spud the Piper

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 ....      

Special Occasions 

Spud the Piper

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!     

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