Explore the area
While the Farmhouse is isolated it is within easy access of Inverness, the Airport, the Highlands, Moray, Speyside and the Cairngorms National Park.
The house is set in the heart of the Cawdor Estate, on the edge of the Dava Moor and looks out onto an open rugged landscape of heather moor and forest. Over the moor, to the South, lies the valley of the Spey.
In Cawdor village, six miles away, there is a basic shop and a pub, the Cawdor Tavern, that serves food all day. You will need to do your main shopping in Nairn – nine miles away.
There are some excellent places to eat – in Nairn, Forres, Findhorn and Inverness.
There are miles of walks on the Farmhouse doorstep, up onto the moors or into the woods where there is a loch, home to a pair of Ospreys in the summer months. We’ve counted more than 60 species of bird in and around the property.
In the immediate vicinity lies Cawdor Castle and a little farther afield Culloden Battlefield and the ancient stone circles of Clava Cairns. On the coast is the historic garrison of Fort George, below which is a possible place for dolphin spotting.
A short drive takes you to the River Findhorn, the wide water meadows of Drynachan and Daless or the rocky gorges at Dulsie Bridge and Randolph’s Leap. Logie Steading nearby, has a cafe, an art shop, a whisky shop and sells its own shorthorn beef.
There are miles of white sandy beaches along the south bank of the Moray Firth. Nearest at hand is Nairn, just 8 miles away, stretching East to the Culbin Forest with its miles of cycle tracks, and Findhorn with its resident colony of seals.
Further afield, on the other side of Inverness, is the Black Isle and the pretty towns of Fortrose and Cromarty, with some seriously good restaurants. Between them lies Chanonry Point which is a popular dolphin watching spot
South over the moors is the valley of the magnificent River Spey. There are tours to be had at some of the many distilleries on or near the river as well as the dignified town of Grantown-on-Spey, and the buzzy outdoor sports centre of Aviemore.