Out & About
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Glendarroch House features a garden to the front and sides, with lawns and mature plum, cherry and pear trees. Your very own little burn with waterfall runs just outside the house, a spectacular sight after rainy days. The 15 acre grounds also contain mature oak, birch and hazel woodland as well as heather moorland. The name Glendarroch means “Glen of the Oaks” in Gaelic, as it contains some of the most northerly oak trees in the country.
For the adventurous, the views of Suilven, Cul Mor, Cul Beag, and Stac Pollaidh from the house should whet the appetite. Closer to home, there are fine walks in any direction from the door of the house, as well as a range of established low level paths in the area.
The house faces the iconic mountain Suilven which can be seen in all its different moods from sunrise to sunset; when not obscured by storm or cloud! A short walk up the hill behind the house and you can enjoy an exceptional 180 degree mountain panorama; undoubtedly one of the finest in Scotland.
As one visitor put it, “It feels remote, but is so convenient!”
Lochinver village is the main community in Assynt and has a wide range of shops and services. It is well known for its award winning eating places, with the Michelin Star Albannach restaurant within walking distance of Glendarroch House. The Inver Lodge Hotel has an Albert Roux restaurant and the Caberfeidh local pub was recently recommended by Conde Nast. Lochinver Larder restaurant by the riverside, famous for its pies, has also won awards.
The outlet of the famous hand painted Highland Stoneware is on the way in to the village from Glendarroch.
The scenery of the Assynt area of the Scottish Highlands is truly outstanding. The underlying rocks, amongst the oldest in the world, were gouged out by the glaciers of the last Ice Age 15,000 years ago, leaving a range of mountains of unique beauty. The rugged coastline contains occasional delightful sandy beaches, pristine white with shell sand. There are hundreds of lochs and lochans, many with native trout to tempt the fisher.