|Whilst the estate
is situated in a beautiful isolated location, the unique fishing village
of Ullapool is only a 10 minute drive away offering many other activities
and ensuring that every member of the family is catered for.
The pier is the focal point of interest where the traditional fishing boats
unload their catches of prawns, lobsters and scallops and where the
ferry plies its trade to and from the Outer Isles.
The excellent Leisure centre in the village offers two excellent outdoor
tennis courts, indoor short tennis, badminton, a climbing wall and
a fully equipped fitness room as well as a sauna. The recently built
full size indoor heated swimming pool is an added attraction on wet
days and for the younger members of the family.
Ullapool has its own 9 hole golf course on the shores of Loch Broom, a
challenging course full of character. Gairloch, Durness, Strathpeffer & Royal
Dornoch courses are also within easy reach for a days outing for the
The golden sands of Achnahaird, Gruinard and Achmelvich offer a wonderful
Just three miles north of the village is Ardmair where it is possible to
hire canoes and small boats for sea fishing. From Ullapool, local boats
take trips out to the Summer Isles where you can see seals, porpoises
and a variety of sea birds.
Enjoy a walk around our local Leckmelm Gardens and if that whets your appetite,
then the scenic coastal route via Dundonnell to the famous Inverewe
Gardens is a must. The other unique garden in the area is the Hydroponicum
at Achiltibuie where tropical fruit and plants are grown using an organic
water based system.
The quiet single track road to Achiltibuie winds past Loch Lurgain and
Stac Pollaidh. Climb the path to the summit to experience magnificent
views out towards the islands.
The village has everyhting you require with a local bakery/wine shop, butcher/fishmonger,
chemist, newsagent, a number of small grocery shops as well as a large
supermarket. There are also many upmarket gift, sporting, clothing
and woollen shops for the inevitable presents, a highland stoneware
pottery and nearby a well known artists studio.
Ullapool has a large variety of excellent restaurants offering locally
caught seafood as well as highland venison.
During the summer there is a range of evening entertainment, details of
which can be found in the local newspaper.
Ullapool has its own Junior Pipe Band which plays close to the pier once
a week during the Summer Season. The band is often invited to play
at the numerous Highland Gatherings in the area, which attract a large
number of visitors.