BEST KEPT SECRET’
“You will never know what ‘stress relief’ is, until you have been to Altnaharrie Inn”
Western Highlands of Scotland offer one of the most spectacular and beautiful
locations in the whole of Europe. Ullapool situated on the north west coast
of this magical land is unique, with the Gulf Stream providing a particularly
mild climate not normally associated with the mountainous coastal country
Steeped in history, Altnaharrie Inn nestles in a sheltered bay on the south shore of Loch Broom. Isolated from the stress and strain of daily life, this tranquil haven has a magical charm and as many a visitor has observed, “is the most relaxing and idyllic place they have ever seen".
Until recent years Altnaharrie Inn was only accessible by passenger ferry from Ullapool, which, as for the past 250 years, still sails three times a day carrying travelers back and forth from the south of Loch Broom to Ullapool. Now an important part of the famous Fort William to Cape Wrath Trail, which has become a ‘must’ for walkers and hikers from all over the world.
The self catering accommodation at Altnaharrie Inn offers quality, privacy and is secluded but at the same time visitors have the chance to meet fellow seekers of “the better life” if they wish. From the Gate House Cottage there is easy access to the beach, the surrounding countryside, hill walking and is only a five-minute ferry ride from the renowned fishing port of Ullapool which has daily ferry (car and passenger) sailing’s to Stornaway.
Ullapool enjoys a interesting night’s entertainment, with live music most nights at one of the towns welcoming pubs and cafes. Further afield, the spectacular countryside of Wester Ross finds the visitor within a world of mountains, glens, lochs and rivers. Nature lovers and country sportsmen are spoilt for choice, with activities such as sailing, fishing, hill walking, mountain climbing, cycling and of course ‘just letting go and becoming immersed in the peace and tranquility’.
Broom region yields sightings of numerous and exciting examples of flora
and fauna such as birds of prey, sea otters, seals, the occasional dolphin
or porpoise, deer, pine martens and if you are particularly observant
eagles may be seen soaring whilst hunting amongst the mountains and glens.
If you have some time to spare why not take the Altnaharrie tour click here to view. Requires Macromedia Fash.