Little gem in the highlands
We visited for New Year week, It was dark when we arrived, so we didn't see the outside of the proprty until the next day, but on entering there was just the fairly lights on - strung in the kitchen and living room and it was magical. its very cosy inside, we really loved the kitchen and there was plenty of wood for the fire. There are lots of walks straight from the door, we visited the old Guisachan ruin and Guisachan falls (a hidden gem of a waterfall, follow the path next to the river, side on from the ruin, until you come to a sty, then just follow the path but go steady as its narrow and muddy) There's also Plodda falls, which you can look over from above, if your feeling brave! At the back of the house, you can climb up to the forest track that takes you right into the Glen Affric reserve, Its quite steep getting up - you zig zag most of the way up and there are some helpful blue markings to guide you. It's a bit unnerving initially, best not to look down! - but it only takes about 12 minutes to get to the top. From there we went right and were at Coire Loch in less than an hour. You can also go on to Dog falls & other walks. We also drove around to Glen Affric, there's lots of parking (free in winter) and did some of the other walks and view points, seen a large herd of deer near the River Affric . I left my trail camera out around the house but didn't get any wildlife sightings, so I left it in the woods above and got some good sightings of a fox and red squirrels. We also had a drive to Loch Mullardoch (near Cannich) its a very rough track, but we saw lots of deer there. We booked a grocery delivery for when we arrived (Asda deliver) so we had everthing we needed, but theres a good shop at Cannich if you need to top-up. Finally, have to mention the dark skies around this property, we had some really clear nights and the stars were amazing. We had a lovely relaxing holiday, would highly recommend the Croft and hope to visit again in the summer time.