Cawdor is a charming stone village that seems untouched by time. The local inn is noted for its excellent food. There is a useful village store and an historic stone church. The nearby Cawdor Castle, famous for its connection with Macbeth, has stunning gardens and a fascinating history. The atmospheric battlefields of Culloden, with its new audio visual experience is only 10 minutes drive away and historic Fort George, set out on a promontory with spectacular views of the Moray Firth, is well worth a visit. It is ideally situated for touring the whole of the Highland region. The award winning seaside town of Nairn is 10 minutes’ drive. It has miles of superb sandy beaches and two championship golf courses as well as a good selection of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops. There are a further 15 golf courses within a short drive, including Castle Stuart Golf course, home of the Scottish Open 2012. There are miles of unspoilt coastline to explore in this region. Local facilities include golf, fishing, horse riding, sailing, canoeing, mountain biking, hill walking and climbing. The Moray Firth area is renowned for its population of bottle nosed dolphins and there are a number of boat trips available to view the dolphins, seals and wide variety of bird life close to hand. Loch Ness is also easily accessible and provides a memorable day out. There are two ’monster’ exhibitions, boat trips on the loch and the stunningly beautiful Urquhart Castle situated at the head of Loch Ness. It is also easily accessible for Inverness, the capital of the Highlands. Situated on the banks of the Ness it is an attractive and vibrant city, with an excellent selection of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as a superb multi-million pound theatre complex, multi screen cinema, ice rink and an amazing wild water aqua dome. Little Cottarton provides a charming and accessible base for a superb Highland holiday.