The area is renowned for its exceptional walking and cycling, with miles of quiet lanes, hills, moors and woods to explore direct from the property. Aviemore, just 30 minutes drive away is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast. The Cairngorm mountain range offer something for everyone including mountain biking, skiing, snow-boarding, white water rafting, quad biking and climbing. For the less energetic the Cairngorm Funicular Railway takes visitors up the mountainside to enjoy amazing views from the top. Visit the Cairngorm Reindeer herd, the only freely roaming reindeer in the British Isles or be pulled through the foothills of the mountains by the local husky team. The pretty fishing town of Nairn is just 7 miles away and offers miles of spectacular, award winning beaches, a championship golf course and a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, pubs and small shops. There are 16 other golf courses in the area and for horse riders there is an excellent riding centre 5 minutes away. Fishing is also a popular pastime and there are two trout lochs close by as well as the renowned river Findhorn, famed for its salmon. The pretty Heritage village of Cawdor, just 6 miles away is well worth a a visit, with its beautiful fairy tale castle of "MacBeth" fame. The garden grounds are simply stunning. Wildlife enthusiasts will enjoy encountering the local population of red squirrels, pine martins, roe deer and even the occasional wild cat. There is also an abundant variety of bird life in the area.