Tigh nan Shian offers a perfectly peaceful and relaxing opportunity to get away from it all. The only sounds you are likely to hear are the birds and the sea. Whales, porpoises and dolphins are often spotted cruising past the headland. Amongst other wildlife, you'll have a good chance of seeing otters, seals, golden eagles and red deer in the area, which is well known for its wildlife.
Fishing, hillwalking, climbing, kayaking, mountain biking and bird watching are all popular pursuits for visitors to the area. Others come simply to relax and enjoy the peace and quite and relaxed pace of life.
Sunset over Stoer
The house itself has panoramic views of the sea, Oldany Island, Handa Island bird sanctuary and the Sutherland mountains. The village of Lochinver is a scenic, 20-minute drive away and has all local amenities including shops, pubs, restaurants, garage, bank, leisure centre and health centre.
The Tourist Information Centre in Lochinver, plus local craft and book shops, offer interesting perspectives on the history of the area, particularly the geology and crofting heritage. Culkein sandy beach is within easy walking distance (about 500 metres) and other fine, safe, white sandy beaches are close by at Achmelvich, Clachtoll and Clashnessie. This area has been described as Europe's last great wilderness - it's a very special place which you'll find yourself coming back to time and time again.
Sightseeing opportunities abound for all the family, many only a short walk or drive from the house. Less than an hour's drive away, the village of Ullapool has a leisure centre, including swimming pool. A variety of boat trips to local attractions (Summer Isles, Handa Island - one of the largest seabird colonies in N W Europe, seal colony, Britain's highest waterfall, gardens) are available from many points along the coast. A daily (except Sunday) ferry service to the Outer Hebrides of Lewis and Harris also leaves Ullapool harbour allowing a day trip, or longer, exploring the historic islands.
From Above Tigh nan Shian