Perfect Location for Loch Maree & Wester Ross Retreats
The Old Mill is situated in Talladale, by magnificent island-dotted Loch Maree within the National Scenic Area of Wester Ross. This tiny hamlet was named by Norseman, in who language ‘tala’ meant ‘hall’ and ‘dal’ meant ‘flat field’. With only six permanent residents this is one of the smallest communities in the British Isles and makes it ideal for Loch Maree and Wester Ross retreats for Scottish Highlands hotel accommodation.
As one of the leading Wester Ross retreats and hotels in the Scottish Highlands, we are ideally situated as a base for touring Wester Ross, the Highlands and Skye. Explore scenic villages, sea views, empty beaches and mountain wilderness. If you are just looking for a retreat and don’t want to venture far, then access to forest tracks and hill/mountain walks is nearby. The Visitor Centre of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve is a good starting point.
An abundance of wildlife may be seen such as red and roe deer, otters, pine martins and the occasional wildcat. Birdwatchers may be able to spot golden eagles, sea eagles, barn owls, buzzards, peregrine falcons, golden plover, greenshank, and the rare black throated diver.
Gairloch (9 miles north-west of Talladale) has shops, restaurants, pubs, a heritage museum, a 9 hole golf course and a clean sandy beach. Pony trekking and boat trips are available nearby. Drive a little further north wards and you will come to the glorious Inverewe Gardens. This coastal road overlooking Loch Ewe and Gruinard Bay is a Photographer’s delight.
A day trip southwards from Kinlochewe could take you to the Torridon Mountains, and the remote Applecross peninsula, the palm tree lined village of Plockton or on to the Isle of Skye.