Where we are
Our home is also our office and international visitors especially appreciate the opportunity for tranquility in their often hectic schedules. The house is surrounded by trees hosting red squirrels. Creag Dhu peeks through the trees to the north.
The river Spey lies just to the north of the house and meanders slowly down towards Newtonmore. It is one of the premier fishing rivers in Scotland and is home to abundant wildlife, including a family of otters
Looking west gives superb long views up the Strath to the village of Laggan, Strathmashie Forest and beyond to Creag Meagaidh. The fertile floodplain of the Spey is a sharp contrast to the harsher moorland you encounter travelling over the pass of Drumochter to get here from the south
One of the delights of the Strath is the number of Scots Pines. In contrast to areas where the dark Sitka Spruce is the predominant conifer it is refreshing to live amongst these lovely native trees.
Our garden is rich in birdlife and deer regularly wander through munching the plants, much to Jo’s despair.
To the north, by the river Findhorn we have had the privilege of seeing golden eagles carry out their graceful mating ballet in the sky
“Set amidst peaks and valleys with views
spanning miles of unspoilt Scotland,
our home is also our office.”