The unique riverside location of ‘Hazelbrae’ together with the fact that there is a
lot of native deciduous woodland in the vicinity ensures that a variety of Scottish
wildlife is quite literally on the doorstep. 

It is possible for visitors to see pine-marten, otter, stoat and weasel, while kestrels,
buzzards, grey herons, cormorants, oyster-catchers, and a kingfisher are frequent

Among the plethora of smaller birds that visit the bird feeders can be seen
great-spotted woodpeckers, several varieties of tits, chaffinches, bullfinches,
greenfinches and the more common species of garden birds.

For visitors who enjoy walking there are many picturesque routes in the area. 
Whether your preference is for quiet woodlands, waterfalls or mountains, walks
ranging from easy to challenging are all available within the area. Access to a
number of Munros is available within thirty to forty-five minutes drive from 'Hazelbrae'.
The pretty fishing and ferry port of Ullapool with its shops and cafes is a scenic
forty-five minutes drive away. For guests who prefer beautiful sandy beaches,
a leisurely hour and fifteen minutes drive through Kinlochewe past the spectacular
mountains of Torridon and along the bank of picturesque Loch Maree will take you
to the highland village of Gairloch. With its small harbour, shops and cafes.

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