On an elevated plot, Leac a Ghradain offers visitors a stunning Scottish Highlands panorama. Immediately surrounding the house is a beautifully landscaped garden, created over several years by the previous owners. A range of plants delight around each corner, while fruit trees and strawberry beds offer seasonal treats for guests. Beyond the cultivated garden, most of the 2.75 acres has been nurtured as a wildlife habitat, with an abundance of heathers, meadow flowers and native trees. The grounds are a haven for native Scottish birds and migratory visitors; more than 50 species have been recorded in recent years.
The garden was designed to be enjoyed from dawn till dusk, with three tables for al fresco dining. Take breakfast by the house; eat lunch looking down over the loch; and enjoy the sunset from the viewing deck, entertained by the adjacent pond life. A rough path winds through the uncultivated areas, although guests should take care over the uneven ground and the rocky areas.
Whatever the time of year, Leac a Ghradain is a place of enchantment.