12 acres of private garden
The self catering accommodation is set in an idyllic private 12-acre garden, which has two beautiful lochs stocked with rainbow trout.
The surrounding area is primarily woodland and countryside, a few miles from the glorious beaches of the Moray Firth, which is renowned for its colony of seals and dolphins.
The Moray area enjoys a particularly favourable climate as it benefits from the warmth of the Gulf Stream. Findhorn Bay is a popular sailing location, and offers water sports activities and is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.
Willowbarn is just a few miles from the historical Royal burgh of Forres, where you can enjoy its famous Grant Park with its award winning floral displays.
Forres is rich in local amenities, with a mix of traditional and modern shopping, and wonderful restaurants to meet all types of dining experience.
A few miles further to the south, is the stunning Cairngorm National Park which boasts winter and summer activities for all the family.
Outdoor activities and sports
From skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, climbing, salmon fishing on River Findhorn, or simply enjoying the hundreds of beautiful walks through this spectacular area of Scotland, this makes Willowbarn a wonderful year-round destination and an ideal touring base.
A 10-minute drive south from Willowbarn will take you to spectacular world-class whitewater rafting on the river Findhorn. We have a good selection of road and mountain bikes which are free to use during your stay.
Golfing and fishing
Willowbarn self catering is ideally located for fishing enthusiasts for fishing on the river Findhorn or the Spey. For golfers it has a numerous range of golf courses in the nearby area including two championship golf courses in Nairn, The Nairn golf course and Nairn Dunbar. The nearby Forres golf course in its recent history has been honoured to host events such as the Scottish Professional Championship, the Northern Open, and the Scottish Young Professionals Championships – a testimony to it’s quality.
This historical area is surrounded by beautiful castles and whisky distilleries that will intrigue any visitor.
The spectacular winding roads are a joy for motorcycle enthusiasts and Willowbarn offers secure parking for motorbikes.