The Overscaig House Hotel is an ideal base to explore all the attractions of the Northern Highlands. With 8 modern en suite bedrooms, all with tea and coffee trays, telephone, TV and DVD players, most with loch views. The hotel has both a bar and a restaurant as well as a cosy residents lounge.
For those interested in hill walking, the four most northerly Munros and many spectacular hill walks, including one which takes you to the UK's highest waterfall, Eas a'Chual Aluinn, all are less than an hour away. In addition there are may easier walks along forestry tracks or along the coast that takes in the wonderful scenery of Caithness and Sutherland. All allow you to experience the "spiritual" nature of isolation that this region offers those who make the journey.
The Overscaig is also an excellent location for bird watching, with bullfinches, siskin, hen harrier, osprey and many others seen from the loch view dining room. Golden eagles can be seen in the hills to the west and the boat trip to Handa Island lets you observe spectacular colonies of guillemots, puffins, fulmars, shags, razorbills, skuas (both arctic and great), kittiwakes, gulls and terns.
Sutherland is renowned for its excellent wild brown trout and salmon fishing. The hotel offers fishing and boats on Lochs Shin, Ghriama and Merkland where a bountiful catch can await those who try. The area also benefits from a myriad of other lochs and rivers where salmon and sea trout fishing can also be arranged.
A vast region of the North West Highlands has recently been designated a UNESCO GeoPark because of its unique geological significance. This 2000 square km area takes in some of the finest mountain and coastal landscapes in Britain and contains a wealth of classic geological locations. There are also a significant number of historical and archeological sites, including scheduled monuments and listed buildings.
The hotel also offers an excellent location and is easily accessible for motorists and cyclists wishing to access the North Coast 500 (NC 500) route.
The Overscaig offers a unique experience of peace and tranquility on the banks of Loch Shin, with a warm Highland welcome at the heart of the spectacular and picturesque region that is the Northern Highlands.