There is access to coastal walking directly from the cottage. The surrounding farmland is organic and includes rare coastal heath which supports the Scottish Primrose. Sea birds and mammals are abundant in the area, with orcas, minke and humpback whales being seen off the coast. The Flow Country with the RSPB Reserve at Forsinard is within easy reach. Noss Head peninsula is on the migratory route of many birds and a Sea Eagle has been seen flying over the cottage.
There are some beautiful, unspoilt beaches and small bays. Search for Sandigoe Bay near the castles and have a bit of a clamber down the cliff path to peace, and some puffins if you are there at the right time of year.
The archaeology of Caithness is one of its hidden gems: Castles Sinclair Girnigoe on the doorstep, Camster Cairns, Loch of Yarrows, Standing Stones at Achavanich, to name a few. The Orkney Islands, with a plethora of ancient sites, are a short distance by car or foot ferry across the Pentland Firth and easily accessible from several locations.