Not all cafes are created equally – this has stunning views over a Loch to begin with, clean crisp lines and beautifully made locally sourced food. As the year gets colder, there is more than a hint of hyrgge comfort about it, with squashy sofas around a woodburning stove.
If you can tear yourself away from the cafe, there is a huge perfume studio offering a range of natural scents in various forms: soap, bubble bath – all great to buy as one-off gifts which are locally made and beautifully presented.
Activities – you can book a fragrance course with the perfumer – or – in separate studio, book photographic courses (beginning from one hour) to a full day excursion, led by top landscape photographers. (book via The Image Studio).
Perfume Studio, Ewe View Ltd, Mellon Charles, Achnasheen, Ross shire IV22 2JL
It is not so much off the beaten track, as off the unbeaten track – but worth driving to find. I haven’t been paid to tell you all this – but it is a wee gem and I want to see it thrive so that, selfishly, it’s still there for future years, for myself – as well as yourself.