Activities & Facilities

 

Enjoy the scenic splendour of the Scottish highlands, whilst on holiday at Tomich Holidays, part of the 1600 acre historical Guisachan Estate. We offer a range of on-site facilities, for the self-catering holiday maker.

 

our heated indoor swimming pool, open mid March to October SWIMMING The heated indoor swimming pool re-opens on March 25th 2017. It measures 11 metres x 3.6 metres.

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playing table tennis in the games room GAMES ROOM Equipped with table tennis, table football, pool table for guests to enjoy at their leisure.

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a golden retriever, first bred at Tomich PETS Well behaved dogs are welcome at Tomich Holidays and will receive a welcome doggy biscuit upon arrival.

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  Pets Welcome Brochure

 

visit scotland walkers welcome scheme logoWALKING Guisachan Farm, Tomich is set amidst the scenic splendour of the Glen Affric NNR, often described as the most beautiful glen in Scotland, and home to one of the few remnants of the ancient Caledonian Pine Forest which once covered much of Scotland. The area is a paradise for walkers.

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Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch NessTOURING Our central location makes Tomich Holidays an ideal base for touring the Northern Highlands. Tomich and the Guisachan Estate are situated about 30 miles S.W. of Inverness and 14 from Loch Ness.

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wi-fi hotpost logo Wi-Fi HOTSPOT Our wi-fi hotpsot is located in the Games Room and provides guest with the chance to catch with family and friends.

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the bike store and bike hire facility at Tomich Holidays BIKE HIRE & DRYING ROOM Our huge bike shed houses our bike hire facility, lockable bike storage and massive walk-in drying room, ideal for walkers and bikers.

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Visit Scotland's Children Welcome Scheme logoCHILDREN WELCOME Safe, friendly and welcoming with massive open spaces for children to run free. Swimming pool, toddler play area, football/cricket/badminton pitch, games room

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Visit Scotland's Mountain Bikers Welcome Scheme LogoMOUNTAIN BIKING There are ample opportunities in the forests around Tomich for exploring on your mountain bike. Bike Hire is available on site, together with an indoor secure bike lockup. There are numerous cross-country/ single track; double track and technical options within Glen Affric. You can also link off road from Tomich to the Great Glen Way and from Tomich to Loch Duich on the west coast via Glen Affric.

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A Red Squirrel to advertise our free Wildlife Box WILDLIFE BOX We offer a free 'wildlife box' to our guests with books, activities, walks, spotters guides, binoculars etc.

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  Day Trips in Easter Ross

  Day Trips around the Great Glen

  Simple pleasures in Inverness

 

SWIMMING

The pool is open until Oct 28th 2017. It measures 11 metres x 3.6 metres. The heated indoor swimming pool at Tomich Holidays, popular with children and adults alike is noted for its warmth and complete security. The swimming pool is open every day during the summer season from 9.00 am to 9.00 pm. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

 

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PETS

Well behaved dogs are welcome at Tomich Holidays and will receive a welcome doggy biscuit upon arrival. We do ask you to provide your own 'doggie' towels and covers and make sure your dogs have a good shake and wipe down before entering the cottages or lodges. We also ask that pets are kept out of the bedrooms or the upstairs of the properties. Tomich Holidays is based on a working farm, so please keep your dogs under control at all times and remember to clean up after your pets. We do charge an additional 20 per week for the extra cleaning required to ensure that the next guests do not even know your pets have been.

 

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GAMES ROOM

Situated above the pool entrance, this converted store room provides a great place for youngsters to relax and for teenagers to unwind. Parents can use the wi-fi hotspot whilst the children challenge themselves to ping pong, football or snooker. Younger children should check out the lovely wildlife posters, takeaway spotting sheets and activity area. There is also a small library and games store.

 

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Wi-Fi

Visitors are invited to use our free wi-fi hotspot found in the games room. We are however located about 4 miles from our local exchange, which makes the connection speeds around 0.5 Mb at best. However it provides you with the chance to keep in touch with the outside world, but may be inadequate for the business traveller.

 

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CHILDREN WELCOME

As members of the Children Welcome scheme, families are guaranteed a warm welcome. Younger children will love the toddler play area with low level assualt course, swings, slides and climbing frame, whilst older siblings can relax in the swimming pool, play pool or table tennis in the games room, catch up with friends on the wi-fi hotspot or play a game of football or cricket on the huge lawn. Baby packs are available to hire, complete with full size cot, stair gate, hi-chair, DVDs, crockery etc. The whole family is guaranteed a holiday to remember as they explore the vast playground of Glen Affric and the surrounding Guisachan Estate.

 

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BIKE HIRE & DRYING ROOM

Locally based Natural High Guiding run our bike hire facility from the Coach House Cafe in the village, offering a range of mountain bikes, trailers, tag alongs. All hires come with helmets, spare inner tubes, repair kits, saddlebags, pumps and route advice. Prices 17.50 per day or 12.50 half day (10am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm) with discounts for longer hires.

 

If you have been out on the hills walking or mountain biking in Glen Affric or beyond, you will want to use the spacious walk-in drying room, complete with shelves, racks, newspaper and hangers to dry your gear out slowly overnight.

 

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WALKING

Forest trails provide the perfect environment for young and old to walk or cycle, and there is an abundance of wildlife to reward the observant visitor. Forest Enterprise have car parks and marked woodland trails in locations round Loch Beinn a' Mheadhoin, Dog Falls, Badger Falls and Plodda Falls are all spectacular and there are walks of varying lengths to suit all abilities. All can be reached on foot from your accommodation walking through the woods or you can take the car to a central location and walk from there.

 

The surrounding mountains in Glen Affric, Glen Cannich and Glen Strathfarrar boast many Munros and Corbetts to challenge the experienced hillwalker, but bear in mind that there may be some restrictions on certain locations during the stalking season.

 

Walks from the farm include gentle strolls through the woods longer climbs up on the Guisachan hills to the monument and hill lochs, or right through to the west coast via Glen Affric and Kintail. These walks can all be undertaken on paths or hill tracks where you will not meet any vehicles and the only people you will see will be other walkers.

 

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MOUNTAIN BIKING

There are ample opportunities in the forests around Tomich for exploring on your mountain bike. Bike Hire is available on site, together with an indoor secure bike lockup. There are numerous cross-country/ single track; double track and technical options within Glen Affric. You can also link off road from Tomich to the Great Glen Way and from Tomich to Loch Duich on the west coast via Glen Affric.

 

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TOURING

Your holiday home is set amidst the scenic splendour of Glen Affric. The nearby glens of Cannich and Strathfarrar are less wooded and far more rugged in their terrain. Here, herds of red deer can frequently be seen, especially in the winter months when they come down from the hills to search for food. Further down Strathglass you come to Aigas where you can visit the Salmon lift in the dam, or play a round of golf on the nine hole golf course. Taking the road over to Glen Urquhart, you can visit the Chambered Cairn at Corrimony and the RSPB owned Corrimony estate, where work is going on to conserve and encourage Black Grouse and Capercaille. Further on in Drumnadrochit on the shores of Loch Ness you can visit the Loch Ness Visitor centre or take a boat trip on the Nessie Hunter. The Drum Farm caters for all visitors with a special emphasis on the younger generation and further round the bay you could also go riding at Borlum Farm or visit Urquhart Castle.

 

Travelling South West from Drumnadrochit you will pass through Fort Augustus where there is a wonderful opportunity to see boats going up and down the flight of locks on the Caledonian canal and you can visit the Canal Heritage centre. 20 Miles further on as you approach Fort William and Ben Nevis there is an opportunity to take a cable car to the top of Aonach Mor, by winter a ski resort and in the summer a centre for mountain biking. From Fort William you can continue to Oban where several ferries leave for Mull and the Western Isles, or you can go North to Glenfinnan and its monument to the Jacobite rising and on to Mallaig. Turning North form Invermoriston you can take the 'Road to the Isles' to Kyle of Lochalsh passing Eilean Donan castle and on to Skye, or you can continue to Plockton and return home via Achnasheen and Garve.

 

In the picturesque village of Beauly, previous winner of 'Scotland In Bloom' competitions you can visit the 'Made in Scotland' Craft Centre, the Priory Herritage Centre and the famous 'Campbell's Tweed House'. Going North East past the Cromarty Firth you will arrive in Tain where you can visit the Glenmorangie Distillery before continuing north to Dunrobin Castle and its spectacular falconry display. Taking the road towards Lairg and Ullapool you will pass the Falls of Shin where Mr. Al Fayad has established his Highland Harrods. From Ullapool you can return to Beauly or continue down the West coast to Loch Ewe and the renowned Inverewe Gardens where the mild climate associated with the Gulf Stream enables palm trees to grow amongst the rhododendrons.

 

Inverness, the Highland Capital offers many attractions depending on your interests. There are museums and art galleries and a tropical floral hall. For shopping there are two linked arcades and the old Victorian market, there is the Scottish kiltmaker visitor centre and James Pringle woollen mills. For recreation there are walks through the Ness Islands and the Aquadome with its flumes and water slides for swimming. From the harbour you can take a boat trip to see the Moray Firth Dolphins or from the Tomnahurich Bridge you can take a cruise on the Jacobite Queen through the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness. For entertainment there are shows at Eden Court Theatre and films at the multi-screen cinema.

 

Travelling beyond Inverness you will come to Ardersier and the imposing battlements of Fort George, still an active army base but maintained by Historic Scotland to give visitors a fascinating insight into military life 200 years ago. Inland from here is the Battlefield of Culloden with its visitor centre where there are frequent displays and re-enactments of battle scenes throughout the summer. Surrounding the famous golfing town of Nairn you can find Cawdor and Brodie which welcome visitors to their castles and gardens. A little further and you will enter the Spey Valley where the beautiful soft water from the Cairngorms has been utilised for centuries to produce uisge beatha (water of life) and you can join the 'whisky trail' visiting as many distilleries as your stamina will allow.

 

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WILDLIFE BOX

This is a great resource for guests wanting to discover more about Tomich's animals, flowers and environment. Inside the wooden chest you will find wildlife spotting cards, suggested walks around the Estate, OS maps, binoculars (10 deposit), our biodiversity report, species ID books, farming year calendar, children's activity sheets and a wildlife spotter's visitor book. If you would like to use this whilst on holiday, simply tick the wildlife box on the online booking form and you will find it in your cottage upon arrival or visit the office once in Tomich. It is issued free of charge on a first come, first served basis.

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