Betula Chalet offers the ideal base to explore the spectacular North-East of Scotland. Only a few miles north is Nairn beach, a superb sandy beach with beautiful views across the Moray Firth to the Black Isle. This coastline is home to a resident school of dolphins. There is also a great range of coastal walks in either direction with a nature reserve at 'Kingsteps' in the east and a viewpoint to the west.
It is a short drive south to explore the Cairngorms National Park a truly a thrilling land of adventure and discovery and by far the biggest National Park in the UK. It boasts natural gems such as mountains and gorges, forests and rivers, and within the park you will wonder in the delight of ancient highland communities and whisky distilleries.
You are only 20 miles from the historic city of Inverness where the River Ness meets the Moray Firth. The largest city and the cultural capital of the Scottish Highlands. Its Old Town features 19th-century Inverness Cathedral, the mostly 18th-century Old High Church and an indoor Victorian Market selling food, clothing and crafts. Not to forget is the Inverness Castle you can explore, overlooking the city and river. The contemporary Inverness Museum and Art Gallery traces local and Highland history.
You get the best of both worlds: coast and country and if you want, city!
The nearest town is Nairn, a seaside resort since Victorian times. It not only offers local amenities but also the annual Nairn Book & Arts festival (September) and one of the biggest Highland Games (July) in the north of Scotland.
Nairn beach is beautiful and worth to see any season.
Inverness Airport is 15 miles away and offers connections via London and Amsterdam
Nairn has a train station that takes you to Inverness in only 15 minutes
Nairn offers a GP and a minor injury unit while Inverness has a regional hospital
Nairn has 2 pharmacies (Boots and Lloyds)
Nairn Post Office on the High Street
a huge Sainsbury's and several smaller shops in Nairn
Sainsbury's petrol station in Nairn
several cafes, bars and restaurants in Nairn
How to get here
Inverness Airport (https://www.invernessairport.co.uk/) is only 30 minutes drive and offers direct flights to London (BA, EasyJet), Amsterdam (KLM) and others.
From Inverness Airport you can discover the Scottish Islands like the Outer Hebrides, Orkney or Shetland using Logan Air.
Also Aberdeen, Glasgow and Edinburgh airport are in feasible driving distance.
Nairn has the nearest train station, 15 min from Inverness which is well connected to Glasgow and Edinburgh and even all the way to London.
As the Chalet it rural, public transport will only get you as far as Nairn. However there are good taxi services.