The Ullapool area is a gateway to some of the last unspoilt regions of Britain.
The ferry to Stornoway, on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, sails throughout the year from Ullapool.
During the summer months there are ferry trips to see nesting birds on Handa Island or boat trips to the Summer Isles for sightings of seals and many different kinds of birds and there are various sea-fishing and angling possibilities.
The area is one of outstanding natural beauty and ideal for walking, gentle or strenuous.
Many long and short walks are accessible straight from the house. A short drive away are the Lael Forest Walk, Rhue lighthouse, Corrieshalloch Gorge and the food-for-free mussel beds at the head of Loch Broom, and other endless possibilies.
To the North are the Inverpolly Nature Reserve, Knockan Cliff Geological and Nature Trail, Stac Polly or Cul Mor to climb, and other peaks to admire. Further to the North is the spectacular coast road to Achiltibuie opposite the Summer Isles, salmon fisheries and smoke houses.
Dolphin is well placed for day trips to the fabulous white sand beaches of Achnahaird, Oldshoremore Balnakeil or Sandwood Bay, or to Lochinver fishing port, a gentle walk to Falls of Kirkaig and wonderful views of the Sutherland mountains.
To the south are the magnificent and surprisingly sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe.
There are guide books and maps in the house and a branch of the Scottish Tourist Board in Ullapool.