The village of Dornie is a 15 minute scenic walk along the quiet lochside road. It has a village shop, 2 pubs and a cafe/craft shop. A further short walk takes you to the famous Eilean Donan castle where you can take a tour of the castle and then treat yourself to coffee and cake in their cafe.
A 20 minute drive away is Kyle of Lochalsh, where there are more options for shopping and eating, boat trips, and the bridge over to the Isle of Skye.
On Skye, there are the more popular sights of the Fairy Pools, the Quirang, and Neist Point, as well as quieter spots to explore.
Plockton, home of "Hamish Macbeth" and once voted the most beautiful village in Scotland is also a short drive away. Applecross, Torridon and Glenelg are also worth exploring. You will often find craft galleries to buy some souvenirs to take home.
The area is renowed for hill walking with the Kintail, Skye and Torridon mountains ranges all within reach. There are also many easier walks along rivers and lochs.
Loch Long is quite sheltered and great for sea kayaking, paddle boarding and other water sports. You can launch from the bottom of the garden or use the slipway in Dornie.
Otters, Deer and even the elusive pine marten can be seen in the area. Buzzards and Eagles are often seen in the skies while wildfowl and waders can be seen on the loch.