The big news around the farm right now this winter season is the owners Sarah and Gavin have just got married – it has been a busy 2018!
But nothing stops here and there’s plenty to discover about the agricultural workings and fascinating surroundings of Inverbrora Farm. We’re very happy to share details – just ask during your stay.
Our team currently consists of just the two of us, looking after both the B&B and the farm.
To ensure safety at all times, we ask that guests do not enter any fields containing livestock and do not enter any farm buildings or sheds, or attempt to open any closed gates. If you are unsure of anything, please just get in touch. We’re always happy to help!
Inverbrora Farm facts
- Our working livestock farm is home to over 130 dairy cows – and a Hereford bull
- We also have around 250 sheep
- Our farmland extends to around 240 acres – from the edge of the River Brora, across the A9/NC500, to the coast – including a stunning Jurassic beach
- Our land also incorporates Inverbrora SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest)
Inverbrora SSSI encompasses three parts, two of which are on the banks of the River Brora at the back of the farm. The third is on the shore near the outflow of the River Brora, across the A9. The site features nationally important stretches of Jurassic rock, dating back to between 156-168 million years ago. The rocks you’ll see there today span three geological time periods, equivalent to 30 million years. The Inverbrora SSSI is also recognised for its many fossilised plant remains.
Another part of Inverbrora SSSI – at the mouth of the River Brora – includes the Moray Firth Special Area of Conservation (SAC). The area is made up of subtidal sandbanks, which are home to bottlenose dolphins, among other species.
The village is just over a mile along the A9 from the farm entrance. Brora has everything you might need during your trip – including fuel, shops, tourism sites and a fabulous sandy beach.
Great dining options include the Royal Marine Hotel restaurant, the Sutherland Inn, the Red Dragon Chinese take-away, and a truly superb Indian restaurant called Sid’s Spice. The Co-op supermarket is well-stocked and supports a large catchment area along the North East Coast. There are a number of smaller sit-in food options including a lovely brand new cafe – specialising in chocolate – called Cocoa Skye. For a more comprehensive list of foodie options and location map, see the Brora visitor website food page.
After you’ve had your fill, Brora’s beautiful harbour makes for the perfect evening stroll, with working fishing boats featuring alongside the original old village. Brora Golf Course & Clubhouse looks out onto miles of soft golden sand, which frame some stunning coastal views. The area is home to a wide range of birds and wildlife.