The garden at Ruighe is large and safe with views of the surrounding hills. Being in a sheltered valley it is a bit of a suntrap and with a large patio area is a pleasant place to sit in the evening, maybe even dining alfresco if the midges allow. It's also perfect for a spot for star gazing.
The garden itself is frequently visited by a wide range of birds including Coal Tits, Great Tits, Siskins, Chaffinches, Green Finches and Yellowhammers. Two or three Buzzards can often be seen overhead. We are often visited by a badger who is particularly partial to peanut butter and have seen a pine marten in the garden on two occasions. More recently a guest surveyed the local moth population and recorded over 100 different species.
Most days Red deer can be seen on the edge of the woods, though being very timid are easily disturbed.