There is a good selection of shops, hotels, restaurants and other amenities in Wester Ross easily accessible from Cove. This page gives just a brief taste.
Most people at some stage will head towards Gairloch, which has an excellent range of amenities including a variety of shops, butchers, small supermarkets, garage, bank, hotels and restaurants. There is a 9-hole golf course and a sports/leisure complex.
Adjacent to the famous Inverewe Gardens, Poolewe has a number of shops, including a general store, post office, and an excellent coffee shop. It also has a small public swimming pool and a number of hotel/restaurants.
The next village down the road from Cove. Unfortunately over the past few years the ‘convenience store’ and Post Office have closed.
Inverness is approximately 2 hours drive away. It is the ‘capital’ of the Highlands and offers extensive shopping, recreational and leisure facilities.
About 90 minutes drive away to the north is Ullapool, the well-known fishing port and ferry terminal with regular crossings to the Outer Hebrides.