This location is first encountered in the mission "The Veteran", where the player meets Hamish for the second time. The two greet each other before leaving the cottage to fish.
It is encountered a second time in the second part of the mission. Hamish invites the player into his home and the two proceed to sit down and chat for several hours. The two then venture to kill a wolf in the area around the cottage.
It is last encountered in the final part of the mission strand. Hamish and the player spot a colossal boar outside, and the two set out to hunt it. After hearing a cry for help, the player finds Hamish having been mortally wounded by the boar, before the two say goodbye to each other as Hamish requests the player take his horse, Buell. The player must then kill the large boar alone.
- Curiously, when entering the homestead, the decorations Hamish made out of the various creatures hunted throughout his mission strand will be present even before completing the respective missions.