Anyhow, a couple of guys who were at the Ledgowan Lodge Hotel very kindly got a tractor on the road and dragged the car back onto the road...a huge thank you to Jamie & Jamie from Achnasheen. Now looking at calling themselves Achnasheen Recovery services.
We also learnt that Audi towing eyes are not compatible with VW cars! The back end of our car was hanging over a six foot hole were a burn ran under the road through a culvert. Not handy when you have to empty the dog partition, all the shopping, the boot liner out to get to the towing eye, etc.
Another seven or eight feet further along the rod and the car would have been tipped, rear-end first into the icy water of the burn with the nose pointing skywards! Probably un-driveable afterwards too Very lucky indeed!
Here's a clip of Zoe and Andrew at their horse riding lesson. I've reduced quality to get it on here; apologies in advance.