Extending to some 5,855 acres (2,369 Ha.) this estate offers a wide array of differing habitat ranging from spectacular coastal dunes, pastureland, semi-ancient natural woodland and heather clad hill.
A wonderfully diverse estate offering mixed sport.
With spectacular views down the valley the Lodge has 5 bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people. It has been significantly renovated by the current owners and is a house of great character and comfort, but is easily managed.
In addition to the main Lodge there is a two bedroom cottage currently occupied by the housekeeper.
There is a selection of traditional outbuildings and a modern shed/deer larder complete with solar PV panels. Bringing in an income of circa £1,800/annum.
The surrounding area is known for its rugged scenery, dramatic coastlines and, of course, sporting and leisure facilities. There are numerous highly regarded salmon.
Rising to about 250m the stalking is highly enjoyable, without placing undue demands upon physical fitness or the requirement for machinery for carcass extraction. The topography is such that the higher hill has ‘broken ground’ which adds to the enjoyment as well as the ability to hold deer.
There is currently a small stock of grouse on the hill which owners have chosen not to shoot in order to preserve stocks. in the 1990’s the Estate was producing in excess of 10 brace per annum and, if modern methods were adopted, numbers would potentially improve to allow a small shootable surplus.
Woodcock and Rough Shooting
The lower slopes along the valley contain a lot of birch trees and bracken scrub which regularly provide exciting woodcock shooting at certain times of the year. The Estate has gained a good reputation for its woodcock shooting with the owners selling a very limited number of days which provide a six year average of 43 woodcock per season. There are several ponds that can be fed for duck flighting
and wildfowling opportunities on the estuary.
There are in all 13 lochs, of varying sizes, seven of which are named and some of which offer some good wild brown trout fishing. The estate has a “Pioneer” boat which is located on one of the lochs.
There is no salmon fishing as such included in the sale because they are owned by the local angling club. However, the club does allow a limited number of day permits, in addition to season permits, which are restricted to one per local household. The owners have exercised their option to obtain a season permit and, with limited fishing, have caught a six year average of 10 salmon and 5 sea-trout. The angling club catch return for 2011 was 139 Salmon and grilse.