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Kinlochdamph Estate

Torridon

Kinlochdamph Estate

Torridon

Kinlochdamph Estate

Torridon

Kinlochdamph Estate

Torridon, IV54 8UY
Sporting Estates Sporting Estates
Bedrooms: 4
Offers Over £3.25M

Overview

Set within some of the most spectacular landscape in the Highlands Kinlochdamph enjoys dramatic, panoramic views and fantastic mixed sport. Extending to 4,085 acres (1,653 Ha) the majestic peaks of the surrounding mountains offer exciting stalking and the hill lochs and rough ground provide great additional sporting opportunities. The four-bedroom lodge has recently been refurbished and is beautifully positioned to enjoy the views across the river to Loch Damph, and the mountains beyond.

Property Details

Kinlochdamph Estate lies 10 miles South of the village Torridon which sits within some of the most spectacular landscape in the Highlands. Set in an idyllic position overlooking Loch Damph, Kinlochdamph enjoys panoramic views of the dramatic scenery which forms part of the estate. Extending to 4,085 acres (1,653 Ha) the majestic peaks of the surrounding mountains offer exciting and challenging sport. In addition to some fantastic red deer stalking the Estate offers trout fishing on one of the many hill lochs, rough shooting and the chance of a grouse. The four-bedroom lodge has recently been refurbished and is beautifully positioned to enjoy the views across the river to Loch Damph, and the mountains beyond.

Situation

The Estate lies 5 miles due south of the picturesque fishing village of Shieldaig. Sitting in an idyllic location with stunning views of the natural harbour Shieldaig is famed for its pretty seafront setting, small harbour island and its abundant wildlife. With a bistro restaurant, café, post office, village shop and a popular hotel pub it is well serviced for amenities considering its size.

10 miles south of Kinlochdamph is the village of Lochcarron which can cater for most day to day needs. It offers a well-stocked general store, post office, fuel station and cafes. There is a railway station at Strathcarron on the line between Inverness and Kyle of Lochalsh and Inverness can be reached by car within 1 hour and 30 mins. Inverness is the capital of the Highlands and boasts a wide selection of shops, bars, restaurants and also has an international airport.

Renowned for its dramatic scenery, the Torridon area is a largely untouched wilderness. The sparsely populated coastline is made up of a string of small fishing villages and is unspoilt by excessive development. The imposing peaks that surround the villages form a stunning backdrop and offer a wealth of recreational opportunities for the avid walker, climber, artist or naturalist.

Take a trip to Ullapool to visit The Corrieshalloch Gorge, a 60 meter deep gorge, or Poolewe and the sub-tropical gardens at Inverewe. Alternatively, why not take a day trip to Applecross and enjoy a lunch at the famous Applecross Inn, highly acclaimed for its fresh seafood and warm hospitality. Applecross is home to a number of outdoor pursuits and offers kayaking, canyoning, sea-fishing and sea safaris. Alternatively, one could spend the day exploring the local scenery followed by a cup of tea at the Flower Tunnel or the Potting shed café.

Further afield lies the Isle of Skye, the largest and most northerly island in the Inner Hebrides. The island is noted for its spectacular scenery, vibrant culture and heritage and its abundant wildlife. Take a boat trip from Elgol to see the seals, porpoises, dolphins and whales, visit he Talisker whisky distillery and the Fairy Pools or simply marvel at the Cullin mountains. Whilst on Skye do not miss the opportunity to visit Kinloch House restaurant or hop on the Kylerhea ferry to Glenelg.

Lodge

Kinlochdamph Lodge was built in 1875 by Lord Lovelace, the once owner of Lochcarron Estate. It was built as a weekend refuge from the larger Torridon House. The Lodge was strategically positioned at the junction of four old droving routes at the southern shoreline of Loch Damph. Almost one hundred and fifty years on, the Lodge still stands in this tranquil spot and has retained a lot of its original character. With panelled walls, open fire places and original built-in book shelves. The property has recently undergone a full renovation and has been modernised to offer comfortable accommodation for ten adults across four bedrooms. In addition to four bedrooms there are three bathrooms and one further one shower room, a spacious kitchen and a conservatory dinning room. There is a recent extension housing the games room, garage, deer larder, drying room and the shower room.

Land

Kinlochdamph Estate lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with dramatic rugged peaks, rocky mountain passes and extraordinary rock formations. The ground rises steadily from 250 feet above sea level to almost 2,300 feet at its highest point at Sgurr a Gharaidh, providing varied terrain on which to stalk.

Extending to around 4,085 acres the Estate offers mixed sport, excellent holiday rental potential and woodland planting opportunities. The diverse Highland estate is perfect for those looking for a manageable deer forest and is just a few minutes’ drive from one of the most spectacular and unspoilt stretches of coastline in Scotland.

Spend the day exploring the craggy outcrops, cast a fly on one of the many hill lochs or simply enjoy a picnic with a view. Kinlochdamph has something for everyone and is a real West Coast gem.

Forestry

There is approximately 375 acres (151 Ha) of planted/naturally regenerated woodland which provides shelter to deer, amenity and sport. There is scope to significantly expand this area through further planting should that be desired.

Estate buildings

In addition to the lodge the Estate benefits from a modern storage shed, chilled portable deer larder and stone bothy.

Hydro

The owner initiated the construction of a 1Mw run of river hydro-electricity scheme which is located on a jointly owned river system on the northern boundary of the estate. This scheme has been constructed under lease, work is effectively completed and the project is expected to start export to the grid in November 2019 upon completion of off-site connections by the DNO. Further details can be obtained from the selling agents.

 

Description

The property benefits from double glazing throughout and is spread over two storeys as follows:

 

Downstairs living accommodation

 

Hall way- A spacious hallway leads in to the main house and provides access to the boot room and drying facilities.

 

Drying Room-The drying room comes complete with a washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge/freezer and gun cabinet. It also offers access to the garage/deer larder and games room.

 

Downstairs Bathroom-with w/c and wash hand basin, walk in electric shower and heated towel rail.

 

Lounge- The panelled lounge has an open fire and stunning views over the countryside through the double aspect windows. The room benefits from an inbuilt cupboard and corner cabinet.

 

Dining Kitchen- Fully equipped kitchen with wood burning stove, views to Loch Damph. Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher and all the usual kitchen appliances. Extra storage off kitchen.

 

Dining room- The dining room sits in the conservatory with stunning views from all windows. The vaulted ceiling and roof lights flood the room with light and the room can easily accommodate a table sitting 8 people. The patio/ barbeque area can be accessed directly.

 

Downstairs bedroom- dual aspect room sleeping 4 in one double bed and a set of full sized bunk beds.

 

Cold room.

 

Back stairs leading to the master bedroom and adjacent bathroom. The master bedroom offers stunning views out across Loch Damph to the Bealach mountains. The bay window offers character and a lovely seating area to sit and enjoy the view. The adjoining bathroom includes a bath, w/c, wash hand basin and a heated towel rail.

 

Front stairs leading to two further bedrooms. One twin room, and one double bedroom. The coombed ceilings and wooden panelling offer lots of charm and the windows offer lovely views out across the river towards Loch Damph. The two bedrooms share a bathroom with a shower over bath, w/c and a wash hand basin.

Garage- The garage area is a useful multi purpose area currently used as a games room with table tennis table and skittles. The garage is large enough to park two vehicles or store bikes, canoes etc. The games room has a separate toilet and shower and also homes the portable chilled deer larder.

Approached by a sweeping private access track (shared use with the adjoining estate) off the public road and across a small bridge the track culminates in a generous parking area to the side of the Kinlochdamph Lodge. The white painted traditional lodge sits in a small cluster of trees offering a sense of privacy and seclusion and enjoys views of the river, Loch Damph and the mountains. The house is constructed of stone beneath a pitched slate or Marley tile roof.

Sporting

The varied ground at Kinlochdamph provides exciting stalking no matter what the weather conditions or wind direction. The steep ground to the northeast, known as the Moonscape, affords spectacular views whilst the more gentle central section known as the Greenhills offer more accessible terrain to explore. With the dramatic Gorm lochs and steep north facing slopes of Sgurr a Gharaidh in the south the ground is diverse and varied providing exciting stalking for all abilities and the range of topography lends itself to stalking in most weather conditions.

The Estate currently take around 20 Red stags and 30 Red hinds a year. Sizes are commensurate with West Coast stags and often weigh in excess of 13 stone. Large trophy beasts are also frequently seen. The lower ground is largely all accessible by a tracked ATV with the peaks more suited to pursuits on foot or with a Garron pony.

The undulating terrain combined with several natural bowls, corries and low ground not only embellish the sport but also provide an excellent habitat for holdings hinds. Kinlochdamph is a member of the Wester Ross Deer Management Group. The 10 year average is 17 stags with the average weight being circa 13 stone.

Other Sport

The Estate benefit from access to Loch Damph and are permitted to launch and fish from one boat. In addition both Gorm Loch, as well as several smaller hill lochs, hold good stocks of wild brown trout and offer endless sport for the keen fisherman. Weights typically running to half a pound.

On the hill ground there is a small population of grouse and ptarmigan on the higher ground as well as woodcock and snipe on the lower ground.

Sea fishing is available locally from nearby Kishorn or Shieldaig.

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