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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the lodge the Estate benefits from a modern storage shed, chilled portable deer larder and stone bothy.
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 2020 upon completion of off-site connections by the DNO. Further details can be obtained from the selling agents.