Bighouse Lodge and Estate, Scotland

Bighouse Lodge and Estate provides the full diversity for the sportsman and family. Set in a beautiful location, with stunning flora and fauna, it is the ideal venue for larger groups, sleeping up to 22 in the main house.

The Lodge sits at the mouth of the river Halladale and offers fishing, stalking, shooting and other leisure activities over 60,000 acres of stunning wild Sutherland landscape. It is the perfect location to try and achieve a 'MacNab' - a stag, a salmon and a brace of grouse in one day.

The river's 15 mile length provides some 50 named pools. The river has six beats (two upper and four lower) and three rods fish on each beat. In 2004, 628 salmon were caught on the river. Fishing is from the banks and it is not necessary to have waders to fish the pools. It is however, helpful to have thigh waders to cross the river at will when the water is not too high.

The Halladale is a very interesting river to fish and repays mastering a number of different techniques to get the best out of it as well as increasing fishing enjoyment. There are numerous trout lochs on the estate boasting some excellent fighting brown trout. Sea fishing takes place in Melvich Bay or from Scrabster and home to a great wealth of fish of many varieties.
  

Accommodation

The Lodge provides all the warmth, comfort and charm of a traditional Scottish Highland house. Recently refurbished and tastefully decorated, it provides 11 ensuite double/twin bedrooms. The reception floor is spacious yet comfortable. The drawing room, study and dining room all feature open fires. Facilities also include a large conference/ballroom, television lounge, drying room, business desk and games room.

The walled garden with its unique pavilion extends to over an acre and provides fresh herbs for the kitchen. Menus take advantage of local produce and marry fine Scottish fare with a modern approach.

Accommodation can be provided for up to 40 people, using the nearby Netstore and Fishery Cottage.

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Bighouse Lodge and Estate provides the full diversity for the sportsman and family. Set in a beautiful location, with stunning flora and fauna, it is the ideal venue for larger groups, sleeping up to 22 in the main house.

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This accommodation is normally booked as part of a bespoke itinerary. Please contact our experts for a full itinerary and quotation.

Other activities

Scenic walks along the coastal path and surrounding estate, beautiful beaches and gardens. Numerous golf courses within 90 minutes, including Brora and Durness. Dornoch Reay, only 10 minutes away, was designed by James Braid in the 19th century and is a little gem, providing a challenge for golfers of all standards.

Melvich and other local beaches provide some excellent surfing.

Clay shooting can be organised in an area specifically laid out for the sport.

Many visitor attractions are nearby, including the Castle of Mey, Orkney, John O'Groats and Smoo Cave.

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