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Sleeps - 12
Region - Highlands & Islands
Sporting Salmon Fishing · Stalking · Trout Fishing
Activities Golf · Walking / Hiking
Features Children Friendly
Rental From £1,450 per week
Novar Estate, once described as a barren and treeless place, was transformed in the 18th century by Sir Hector Munro who, on his return from service with the East India Company, improved the farmland, drained marshes and planted trees in vast numbers as well as reconstructing Novar House to be a classical Georgian square.
Novar Estate is a traditional mixed sporting estate of 20,000 acres, offering excellent driven partridge and pheasant shooting, deer stalking and salmon fishing on the River Alness.
Novar Estate is only 20 minutes north of Inverness with good access by road, rail or air.
Rate From £1,450 per week
Fyrish is part of the spectacularly beautiful Novar Estate – the breathtaking scenery has provided many a backdrop for outdoor fashion shoots, brochures, catalogues and advertisements. The Black Rock Gorge has been used as the backdrop for a scene in “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”.
We had a very enjoyable stay at Fyrish. It is a very attractive house, comfortable and well-equipped, and had everything we needed. My wife thought it was the best house we have stayed in over the years. The lay-out works well. It is also well positioned for those arriving part of the way through the week. They could fly or get the train to Inverness and it was easy to pick them up without a major expedition from the back of beyond. Anonymous
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The accommodation comprises a large kitchen with Aga, drawing room, sitting room, dining room, conservatory, downstairs en-suite bedroom, 3 first floor bedrooms with a further 3 bathrooms and 2 attic bedrooms. There are open fires on the ground floor and oil-fired central heating. The house and garden have exceptional views over the Cromarty Firth. Fyrish house is in a quiet, private location accessed by its own drive.
The ground floor bedroom has an ensuite shower room with direct access to the garden. The bed can be configured as a twin or double. There are three bedrooms on the first floor. Two of these have ensuite bathrooms. There is a third bathroom on the first floor. All the beds on this floor can be configured as twins or doubles. There are two twin-bedded attic bedrooms on the second floor.
6 bedrooms – sleeps 12 Diningroom Table – seats 12 Living Room – comfortable seating for 12
4 Bathrooms – all with baths, 1 with shower.
Bedrooms: 4 extra large double bed – may be double or twin 2 x twin rooms
Well behaved dogs are welcome on the ground floor only.
The estate offers a high quality driven partridge shoot. There is also driven pheasant, rough shooting, duck flighting, walked-up grouse and grouse shooting over pointers. Roe deer and limited red deer stalking is available.
Fishing Salmon, sea trout and trout fishing is available on the River Alness and Loch Morie. The Novar Fishings comprise about 6.6 miles of double-banked salmon fishing on the River Alness producing an average rod catch of 435 salmon & grilse per year – 557 fish were caught during the 2010 season. The Novar Fishings are split into two sections: the upper beats comprising Beats 1 and 2; and the lower beats comprising Beats 3, 4, 5 and 6. The upper and lower beats are split by about 2.3 miles (3.7 km) of fishings controlled by Kildermorie and Ardross Castle estates. The average length of each beat is 1.1 miles (1.8 km), with typically 15 to 20 named pools per beat allowing for 4 rods. Both banks are included; however most of the fishing is from the southern (right) bank. Further trout fishing is available on stocked lochs. Fly fishing instruction can be arranged on the estate.
Golf: The area is surrounded by golf courses including Royal Dornoch, Nairn and The Carnegie Club at Skibo. Tee times and transport can be arranged.
Mountain Biking: With over 150 miles of tracks on the estate there are routes to appeal to all standards of mountain bikers. Among the most challenging short routes is the path to the Fyrish Monument, an ascent of 1200 feet over 2 miles. For the less adventurous, other routes can be suggested to guests with the chance of spotting red squirrels or even capercaillie en route. Equipment can be provided and guiding can be arranged.
Other Activities Clay pigeon shooting, archery and Falconry demonstrations are also available on the estate. Mountain biking and walking are also possible with over 150 miles of private tracks. There is the opportunity to explore the North Highlands including the castles of Dunrobin and Cawdor, Dornoch Cathedral and local whisky distilleries.
We had a very enjoyable stay at Fyrish. It is a very attractive house, comfortable and well-equipped, and had everything we needed. My wife thought it was the best house we have stayed in over the years. The lay-out works well. It is also well positioned for those arriving part of the way through the week. They could fly or get the train to Inverness and it was easy to pick them up without a major expedition from the back of beyond.
I'm very glad to inform you that we had a fantastic week at Fyrish House and thoroughly enjoyed the whole set-up. The fishing was very enjoyable and is clearly well-managed and organised by Roger Dowsett and the ghillie Peter. Fyrish House suited us perfectly and was a very comfortable way to spend the week, especially given the flexibility with rooms etc. We had someone come up to cook for us and she thought the house catered to her needs very well too. All in all, a great week and we will strongly consider re-booking for next year once (if permitted) once we get ourselves organised in the New Year. Many thanks to the GG team for ensuring the process has run so smoothly.
Mr T Maber, London
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