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Sleeps - 18
Region - Highlands & Islands
Sporting Driven Grouse · Mixed sporting · Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Walked-up grouse
Activities Golf · Riding · Walking / Hiking
Facilities Snooker / Billiards · Tennis court · Wifi
Features Children Friendly · Dogs Allowed · Self-Catered
Rental from £3,550 per week
Kyllachy House is a large comfortable Victorian sporting lodge built in 1886 for William MacKintosh, Lord Kyllachy, a distinguished judge. It is set amongst lovely gardens and policies with pretty water features, wonderful mature trees and a hard tennis court.
Kyllachy, which means ‘Place of the Grousecock’ in Gaelic, has, at its heart a large comfortable south-facing Victorian lodge sleeping up to 18 in a spectacular setting.
Set in 1,800 acres it has wonderful views over the River Findhorn. The estate benefits from the nearby native woods and moor behind the house offering lovely walks and bird watching opportunities. Red Squirrels, Red, Sika and Roe Deer and Mountain Hares are abundant. A tree-lined drive leads past the gate lodge to the house with its lovely southern views over the river and moors opposite and a hard tennis court.
Inverness is less than 30 minutes away, the airport is 35 minutes away and the supermarkets deliver!
Kyllachy, is a large comfortable south-facing Victorian lodge sleeping up to 18 guests on a self catered basis, in a spectacular setting less than half an hour from Inverness.
Ground Floor Vestibule, WC, fantastic hall with stained glass window and open fire; study/library with wood burning stove, tv, internet and wi-fi; magnificent drawing-room with wood burning stove and stunning southerly views over the garden and the River Findhorn; dining room which comfortably seats 18, again with lovely southerly views and traditional Norwegian wood burning stove; billiard room with open fire and large collection of animal heads, brand new kitchen, drying room and another WC.
The Kitchen has an Aga, two fridges, (one with deep freeze), two dishwashers, microwave, large larder and electric oven and Induction hob. Six people can eat comfortably in the kitchen. There is also an additional chest freezer in the cellar.
There is a self contained annexe with double bedroom and bathroom (suitable for disabled) and a staircase leading to two, twin bedrooms, both with hand basins.
Conservatory with wood-burning stove, chairs and table and table-tennis table.
12 bedrooms 5 doubles, 1 single, 6 twins Magnificent staircase leading to:
First Floor Suite with large double bedroom, single bedroom and bathroom Master Bedroom with bathroom Small Double Four Poster bedroom with bathroom Suite of Twin Bedroom leading through Single Bedroom to bathroom
Second Floor 2 Double Bedrooms, one with a basin in the turret 2 Twin Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Separate WC
Tennis, Croquet and Table Tennis available at the house
Fishing Kyllachy has approximately two and a half miles of single and double bank salmon and wild trout fishing on the Upper Findhorn immediately below the house.
The River Findhorn rises in the Monadhliath Mountains, ‘The Grey Mountains’ in Gaelic, and runs 70 miles to the sea at Findhorn Bay and was described as ‘…no other river in the World so beautiful ‘( by the naturalist Charles St. John, author of ‘The Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands’)
A day on the river
The Kyllachy fishing has 6 named pools and further runs and pools all of which can be easily accessed from the road or on foot from the house. Once on the bank walking and wading – not usually necessary – is easy. All the fishing is at least ‘left’ bank so ‘natural’ for the right-hander and casting is invariably made easier with the help of the prevailing south westerly wind. This and the open banks with few, if any trees, makes it perfect for beginners as well as the more experienced fly fisher. On the single bank fishing a rotation arrangement with the proprietors of the opposite bank means you will have pools to yourselves when fishing.
Salmon are caught throughout the season particularly after rain in the Summer. May and early June can be very productive particularly for larger fish and traditionally September produces the largest numbers. The beat has several deep pools that hold fish in most water conditions even when the river is low. We operate a fly only regime and encourage a catch and release policy in line with district fishery board guidance. Tuition for any standard of fly fishers including complete beginners is available by prior arrangement. The fishing is usually let with the house but days or whole weeks can often be available for letting.
It is possible to achieve a “MacNab” (catch a salmon, shoot a stag and a grouse in the same day) on the estate as written up in the September 2013 edition of The Field magazine, with September as the most likely month.
Stalking and Shooting
Behind the house is a beautifully sited grouse moor with views over to the Cairngorms to the South and the Monadhliaths to the west. A Times report from the 1940’s described it as one of the most productive moors in Scotland. It now provides exciting walked up grouse, shooting over pointers and a small number of driven days from the second half of August to the end of October.
Kyllachy can provide exciting stalking in season for Red deer (stags and hinds) Roe and Sika deer. Mixed shooting days and packages including stalking, mountain hares and high and low ground birds can easily be arranged.
Other Activities There is so much wildlife at Kyllachy. Red squirrels are frequently seen from the study with lots of bird watching possibilities – from golden eagles to kites and peregrines. Red Deer, Sika and Roe Deer are often spotted too!
Historic Scotland – Culloden, Cawdor Castle, Cana Cairns, Loch Ness are on the door step , with Aviemore – a walkers and skiers paradise 20 minutes away.
Tennis, Croquet and Table Tennis available at the house – Golfers can be catered for with courses at Carrbridge, Dalfaber, Boat of Garten, Inverness, Castle Stuart , Torvean, Nairn, Elgin and Forres. The Cairngorm National Park is half an hour away and wonderful for walking and hiking.
Whisky tours! Tomatin has a fabulous distillery which is open for tours and tastings can be arranged at the house. Beaches – Findhorn Bay is only 45 minutes away and is a wonderful place for walking and spotting seals! Miles of sand and dogs allowed all year. Dolphins can be seen from Chanonry Point just north of Inverness. There is a castle at Inverness , lots of good shops, a theatre and good restaurants plus two cinemas.
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