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Sleeps - 19
Region - Highlands & Islands
Sporting Personal ghillie · Stalking · Trout Fishing
Activities Beach · Boats · Golf · Snooker/Billiards
Facilities Snooker / Billiards · Wifi
Rental From £5000.00 for 7 nights
Letterewe was originally built as a shooting lodge, and is only accessible by the private estate boat which takes you across Loch Maree to the lodge. Letterewe is in a spectacular setting, and offers very comfortable and spacious accommodation, which is ideal for entertaining a large gathering of friends and family. The lodge offers accommodation for up to 19 guests.
The family kitchen, atmospheric dining room which has a large open fire, and the cosy sitting room and study are ideal for relaxing whilst the games area provides entertainment. Letterewe is a self-catering house and provides accommodation for a maximum 19 guests.
The estate was owned by the late Paul van Vlissingen and is known as “The Last Great Wilderness” of Scotland. The van Vlissingen family considers itself to be the guardian of that land and manages it accordingly. The Letterewe Estate is renowned as one of the few remaining undisturbed habitats for some of Europe’s rarest species of birds and animals. It stretches over some 17,500 hectares of majestic mountains and beautiful lochs, and is uninterrupted by any surfaced roads or modern developments. It is home to the golden eagle, the pine marten, otters, northern divers, and around 2,000 red deer and numerous wild goats.
During your rental you will be able to study the geology of some of the most ancient cliffs in Britain (disputably between 650 and 625 million years old!). You can walk through the most northerly natural oak forest in the world, and experience something similar to the ancient Caledonian forest in the undisturbed vegetation of the inland loch islands.
Letterewe is accessible only by estate boat. There is no road access. Very occasionally the loch may be too rough to make the crossing safely. The decision on whether the crossing will be taken is always and solely at the discretion of the estate. If bad weather results in any guest being unable to make the crossing on the planned day then neither the estate nor ourselves as agents will be responsible for any additional costs arising from the delay. We recommend that guests always have travel insurance.
Rental Winter – £5000.00 per week Spring/Summer – £5500.00 per week Stalking season from 14/8 – 20/10 – £6000.00 per week Christmas/New Year – £6900.00 per week
Accessed only by the estate motor boat, Letterewe Lodge is located in a breathtaking and secluded location on Loch Maree. The ideal lodge for a wonderful, west coast holiday.
The accommodation briefly comprises: Ground floor: Sitting room with open fire. Games area with 3⁄4 sized snooker table. Atmospheric dining room with panelled ceiling and open fire. Farmhouse kitchen with flagstone floor and oil fired Aga. Utility room, library with open fire, twin bedroom with hand basin, WC.
First floor: Master bedroom with 4 poster double bed and en suite bathroom with bath, wc and hand basin. Four double bedrooms. Two twin bedrooms plus one attic twin bedroom. One single bedroom.
Bathroom with WC Two bathrooms and shower room 1 WC
Garden with furniture. We can supply telephone numbers for cooks.
Letterewe is a magnificent sporting estate stretching over four deer forests and offers our guests the unique chance to experience true Highland stalking over this unspoiled land. There is an abundance of wild brown trout fishing on the estate’s many hill lochs and in doing so, you will enjoy some of the most breathtaking scenery in the British Isles.
Trout Fishing There are many wonderful hill lochs available to fish on Letterewe Estate.
Fionn Loch (The White Loch) is considered to be one of the best wild brown trout lochs in the area.
There is catch and release policy on Fionn Loch, Loch Maree and Loch Kernsary. All salmon and sea trout should be returned. On a good day you could have a basket of 20 or more trout in excess of half a pound. The fishing experience on Fionn Loch is further enhanced by the remoteness and the superb mountain scenery.
Fishing on Loch Garbhaig with the rugged views of Slioch, possible sightings of red deer, golden eagle and excellent brown trout fishing from the bank guarantees to make the one and a half hours walk from Letterewe Lodge well worthwhile.
There are many other smaller lochs which can provide an excellent days fishing from the bank.
Fishing is possible from the banks of most of the lochs, but you can also fish from boats with one of the estate’s friendly keepers. Fly fishing is the tradition of the estate and the keepers are happy to teach beginners the rudiments. Spinning is allowed on the smaller hill lochs.
Stalking The Scottish Highlands are home to the Red Deer where they live in their natural habitat among the wild, rugged hills and mountains. Red Deer are the largest wild deer in the UK and one of our native species. Deer stalking in Scotland has centuries of history and tradition behind it. As part of the estate’s management programme a certain number of deer are culled each year, to ensure that a healthy herd is maintained.
Letterewe Estate has also maintained the tradition of using Highland ponies to retrieve stalked deer home to the larder to be prepared for collection by the venison dealer. A day on the hill can be a truly memorable experience in the company of your professional stalker, ghillies and ponies.
The Red Deer open season is from 1 July until 20 October. However, at Letterewe the stalking generally starts at the end of August.
There are many activities to enjoy and many great places to visit in the area.
There is a nine hole golf course in the town of Gairloch, certainly the only one in the world where you can see “over the sea to Skye”. There is a Heritage Museum in Gairloch, which reconstructs the life and history of the local people which is worth a visit. The warm Gulf Stream provides the climate for sub-tropical plants that grow in the world famous Inverewe Gardens, which is close by. Sea kayaking, mountain biking, sea fishing trips and wonderful walking can all be arranged locally.
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