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Sleeps - 4
Region - Highlands & Islands
Sporting Mixed sporting · Salmon Fishing · Shooting · Stalking · Trout Fishing · Walked-up grouse
Rental From £410 per week
Seaforth Cottage possesses one of the finest views on the estate. Set on an isolated promontory overlooking Loch Seaforth, its view encompasses Mount Clisham, the tallest mountain in the Outer Hebrides, to the south and the Eishken hills to the north.
It offers accommodation for four people, spread over one bedroom and one living room/kitchen which includes a pull-out couch. There is also one full bath. Both rooms take full advantage of the surrounding scenery, and have a cosy, rustic feel. A veranda to the front of the cottage is perched just above the rocky shore.
Tenants of the cottages are encouraged to enjoy the many walks covering both Aline and the surrounding territory. Many can be reached easily on foot. The nearby Mount Clisham, the tallest mountain in the Hebrides, makes for a challenging hike. Stornoway town centre can be reached in just over half an hour; and Tarbert in around 15 minutes. The supeb Luskentyre beach, one of the Hebrides’s finest summer attractions, is a half-hour drive away in Harris. Along with many other beaches, it is an ideal place for a picnic or swim in the summer. Trips on the estate’s sea-boats and sport, including fishing and stalking, may be available by separate arrangement.
Great location to explore the wild and hauntingly beautiful Outer Hebrides
We were bowled over by the beauty of the surroundings of Seaforth Cottage. Overlooking a loch and the rolling hills of Harris, the cottage was a wonderful holiday base; it was such a pleasure to return every afternoon after a morning exploring the area. The cottage itself is cosy but modern, and is very good value. We will be back again sometime, I hope; when the weather holds, there are few places more breathtaking in the world. Dr C Reid, Sheffield, England
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Living room / kitchen with pull-out couch 1 bedroom Bathroom
Walked-up grouse shooting over pointers commences in September. After a recent downturn in numbers of birds, the estate’s grouse moor has returned to productivity. In 2009, over 16 brace were shot over a four-day period by 2 guns going out 3 hours a day. The most prolific areas are the moorlands along Loch Seaforth and Loch Langavat. Grouse shooting is available to tenants of the Lodge at a price of £95 per brace. Bags up to 5 brace a day can be expected.
Woodcock shooting, both driven and over pointers, is available from November onwards. In recent years, as many as 80 woodcock are shot each season. Driven shooting takes place in the forest and can offer some of the most exciting and challenging sport available. The woodcock are wholly wild birds that migrate to Lewis and Harris in the winter months to enjoy its comparatively warm climate. Each bird often only remains on the island for a few weeks a year. Two day shooting weekends are standard. Typical bags are 10 to 30 birds a day, depending on the skill of the guns and the weather. Driven woodcock shooting is available to tenants of the Lodge for parties of 4 to 6 guns. The season is mid November to end of January.
Snipe shooting is available from October onwards. Snipe will generally be found by streams, ponds and similar wet areas scattered throughout the moorland.
Duck shooting on our several flight ponds can be exciting in the evening with good winds. The occasional geese fly over as well.
There are four main fishing systems on the estate. Loch Langavat is the headwater of the Grimersta system and provides salmon, brown trout, ferox and arctic char from the estate boats. Fishing is largely done by boats on Langavat: however, the estate also fishes one bank of the Langadale River at the head of the loch. Langavat itself can be fished from the shoreline, of which Aline has approximately four miles. The Tiorsdam system consists of a small river with several productive pools and a loch which offer exciting salmon and sea trout fishing from July onwards. The Scaladale is a picturesque river which can offer excellent sea trout fishing in spate conditions. The rarely fished Vigadale has salmon and trout and, like the Scaladale, runs through a pretty, secluded North Harris valley near the lodge. In 2007 94 salmon were caught in August alone at Aline, with the best day producing 14 salmon and the largest being thirteen and a half pounds. Numerous little hill lochs offer a choice between a few large trout (up to 4lbs) or a plethora of small ones ideal for children. Weather permitting, our sea boats can take up to 8 people sea fishing for mackerel, pollock or skate and putting down and pulling up the estate’s prawn and crab pots.
Red deer stalking is available on the estate and in the adjacent leased lands. The main stalking period takes place in September and early October, although earlier stags may be found in the forestry. Hind Stalking begins towards the end of October. Either in the magnificent scenery of the hills, or in the dense forest, stalking at Aline offers good exercise and exciting, challenging sport.
We were bowled over by the beauty of the surroundings of Seaforth Cottage. Overlooking a loch and the rolling hills of Harris, the cottage was a wonderful holiday base; it was such a pleasure to return every afternoon after a morning exploring the area. The cottage itself is cosy but modern, and is very good value. We will be back again sometime, I hope; when the weather holds, there are few places more breathtaking in the world.
Dr C Reid, Sheffield, England
Seaforth Cottage was excellent - we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, with it being ideally placed for enjoying both Harris and Lewis with excellent walking right at the door, and we were lucky enough to spot seals, otters and golden eagles from the cottage. The cottage itself was simple, cosy and very comfortable and we would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful retreat for a week or two. I don't think you could improve on it to be honest! Thank you for putting us onto it, it was idyllic - and the R&R was much needed.
Ms A Clelland, Scottish Borders
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