Extending over some 43,000 acres, Eishken Estate lies on the south east shores of the Isle of Lewis. In addition the estate has the fishing rights over the neighbouring estate extending to over 24,000 acres, including a myriad brown trout and sea trout lochs.
Eishken Lodge lies in a stunning position on the shores of Loch Shell, one of the sheltered anchorages on the estate and overlooks the main deer forest on the other coast. The lodge lies in a secluded and sheltered situation 7½ miles from the main Tarbert to Stornoway road. The lodge, built in the late 1800s in a classic Victorian style, is well proportioned. It has recently been refurbished to a very high standard with mains electricity and oil fired central heating and a substantial hot water supply. The accommodation consists of:
Ground floor 4 public rooms, billiard room, gym, sauna, turkish bath and drying room.
First and second floors there are 12 bedrooms (7 double and 5 single with 6 bathrooms). Maximum number allowed in the house at any one time is 14 including children. The lodge is equipped with broadband and wifi.
Vodafone signal strength is strong and O2 signal strength is good in the lodge.
Fully catered accommodation including the services of permanent domestic staff. All transport for the fishing and stalking on the estate is provided.
There are numerous estate boats for use by the guests as part of the rent, including water ski boats, sailboats, pedalos and canoes and, in addition, there is a 38ft sea boat available for charter at extra cost.
Eishken is well known for its sea trout fishing with the main fishing taking place on five different lochs and also on the River Eishken. The main season is July to the end of October. The principal salmon and sea trout lochs all have boats. These include Lochs Eishken, Loch Mor Stomrabhaigh, Loch na Beirighe, Loch Sgibacleit, and Loch Lacasdail. Three or four ghillies will be available for lodge tenants until the stalking starts and their services are included within the rent.
Eishken deer forest is divided into 4 stalking beats, 3 of which are accessed by boat each day. Four stalkers are employed and up to 4 stalking parties may go to the hill each day. It is usual for stags to be retrieved off the hill in the traditional way with the use of garrons.
There are some grouse on the estate and one day's walked up grouse shooting over pointers is available to shooting parties from late August. Later in the season there can be excellent snipe, duck and woodcock shooting.
Sea fishing is available and tenants may charter the 38ft sea boat at extra cost, manned by the estate staff. All sea fishing equipment is provided.
Dogs must be kept under control at all times and are not allowed in the lodge. Kennels are available.
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