Extending over so me 20,000 acres of the most spectacular scenery, Rhidorroch is one of the best mixed sportiing estates in the Highlands, with a unique variety of salmon and wild brown trout fishing together with red deer and sika stalking.
Rhidorroch is quite unique in having two salmon rivers, one flowing to the west coast and the other to the east coast. Flowing westward the Ullapool River, although a spate river, holds up well for 4 or 5 days due to the 2 mile long Loch Achall at its head. It provides superb fly fishing on two beats, for up to 4 rods from the end of June, when the first grilse appear, through August and September when a steady stream of salmon and grilse run. Loch Achall itself offers salmon and breakfast sized brown trout from bank and boat.
Flowing east, the Rappach, a tributary of the famous Oykel, is probably the most remote salmon river in Scotland involving a 4-wheel drive journey and walk. It has glorious fly water and can provide spectacular sport for four rods given good conditions, from July until the end of September. Additionally, there are a dozen hill lochs with some of the best wild brown trout fishing in the Highlands. As part of the Wester Ross Fisheries Trust management initiative, the estate are operating a Catch and Release Policy on both rivers.
During July, August and September, one stag can be taken per week and in October up to five red stags per week. In addition Sika stags and additional stalking can be arranged with prior notice.
For the non-sporting guest the estate offers gentle hill walks amidst spectacular scenery, and for the more adventurous there are several Munros, including An Teallach, Seana Bhraigh, and the famous peak of Stac Pollaidh, within a short distance. The house itself supplies badminton, croquet and mountain bikes. There is also a games room adjacent to the house with table tennis and table football, clay pigeon shooting is also available. Just 4 miles away is the unique fishing village of Ullapool with its traditional fishing boats landing prawns, lobsters and crabs daily. A stroll along the pier will be memorable. There is also a magical nine hole golf course by the shores of Loch Broom, a sports centre with tennis courts, a 25m first class swimming pool, a large variety of interesting shops and restaurants as well as sea trips to the famous Summer Isles.
Accommodation is in Rhidorroch House, a delightful, traditional lodge which sits above Loch Achall with unrivalled views to east and west, and epitomises all the best in a sporting lodge. Features of the house include an oak panelled dining room and full sized billiard table, and it provides comfortable accommodation for up to 14.
Lettings are Saturday to Saturday