Soval Lodge sits on the side of a hill , a discreet location offering uninterrupted, spectacular sweeping views of the sea loch and the Harris hills beyond.
The fishing consists of some lovely fly only salmon fishing on the whole of the Laxay River and Loch Valtos. There are three boats on Loch Valtos itself and 8 pools on the upper river and a further 3 on the lower river. In addition there is a boat on Loch Langavat which feeds the famous Grimersta system. Wonderful brown trout fishing, from boat and bank, can be enjoyed on over 100 hill lochs.
A good day’s wild stalking on the West of the Island is included in the weekly lets. Often accessed by boat it is an experience to remember. Alternatively the estate have some excellent woodland stalking in 1,550 acres of woods and large rides. All stalking is with the estate stalker.
Sea fishing and boat trips
The estate organise some wonderful boat trips on their speedboat out to sea where it is normal to spot, amongst other things, dolphins, porpoises and whales as well as fishing for the large number of sea fish available.
Soval’s 75,000 acres are all shot once and recent seasons have been excellent. All grouse are shot over pointers.
Driven and walked up woodcock shooting
Available in late November/December/January, for 6 guns, 2 days driven woodcock shooting or a week’s shooting consisting of 4 days walked up/hind stalking, followed on the last day by a day’s driven woodcock. Wild sport at its best. Guests are looked after in the field by Head Keeper Michael Mackenzie and superb team.
Guests stay in Soval Lodge which has stunning views across Loch Erisort and the Harris hills beyond. The Lodge consists of 7 double bedrooms- 3 with king size beds, a large sitting room, conservatory and dining room all of which enjoy panoramic views over the sea loch. Housekeeper Mairi and her team of girls provide a cooked breakfast, packed lunch, afternoon tea and three course dinner. The weekly lobster night a particular highlight