Five of our cottages and lodges are in Easter Ross and close to the shores of the beautiful Cromarty Firth, and the other four are further north in Sutherland which is a much more wild and rugged setting.
Starting with the five properties in Easter Ross, these are all on our Balnagown Estate and, unlike many Highland Estates, Balnagown has a relatively gentle landscape of rolling hills, fields, woodland, rivers and burns, plus lochs which we keep stocked for guests who want to fly fish for trout.
There’s also lots to see and do within the secure grounds of the estate – which has a controlled gated entrance – including, and along with the fishing, cycling (we have our own bikes which are free to guests to use), archery, clay pigeon shooting, bird watching, walking, plus our superbly-equipped sports and games hall which is also free to use. If you take a look at the Balnagown Estate video you’ll get a sense of just how good the sports and games hall is.
And before moving onto the four properties we have in Sutherland, it’s worth mentioning that all five of the cottages and lodges at Balnagown Estate have the very highest five star rating from the Scottish Tourist Board.
Our two more northerly estates called Duchally and Invercassley are very much more in-line with what most visitors would imagine as truly Highland. The two estates adjoin each other and with an overall central point being the village of Rosehall. This lovely little village is part of the appeal for many of our guests, as along with being a central point for touring it has the excellent Achness Hotel which has a really good bar and serves excellent evening meals.