The River Stinchar is one of the most productive of the west coast salmon rivers. Although largely a spate river the Ballantrae beat is tidal up to the old road bridge and fresh run salmon can enter the famous Bridge Pool even in very low water. During the summer months it is occasionally possible to count two to three hundred fish lying under the old bridge at Ballantrae.The salmon fishing season runs from February 26th until October 31st although there is an occasional Spring fish the salmon do not generally enter the river in any numbers before June. The average size of Stinchar Salmon is 8-9 pounds with a few larger fish.
Just occasionally, you come to a place that defies words – like the Applecross Estate and Peninsula. It is uniquely beautiful and isolated with one of the entry roads being the Bealach nam Bo, the highest pass in Scotland at 626m above sea level; on a fine day,it will give you some of the most spectacular views in Scotland. The Applecross Trust offers a variety of accommodation on the estate, where your neighbours will be deer and highland cattle as well as the welcoming estate staff. With its strong sense of history and community, and its breathtaking landscapes, this is a place to treasure.
Ardgour Estate is steeped in history and has been owned and managed by the Macleans of Ardgour for over six hundred years. The estate is currently managed by Ewen with the support of his wife Annie and their young family. They all greatly look forward to extending a warm welcome to you to share in this very special piece of Scotland.
Ardtornish Estate spreads out around Loch Aline on the Morvern Peninsula – a huge, wooded, U-shaped bay, a natural haven. Wherever you go, high in the hills or down at sea level, there are streams and lochs. The water in the streams is the colour of peaty whisky. Choose from seven traditional self catering holiday cottages or from five dramatic apartments in Ardtornish House.
Bairnkine Farm is owned and farmed by Matt and Lucy Tile. It extends to just under 1100 acres farming approximately 2000 sheep. At present we have two holiday cottages, Owl Cottage, which sleeps six and Wild Rose Cottage, which sleeps five.
Just along our farm drive and with superb views over the countryside towards the Cheviots, we have developed a certificated site for Caravan Club members where we can take up to five touring caravans at any one time. Both the cottages and the van park have Wi-Fi for Internet connectivity.