HIGHLAND STALKING AND SALMON
When the Ledgowan Estate in the western Highlands was put on the market by the Ruggles-brice family seven years ago, the asking price was £2.5 million. It is now for sale for £4.5 million, reflecting a substantial capital investment in almost every aspect of its infrastructure, from re-modelling the Lodge to building a network of hill roads to provide easier access to all parts of the estate, significantly expanding the scope of the stalking. Situated at Achnasheen in Wester Ross, nine miles from Kinlochewe and 41 from Inverness, Ledgowan extends to more than 11,000 acres. Ledgowan Lodge, which dates from the 19th century, has been renovated and fully modernised to provide four reception rooms, a panelled games room, and six bedrooms, all with bath or shower rooms ensuite. There are also Stalker’s Lodge and Shepherd’s Cottage, plus estate buildings and woodlands. The estate is well known for its stalking, with a five-year average of 38 stags and 36 hinds/calves. There are also grouse shooting over pointers, rough shooting for mixed game, and fishing for brown trout, ferox and pike on a number of lochs, with the opportunity for a salmon on the River Bran.
Loch fishing for trout, deer stalking on the hills and salmon sport in the river.