South Chesthill Estate offers two comfortable and completely private properties available as holiday lets all year round, with or without fishing/stalking included. The estate has roughly six miles of river and 7,000 acres to explore. For a Highland Estate it is easily accessible, being less than 2 hours drive from Edinburgh and Glasgow. It is situated at the eastern end of Glenlyon which has been described as:
‘Scotland’s most beautiful glen‘ – Trout and Salmon magazine 2014
‘…the longest, loneliest and loveliest glen in Scotland…’ – Sir Walter Scott
The River Lyon runs through the glen: it rushes towards you through rocky gorges as you enter the Glen at the east end of the estate then broadens and softens amongst meadows as you proceed upstream, heading west. Steep hills rise either side of the glen and the tops are carpeted in heather with remnants of the ancient Caledonian forest visible at the westerly end.
The estate offers hills for walking, deer stalking (c.120 stags and hinds per year), salmon fishing (four miles of the river Lyon, average 73 salmon over last five years), trout fishing, escorted nature tours, and photography stalking. Pony trekking, golf, and water sports are also all available in the area, making Glenlyon the perfect getaway. The accommodation is all pet-friendly, so no need to leave your dog at home!
In addition to the holiday properties, the estate also has small, traditionally run sheep farming, forestry, and hydro electric operations.