Glen Affric Estate, Scotland
Welcome to the Glen Affric Estate in the Highlands of Scotland…
…the celebrated fully facilitated Wilderness Retreat which specialises in Single Party Occupancy.
Situated within its thousands of acres of lochs and mountains and set centrally within the Highlands National Nature Reserve; the Glen Affric Estate often is considered to be amongst the most beautiful places in Scotland.
Occasionally you may wish to sit back and relax, perhaps with a book and a cup of tea or a dram or glass of wine? Throughout the Lodge you will find many suitable spaces, and in nearby Library Bothy there are more.
Perhaps take a tipple from the Drinks Room just yards away…
Should Highlands’s fresh air be preferred, there exists endless choices of trails and tracks along which to wander.
Or take a moment and gather friends around the West Dock fire pit… exchanging stories and banter and laughter.
Affric Lodge was constructed of hardwood and granite between 1860-1872 and is full of character showcasing its Victorian features including turrets and fireplaces. All has been faithfully restored.
Whereas the charming and newly built Stable Cottage sited nearby, is contemporary and colourful.
The Lodge has eight elegant and luxurious bedrooms, The Stable Cottage has three more, all of which are south facing.
More than famous views and fine buildings, Affric presents multiple sporting options. Enjoy fishing from boat or shore, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and more… plus rifle shooting, shot gun clay shooting and triathlon facilities.
Numerous trails surround the spellbindingly beautiful lochs and to be explored on foot at any speed, or by mountain bike or aboard one of Affric’s Highland ponies and horses.
Deer stalking has taken place on Affric ground for centuries: 20,000 acres are stalked. Often, it’s hard work following a stern walk but afterwards the day is never forgotten.
Immerse yourself in this great outdoors where ospreys and eagles overfly… and red deer observe us as we observe them.
At the West end of the five-mile loch and by Affric’s sandy beach (yes really!) rests a turfed roofed fishing hut kitted-out with log fire and bbq gear etc.
You’ll love this place.
Beauty and Wellbeing
Yoga, Pilates, Fitness and Meditation
Sauna and Hot Tub, Gym
Peaceful reading in The Library Bothy
Red Deer stalking (seasonal)
Partridge shooting (seasonal)
Salmon Fishing on the River Glass or wild Brown Trout Fishing on Loch Affric
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Rifle Target Shooting
Loch based activities include:
Kayaking, Canoeing, Sailing or Loch cruising in the 29ft ‘Affric Workboat’ this sometimes with an 8 wheeler all terrain Argo vehicle on board the boat too. Great fun then to explore the hills by Argo.
Hiking accompanied by one or more of our quite knowledgeable team, as you prefer.
Horse and Pony riding… hacking locally or riding out, again as you wish.
Skiing on the soft, clear water of Loch Affric.
Drone photography and video sessions
Spa, health & beauty treatments with resident therapist Kiera Scott
Golf at Crask of Aigas, Dornoch Golf Club, Castle Stuart or Cawdor Castle. Travel time about half an hour to Aigas
Professional photography sessions and/or lessons
Helicopter or Seaplane charters…
Then to land on wilderness lochs or say, overfly the Isle of Skye nearby…
Highland Piper, traditional music and ceilidh dancing, available on request – and most welcome too.
Interestingly, the four walls of the Lodge Drawing Room were painted with famous sporting scenes by Sir Edwin Landseer RA (1802 – 1873) and as such present a deal of interest to guests at Affric. As is known, Landseer caste in bronze the renowned four lions of Trafalgar Square, London. Perhaps similarly admired is his picture “Monarch of the Glen” presently exhibited in the National Gallery of Scotland. A cosy bay window seat and a pair of binoculars help nature lovers to gaze along the miles of lochs and onwards to the seemingly endless Highland Hills beyond.