When Queen Victoria visited Loch Maree in 1877, she was so inspired by the scenery that she commissioned Sir Edwin Landseer to paint it. While staying in a bothy on the shores of the Loch, Landseer painted two famous paintings; ‘The Sanctuary’ – now part of the Royal Collection and ‘Monarch of the Glen’, considered by many to be his greatest work. Over a century later, Loch Maree has lost none of its breath taking beauty and a rare opportunity has arisen to purchase an estate on its shores.

Inveran is an idyllic small estate offering salmon and sea trout fishery in a little over 200 acres of beautiful countryside. The property, which is near Wester Ross, includes the entire length of the River Ewe ? one of Scotland’s shortest rivers, famed for its wealthy of trout and salmon. Inveran Lodge is situated on the north bank of the river with beautiful gardens extending to the water’s edge, designed by Osgood Mackenzie, creator of the historic Inverewe Gardens.

inveranInveran is an idyllic small estate near Wester Ross

The house, rather like the estate, is a comfortable and manageable size with three reception rooms and six bedrooms. Two cottages provide accommodation for gardeners, stalkers and the ghillie. The Old Manse, Poolewe, designed by Thomas Telford, engineer of the Calaedonian Canal is also included.

Fishing starts in May – the estate has salmon and sea trout fishing rights on Loch Maree. Boats can be launched onto the Loch from a boathouse below the lodge, where there is also a stone jetty. The River Ewe, owned in its entirety from where it flows out of Loch Maree to where it joins Loch Ewe, is a classic Highland river, in parts wide and fast flowing and offering a selection of 16 pools. There is another boathouse on Loch Ewe where a boat can be launched for sea fishing.

Inveran is a unique haven for painters, ornithologists and animal lovers. Since Queen Victoria’s visit little has changed to the landscape around Loch Maree and its combination of freshwater loch, river and sea fishing makes it a perfect fishing retreat.

The estate is offered for sale with a guide price of offers over £2.35 million for the whole, or in two lots as follows:

Lot 1 Inveran House, Garden Cottage, Keeper’s Cottage, the River Ewe, fishing on Loch Maree, boat house on Loch Ewe (sea loch) and about 245 acres. Offers over £1.9 million.

Lot 2 The Old Manse, Poolewe, and rights to fish on Loch Maree. Offers over £450,000

For further information please contact John Robin Bound, CKD Galbraith Inverness on 01463 224 343 or Anna Thomas, Savills Edinburgh on 0131 247 3720.