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South Chesthill Estate

Near Aberfeldy, Perthshire

South Chesthill Estate offers two holiday lets available all year round, with or without fishing and stalking. Chesthill House and Gardener’s Cottage are situated in Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland.

The estate has roughly six miles of river and 7,000 acres to explore, and is situated at the eastern end of Glenlyon.

The River Lyon runs through the glen: it rushes through rocky gorges at the east end of the estate then broadens and softens amongst meadows at the west end. 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, some of the most breathtaking deer stalking in Scotland (c.125 stags and hinds per year), some of the most varied salmon fishing in Scotland (four miles of the river Lyon, average 70 salmon over last three years), trout fishing, escorted nature walks, photography stalking, and clay pigeon shooting. Pony trekking, golf, and water sports are also all available in the area, making Glenlyon the perfect country getaway.

Sport Offered

Shooting - Red Grouse - South Chesthill has a limited stock of grouse on the hill, which provides August tenants with one walked up day.

Shooting - Clay Pigeon - Challenging “birds” (fired from a steep hill up the glen) can be tailored to suit your experience and ability.

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Stags - Stalking is available for one or two rifles depending on the time of year, over 6,500 acres of steep and varied ground. Approximately 50 stags are taken each season.

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Hinds - Stalking is available for one or two rifles depending on the time of year, over 6,500 acres of steep and varied ground. Approximately 80 hinds are taken each season.

Fishing - Atlantic Salmon - Enjoy over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the Tay tributaries, a beautiful and varied river. We have caught an average of 89 salmon per year over the last three years. The catch is well spread over the s

Fishing - Brown Trout

Chesthill House sleeps 16 (including a chef in their own studio room) and comes with a traditional sporting estate of over 7,000 acres of hill and 4.5 miles of river to explore. The house is located in Glenlyon, one of the prettiest Glens in Scotland, is easy to get to being less than 2 hours drive from Edinburgh, and yet is remote and completely private with unspoilt views of hills and a waterfall.

Gardener’s Cottage, which sleeps four people dates back to the 1800s. The area around the cottage is particularly enchanting, including dramatic hills, open fields, mature trees and the River Lyon. It has wonderful views of the glen. It is both a perfect base from which to enjoy the surrounding countryside, and somewhere to enjoy a little quiet time away from the hectic hustle and bustle of life.

Hamish, the estate keeper, will be on standby to help you with all outdoor activities. For those bookings including sport, the details of this will be discussed with you when you make your booking. We will arrange for newspapers and milk to be delivered during the week, if you wish.

Children: A cot and high chair are available on request.

Dogs: house-trained dogs are welcome in all properties although not in the bedrooms.

Three generations of my family from 11 years to 75 years had a wonderful New Year stay at the ‘big house’. The setting is wonderful and the house suited us perfectly. Kay and Hamish were excellent in looking after us
Sandra H, January 2015
Fantastic holiday with family and friends, and felt like we were staying in someone’s home. Beautiful countryside, plenty to see and do on the hill, by the river or in the house.
Emma L, June 2014
A wonderful week! A big thank you to Hamish and looking forward to coming back for more peace and tranquillity in this stunning location. Oh, and by the way, 1 salmon and a few trout.
David and Vivien P, Keith H, Malcolm S, Julian and Jake E, Amigo P the Jack Russell,
Probably the best chill out available, superb lodge, salmon hard to catch! Dogs loved it.
Tracey and Dave W, Janice and Frank B, Tony W,
We have stayed in the cottage 4 times and the lodge every year for 30 years for fishing. The new fittings in the cottage are really good. We will keep coming as Glen Lyon and S Chesthill are really beautiful another great week.
Andrew & Gwyn H,
This perfectly sized lodge … offers genuine all-round sport. Chesthill ticks every box.
The Field Magazine,

Walking and Picnicing
Guests are more than welcome to explore the estate on foot, whether it be the river banks or the hill. Chesthill is an ideal base for those keen on more hill walking, with a number of Munros within easy reach. A picnic site and table is also provided next to one of the prettiest pools on the river.

Nature Walks and Photography Stalking
A new option available all year excluding September and October. Tenants will be escorted by Hamish, with whom they will discuss what nature they most want to see, and construct the day accordingly. Binoculars recommended. Dogs on leads. Argocat included (subject to availability). Unlimited people (although max 6 in Argocat). Subject to Hamish being available.

A visit to the Hill Loch
A wonderful day out on a calm, dry day. Tenants can walk up in about 2 hours, or Hamish will drive them most of the way and take a picnic to the loch-side in the Argocat. Once there, the views are stunning and the loch (pictured below) is well stocked with brown trout which can be fished from the bank or the rowing boat. Argocat; rowing boat; unlimited people (although max 6 in Argocat). Subject to Hamish being available.

Fishing
The South Chesthill Estate enjoys over 6 miles of single and double bank fishing and 32 pools on the River Lyon, one of the Tay tributaries, which is a beautiful and varied river. We have caught an average of 89 salmon per year over the last three years. The catch is well spread over the spring, summer, and autumn, from March through to October, with salmon caught weighing up to mid 20s lbs.

Stalking
Stalking is available for one or two rifles depending on the time of year, over 6,500 acres of steep and varied ground. Approximately 50 stags and 80 hinds are taken each season between September and February. We provide a stalker, rifle and ammunition, a vehicle for accessing the hill, and an Argocat. Have a look at the Blog for the latest stalking news on the estate.

Grouse
South Chesthill has a limited stock of grouse on the hill, which provides August tenants with one walked up day.

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Contact Information
Contact Name Debbie Beer
Address Suite A, 2nd Floor,
Everards House,
2 Cornhill,
Bury St Edmunds,
Suffolk,
IP33 1BE
Telephone Click to see Number+44 (0) 207 193 1466
Nearest Train Pitlochry
Nearest Airport Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow
Provider Information
Size of Ground 7,000
Beginners Yes
Accommodation South Chesthill Estate offers two comfortable and completely private properties available as holiday lets all year round, with or without fishing/stalking included.
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