A small highland estate on the South shore of Loch Tay, offering a limited amount of driven pheasant shooting, stag and hind and some roe stalking and some fishing on the loch for salmon or trout.
Extending to some 7,000 acres rising steeply from the loch, it is a mixture of heather hill and rough grassland except for a very few ploughable hill fields. Our main business is sheep farming, but there are deer and a few grouse on the hill. Lower down the woodland belts which provide shelter for the sheep and cattle also provide some excellent driven pheasant shooting, which is run on a small scale by the family looking for a bag of around 100 birds per day.
The views and other wildlife are particularly prized.
Shooting : Driven Pheasants for up to 8 gun teams
Walked up grouse, if available, for teams of 4/5 guns max
Deer stalking: Red stags one rifle per day limited availability
Red hinds one rifle per day
Roe Bucks and Roe does sometimes available.
(all above managed within DMG auspices and no trophies are taken)
Fishing: Salmon trolling on the Loch Tay best before end of May
Trout also available best between March and end of season in October.
(permits required – boat available)
Shooting – Red Grouse – Walked up grouse, if available, for teams of 4/5 guns max (August 12th – December 10th)
Shooting – Pheasant – Driven and walked up for up to 8 gun teams (October 1st – February 1st)
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Red Stags – (1st July – 20th October) one rifle per day limited availability
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Red Hinds – (21st October – 15th February) one rifle per day
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Roe Bucks – (April 1st – October 20th) sometimes available.
Deer Stalking/Hunting – Roe Does – sometimes available.
Fishing – Atlantic Salmon – Loch Tay central (15th January – 15th October)
Fishing – Brown Trout – Loch Tay Eastern end (15th March – 8th October)
Tomgarrow: Self-catering lodge sleeping up to 8 people and available for weekly lets with a Saturday changeover.
It is fully equipped with colour television, washing machine, microwave, electric cooker & oven and fridge. Bed linen, duvets and towels are all provided; electric blankets are also available.
We have just installed free WiFi, online booking and taken out the old coin meters.
A separate drying area, which is lockable, is available to hang up wet clothes or store bicycles, it also houses a tumble dryer. An open air clothes line is also available just “behind the hedge”.
The Kenmore village shop provides a service where you may order a “starter pack’ of groceries to be delivered to Tomgarrow prior to your arrival should you wish. Payment may be made at the shop at your convenience.
Cots and highchairs are normally available but should be booked in advance.
On the loch side 150 yards from the lodge there is access to a boat house to store sail boards, diving equipment and the like.
Full details at www.lochtaylodges.co.uk.
Most parts of Scotland’s East & West Coast are easily accessible for day trips by car. If you fancy leaving the peace and tranquillity of the Lodges behind, Edinburgh, Inverness, Oban and Glasgow are all approximately 2 hours away by car.
Closer to home you can visit Menzies Castle, historic home of the Menzies Clan. Nearby you will find Blair Castle, home of Scotland’s only private army. Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scottish Kings, is near Perth. Also an hour’s drive away is Drummond Castle Gardens, near Crieff, boasting a beautifully maintained Knot Garden. In Kenmore you can visit the fascinating Scottish Crannog or Taymouth Castle, the seat of the Earls of Breadalbane.
Highland Perthshire has more than its share of distilleries, from Dewar’s Aberfeldy distillery – home of the Mini Military Tattoo – Edradour Distillery near Pitlochry, to the Famous Grouse Centre near Crieff; whatever your whisky palate there will be a distillery for you in Highland Perthshire.