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 Glen Lyon.
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.120 stags and hinds per year), some of the most varied salmon fishing in Scotland (four miles of the river Lyon, average 73 salmon over last five 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.
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 45 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 32 salmon per year over the last five years.
Fishing – Brown Trout – fishing for trout both on the River Lyon and on the stocked hill loch.
South Chesthill Estate offers two comfortable and completely private properties available as holiday lets all year round, with or without fishing/stalking included.
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 6 miles of river to explore. The house is located in Glen Lyon, 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.
Ainster, 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.
Children: A cot and high chair are available on request.
Dogs: house-trained dogs are welcome in all properties although not in the bedrooms.
Walking and Picnicking
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 Ainster, 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 Ainster 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 Ainster 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 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 Ainster being available.