Built in 1765 and a former home of the Chief of the Clan Mackay, the lodge offers all the warmth, comfort and charm expected of a traditional Scottish Highland Lodge. Recently refurbished, the lodge provides 11 ensuite double/twin bedrooms.

Bighouse Lodge is located on the very north coast of Scotland. The lodge sits in a wonderful position on a peninsula bordered on three sides by the waters of the Halladale where they flow into the sea.

The walled garden with its unique pavilion extends to over an acre and provides fresh herbs for the kitchen.

The lodge sits at the mouth of the River Halladale, a well known spate salmon river. Along its 15 mile length there are some 50 named pools. The river has 6 beats (2 upper and 4 lower) 3 rods fish on each beat. Ghillies and guides are available on request.

There are numerous trout lochs on the estate offering some excellent wild brown trout fishing.

Sea fishing trips can be arranged from Melvich Bay or from Scrabster, which provide a fun day out.

Bighouse Estate extends to some 60,000 acres of wild Sutherland landscape bordering onto the Flow Country. The wide rolling plains and hills make stalking an exciting challenge for both the experienced and inexperienced stalker.

Stalking normally takes place from August to October and Hind Stalking from November to February. The estate also provides Roe stalking in the numerous forested areas.

The estate has developed a successful driven partridge shoot where birds are driven across deep gullies and ravines in spectacular settings close to the River Halladale. Walked up grouse over dogs is also available at Bighouse and on neighbouring estates. Falconers are also welcome.

There is also excellent rough shooting for woodcock, snipe and pheasant.

Lodge Facilities
12 well appointed en-suite bedrooms
Spacious and comfortable reception rooms and games room
The lodge is let on a fully catered basis to include all meals

Getting There
The lodge is situated just two and a half hours by road from Inverness Airport, or a 45 minute drive from Wick Airport. Bighouse Lodge is half a mile off the A836 Northern Highland Coastal Route. It is also possible to travel north from Inverness by train or coach.