Submitted by Owen McCafferty on Mon, 2010-01-11
The Overscaig is an ideal base to explore all the attractions of the Northern Highlands – Caithness, Sutherland and Ross-shire. Overscaig House Hotel sits in the heart of Sutherland and guests enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the location overlooking Loch Shin. Eight modern bedrooms all have refreshment trays, telephone, television, DVD, ensuite facilities and most have loch views. The hotel has boats available for fishing on Loch Shin, Ghriama and Merkland. Lochs provide excellent sport for wild brown trout and the occasional Artic Char.
By arrangement the with Merkland Estate the hotel issues permits for the Merkland waters (available to residents only). Access to hill lochs may be restricted due to deer management/activities/shooting Average fish on fly is approx 2/4 – 1lb with fish up to 3lbs caught regularly. It is a wonderful area, rich in wildlife, birds, history & archaeology as well as being superb for outdoor pursuits such as walking, climbing and fishing.
The Overscaig offers a unique experience: peace and tranquillity with a warm Highland welcome, at the heart of the spectacular region that is the Northern Highlands and enjoy the peace and tranquility of its wonderful location overlooking Loch Shin. Have have 8 modern en-suite bedrooms, all of which have tea & coffee trays, telephone, TV & DVD player and most have loch views. Loch Shin, Loch Ghriama and Loch Merkland all within a short distance from the hotel.
People come from all over the world to fish Highland lochs for their wild Brown Trout. Our local lochs produce excellent wild trout, and the occasional salmon, although these are rare. Loch Shin and Loch Merkland also have a population of Artic Char that can be caught on the fly occasionally. With 6 boats available there are plenty of good drifts where you could find that record breaking trout and many believe that the British record will be broken by a trout from Loch Shin.
Contact: The Overscaig House Hotel Tel: +44(0)1549 431203
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