Galbraith is pleased to bring to the market the Finsbay, Flodabay and Stockinish fishings, a wonderful and mixed wild fishery in spectacular rivers and lochs on South Harris, Outer Hebrides.
The property offers fishing on three river systems and around 100 lochs, with a five-year average annual catch of 49 sea trout, 264 brown trout and the occasional salmon.
The fishings are for sale as a going concern and the sale includes three superb Scandinavian style three bedroom lodges, generating significant holiday rental income, a comfortable modern five bedroom bungalow and a traditional three bedroom cottage, all with far-reaching views.
John Bound of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “This is a superb wild fishery set amidst the dramatic and unspoilt scenery of the Hebrides, which with its wonderful lodges and holiday cottage offers an excellent opportunity for the purchaser to develop a very successful business. There may be the potential to further expand the lodges, subject to planning permission. This is a perfect location for private parties to come to Scotland to fish and enjoy the spectacular and wild countryside.”
The Finsbay, Flodabay and Stockinish fishings comprise three separate beats, all linked to the sea and with fishing rights on about 100 lochs between them, some with salmon and sea trout but many with brown trout only. Fishing has traditionally been restricted to fly only and the current owner has encouraged the release of salmon and sea trout. A number of lochs are fished by boat, with many being fished only from the bank.
The surrounding area is one of spectacular open moorland. The coastal waters are dotted with charming bays and peaceful inlets that abound with seals, the occasional otter and with regular sightings of sea eagles.
Cottages / Lodges
• Two Water Lodge
Two Water Lodge is a detached bungalow situated at the southern end of Stockinish. The single-storey accommodation comprises: sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, five bedrooms, (four en-suite), bathroom and WC. The house stands in a pleasant garden with four useful storage sheds and there is a slipway in the bay. It is currently used as the owner’s residence.
• Cliff Cottage
Situated on the coast by Loch Beacrevic, between the main road and the sea, just over two miles from Two Water Lodge, with a lovely outlook over the Minch towards Skye. Cliffe cottage is a traditional, detached cottage. It is currently let as a holiday cottage, with kitchen/dining room, three bedrooms and bathroom.
• Finsbay Lodges
These three timber framed Scandinavian style lodges, Coll, Arran and Inver, have stunning views, overlooking the river that runs into Loch Finsbay. They sit in some 15 acres which are included in the sale and lie below the main road on the edge of the coast and include the attractive fishing bothy and the site of the old Finsbay sporting lodge, that was built by Lord Leverhulme and was demolished in 1925.
Subject to planning consent, there may be potential for building further lodges or indeed a sporting lodge on the site of the old lodge.
The lodges are all similar, spacious, extremely comfortable, well equipped and built to a very high standard. They are let as holiday homes and generate significant rental income, details of which are available on request. For the current season, bookings secured for the lodges show an occupancy rate of 69 per cent, despite the recent travel restrictions.
• Fishing Bothy
Situated just to the south east of the Lodges and on the edge of the bay, this traditional stone-built fishing hut has a bunk room and a kitchenette catering for overnight fishermen.
The Finsbay, Flodabay and Stockinish fishings are situated on the east coast of South Harris, amidst a maze of rocky inlets and a stunning landscape known as the Bays.
On the south eastern tip of the island lies Rodel, site of the medieval church of St Clement. A short distance along the coast from Rodel is Leverburgh, once a centre for the herring fishery and now the ferry terminal to Berneray, giving access to all the Uists.
Also nearby are the famous Isle of Harris distillery and the Harris Tweed shop.
Stornoway is 48 miles distant, with an airport offering connections to the mainland and ferry service to Ullapool.
The Finsbay, Flodabay and Stockinish fishings is for sale through Galbraith as a going concern for offers over £1,350,000.
For further details please contact John Bound at Galbraith.
Telephone (+44) 01463 22434