One of the joys of Straloch is the loch with its tranquil atmosphere and lively bird life. Go kayaking in one of our three kayaks or take out the rowing boat. Fishing for wild brown trout is available by arrangement (see Sporting below).
There are lots of lovely walks from your door, from a gentle stroll around the loch to the energetic Ridge Walk with stunning views. There is a file of self-guided walks in the house. We also offer guided walks according to your particular interest, whether it's birds, wild flowers or archaeology. See Nature for more information.
Or how about a bespoke picnic, prepared especially for you and delivered to the site of your choice - it could be a traditional Highland picnic up in the heather hills, down by the waterfall on the river or a romantic dinner for two on the jetty by the loch. We can even organise a banquet for 10 or more people up in our lunch hut.
There is a hard tennis court five minutes' walk away and a games room with pool table, table tennis and darts (shared between the two houses).
Note: kayaks, rowing boat and tennis are available 1st April - 1st November only.
Straloch is a wonderful place for families. Each house has play frame with swings and slide and there's a football net and other garden games you can borrow.
Children love cycling up and down the quiet estate road to explore the Walled Garden or visit the red squirrel feeder. There's a den building area in the Millennium Wood where you can build your own or embellish the existing ones.
We have nature treasure hunts for children to help hone their observation skills and 'Wildlife Explorer' guided walks where they can learn to identify our more elusive animals like pine marten and otter from the signs they leave behind. There's pond dipping equipment too with ID charts.
A family favourite is a campfire picnic tea on the island. Camp cooking equipment provided.
With a resident population of Red and Roe deer and wild Brown trout in the loch, Straloch has plenty to offer the sporting enthusiast. Whether it's a day's stalking on the hill, or a peaceful morning on the water, you're guaranteed a memorable experience in stunning surroundings.
Stalking on the estate can be arranged in season via our agent Woodmill Shootings. Whether you're an old hand or a complete beginner, their expert stalkers will maximise your chances of a successful day. Please contact us or Steven Wade at Woodmill direct well in advance to book.
Fishing on the loch is available by arrangement at a special guest rate of £15 per rod per day (fly only, 3 rods maximum, rod for hire). Salmon fishing can be arranged locally with advanced notice, as well as fishing on neighbouring hill lochs. Please contact us as early as possible to book.