The Last Great Wilderness

The Last Great Wilderness

The estate was owned by the late Paul van Vlissingen and is known as "The Last Great Wilderness" of Scotland.

Following the late Paul van Vlissingen, the van Vlissingen family considers itself to be the guardian of that land and manages it accordingly.
The Letterewe Estate is renowned as one of the few remaining undisturbed habitats for some of Europe's rarest species of birds and animals. It stretches over some 17,500 hectares of majestic mountains and beautiful lochs, and is uninterrupted by any surfaced roads or modern developments. It is home to the golden eagle, the pine marten, otters, northern divers, 2,000 red deer and numerous wild goats.

During your stay you will be able to study the geology of the most ancient cliffs in Britain (disputably between 650 and 625 million years old!). You can wander through the most northerly natural oak forest in the world, and experience something similar to the ancient Caledonian forest in the undisturbed vegetation of the inland loch islands.


Letterewe Estate

90,000 acres
Points of interest
  1. Letterewe
  2. Ardlair
  3. Carnmore



  • Letterewe

    Letterewe is originally built as a shooting lodge, and is only accessible by our private boat across Loch Maree. Letterewe successfully combines grand accommodation with a social ambience. It is in this spectacular setting ideal for entertaining friends and family. The family kitchen is a cook’s delight, the atmospheric dining room has a large log fire, the cosy sitting room and study are ideal for relaxing whilst the games area provides entertainment. Letterewe is a self-catering house. The maximum number of guests is 17 and 19 incl. the 4 poster bedroom.

    Accommodation: Ground floor: sitting room with log fire open to the games area with 3⁄4 sized snooker table, atmospheric dining room with paneled ceiling and log fire, farmhouse kitchen with flagstone floor and oil fired Aga, utility room, library with open fire, twin bedroom with wash basin, toilet. First floor: four double bedrooms, two twin plus one attic twin bedroom, one single bedroom, bathroom with toilet, 2 bathrooms and shower room, 1 toilet. Extra accommodation of a four-poster en-suite may be available. Garden with furniture. We can supply telephone numbers for cooks.

    Download the Letterewe Energy Performance Certificate here

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  • Carnmore

    Carnmore Lodge, situated at the foot of the awesome Carnmore Crag is dwarfed by two of Britain’s most remote mountains, Ruadh Stac Mor and A’Mhaighdean.

    Carnmore Lodge, sitting in the centre of the Fisherfield Forest is let primarily for Red Deer Stalking, but is also the perfect place for brown trout fishing, hill walking or photographing the beautiful scenery.

    The charm of Carnmore Lodge was shown on the film Moladh Da Bheinn, (In Praise of Two Mountains) which has been on Scottish Television twice.

    Carnmore is a self-catering house. The maximum number of guests is 8.

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    Fionn Loch is considered to be one of the best wild brown trout lochs in the area. On Fionn Loch, Loch Maree and Loch Kernsary there is catch and release where all salmon and sea trout should be returned.

    Carnmore Lodge has three twin rooms and one double, two bathrooms, one with shower and other with bath.

    A sitting-room with open log fire and kitchen with oil ray burn and gas fridge freezer. Light from candles and lamps add to the charm of your stay.

    Closed from end of October until beginning of May.



  • Ardlair

    Ardlair Lodge

    Ardlair Lodge is situated on the north shore of Loch Maree with its stunning views over the loch towards the Torridon Mountains. Ardlair Lodge has huge windows to look at the breathtaking views or watch the deer grazing the fields in the evenings. Ardlair is a self-catering house. The maximum number of guests is 10. 

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    - A boat on Loch Maree, Loch Kernsary and Fionn Loch.
    - Pets are to be only by arrangement or with permission.
    - Please contact us further details, rates and availability.


    The open plan kitchen and sitting room with its huge log fire and gas lights create a wonderful atmosphere. Ardlair has 5 double bedrooms. Ardlair is also convenient to visit Inverewe Gardens with its world famous collection of botanical treasures. The nearest village is Poolewe (7 miles), which has a small grocery store, café, hotel and the local swimming pool. A further six miles is the village of Gairloch with its beautiful sandy beach, various shops, hotels, restaurants and a nine holes golf course.

    Download the Ardlair Energy Performance Certificate here



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