ABOUT TORRIDON ESTATE

& SURROUNDINGS

Situated on the shore of Loch Torridon, beneath the dramatic mountain ranges of Beinn Alligin and Liathach.

Torridon House was built in 1875, being constructed from the ancient Torridon red sandstone. The house was originally designed for family living, built by Duncan Darroch.

Torridon Estate is made up of 150 acres. The house itself is surrounded by a large garden, with native trees framing the large front lawn. Most of the area consists of native woodland, with the River Corry running through the forrest and passing beside the house. With a stunning waterfall and deeper plunge pools, the river is an eye catching piece of the property. 

The river is an important part of the household as it fuels the hydro turbine, which supplies the house with naturally generated electricity. As well as this, it supplies the house with pure water flowing down from the surrounding hills and natural springs. 

Torridon Estate is situated amongst some of the most beautiful and dramatic scenery in Northern Europe. 

Torridon Estate lies on the northern shores of upper Loch Torridon, a sea loch, and beneath the spectacular mountain ridges, of which are some very well known Munros, Beinn Alligin (3,232ft) and Lianthach (3,456ft). The southerly views across the sea loch are truly magnificent, topped off with the peak of Beinn Damph (2,957ft).

The nearest major town/city is Inverness, which lies about 47 miles to the east and which provides a full range of shops, services and amenities as well as an international airport and a mainline rail station. The well known area Applecross is 27 miles away and the Skye Bridge about a 1.5 hour drive. 

 

Torridon village is at the head of the loch about 1.5 miles along the shore line and comprises of a small crofting community. The local village provides a general store and cafe. Shieldaig and Kinlochewe are both very well known villages and are only about 20 minutes drive, from where there is easy access to the rest of Wester Ross and its spectacular scenery.

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Torridon House, Torridon, IV22 2HA Wester Ross Scotland | bookings@torridonestate.com | 0044 1445 793159

© 2019 by Adelle Stead | Some images by Steve Carter

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