Amat House

Amat House


Price on Application

For parties of up to 14.

Amat House is an old Ross Clan Chieftain's Hunting Lodge in a tranquil and remote setting between high heather-covered hills and an old majestic Caledonian forest of the same name.

The house itself stands on the very edge of the River Carron - you can hear the water flowing by you as you lie in bed.

Modernised at various times, the house today is neither enormous nor ugly. It is offered with 9 bedrooms and is comfortable for parties of 14 (maximum 16).

Facing south, Amat House overlooks a large garden with areas set aside for croquet and boules. To the east of the house is a modern conservatory overlooking the river. There is an extensive lawn area and a garden swing. There are ample parking facilities to the rear.

Amat House may be available for certain weeks throughout the year to parties who would like to get away from it all whilst enjoying high standards of comfort in an outstanding setting. Winter in the highlands has its own special kind of beauty.

The house is centrally heated.


Amat House

Amat House with extensive south facing gardens.

Garden from Tower

Amat House lawn and garden viewed from the Tower.

Garden far

Amat House viewe from end of garden lawn.

Otters carving

Wood carving of Otters at rear of Amat House.

Ground Floor

Dining Room

Dining Room

Tastefully appointed with ornate ceiling and woodwork,
it has fine views of the garden and a French door
to the front of the house.
There is a modern conservatory to the side.



A modern building overlooking the gardens.
It contains table and chairs as well as informal seating.

Drawing Room

Drawing Room

This is a comfortable and relaxing room with large picture windows
facing south and spectacular views across the gardens to the hills.

There is a feature fireplace (logs are provided),
a piano and a CD/Tape HiFi system.
Through a small hall is a door granting access to the gardens.

Off the Drawing Room is a Games Room containing
a Ping Pong table, table-top soccer, Bridge tables etc.
There is also a separate Billiards Room
with a full size table.



The kitchen adjoins the dining room. It is spacious and well-equipped
with oil-fired four-oven Aga, electric hob, microwave, freezer,
large refrigerator, two store rooms and ample worktop
and storage space.

There is a circular breakfast table to seat 8 with views of the river
and a television with SKY plus.

Bell board

Bell Board

In the long hall is an old-fashioned bell board with names of
the various rooms on it. Not even the owners are sure of which
was which as the bells have long been disconnected.

The names include Bonnie Prince Charlie's Room,
The Admiralty and The North Pole.

Guests in the house are always asked for their opinions.

washing machine

There is a laundry with washing machines, a tumble dryer and sinks;
a separate drying room with plenty of hanging space
for wet coats and boots. There are also 3 WCs.

First Floor

A first floor bedroom

A first floor bedroom.

Nursery Suite

This consists of two double-bedded rooms with an adjacent bathroom. Both of these rooms directly overlook the river at the east side of the house.

Elephant Room

This room has a large double four-poster and is equipped with a wash basin. The room faces south with views of the garden and hills.


A spacious twin-bedded room also with a wash basin and wonderful views. An adjacent bathroom serves Elephant and the Oaks.

West Wing

This contains a twin-bedded room with a connecting door (if required) to a double four-poster room with an adjoining bathroom. These rooms also face south across the gardens.

Second Floor

A second floor bedroom

A second floor bedroom.

Four rooms are available on the second floor.


A twin-bedded room with an adjacent shower room and WC.


A twin-bedded room.

Blue Room

Second floor four poster bedroom

Blue Room contains a single four-poster bed.


Another twin-bedded room.

Terms of Let

Terms and Conditions of Booking

Terms for Fishing and Self-catering Lets

Tenancies begin at 4pm on Sundays and tenants are asked to leave before 10am on the following Sunday, taking all empty bottles away.

Dogs are welcome but owners must be responsible for them at all times; unless they are reliably house-trained, they are not allowed in the properties. Under no circumstances are they allowed in the bedrooms. Tenants are expected to clean up any mess in the gardens before they leave. Tenants will be held fully responsible for any damage caused by any animal brought onto the estate by any member of their party, to property or livestock belonging to the estate or its crofters or any of their invitees or other tenants. Should any animal foul inside any of the cottages the estate WILL charge the tenant for professional cleaning of any linen, soft-furnishing, furniture or carpet affected.

50% of the rental is payable on booking. The tenancy will be created when the estate accepts the booking payment. The balance of the rental is payable at least 6 weeks before the start date of the tenancy. Failure to pay on time may result in loss of deposit and booking. Fuel, electricity and all linen is included in the rent. The accommodation must be left in a clean and tidy condition. Amat reserve the right to make an extra charge if this provision is not observed and to cover any breakages during the tenancy. Additional provisions of this Tenancy are advertised in the properties or will be supplied direct.

Terms for Fishing Lets only

The fishing and accommodation are offered only as a package.

From May to September inclusive, the fishings are offered as two 3-rod or 4-rod beats which revolve daily allowing both tenants to see all the water three times during the week.

Fishing is fly only and fishing will only be allowed between the hours of 7am and sunset. In agreement with Glencalvie and Gruinards Estates no ghillie will be allowed to fish except with and with the express permission of the tenant. We operate a Catch and Release Policy.

Tenants vehicles must not obstruct road users, or access to property or fields, or cross Glencalvie Bridge. They should use the parking spaces shown on maps provided. When fishing at the Park please park vehicles out of sight of Amat House.

Tenants who visit countries suffering from Gyrodactylus Salaris MUST satisfy the estate that their equipment is safe from this parasite. Failure to do so will result in the tenancy being cancelled immediately and without compensation.

Details of all fish caught, killed or returned must be entered in the fish register provided. At the end of the season these returns are submitted to the Scottish Office, Assessors Office and the local fishery board. A number of local regulations regarding fishing at Amat together with details of services and matters of interest are displayed in The Manse and Lizzies Cottage. The board’s bailiffs may ask to inspect Tenants’ tackle.


Self-catering Lets

Amat House, The Manse or Lizzies Cottage may be available.
Tenants wishing to book are advised to contact the estate office,
see below:

Amat Fishing Office
Amat, Ardgay, Sutherland. IV24 3BS

Telephone: 01863 755332


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