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Croick Estate is in the middle of the northern Highlands of Scotland. Covering some 12,000 acres, it is a wonderful mix of fertile strath, and surrounding hills, trees and heather, river and loch. It is home to a wide range of wildlife including four species of deer, eagles and black grouse.

Croick is the ideal destination for active family’s and small groups wanting to have adventures together. These might include:

  • walking miles, and enjoying great views;
  • fishing for trout in remote lochs or for salmon in a small but prolific river;
  • spotting black and red grouse, eagles, kestrels, oyster catchers, curlews and many other birds;
  • camping in the remote Creag Mohr bothy;
  • watching deer in the wild;
  • enjoying the challenge of stalking sika or red deer as we manage our deer numbers;
  • taking day trips to anywhere from Ullapool to Dornoch, Brora or Dingwall;
  • or simply relaxing in front of the fire in the comfort of the Old Manse.

If you are interested in a holiday at Croick, please follow this link:

http://www.unique-cottages.co.uk/cottages/highlands/sutherland/croick_manse

Previously managed as part of a large-scale sheep farm it is gradually being restored to provide the diverse habitat in which the natural wildlife of the northern Highlands can flourish alongside sustainable agriculture.

Our family is privileged to own the Estate, which we bought in 2003 and which we call home. We believe that ownership means stewardship. As stewards, it is our responsibility to leave the land and the habitat in good condition for the next generation. And we are happy to share the Estate with all who wish to enjoy it responsibly, whether for a day’s walk or a fortnight’s holiday.

This website cannot be a substitute for visiting Croick in person, and we hope that you will visit us soon. If you are considering a visit you can find here:

  • A regular blog, which update you on what is happening on and around the estate.
  • Details of the Old Manse, a holiday cottage which is available for let for up to eight people, together with details of fishing and stalking which can be made available as part of a holiday let, or separately.
  • Information about Creag Mohr bothy on the estate which can provide overnight shelter for those walking from Ullapool to Croick and onwards, a great destination for a walk from Croick or an overnight adventure for parties holidaying at Croick.
  • More about the history of Croick and Croick Church
  • Information about how to find us and contact us.

Enjoy the website and we look forward to welcoming you to Croick.

James and Carol Hall

croickestate@googlemail.com

6 Responses to Home

  1. Morag Brownlow says:

    Love the blog about Croick. Please keep it going.
    Croick is very dear to my family. My father John Bannerman had the fishing rights from 1954 until the late 70’s. He rented it from the Campbells and then Bob Wilson. We all spent our summers in nearby Tain and then Ardgay.
    In 2010 my daughter, son and their family’s spent an idyllic week at the Old Manse at the beginning of June. The house was lovely and just perfect for 4 grown ups, a baby and 4 children. Alistair was always on hand and so friendly, nothing was too much trouble for him. The weather was gorgeous following some weeks of rain. So river was in fine fettle but only on Sunday! Next day it went down so no fish. Although we all love fishing we were not there for the fish as we know that the Blackwater is a spate river and early June is not the best time for fish. The grand children made friends with the hens and one in particular – they named her Cluckalina! Alistair had wondered why the hens had not been laying until the children found a nest in the bulrushes with around 60 eggs!!
    My husband and I have a small holiday home in Ardgay so it was ideal for the young to be out at Croick within easy reach.
    I know they would love to come up again and rent the Old Manse but with my son and his family now abroad their holidays have not yet synchronized with my daughter’s family.
    Morag Brownlow

    • Croick says:

      Morag

      Thank you very much for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Croick as soon as possible.

      Thank you also for your encouraging words about the website. It is certainly my intention to keep it going, though I’m aware I have been quiet for a few weeks now.

      James Hall

  2. Morag Soszka says:

    Hiya ,
    I very often walk up to Croick as i live on Amat estate .. I have e-mail you photos that i have done on. . E-mail may have gone in your spam folder .. I have more if you want them cheers for now Morag

  3. Hi Guys , Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog and the follow, hope you liked what you saw. Looking forward to seeing more from you, :-)

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