For the first time since 1985, a section of the Lower Cassley has come to the market.
The Oykel and Cassley river system has a fantastic reputation for good quality salmon fishing. The Lower Cassley falls within the River Oykel SAC for the purposes of the Conservation of Salmon (Scotland) Regulations 2016. For the 2019 season assessment, it is proposed that the River Oykel SAC should remain Grade I. The assessment of the Kyle of Sutherland District Salmon Fishing Board has set the current rates at £7,500, effective from April 2017.
The Kyle Fishings extend to about 3.8 miles. There is a right to fish for migratory fish by rod and line only, in the area of the Culrain Fishings in the Kyle of Sutherland, both from the left bank and from one boat, opposite to the Rosehall Estate. The Kyle Fishings have been little used in recent years however they offer potential particularly in times of low water in the River Cassley itself.
The Achness Parks extend to about 42.6 acres (17.3 ha) of permanent pasture, rough grazing and attractive mixed conifer and broadleaf amenity woodland around the Achness Falls. The Parks are let on a seasonal grazing licence from 1st January 2019 until 30 December 2019.
Achness Hotel (part share of the business) is set within grounds of about 5.7 acres (2.3 ha) in the hamlet of Rosehall. Originally a traditional farmhouse with a stone steading, over the years it has been extended to provide the accommodation currently in use today.
The small rural community of Rosehall is situated in the heart of the Highlands some 9 miles west of Lairg. Lairg has a greater range of facilities including a railway station with services north to Wick and Thurso and south to Inverness.
From the Victorian era the Highlands of Scotland have drawn angling enthusiasts. To this day, the pristine countryside has hardly changed and the River Cassley, with its strong salmon runs, provides good sport with a variety of exciting beats for the keen fisherman.
Locally there is red deer and Sika deer stalking and there are several Munros within easy reach providing plenty of choice to hill walkers and mountaineers. The array of wildlife includes golden eagles, sea eagles, ospreys, falcons, woodpeckers, otters and badgers. The west coast, with its dramatic scenery, is within easy reach. Other attractions which are easily reached include Dornoch and its world famous golf course to the east and Lochinver and Ullapool to the west.
The main regional centre, Inverness, has all the facilities and amenities to hand including a modern shopping centre, hotels, restaurants, theatre, cinemas, hospital and mainline railway station. Inverness Airport has numerous services to destinations both domestic and international including London Gatwick and Heathrow.