This traditional stone cottage built
in the 1800’s for slate
quarry workers nestles in the little hamlet of Inverlussa, near the
River. There is no television reception so an ideal venue for a ‘get
holiday. The place to enjoy that book that you had no time to read, or
fashioned games with the children or just sit and drink in the view
Sound of Jura.
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Barnhill is Jura’s
newest estate, being formed in 1990 when the Fletcher family divided
estate into two units. It covers 2700 hectares of rugged but
moorland and coastline up to the most northern tip of Jura. Here lies
notorious Corryvrekan whirlpool, one of Europe’s natural wonders. The
holds the largest protected woodland on Jura in the Kinuachdrach SSSI.
area, which is a mix of birch, rowan, ash and a few oaks, has been
protection as it is considered one of the best natural ancient Atlantic
woodlands. There is further interesting woodland in the stunning Glen
These splashes of tree cover in the moorland provide shelter for deer,
stoats, voles and a large range of birds and insects. Including Sea
which have moved over from the Island of Mull. These magnificent birds
largest avian predator and are easy to identify due to their size.
A wide range of hill lochs provides
exciting and challenging
wild brown trout fishing (fly fishing only) as well as a haven for
wildfowl. The Red Deer population, which ranges from 350 to 400,
with the wild goats on the west coast glens and shoreline. Seaweed is a
favourite food in the winter and early spring. Deer provide the main
income to the estate, which comes from the hire of professional guides
the shooting season and also from the sale of venison.
This northernmost part of Jura has
been a stage for much of
the islands history. Being so close to the Scottish mainland it was an
entry point to the ancient Kingdom of Alba and late for the warring
clans over the years as the political forces
changed in Scotland. The surrounding landscape provides other
in many of the Gaelic place names, including the “lost”
settlement of Troag, or Troig, which
is not so lost if one consults early maps, and the mystery of Con Tom
standing stones and stunning views towards Scotland’s heartland.
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