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CORROUR ESTATE

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Corrour is a 57,000 acre Highland estate. It is a haven for wildlife and tranquillity.

For thousands of years Corrour was uninhabited other than seasonal shepherds summering their flocks and drovers taking their cattle to market. 

The first lodge was built in the early nineteenth century.  It could only be reached on foot and was reputed to have been the highest inhabited house in Britain.

In 1891 Sir John Stirling Maxwell, a philanthropist from Glasgow, bought Corrour and built a new lodge. He was passionate about trees and plants and instrumental in establishing the Forestry Commission in 1919.  Sir John also planted Corrour’s magnificent rhododendron gardens.  His love for the outdoors was the start of environmental stewardship at Corrour.

In 2003 the current owners finished the new lodge, designed by Moshe Safdie. It is a rare example of first-class twentieth-century architecture in Scotland. Like Sir John, they run Corrour as a Scottish sporting estate that combines innovative land management with traditional values.   

In keeping with this, the lodge and seven holiday houses combine old-fashioned appeal with modern furnishing. They offer seclusion in spectacular surroundings.  With silent, peaceful nights, abundant wildlife and remarkable starscapes, Corrour is the ultimate wilderness escape.