The Estate Office, Ulzieside
Sanquhar, DG4 6LA
01659 58697



South Ayrshire

Dalreoch Estate is a peaceful haven nestled in the verdant Stinchar Valley with rolling hills providing stunning views to the moors, river and sea. The ancient landscape is a playground for sporting, fishing, golfing and walking. 


“While the estate is larger, the shoot covers approximately 3,000 acres of hill ground and woodland and has 15 main drives, a mixture of woodland, glades and “off-hill shooting” in ravines and gullies. Noted drives are Dangart Wood, The Laundry, The Horseshoe and The Quarry. This is primarily a family shoot… a few let days are available. This shoot does not have a commercial feel.” – The Field


15 main drives cover woodland, glades, ravines and gullies and yield diverse bags of pheasant, partridge, woodcock, duck and snipe.

Bags vary from 100 to 250 birds. Quality driven pheasants and partridges are driven from mature woodland and high ground cover crops. The steep hills of the valley challenge guns with numerous high, fast birds.

Lunch provided in the newly refurbished Burnfoot Shoot Room.


The bracken and gorse banks offer excellent rough shooting and with a healthy population of woodcock, walked up shooting is both exciting and rewarding.

Small bags but days full of excitement can be guaranteed.


The River Stinchar is a beautiful west coast spate river in South Ayrshire, famous for Salmon and Sea Trout. The river has a wide range of classic fly water set in the quiet rural surroundings of the Stinchar Valley, rising in the Carrick Forest and running through the villages of Barr, Pinwherry and Colmonell down to the sea at Ballantrae.

The three main beats supply the angler with mostly double bank fishing over 3.25 miles. The river banks are well kept, allowing fishing from the bank and wading. There are a number of fishing huts and there is a full time ghillie on hand to offer advice and guidance throughout your time on the river.

The salmon fishing season runs from February 26th to 31st October. Day tickets are available for the Dalreoch and Almont beats. The Bardrochat Beat is syndicated but day rods may become available.


Bardrochat and House Beat: Bardrochat has single bank fishing (left bank) for ¾ mile upstream of Colmonell Bridge to Garnaburn. The adjacent House Beat has double bank fishing for another ¼ mile upstream of Garnaburn.

Dalreoch: The main beat on the estate accommodates 6 rods over 1 ½ miles of double bank fishing. With 11 named pools and a mixture of runs and glides the beat offers classic fly water along its entire length. The beat is well maintained and has three fishing huts.

Almont: Almont has ¾ of a mile of water and is slightly different in character from its neighbour, the beat has five named pools and some enticing runs.


The magnificent Bardrochat House commands impressive views of rolling hills from its hill-top position.

This substantial country home can provide accommodation for up to 16 people in luxurious surroundings on a fully catered basis.

The Estate Office, Ulzieside
Sanquhar, DG4 6LA
01659 58697