“we so enjoyed our week –everyone was completely mesmerised by the Soval spell, and by the end of the week we were all so relaxed and laid back that we were barely functioning ! We loved staying in your wonderful house, waking up to those breath-taking views, being so beautifully looked after with all those delicious meals – in all being thoroughly spoilt! I do think that you have a brilliant team, there is such a happy atmosphere and everyone was so helpful and accommodating.”
“thank you for a fantastic stay at Soval. I liked everything about it – from the facilities and views, to the cooked breakfast and quite superb evening meals. (I have not had better beef or venison). The people working there were fantastic. Beyond the stunning scenery, there is something magical about the place. It was a real privilege to spend a week there.”
“Wonderful stay at Soval! Marvellous weather and many birds seen including cuckoo, white- tailed eagle, black guillemot, golden eagle, puffin. Also many mackerel caught, some of which for breakfast. Minke whale, fin whale, porpoise, great skua seen from boat. Lovely walking.”
Thirty years of mid-summer visits to Soval have conditioned me to surviving each winter by anticipating going there again. The attraction is not the Hebridean weather, but the magic of Soval itself, a blend of the journey there, the never-failing welcome, the re-union with old friends, the facilities and modern comforts of the Lodge, and its wonderful views across the Island. And then there’s the fishing !! spoilt for choice with brown trout that punch well above their weight, over the years we’ve had a go on countless lochs from bank and boat. Some are a “must” on every visit, like Trealaval – for its sights of eagle and deer, divers and terns, as much as for the fishing. Or if the salmon have come early into the Laxay or Langavat, the dream of catching one can come true (though in my case that took 18 years!) Equally memorable are the sea trips for mackerel and pollock, with magical views across the Minch and maybe of a few dolphins. I am not allowed home without a cool-box full of trout, but then can savour fish for its quality and the memories it recalls
There is something special about Soval which makes you want to return time and again. It is a unique combination of probably the most comfortable lodge in the Hebrides with fantastic views and first class service. The food is delicious and the staff both in the lodge and on the sporting field are excellent. The sport is challenging and great fun, and there is always something to do whatever the weather. The whole package comes very highly recommended by the Tully family.
I have been going to Soval for 30 years – and haven’t missed a year! It’s the place to fulfil all your sporting dreams, whether it is to catch your first salmon, shoot a right and left of grouse or bag a beautiful stag. The great thing about Soval is the variety of sport available and having 40,000 acres at your disposal. Many is the time that I have caught a salmon and sea trout in the morning and then bagged a grouse and snipe in the afternoon. The Lodge itself is extremely comfortable and has truly stunning views over the sea loch where I have seen otters playing along the shore and dolphins cavorting in the water. Eagles are regularly seen. For those of us who love the Scottish countryside and enjoy country sports, Soval is difficult to beat!