A his­toric tower, Perthshire prop­er­ties, hid­den gems and our wreck of the month in Blair­gowrie

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The orig­i­nal Ack­ergill Tower is be­lieved to date from 1475. It was sig­nif­i­cantly ex­tended in the mid-19th cen­tury by the fa­mous Scot­tish ar­chi­tect David Bryce and in the 1980s the tower was re­stored to its de­served grandeur. Set in 30 acres of its own grounds with a lease of shoot­ing and fish­ing rights over an ad­join­ing 3,000 acres, the prop­erty in­cludes a Vic­to­rian walled gar­den, wood­lands, for­mal lawns, pri­vate gar­dens and an oval park in which two B-listed dove­cotes are lo­cated. In ad­di­tion to the unique­ness of the prop­erty it­self and its ac­ces­si­ble lo­ca­tion, Ack­ergill Tower can of­fer real flex­i­bil­ity of use. It can op­er­ate as ei­ther a coun­try house ho­tel busi­ness, an ex­clu­sive-use venue or a con­fer­ence venue.

Clockwise from top: Ex­te­rior of Ack­ergill Tower; tower bed­room; for­mer sta­ble block con­verted into lux­ury ac­co­mo­da­tion; great hall; tree­house.

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