Sporting estates and an expert view of the current market.
Extending to about 5,500 acres from the River Don in the south to 1,955 feet (596m) at the top of the Hill of Snowy Slack, this remarkable Scottish estate has much to attract the potential buyer.
The natural contours of the land provide a high degree of privacy for the estate’s most unusual feature: its two principle houses. Kildrummy House lies at the core of the estate, surrounded by a rich tapestry of trees and parkland allowing fine views over the surrounding countryside. The estate also includes the original residence, a fine category B listed Jacobean-style mansion house that has been run as a hotel for the past 60 years and can accommodate large shooting and house parties. There are also 12 houses and cottages across the estate, mainly let on Short Assured Tenancies, along with in-hand and tenanted farmland interspersed with attractive amenity woodlands and wellstocked stands of commercial forestry. Other diversified assets include an inn and a wind farm, available in addition to the main estate sale.
The farmland on Kildrummy totals about 2,075 acres and includes a mix of low ground to the south and west capable of growing spring crops and supporting grazing cattle, and heather hill and rough grazing to the north suited for sheep. The estate offers year-round sport with salmon and trout fishing on the River Don, grouse shooting and deer stalking on the higher ground and roe deer stalking on the woodland fringe. Forestry is also a key component and an integral part of the estate management, providing a useful income from thinning and structured felling from the commercial plantations. On the market for offers over £9.5m, this superb Scottish estate has unrivalled potential. Contact Savills on 0131 247 3704
The River Don runs through the south of the estate, providing excellent salmon fishing.
Kildrummy House is surrounded by outstanding Scottish countryside.