PROP­ERTY

Shooting Gazette - - This Month -

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.

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