Fancy owning a Scottish estate?

If you love the outdoors and have some money to spend on a Scottish stomping ground then you could do worse than Bolfracks Estate, which has just gone on the market with Strutt & Parker.

This residential, farming, sporting and forestry estate is located near Aberfeldy and is on market for the first time in almost a century, for offers over £10,900,000.

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It is a mixed-use estate with a wide range of assets and income streams.

The estate, which has been in the ownership of the same family since 1922, extends to 3,790 acres and includes a nine-bedroom principal house with renowned gardens, a contemporary five-bedroom house, an additional residential property portfolio, an in-hand organic livestock farm, diverse and productive commercial forestry plantations, a run-of-river hydro-electricity scheme, leisure and tourism opportunities and a diverse range of traditional field sports.

Picture: Tombuie House, Strutt and Parker

Built in the 17th century and enlarged in the 19th century by the Earl of Breadalbane in distinctive Gothic style, Bolfracks House boasts a number of striking architectural features including crenelated gables and parapets, mullioned windows with dressed stone architraves, a panelled reception hall with polished oak floor, sash and casement timber-framed windows, open fireplaces with decorative surrounds and a window seat in the drawing room.

Picture: Bolfracks House interior, Strutt and Parker

The house has been carefully maintained and recent improvements include the installation of a woodchip boiler to serve the central heating and hot water systems. Generating income under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), this has significantly reduced running costs while consistent heating has also improved the fabric of the house.

Picture: Tombuie House is part of the estate, Strutt and Parker

Tombuie House is a contemporary five-bedroom house in an elevated setting with outstanding views over Loch Tay to Ben Lawers, Schiehallion and the mountains of Glen Lyon.

The residential portfolio includes a further 10 houses and cottages.

Bolfracks Estate is known for its gardens and an impressive collections of rare and unusual plants.

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An ornamental garden, currently open to the public between spring and autumn, was established at Bolfracks in the mid-18th century but most of what can be seen today was initiated by the late Mr J Douglas Hutchison, uncle of the current owner.

This has been significantly developed by the owner, Mrs Annie Price, to the extent that the Bolfracks gardens are amongst the most extensive and diverse gardens in the Highland Scotland.

Picture: Bolfracks Estate, Strutt and Parker

The stream garden along the course of Bolfracks burn was designed and constructed by Ian Lawrie of Dundee in 1928. It was restored and replanted between 1983 and 1985.

The in-hand farm, formally organic since 2001, is based on the production and finishing of lambs from a breeding flock of around 940 ewes crossed exclusively with Texel tups.

The forestry, extending to 2,674 acres, forms a major part of the estate and has been extended and enhanced by the current owners.

With carefully managed annual harvesting and thinning programmes, these forests offer the potential for truly sustainable forestry activities.

The hydro-electricity scheme, built by the owners and commissioned in 2005, earns an average net annual income of £90,000.

Picture: the estate has many revenue streams, Strutt and Parker

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The estate is served by biomass energy, following the installation of woodchip and pellet heating systems, and the owners also operate a wood-chipping business which serves other estates in the area.

A 2.66km beat of salmon fishing on the Upper River Tay has six named pools and is fished by up to six rods with a five-year average of 14 salmon/grilse.

The sportings also include a high bird driven pheasant, partridge and duck shoot, trout fishing, duck flighting on three ponds, woodcock shooting and outstanding roe deer stalking.

Picture: West Styx cottage, Strutt and Parker

There are also opportunities for tourism and development on the estate. One of the cottages, West Lodge, is let as a holiday cottage whilst there is active planning consent for a camping and caravan development with associated infrastructure and facilities and also 14 log chalets.

Robert McCulloch, Partner in charge of estate sales for Strutt & Parker in Scotland, said: “Highland Perthshire is amongst the most attractive and sought after parts of the UK and Bolfracks is one of the best estates in the county.

"With a diverse selection of lots appealing to buyers right across the rural property spectrum, we expect a busy few months promoting the sale.”

Bolfracks Estate is for sale as a whole for offers over £10,900,000 or available in 16 lots.