Fancy owning a historic Highland estate once visited by the Queen Mother?

Looking for a home to grow into? Fancy a Highland estate which had links to royalty? Then Dunnet Estate near Thurso in the Highlands may be right up your street.

The 10 bedroom mansion house offers views across the Pentland Firth towards the Orkney Islands and could be an ideal home or business opportunity for the new owners.

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The estate includes 1800 acres of land, planning permission for 10 lodges, the main House of the Northern Gate and six lochs, and gives an exciting opportunity to create a tourist destination thanks to the location, scenery and grounds.

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The house, which was a private stately home before becoming a hotel in the 60s, counts famous visitors such as the Queen Mother, Led Zeppelin and the Bay City Rollers - the latter of which are reported as being interested buyers when it came on the market in 1974.

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Sellers Auction House Scotland describe the state of the property: "Whilst the House is in need of modernisation/refurbishment the numerous development options (subject to any required permissions) could include a hotel, bed and breakfast or serviced apartments all geared towards the strong demand for local outdoor pursuits as well as taking advantage of the hugely popular North Coast 500 route which passes within a stone's throw of the House and Estate.

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"Of course, another option would be to become Laird of The Manor and create a stunning family home. Also contained as part of the Estate are 6 lochs suitable for brown trout fishing, 1750+ acres of heather hills for sport and grouse shooting."

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As well as these opportunities, there is a further scope for income available on the estate as there are six acres of land that have approved consent for ten timber lodges.

These lodges could be built and rented/sold by the new owner or, alternatively, an offer has been made by Cottage and Castle to enter into a 25 year ground lease at Β£20,000 p.a. and assume the build costs and ownership of the lodges themselves.

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Further details of the planning and lease agreement can be provided on request.

Finally, there is also planning approval for a new build, detached house on the ground. More details on this are available by request.

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Dunnet estate is on the market with Auction House Scotland for a guide price of Β£925,000.