In pictures: huge Highland estate hits the market
Glenlochay Estate is on the market with Galbraith for offers over £4,200,000 and includes an impressive 12,816 acres, three cottages, two Bothys, a traditional farmhouse and farm buildings.
The estate, which lies in a beautiful glen, will also offers new owners the chance to take up farming as it currently runs a productive farm with mainly sheep and cows.
The estates 12,816 acres offers privacy, seclusion and vast areas for deer stalking or walking. Winding through the centre of the estate is the River Lochay. Kenknock Farmhouse, steadings and cottage, together with Badour Cottages and Batavaime Bothy all lie on the northern side of the river and enjoy outstanding southerly views.
The lands of Glenlochay comprise in-bye and hill ground rising from 490 feet (150m) above sea level alongside the River Lochay to 3363 feet (1025m) at the summit of Ben Challum.
An important conservation programme, comprising the planting of 11 new native woodland blocks known as ‘The Forest of Mamlorn Project’, was undertaken between 2011 and 2015 and extends to some 1,306 acres, with older pockets of woodland providing further shelter and variety to the landscape.
Glenlochay, at one time, formed part of one of Scotland’s most prolific and spectacular deer forests and during the 1970’s carried an excess of 1,500 hinds.