In Brief

Need more outdoor space? This Scottish Highlands estate is all yours for £7.5m

The 9,300-acre Kinrara Estate lies on the edge of Cairngorm National Park

An exodus is under way as people in towns and cities look to buy properties in more rural locations. 

If you’re a city-dweller seeking an escape to the country for more outdoor space, then the Scottish Highlands may just be the location for you. And should you have a cool £7.5m spare then there’s a perfect place that has just come on to the market.

The idyllic and peaceful Kinrara Estate in Upper Speyside forms part of the renowned Monadhliath range of hills and the southern part of the estate lies within the Cairngorm National Park.

Extending to 9,309 acres, it offers opportunities for recreation, conservation, forestry, farming, shooting and fishing and is sold with a number of houses and outbuildings. 

John Bound, a partner with property consultancy Galbraith, which is selling the estate, said: “Kinrara offers a rare opportunity to own and play a key role in the ongoing stewardship of this stunning landscape, including some of the UK’s most sensitive and important habitats.

“The estate offers very considerable afforestation potential, and lucrative carbon capture potential and a feature of the estate is the natural and ancient oak woodlands situated on the north side of the A9. The areas of peatland at Kinrara could also be a significant asset in the quickly developing carbon economy. 

“It is a wonderful, mixed estate, underpinned by good housing, farming, significant forestry and sporting activities.”

Kinrara Estate, Scottish Highlands
Multiple houses and cottages

The estate is complemented by the six-bedroom Lynwilg House, a bright and spacious Edwardian house with views to the Cairngorms. The accommodation is of a high standard with four welcoming reception rooms, six bedrooms and five bathrooms. 

There are seven further houses and cottages on the estate and a good number of useful outbuildings, including a wonderful shoot room and two boathouses on Loch Alvie.

Sport and hunting

The Kinrara moor is one of the finest driven grouse moors in the Highlands. With its gullies, ridges and undulating terrain, it provides the most challenging and exciting driven grouse shooting. 

The estate also offers some enjoyable red deer and roe stalking and there is also a particularly challenging high bird pheasant shoot. 

Salmon fishing is available on the River Dulnain, an important spawning tributary of the river Spey. Although a spate river and while no formal records have been kept, there are a number of holding pools that can provide sport in the right conditions. 

Loch Alvie and the hill loch, Lochan Dubh, both offer enjoyable trout fishing.

Kinrara Estate, Scottish Highlands
Woodland adventures

A significant proportion of the low ground at Kinrara, some 254 acres, is woodland, with species such as silver birch, rowan and native Scots Pine.

Much of the woodland is noted within the Ancient Woodland Inventory. In addition, there are around 12 acres of conifer plantation, which offer shelter and cover for the farming and sporting enterprises.

See the full listing at galbraithgroup.com

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