Scottish Estate Offers Castle, Great Pheasant Hunting

Scottish Estate Offers Castle, Great Pheasant Hunting

Residential News » Cool Property | By Cool Property Team | September 27, 2013 9:19 AM ET

Kinpurnie Estate is a baronial spread of 5,400 acres in the Scottish hills, renowned for pheasant hunting. But the estate is more than simply a haven for pheasant-hunting enthusiasts.

Castle-interior-2---Kinpurnie-Scotland-Savills.jpg"Whilst the focus in recent years has been on pheasants, it has in the past also produced exceptional partridge drives," the listing assures potential buyers.

The centerpiece of the sporting estate, located about 75 miles from Edinburgh and Glasgow, is the 106-year-old Kinpurnie Castle, offering views of the surrounding valley and lochs.

"Despite its imposing exterior, the castle is surprisingly manageable and discreetly positioned in lightly wooded grounds with an enchanted walled garden," according to promotional materials for the property.

Thriepley-with-loch--Kinpurnie-Scotland-Savills.jpgIn addition to the castle and the newer nine-bedroom Thriepley House, the estate includes 26 residential properties, ranging from one bedroom cottages to larger four and five bedroom houses, with an established holiday letting business, according to the listing.
The estate was the home of Sir James Cayzer, who died in 2012. The property has been in the Cayzer family since 1905.

"It is with considerable sadness that we are placing Kinpurnie on the market," Sir James' nephew, Nigel Cayzer, said in a statement. "While it will be a great wrench for me and for my family, the estate has never looked better, and I very much hope that a new owner will derive as much pleasure from it in the future as it have given us over the last 30 years."

Estate-house--Kinpurnie-Scotland-Savills.jpgThe castle, residences and agricultural land will appeal to the accountants, but it's the sporting aspects of the estate that may be the big selling point.

"The lochs and ponds across the estate provide exciting duck flighting and there is some rough shooting for woodcock and snipe," according to the materials. "The estate has excellent roe deer stalking, both on the low ground around the woodlands and on the heathery slopes of Newtyle Hill which also offers the chance to bag the occasional walked-up grouse whilst enjoying the spectacular panoramic views."

The property is available as one estate or 23 lots. But the seller is only accepting offers "over £29 million ($46.6 million)" for the whole package.

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