Kinpurnie estate in Scotland has been listed for sale for an asking price of £29 million. It is supposed to be the most valuable estate in Scotland and such properties have very rarely come to the market. It has been perhaps over a century that such an estate has become available. The estate comprises of thousands of acres of farmland, a range of holiday cottages, six lochs and a castle. The estate has been owned by wealthy shipping dynasty the Cayzers since early 1900s. Sir James Cayzer, the great-grandson of Sir Charles William Cayzer who founded the shipping company that made the family’s fortunes, lived on the estate till his death last year.
New Owners Can Enjoy Roe Deer Stalking and Pheasant Shoot
Sir Charles must have loved estates as he had given a Scottish estate to each of his six sons. The two major properties on the estate are the Kinpurnie Castle and the Thriepley House. The castle is the older of the two and was built in 1907. The other one is a more attractive residence as it is a mansion with beautiful gardens in a mix of Italian and Moorish style. Sir James who was a confirmed bachelor lived a simple life on the estate. He didn’t even indulge in pheasant shooting for which ample opportunity exists on the estate. However the new owners of the estate can dream of living like a monarch on the 5,400 acre estate. They can enjoy both roe deer stalking and a driven pheasant shoot. It is said to have one of Scotland’s most challenging drives.
It is Extremely Rare to Get an Estate of This Size on the Market
Kinpurnie has got all the ingredients of a classic Scottish estate. It boasts of a good shoot, classic houses and plenty of farming. Justin Marking, head of residential property at Savills, which is joint estate agent for Kinpurnie points out that it extremely rare to get an estate of this stature on the market. You never know, you might have to wait another century to get an opportunity to buy an estate of this size and caliber. Nigel Cayzer, Sir James’s nephew emphasized that they have taken the decision to put the estate on the market with great sadness as they have derived much pleasure from it. Maintenance of the estate is rather expensive but there are plenty of opportunities for revenue generation. There are eight holiday cottages on the estate and more leisure development is feasible. The large tracts of farmland can also be put to productive use.