A 3,790-acre estate in Highland Perthshire is being sold for the first time in nearly a century, with an asking price of £10.9m+.
Bolfracks Estate, near Aberfeldy, has been owned by the same family since 1922; it offers up a realm of residential, farming, sporting and forestry uses, including a nine-bedroom gothic principal house overlooking the River Tay with grand ornamental gardens, a contemporary five-bedroom house, and ten additional houses and cottages.
There’s also an in-hand organic livestock farm, commercial forestry plantations, a run-of-river hydro-electricity scheme, active planning consent for a camping and caravan development and for 14 log chalets, and a full range of traditional field sports – including a 2.66km beat of salmon fishing on the Upper River Tay and roe deer stalking. Strutt & Parker and John Clegg & Co are on as selling agents.
Built in the 17th century and enlarged in the 19th century by the Earl of Breadalbane in distinctive Gothic style, Bolfracks House looks the part; there’s crenelated gables and parapets, mullioned windows with dressed stone architraves, a panelled reception hall with polished oak floor, sash and casement timber-framed windows, open fireplaces with decorative surrounds and a window seat in the drawing room. It’s been pretty well-looked after more recently too, including the installation of a woodchip boiler to serve the central heating and hot water systems, which generates income under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI).
Bolfracks’ renowned ornamental gardens were established in the mid-18th century, and are currently open to the public between spring and autumn. A pride and joy of the current owner – Mrs Annie Price – the Bolfracks gardens “are amongst the most extensive and diverse gardens in the Highland Scotland”.
Tombuie House, the second big house on the property, is a contemporary five-bedroom house with some quite terrific views over Loch Tay to Ben Lawers, Schiehallion and the mountains of Glen Lyon.
The Bolfracks Estate is for sale as a whole for £10,900,000 or available in 16 lots.
Robert McCulloch, Partner in charge of estate sales for Strutt & Parker in Scotland: “Highland Perthshire is amongst the most attractive and sought after parts of the UK and Bolfracks is one of the best estates in the county. With a diverse selection of lots appealing to buyers right across the rural property spectrum, we expect a busy few months promoting the sale.”
Bolfracks in pictures