Secluded estate sees productive sheep enterprise included on 12,816ac
Galbraith brings to the market Glenlochay Estate, comprising 12,816ac with farming, conservation, forestry and sporting interests. It is located in a secluded area of Highland Perthsire, in the Killin area.
Although secluded, the property is highly accessible. The quaint village of Killin is 8 miles in distance, providing day-to-day amenities.
Further afield is Aberfeldy (29 miles); Crieff (34 miles); Stirling (45 miles); Perth (53 miles); Glasgow (78 miles); and Edinburgh (81 miles).
The lands of Glenlochay comprise in-bye and hill ground rising from 490ft above sea level alongside the River Lochay to 3,363ft.
Much of the land is designated as rough grazing. It is classified Grade 5.1 to 7 by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research.
The farmland is all designated as being in Payment Region 3 and in the Less Favoured Area (Severely Disadvantaged C). Therefore, it is eligible for subsidy claims under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme.
Sheep and cattle
The estate runs a productive, principally sheep farming enterprise; 2,400 Blackface and Blackface/Swaledale cross ewes and gimmers.
There is also a small beef suckler herd of 59 Luing/beef Short Horn cross cattle.
Contained at the core of the estate is a range of outbuildings.
These include two general purpose sheds. The first is a 7-bay ‘Algo’ steel shed. It is part-fitted internally with sheep pens. It comes with electricity and water.
The second is an 8-bay ‘Dale’ steel shed. It is part-fitted internally with a cattle court. It also comes with electricity and water.
There are six timber kennels with runs to the south of the first shed. To the north-west of this shed also is a sheep fank together with cattle handling facilities.
To the north of the ‘West Kenknock Cottage’ is a further four timber kennels.
As well, there is a 10-bay ‘Algo’ steel sheep shed with three raised central feed passages and a continuous flow water system.
Lastly is a stock handling shed.
Under ‘The Forest of Mamlorn Project’, seven native woodland blocks were planted between 2011 and 2015. It comprises native broadleaves with some Scots pine.
It encompasses 1,306ac. The grant is due to be paid to the estate from 2019 to 2030 at a total of £373,243.
Kenknock farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse. It is currently occupied under a service occupancy by the head shepherd.
The ground floor comprises: a hall; a dining room; a breakfasting kitchen; and a sitting room. The first floor comprises: two bedrooms; a box room; and a family bathroom.
Further buildings include:
- West Kenknock cottage;
- Badour cottages;
- Badour Bothy;
- Batavaime Bothy; and
- A new shooting lodge.
Stalking, grouse shooting and fishing are opportunities that Glenlochay Estate provide for.
There is hydro potential, what with the prospect for a hydro scheme up to 250kW.
Viewing is strictly through appointment with Galbraith.
The guide price is for offers over £4,200,000. Offers in Scottish Legal Form must be submitted to Galbraith.
Further information on Glenlochay Estate can be found online.