Property of the Day: Rannoch Lodge Estate, Perthshire

An attractive 18th-century estate on the banks of Loch Rannoch

THE PROPERTY: Built in the mid-1700s, this four-bedroom home is an attractive former shooting lodge. In addition to the principal house, the estate also features five detached cottages and several outbuildings including a garage with log store, former game larder, laundry, stables and bothy. The extensive grounds also include a small private beach and jetty onto the loch.

THE LOCATION: Set within approximately 100 acres in scenic Highland Perthshire, the Rannoch Lodge Estate boasts outstanding views over Loch Rannoch and the mountains and hills beyond. The village of Kinloch Rannoch lies 11 miles south of the property. Meanwhile, Rannoch Station, which provides rail services to the north and south (including a sleeper service to London), is only five miles from the Lodge. 

THE INTERIOR: Although the north-wing still requires complete restoration, the south-wing has been carefully renovated to provide well-presented rooms. High ceilings and large windows create a bright and airy aspect, the kitchen is modern and there is an extensive ground floor library. In the main house the first floor comprises of four bedrooms, three of which are en-suite, a further bathroom, sitting room, and a second kitchen. The cottages provide self-contained guest accommodation or holiday lets.

WHY WE LOVE IT: With impressive views and vast acres of private land, Rannoch Lodge is the perfect Highland hideaway. Former guests at the lodge include a young Winston Churchill, Andrew Carnegie, and Elizabeth Taylor.

BUY IT NOW: £1,250,000 with Galbraith via OnTheMarket.com

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