For Ran Morgan, head of Knight Frank Scotland (0131– 222 9600), the 7,000-acre Achnacroish estate on the mountainous South Hebridean Isle of Mull—for which the agents want ‘offers over £1.95m’—is the ‘perfect’ stalking estate with minimum liabilities in the way of upkeep and maintenance.

Previously part of the 20,000-acre Torosay estate owned by the Guthrie family and their descendants from 1865 to 2010, the deer forest has wonderful wide corries and breathtaking views to Loch Linnhe and the Firth of Lorn; in fact, most of the Inner Hebrides can be seen from its 2,500ft high point. ‘A practically minded sportsman can enjoy stalking for up to 25 stags, fishing for salmon and sea trout on the River Lussa and two hill lochs, with adequate accommodation available at Achnacroish House—a perfect small lodge set among ancient sycamore trees that could easily be extended,’ Mr Morgan suggests.

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