The Estate of Torridon once formed part of the possessions of the Lords of the Isles, and extended to over 17,000 acres including one of the best deer forests in the west Highlands. The property was built with the famous Torridon red sandstone in 1876, and was designed for family living, but also to accommodate sporting parties during the fishing and shooting seasons.

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The property, now category A listed, is now very well suited to family life and benefits from a particularly lovely library with fitted bookshelves and a beautiful drawing room with decorative ceiling plasterwork and cornice, an elegant fireplace and spectacular views across the gardens. The dining room is in the east side of the house, and is well positioned near the pantry and the kitchen and there is also a good sized study and a gun room as well as a billiard room. The property has a master bedroom apartment and 17 further bedrooms as well as further sitting rooms and dressing rooms which could be made into further bedrooms, and five bathrooms as well as an extensive basement and cellars.

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The immediate gardens around the house are extremely special: laid out when the property was built, they feature wonderful mature trees framing a large lawn which slopes down to the River Corrie. The river is an enchanting stretch of water with a stunning waterfall just up from the house, and a deep plunge pool just farther on.

With the house come the estate buildings which include garages, workshops, stables, a boat house, kennels and game larders as well as four estate cottages. The fishing rights extend to the North bank of the River Torridon with salmon and sea trout fishing, as well as salmon rights on Loch An Lasgaiche and the right to fish from a boat on Loch Damph which is renowned for its brown trout, as well as sea fishing on Loch Torridon. The estate comprises around 241 acres and is located just over a mile from the village of Torridon which has local amenities, and Shieldaig and Kinlochewe are within 20 minutes drive, from where access to the rest of Wester Ross is readily gained.

Inverness is just 47 miles drive, from where Gatwick is just one and a half hours by air.

The guide price is offers over £5m, contact Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit www.knightfrank.co.uk.

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