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Premier sporting estate

Dungarthill, one of Scotland’s foremost sporting estates located in the heart of Perthshire, has been launched on the market with CKD Galbraith with a price tag of £8 million.

The ‘hidden gem’ offers some of the finest and wide-ranging sport in Scotland. It offers complete seclusion and privacy but also easy access to nearby Dunkeld and Perth, as well as Edinburgh.

The centrepiece of the 1064-acre estate is Dungarthill House, a magnificent example of late Victorian architecture, standing in a colourful and mature garden which provides colour the year round.

Dungarthill House, which was originally built as a wedding present for a wealthy family of jute manufacturers, is an elegant and flexible property, suitable for a house party of 18 or as a family home. The present owners completely overhauled and refurbished the house while retaining the building’s character and original features. Quality of finish is superb with principal rooms interior designed by Colefax and Fowler and Czech and Speake fittings used within the bathrooms. Receptions rooms, including a long hall and billiard room, are complemented by two principal suites and nine further bedrooms.
The estate lies mainly in a ‘bowl’ and, unusually, on one continuous stretch of land. Dungarthill is one of the premier pheasant shoots in Scotland and provides outstanding and challenging birds on its ground. Bags of around 200 are shot each day and the shoot has been extended to provide two consecutive days on different ground.

The estate also offers fallow stalking – the fallow were introduced to the area in the reign of Mary Queen of Scots – as well as roe shooting. A delightful loch in the heart of the estate, along with other lochans and splashes, provide trout fishing and duck flighting.

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Dungarthill also has its own farming operation with Highland and Shorthorn cattle, as well as summer lets, for which there is regular demand. There is a small let farm of 137 acres with two farm houses.
The estate also includes a holiday cottage business with five cottages fully equipped for the purpose, as well as nine other cottages occupied either by estate employees or on tenancies.

Dungarthill has its own tweed, worn by estate staff.

William Jackson, partner with CKD Galbraith (01738 451111) says: ‘Dungarthill is widely regarded as a peerless Scottish sporting estate and – at a time when there is a scarcity of estates on the market – will undoubtedly attract interest throughout the UK and internationally.

‘In sporting terms, Dungarthill offers something for everyone and its pheasant shoot is rightly thought of as one of the best in Scotland. The estate is quite remarkable in that it is so private yet easily accessible. For example, Edinburgh airport is approximately an hour’s drive away.’