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Romantic Scottish lochside retreat for sale

The Carie Estate is an incredible opportunity for a buyer looking for substantial loch-side frontage and a history entwined with Bonnie Prince Charlie

The Carie estate consists of some 58 acres surrounding the newly restored Carie House. Most of the land is grazings bounded by Loch Rannoch on the north and by road to the south. Carie is the ancient seat of Clan Robertson of Struan, who was a supporter of Bonnie Prince Charlie against the English – the cave the Prince hid out in after the Battle of Culloden is just 10 miles from Carie.

The original house was destroyed by fire in the early 20th century and the present owners’ predecessors built a property on the site by joining together the remaining cottages and the drawing room of the original property, as well as building the pentagonal summerhouse by the banks of the burn 100 yards to the east of the house.

The present owners added the bow front and the library wing to the main house create what is now Carie House – they also inserted a small conservatory entrance hall between the house and Morag’s Cottage so that both houses may be connected or used separately.

All the buildings are stone-built and everything was restored five years ago, ensuring that the properties are all beautifully presented throughout.

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Carie House itself now provides accommodation over two floors with the main reception rooms on the ground floor; all the rooms have elegant proportions. Upstairs there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom.

Morag’s Cottage provides sitting room, dining room, fitted kitchen with loch views and two double bedrooms, plus an upper galleried sitting room.

The steadings are stone built under a slate roof. The buildings form an L-shape, the western end of which is the Factor’s House. The walled garden lies in the centre of the courtyard. The steadings include a workshop and a billiard room. There is also a separate hay barn.

Carie House stands on a promontory overlooking its own lawns and woodlands which have been extensively landscaped over the past decade. The house is surrounded by Loch Rannoch to the north and west, the Carie burn to the east and the Black Wood of Rannoch to the south, all of which ensures stunning views and absolute privacy.

There are riparian rights to fish for trout and to launch a boat on the loch. The two cottages have been rented out successfully by the present owners and bring in an average income of £40,000 a year – they’re both rated 5* by Visit Scotland. Carie House is located in some of the most unspoiled and beautiful countryside in Europe.

Rannoch Station (which has a direct sleeper service to London) is just 14 miles and Perth is 55 miles. The Highland town of Pitlochry is 28 miles.

The guide price is £2m. For further information please contact Savills on 0131 247 3700 or visit , or Knight Frank on 0131 222 9600 or visit  

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