Ardfin Estate is a residential, agricultural and sporting estate with a principal house, a range of habitable houses and cottages, an extensive set of traditional outbuildings, an in-hand stock farm, and exciting sport including red deer stalking, low ground game shooting and sea fishing as well as 10 miles of coastline.
With a predominantly southerly aspect and a climate that is cushioned by the Gulf Stream, Ardfin extends to about 11,595 acres and is an estate which is described by the inhabitants of Jura as the most significant on the island.
Occupying the majority of the southern part of the island, and rising to an elevation of over 1,500 feet above sea level, the views from most parts of the estate to nearby Islay, the Mull of Kintyre and (on a clear day) Northern Ireland are one of its outstanding features.
Jura House is a stone-built, three-storey house was built by the Campbells of Jura and completed in 1881 as a purpose-built sporting lodge designed to accommodate a house party.
Jura’s name is thought to have derived from the Norse “Island of the Deer” and the island’s 200 or so residents are far outnumbered by more than 5,000 deer. The Ardfin Estate offers prolific stalking with an average annual cull of 46 stags and 91 hinds, endorsing the island’s reputation for large stags and trophy heads. There is also drive and walked-up pheasant shooting, wild duck and woodcock, trout fishing on hill lochs and sea fishing.
There is a boat house with a stone jetty and the potential to establish a permanent mooring – the sailing on the west coast and around the Corryvreckan whirlpool to the north of Jura is some of the most challenging in the UK.
Strutt & Parker (0131 226 2500) are looking for offers over £3.5 million