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Stunning coastal Scottish estate in Sutherland

The West Garty Estate is an outstanding mixed farm in East Sutherland with sporting rights included in the sale of the whole.

The main country house, Kilmote House, is a traditional B listed property dating from the 18th century with later additions, and an outlook to sea. The house offers three bedrooms and two receptions and would benefit from some modernisation inside. Outside, an attractive garden sits to the front of the house.

West Garty cottage was built in the 19th century in the classic stone style and occupies a stunning position overlooking the sea. It offers two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and a sitting room plus sun lounge.

In addition, there is a steading, a pair of detached stone cottages and a further cottage, all of which require extensive renovation.

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The land in total comes to 1,213 acres with some land in-hand plus some common grazings and croftland. The last deer count came to 210 and informal stalking has taken place. There is also a small core population of grouse on the hill, which could be developed. There are three duck ponds on the estate and scope for a low ground pheasant shoot and rough game shoot. The broadleaved woodland comes to around 12 hectares.

The estate is located just over three miles south west of Helmsdale, and eight miles from Brora. Together these villages have good local amenities including shops, restaurants and local healthcare facilities. Inverness is 65 miles and Sutherland is famous for its outstanding countryside and rugged mountains, as well as its stunning coastline and sandy beaches.

The estate is offered as a whole or in four lots. The guide for the whole is £1,500,000. The closing date has been set for Monday July 2. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith on 01463 224343 or visit

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