A REMOTE Highland estate where the main house can only be accessed by boat over a spectacular loch has been put up for sale for £2million.
The 14,949-acre Pait and West Monar property boasts forests, mountains and several cottages — all for less than the price of some London flats. But it has barely changed since World War II. The eight bedrooms of the main Pait Lodge are lit by oil lamps and candles, with electricity installed two years ago in the central passage and kitchen only.
Although admirably equipped for hunting and fishing, with grouse, deer and trout, there are no ‘formal vehicular tracks’. Potential buyers are warned that carcasses have to be removed using an amphibious all-terrain vehicle, with ‘dragging required in places’. Agent Strutt & Parker said the old-fashioned feel was ‘very much part of the charm’.
The company’s Robert McCulloch said: ‘Pait and West Monar is one of the most beautiful estates we have ever been instructed to sell in Scotland. In an increasingly hectic world, the peace and solitude combined with traditional field sports of immense quality that the estate offers is close to unique.’
The estate in Wester Ross is accessed from the east end of the loch, where a shed, game larder and cottage form part of the property for sale. Near the main house are a bothy and a cottage for the head stalker and housekeeper. The stalker has worked there for nearly 40 years and is said to have provided ‘magnificent stalking experiences’ for the current owners and their guests.
Five of Scotland’s Munros — mountains of more than 3,000ft — are on the land. A guest of the vendors once ‘bagged a Munro before breakfast’.
£100,000 price of a lock-up in Bath
A GARAGE is up for sale for offers over £100,000.
The freehold double-length garage, which is listed at about ten times the price of the average small car, is in William Street in Georgian Bath. Estate agent Winkworth says the garage was bought for that price several years ago.