Country House for sale

Fettercairn, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire

Under Offer £9,320,000

Property Description

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Balbegno Castle - A-listed and fully modernised castle with 3 reception rooms and 6 bedrooms set in about 21 acres of gardens, grounds and parkland.

32 houses and cottages of which some are vacant and others are occupied.

A variety of mainly traditional estate and farm buildings, derelict cottages, including some with potential for development/replacement, subject to planning.

About 2,335 acres of hill ground including driven grouse moors.

About 1,169 acres of mature commercial forestry, mixed species woodland, game coverts and shelter plantations.

Established and enclosed plantations of Christmas trees.

About 667 acres of arable farmland with vacant possession from 1 November 2016, and about 879 acres of permanent pasture/rough grazing let under short term leases/grazing agreements.

A renowned high bird driven pheasant shoot with over 40 named drives.

An attractive ornamental lake providing trout fishing, a haven for wildlife, duck flighting and boating.

Roe deer stalking and rough shooting.

About 6,228 acres (2,520 ha) in total.

For sale as a whole or in 28 lots.

Fasque Estate is situated broadly halfway between Dundee and Aberdeen on the eastern fringe
of the Grampian Mountains.

Kincardineshire and the neighbouring county of Angus are well known for their combination of high quality agricultural land, woods and moors.

With terrain ranging from arable land in the Howe of the Mearns to the foothills of the Grampian Mountains, Fasque Estate represents the wider region in microcosm.

Notwithstanding its rural location, Fasque Estate has excellent communication links. The former
Royal Burgh of Montrose (15 miles) and coastal town of Stonehaven (17 miles) provide mainline railway stations. The A90 trunk road, which connects to the main Scottish motorway network at Perth, is 6 miles distant. Aberdeen and
Dundee Airports are 37 and 41 miles respectively from Fettercairn. Aberdeen Airport has flights to
destinations throughout the UK and Europe. Access to Aberdeen Airport from the south will be significantly improved with the completion of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) which is currently under construction, scheduled to be
completed in 2017. Dundee Airport offers regular shuttle services to London City Airport.

The Conservation Village of Fettercairn (or "Fetterie", as it is affectionately known locally) lies close to the eastern edge of the estate and dates back over a thousand years.

The majority of the buildings that exist today have been built since 1645 when the village was sacked and burned by the Marquis of Montrose's army. Fettercairn has a village shop, a post office and hotel (The Ramsay Arms).

The towns of Laurencekirk (5 miles), Brechin (7 miles) and Forfar (11 miles)provide a wider range of shopping facilities, professional services and primary and secondary education.

More comprehensive facilities are available in Dundee and Aberdeen, both of which are within an hour's drive under off-peak travel conditions. Aberdeen (34 miles) provides a wide range of social, cultural and recreational facilities and opportunities. These include both the University of Aberdeen and the Robert Gordon University. To the south, Dundee (36 miles) also has two universities and a reputation for its cultivation of the arts and culture. This includes the new V&A Museum overlooking the Tay estuary which is scheduled to open in 2018.

Whilst, for administrative purposes, the estate lies within the jurisdiction of Aberdeenshire Council, it is still recognised by many as lying within the historic county of Kincardineshire - a county lying between the Rivers Dee in the north and the North Esk in the south and which ranges from the Grampian Mountains to the North Sea coast. The result of this diverse landscape is that a wide range of recreational and leisure pursuits are available.
There are several world renowned golf courses either within or a little over an hour's drive of the estate. To the southwest are Carnoustie and St Andrews - two of the current Open Championship venues. To the northeast, there are championship
courses at Royal Aberdeen to the north of the city and the recently established Trump International
Links, a few miles further north. More locally, there are enjoyable parkland courses at Edzell, Forfar
and Brechin.

Field sports are a particular feature of the area. In addition to the first class driven pheasant and grouse shooting available at Fasque, the estate lies between Royal Deeside (to the north) and the Angus glens (to the southwest). Both areas are world renowned for the quality of driven grouse shooting, red deer stalking and salmon fishing that the estates within them provide and which are available to be rented by the day.

For walkers and cyclists, there is a myriad of footpaths and cycle tracks within the Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire and Angus uplands. The paths to three of Scotland's most easterly Munros - Mayar and Dreish at the head of Glen Clova, and Mount Keen on south Deeside are within an hour's drive of the estate.

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30 June 2016

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Nearest station

  • Laurencekirk (5.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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