Scotland’s “most picturesque” estate (which includes private island) up for sale


An estate described as the most picturesque in Scotland has gone on sale – complete with its own private island.

For anyone with £2.25m to spare, the 748-acre Kilchoan Estate includes a nine acre Hebridean island just 100 metres offshore.


The estate is described as the most picturesque in Scotland



Anyone making the short trip from the private boathouse to the island of Eilean Coltair can also pick a fresh lobster from the waters surrounding the shoreline estate.


The island of Eilean Coltair is included in the sale



Just 20 miles from Oban on the west coast of Scotland, the estate is currently run as a traditional hill sheep farm and is expected to draw interest from around the world.


The main seven bedroom mansion house on the beautiful estate



Sitting on the land that runs along the shore of Loch Melfort on the coast of Argyll is the main seven bedroom mansion, two estate houses and three cottages.


For £2.25m you also get two estate houses and three cottages



There is also a walled garden, two hill lochs with wild brown trout and red deer for stalking.


There is also a boathouse and port



David Keate, the owner of the estate, said he and his wife are planning to retire so are selling their much loved Highland home.

He added: “The location means you have sunlight all year round.


The estate is just 20 miles from Oban on the west coast of Scotland,



“It is spectacular even when the showers are coming down.”


Robert McCulloch of Strutt & Parker, who are handling the sale said: “Kilchoan is the most picturesque estate I have been instructed to sell in Scotland.


One of the reception rooms in the main house



“With its feet in the sea, a private setting and wonderful outlook, it is sure to capture the attention of a worldwide market”.



One of the three cottages on the grounds



The sellers brochure explains: “Extending to about 748 acres in total, Kilchoan is a residential and agricultural estate in a spectacular setting overlooking the sea loch of Loch Melfort with breathtaking views to the islands of the Inner Hebrides and the Kintyre coast.


Two hill lochs with wild brown trout on the grounds of the estate



“Kilchoan House is a substantial and very attractive stone-built country house with a glorious southerly outlook across Kilchoan Bay.”