Monarch of the Glen golf club up for sale

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A HIGHLAND home whose dining room and lounge “starred” in TV series Monarch of Glen is on the market for £725,000.

The public rooms in the 10-bedroom former hunting lodge stood in as the interior of the fictional Glenbogle Golf Club in the long-running hit BBC series.

And the property in the village of Newtonmore in the Highlands, also served as an actual guesthouse for cast and crew while they were filming on location.

A HIGHLAND home whose dining room and lounge "starred" in TV series Monarch of Glen is on the market for £725,000.
The highland home whose dining room and lounge “starred” in TV series Monarch of Glen is on the market for £725,000.

Ard-na-Coille – Gaelic for “High Woodland” – was built in 1920 and has been owned for the past 14 years by Jacquie Edwards and Mike Ford.

Mr Ford, 53, said: “They would use the dining room as the committee meeting room, as it’s quite big and they also used the lounge for a big party in the show.”

“The cast and crew used to stay in the whole house while filming. Even after they had finished using it as the golf club a couple of the camera crew would rent a couple of rooms from us while filming on location.

“There weren’t any wild parties, they were very nice.”

He added: “I am hoping it will be sold to a private buyer who will use it as a hunting lodge again.”

The dining room and lounge starred as Glenbogle Golf Club
The dining room and lounge starred as Glenbogle Golf Club

Originally constructed for the Scottish oil magnate, Sir John Cargill, the founder of Burmah Oil, the property was used as a hunting lodge.

Set amid three acres of unspoilt wooded grounds, the property features French wall coverings, the original sandstone fireplace, a games room, and a terrace looking out to the Cairngorm mountains.

Estate agent for the sale Cristian Voinea of Purple Bricks, has said the beautiful home has attracted quite a lot of interest.

Mr Voinea said: “It only went up last week, but it has attracted quite a lot of interest.

“I think people are always interested in properties which have a unique history like this one does.”

The public rooms in the 10-bedroom former hunting lodge stood in as the interior of the fictional Glenbogle Golf Club in the long-running hit BBC series.
The public rooms in the 10-bedroom former hunting lodge stood in as the interior of the fictional Glenbogle Golf Club in the long-running hit BBC series.

Featuring Richard Briars and Dawn Steele, Monarch of the Glen first aired in 2000 and came to an end in 2005.

The show followed Archie MacDonald, a young restaurateur who is called back to his childhood home of Glenbogle where he is told he is the new Laird of Glenbogle.

The series followed the eccentric family and residents of the sprawling and rundown estate as the new Laird tried to get it back on its feet.

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