Stunning Highland estate once roamed by the fugitive Robert the Bruce on sale for £4.2m


A STUNNING Highland estate once roamed by the outlaw Robert the Bruce is on sale for £4.2m.

Glenlochay Estate in Killin, Perthshire stretching over 12,000 acres of hills, moorland and streams and includes cottages, farmhouses and bothies in the sale price.

Five miles of salmon fishing rights on the River Lochay and grouse shooting also come with the property.

Part of the estate was formerly The Forest of Mamlorn, and it is believed that Robert the Bruce headed here as a fugitive following his defeat in the 1306 Battle of Methven.

The estate in Perthshire boasts 12,000 acres of land

The historical King of Scots was beaten by Alistair MacDougall of Lorne during this battle in the Wars of Scottish Independence and is said to have fled to Perthshire with a few followers.

The Forest of Mamlorn also had a conservation programme named after it between 2011 and 2015 where 11 new woodland blocks were planted.

The land over Glenlochay Estate shows the mountain landscapes and farm space existing throughout the 12,816 acres it holds.

The estate holds a farmhouse with two reception rooms and two bedrooms plus an annexe to the farmhouse which needs renovation.

Five miles of salmon fishing rights also come with the £4.2m property

Glenlochay currently runs a successful sheep farming enterprise with over 2000 ewes and gimmers in attendance. The farm is run by two shepherds.

Estate agents Galbraith, who are taking offers over £4.2 million, also reveal how Glenlochay once held one of Scotland’s most prolific deer forests.

Galbraith said: “Glenlochay Estate lies in one of Scotland’s most beautiful glens. It extends to some 12,816 acres and offers privacy, seclusion and vast areas for deer stalking or walking while being within easy travelling distance of Edinburgh and Glasgow.

“Winding through the centre of the estate is the River Lochay. Kenknock Farmhouse, steadings and cottage, together with Badour Cottages and Batavaime Bothy all lie on the northern side of the river and enjoy outstanding southerly views.

Robert the Bruce is said to have roamed the nearby Forest of Mamlorn as a fugitive

“Glenlochay, at one time, formed part of one of Scotland’s most prolific and spectacular deer forests and during the 1970’s carried an excess of 1,500 hinds.”