Scottish sporting estate a real bargain

Smiths Gore’s Niall Macalister Hall is selling the Warren Estate at Wick, Caithness, in northern Scotland.

The 1458-acre estate has been owned by the Anstruther family since 1780 and the late Queen Mother was a regular visitor from the nearby Castle of Mey to see her treasurer Sir Ralph Hugo Anstruther.

It includes a 622-acre arable farm with an eight-bed house priced at £1.3m, three “lifestyle” farms, a tenanted farm and a number of other houses. It has been split 12 ways with a total guide of £3.4m.

“The farms look good value. It’s a short growing season up here but the arable land is good,” said Mr Macalister Hall.

The Anstruther family had recently bought a large block of land in Fife but would still be retaining a large acreage at Wick, he added.

In Midlothain, Colzium at Kirknewton is being sold by Savills’ Anna Thomas. Miss Thomas is looking for offers over £1.85m for the 1831-acre agricultural and sporting estate, which can support 750 breeding ewes and includes a 1530-acre grouse moor.

Colzium is a 1831-acre farm and grouse moor available from Savills.