You'd be forgiven for thinking that country estates are only the playgrounds of the wealthy or the subject of television dramas. But while the BBC unfolds its Monarch of the Glen drama, and a Clan Chief is selling a mountain range for millions, there are other reasons for taking a good look at country estates.
When you consider the spiralling prices of property in, for example, Edinburgh's New Town or Glasgow's West End, the price of a country estate is suddenly very affordable.
Not only are you buying a grand house with the prestige of owning an estate, but you are also buying fishing and shooting rights, cottages and, perhaps, even a farm. In short you are making an investment which will give you an income, albeit one that needs to be actively managed. Fishing & shooting parties and holiday cottage lettings are all extremely popular. With good management, you too could become Monarch of your Glen.
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