BEAUTIFUL COASTAL ESTATE CENTRED ON FABULOUS QUEEN ANNE HOUSE SURROUNDED BY ESTABLISHED GARDENS, WOODLANDS AND IN-HAND FARMLAND
Logan Estate is without doubt one of the finest residential, agricultural and sporting estates in the south of Scotland, set within the productive lowland landscape of the Rhins peninsula. It is less than 3 miles, as the crow flies, from the coastlines of the North Channel and Luce Bay. Located within a Regional Scenic Area, the setting and scenery are stunning, with views of Northern Ireland to the west and the Machars peninsula to the east.
The estate extends to just over 1637 acres in total with Logan House at its heart. The agricultural landholding is managed in hand and extends to approximately 1158 acres, with a further 270 acres of woodlands managed for sporting and amenity purposes. Purchased by the current owners in 2002, Logan has proved to be a wonderful family retreat for entertaining, relaxation and the enjoyment of country pursuits.
The estate centres on Logan House, a Category A listed Queen Anne early classical mansion house, dating from 1702. Internally there are 9 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms with many fine features from cornicing and fireplaces as well as a wonderful sweeping, curved central staircase which extends from ground to second floor. The surrounding gardens envelop the property, providing perfect privacy and shelter, while preserving outstanding views east towards the coastline of Luce Bay. The grounds come alive in spring and throughout the summer with a stunning backdrop of rhododendron and azalea blossom which gives way to the cooling hues of a variety of trees as the season progresses. The garden boasts a variety of exotic plants which flourish in the warmth of the Gulf Stream and beautifully complement the displays within neighbouring Logan Botanic Garden (to which access for the owner of Logan House is freely permitted).
Garden - The gardens at Logan House extend to approximately 17 acres of rich woodland, rhododendrons and azaleas as well as many other plants native to regions throughout the world. It has developed over centuries thanks to the vision and ambition of various members of the McDouall family (who owned Logan for more than 700 years), most notably Kenneth and Douglas McDouall who, on inheriting their mother's love of gardening, travelled the world in the late 19th century collecting plants from warmer regions and bringing them to Logan where they were able to flourish in the open air thanks to the mild climate. Extensive lawns are interspersed with ancient trees while a network of pathways leads to various areas of note providing a garden of good all-year-round interest, but with the greatest display of colour between April and August.
To the south of the garden is a wrought iron gateway to the original walled garden (now Logan Botanic Garden).
Sporting and Fishing - Logan is renowned for its high quality pheasant and partridge shoot which has been strategically planned using the estate topography and woodland placement to create a high quality driven shoot. In addition to shooting over Logan itself, there are a number of historical sporting leases across many former estate farms and landholdings which could be assigned to the purchaser of the estate.
Logan Loch also provides fantastic duck flighting and wildfowling. There are excellent opportunities for roe buck stalking between April and October.
During the current owners' 22 year stewardship the primary focus has been providing driven pheasant shooting of the utmost quality which has provided a generous income to the estate from an established client base. There is a full time gamekeeper who manages the shoot and provides single, double and treble let days of mixed pheasant and partridge days of 150-300 birds per day.
In addition to the salmon fishing rights, the salmon netting rights in Luce Bay off the eastern boundary of the estate are also included in the sale, although not exercised in recent years. The waters off the west coast of the estate offer the potential for sea fishing. The long sandy beach running in an arc from Port Logan to Port Logan Fish Pond is the perfect place for impromptu barbeques and family picnics as the sun goes down on the long summer evenings.
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