SPECTACULAR CAITHNESS ESTATE WITH EXTENSIVE PEATLAND RESTORATION OPPORTUNITIES
The Glutt Estate extends to about 7,324 acres in total and offers many of the attributes one might traditionally seek in a Scottish estate: privacy and seclusion, a comfortable and manageable lodge set within magnificent scenery, and for those interested, a special combination of grouse shooting and red deer stalking.
The estate is accessed via a well-maintained hard track running about four miles from Braemore through Langwell Estate before reaching the south eastern corner of the Glutt boundary. There is also a secondary access route from the north through Thurso Estate, which joins the public road near Loch More. As is common with most Caithness estates, the ownership boundaries are generally unfenced but can largely be identified by natural fixed points such as hill tops and watersheds. The topography is gently rolling and rises from 170 metres near Glutt Lodge to 438 metres above sea level at Knockfin Heights towards the western corner.
This vast and distinctive landscape comprises open moorland, peatland dotted with bog ponds, hill lochs and burns, all enriching the natural capital assets of the estate and providing significant opportunities to undertake large-scale environmental projects, including peatland restoration and biodiversity enhancement.
The Glutt is currently under the same family ownership and is, to some extent, managed as part of the neighbouring Dunbeath Estate to the east. The Dunbeath Estate is also available separately on the market. When combined, these two magnificent but contrasting estates extend to about 35,900 acres in total, ranging from dramatic coastline and designed policies to the rugged wilderness of the Flow Country in the west. Details of Dunbeath can be obtained through the selling agents.
Glutt Lodge - Situated in a secluded position towards the northeastern side of the estate, the lodge lies above the banks of the Glutt Water, a tributary of the River Thurso, and is sheltered by mature woodland to the rear (west) of the lodge. Built of rendered and painted stone under a pitched slate roof, the lodge makes an ideal retreat for family and guests to escape the hustle and bustle of modern-day life.
The practical and well-proportioned accommodation is arranged over two floors and benefits from a south-easterly aspect. All of the principal rooms take advantage of the open views over the mesmerising landscape. The ground floor includes an entrance hall, kitchen, larder, sitting room, bedroom and bathroom. A staircase leads to three further bedrooms and two bathrooms on the first floor.
Beyond the lodge is a range of traditional dog kennels and enclosed runs. The Glutt has a long history of breeding, training and working pointers, and this has become a real passion for the current owners and gamekeepers.
Keeper's Cottage & Bothy - The Keeper's Cottage and Bothy are situated within an attractive traditional range of stone buildings located a short distance from the lodge. The range also includes a series of general estate stores and workshops with a gravelled parking area along the front.
Keeper's Cottage provides light and spacious accommodation over two floors. The ground floor includes a kitchen, boot room, sitting room and a bathroom. A staircase leads to four bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor.
The Bothy is a modest but charming property with tongue-and-groove timber-lined rooms, Caithness flagstone floors and simple period features. The accommodation includes a sitting room and kitchen on the ground floor. A staircase leads to a double bedroom and a bathroom.
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