Kingsburgh House, Kingsburgh, Snizort, Portree, IV51 9UT | Property for sale | Savills
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Kingsburgh HouseKingsburgh, Snizort, Portree, IV51 9UT

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Key features

  • Famed for its association with Flora Macdonald, Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Rebellion.
  • Over 13 acres of land.
  • Direct access to the waters of Loch Snizort.
  • Redevelopment opportunities.
  • Located in the Isle of Skye.

Extraordinary opportunity to acquire 13.9 beautiful acres on the Isle of Skye and an ‘at-risk' historic C listed house.

About this property

  • Kingsburgh House is steeped in history, and although now in a dilapidated state and on the Buildings at Risk register, the spirit of the past and Highland Clans lives on in its centuries-old stone walls. A former laird's house dating from the 1700s, Kingsburgh House was substantially added to in the 19th century and these additions are thought to be the work of acclaimed early Victorian architect, Gillespie Graham.

    The property is famed for its association with Flora Macdonald, Bonnie Prince Charlie, and the Jacobite Rebellion. The site of Kingsburgh House was home to Flora and her husband, Macdonald of Kingsburgh, head of the local cadet branch under Clan Chief Macdonald of Sleat. It was Kingsburgh that she and the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie escaped to after evading capture from the armed Redcoat Government soldiers in 1746. Kingsburgh also played host to a number of other prominent guests including Dr Johnson and Boswell who recorded their stay in 1773.

    The property having fallen into a state of disrepair now sits on the Buildings at Risk Register owing to its historical importance. The principal house, later additions, former walled gardens, and part of the original coach houses form the remains of the residential elements of the estate. Sitting in 13.9 acres the property has direct access to the waters of Loch Snizort. There are clear redevelopment opportunities and potential on the lands, all of which would be subject to acquiring the necessary consents from the relevant local authorities.

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A remarkable setting for this historic property. Whilst it is of course a shame to see it looking a little sorry for itself, the potential on what might be achieved on the wider site is incredibly exciting.

Cameron EwerProperty agent

Local information

  • Kingsburgh House is located on the northern peninsula of the island of Skye, 8 miles north of the town of Portree off the west coast of Scotland.
  • It is a truly spectacular position, with views of the Cuillin ridge and the distant hills of South Harris to the north. With Loch Snizort on the doorstep, the opportunities for sailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing and wild swimming are endless, while the wildlife frequently seen includes otters, seals, dolphins, seabirds and even the occasional eagle.
  • The island of Skye itself is 50 miles long and the largest of the Inner Hebrides. It is also arguably the most accessible of all the islands, with the Skye Bridge connecting it to the mainland, offering a road route rather than relying on ferry access. The island is an internationally-famous destination and boasts two award-winning hotel-restaurants: The Three Chimneys and Kinloch Lodge.

Additional information

  • council tax - B