Scottish country estate TWICE the size of Gibraltar with its own island for sale

Country estate that is TWICE the size of Gibraltar hits the market: Scottish residence that includes 811-acre private island, 13 different properties and several stunning beaches goes on sale for £10.5m

  • The Tayvallich Estate in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland has been called a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’
  • It comes with 811-acre private island, Danna, which has coastline, farmland, properties and a boat house
  • The owners could even sail to Northern Ireland as Danna is only 50 kilometres from its coastline 
  • The estate incorporates ecologically special areas of conservation and sites of special scientific interest 

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An impressive country estate that is twice the size of Gibraltar and comes with its own island, 13 different properties and several stunning beaches has gone on the market for £10.5million.

The Tayvallich Estate includes an 811-acre private island, 13 properties, a boat house, two jetties and several stunning beaches.

It is on a little-known peninsula in Argyll on the Scottish west coast and totals more than 3,300 acres, which can be sold as a whole or split into smaller lots.

Estate agents Strutt & Parker, who are handling the sale, described it as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’.

The picturesque estate incorporates some of the most geologically and ecologically important landscape in Scotland, subject to three different Special Areas of Conservation and five different Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

An impressive country estate that is twice the size of Gibraltar and comes with its own island, 13 different properties and several stunning beaches has gone on the market for £10.5million

An impressive country estate that is twice the size of Gibraltar and comes with its own island, 13 different properties and several stunning beaches has gone on the market for £10.5million

The Tayvallich Estate features a range of properties on a peninsula in Argyll, on the Scottish coast, covering over 3,300 acres

The Tayvallich Estate features a range of properties on a peninsula in Argyll, on the Scottish coast, covering over 3,300 acres

Estate agents Strutt & Parker, who are handling the sale, described it as a 'once in a lifetime opportunity'

Estate agents Strutt & Parker, who are handling the sale, described it as a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’

The Tayvallich Estate includes 'Danna Island' - an uninhabited, 811-acre private island, 50 miles from the coast of Northern Ireland

The Tayvallich Estate includes ‘Danna Island’ – an uninhabited, 811-acre private island, 50 miles from the coast of Northern Ireland

It covers the majority of the Tayvallich peninsula, which is rich with cultural history –  including church remains dating from the eighth century.

Danna Island has been described as the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the estate.

It includes three properties, a range of farm buildings and a stunning barrel-vaulted boathouse, woodland, grazing land and over 6km of coastal frontage with two jetties, beaches and several smaller uninhabited islands.

There is no principal mansion house on the estate but there are 13 houses and cottages, currently occupied by employees and used as short term holiday lets.

The biggest property is Coshandrochaid House, which is occupied by the current owners when they are in residence. The two-storey contemporary house was completed in 2011 on the site of an old stone farm building, reusing much of the original stone.

There are 13 houses and cottages, currently occupied by employees and used as short term holiday lets, on Danna Island

There are 13 houses and cottages, currently occupied by employees and used as short term holiday lets, on Danna Island 

The estate has outstanding views over the southern end of the peninsula

The estate has outstanding views over the southern end of the peninsula

It comes with over 6km of coastal frontage with two jetties, beaches and several smaller uninhabited islands

It comes with over 6km of coastal frontage with two jetties, beaches and several smaller uninhabited islands

It has outstanding views over the southern end of the peninsula.

There are also a number of ruins and run down buildings that could provide development opportunities, subject to planning permission.

With islands, peninsulas and sea lochs, Argyll has thousands of miles of coastline and is world-renowned for its sailing. 

The stunning estate has a number of opportunities for planning permission and renovation

The stunning estate has a number of opportunities for planning permission and renovation

The picturesque estate incorporates some of the most geologically and ecologically important landscape in Scotland, subject to three different Special Areas of Conservation and five different Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

The picturesque estate incorporates some of the most geologically and ecologically important landscape in Scotland, subject to three different Special Areas of Conservation and five different Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)

With islands, peninsulas and sea lochs, Argyll has thousands of miles of coastline and is world-renowned for its sailing

With islands, peninsulas and sea lochs, Argyll has thousands of miles of coastline and is world-renowned for its sailing

Robert McCulloch, head of Strutt & Parker's Estates & Farm Agency in Scotland, said: 'The Tayvallich Peninsula is like no other I've seen on the market in the past two decades'

Robert McCulloch, head of Strutt & Parker’s Estates & Farm Agency in Scotland, said: ‘The Tayvallich Peninsula is like no other I’ve seen on the market in the past two decades’

He continued: 'With four separate bodies of water forming its coastline, and comprised of a cluster of islands of varying size, the estate's landscape is one of undulating topography liberally cloaked with native woodland'

He continued: ‘With four separate bodies of water forming its coastline, and comprised of a cluster of islands of varying size, the estate’s landscape is one of undulating topography liberally cloaked with native woodland’

The estate agents said that they expect to have a busy autumn as buyers rush to make their enquiries

The estate agents said that they expect to have a busy autumn as buyers rush to make their enquiries

The Northern Irish coast is less than 50 miles from Danna so is accessible for sailing from the estate.

Robert McCulloch, head of Strutt & Parker’s Estates & Farm Agency in Scotland, said: ‘The Tayvallich Peninsula is like no other I’ve seen on the market in the past two decades.

‘With four separate bodies of water forming its coastline, and comprised of a cluster of islands of varying size, the estate’s landscape is one of undulating topography liberally cloaked with native woodland. It is a truly exceptional place.

‘For buyers to have the opportunity to purchase lots ranging from a 1,700-acre estate on a tranquil and verdant peninsula to an 811-acre self-contained island is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We expect a busy autumn of enquiries.’

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