Pityoulish Estate, nestled in the heart of Speyside in the spectacular Cairngorm National Park, is a rural haven of tranquillity and yet only a short drive from Inverness and Aviemore.

The prefix Pit' derives from the Pictish language indicating a portion of land; aptly a Pit' of Pityoulish Estate is also up for sale because the estate which extends to some 376 acres is available as a whole or in nine separate lots.

The estate, awash with early archaeological remains and steeped in a rich history, formed one of the most westerly estates of the Dukes of Richmond & Gordon. The estate later came into the ownership of Sir Herbert Ogilvy of Inverquharity, who left the Pityoulish to his distant relative, the present owner's father.

The sale of Pityoulish includes 362.92 acres of farmland and a delightful Lodge house situated in an elevated position overlooking the River Spey, with fishing rights for salmon and seatrout on this popular south bank beat. Also included in the sale are three further residential properties and a charming steading with considerable development potential.  

The main accommodation, Pityoulish Lodge, was built in 1897 and although in need of modernisation some TLC would pay the new owners dividends on this spectacular property. The Lodge offers a range of bright and spacious reception rooms including a sun room, drawing room, dining and sitting rooms. There are five well-proportioned bedrooms as well as an attic space which comprises the former servant's rooms and additional storage space.

Philippa Cliff, partner at CKD Galbraith, said: "Bought as a whole, Pityoulish Estate offers fantastic family living and the opportunity to develop the existing properties for residential or holiday let purposes. However, the sale of individual lots also presents local farmers with the chance to extend their own farmland or for the properties to be bought as wonderful family homes."

"Pityoulish attracts a wide array of wildlife, and with the stunning scenery of the Cairngorms surrounding you, the estate is a slice of heaven and the perfect rural retreat. A main road runs through the estate and provides easy access to the popular town of Aviemore, only five miles south and Inverness 35 miles north."


Pityoulish Estate as a whole is on the market for offers over 1,935,000.

Alternatively, Pityoulish Estate is available as nine separate lots as follows:

Lot 1: Pityoulish Lodge, Policies and Fishing. 5.11 hectares / 12.63 acres in total. Offers over 350,000.


Lot 2: Factors House; situated to the south of the Lodge, this house is traditional stone and slate property comprising four double bedrooms, and a sitting and dining room both with open fires. Offers over 245,000.


Lot 3: Grieve's Cottage; a charming single story cottage with comfortable two bedroom accommodation and useful outbuildings. Offers over 150,000.


Lot 4: Pityoulish Bothy and Steading; a large traditional stone and slate steading with a converted bothy within one wing. There is significant development potential to convert the steading for residential houses or holiday lets subject to the necessary content being granted. Offers over 200,000.


LAND: The farmland at Pityoulish extends to approximately 146.87 hectares (362.92 acres) and is predominantly classed as Grade 4(1). The farmland is for sale in five separate lots:


Lot 5: 27.4 hectares (67.71 acres); currently used for both livestock production and arable farming. Offers over 140,000.


Lot 6: 8.94 hectares (22.09 acres); this arable field offers excellent agricultural or amenity value. Offers over 75,000.


Lot 7: 27.24 hectares (67.31 acres); this lot is predominantly arable ground with smaller areas of shelter belt woodland. Offers over 215,000.


Lot 8: 41.93 hectares (103.61 acres); mainly arable ground with smaller areas of permanent and improved pasture and woodland shelter belts. Offers over 275,000.


Lot 9: 41.36 hectares (102.20 acres); comprises arable and grazing ground together with smaller areas of woodland.Offers over 285,000.