Leckie, a beautiful estate in the very heart of Scotland, which surely ticks every box on a Scottish estate wish list: lovely house, productive farm under excellent existing management, farmhouse and cottages, established pheasant shoot, woodland, lochs and not forgetting the grouse moor. But the icing on the cake has to be the location: just 35 miles fr om either Glasgow or Edinburgh airports, Leckie could be the most easily accessible estate currently on the Scottish market.
The setting is both wonderfully sheltered and private, despite being just 7 miles from the city of Stirling (Waitrose or Sainsburys even deliver here). With views to the Trossachs and northward to Ben Ledi and Ben Vorlich, the countryside is particularly idyllic and also productive: the mixed farm is currently successfully let (to the same tenant for the past two decades), allowing the new buyers the enjoyment of estate ownership without the necessity for direct involvement with the land or farm.
Leckie House is an especially attractive focal point of the estate. Georgian style with a white painted brick exterior and pale blue windows it is a classic country house with an elegant drawing room, warm and spacious Clive Christian kitchen with Aga for relaxing family living, five bedrooms (including master suite) and two bathrooms. It is a welcoming and characterful property surrounded by superbly cared-for gardens. An indoor swimming pool complex and all weather tennis court mean all manner of leisure pursuits can be enjoyed without leaving the grounds.
For sporting enthusiasts, Leckie is a little bit of heaven. In under an hour’s drive from Glasgow or Edinburgh, guests and family can take advantage of the well established pheasant shoot (currently let to a syndicate) or a day on the grouse moor, season permitting, wh ere on a clear day the views stretch from Loch Lomond in the west to the new Forth Crossing in the east.
If swimming, tennis and field sports weren’t enough, the walking around the estate is truly delightful, with hedgerows and paths allowing for some magical wandering through woodland, around the two lochs and grazing meadows.
The farm residential element of Leckie comprises a four bedroom farm house and two cottages and a variety of traditional and modern farm buildings. There are also two further good sized cottages on the estate.