Scottish estate Eilean Aigas to sell for £15 million less than current owner invested in creating it
When we featured the 546-acre Eilean Aigas estate in December 2012, it was for sale for £15 million – £5 million less than the estimated £20 million the billionaire Brendan Clouston invested in creating it. It subsequently failed to sell and was put up for auction on Monday 21st September by Savills at a bargain basement starting price of £3 million. Now, if an anticipated sale is concluded prior to that auction this Thursday, it is expected to sell for around £5 million.
Though apparently spectacular and featuring a vast 28,837 square foot new-build mansion as its centrepiece, Eilean Aigas became something that this telecommunications tycoon and friend of Bill Gates will be delighted to offload. The problem? Clouston objected to plans by Scottish & Southern Energy (SSE) to install a 400kv overhead electricity transmission line featuring around six hundred 200ft high towers close to his mansion. He lost and now the new owner will presumably be blind or someone that likes high wires.
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