Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Modern Macnab

6,000 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat

 

John Buchan’s 1925 novel John Macnab is a must read and centres on three successful but bored friends – lawyer Sir Edward Leithen, Conservative politician John Palliser-Yeates MP and former adventurer the Earl of Lamancha – who decide to turn to poaching. Under the collective name of ‘John Macnab,’ they set themselves the challenge of within 48 hours they will remove a salmon or stag, undetected, and present it at the door of the three estates they warn.

 

Revisited more recently by Robert Harris in  his recently published second ‘Richard Hannay series’ novel, Castle Macnab, an opportunity for anyone wishing to partake in the The Field magazine’s modern day ‘Macnab Challenge’ has arisen as a result of the 5,885 acre Achnabourin Estate, near Bettyhill in Sutherland coming to the market.

 

Offered for just £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) – the price of a poky 580 square foot one bedroom flat in Knightsbridge – Achnabourin is split between coastal dunes, pastureland, semi-ancient natural woodland and heather clad hills.

 

As well as five bedroom lodge and a two bedroom housekeeper’s cottage, the estate provides stalking, grouse, woodcock and duck shooting potential and wild brown trout fishing on thirteen lochs. Salmon fishing is possible through a local permit also and selling agents Goldmsith & Co. describe the property as “a wonderfully diverse coastal estate offering mixed sport and fantastic views… A true gem.”

 

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The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat.The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat. The Modern Macnab – Achnabourin Estate, Bettyhill, Sutherland, Scotland – For sale for £995,000 ($1.3 million, €1.1 million or درهم4.7 million) through Goldsmith & Co. Estate Agents – 5,885 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat.

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  1. A piece of heaven. Look at those lovely beaches to walk along. You’ve got amazing wildlife all around and spectacular views. A hunting, fishing and shooting lodge also. A real gem.

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