Classic Country House on Famed Salmon River Cast on Market

A magnificent Scottish country house with fishing rights on the banks of the North Esk, one of the premier salmon rivers, is now on the market.

Gannochy Lodge is an outstanding property at Edzell, by Brechin in Angus, towards the eastern end of the Grampian Mountains.

It was built almost 40 years ago by one of the country’s most prominent architects, Schomberg Scott. A consultant in the 60s and 70s to the National Trust for Scotland, he designed Gannochy Lodge using traditional materials at every stage to create a classic Scottish country house.

The property has three main reception rooms, a large modern kitchen with breakfast room and seven bedrooms each with their own bathroom or shower room.

Set in around 35 acres of private grounds, lovely gardens, grazing fields and beech woodlands add to the home’s undoubted attraction.

At offers over £1.9 million, the sale also includes the famous Loups Gorge and Dalbog salmon fishings – a five kilometre stretch of single-bank, private fishing with a five-year annual average catch of 60 salmon and grilse.

“This is an outstanding example of a Scottish country house in a beautiful setting,” said Rory Ballantyne of Edinburgh-based estate agents, Blackie Ballantyne who are handling the sale with Bidwells Property Consultants.

“It is also conveniently situated with good road links – comfortably within a two-hour drive of Edinburgh and its airport, approximately one hour from Aberdeen Airport, and 40 minutes from Dundee airport.

“Brechin is only seven miles away, Forfar, 20, Dundee, 33 and Aberdeen 35 so it combines perfectly elegant rural living with the convenience of larger towns and cities.

“We believe it will appeal to those keen to savour countryside living and sporting pursuits while enjoying easy access to places such as Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.”


Contact: Mike Ritchie
Phone: 0141 423 6939 / 07974 420862