Skye estate sold in private deal

Q4 2019

The 2,450-acre Talisker Estate on the Isle of Skye has been sold in an off-market deal.

Joanna Lindsay

Associate Director, Public Relations

+44 131 718 4489

Estate agency Strutt & Parker is delighted to announce the private sale of the estate which includes the iconic Talisker Bay and the mountains of Preshal Mor (1,063ft) and Preshal Beag (1,132ft).

Strutt & Parker brokered the off market transaction on behalf of the vendors, a family, to a private buyer from the UK; the deal completed in early November (2019).

The land is predominantly hill and permanent pasture but also includes two hill lochs and two miles of beautiful coastline.

Talisker Estate was for centuries owned by the Clan Macleod, a cadet line of the chiefs founded by Sir Roderick Macleod (1606 – 1675) who was the second son of the famous Rory Mor Macleod. In 1820 Donald Macleod, 6

Euan MacCrimmon, senior associate director in the firm’s Inverness office, said: “Talisker is a stunning and truly iconic location on the Isle of Skye, nestled in the shadow of the Black Cuillins and with views to the inner Hebridean islands of Rhum and Canna and the Outer Hebridean islands of South Uist and Barra.

“A spectacular estate with many historical associations, it was notably visited by James Boswell and Samuel Johnson in 1773, chronicled in Boswell’s well-known Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides.

“The new owner has plans to restore the estate to its former glory working in partnership with the current farming enterprise which runs the hefted sheep flock on the estate.”