Laggan, Highlands

Our client was a Norwegian businessman with a love of fieldsports

Cluny was the hereditary home of the MacPherson clan chiefs. The original castle was destroyed by Government forces in 1746 and the existing mansion house was built on the site in 1805.

Andrew Carnegie and his wife stayed there for their honeymoon and subsequently holidayed there for several years even trying to buy it before he bought Skibo. It is said that Queen Victoria also tried to buy it before buying Balmoral.

The property was in a fairly poor state when our Client purchased it and whilst parts were left relatively untouched a significant alteration was made to the rear elevation to create a new entrance from the courtyard. Internally some significant changes were also made to the entrance hall, negotiations with Historic Scotland were heavily influenced by the Carnegie connection. Our Client loved his shooting and entertaining and consequently the west wing was converted into a lunch hall for shooting days.

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