Beatles star's infamous Mull of Kintyre estate up for sale

Beatles star's infamous Mull of Kintyre estate up for sale




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A Scottish country estate, forever immortalised in rock and roll history after Beatles and Wings star Sir Paul McCartney wrote a hit song in its tribute, has been put on sale for £2.95 million.

The sprawling 7,360-acre Carskey Estate, situated in south western Scotland on the Kintyre Peninsula, includes a nine bedroom Edwardian house and nine miles of coastline.

The estate became the subject of the 1977 Christmas Number 1, Mull of Kintyre which went on to sell 2 million copies in the UK and 6 million worldwide.

McCartney and his fellow Wings band mates had been staying in the area rehearsing when McCartney became so enamoured with the area that he wrote the song.

The singer once said of its lyrics: 'I certainly loved Scotland enough, so I came up with a song about where we were living; an area called Mull of Kintyre. It was a love song really, about how I enjoyed being there and imagining I was travelling away and wanting to get back there.'

The Estate was home to the MacNeills of Carskey from the early 1600s, until it was bought and renovated in the early 19th Century.

However, the home has been left relatively untouched since, and the current owners have now put it on sale with estate agents Strutt & Parker.

Andrew Smith, a partner at Strutt & Parker, says: "Carskiey is a magical place where you can truly get away from the stress and strains of everyday life and enjoy the stunning scenery that the Mull of Kintyre offers."

The estate includes an Edwardian equivalent to a spa; a hydropathic bathroom with special hoses for fresh water and sea water, though sadly it no longer works.

As well as the main house’s nine bedrooms, there are nine estate houses and cottages, all of which are in varying states of repair.

 

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