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Paul McCartney famed Mull of Kintyre estate put on sale

Paul McCartney
Image caption Paul McCartney sang about the Mull of Kintyre in 1977

A country estate made famous by Sir Paul McCartney's song Mull of Kintyre has been put up for sale.

The 7,360-acre Carskiey Estate forms the Mull of Kintyre, which former resident McCartney sang about with Wings in the 1977 hit song.

Now the estate, which includes the Edwardian Carskiey House and nine miles of coastline, has gone on the market.

Estate agents Strutt & Parker are selling the property for offers over £2.95m.

McCartney once said of the 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."

Hydropathic bathroom

The Carskey Estate, as it was originally called, was the former seat of the MacNeills of Carskey from the early 16th Century until it was bought and upgraded in the early 1900s.

Overlooking Carskey Bay, the nine-bedroom house, which has been described as a "wonder of Edwardian design", has been relatively untouched since it was first built except for being rewired in 1989.

Among the features of note is the Edwardian equivalent of a spa, a hydropathic bathroom with a "ship's deck" floor and shower hoses for fresh and salt water, although it no longer works.

The sale also includes nine estate houses and cottages in varying states of repair and a farming business.

Andrew Smith, a partner at Strutt & Parker, said: "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."

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