Bob Dylan Lists His Sumptuous Scottish Highlands Estate Spanning 25 Acres

Forget French villas and countryside English estates and jet to Scotland. That’s where icon Bob Dylan recently listed a sublime estate spanning 25 acres for just £3 million.

The world-famous singer-songwriter once wrote, “Well, my heart’s in the Highlands at the break of day / Over the hills and far away.” Now, it seems that wasn’t some fictional lyric, but something Dylan deeply resonated with. It comes from his 1997 song appropriately titled ‘Highlands,’ but it was actually in 2006 that Dylan purchased this Scotland estate with his brother, according to Mansion Global.

While the rolling, rugged land is certainly a major draw, the property’s three-story Edwardian manor known as Aultmore House is the main event. As well as offering an astounding 13 bedrooms ideal for accommodating large family reunions or corporate retreats, there are three more bedrooms set aside as the home’s staff quarters. Those with an eye for traditional charm will love its gracious reception rooms featuring elements like Adam-style marble fireplaces, ornate plasterwork on ceilings and archways, and high-quality timber floors. Ample windows and French doors, high ceilings, and views of the majestic Cairngorm mountains are just a few more highlights the musician could bask in.

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But, the A-lister’s ownership is just the latest chapter in the property’s long history. Enough to inspire a lengthy folk song, Aultmore House’s story is a tale of rise, fall, and redemption. It was commissioned by Aberdonian industrialist, Archibald Merrilees, to be his family’s summer residence and built between 1911 and 1915. Sadly, he only saw one summer there before passing in 1917 and the house sold in 1922 to the Nivinson family. It stayed in Nivinson hands until 1978, even after being commandeered during World War II. From there, the home had years as a finishing school and a B&B before eventually falling into disrepair. Thankfully, it was purchased in 2000 and fully restored to its glory.

Located in Nethy Bridge (what could sound more delightfully Scottish?), the property currently allows guests to book and stay. For those who can’t afford to buy it from Dylan, you can always rent one of the estate’s four-bedroom cottages or Aultmore House itself on a weekly basis.

If you are in the market to plant your heart in the Highlands and acquire the epic Scotland home, Tom Stewart-Moore of Knight Frank holds the listing.