Former salmon netting station set amongst 170 acres of stunning Scottish sand dunes goes on sale for just £435,000 after being transformed into a four-bedroom family home


  • Former salmon netting station has gone on the market for £435,000 including 170 acres of coastline
  • The Redcastle Salmon Bothy in Angus, Scotland, was converted into a four-bedroom family home
  • The property features a dining room, kitchen and larder, utility room, bathroom, study and an entrance hall
  • It also lies beneath the 12th Century Red Castle fortress built by King William I of Scotland to repel Vikings 

A former salmon netting station, complete with 170 acres of stunning Scottish sand dunes, has gone on the market for just £435,000.

The Redcastle Salmon Bothy in Lunan Bay on the Scottish coast in Angus, had been used by salmon fishers since it was built in the 1980s, but has recently been remodelled into a four-bedroom family home.

The home itself is up for grabs for £385,000 but for an extra £50,000 a buyer can also secure a huge swathe of the coastline, which is a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and tourists.

It is also close to the 12th Century Red Castle, a fortress built for King William I of Scotland, also known as William the Lion, to protect against Viking invaders.

Scottish bothys are historically buildings that are open to any and all travellers looking for shelter.

They are generally made of stone and empty inside, although they may come with a fireplace and sleeping platform.

Redcastle Bothy has been renovated and is now described as a ‘unique, charming, delightful and spacious family home.

The property features a dining room, kitchen and larder, utility room, bathroom, study, upstairs sitting room and an entrance hall.

Three of the bedrooms are doubles while there is also a family bathroom and separate dressing room upstairs.

It has also been connected to both water and electricity mains in the area, with oil-fired central heating and double-glazed windows.

A garage could also be converted to provide more living space, subject to planning permission. There is also a garden and driveway with space for ‘several vehicles’.

Agent George Lorimer, of firm CKD Galbraith, said: ‘Benefitting from a superb coastal setting, Redcastle Salmon Bothy is a wonderful unique property that rarely becomes available.

‘Positioned midway between the Angus towns of Montrose and Arbroath, Redcastle Salmon Bothy is quietly situated in a dramatic location beneath the ruinous Red Castle, adjacent to the magnificent Lunan Bay beach which is widely regarded as one of the east coast’s best.’

Traditional salmon fishing has been practised off Lunan Bay with nets strung on poles dug into the sand, and the beach and dunes are home to an array of wildlife with many species of birdlife.

The castle was built on the orders of King William – the second longest reigning King of Scotland – in the late 12th Century as a pre-emptive measure against the marauding Viking invaders.

It ended up becoming one of the king’s favorite hunting lodges during the latter part of his reign

In 1194, William conferred the castle and the land surrounding the nearby village of Inverkeilor to Walter de Berkeley, the Royal Chamberlain.

It returned to the royal family and in 1328 Robert the Bruce gave the castle to the Earl of Ross.

By this time it had been officially called ‘rubeum castrum’, or Red Castle in deeds of 1286, referring to the red sandstone from which it is built.

The fortress remained a prominent feature of the area until the reign of King James VI of Scotland, but today it is slowly collapsing due to erosion.


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