A SUBSTANTIAL Scottish estate set in the beautiful Angus countryside is now on the market via Savills.

Careston, situated just 23 miles from Dundee and 46 miles from Aberdeen Airport, includes an historic A-listed castle that dates from the 13th century and which has been in the Adamson family since 1872.

Surrounded by gardens and parkland, this fortified castle is built from a distinctive red sandstone and displays crowstepped gables, castellated turrets and astragal windows, while the interior houses many original features. But beneath the grand exterior, this is a family home which combines practical everyday living space with guest accommodation and magnificent reception rooms for entertaining.

The estate is for sale as a whole or in up to eight lots. There are three estate cottages included with the principal lot along with 143 arable acres, 29 acres of pasture and 137 acres of mixed woodland.

The hub of the current farming operation is Nether Careston which extends to around 424 acres in total and has an attractive four bedroom stone farmhouse, a bungalow and a range of agricultural buildings.

Other lots include 119 mostly arable acres at Careston South; 195 acres at Mains of Careston with a modern bungalow and farm buildings; 178 acres at Balnabreich; six grassland fields and woodland at North Wood amounting to 147 acres in total; 89 acres of arable land at Careston North, and finally, the Upper Careston Beat: 1.6 miles of mostly single bank salmon and sea trout fishing. The five yearly average for the beat is 46 salmon and 25 sea trout.

Evelyn Channing for Savills commented: “Careston Castle was described in 1682 as 'without debait the best gentleman’s house in the shyre' – the centrepiece of this highly attractive and readily accessible estate possesses all the iconic characteristics of a Scottish castle yet is a cherished and manageable family home. The opportunity here for first class farming, good sport including an idyllic stretch of river to fish, and excellent additional properties all combine to make the sale of Careston an exciting launch, whether it be as a whole or through its sympathetic proposed division.”