Property built for Scottish-American industrialist for sale
A HIGHLAND property built in 1904 for the Scots-born industrialist who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century has come onto the books of property agent Bruce & Co.
Aultnagar Lodge in Sutherland was constructed as a hunting lodge for Andrew Carnegie, who was born in Dunfermline in 1835 and emigrated to the US in 1848; he went on to establish the Carnegie Steel Company, which he sold to JP Morgan in 1901 creating the US Steel Corporation.
Now known as Aultnagar Lodge Hotel, the property is said to offer “fantastic potential” as a luxury retreat and wedding and conference venue.
The hotel has 23 en suite letting bedrooms, guest lounges on the ground and first floors, a library, bar area and large dining room.
There’s also a large conference room, which can accommodate up to 150 guests, and a three-bedroom self-catering cottage within the grounds.
Bruce & Co’s Safa Sultan, who is handling the sale, said the property has been under the ownership of a charity for the past two decades and has been brought to market “due to the charity moving in a different direction”.
“Aultnagar offers even greater prospects for new owners who have the drive and ambition to market this business and promote it as a wedding/conference venue and luxury hotel as currently minimal marketing is carried out,” said Sultan.
Bruce & Co is marketing Aultnagar Lodge Hotel at offers over £995,995 for the freehold.