Farm for sale but the locals are WILD! Animal park available for £1.5m comes complete with monkeys, porcupines, meerkats, goats, sheep and cattle
- Auchingarrich Wildlife Park near Comrie, Perth and Kinross comes with monkeys, porcupines and meerkats
- The park, run by the same family for a decade, welcomes 60,000 visitors a year and is available for £1.5m
- The 131 acre wildlife park is also home to meerkats, goats, sheep, as well as a playground and golf course
A stone farmhouse that comes complete with meerkats, monkeys, porcupines and lemurs is going on the market for £1.5 million.
As well as native Scottish wildlife such as Highland cattle, goats and sheep, Auchingarrich Wildlife Park near Comrie, Perth and Kinross is home to several more exotic creatures.
The park boasts a golf course, coffee shop, two indoor play areas, an outdoor adventure playground, an array of animal enclosures, a hatchery and animal feeding pens for wildcats, meerkats and otters.
It has been run by the same family for a decade and welcomes 60,000 visitors a year.
Four bait and fly-fishing ponds are on site and are stocked with rainbow trout from Easter until October.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Park near Comrie, Perth and Kinross. The park boasts a golf course, coffee shop, two indoor play areas, an outdoor adventure playground, an array of animal enclosures, a hatchery and animal feeding pens for wildcats, meerkats and otters
Auchingarrich Wildlife Park is home to lemurs (pictured) as native Scottish wildlife such as Highland cattle, goats and sheep
Also included in the sale is Auchingarrich Farmhouse, a traditional stone property centrally located within the grounds.
Harry Stott, Senior Associate in Commercial Property, who is handling the sale for Galbraith, said: ‘Auchingarrich Wildlife Park is located in a highly sought-after location ideal for tourism related business.
‘The business has a proven financial track record and is of an exceptional standard.
‘The Torlum Coffee Shop is available for private hire for evening events or small intimate weddings, adding another business income.
‘We also believe there are good prospects of further diversification on the park in the form of developing self-catering accommodation on-site, such as chalets or glamping pods, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
‘Many improvements have been made under the current ownership, not least the development of a network of internal roads and pathways leading to the animal enclosures and attractions.
‘The park has been immaculately maintained and is very well presented. The sale of Auchingarrich Wildlife Park will very much appeal to the lifestyle buyer seeking their next adventure in a stunning part of rural Perthshire.’
Highland Cattle pictured at Auchingarrich Wildlife Park, which has been run by the same family for a decade and welcomes 60,000 visitors a year
A sheep at the park, which boasts four bait and fly-fishing ponds on site, stocked with rainbow trout from Easter until October
Andrew Scott, Auchingarrich Wildlife Park owner, said: ‘We used to visit the park with our own children over the years when they were growing up, and having always been in the hospitality industry we jumped at the chance of owning it when it came up for sale 10 years ago.
‘It represents the perfect work-life balance and fitted in with our outdoor lifestyle.
‘Over the years we have invested much time and effort in creating a destination well-liked locally and enjoying many repeat visitors as well as welcoming visitors from further afield.
‘The time has now come for us to retire and pass on Auchingarrich to its next set of enthusiastic owners who I’m sure will enjoy living here as well as running this fun-filled family business as much as we did.’
Vikki Bennett, spokesperson for OnTheMarket, said: ‘This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to run a business and also to enjoy the lifestyle on offer in a beautiful part of the country.’