Safari park up for sale with five-bed house, four lakes, and kids’ playground
An incredible wildlife park has hit the property market and could be yours for a cool £1.5million.
Not only will the buyer bag 131 acres of animals, an adventure playground, and a golf course, but a massive farmhouse too.
Auchingarrich Wildlife Park in Perthshire, Scotland is home to meerkats, lemurs, porcupines, coatimundi, wallabies, and wild cats which help attract over 60,000 visitors a year.
If having exotic creatures on your doorstep is not enough to tempt you into putting pen to paper, how about the two barns of soft play and mini-golf to keep all the family entertained?
Speaking to Country Life, current owner Andrew Scott said: "The time has now come for us to retire and pass on Auchingarrich to its next set of enthusiastic owners.
"I’m sure they will enjoy living here as well as running this fun-filled family business as much as we did."
Far from being a private menagerie, the park operates as a business that saw previous owners, the Scott family turnover an average of £585,000 each year, The Sun reports.
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An onsite cafe and shop provides the perfect opportunity to squeeze a few more quid out of paying visitors.
Property consultancy Galbraith which has listed the park online states: "The wildlife park encompasses a shop, café, 2 play barns, a hatchery, general purpose shed, adventure playground and a stone-built steading building adjacent to Auchingarrich Farmhouse which provide additional storage and workshop space.
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"The park is well established and has been developed over a number of years with 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."
Unsure about the area? According to Galbraith, the park's location near the village of Comrie is hard to beat for natural beauty.
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A description for the park says: "The surrounding area is known for its unspoilt countryside with its dramatic mountains, glens, lochs, and rivers.
"Loch Earn is located a short distance to the west and is renowned as a haven for watersports, fishing is also available on the River Earn and the famous River Tay.
"The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park lies to the west and is known for its outstanding beauty and is a major visitor attraction."
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