“My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I roam,” sings Bob Dylan in his 1997 track titled after the Scottish region. And while his heart may remain in the rugged and wild north of Scotland, his home won’t be there for much longer.
The acclaimed singer-songwriter, 82, put his 16-bedroom mansion—within the vast Cairngorms National Park https://blastautoservice.com/ and close to the village of Nethy Bridge—on the market last week with brokerage Knight Frank, asking for offers over £3 million (US$3.9 million).
Dylan, reportedly alongside his brother, snapped up Aultmore House in 2006 for £2.26 million. He used a limited liability company linked to his late business manager for the purchase, property records show.
Until recently, the pair would use the private and historic spread for a few weeks a year, but are selling now that they no longer use it, according to The Times, which first reported the listing.
Though many, like Dylan, romanticize the Scottish Highlands, country homes are fairly inexpensive and prices appreciate slowly. A recent Knight Frank report on the Scottish country market said typical prices had flatlined since mid-2021 and expected them to fall 5% this year amid rising mortgage rates.
A long driveway twists its way through the surrounding dense forest and up to the three-story property, which was built in the early 1900s. The site of Aultmore House was selected specially because of its “outstanding southerly views across Abernethy Forest to the Cairngorm mountains,” the listing said.
Knight Frank’s Tom Stewart-Moore, who is handling the sale, was not immediately available for comment.
Inside the more than 18,000-square-foot manor, plenty of original features remain from that time, including marble fireplaces, detailed plasterwork on ceilings and archways and timber floors, according to the listing.
A stately entrance hall leads into the rest of the home, where there’s a billiards room, a drawing room, a garden room, primary and secondary kitchens, and a guest or staff wing. There’s also offices, a basement with store rooms, a workshop and an old coal cellar, and of course, a music room.
Plus, most of the principal rooms having dramatic views toward the Cairngorms