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Paul McCartney purchases High Park Farm in Kintyre, Scotland

In an attempt to protect his earnings from the taxman, Paul McCartney’s financial advisors suggested he invests in property. On this day his purchase of High Park Farm in Campbeltown near the Mull of Kintyre was completed.

The three-bedroom farmhouse had an asking price of £35,000, and came with 183 acres of land. It was previously owned by a local farmer, Mr Brown, and his wife, who had lived there for 19 years before moving to Campbeltown.

High Park Farm, Campbeltown, Scotland

It’s 200 acres and a farmhouse as well. It was well worth the money as far as I’m concerned. But don’t think I’m a big property tycoon. I only buy places I like.
Paul McCartney, 1966

The farm was in a largely dilapidated state. McCartney’s girlfriend Jane Asher had encouraged him to buy the property as a refuge from Beatlemania, although it wasn’t until he married Linda Eastman in 1969 that renovations began.

Linda said, “We could do this place up!” And I’d never thought of that, I thought it just stayed how you bought it. I just wasn’t enterprising enough to actually think, We could clean this place up! Linda really turned me on to it. I quite liked it before, I liked its isolation and I liked the privacy and the end-of-the-world remoteness compared to a city.
Paul McCartney
Many Years From Now, Barry Miles

High Park Farm was situated at the top of a hill near a small loch, and overlooked Machrihanish Bay. The Mull of Kintyre was, of course, popularised by McCartney in Wings’ best-selling 1977 single of the same name.

McCartney allowed a neighbour to graze his sheep in exchange for keeping an eye on the property. McCartney later bought the nearby Low Park Farm in an attempt to discourage sightseers from visiting the area.

Last updated: 15 June 2018
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