Auchnafree is full of history, with previous inhabitants of this magical place including the Neolithic Man, the Picts and Romans. In 1896, Auchnafree found its way into the care of the Whitaker family, and here it remains to the present day.

Originally it was used as a sheep farm and sporting grouse moor; today far more varied and diverse activities take place including forestry, renewables and holiday accommodation.