He is already Scotland’s biggest landowner, holding the title deeds to  more than 222,000 acres of vaste swathes of the country’s forest, fields and moorland. 

But it appears that Danish billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen’s appetite for prime real estate north of the Border is showing no sign of slowing down after the clothing tycoon snapped up another Highland estate.

The fashion mogul, who is owner of the Bestseller clothing brand, has become the new laird of the 1,100-acre Kinrara Estate near Aviemore, along with its 12-bedroom mansion. It had been on the market for offers of more than £3 million.

Mr Povlsen, 46, a married father of four, is the richest person in Denmark, with a reported net worth of £4.9 billion.

He recently took the crown of Scotland’s biggest landowner from the Duke of Buccleuch, who holds some 217,000 acres.

He also now owns more land in Scotland than Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, and the Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor.

A spokesman for Mr Povlsen, said: “Missives have been completed but we do not have an entry date as yet. 

“It will take place at some time over the next few weeks.”

The estate now joins several under the control of Mr Povlsen’s Aviemore-based Wildland Ltd, which says it is “committed to delivering habitat enhancement at a scale unparalleled in its scope, scale and timeframe”.

The company website states: “Over the coming years we plan to re-establish native woodlands to their natural limits, including high-altitude mountain woodland. To restore peatlands, wetlands and rivers and at the same time build support and understanding locally, nationally and internationally.”

Wildland Ltd is now in control of an estate with an eventful past, which more recently became controversial for rows over public access. 

It was the first to have a Path Order issued against it under the right to roam laws. The Scottish Government carried out the enforcement in 2012 to ensure the Cairngorms National Park Authority could extend the Speyside Way across the estate.

The Kinrara Estate was once home to Jane Gordon, Duchess of Gordon, a Scottish Tory political hostess who threw lavish high-society parties and had a sprung dance floor installed along the full length of the house.

She also founded The Gordon Highlanders infantry regiment in 1881.

Kinrara House was extended around 1814 and again in 1839, when it was let to Sir George Sitwell before eventually being passed to the Duke of Richmond and Gordon after the death of the last Duke of Gordon. 

Further alterations were made in 1904, at the height of the Arts and Crafts Movement, by Inverness architect William Laidlaw Carruthers. 

From around 1929 until 1936, Kinrara was home to Lucy, Lady Houston, a former showgirl known as Poppy who saved the Spitfire aircraft from being stillborn nine years before the Battle of Britain. 

She donated huge sums to keep research going into its predecessor – the Supermarine S6, a single-engined racing seaplane – when Ramsay MacDonald’s government pulled funding for the project during the Great Depression in 1931.

Without her backing, it is unlikely to have faced the Luftwaffe in the Second World War.

Kinrara’s sale by Salisbury-based owners Clouds Estate follows the recent deaths of family members and tenants Major Robin McLaren and wife Annie, who lived thereat Kinrara for many years.

Selling agents Savills, announcing the sale, stated: “With the next generation of the family based in the south, after much soul-searching they have come to the decision that it is now time to pass the estate to a new owner who has the time, energy and passion to look after this incredible property."

Evelyn Channing, of Savills, said: “Kinrara has it all, tranquillity and beauty and a range of possibilities for developing income streams. Its lovely setting, in the midst of glorious Strathspey, which attracts visitors from all over the world, will appeal to entrepreneurial buyers wishing to capitalise on Scotland’s growing tourist sector.”