The dream of owning your own (not quite so little) world could now be more than just a distant thought. The Abergeldie Estate, the largest luxury estate in the Scottish Highlands, with more than 11,500 acres of grounds, has gone on sale for the first time in five hundred years, and what’s more, the new owner could find themselves with a rather well known royal neighbour.
Abergeldie Estate, a historic 11,512 acres estate in Royal Deeside, neighbouring the royal Balmoral and Birkhall estates, is available for the first time since it was bestowed to the Gordon family King James III in 1482.
Set to be one of the largest land sales in Scotland, the incredible £23m estate is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own and redefine an exceptional legacy and be part of the future of Scotland where demand has been at a record high since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Selling agent Fraser & Mulligan comments, “The property market in Royal Deeside is characterised by consistently high demand, with strong interest from buyers competing for properties as soon as they become available. Abergeldie Estate offers an unmissable opportunity for a purchaser to acquire and reshape an iconic part of Royal Deeside, a truly remarkable location that holds huge investment potential in one of the largest estates in Scotland to ever go on sale.”
Upholding one the longest unbroken records of estate ownership for the past 539 years, Abergeldie Estate is steeped in history and regal connections, kept alive by the existing proprietors.
Bordered to the north by the River Dee- one of the world’s most famous salmon fishing rivers, the estate consists of an abundance of traditional forestry, farming, and fishing/sporting sectors and innovative opportunities in sustainability, carbon capture and re-wilding.
The estate has some 2,683 acres of woodland and many thousands of acres of land zoned for grant-supported woodland creation schemes to sustain and support the distinctive environment adding to the character of Royal Deeside. Newly planted woodland and peatland restoration are further possibilities for income-generating carbon capture.
The low ground farmland extends to over 600 acres throughout the estate and focuses mainly on livestock which can be developed exponentially to generate a profitable income stream. The estate also holds salmon fishing rights on the internationally renowned River Dee and shooting rights on the land – rights that are presently leased to the Balmoral estate, which is yet another amazing opportunity, presented to the prospective new owner of Abergeldie estate.
At the beginning of this feature, we used the words “your own little world”, and it appears that this is very possible as the Abergeldie Estate has an incredible thirty-four properties, which range from cottages to farmhouses to lodges and other domestic buildings.
Although it is in an exclusive location, Abergeldie benefits from excellent connections within the estate and beyond. The estate can be accessed directly from the public road, while good internal road networks make sporting activities like deer and grouse shooting an enjoyable and accessible experience.
This quite incredible residential opportunity is located at the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, the UK’s largest National Park, encompassing more than 4,500 square km of wilderness and providing one of the most fantastic areas of natural beauty in Europe.
Modern convenience can be found within a 15 minutes drive into local Ballater Village. The village includes all the amenities needed for daily life. Aberdeen, Europe’s energy capital, is also just 45 miles away, including Aberdeen’s international airport, offering access to cities like London and air trans around Europe.
Interested parties can find more information via the selling agent Fraser & Mulligan. For more information on the Abergeldie estate, visit www.abergeldieestate.com.
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