ABERGELIDE Estate, a historic 11,512-acre estate in Royal Deeside with over 1,000 hectares of woodland, is available for sale for the very first time since it was bestowed to the Gordon family by King James III in 1482.

Set to be one of the largest land sales in Scotland, the incredible £23m estate, which neighbours the royal Balmoral and Birkhall estates, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own and redefine an exceptional legacy and be part of the future of Scotland.

Selling agent Fraser & Mulligan said: “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.’’

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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 opportunities in the forestry, farming, and fishing/sporting sectors and of innovative opportunities in sustainability, carbon capture and re-wilding.

The estate has some 2,683 acres (1,086 hectares) 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.

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Abergeldie Estate also includes one of the largest residential opportunities offered with any Scottish estate in the past, with 34 residential properties ranging from homes, cottages, farmhouses, lodges, and other domestic buildings which can be redeveloped to provide a diverse and flexible portfolio to compliment the many possible developments of the estate and to shape a new Abergeldie fit for the 21st century.

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 estate 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.

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Modern conveniency can be found within a 15 minutes’ drive into local Ballater Village, which includes all the amenities needed for daily life and Aberdeen, Europe’s energy capital is only 45 miles away, which includes Aberdeen’s international airport, offering access to cities like London and air trans around Europe.

Abergeldie Estate is now available for sale for £23m through selling agent, Fraser & Mulligan. For more information, visit www.abergeldieestate.com or contact ggdf@fraser-mulligan.co.uk.