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Invercauld Estate

Near Ballater, Aberdeen City & Shire

Invercauld Estate has been in the ownership of the Farquharson family for many centuries.

It is world renowned for the quality of the grouse shooting and red deer stag stalking. Located two hours north of Edinburgh and one hour west of Aberdeen, it is readily accessible by air and car. Holiday cottages are also available to tie in with the sport on offer.

Sport Offered

Shooting - Red Grouse - Driven and walked up (August 12th - September 30th)

Shooting - Ptarmigan - Walked up (August 12th - September 30th)

Deer Stalking/Hunting - Red Stags - (Aug 1st - October 20th) some beats operate with ponies

Fishing - Atlantic Salmon - River Dee (March - September)

Fishing - Sea Trout - River, burns and lochs

Fishing - Brown Trout - River, burns and lochs

Altdourie Steading

Situated close to Altdourie House, Altdourie Steading has been renovated and refurbished to provide self-catering accommodation for up to eight people.

This beautiful conversion has great character, and is situated in a most tranquil and private setting offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains, whilst being close to all the conveniences of the attractive, well-known village of Braemar: in September the famous Braemar Gathering is attended by visitors from all over the world.

This spacious house is ideal for families or friends sharing a holiday, or just for those who require more space than the average holiday cottage. The Steading has a welcoming mixture of traditional furnishings combined with new and high quality fittings; the rooms are generously sized and are all on one level, apart from the master bedroom with en suite, which is upstairs.


Situated in a stunning south facing location, close to the River Dee and overlooking Braemar Castle and the Grampian Mountains, Inverchandlick has been renovated and refurbished to provide self-catering accommodation for up to six people. This former ferryman’s cottage is approached by a long, private track through Invercauld Estate and, although 4×4s are not essential, sports-type cars are not recommended.

Activities Around Invercauld Estate

There are few outdoor activities that cannot be undertaken in the area - everything from quiet bird-watching walks through to Munro bagging attract their enthusiasts. The Braemar Guide Website contains extensive links to accommodation and facilities in and around Braemar, as well as history and local information

The Braemar area hosts a wealth of opportunity for skiers; the area offers excellent touring and descents with a snow season that can last from November through to May.

The Braemar Gathering is always held on the 1st Saturday in September. There are now over 66 events and prize money totals over £12,000. Booking enquiries and more information www.braemargathering.org.

Braemar Golf Club has the highest 18 hole course in Great Britain. The new clubhouse is licensed and catering is available for members and visiting golfers. (Tel +44 (0) 13397 41618). Many other world-class golf courses are within easy reach.

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Contact Information
Contact Name Angus McNicol
Address Mr Angus McNicol
Estate Office
4 The Keiloch
AB35 5TW
Telephone Click to see Number013397 41224
Nearest Train Aberdeen/Perth
Nearest Airport Aberdeen
Provider Information
Number of Staff 15 gamekeepers and ghillies on hand to take out sporting guests
Accommodation 3 holiday cottages/lodges
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