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.
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
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 the Cairngorms National Park
Mountains close by
Full underfloor heating by biomass boiler
Glenshee ski area – 9 miles
Local 18-hole golf course
Balmoral Castle – 6 miles
Perth and Aberdeen – 1:30 hour drive
Electricity, logs and coal included
Dogs by arrangement
Salmon and trout fishing
Underfloor heating by biomass boiler
Electric hob and oven
Sky TV/video player
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.