A north-east mansion, once home to a prominent political family, will soon be on the market for offers of more than £1.1 million.
More details about Crowmallie House in Pitcaple, near Inverurie, will be unveiled by property agent Savills “later this year”.
The granite Edwardian mansion was built before the start of the First World War and is set amid wooded countryside, with a view of the nearby Hill of Bennachie.
Situated with 68 acres of land, it has boasts an impressive 17 bedrooms and its grounds are home to an impressive piece of statuary.
A massive stone sculpture of Persephone stands in woodland near the entrance to the house, carved from an 8.5-ton block of millstone grit in 1961.
The statue, which is not part of the sale, recalls Indian art and carries a hand-mirror, an allusion to a similar mirror on the nearby Maiden Stone on the roadside outside the estate.
Two north-east MPs have called the Crowmallie their home over the years.
Sir Robert Hill Smith, 3rd Baronet, was the Member of Parliament for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine from 1997 to 2015.
His grandfather, Sir Robert Workman Smith, 1st Baronet, represented the same constituency as a Unionist from 1924 until 1945.
During this period, he would regularly hold events and fetes at the House, including sheep dog demonstrations, garden parties and visits from local pipe bands.