6 bedroom detached house for sale

Balbridie House, Banchory, Aberdeenshire

Offers Over £800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 3 Reception rooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 5 Acre paddock

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The house dates from the late 18th century and was extended in 1986. Until 1986 the former farmhouse was part of a let farm on the Durris Estate, but it was a property of style with some fine trees planted in the policies, a grass tennis court, the March Burn flowing through the grounds and the quality of the farm buildings all suggesting a property of some significance.

The sellers have enjoyed Balbridie as a family home for 30 years. They undertook a comprehensive improvement programme in 1986 including a new roof, kitchen, bathrooms and central heating.

The house is approached past stone entrance pillars along a tree-lined, gravelled drive which gives access either to the front or to the rear of the house. A sun porch forms the entrance to the house with a central hallway and doors off to the sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Off the dining room there is a cosy family room with wood burning stove and garden doors.

The first floor comprises 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, whilst the second floor has a further 3 bedrooms.

Most of the house has Swedish pine double glazed sash and case windows. A recent improvement (in 2006) was the utility room and wet room on the ground floor, both with underfloor heating.

Balbridie House is listed category C.

Grounds
To the south and east of the house are some lovely policy woodlands and the garden which have been developed over the years and feature a number of species roses and shrubs. The two main features are the March Burn and the variety of mature trees, including Scots pine, sequoia, holly and spruce. A productive vegetable patch has been maintained and there is also a variety of fruit trees, including plum and damson.

Outbuildings
The single storey eastern wing of the farm buildings and the north eastern barn are included in the sale. These are all built of stone under slate roofs.

North East Barn
Stable 9.0m x 4.4m
Dairy/Coal shed 4.4m x 3.4m

A right of access will be retained in favour of Balbridie House across the first section of the farm access road, up to the gate to the paddock.

Balbridie House enjoys an enviable position in beautiful Deeside countryside within a landscape of rich farmland, mixed woodland and abundant wildlife, yet only 3 miles from Banchory.

The Deeside area combines an excellent variety of sports with magnificent scenery, cultural attractions, varied leisure pursuits and productive farmland and woodlands. The amenities in the area are exceptional. For sportsmen the River Dee is one of the most popular salmon rivers in Scotland. Deer stalking and grouse shooting can be rented in the locality. The ski resorts of Aviemore, Glenshee and the Lecht are within a short travelling distance. The nearest golf courses are at Banchory with water sports and gliding at Aboyne.

Banchory is a popular commuter town and offers a wide range of local amenities including a variety of shops, banks, restaurants, garden centre, hotels, library, health centre, dentists and two primary schools and a renowned secondary school. There is also a driving range and arts centre.

Meanwhile the cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen offers all the cultural, shopping, educational and entertainment facilities one would expect of a city. Aberdeen airport has a wide range of domestic and international flights and there is a regular inter-city rail service.

Private education is available in Aberdeen at the new International School, Albyn, Robert Gordon's, St Margaret's and also at Lathallan, a private prep school near Stonehaven.

To the south and east of the house are some lovely policy woodlands and the garden which have been developed over the years and feature a number of species roses and shrubs. The two main features are the March Burn and the variety of mature trees, including Scots pine, sequoia, holly and spruce. A productive vegetable patch has been maintained and there is also a variety of fruit trees, including plum and damson.

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Nearest station

  • Stonehaven (10.0 mi)
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Strutt & Parker, Banchory

St Nicholas House, 68 Station Road, Banchory, AB31 5YJ

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Strutt & Parker, Banchory

St Nicholas House, 68 Station Road, Banchory, AB31 5YJ

03339 873607 Local call rate

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Nearest station

  • Stonehaven (10.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Strutt & Parker, Banchory

St Nicholas House, 68 Station Road, Banchory, AB31 5YJ

03339 873607 Local call rate

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