House for saleNew House Sites, Forgue, Huntly, Aberdeenshire
Offers Over £120,000
- Planning permission for 4 houses
- 1.1 acres
The site lies in open countryside a short distance to the south of the small village of Forgue.
The site lies adjacent to the local primary school and will connect in a linear fashion to a recently built development of 4 houses.
The new houses will have a westerly outlook over an open grass field, whilst St Margaret's church and the old rectory are to the north west.
Approval in principle was granted on 12 July 2013 for 3 years. After this time, if not implemented, renewal will be required.
Access to the site is taken off the minor public road along a disused field track to the site (subject to final approval of the planning authority).
Visibility splays and a passing place to be installed. The new access road (A-B on the plan) will be the responsibility of the buyer, although the seller might contribute to a hardcore track of the site sells in lots.
New sustainable urban drainage system is to be installed for the whole site. Alternatively, if the sites are sold individually, each buyer could apply for an individual septic tank.
Water: Mains water to be installed. It is believed that mains water is located both to the north and the south of the site at the adjacent school and Scott Hall.
Electricity: Mains electricity is available on the adjacent property.
Huntly, only 8 miles away, has a railway station and good commuter links to Aberdeen airport and city centre. The town is the centre of a thriving rural community and provides a range of services including library, post office, health centre, leisure centre including swimming pool, tennis courts, bowling green, cricket, football, rugby, Nordic ski club and golf clubs. Pony trekking and falconry are also available in the area. There is an active music and arts scene and Asda and Tesco supermarkets.
An historic town, Huntly boasts some impressive architecture and there are many National Trust and Scottish Heritage sites nearby. The property is within easy access to the Grampians, Cairngorms, Royal Deeside, Strathdon and the Moray Firth.
Aberdeenshire is a county of contrasting landscapes; the northern fringe of the Grampian Mountains with heather-clad hills whilst the North Sea coast with its quaint fishing ports, high cliffs and pebble beaches is 15 miles to the north.
Forgue is 36 miles northwest of Aberdeen and about 20 miles northwest of Inverurie in the parish of Forgue which is one of the most attractive parts of Aberdeenshire and close to the heart of whisky country. The area combines an excellent variety of sport, varied leisure pursuits and productive farms and woodlands.
The range of amenities available in the area is considerable. For sportsmen the River Deveron is one of the most popular rivers in Scotland, already considered in the top 5 trout rivers in the UK, the River Deveron's reputation as one of Scotland's finest salmon waters is fast growing. The Dee, Don and Spey can be easily reached. Stalking and shooting is also available to be taken locally. A number of golf courses, hill walking and sailing are available nearby.
The Lecht and Cairngorm ski centres are readily accessible and the Moray coastline is also within easy reach. This is traditional castle country, with famous Fyvie and Craigievar close by.
Primary schooling is available at nearby Largue and Forgue, whilst secondary schooling is in Huntly at the renowned Gordon Schools. Aberlour Preparatory School and Gordonstoun are 42 miles away.
With the sobriquet of The Granite City, Aberdeen is both an economic and educational centre boasting two universities and further educational colleges and research institutes. There are a number of private schools in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's College, Albyn School, St Margaret's School for Girls and The Hamilton School. Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan port and the 'Oil Capital of Europe'. The city provides all the ancillary leisure, recreational, shopping, entertainment and cultural facilities one would expect of a vibrant city. The Exhibition and Conference Centre, His Majesty's Theatre, and various art galleries in the city are renowned. Aberdeen's status as the 'Oil Capital' provides the city and an international airport and an ever expanding range of flights. There are also regular inter-city services from the city's railway station.
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