3 bedroom detached house for saleWest Balbridie, Crathes, Banchory, Aberdeenshire
- Country Cottage
- Prime location
- Banchory Academy catchment
- About half an acre
West Balbridie is an idyllic country cottage close to Banchory with views over the River Dee, which is approached along a short, attractive private drive.
The traditional style cottage was extended in 1984 into a T-shaped house and now provides comfortable family accommodation on two levels.
The ground floor accommodation includes a sitting room, a separate dining room and an east-facing kitchen. A hallway and bathroom were added to the west in 1984. The south wing currently includes a bedroom and utility room, but there is obvious potential to extend into the disused west wing, or indeed the garage.
The first floor has 2 bedrooms which overlook the River Dee to the North.
Council Tax Band E
EPC Rating Band G
Mains water. Private Drainage. Electric panel heaters.
Special Conditions of Sale 4:
The Property is offered for sale subject to a clawback arrangement in favour of the seller over the area of garden ground (shown hatched on the plan) lying to the West of the cottage. The clawback will run for a period of 20 years from the date of entry. The amount to be paid by the purchaser (or any future owner) will be equivalent to 50% of the uplift in value in the event that planning permission is obtained for residential development within the 20 year period. A copy of the proposed clawback agreement can be exhibited on request.
Banchory 4 miles, Aberdeen City Centre 16 miles
Situated adjacent to the B974 just to the west of the Crathes Bridge, the cottage enjoys an enviable position in beautiful Deeside countryside within a landscape of rich farmland, mixed woodland and abundant wildlife, yet only 4 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: 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, driving range and arts centre, primary and secondary schools.
Meanwhile the cosmopolitan city of Aberdeen offers all the cultural, shopping, and 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.
There is a primary school at Woodlands of Durris, whilst West Balbridie is in the catchment area for Banchory Academy. Private education is available in Aberdeen at the new International School, Albyn, Robert Gordons, St Margarets and also at Lathallan, a private prep school near Stonehaven.
There is an attractive garden screened from the road by mature hedges with areas of lawn, mature trees and with potential to create a vegetable garden. There are attractive views to the Hill of Fare and the cottage is surrounded to the south and west by open fields.
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