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Cottown Steading, Strathdon, AB36 8XA

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Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) Ltd, Inverurie

Residential development for sale

Key features

  • Delightful rural aspect
  • Traditional steading in the heart of Strathdon
  • Approximately 0.23ha (0.58 acres) or thereby

Property description

From Aberdeen take the A944 Alford road and continue a further 6 miles to Mossat. At Mossat turn left on to the A97 through Glenkindie, continue on past Glenbuchat and onto the bridge over the River Don. After crossing the bridge over the River Don continue straight ahead where the A97 turns south to Tarland. Approximately one mile beyond this junction turn left where signed "Waterside". Proceed a further mile and Cottown steading will soon be recognised in an elevated position on the left hand side of the road.

Situation General
Cottown steading is situated in the heart of Strathdon which is widely recognised as one the most beautiful and unspoilt parts of Scotland. The steading lies approximately 1½ miles east of village of Bellabeg, on the south side of the River and almost opposite the Colquhonnie Hotel and Lonach Hall.

Day to day shopping facilities, medical services and primary school is available in the nearby village of Bellabeg. Bellabeg is also the venue for the annual Lonach Gathering which takes place each year in late August and attractive visitors and film stars from all over the UK and abroad. The area is also well known for its sporting and recreational activities with salmon and trout fishing available on the River Don and nearby River Dee. The traditional Scottish sports of stalking and grouse shooting are particularly well catered for locally on a number of nearby estates. In the winter months, the ski slopes at the Lecht (15 miles) and Glenshee are easily accessible.

A new electricity supply which is designed to serve the steading, is understood to have been provided via an underground cable which passes in front of and along the west side of the steading. Private water supply connected to stopcock situated in front of the south facing gable of the west wing. Private drainage to septic tanks to be constructed on north side of steading.

The new mutual access for the development has been formed to the rear of the westmost unit. Intending purchasers should note that no access will be granted from the east.

Planning permission for conversion of steading to form two residential units was approved by Aberdeenshire Council on 22 May 2009 (APP/2006/1175). Full details of the planning application can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council website - While this application has lapsed pre application advice received in September 2021 and available for inspection, confirms a high chance of planning permission being granted for either a one dwelling or two dwelling development option with the Planning Service concluding that the principle of development at this site is likely to meet the requirements of the Cairngorm National Park Authority Local Development Plan 2021.

Entry will be available on completion of the legal agreement or earlier by agreement between the parties if required.

Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Gordon House, Blackhall Road
Inverurie, AB51 5WA

Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is intimated to the selling agents following inspection, the agents cannot guarantee that notice of a closing date for offers will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.


Cottown Steading, Strathdon, AB36 8XA


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  • Insch Station19.1 miles

About Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) Ltd, Inverurie

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