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Newlands. Mintlaw. AB42 4LP


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Gary Moyse and RE/MAX are delighted to have been instructed to market this stunning and very unique category B listed property enjoying a very private elevated location overlooking the renowned Deer Abbey. Located just outside the thriving village of Mintlaw and set within 5.3 acres of private grounds this rather unique family home was owned by Deaconess Anna Ritchie from 1827 to 1871 and originally part of the Pitfour Estate. She was a pioneer of special needs accommodation and would collect pupils from the surrounding farms and villages and educate them in what is now the library. This beautiful home offers very generous accommodation with an abundance of period features that have been further enhanced by the tasteful decoration and presentation. It also benefits from oil fired central heating, secondary double glazing and wood burning stove. The minute you enter the property you will feel at home and warm to its wonderful charm. Take a walk within the grounds, enjoying your own private woodland walks and being at one with the local wildlife. This truly is a very special and much loved property and we highly recommend viewing to fully appreciate the enviable rural lifestyle that it offers.

Newlands lies just a little to the west of the very popular and active community of Mintlaw that offers an excellent range of local amenities and beautiful country walks including Aden Country Park, Lake of Pitfour and the Formatine and Buchan Line walkways. There is a primary and secondary school, medical and dental practices, pharmacy and excellent sports and recreational facilities. There are a varied range of shops including butcher and small supermarket, There are also restaurants, cafes, garden centre and pub. Excellent public transport is available to Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Ellon and Aberdeen.

Vestibule, Lounge/Dining Room, Morning Room, Dining Room/Bedroom 5, Study, Kitchen, Breakfast Room/ Utility, Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Guest Bedroom, two further Bedrooms and Shower Room.

Travel west from Mintlaw on the A950 passing the turning on the left to Old Deer. Newlands is a short distance further along on the right hand side.


Entered via the partially glazed double doors this very inviting and useful space has partial wood panelling, very attractive high level stained glass windows. There is ample space here for outdoor wear and the floor is finished in a quality wooden style flooring.


20' 3'' x 15' 6'' (6.16m x 4.72m)

A very generous yet cosy formal lounge also offering the perfect area for dining. There are many focal points throughout this room from the original stained glass window and door along with the very attractive square bay window offering the perfect spot to sit and relax while enjoying a view over the garden and not forgetting the impressive wooden mantle which surrounds the granite fireplace and wood burning stove set on a granite and brick hearth. At the rear of the lounge is room for a table and chairs for everyday family dining and there is access to the morning room. The lounge is neutrally decorated and fully carpeted to compliment.

Morning room

16' 4'' x 15' 9'' (4.98m x 4.80m)

If the sun is up in the morning then this is room to head for. The attractive bay window with double doors to the side and the large window to the front enable the natural daylight to flood this area and is why the current owners refer to it as the morning room. There is ample space for large furniture and again the painted brick fireplace with wooden mantle offers the potential to have a further wood burning stove and creates the focal point. It is neutrally decorated and carpeted to compliment.


10' 9'' x 9' 9'' (3.28m x 2.96m)

A bright and pleasant space with large window to the rear and fitted with a range of soft white shaker style wall and base units with contrasting work surfaces and splash back tiling. Integrated appliances include Induction hob with stainless steel extraction hood and glass splash back, fan oven and dishwasher. There is ample space for a fridge freezer and the floor is again finished in oak style flooring.

Breakfast/utility room

12' 11'' x 8' 7'' (3.94m x 2.61m)

Stepping up from the kitchen is this excellent space that is currently used as a breakfast room/utility and ideal for informal dining. It is also fitted with shaker style base units in soft white with a contrasting work surface, stainless steel sink and drainer. There is a high and low level window with deep sills ideal for display items and also making this area light and bright. Plenty of space for additional kitchen appliances, table and chairs and pets. Plumbing and housing for a free standing washing machine is available, it is freshly decorated and the wood effect flooring continues. There is a single fitted store where the boiler is located.

Rear Vestibule

8' 7'' x 4' 4'' (2.61m x 1.33m)

Situated between the main hall and the kitchen, there is further space for outdoor wear and access to the back yard.

Main Hallway

23' 4'' x 9' 5'' (7.11m x 2.87m)

It is here that you really appreciate the super features within this home from the attractive solid wood staircase with painted balustrade, panelled walls and attractive windows with deep sills that run most of it's length. The original school storage cupboards are also present with natural stripped wooden doors and there is further storage offered within two large walk in cupboards, one located under the stairs. The space is given a vibrant finish with the yellow decor and the oak style flooring continues.

Library/dining room

17' 6'' x 13' 9'' (5.33m x 4.18m)

Accessed via the main hall or study this room just oozes character and is currently being used as the library. It would however offer a superb formal dining room that would accommodate a large table and chairs for entertaining family and friends. This room could also be the 5th bedroom which would be ideal for multi generation or assisted living if needed as the family bathroom is just next door on the same level. It has two double fitted wardrobes with shelved and hanging space and a large picture window to the front of the property. Decorated in period colours and fully carpeted.


17' 8'' x 9' 7'' (5.39m x 2.92m)

Currently offering the perfect and spacious home office, this beautiful room could have multiple uses from a music room to children's play room. The main focal point to this room is the square bay window where you can sit in and enjoy the views. There are three fitted shelved cupboards with white wooden doors providing good storage and it is again tastefully decorated in period colours with a wood effect laminate.

Family Bathroom

8' 10'' x 8' 9'' (2.68m x 2.67m)

Very well appointed and fitted with a white three piece suite consisting of jet bath with central taps, corner enclosure with mains shower and a curved glass screen, wash hand basin and WC, The bathroom has partial coloured tiling with a contrasting border, a good sized window to the side of the property making the bathroom very light and the wood effect flooring continues from the hallway.


18' 6'' x 9' 10'' (5.64m x 3.00m)

This stunning gallery landing with white and wooden balustrades giving access to the four bedrooms and the shower room. The attractive windows are mirrored from downstairs and provide ample daylight, There is a single shelved store which is an ideal airing cupboard and the warm yellow decor continues and complimented with a neutral carpet.

Master bedroom

15' 7'' x 13' 3'' (4.76m x 4.03m)

A very attractive corner room with windows offering all round views including a birds eye view of the abbey. The impressive ceiling has deep curved cornice and there is ample space for free standing furniture. Soft neutral decor is complimented with a fully fitted neutral carpet.

Guest room

17' 6'' x 15' 8'' (5.33m x 4.78m)

Any guests would be delighted with this room, they wouldn't want to leave. It has twin windows offering natural light and again those birds eye views of the abbey and surrounding countryside. This room has space not only for bedroom furniture but soft seating also, so just perfect for your guests to enjoy their own private space. It is also has an attractive high ceiling, deep blue decor and neutral fitted carpet.

Bedroom 3

13' 9'' x 9' 11'' (4.19m x 3.03m)

Another good sized double room with views, it has two single fitted wardrobes with solid white doors, while still leaving space for additional furniture. This room is decorated in a fresh tone and has a wood effect laminate flooring.

Bedroom 4

13' 1'' x 10' 8'' (4.00m x 3.26m)

The last of the sleeping accommodation is another double room which has a single cupboard that houses the hot water tank and a double fitted wardrobe with both with dark wood doors, there is also a recessed shelved area which is perfect for displaying items or storing books. The large window allows ample natural daylight to flood this room and again provides more fantastic views. This room is decorated in a pale lilac tone and has a wood effect laminate flooring.

Shower Room

9' 1'' x 5' 7'' (2.76m x 1.71m)

This is fitted with a corner enclosure and mains shower with a curved screen, white vanity unit housing the wash hand basin set in a recess under an archway with down lighting and a wall mounted mirror and WC. It is fully tiled in white with a complimentary border and the flooring is covered in a contrasting blue ceramic tile.


A substantial timber double garage with two sets of double doors and a separate side door, it has power light and a concrete floor. There are also three further large timber sheds ideal for a workshop or storing garden machinery or outdoor furniture


Newlands has a grand entrance and long tarmac driveway leading to the front of the property. It offers ample vehicle parking and there would easily be space for larger vehicles including motor home or caravan. The tarmac area to the front also offers space for outdoor furniture if required where you can sit and enjoy the view. The driveway then leads on past the house and up to the garages where there is additional parking.


This superb property sits in 5.5 acres of your very own private grounds from a wooded area with mowed paths to wander through and enjoy the local wildlife along with the bluebells, daffodils and snow drops in the spring. The rolling lawns with shrubs and rockeries are bordered to the front with stone walling and the curved stone steps take you down to the lower level. This is the ideal place to enjoy a rural lifestyle and raise a young family with endless adventures. There is also a decked area to the side of the property where you can enjoy alfresco dining and entertaining.


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