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Ythanside, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53

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Added on 14/06/2019
Savills, Aberdeen

Key features

  • Six bedroom granite built home located in the charming village of Fyvie
  • Positioned above the banks of the River Ythan
  • Originally constructed around 1895, the property has been painstakingly restored by the current owner, while many period features remain
  • Spacious and versatile family living accommodation
  • Situated within beautifully maintained grounds of about 0.75 acres with gravelled horseshoe driveway Lovely views across the surrounding fields to the rear
  • Range of outbuildings, including the former wash house, double garage and shed
  • An ideal situation for rural living, yet very commutable to Aberdeen city and the surrounding towns
  • EPC Rating = D

Property description

Tenure: Freehold

Imposing six bedroom Victorian granite built property, set within beautifully maintained garden grounds of about 0.75 acres and located within the charming village of Fyvie.


Located within beautifully maintained garden grounds of about 0.75 acres, with lovely views across surrounding countryside, Ythanside is an imposing six bedroom granite built home providing spacious and versatile family living accommodation. Originally built during 1895 by local merchant James Mackie, Ythanside was in years gone by the village doctor’s house/surgery. Spanning two floors, in addition to a superb attic space and basement area, the property has undergone a programme of sympathetic renovations by the current owner, who has taken great care to preserve Ythanside’s many traditional features, including decorative cornicing, sash and case windows, ceiling roses, deep skirtings and pitch pine panelled doors and facings.

The original wide panelled door with surrounding etched window panels leads into the welcoming entrance vestibule. Overlooking the front garden, the vestibule features a ceiling rose and wooden flooring. A partially glazed panelled door with glazed panel surround provides access to the reception hall, where a staircase features ornate metal balustrades and timber handrails. Enjoying views over the front garden via a large recessed window area, the sitting room includes elegant decorative plasterwork, in addition to a striking open fire with polished stone hearth, timber mantelpiece and display alcove with half height cupboard. A panelled door leads into the study, which is of neutral decoration.

The bright and spacious dining room features stunning decorative plasterwork, while also providing views over the garden grounds and entrance driveway. Currently used as a home gym, this room could easily be reinstated for formal dining and entertainment.

A doorway from the reception hall leads into the inner hall, where there is access to the partially glazed rear entrance door and an understair cupboard. The dining kitchen lies at the heart of the house. Featuring tiled flooring and an impressive 12 foot high ceiling, deep silled sash and case windows overlook the rear and fields beyond. The kitchen is fitted with a good range of oak units with under unit lighting, while extensive work surfaces incorporate a ceramic 1.5 sink with drainer and a range of integrated appliances. Central to the kitchen is the former fireplace with exposed granite lintel, which now includes a recessed four ring electric hob with tiled surround.

The well appointed shower room lies close to the rear entrance door. Beautifully tiled in natural stone and benefitting from underfloor heating, the shower room includes a white two piece suite with walk in shower enclosure.

Within the inner hall a panelled door provides access to the basement. Featuring concrete flooring and providing excellent storage space, the basement has been well organised for access to the service controls and hot water cylinder, in addition to the boiler room.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is the generously proportioned utility/boot room, which was formerly the maid’s kitchen. Featuring an attractive range of fitted storage facilities, immaculate oak work surfaces incorporate a Belfast style sink. The granite former fireplace is central to the room and utilised as a wood storage area. A carpeted staircase leads up to the versatile laundry room within the rear wing.

Ascending the main staircase, there is a mezzanine landing, which first provides access to the beautifully appointed family bathroom. Light and bright, the bathroom has been extensively fitted with natural stone flooring and wall tiling around the white three piece suite, while there is also a separate shower enclosure.

A further door accessible from the mezzanine landing reveals a staircase to the attic/games room and double bedroom six, which offers excellent possibilities for future use or conversion to a principal bedroom suite.

Located on the first floor landing, an understair cupboard with lighting provides good storage space. Five generously proportioned double bedrooms are accessible from the landing, all providing lovely views across the garden grounds and beyond. An interconnecting door between the principal bedroom and bedroom two offer potential for a spacious dressing room with bright views across the front garden.


Ythanside lies at the edge of the village of Fyvie, which is situated along the River Ythan and within the Formartine area of Aberdeenshire. Enjoying an attractive rural setting with rolling fields and countryside, Fyvie benefits from a range of facilities, including a Co-op supermarket for everyday essentials, a health centre, modern primary school, church and bowling green. Well situated for access to neighbouring towns, Fyvie is convenient for commuting to Aberdeen city, as well as the industrial centres at both Bridge of Don and Dyce.

This part of the northeast of Scotland is famed for its outdoor pursuits. Salmon fishing is available on the rivers Deveron, Don, Dee and Spey. There are golf courses at Oldmeldrum, Ellon and Turriff, together with famous links courses at Royal Aberdeen, Trump International and Cruden Bay. Game shooting on neighbouring estates is another popular activity. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. Apart from its rich agricultural heritage, the area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of castle country, with Fyvie Castle located around a mile to the north of the village.

Turriff offers a wide range of shopping, business and leisure facilities, together with a sports centre with swimming pool, community centre, cottage hospital, primary and secondary schooling. A regular bus service runs from Turriff to Dyce and Aberdeen city centre and there are also connections to Inverurie, Elgin and Banff.

Inverurie is a prosperous and expanding market town, situated in the valley of the River Don with good road and rail links to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. There is a wide range of amenities and services, including several large supermarkets.

The A947 provide good access to Aberdeen and its international airport, which offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route provides improved travel in and around Aberdeen and a quicker and more direct route south. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to Kings Cross, London. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business and leisure facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon’s school, St Margaret’s, and Albyn as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and several colleges of further education.

Square Footage: 3,472 sq ft

Acreage: 0.75 Acres


From Aberdeen, travel into Dyce, following the A947 through both Newmachar and Whiterashes. Continue into Oldmeldrum, and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A947. Follow this road all the way to Fyvie, and on entering the village take the first turning on the right hand side onto the B9005. Once over the bridge, the entrance to Ythanside lies immediately on the right hand side.

Turriff 8.9 miles
Ellon 18 miles
Inverurie 12.8 miles
Aberdeen 25.9 miles

Please note that all distances are approximate

Additional Info

Enjoying an elevated position above the banks of the River Ythan, the majority of the garden grounds are laid to lawn. Excellently landscaped, with well established beds, internal beech hedging and mature trees, there is a handsome copper beech and two Japanese cherry blossom trees. A gravelled horseshoe driveway with attractive granite cobble edging provides dual access, while further gravelled areas encircle the property and provide additional parking to the front and rear. To the rear, the former double garage is fitted with a sliding timber door. The refurbished wash house would be ideal as a home office or studio space, as it already benefits from light, heating and power. To the centre of the driveway is a further parking area which includes a shed with power supply. Given the dimensions of this area, it may also be suitable for the creation of a garage, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.


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Ythanside, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53


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  • Inverurie Station9.9 miles
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