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Sought-after Home in Kincardine O'Neil on the Market through Galbraith

Sales Negotiator in the Aberdeen Office, Amy Price speaks about one of the most sought-after locations in the North-East.

Currently on the market, Norton House in Kincardine O Neil is a magnificent Victorian detached property dating back to 1840 (3 reception rooms, 6/7 bedrooms, annex accommodation). Sitting proudly in around 1 acre of beautiful garden grounds with a south facing aspect and view towards the River Dee. The property was extended during the late 1950’s to create the home you see today, and has been a superb family home ever since. The accommodation extends over three levels offering space, versatility and endless opportunities. Of particular note is the ground floor accommodation. This level can flow well as part of the main accommodation of the home, or equally can serve as a separate residence with a private external entrance for visiting family, friends or as a holiday let or Airbnb.

(Offers Over £675,000)

“We moved to Kincardine O’Neil twenty one years ago and do not regret a moment of that time. It is wonderful little village, full of history and friendly residents. There are several shops including the Village Stores (incorporating a post office), a take-away, a hair dresser and several craft shops. The village hall is used for functions and sales and is where the thriving Community Association meets regularly to work tirelessly to improve the amenities and general aspect of the village. Although the village is located on the doorstep of the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, it is within easy reach of Aberdeen. The short daily commute to Aberdeen is both scenic and stress-eliminating after a hard day’s work. There is a very good Primary school in the centre of the village and Secondary schools are in the nearby towns of Banchory and Aboyne. Our sons went to these schools and received a very happy and fruitful education which set them up well for successful careers. Being in the countryside, there are many country pursuits in the area such as walking, climbing, cycling, horse riding, gliding, shooting and fishing. The gentle walks along the river Dee and the Deeside Way provide a quick link with nature which relaxes and recharges, while countless other trails in the immediate area offer challenges for all levels and abilities. We have had a very happy, healthy and enjoyable time living in this, the oldest village on Deeside.”

- Mr & Mrs Robb @ Norton House

 

The picturesque Kincardine O Neil, or ‘Kinker’ as it is affectionately known by locals, is one of the oldest villages in Royal Deeside and dates back to the 17th Century. Designated as a conservation area in 1983, the highly desirable rural village retains its historical charm with its quaint cobbled village centre, winding streets, former parish church and traditional granite properties. Enjoying a beautiful spot on the northern bank of the River Dee, Kincardine O’Neil was for centuries one of the most important crossing places, with its significant location on the ancient route over the Cairn O’Mount. Most of the village buildings are over a century old and the village retains its friendly community feel, with some recent development locally.

 The population of around 500 enjoy a good choice of amenities including a traditional village store (renowned for their excellent bacon rolls), post office, village hall, bowling green and playing field. Schooling is provided for at Kincardine O’Neil primary school, and thereafter Aboyne Academy. Banchory Academy may be possible with the necessary applications. Private education is available in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon’s, St. Margaret’s school for girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen. Kincardine O’Neil sits a commutable 25 miles West of Aberdeen, between the attractive larger settlements of Banchory, only 8 miles, and Aboyne, 4 miles. Local bus services provide reliable transport from Aberdeen City to Kincardine O’ Neil and onwards. Aberdeen City itself provides good transport links with a mainline railway station to Edinburgh and beyond and is host to Aberdeen International Airport. The airport can be reached by car comfortably within 40 minutes.

 

Royal Deeside is famed for its beautiful countryside and nature reserves, and is the gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. Kincardine O Neil is therefore well positioned for a whole host of activities such as watersports, snowsports, gliding, fishing, breath-taking walking and cycling routes and is a golfer’s paradise (there are around 40 golf courses within a 30 mile radius of the village). The popular Deeside Way is a scenic 41 mile trail that follows the former Deeside Railway line and passes through Kincardine O Neil west to Aboyne and east to Banchory. It’s perfect for a hack, stroll with the dog or saunter to the Potarch Cafe & Restaurant.

Kincardine O Neil is a perfect location for those looking for countryside living in a beautiful area within the distinguished Royal Deeside, yet a reasonable journey to all that Aberdeen City has to offer.