Hilary Murray of Galbraith, who is handling the sale, said: “Seldom does the opportunity arise to purchase a home in such a beautiful and sought after location. The charming Boghead of Torries is located at the foot of the Bennachie hill range, with stunning panoramic views of the Garioch countryside and the magnificent hill range behind.

“It is a truly beautiful, tranquil but exciting place for all who visit, with a range of challenging hill walks and forest trails. Boghead of Torries offers a wonderful lifestyle, especially delightful for those who are seeking a secluded rural property with such a variety of outdoor pursuits on the doorstep.”

Bennachie’s highest peak, Oxen Craig is 529m, and the most iconic peak Mither Tap is 518m. The panorama from the tops includes much of Donside, Deeside and the Caringorms, together with the hills and mountains into Morayshire and the Aberdeenshire coast to the East. Once described as Britain’s favourite hill, the folklore, and myths surrounding some of the secrets the hills hold have become legendary.

It is believed there was a property on the site of Boghead of Torries dating to the early 1850’s, in the form of a croft style cottage. Most recent upgrades and an extension added in the early 1990’s have transformed Boghead of Torries into the comfortable and sizeable home that it is today.

The property has an entrance vestibule, lounge, sitting/dining room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom with WC and shower room with WC. On the first floor are two further bedrooms, a store room which could be used as a home office and  a shower room with WC.

The kitchen has a range of timber wall and base mounted units with an oil-fired range cooker. In the kitchen storage cupboard the names and times of all those who have run the hill range are written by hand. The dining room has a vaulted ceiling, a striking exposed stone wall and a wood burning stove. The lounge features an open fireplace with brick surround as the main focal point with surrounding windows offering idyllic views.

On the upper level there are two double bedrooms served by a shower room on the landing. A large walk-in storage room is a handy addition to the upper level and could equally be used as a small study if desired.

The garden has a mix of lawn with natural landscape elements including a pond at the bottom corner. There is a sizeable, detached workshop and a large timber shed. The grounds have an ever-changing panoramic view of open countryside beyond.

Local amenities can be found approximately two miles away in the village of Chapel of Garioch and Inverurie town centre is approximately six miles. Inverurie itself is a popular market town with a railway station, supermarkets, library and retail park. Sporting facilities include tennis, cricket, 18-hole golf course, fishing on the rivers Don and Urie, mountain biking and hill walking.

Aberdeen is approximately 20 miles away, offering all the amenities of a modern city, including two universities, Aberdeen International Airport and train station.

Boghead of Torries, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £300,000.