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Newton Of Drumduan

Dess, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5BD


  • Detached country house

  • Beautiful setting & views

  • Large, modern kitchen/dining area

  • 3 reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms, home office

  • Traditional detached steading

  • Around 24.6 acres, negotiable

  • Private countryside location

  • Idyllic Royal Deeside

Newton of Drumduan is an exceptional detached country home with a particularly private setting amongst the beautiful and idyllic Royal Deeside. With a raised southerly aspect, the house is positioned in the centre of the 24 acre garden grounds and …

Newton of Drumduan is an exceptional detached country home with a particularly private setting amongst the beautiful and idyllic Royal Deeside. With a raised southerly aspect, the house is positioned in the centre of the 24 acre garden grounds and land, bound to one side by the Deeside Way and with stunning open countryside views. Newton of Drumduan was originally a traditional farmhouse which has been sympathetically extended and renovated over the years, most recently in 2012. To the ground floor there are 3 reception rooms comprising the lounge with open fire and sitting room with wood burning stove, both of which are within the traditional part of the home. The dining hall with open fire is a charming area with stairs leading to the upper floor. There is an ideal room for an office and good broadband speeds available. The family dining kitchen is an incredible family space, a real focal point of the house, with a charming cream Aga and door leading out to the gardens. Also located on the ground floor is a new utility room, cloak room and welcoming reception hall. The flagstone flooring creates a seamless environment downstairs and there is a lot of storage space and plenty of room for pets.

As one continues to the upper level, there is the master bedroom with ensuite wet room, two double bedrooms with ensuites, and a further two double bedrooms. A smaller versatile room could be a study or nursery. Completing the accommodation to the first floor is the family bathroom.

For those with equestrian interests, Newton of Drumduan would work exceptionally well given the superb out buildings that are easily convertible into stables and surrounding paddocks. The land in total extended to around 24 acre, which includes 3 fenced paddocks, and extensive garden ground. The entire outdoor space at Newton of Drumduan really does create endless opportunities and flexibility for any potential buyer to create their own wonderful countryside lifestyle.

Ground Floor:
Entrance hall, lounge, sitting room, dining room, dining kitchen, rear hall and utility room, home office and cloak room.

First Floor:
Master bedroom with ensuite, double bedroom 2 with ensuite, double bedroom 3 with ensuite bathroom, double bedroom 4, double bedroom 5, nursery/office and main family bathroom.

As one turns off the main road, continue up the tree lined private drive which sweeps through the grounds towards the main house. The immediate garden grounds surrounding the house have a scattering of beautiful mature trees and a sheltered front lawn, with a southerly aspect and bound by hedging. Given the tranquillity and serene countryside location, Newton of Drumduan has become a true sanctuary and haven for wildlife and birds.

The grass paddocks extend to around 18 acres and surround the house and gardens on all sides ensuring a high degree of privacy. The paddocks are divided into 3 areas and are served by mains water. Within the most southerly field are solar PV panels, which generate an income by exporting renewable energy to the main grid.

To the east side of the house is a substantial L shaped traditional stone built steading which was formerly a dairy. This building is presently used for general storage and includes 4 individual stables. A garage area is attached to the steading. Furthermore this traditional steading may offer future development potential, subject to the necessary consent.

Water - Mains
Drainage - Septic Tank
Heating - Oil
Council Tax - Band G

Dess lies on the north side of the River Dee and is located within the heart of Royal Deeside between the desirable towns of Banchory, only 9 miles, and Aboyne, 4 miles. The location is about 10 minutes’ drive from the Cairngorms National park boundary and offers an array of outdoor leisure activities including salmon fishing on the River Dee, horse riding, mountain biking, forest and hill walking, good local and international golf courses, gliding, canoeing, shooting and snowboarding. The popular Deeside Way runs along the south boundary leading east to Aboyne and West, through the Westerton Woods, to Banchory. The Deeside Way offers numerous walks, cycling and hacking options right on the doorstep on Newton of Drumduan and only across the road, tucked amongst the Dess Woods, is the pretty & quaint Dess Waterfall; a hidden gem amongst Royal Deeside. In only a few minutes you can enjoy the trail along the North banks of the River Dee by foot or bike and the ski centres at Glenshee & the Lecht are within a short travelling distance.

Schooling is provided at either Kincardine O’Neil Primary School whilst secondary education is catered for at Aboyne Academy. Private education is available in Aberdeen at Robert Gordon’s, St. Margaret’s school for Girls, Albyn School and the International School of Aberdeen.
Dess is a desirable location, either for those working in and around Aberdeen or for those wanting countryside living in a beautiful area. Aberdeen is a 30 minute drive and provides all the leisure, recreational and entertainment facilities expected from the oil capital of Europe. It also provides good transport links with a mainline railway station to Edinburgh and beyond and is host to Aberdeen International Airport, providing both domestic and international flights. The airport can be reached by car comfortably within 40 minutes from Newton of Drumduan.