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Backbrae Stables

Chapel of Garioch, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 5HH


  • Detached family home

  • 2 reception rooms. 3/4 bedrooms

  • Spacious family home & gardens

  • Stable block & outbuildings

  • 60m x 20m outdoor arena

  • Paddocks of around 7 acres

  • Beautiful countryside views

Backbrae stables is nestled away on the edge of the charming hamlet of Chapel of Garioch, by Inverurie and is a delightful country lifestyle property with excellent equestrian facilities. The detached family home has been exceptionally well maintained over the …

Backbrae stables is nestled away on the edge of the charming hamlet of Chapel of Garioch, by Inverurie and is a delightful country lifestyle property with excellent equestrian facilities. The detached family home has been exceptionally well maintained over the years and offers a generous amount of comfortable family living space including 2 public rooms and 3 / 4 good bedrooms, all over two
levels. The equestrian and outdoor facilities have been well designed and lie to the east side of the main house and include 6 stables, 60m x 20m outdoor arena and various outbuildings, including a
recently upgraded car port and workshop. The garden grounds are well tended and a raised outdoor decking area is perfectly placed to capture the beautiful countryside views. The paddocks also lie adjacent to the house and extend to around 7 acres.

The accommodation includes the entrance hall with storage and recently modernised cloak room, impressive lounge with large windows capturing the surrounding views, family dining kitchen with doors opening out to the garden decking and finally the utility room with access to the garden. Upstairs there is a large master bedroom with excellent wardrobe space and ensuite shower room.
Two further bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes, and a main family bathroom. A second stair case leads to a large versatile room which is presently used as a home office. This room would also lend
itself well as a further bedroom, family room or play room and has a cloakroom adjacent.

Backbrae Stables is an excellent opportunity for those looking to enjoy a country lifestyle, yet within easy reach of Inverurie and Aberdeen city. Although the facilities are equestrian focused, Backbrae stables would lend itself for various uses and allows for flexibility and versatility for any buyer.

Ground Floor: Vestibule, entrance hall, lounge, dining kitchen, cloakroom & utility room.

First Floor: Master bedroom with ensuite shower room, two further bedrooms and bathroom. Family room/bedroom and cloak room.

Immediately to the front of the house is a sheltered patio area with a south east facing aspect. A large grass lawn is bound by a traditional dry stone dyke wall and beech hedging, offering a safe and private garden. To the rear of the house a raised outdoor decking area, which has been cleverly designed to
capture the beautiful open views and to lead down to a further grass lawn. This area of garden is fully enclosed and offers a safe and large area for children and pets to enjoy. Outside water tap.

The integral double garage lies to the east side of the house and can comfortably accommodate 2 cars. There is a workshop bench, power, light and door access to the house.

The detached car port has recently been refurbished with quality profile sheeting and has power, light and non-freeze water tap. The car port also incorporates a workshop with power, light and shelving. The two detached stable blocks incorporate 6 stables and each stable having water feeder and rubber matting. Four stables are approx. 12’x12’, one 9’6 x 12’ and one 8’6 x 12’. Furthermore there is a hay store, approx 12’ x 12’, which could be used as a seventh stable if required, and has a outdoor weather-proof twin socket. The tack room is insulated and has light, tubular
heater and power. Outdoor lighting around the stable blocks.

Detached corrugated metal hay storage shed.
The large dog kennel and run will remain as part of the sale.

In total there stands approximately 7 acres of grazing land divided into 5 paddocks and holding areas. This land is welldefined and located immediately to the front, side and rear of
the house. To the far end of the stable block is access to the outdoor sand arena. The outdoor arena is fenced and measures approximately
60m x 20m.

The private tree lined drive way leads down to Backbrae Stables. As one goes down the drive on the right hand side there is a parking area, ideal for storing trailers or horse boxes, and gives access to the top paddock.

To the west of Backbrae Stables there are a separate 9.41 acres of agricultural land accessed through a gate on the road. Water connected to first field. Planning permission was approved by Aberdeenshire Council planning department for the erection of a general purpose agricultural storage building for which full details can be viewed on

It is a condition of the sale of Lot 2 that the purchaser will enter an overage agreement with the seller, supported by a security over the land in respect of any development which increases the future value of the land.

Water - Mains
Electricity - Mains
Drainage - Private septic tank
Heating - Electric
Council Tax - Banf D

Backbrae Stables has a quiet picturesque location in the small hamlet of Chapel of Garioch, a lovely scenic location with views over towards Bennachie. Chapel of Garioch is located just a short distance off the main A96, Aberdeen to Inverness Road, in the
foothills of the Bennachie range. A village primary school is located within Chapel of Garioch itself with secondary education provided at Inverurie, which lies only 4 miles away. Chapel of Garioch also
benefits from a lovely Coffee Shop and Church. Nearby Inverurie is a large, expanding town, which offers wide range of amenities and facilities including many shops, hotels, health centre, swimming pool, sports’ centre, library and golf course. It is situated around 17 miles from Aberdeen and is well served by road and rail links. Inverurie Train station provides quick and easy access to Aberdeen City Centre.