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Mill Of Thornton

Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0JX


  • Secluded detached country home

  • 4 reception rooms. 4 bedrooms

  • Beautiful garden grounds with pond

  • Impressive lifestyle farm

  • Various outbuildings

  • Grazing land, woodland & lochan

  • Development opportunity

Mill of Thornton is a large traditional country home with a private countryside location, yet only a few minutes from both Inverurie and Oldmeldrum. There are around 57 acres, being a mixture of grazing land and mature woodland, and …

Mill of Thornton is a large traditional country home with a private countryside location, yet only a few minutes from both Inverurie and Oldmeldrum. There are around 57 acres, being a mixture of grazing land and mature woodland, and Mill of Thornton has been designed and maintained to an exceptionally high standard by the present owners as an outstanding lifestyle property. The traditional farmhouse has been considerably & sympathetically extended over the years to create an exceptional family home; full of character, charm and a perfect combination of traditional and modern features. The beautiful garden grounds are bound by the Bronie Burn to the East and feeds through to the charming garden pond. Various patios provide excellent space for outside entertaining and dining and the productive kitchen garden is encased by neat hedging. The paddocks and woodland surround the property to the North, South and West, creating a good degree of privacy and to the South is a Lochan, which attracts an array of wildlife throughout the year. Various outbuildings, including a traditional detached stone steading and separate stables, provide plentiful storage and working space and have again all been maintained to a very high standard.

As one enters the home there is the vestibule, utility room and boot room combined, and family room with wood burning stove, separate formal dining room and formal sitting room with wood burning stove. The impressive open plan kitchen, dining and family room is an incredible living space with wood burning stove and doors opening out to the garden. Completing the accommodation on the ground level is the cloak room. Continuing upstairs there is the master suite, which includes the bedroom, large walk in wardrobe and a contemporary ensuite shower room by ‘Laing’s of Inverurie’. Double bedroom two with dressing area and ensuite shower room, double bedroom three, double bedroom four and the main family bathroom, again a contemporary room by ‘Laing’s of Inverurie’.
Mill of Thornton offers various opportunities, be it equestrian focused, hobby farming or simply an outdoor lifestyle. In all opportunities, Mill of Thornton has undoubtedly been presented to the market in exceptional condition with a vast amount of attention to detail throughout.

Rarely does an opportunity arise to acquire such a property, given its excellent location on the outskirts of Inverurie, the high degree of privacy and versatility, and importantly the condition to which the present owners have presented Mill of Thornton to the market.

Ground Floor: Vestibule, hall, sitting room, family room, dining room, kitchen/dining & family room, utility room & cloakroom.

First Floor: Master bedroom with dressing room & ensuite bathroom, double bedroom 2 with ensuite shower room, double bedroom 3, double bedroom 4 and main family bathroom.

The private track road is in great condition with various drainage points to prevent flooding within the wetter months. The track leads through the woodland to the house, where there are plenty parking areas.

The garden grounds have been beautifully created and maintained with mature & colourful plants, shrubs, neat hedging and trees. The grass lawn leads down to the pond at the far end of the garden, which is fed by the Bronie Burn. A chicken coop lies to the West side of the house and is fully enclosed.

The paddocks extend to around 27.75 acres and are divided into 7 fields. All fencing has been replaced over the last couple of years, with the exception of one area, and all horse paddocks have electric fencing.

The woodlands were planted around the early 1990’s and include a variety of species including oak, ash, beech, copper beech, willow and maple. Furthermore there are coniferous species including Scots pine, Douglas fir and larch. There are no further grant payments.

The charming lochan is positioned to the South and sheltered by mature woodland. The lochan attracts wonderful wildlife throughout the year including swans whilst the paths around the lochan meander through the woodland.

Traditional L shaped stone detached steading. Adjoining barn, store room and potting shed.
Further detached barn and adjoining cattle shed.
Timber stables with fenced holding area.

Planning in principle was granted, under reference APP/2018/0816, on the 3rd October 2018 for a detached property on the land to the South East. (Field 12 on the attached map). Full details can be found on the Aberdeenshire Council Planning portal by following the link below. https://upa.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online-applications/simpleSearchResults.do?action=firstPage


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

Mill of Thornton is located just 3 miles from Inverurie and 4 miles from Oldmeldrum. Primary Schools are a short drive away in Inverurie and secondary education is catered for by Inverurie Academy with the bus pick up point at the end of the road. The ever expanding town of Inverurie has superb road and rail links to Aberdeen, Dyce and Aberdeen airport. There is an excellent health centre, cottage hospital, a variety of shops and community centre nearby as well as golf, tennis, swimming and hill walking. Excellent hillwalking facilities are nearby on the Bennachie range and the surrounding area is superb for many outdoor sports.
Aberdeen is some 13 miles, 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 and is host to an airport providing both domestic and international flights.