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Mill Of Craigivar, Near Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8JE

Offers Over £399,000

  • Detached Steading conversion

  • 4 good bedrooms

  • Lounge with wood burning stove

  • Country style dining kitchen

  • 5 acres with paddock & outdoor arena

  • Double Garage, Stables & hay barn

  • Charming garden & pond

  • Beautiful countryside location

Woolmill is located within the picturesque hamlet of Mill of Craigievar, only 7 miles from Alford. Schooling is provided at Craigievar Primary School and then Alford Academy, which is a brand new community campus with secondary school, swimming pool ...

Woolmill is located within the picturesque hamlet of Mill of Craigievar, only 7 miles from Alford. Schooling is provided at Craigievar Primary School and then Alford Academy, which is a brand new community campus with secondary school, swimming pool, theatre, library and community café. Alford is a popular and growing town with a wealth of amenities including a health centre, shops, bank, post office, filling station, hotels along with a dry ski slope and transport museum. On the edge of Alford is Haughton Country Park, a 200 acre park with an array of activities available including, children’s play area, walks and trails along with a putting green and camp site. Regular bus services are available from Alford with links to Aberdeen, Westhill, Kintore and Kemnay.

Aberdeen is some 27 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.

Woolmill is a charming detached steading conversion enjoying a peaceful rural location in Mill of Craigievar. The property is in superb condition and the delightful garden grounds and pond are full of wildlife. There are excellent facilities for the equestrian enthusiast with 5 acres of paddock, adjacent to the garden and bound by a burn, a floodlit outdoor arena and various outbuildings including 2 stables. Woolmill is a unique opportunity to acquire a superb family home with equally excellent outdoor facilities and all in a beautiful location.

Upon entering through the main front door the entrance hall provides access to the lounge/dining room and the kitchen. A staircase takes you to the upper level and has a storage cupboard underneath. To one side you have the lounge/dining which is a superb vast room overlooking the front with large windows and French doors opening out to the garden. The open granite wall and exposed beam ceiling adds to the charm, together with the wood burning stove. To the other side of the entrance hall you will find the delightful family traditional dining kitchen. This kitchen has plenty storage units finished with granite work tops. A key part of the kitchen is the ‘Stanley’ range. From the kitchen you will find the utility room which is a handy room with external door to the rear garden. This utility room has storage units, work top space, sink, space for various appliances and houses the water filtration system.

The inner hall way is a light space with two separate windows to the front and leads you to three of the bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bedroom is a large full sized double room with French doors opening out to the garden. Storage is provided by two double built in wardrobes. Bedroom 2 and bedroom 3 are also very good sized double bedrooms and have windows to the rear garden. Both bedrooms have excellent built in wardrobes. The delightful family bathroom is fitted with a white three piece suite including W.C, wash hand basin in vanity unit and bath. There is a separate shower cubicle with Mira shower. Adjacent to the master bedroom is the en-suite shower room. Fitted with a white two piece suite and separate shower cubicle with mains fed shower.

Returning to the main entrance hall the staircase leads you to the upper landing with a velux window drawing in natural light. Bedroom 4 has a rear facing velux window and is a large double bedroom decorated with neutral tones. To the other side of the landing you have bedroom 5, which is currently used as a further sitting room. Again this room has a velux window and a built in storage cupboard.
A vast loft space is accessed from bedroom 4. This space offers extensive storage facilities but equally could be converted subject to gaining consent from the local authority.

The garden grounds at Woolmill are mature, established and full of character with a grass lawn lying to the front of the house. A path leads down to the pond and a gate leads through to the vegetable garden, which is fully enclosed. The grass lawn continues round the side of the house and takes you to the rear walled garden. This area is laid with gravel chips, to ensure low maintenance, and is bound by established shrubs and plants. This is where the timber bin store, clothes dryer and oil tank is located.

The stone chip drive way is gated making it entirely enclosed for children and pets and leads to an area for parking of several cars. The double garage has an up and over door, power, light and overhead storage. To the end of the garage are two stables with light, kick boards, hay racks and overhead storage. Also adjoining the garage to the other side is a sun room which is positioned perfectly to overlook the garden and pond.

The property has excellent facilities ideal for the horse enthusiast and in addition to the two stables, you also have a 40m x 20m outdoor flood lit arena. There is 5 acres of grazing field which is bounded by post and wire fencing with gate access. Adjoining the side of the house is a tack room with double opening doors, power, light and water.

Please note this tack room could be knocked through to create more space within the master bedroom. It would be the buyer’s responsibility to enquire about the planning consents.

Water Private water supply
Drainage Private – septic tank located within feu
Heating Oil fired central heating.
Windows Double glazed

The EPC rating for Woolmill is D.

Viewing is by arrangement only, all enquiries or requests for further information should be directed to the Sole Selling Agents, Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, AB15 9SP. Telephone enquiries should be made to Hannah Christiansen on 01224 860 710 or by email to

Travel west on the A944 towards Alford passing through ‘Ordhead’ and Tillyfourie’. Turn left signposted to ‘Tough’ & ‘Muir of Fowlis’ and continue on this road for several miles until you come to a T junction at Muir Of Fowlis. Turn left at this junction and Woolmill is located a short distance ahead on the left hand side as indicated by our for sale sign.

The council tax banding for Woolmill is G.