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Beechwood Cottage

Glenkindie, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8SH


  • Detached old schoolhouse

  • Full planning for replacement dwelling

  • Excellent development potential

  • Site approx. 0.30 of an acre

  • On the edge of the Cairngorm National Park

  • Breath-taking views of the Countryside

Beechwood Cottage is located within the picturesque Glenkindie area, only 10 miles from Alford, and sits on the outskirts of the Cairngorm National Park. Glenkindie itself has a shop/post office and petrol station, whilst nearby Towie has a church, …

Beechwood Cottage is located within the picturesque Glenkindie area, only 10 miles from Alford, and sits on the outskirts of the Cairngorm National Park. Glenkindie itself has a shop/post office and petrol station, whilst nearby Towie has a church, hall and primary school. Primary & secondary schooling is provided at Alford Academy, a new community campus with swimming pool, theatre, library, community café and various sport groups and exercise classes. The property is within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen, Westhill and Dyce.

Local attractions include Kildrummy, Craigievar and Corgarff Castles. Outdoor pursuits including fishing (with a permit) in the nearby river, shooting, hill walking, horse riding, cycling and skiing are all available. The Lecht Ski Centre is only approximately 30 minute drive and Glenshee 60 minutes.

Alford is only 10 miles away and is a popular and growing town with a wealth of amenities including a health centre, shops, bank, post office, filling station, supermarkets, hotels along with a dry ski slope, transport museum and the popular new community campus. On the edge of Alford is Haughton Country Park, with an array of activities available including, children’s play area, walks and trails along with a putting green and camp site. Also in the town is Alford Golf Club, a popular 18-hole golf course. Regular bus services are available from Alford with links to Aberdeen, Westhill, Kintore and Kemnay.

Aberdeen is some 32 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.

Beechwood Cottage is a detached former schoolhouse enjoying a beautiful location on the edge of the Cairngorm National Park and with open views over the rolling Aberdeenshire countryside. The entire site is approximately 0.30 of an acre and whether you choose to refurbish the original schoolhouse or build the new property, you will have a home with an enviable location and breath-taking views.

The property would be ideal as a family home or equally Glenkindie is a highly desirable rural location and would also be perfect for those looking for a second home offering peace, tranquillity and a slower pace of life.

The existing dwelling is a former schoolhouse which dates back to the mid-19th century. This charming detached property is of a traditional build with the accommodation spanning two floors. Internally & externally the property requires complete refurbishment and modernisation creating endless opportunities and potential.

The accommodation currently is as follows:
Ground floor: Entrance hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom 1, bedroom 2 & bathroom.
Upper floor: Bedroom 3 & Bedroom 4.

Full planning permission has been granted for the demolition of the existing schoolhouse and for the construction of a detached family home extending to over 167 sqm in size with a detached single garage.

The accommodation would be as follows:
Ground floor: Entrance hall, cloak room, utility room, open plan lounge & dining room, large kitchen, master bedroom with dressing area & ensuite bathroom.
Upper floor: Double bedroom 2, double bedroom 3, family bathroom & gymnasium/store room.

Full planning permission was granted on the 1st February 2017 and more details can be found on Aberdeenshire Council planning


Water Private water supply
Electric Mains located adjacent to the property and the connection will require to be reinstated.
Heating Oil Central Heating
Sewage Septic tank in feu

The property is sold as seen and no warranties will be given regarding the services or any other matter relating to the property and that any Offer which is subject to funding, estimates or any permissions being obtained will not be considered.

The EPC rating for Beechwood Cottage as present is F.

Viewing is strictly 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 01224 860710 or by email to aberdeen@galbraithgroup.com.

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 right at this junction and then a short distance ahead turn left sign posted for ‘Towie’. Continue on this road for approximately 6 miles and the property is located on the left hand side as indicated by our for sale sign.