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Glen Deskry, Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8XL


  • Detached cottage

  • 3 bedrooms / 3 public rooms

  • Garage & outbuildings

  • Incredible countryside views

  • Ground extending to 1.8 acres

  • Located within The Cairngorms National Park

* "Over the years a priority for the present owners has been to make effective upgrades to the property including installation of wind turbine and solar panels, with Lochanshiel benefitting from a feed-in-tarriff. Additionally, a biomass wood pellet Klovier boiler …

* "Over the years a priority for the present owners has been to make effective upgrades to the property including installation of wind turbine and solar panels, with Lochanshiel benefitting from a feed-in-tarriff. Additionally, a biomass wood pellet Klovier boiler supplies heating and hot water throughout. The improvement economically has been considerable." *

Lochanshiel is located within the picturesque burgh of Strathdon. The nearby Bellabeg is a quaint Hamlet with a shop, post office and local primary school. Bellabeg is also home to the annual Lonach Gathering & Highland Games which was founded in 1841 and attracts thousands of visitors to the area each year. The nearest town to Strathdon is Aboyne to the South East . Aboyne is a popular and growing town in the heart of Royal Deeside and has a wealth of amenities including; health centre, shops, bank, post office, filling station and hotels. Lochanshiel is also located within 17 miles of Alford which has a further variety of amenities including Haughton Country Park. Regular bus services are available from both Aboyne & Alford with links to Aberdeen, Westhill, Kintore and Kemnay. Schooling is provided at Towie Primary School and then Alford Academy, where a brand new community campus is completed with a new primary and secondary school, swimming pool, theatre, library and community café. We understand school bus transport is provided to both schools.
Aberdeen is approximately 41 miles from Lochanshiel, and providess 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.

Lochanshiel is a charming 3 bedroom detached cottage standing proudly on a quiet elevated position with breath-taking views across the Cairngorms National Park. The cottage sits in around 1.84 of an acre with beautiful tended garden grounds and excellent versatile outbuildings. Of particular note are the renewables at Lochanshiel and this has included solar panels with a Feed-in-Tarriff, economical Biomass Wood Pellet Boiler and wind turbine, which all together considerably reduce the annual electricity costs. The cottage itself offers versatile accommodation over two levels and represents a fantastic opportunity to obtain a home in a stunning, idyllic location. The area is very popular with holiday makers and as such there is holiday let potential at Lochanshiel and is equally ideal for those looking for a second home offering peace and tranquillity.

Lochanshiel is entered by the front porch, with it’s surrounding windows allowing you to take in the incredible views. The main hallway leads with stairs to the upper level. Turning to the left, you firstly reach the dining room. This is a versatile room, enjoying the outlook to the front and has an open wood burning stove, which also heats the garden room. This room again has surrounding windows, enjoying a picturesque outlook over the garden ground and has a stable door leading outside A hatch with pull down ladder in the garden room leads up to an attic room which is presently used as a home office. There is power, light and Velux style window. From the main hall you enter the sitting room which is open plan with the kitchen. The sitting room has a wood burning stove within a traditional stone surround. The kitchen was completely refurbished 2 years ago and is fitted with modern units and worktops. Continuing through from the sitting room is the rear hall which provides access outside and individual access to all of the remaining rooms on the ground floor. Here there is also access via hatch and pull down ladder to approximately 40ft of floored and lined loftspace. The utility room has a range of fitted units, shelving and worktop surfaces. The units offer space for integrated appliances. There is also a cloak room with two piece suite. The main family bathroom is very generous in size and has been fitted with a white three piece suite including w.c., wash hand basin and Jacuzzi bath. There is a separate double shower cubicle with power shower. Completing the accommodation on the ground floor is the exceptionally large master bedroom with an outlook over the garden and an incredible amount of storage facilities.
Continuing upstairs to the first floor landing there are two further bedrooms. Both these bedrooms are double bedrooms with velux style windows.

Located to the east side of the house are the substantial outbuildings. This includes a double garage with double opening doors which houses another Biomass Wood Pellet Boiler. At the far end of the Garage is a Workshop with a separate entrance/exit to outside. Built on to the outside Gable wall of the Garage is another room with it’s own entrance outside. It has large windows, is centrally heated , has light and electricity and is currently used as an art/hobby room. There is a further large shed / storage area of approximately 30ft adjoining the garage to the side. Furthermore there is a summer house, timber shed, greenhouse and wood storage area.
To the rear in the garden are two separate polytunnels and a further detached summerhouse.

Lochanshiel stands in approximately 1.84 acres of garden ground which extends around the entire house. Lying closest to the house is a stone chip area, perfect for outdoor seating and the remainder of the garden is laid to lawn with mixture of established trees, fruit trees and shrubs. The flower beds have been creatively designed and filled with beautiful plants & colourful flowers. To the far end of the garden is a fenced chicken coop.

Water Private Supply located outwith feu.
Drainage Private septic tank located outwith feu
Heating Biomass wood pellet boiler supplies radiators & hot water. LPG Tank
supplies cooker.
Windows Double glazed
Electric Mains connected.
Lochanshiel has solar panels which are on a feed-in-tarriff and there is a wind turbine located outwith the feu.

The EPC rating for Lochanshiel is F.

The council tax banding for Lochanshiel is A.

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 or Amy Price on 01224 860 710 or by email to aberdeen@galbraithgroup.com.

These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of service and appliances.
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Particulars were prepared and photographs taken in July 2018.