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Barrowsgate Cottage

Drumoak, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5EL


  • 3 reception rooms, 4/5 bedrooms

  • Master suite on two levels

  • Lounge with wood burning stove

  • Gardens & double garage

  • Exceptional equestrian facilities

  • Circa 6.75 acres (Inc. 5.8 acre paddocks & flood lit arena)



Barrowsgate Cottage is located around 6 miles from the town of Banchory and is located in the attractive village of Drumoak. Sitting on the periphery of the village, a short drive takes you to Banchory, …



Barrowsgate Cottage is located around 6 miles from the town of Banchory and is located in the attractive village of Drumoak. Sitting on the periphery of the village, a short drive takes you to Banchory, with a wealth of amenities including a health centre, shops, banks, post office, filling station, hotels and supermarkets. Equally Peterculter is only 4 miles towards Aberdeen City with good additional amenities. Regular bus services are available from Drumoak with links to Aberdeen and Banchory. Schooling is provided at Drumoaks new Primary School which is located a short walk from Barrowsgate Cottage and secondary education is catered for at Banchory Academy. Private schools are also located within the city including Robert Gordon’s College, Albyn School, The International School and St Margaret’s School for Girls.

Aberdeen is some 10 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.


Barrowsgate Cottage is an immaculate 4 bedroom detached cottage with an elevated southerly aspect and enjoying a peaceful countryside location with impressive open views. There is a detached double garage, good garden grounds, stables for up to 10 horses, flood lit all weather arena and various additional equestrian facilities. Around 6.8 acres in total, of which 5.8 acres are well-defined and fenced paddocks.

Barrowsgate Cottage is entered through a vestibule, which in turn leads to the main entrance hall. The incredibly versatile lounge/conservatory/dining room is a superb family room with southerly aspect and wood burning stove, family room / bedroom 5 with south facing bay window and quality dining kitchen, designed and built by Drumoak Kitchens and with a separate dining area. Utility room / boot room. The master bedroom has French doors leading out to a patio and has a luxury ensuite shower room. Stairs lead from the master bedroom to a versatile room on the upper level. Perfect as a dressing room / nursery or study with extensive storage and built in wardrobes. Double bedroom 2 has a southerly aspect and ensuite shower room, double bedroom 3 has a walk in wardrobe and ensuite shower room and finally bedroom 4 is also a double room with French doors to the patio and double fitted wardrobes. Completing the accommodation is the main family bathroom.

The entire outdoor space at Barrowsgate Cottage really does create endless opportunities and flexibility for any potential buyer to create their own wonderful countryside lifestyle. At present the equestrian facilities are all for personal use but it’s also thought perfect for any buyer looking to run a livery yard, subject to the necessary consents.

Vestibule, entrance hall, kitchen with dining area, utility room, family room / bedroom 5, lounge/conservatory and bathroom. Master suite including double bedroom, ensuite shower room and dressing room/nursery/office. Double bedroom 2, double bedroom 3, double bedroom 4 and bathroom.

A fully enclosed garden, laid to lawn, lies to the rear and a generous sheltered patio lies closest to the house. To the front there is a further large grass garden creating space around the property.
Large granite stone chip parking area to the front and a detached double garage located to the east side of the house, with two single up and over doors, power and light.

In total there stands approximately 5.6 acres of grazing land divided into 8 fields and enclosed by electric fencing. This land is well-defined and located immediately to the front of the house facing south.

Barrowsgate Cottage has direct access to woodland at the rear suited for riding, cycling and walking. Importantly this provides safe and picturesque hacking trails without going near any main roads.

All weather flood lit riding arena has a sheltered position to the rear and extends to 49m x 24m. The arena is enclosed by quality fencing and is conveniently located immediately behind the Canadian barn with rubber matting entrance. There are three entrances to the arena; two double and one single entrance.

High quality four horse walker with rubber matting.


The Canadian Barn offers exceptional stabling for eight horses. Six of which are 12’ x 12’ and the remaining two are 12’ x 11’. Furthermore there is a wash bay with shower unit and rubber matting, solarium and tack room with kitchen area. Outdoor sensor lighting, hot and cold water.

Detached stable block with two additional stables, 12’ x 16’and 12’12’. The larger stable would be ideal as a foaling box. Hay shed of 13’ x 12’3 and separate tack room.

Two storage sheds. Open log store & W.C with lockable storage room.


No items are included unless specifically mentioned in these particulars.


Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either:

originals of primary (eg a passport) and secondary (eg current council tax or utility bill) ID; or

copies of such primary and secondary ID certified and dated by the purchasers’ solicitors as true copies along with written confirmation from the purchasers’ solicitors that they accept that we will be relying on this copy ID for AML purposes.
Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered


1 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. 2 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 services and appliances. 3 These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995. 4 Closing Date - A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties. 5 Offers - Formal offers in the acceptable written Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the local Galbraith office per these sale particulars, through a Scottish Lawyer, confirming; if an offer is in relation to the whole, or a specific lot, or a combination of lots, and if the offer is subject to the sale of a property, together with proof of funding and Identification. 6 Third Party Rights and Servitudes The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof. 7. Photographs taken in February 2019.