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Butterywells Farm

Potterton, Aberdeen, AB23 8UY


  • 3 reception rooms. 3 bedrooms

  • Garden grounds & fishing pond

  • Separate 1 bedroom byre

  • Around 12.2 acres of grazing land

  • Outdoor 20 x 40 arena & outbuildings

  • Acreage around 14.46 acres in total

Butterywells Farms is a charming property, tucked away with a private and sheltered location in the heart of Potterton. The main farmhouse offers spacious and versatile family accommodation and the converted detached Byre offers further accommodation, perfect for visitors or …

Butterywells Farms is a charming property, tucked away with a private and sheltered location in the heart of Potterton. The main farmhouse offers spacious and versatile family accommodation and the converted detached Byre offers further accommodation, perfect for visitors or as a holiday let opportunity. With around 14.46 acres in total, there is an abundance of outdoor space ideally suited for those with equestrian needs including an outdoor 20 x 40 arena, stables and various outbuildings. The property would also work well for those looking to have a small holding or to simply live the ‘good countryside lifestyle’.

A rare opportunity, Butterywells Farm lies only 6 miles from Aberdeen city centre offering an idyllic countryside lifestyle, yet with the city only a short drive away.

Butterywells Farmhouse is a detached single storey dwelling house full of charm and character. The garden grounds have a south facing aspect with a large raised patio area and fishing pond. As one enters the home there is a generous hall with storage cupboards. The lounge is spacious with wood burning stove with Caithness slate hearth and exposed ceiling beams, and leads through to the conservatory. The conservatory overlooks the south facing garden and has sliding patio doors. The dining kitchen has a vaulted ceiling, again with exposed beams, and offers good working and dining space. There are are two bedrooms, one of which has built in double wardrobes, and shower room. Completing the accommodation in the main farmhouse is the boot room, porch and utility room/cloak room. You will note throughout the property there is bespoke stained glass windows which have been specifically designed and created for Butterywells Farmhouse.

Continuing through you enter Beck Cottage which is an adjoining self-contained annex with private front & rear door. There is a lounge with electric wood effect fire and door out to the garden, and fitted kitchen area. The double bedroom has an ensuite shower room. This would be ideal for older family members or visitors.

Lying adjacent to the main farmhouse, the traditional detached byre was converted to create separate accommodation. This comprises an entrance hall with storage, lounge has a wood burning stove and charming exposed ceiling beams. There is a modern fitted kitchen, accessed from the lounge, and a large double bedroom. The shower room can be accessed from the bedroom or the hall.

The Byre has excellent potential to generate additional income as a holiday let or Airbnb. Equally, the Byre is perfect for multi-generational living or visiting family members. The property is disabled-friendly and accessible with wheelchair access.

Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room, conservatory, dining kitchen, boot room, shower room, cloakroom, bedroom 1 and bedroom 2.

Beck Cottage: Hall, lounge, kitchen, bedroom 3 and ensuite shower room.

Ground Floor: Entrance hall, sitting room / dining room, kitchen, double bedroom and ensuite shower room.

The large gardens grounds undoubtedly add to the charm and idyllic setting of Butterywells Farm. Much care and attention has been given to the gardens to create a special outdoor space, which has been lovingly nurtured over the years. The garden grounds have a south facing aspect and continue over three tiers which lead you down to the trout fishing pond. Various paths meander through mature trees and shrubs taking you to peaceful spots with perfectly placed benches, secret gardens and a beautiful archway leads to ‘Annie’s Retreat’. Lying closer to the farmhouse and Byre are separate raised patio areas giving an outlook over the grounds. The trout fishing pond is approx. 40m x 15m in size and is a haven for wildlife and birds.

Around 12.2 acres of fenced paddocks.
Fenced outdoor riding arena 20 x 40 with sand & rubber surface. Adjacent hard standing area.
Butterywells Farm has extensive outbuildings. There are various points of electricity, light and outside water tap. Most outbuildings are accessed from the internal walkway at the front, allowing easy, sheltered access between outbuildings during all weather conditions.

The outbuildings include:
• 9 internal stables with adjacent tack room, storage room and W.C.
• Garage & Tractor shed.
• General store rooms & wood storage.
• Workshop area.
• Hay storage area.

Butterywells has a telecommunication mast on a 30 year lease, of which around 25 years remain, creating an annual income. Additional information is available upon request.


Water Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Septic Tank
Heating LPG
Council Tax Band G
EPC Band E

Water Mains
Electricity Mains
Drainage Septic Tank
Heating Electric
Council Tax Band B
EPC Band F

The Farmhouse and Byre have separate electricity meters.
The Farmhouse and Byre share the same septic tank and water supply.

Potterton is an attractive small village situated some 6 miles north of the city of Aberdeen which is within easy reach by car. Access to the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is only around 1 mile away, allowing particularly easy access to the west and south of Aberdeen, including Aberdeen International Airport in around 15 minutes. The industrial estates at Dyce, Bridge of Don and Westhill are also within short driving distances. The nearby villages of Balmedie and Potterton itself offer a range of amenities including shops, post office, pub, leisure facilities and Balmedie Beach Country Park and Nature reserve. Primary education is available at nearby Balmedie with secondary facilities being provided by Bridge of Don Academy. The highly acclaimed golf centre at Trump International is also within easy reach, as are other golf courses at nearby Newburgh, Cruden Bay, Murcar and Balgownie. There is excellent scope for local cycling on quiet rural lanes from the property and also local walks.