Strathdon, Aberdeenshire, AB36 8TN

Offers Over £440,000

4 acres

Bedroom Count icon 5

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • 3 reception rooms. 5 bedrooms
  • Charming stone built cottage
  • 300m of River Don frontage & fishing rights
  • Around 4 acres of grounds
  • Idyllic Cairngorms National Park location
  • High degree of privacy & outdoor space

Raised above the banks of the River Don in beautiful Donside, Dunanford is a unique and rare opportunity with a truly idyllic location in the Cairngorms National Park. Set in around 4 acres of beautiful garden grounds and riverbank, the property has a superb position offering plentiful outdoor space and privacy with open views across the surrounding countryside. The detached stone-built house was thoroughly upgraded and modernised around 2001 and at the same time sympathetically extended. The property now extends to over 220sqm across two levels, offering excellent family living and entertainment space. Entering from the front door, the entrance hall is bright with an attractive exposed stone wall. The main lounge has a corner position with 3 separate windows and a wood burning stove. This room is on open plan with the dining room and also leads through to the sunroom which enjoys a full view of the front garden and the river. The dining room also has a wood burning stove and an outlook towards the River Don. Adjacent to the front door is the boot/rod room, which has a handy separate external door and plenty storage for sporting items etc. Continuing through there is the large family dining kitchen overlooking the river and a separate utility room with door out to the garden. Completing the accommodation to the ground floor is a double bedroom and shower room.Stairs with full height ceiling and three skylight windows lead to the upper landing. There is a spacious bedroom with two double fitted wardrobes and the main family bathroom adjacent. A short passage leads to the front of the house and 3 further bedrooms. The master bedroom has an ensuite shower room and built in wardrobes, bedroom 3 is equally spacious and finally there is a versatile single room. The landing offers excellent storage facilities.Dunanford sits in around 4 acres with a beautiful setting on the banks of the River Don. Trout fishing rights along the 300m of riverbank are included and 2 of the acres are a grass field. Access to the property is via a shared track and car bridge taking you over the River Don.Dunanford is a very special and rare opportunity for any potential buyer. The property offers an exceptional home for those buyers looking for a quiet rural family lifestyle. Equally it’s an ideal purchase as a second home to escape the hustle & bustle of day to day life, especially with the airport only being an hour away, linking London and other major cities very easily. Dunanford would also suit a holiday let business, with the necessary permissions, or perhaps for peaceful retirement in an idyllic location.ACCOMMODATIONGround Floor: Entrance hall, lounge, dining room, sunroom, dining kitchen, utility room and boot/rod room. Double bedroom and shower room.First Floor: Master bedroom with ensuite shower room. Two further double bedrooms, Single bedroom. Family bathroom.GARDEN GROUNDS AND FIELDStone pillars with gates provide entry to the house and garden grounds creating an attractive entrance to the property. There is a stone built double garage with pedestrian door.The garden grounds extend to around 1 acre, with the riverbank and field covering just over 2 acres. The garden to the rear of the house offers a blank canvas to create your own outdoor space and shelter.Dunanford has around 300m river frontage with trout fishing rightsCAR BRIDGE The private car bridge over the River Don is approximately 2m x 30m and was put in place by the previous owners around 2001. It is believed to hold a maximum weight of around 2 ton. The bridge structure is owned and maintained by the owners of Dunanford.SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE(S)PropertyWater PrivateElectricity MainsDrainage Septic TankTenure FreeholdHeating Electric Council Tax Band FEPC Band DRIGHTS OF ACCESS Access to Dunanford is taken along the private road leading from the A97 and across the River Don at the private car bridge at point D or across the ford at point C. Formal secondary rights of access can be taken across the neighbouring Culquoich Estate in the event that access via the ford or the bridge is not possible or in an emergency. Further details of the route and the conditions imposed on the exercise of the rights can be made available on request. Rights of access via Dunanford have been reserved to the neighbouring Culquoich Estate, as follows:• Via the ford at point C to points A and B; and • Via the private car bridge at point D to points A and B.SITUATIONDunanford is located in picturesque Strathdon, on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park. Nearby Bellabeg is a quiet 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 towns to Strathdon are Aboyne to the South East and Alford to the West, both around 25 minutes’ drive away. 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. Alford 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 Strathdon Primary School and then Alford Academy, where a community campus was 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 37 miles from Dunanford 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 an airport providing both domestic and international flights.Aberdeen International Airport is around 1 hour’s drive away (34 miles), meaning this is an incredible opportunity for those looking to create a second home offering peace and tranquillity away from the hustle and bustle of city life.