The Old Station Building

Dinnet, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34 5LL

Offers Over £150,000

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  • Charming detached station building
  • Parking & garden grounds
  • Planning permission in principle
  • Superb potential for conversion
  • Desirable Royal Deeside location
  • In the Cairngorms National Park

There is no home report for this property. An incredible and unique opportunity has arisen to acquire the Old Station Building in the desirable village of Dinnet, in Royal Deeside and the Cairngorms National Park. Perched on the original platform and retaining many of its original charm & character, the building has a southerly aspect overlooking the Deeside railway line and surrounding woodland, a haven for birds & wildlife. The River Dee is only a short walk away and you have almost immediate access onto the former Deeside Railway Line. The old line has now become the 41-mile long Deeside Way starting at Duthie Park in the centre of Aberdeen city and continuing close to the River Dee through the heart of rural Aberdeenshire and ending in Ballater in the Cairngorms National Park. Dinnet is a historic railway station, once part of the network which carried Queen Victoria and the world’s dignitaries to Royal Deeside. Originally opened on 17th October 1866, it’s believed Queen Victoria did not wish the line to continue through to Braemar as this was far too intrusive for comfort, so it terminated in Ballater. To keep the Queen up to date with affairs, a messenger train ran overnight from Aberdeen through to Royal Deeside when the royal family was in residence. The railway subsequently closed to goods & passengers by 28th February 1966. Credit to the The Great North of Scotland Railway Association for the use of these historic images.Ths special building has more recently been the estate office of the Dinnet & Kinord Estate for many years and now has planning permission to be converted into a residential dwelling house. With a creative imagination and sympathetic design, this is a rare opportunity to create either a very special family home or a second home in an idyllic Scottish location.Accomodation Ground Floor: Entrance room, cloakroom, twofront facing rooms and rear room with sink.Lower Ground Floor: 3 separate storage roomswith external doors.The garden grounds lie mostly to the front of the building bound by a stone dyke wall and large grass lawn. To the side of the building is a large parking area. There are two traditional stone former coal cellars.Property - The Old Station BuildingWater- MainsElectricity -Mains Drainage- MainsTenure - FreeholdHeating- NoneCouncil Tax - N/AEPC -N/AThe Old Station Building is located within the village of Dinnet in the Cairngorms National Park. The Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve and Loch Kinord and Burn O’Vat offer hidden Scottish gems and beautiful walking trails on your doorstep. Also a short distance away is Loch Davan, which is a protected bird sanctuary and attracts a variety of birdlife. 4.5 miles away to the East, Aboyne is an attractive small Victorian town in Royal Deeside. There is a supermarket, primary and secondary schooling and an excellent community centre providing theatre/cinema, full size swimming pool, badminton courts, library and gym. The town also has a health centre and a cottage hospital. 6.5 miles away, Ballater plays host to a wide range of coffee shops, restaurants, specialist and everyday shopping. The Scottish residence to the Royal Family, Balmoral Castle, lies a mere 14 miles away and continues to attract local and global visitors. Dinnet is well known for its proximity to a wide range of leisure pursuits, including golf, horse-riding and fishing along the River Dee, while the Old Deeside Railway track provides an excellent cycling or walking route towards Aberdeen. With winter sports available within the Cairngorms National Park at both Glenshee and the Lecht, the local area is also renowned for its splendid countryside and breath-taking scenery, most notably Lochnagar Mountain and the Loch Muick Reserve which provides excellent walking routes. The local bus service runs between Dinnet and Aberdeen City, where the nearest railway station is located. Aberdeen International Airport has daily flights to London and across Europe.