Balbithan House (or Balbithan Castle as it is also referred to) is a delightful and beautiful country property in a charming and very private rural setting a short distance to the north-east of Kintore in Aberdeenshire. Surrounded by some breathtakingly attractive countryside the property is very well positioned for rapid access to both Aberdeen and Dyce with Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh also within striking distance. Good local services and facilities are on hand in Kintore and Inverurie with Aberdeen offering a full range of city services and amenities.
Balbithan provides access to an area of particularly outstanding and varied countryside with hill, wood, river, farmland and lovely coastline all close by. The area is home to an area of wildlife and presents a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling, sailing and riding all readily available. Golfers are well provided for with numerous high quality courses in the area whilst shooting and fishing may also be enjoyed locally. The lovely quaint towns and villages of the east coast such as Ellon, Stonehaven and Catterline, several excellent beaches and the vast open spaces of Deeside and Strathdon are all within easy reach. In terms of visitor attractions the area is well served by a number of popular National Trust for Scotland properties including the castles at Crathes and Drum, and Haddo House.
There are several good state primary and secondary schools in the area around Balbithan with independent schooling on hand in Aberdeen at Robert Gordons. There are railway stations in Dyce & Inverurie, with Aberdeen airport just a short drive from the property.
Balbithan House is a striking and charming Category A Listed baronial house very quietly positioned in a lovely secluded valley about two miles to the north-east of Kintore in Aberdeenshire. A most stunning and imposing harled granite construction under slate roof, the L plan tower construction offers generous and impressive accommodation essentially over three levels with scope for four or five good reception rooms and eight or possibly nine bedrooms. The superb main staircase is accessed off the main hall with an additional spiral staircase to the rear of the house also providing access to all three levels. The main reception rooms lie at first floor level with excellent well-proportioned dining room, drawing room and wonderful atmospheric library, each with open fire. In addition, at second floor level, there is a superb expansive gallery again with open fire and which offers great scope for various different uses having been used for weddings, functions and exhibitions to great success. Ancient, solid and historic, and although perhaps now in need of a degree of modernisation and updating, Balbithan House is a stunning unique property offering great potential within easy striking distance of the flourishing oil capital of Aberdeen.
GARDENS AND GROUNDS
Balbithan House stands in delightful extensive wooded gardens and grounds which offer high levels of privacy and seclusion as well as great amenity. The formal garden is a delight with a wonderful mix of plants, trees and shrubs as well as extensive lawned areas and parking at the house for several vehicles. Beautiful mature woodland surrounds the formal garden and comprises a wonderful mix of broadleaf and evergreen trees.
Garage and workshop
To the rear of the house lies an excellent pair of buildings currently comprising a garage and workshop.
Heating Electric and Solid Fuel
Certain items may be available to purchase by way of separate negotiation. The statuary and urns in the garden are specifically excluded from the sale and it is likely that the owners will look to remove a limited number of plants from the garden when they leave Balbithan. Further details are available from the selling agents.
Balbithan House is classified as Band H for Council Tax purposes.
The EPC rating is F.
Balbithan House is Category A listed.
Vacant possession will be available at completion.
From Aberdeen follow the main A96 north-west making for Kintore. Once in Kintore follow the minor road over the River Don passing Kintore Golf Club. Turn left at the signs for Balbithan and follow this road for approximately one mile until you reach a crossroads. The track to Balbithan is then straight ahead.
The track leading to Balbithan House is privately owned with rights of access having been granted in favour of neighbouring property owners together with shared maintenance provisions. Further details are available from the selling agents.
Ledingham Chalmers, Johnstone House, 52 - 54 Rose Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1HA
Tel: 01224 408408 Fax: 01224 408400
Viewing is by prior appointment only through the selling agents - Galbraith. The person who may accompany you however, may not be an employee of Galbraith.