Savills | Braeburn, Finzean, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6NX | Properties for sale
172.15 sq m(1,853 sq ft)
Offers over £440,000

BraeburnFinzean, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 6NX

  • Under offer

Key features

  • Charming three bedroom farmhouse
  • Open sitting/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Versatile and generously proportioned living accommodation
  • Nestled within well established garden grounds of about 1.75 acres
  • Fabulous views over open countryside towards Clachnaben and Peter Hill
  • Characterful converted bothy offering excellent holiday or annexe accommodation
  • Garage with integral access to bothy.
  • Steading building perhaps suitable for conversion subject to obtaining the necessary consents
  • Located within the rural hamlet of Finzean, approximately 9 miles from Banchory and 26 miles from Aberdeen city.

A most appealing three bedroom farmhouse and one bedroom converted bothy set amidst elevated garden grounds of about 1.75 acres, allowing for far reaching views over open countryside.

About this property

  • The perfect solution for those searching for country tranquillity within commuting distance of amenities, Braeburn is a charming granite home built around 1908. The living accommodation is most comfortable with the advantage of far reaching countryside views. Situated within elevated and attractive grounds of about 1.75 acres, Braeburn also includes a range of outbuildings and a striking one bedroom renovated bothy ideal for holiday or annexe accommodation.

    A partially glazed door leads into the welcoming entrance hall. Of neutral decoration, a panelled door leads into the secure store/boot room.

    The bright dining room lies partially on open plan to the sitting room. With good space available for formal dining and entertainment, the dining room is of neutral décor and fitted with oak flooring which continues into the sitting room area. A Velux skylight and deep silled window ensure plenty of natural light. The inviting sitting room provides lovely views, while the central fireplace with wood burning stove creates a cosy ambience during colder weather.

    The generously proportioned dining kitchen is fitted with oak flooring and features an attractive range of base and wall units to complement the solid wood work surfaces with trim which also incorporate a ceramic 1.5 sink with drainer. Within a colourfully tiled recess lies the cream Rayburn, along with a solid wood work surface and separate two ring induction hob. An abundance of natural light flows into the kitchen, with views across the garden to the hills beyond. A glazed door allows for access to a paved outdoor terrace.

    Within the inner hall a partially glazed door leads into the sun room. Featuring pine panelled walls and deep window sills, the sun room allows for fantastic panoramic views, while the tiled floor with underfloor heating ensures use all year round.

    The generously proportioned principal bedroom is of neutral décor and enjoys peaceful views over the property frontage. The principal bedroom also has the advantage of a walk in dressing room with excellent shelf and hanging space which also allows access to the elegant en suite bathroom. Including a white three piece suite and a curved shower enclosure, there is also underfloor heating.

    The carpeted staircase from the inner hall leads to the first floor landing, which features a fitted bookcase and access to the loft via a ceiling hatch. Double bedrooms two and three are both well proportioned rooms of neutral décor, while deep silled windows provide superb views over the fields to the hills beyond. Both bedrooms are well served by the family bathroom, which includes a white three piece suite with electric shower appliance over the bath.

    Braeburn is situated amidst attractive garden grounds of about 1.75 acres; a true country idyll attracting a variety of wildlife. Extensive areas are laid to lawn, with a variety of mature trees, shrubs and seasonal bulbs. An extensive driveway allows for plentiful parking and access to the garage, while a small picturesque burn flows gently through the grounds. From its elevated position, Braeburn is ideally situated for panoramic views across the countryside, taking in Clachnaben and Peter Hill.

    The attractive stone and slate converted bothy provides excellent holiday or annexe living accommodation. On the ground floor the well equipped kitchen is open to the spacious sitting/dining room, with high vaulted ceiling, extensive book shelving and a central granite fireplace with wood burning stove. There is ample space for freestanding furniture and double glazed doors lead out into the garden. Completing the ground floor is the utility area with shower room off, while a striking wrought iron spiral staircase leads up to the double bedroom.

    To the side of Braeburn is a large stone and slate former steading building. Perhaps suitable for conversion after obtaining the necessary consents, a corrugated iron shed is attached to the steading. A garage of corrugated iron construction is attached to the side of the bothy with internal access within, while another external store of corrugated iron is ideal for storing outdoor equipment.

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Braeburn is a versatile and charming property set amidst lovely garden grounds and located in the thriving hamlet of Finzean. I love the views towards Clachnaben from the sun room.

Laura TottenProperty agent

Local information

  • Braeburn is situated within the small yet thriving rural community of Finzean. Set amidst rolling fields, woods and hills, at the heart of Finzean lies the splendid community hall which hosts many local events and activities. Within Finzean there is also the village primary school, parish church and Finzean farm shop and tea room. There are several walks along community restored pathways perfect for country strolls, while the Toms Cairn walk starts directly across from the end of Braeburn's driveway. Many other outdoor leisure activities are available locally, including hill walking, horse riding, fishing, gliding and golf. The picturesque River Dee is within easy reach, as is the nearby Cairngorm National Park offering further opportunities for outdoor pursuits.
  • Banchory, considered to be the gateway to Royal Deeside, is a popular town located along the River Dee and overlooked by the renowned Scolty Hill. Within Banchory there is a good range of amenities, including specialist shopping, two large supermarkets, banking, restaurants, a garden centre, hotels, sports centre, swimming pool, library, health centre and several dentists. There are pre-school facilities available in addition to two primary schools and Banchory Academy which caters for secondary education. Banchory Sports Village includes a six lane swimming pool. Banchory is also well located for access to the ski resorts at Glenshee and the Lecht during the winter months.
  • An attractive small Victorian town, Aboyne has a supermarket, academy and primary school and an excellent community centre providing a theatre/cinema, full size swimming pool, badminton courts, library and gym. The town also has a health centre and cottage hospital. The popular Village Green provides the setting for the historic Aboyne Highland Games every August, while the Deeside Way, a popular walking and cycling route, is also accessible from Aboyne.
  • Aboyne 7.8 miles
  • Banchory 8.9 miles
  • Aberdeen 26.3 miles
  • Please note that all distances are approximate.

Additional information

  • Directions: *DO NOT FOLLOW SAT NAV* From Aberdeen, at Bridge of Dee follow the B9077 towards Banchory. At the junction with the A957, continue onto the B9077. On crossing the bridge at The Falls of Feugh, turn left onto the B974. Proceed straight through Strachan, following the B976. On reaching Finzean, pass the community hall on the right hand side. On reaching Farquharson Park, keep right as the road forks. Continue up the hill and Braeburn is located further ahead on the left hand side.
  • EPC Rating = C