Strachbell, Kintore, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0XB | Property for sale | Savills
18 Ac(7.28 Ha)
Offers over £790,000

StrachbellKintore, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 0XB

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Matterport tour available on request
  • Superb detached house
  • 6 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 4 reception rooms
  • Equestrian buildings
  • 2 sand schools
  • Agricultural building with bothy
  • About 18 acres

Detached house with versatile configuration, range of equestrian buildings, 2 sand schools and approx 18 acres of land.

About this property

    Strachbell is a delightful detached 1.5 storey modern home with a single storey wing on the south side providing annexe accommodation. Architect-designed, the build was completed in 2000. The kitchen has been refitted and is still under guarantee and the bathrooms were installed by Elegant Bathrooms. The roof is pitched and slated and there is extensive use of hardwood finishes to door frames, skirting boards and doors throughout. Flooring is a combination of high-quality self-coloured carpets, tiling, oak and wood style flooring.

    A large entrance porch leads to a double door with glass etching to the entrance vestibule with storage cupboard and internal door to the annexe. Double doors lead to the spacious hallway with under stair cupboard. Accessed from here is the charming sitting room which is a lovely double aspect room with a fireplace with marble hearth housing a gas fire. Steps lead up to the more formal dining room with French doors accessing the garden. The modern dining kitchen has high gloss wall and floor units with soft closing drawers and a 1.5 bowl black composite sink. The appliances are all CDA and include a five-ring gas hob with extractor, microwave, dishwasher, fridge /freezer and electric oven. There is a central island unit and oak flooring. Informal and casual living space is found in the sunroom and to bring the outdoors in, a door opens onto a raised area of decking enclosed by decorative balustrades. With a slate roof and eight large windows this room can be enjoyed all year round. Accessed from the kitchen is a rear entrance vestibule which is ideal for storing outdoor wear. A utility room has a sink, Bosch washing machine and Indesit condensing dryer. Within this area is a partially tiled cloakroom with a two-piece white suite.

    A focal point from the hallway is the attractive Brazilian pine split staircase ascending to a spacious landing. The double aspect principal bedroom has an en suite shower room with corner shower enclosure with rain fall shower, wet walling, washbasin with vanity unit, WC and a tiled floor. An extensive dressing room which features four double built in wardrobes incorporating extensive hanging and shelf space fronted with sliding mirrored doors. Off this is a versatile space currently used as a home office, but which would also be suitable as a nursery, powder room or sitting room. Three further bedrooms all have fitted wardrobes. The family bathroom is partially tiled to dado level with a superb deep double end spa bath, pedestal washbasin, WC and bidet.

    From the entrance vestibule a door leads through to a self-contained annexe which is currently used by the owners as independent accommodation for a family member. It has a spacious hallway with built in storage, a double aspect sitting room with a lovely outlook, two good sized bedrooms, one with fitted wardrobes, a bathroom with corner bath, wet wall and shower above, a washbasin with vanity unit, bidet and WC, and a fully fitted kitchen with wall and floor units, New World cooker, New World oven, fridge freezer, dishwasher, plumbing for a washing machine and a cupboard housing the boilers.

    The garden surrounds the house and is mainly laid in lawn with some fine trees, flower and shrub borders. There is a gravelled area at the side of the house with a drying green.

    To the side of the house are four paddocks which are all fenced and have water and electric fencing. Before reaching the house there are excellent Saltire stables and equestrian facilities including nine large stables and one pony stable, along with a concreted feed room and tack room. These are wooden with corrugated roofs.


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What a delightful package this is. A favorite room of mine is the split level sitting room and dining room. The multi-generational aspect is hugely appealing. No attention to deal has been missed within the equestrian facilities.

Fiona GormleyProperty agent

Local information

  • Inverurie (around 6 miles away), an expanding and prosperous town situated in the valley of the River Don, has good road and rail links to the north and south including to Aberdeen, Dyce, Huntly and Inverness. There is an excellent health centre, which is integral to the local hospital, several large supermarkets, an M&S Simply Food store, a swimming pool and community centre nearby as well as golf, tennis and bowling. Hillwalking is a popular activity, with many routes available including at the popular Hill of Bennachie. At Easter Aquhorthies, 2 miles west of Inverurie, there is an ancient stone circle.
  • The nearby village of Kintore benefits from a wonderful countryside setting, being surrounded by rolling fields and mature woodlands and bounded by the River Don. Kintore has a primary school with secondary schooling available at Kemnay Academy and Inverurie. In addition to both riverside and country walks locally, as a county Aberdeenshire is famed for its outdoor pursuits, including salmon fishing, golf and game shooting. The nearby coast offers sailing and sandy beaches. Apart from its rich agricultural heritage, the area is steeped in historical interest, being in the heart of castle country. A number of stunning National Trust properties are within easy reach of Strachbell while the nearest distillery is Glen Garioch in Oldmeldrum, just under 11 miles away.
  • Aberdeen lies approximately 13 miles distant, with the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route providing improved travel in and around Aberdeen and a quicker and more direct route south to Dundee and beyond. The international airport offers regular flights to London and other UK and European cities. There are regular train services from Aberdeen, including a sleeper to King's Cross, London. The recently opened Kintore railway station incorporating numerous EV charging points is approximately 5 minutes and offers a convenient park and ride option for the city centre. Aberdeen provides all the services of a major city, including business, leisure and health facilities, theatres and cinemas, restaurants and a wide range of shopping. There is private schooling including Robert Gordon's School, St Margaret's, and Albyn School as well as the International School at Pitfodels. There are two universities and two colleges of further education.

Additional information

  • The property extends to about 18 acres of which 2.7 acres include the house and its direct garden grounds. There is a gravel parking area at the rear of the house and expanses of lawn with cultivated and landscaped shrub beds enclosed by a rabbit fence. A lovely spot is a raised decked terrace off the conservatory. The perimeter of the house itself is surrounded by a concrete flagged path.
  • Atlas 35 x 12ft. Fitted with heating, power and light and feeds into a septic tank.
  • Two timber kennels with runs within a shed with a concrete floor.
  • Concrete floor, steel portal frame and mono pitched roof cladding.
  • Concrete floor and steel portal frame with metal wall cladding on three sides. One end is partitioned to include an office/bothy room. Cloakroom fitted with wash basin and WC and a Horse wash area.
  • Concrete floor and timber frame. Metal up and over vehicle door.
  • Concrete floor
  • U shaped Saltire stable block comprising nine stables. Seven of the stables measure 12 x 12ft, two corner stables are 16 x 12ft, feed room and tack room are both 12 x 12ft and tack room has an alarm. Constructed with timber frame, timber clad walls, pitched roof and internally lined with chipboard. Concrete courtyard within the U shape. Electricity is supplied to the equestrian buildings from the house supply. Large parking area fully fenced and gated.
  • 60m x 30m with a herringbone under drainage system, a hardcore base and upper membrane, on top of which is the final surface, a sand and fibre mix enclosed with post and rail fencing and a small viewing shed at one end with Arena Mirrors at the other end.
  • 40m x 18m with a herringbone under drainage system, a hardcore base and upper membrane, on top of which is the final surface, of sand and rubber enclosed with post and rail fencing.
  • LAND
  • About 15.3 acres of agricultural land are all in grass and are divided into four fields that are enclosed by timber post and plain wire fences which incorporate one or two electric wires. There are four field water troughs serving these fields.
  • Directions: From Aberdeen head north on the A96. At the Broomhill roundabout take the third exit signposted Kemnay, Dunecht and Kintore. Turn immediately right signposted Lower Boghead. Continue to the end of the road and bear left, passing through a gate and continue to the property. Aberdeen International Airport 6 miles ABZ Business Park 6 miles Prime4 Business Park 9 miles Arnhall Business park 7 miles Aberdeen 12 miles *Please note that all distances are approximate
  • EPC Rating = C
  • Tenure = Freehold