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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
Cockley Brae, Maryculter
Originally constructed in the 1850s, Cockley Brae was converted in 2002 into a beautiful and substantial family home. It offers the best of both worlds with stunning views over Deeside and the rolling countryside yet it is in close proximity of Aberdeen’s city centre.
From the outside it is a lovely rustic former steading, surrounded by more than an acre of farmland. The interior, however, has a modern design, and a great flow through the house has been created.
The Shaker-style kitchen with its gloss granite worktops and free-standing island will instantly catch any guest’s eye and makes a great first impression on visitors.
It is open plan to the living room, which has two large windows and great views take centre stage.
Amazing views continue upstairs in the master bedroom, where you can look out on to the beautiful Dee valley.
It also boasts four further double bedrooms. The open plan kitchen, dining and family area is the perfect hub for relatives to sit and spend time together.
Cockley Brae is situated in a quiet elevated position in Maryculter with the views from the house being quite panoramic. This affords an extremely rare opportunity to reside in a most beautiful, tranquil setting yet one which offers easy access to Aberdeen city.
Offers over £749,000; Aberdein Considine; 01224 589589
Forss House Hotel, Bridge of Forss, By Thurso
If you are looking to take a new career path, this luxury hotel in the Highlands might be for you. Forss House Hotel is a Georgian grade-B listed house built in 1810 and set in approximately 16 acres of woodland and garden. The property was once owned by Major Radclyffe, great adventurer, renowned falconer and hunter of his time and there is evidence throughout the property of his various hunting trophies and photographs.
The current occupants have owned the hotel since 2004 and have invested and restored the property to its fantastic condition seen today. Forss House operates year round and attracts the expanding higher end of the leisure and business tourism market witnessed by impressive sales growth.
The hotel and cottages are in immaculate condition and is truly a ‘walk-in’ business.
Offers over £800,000; Strutt & Parker; 01463 719171
Lynturk Steading, Alford
While this beautiful two bedroom converted steading would make someone a very lovely home, it would equally work well as a holiday home. For those wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life, Lynturk is the perfect rural hideaway.
The steading has been completed with great attention to detail and offers all the charm and tradition of a rural property while incorporating modern day comforts.
Highlights include the spacious kitchen/dining room, a superb south west facing lounge flooded with natural light courtesy of a glazed wall with double glazed door and three folding doors giving access to the garden and bringing the outside in, a modern fitted bathroom with separate shower enclosure and two double bedrooms, both with built in wardrobes.
Offers over £289,000; Mackinnons; 01224-868687