A popular country pub has been put up for sale in a north-east village after its current owners retired.
The Earl of Aberdeen Arms in New Deer has a function suite and owner’s accommodation of five bedrooms on the floors above and is described as the opportunity for a “dream move” to the countryside.
The premises are on sale from DM Hall for offers over £200,000 after the current owners decided to retire. The inn is at the junction of local thoroughfares Auchreddie Road East and The Brae.
DM Hall senior associate Kevin Jackson said: “This is an established family business which has been under its current ownership for the last 10 years and enjoys a loyal local following.
Mr Jackson said the pubs main income is still from drink sales and that the establishment has an “annual barrelage in the region of 312”. However he said the pub has potential to sell food and let upstairs rooms to increase its turnover.
Directly behind the bar is the small function area with space for thirty diners. The owners’ accommodation currently has four bedrooms – including one en-suite – as well as a box room which has been used as an office.
He added: “This represents an outstanding opportunity for anyone considering a lifestyle change and relocation to a beautiful part of rural Aberdeenshire.”
The three-storey building in the south of the Buchan village is on the main route between Ellon and Turriff.
The particulars of the sale state that the rear garden, which was being used privately by the owners, could “easily be converted” into a beer garden to boost sales with minimal work.
The Earl of Aberdeen Arms also has its own private car park.