Three family homes on the market south of Aberdeen
A large section of the long awaited Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) opened last month. With many motorists reporting improved commuting times and the industrial estates and business parks at Dyce, Westhill & Kingswells now benefiting from these improved transport links, commuting to these employment hubs from south of the city is now a less demanding prospect.
The new infrastructure opens the possibility for house-hunters to extend their property search to areas that perhaps hadn’t been considered previously. With this in mind, we look at three impressive properties south of Aberdeen.
This four-bedroom home offers excellent value for a growing family. The detached stone-built property enjoys an elevated position with striking views across the sea and the harbour at Gourdon.
The accommodation is spacious and includes an open-plan kitchen and family room with multi-fuel ‘Astroflam’ wood burner, with patio doors leading onto the garden. A pleasant conundrum for the new occupants would be choosing a bedroom in this home, as two of the bedrooms have an en-suite bathroom and the other two double bedrooms offer spectacular sea views.
The garden is well maintained with areas laid to lawn as well as a patio, greenhouse, log store and garden store.
West Lodge is a stunning three-bedroom detached sandstone cottage, located within the grounds of Lathallan School. Close to the fishing village of Johnshaven, the property enjoys the benefits of village life within a small close-knit community on the coast.
The traditional property is filled with attractive original features including high ceilings and window shutters. The lounge is bright and spacious and has a large feature fireplace with wood-burning stove.
The garden beautifully frames this cottage, creating a secluded area to relax. The rear garden is particularly enchanting, with private patio area, mature trees and plants and a focal wildlife pond.
Our final property presents a unique opportunity to acquire a Victorian home with approximately 1.25 acres of mature gardens. This period house dates back to the 1860’s and is full of character and charm.
The original features of this home are evident throughout Commieston House. Upon entering, the spacious hallway is met with an impressive curved staircase and eye catching stained-glass skylight. Other features include high ceilings with cornicing, traditional fireplaces, high skirting boards and a working servant’s bell.
The gardens are particularly impressive. With enclosed with high walls and timber fencing they are in keeping with the grandeur of the house. Extensive lawns with fruit trees, and around 5,000 planted bulbs make this garden perfect for a summer garden party, or a relaxing stroll around the grounds.
If our chosen three properties aren’t what you’re looking for, you can view more properties south of the city here.