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Christmas crackers: 17 North East properties perfect for the festive season

If you’re in the process of searching for a new home, we’ve shared a selection of properties currently on the market in Aberdeen city and shire that would be ideal for making your festive season merry and bright…

Christmas crackers: 17 North East properties perfect for the festive season

Are you searching for a home that would be perfect for enjoying the festive season to the fullest? With Christmas fast approaching, we know that many renters and homeowners will be dreaming of a property where they can host and enjoy seasonal festivities in the years to come.

If you’re in the process of searching for a new home, we’ve shared a selection of properties currently on the market for sale in Aberdeen city and shire that would be ideal for making your future festive seasons merry and bright…

1. 21 Balmoor Terrace, Peterhead

Situated in the heart of Peterhead within walking distance of the town centre, this deceptively spacious 4 bedroom detached property has been fully renovated to offer a stylish and contemporary family home.

Among this property’s many desirable features, the generously sized formal dining room is a standout for those who love to entertain. The stunning feature fireplace creates a striking centrepiece in the room, while the bay window allows for plenty of natural light to flow into the room. Separate from the stylish dining kitchen, the dining room allows you to create a welcoming ambience for guests - perfect for hosting Christmas dinner with loved ones.

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2. 53 Countesswells Terrace, Aberdeen

This 3 bedroom semi-detached home in Aberdeen benefits from a versatile layout and an array of stylish interior features throughout, all tastefully decorated to offer an exceptional family home.

Among its many striking features, the lounge offers a cosy and relaxing retreat from the other social areas of the home. With a wood-burning fireplace offering an eye-catching centrepiece to the room, and alcove shelves for displaying treasured ornaments and decor, this would make a fantastic space to enjoy all future Christmases with loved ones.

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3. Strathardo, Methlick

As a spacious 4 bedroom detached cottage in the heart of the north east countryside, this beautiful home encapsulates the beauty and charm of its rural surroundings. The property has retained many of its original features - such as deep skirtings and eye-catching cornicing - but with a number of modern comforts and decor to enhance its appeal.

The elegant lounge features a lovely bay window overlooking open countryside views, with alcove shelving and a feature fireplace adding to its cosy cottage charm. This excellent living space benefits from being on open-plan with a well-proportioned dining area - ideal for enjoying Christmas with loved ones. 

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4. 148 Polmuir Road, Aberdeen

With views over the River Dee, and a desirable location within walking distance to Duthie Park, this modern three bedroom apartment offers a great space to call home.

In addition to the spacious bedrooms, with the master boasting an en-suite and dressing room, this property has a stylish open-plan kitchen, dining and living room. This is an ideal living area, with a breakfast bar, ample space for a dining table, large lounge and a beautiful corner window letting in lots of natural light - the perfect spot for a Christmas tree for future festive seasons to come.

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5. Ardshiel, 24 Queens Road, Ballater

In the heart of Royal Deeside you’ll find this beautifully-designed four bedroom semi-detached family home. With a blend of modern and traditional features, this home has lots of character and charm, and is perfectly located in the centre of the village within easy walking distance to an array of wonderful cafes, shops and restaurants.

If you’re picturing cosy winters in your new home, you’ll love cuddling up in the cinema room, relaxing in front of the roaring fire in the lounge, and unwinding in a bubble bath in the stylish free-standing tub. 

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6. Loirston Lodge, Cove

This thoughtfully designed, traditional dwelling house offers buyers a secluded feel while being located in the popular suburb of Cove. This single-story, granite home which has been extended and tastefully decorated throughout, has retained many of its traditional features as well as being easily accessible, making it the perfect home to suit many different lifestyles and needs.

A sense of grandness can be felt throughout this three bedroom home, with the addition of a spacious dining room leading on from the private lounge. This space is ideal for those looking to add a touch of luxury when socialising with friends and family during special occasions and festive celebrations. 

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7. 2F/R, 286 Hardgate, Aberdeen

Conveniently located only a short walk from the city centre, this cosy two bedroom flat would make an ideal purchase for a first-time buyer or young professional.

Features of note include a bright, front-facing lounge offering plenty of natural light, two striking arched alcoves, original plaster cornicing and a beautiful fireplace. This home is ready to move into.

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8. Ivydene, Mintlaw

Located in the growing village of Mintlaw, this 4 bedroom detached home enjoys close proximity to a range of amenities and walking routes - such as Aden Country Park and Pitfour Lake.

Inside you’ll find a range of excellent features, from the modern kitchen with an island and breakfast bar, to the family bathroom with a freestanding bath. To the front of the property is a spacious lounge with a feature fireplace and wood burning stove, ideal for keeping cosy and relaxing during the winter months.

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9. 110 Union Grove, Aberdeen

Located only a short walk from the city centre, this one bedroom, first floor apartment benefits from a range of amenities on its doorstep, including shops, restaurants, gyms, and more.

Inside, this light and airy flat has retained many of its traditional features including original panelled doors, high ceilings and coving. The highlight of the home is the spacious lounge complete with a large bay window which fills the room with natural light. When thinking of the future festivities to be celebrated in this home, this bay window offers an ideal spot for a Christmas tree.

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10. 43 Aquithie Road, Kemnay

Found in the popular village of Kemnay, only a short distance from the town of Inverurie, this 3 bedroom home is perfect for a family looking for space to grow and enjoy village life. With a welcoming hallway, convenient kitchen / dining area, handy utility room and thoughtfully designed garden, this home is full of excellent features inside and out.

The well-sized living room offers a hub to make memories with loved ones all year round, with an electric log stove at the centre of the room and a large picture window making the room feel airy and bright, this is the perfect spot to cosy up and watch the dark evenings roll in during the winter months.

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11. Concraig Smiddy, Clinterty, Westhill

This converted farmhouse and blacksmiths located on a country road just a few miles from Westhill, offers character and charm as soon as you step through the door. It retains many of its traditional features following an award-winning renovation, such as an exposed stonewall and a granite fireplace.

The rural surroundings of this home provides the perfect spot for a family walk exploring the outdoors or a relaxing evening taking in the view from the windows inside. With the country-style kitchen situated just off the lounge and dining area it is ideal for preparing Christmas dinner.

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12. 111 Great Southern Road, Aberdeen

Located in the popular Ferryhill area of Aberdeen with the River Dee and Duthie Park on the doorstep, this fantastic three bedroom self-contained apartment would make an excellent purchase for a city professional or a family.

The interior of this home is just as impressive as its granite exterior, with finishes of an exceptional standard found throughout the property. Each room in the home is well-proportioned, including the bedrooms and the spacious family and dining space.

When future festivities come around, the bright and airy lounge offers the perfect spot for a Christmas tree thanks to its tall ceilings and striking corner bay window. Featuring natural wood flooring and neutral tones throughout, this space would make a cosy and inviting area to relax during the holiday season.

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13. 1 Blackbutts Steading, Muchalls

Located near the peaceful village of Muchalls, this 4 bedroom converted steading has maintained its original charm and character. With idyllic sea views to the front of the property and rural, countryside views to the rear, this beautiful home enjoys the best of both worlds.

Within the reception hallway of Blackbutts Steading, you’ll find a large, versatile area with picture windows and bi-folding doors leading out to the substantially sized garden. This space offers an ideal place to bring in the festivities, decorate your Christmas tree and look out on those frosty winter mornings. With the feature point being a unique, pointed stone wall, the steading’s hallway provides a charming entrance for friends and family to walk through when visiting over the festive season.

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14. The Steading, Hill Of Fechel, Whiterashes

You can find the ultimate family hub in this five bedroom steading in Aberdeenshire. Whether you love hosting family gatherings, or inviting friends round for dinner parties and celebrations, this property has an exceptional kitchen, dining and family room that is truly the heart of the home.  The modern kitchen with breakfast bar flows through to the bright dining room, which is separated from the large and beautifully-decorated family area by a striking granite partition wall featuring a wood burning stove.

In addition to this, the home has five spacious bedrooms, three en-suites, a luxury family bathroom, a formal lounge, and so much more, as well as 3.9 acres of land and a double garage.

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15. 51 Stanley Street, Aberdeen

Ideally located in Aberdeen’s West End, this self-contained two bedroom ground floor flat is bright, spacious and has been thoughtfully decorated to complement the property’s original features.

From the spacious lounge complete with a beautiful bay window to the lovely south facing rear garden, this property would make an excellent purchase for those looking to set roots close to Aberdeen city centre.

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16. 121e Crown Street, Aberdeen

Located in the heart of the city centre, just off Union Street, and available for immediate entry, this central two bedroom property is ideal for a first time buyer.

The upper floor showcases a spacious lounge that extends to a dormer window, allowing plenty of natural light to fill the room. Decorated in a neutral palette and complete with downlights, a TV point and ample sockets, this space would be ideal for cosy afternoons curling up on the sofa. The sale also includes the chaise sofa which suits the shape and style of the room.

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17. The Shallows, Rora, Peterhead

Finished to a high specification throughout, this 4 bedroom home close to Peterhead benefits from a versatile internal layout with modern interiors.

The bright and spacious kitchen, dining and family room is undoubtedly the central hub of this impressive home. With a vaulted ceiling, a warming wood burning stove and ample floor space for both formal and relaxed seating, this open plan layout is perfect for gathering family and friends during the festive period.

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