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Discover your dream home: exploring homes for sale in ‘The Mearns’

With its meandering coastline, breathtaking open countryside, historic villages and impressive architecture, it’s no surprise why so many people decide to call ‘The Mearns’ home.

Discover your dream home: exploring homes for sale in ‘The Mearns’

Commonly recognised as Kincardineshire, ‘The Mearns’ is a captivating region of Aberdeenshire, encompassing charming towns and villages such as Laurencekirk, Fettercairn, Fordoun, Inverbervie, Stonehaven and more.

With its meandering coastline, breathtaking open countryside, historic villages and impressive architecture, it’s no surprise why so many people decide to call ‘The Mearns’ home.

To give you insight into life in this beautiful area of Scotland, we’ve shared 8 properties currently on the market across ‘The Mearns’...

1. Abbeyton Farm House, Fordoun

If you’re searching for a property with a touch of charm and history, this home in Fordoun could be your perfect match. Originally built around 1900, this outstanding 3 bedroom farmhouse has been tastefully upgraded to create a beautiful family home filled with character. 

Downstairs you’ll find an inviting lounge complete with a wood burning stove and an eye-catching log store, making it an ideal spot to cosy up during the autumn and winter months. Additionally, there is a dedicated dining room, a well-appointed dining kitchen, and a family bathroom. Upstairs is home to a beautiful galleried landing and the 3 bedrooms. 

If you love spending time outdoors, you’ll also love the large garden area and timber garage, shed and log store. 

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2. Crann Tara, Glenfarquhar, Auchenblae

Situated on approximately 6 acres of impressive grounds, this spectacular 11 bedroom home enjoys a private and picturesque countryside location in Auchenblae. 

With an abundance of space throughout, this property offers endless opportunities for family living. From the home’s unique layout, and the incredible 360° country views, to the luxurious master bedroom with dressing area and en-suite, and dedicated studio area - this could be the dream home for you and your family.

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3. 2 Pittengardner Farm Cottages, Fordoun

Maintaining much of its original charm and character including braced doors, a multi-fuel stove and wall panelling, this lovely 2 bedroom terraced cottage would make the perfect home for an individual, couple or family.

Outside, the property features a sheltered rear garden filled with flowers, plants and shrubs alongside spectacular views over the surrounding Mearns countryside - which can also be admired through each window in the home. 

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4. Old Mains, 3 Fasque Estate, Fettercairn

Situated within Fasque House Estate, this 3 bedroom cottage is a hidden gem that is bursting with potential. With a little bit of TLC, this characterful home would make an excellent family home or holiday hideaway.

Picture yourself taking long walks around the 400 acre estate as you try and catch a glimpse of the local wildlife, or explore the rich history of Fasque Castle - all of these incredible opportunities are located right on your doorstep. 

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5. 5 Mackenzie Avenue, Auchenblae

If you’re a growing family looking to set roots in the peaceful village of Auchenblae, then this may be the perfect property for you. Offering flexibility and plenty of living space, this incredible 4 bedroom detached bungalow has lots to offer growing families or those looking to upsize. 

From the 4 generously sized bedrooms, all complete with built-in storage, to the large double garage and outdoor wooden sheds, this home is certainly not short of practical storage solutions. 

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6. Bakery Cottage, Fettercairn

Located in the quaint village of Fettercairn, this charming 1 bedroom property is within commuting distance of both Aberdeen and Dundee - ideal for professionals looking to embrace life outside of the city. 

Inside, the property has a generously sized lounge with a striking fireplace and surround, a bright and spacious kitchen and a modern bathroom. At the front of the property, you’ll also find a private patio area - the ideal spot for enjoying your morning coffee on warm summer days. 

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7. 1 Redmyre Cottages, Fordoun

Benefitting from a peaceful rural location, yet only a short drive from Laurencekirk and Stonehaven, this superb 4 bedroom home near Fordoun offers the best of both worlds. 

Features of note include a wonderful open-plan kitchen, dining and family area, a separate formal dining room, 4 generously sized bedrooms and a home office. In addition, the integral double garage and stone-built outhouse provide excellent storage options - ideal for those looking for a property with ample storage space. 

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8. 1 Bridge Of Leppie, Fordoun

Located on the outskirts of Fordoun, this 2 bedroom semi-detached home would make an ideal purchase for any couple or small family. Within walking distance of Redmyre Primary School and boasting strong transport links between Aberdeen and Dundee, this home benefits from the peace and exclusiveness of the countryside yet is within commuting distance of the larger nearby cities. 

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