01 Sep 2014

Evening Express 'Family Home' Feature - Dykeside

Evening Express 'Family Home' Feature -  Dykeside

Aberdein Considine property Dykeside, Robieston, Huntly, Aberdeenshire in an Evening Express Editorial.

Aberdein Considine property Dykeside, Robieston, Huntly in an Evening Express Editorial.

DYKESIDE has been a happy home for the Petrie family. 

Work brought Sarah and Douglas, both 37, to the area four years ago. They work as agricultural officer and principal agricultural officer, respectively, with the Scottish Government. 

Douglas, said: “This property was the right location for us both for work, and it also came with 19 acres of land, which was what we also wanted.”

Up until last year, Sarah had a livery, but the couple now only have two horses, and a few hens roaming the fields." 

The family has also doubled in with the arrival three years ago of twin daughters Rosie and Tamsin. 

Since moving in to the detached cottage they have replaced all the wiring, installed a new kitchen, added fencing to the perimeter, and redecorated every room. 

The house, which was built in 1950, is extremely spacious, and full of charm. 

It also has full planning permission for the addition of a riding school and house extension. 

Sarah, said: “My favourite rooms are our lounge and master bedroom, as they are located to the front, and have lovely views down over the valley. 

“I love to watch the sun set from either of those rooms.”

The accommodation comprises a lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, three double bedrooms, and family bathroom. 

Both Rosie and Tamsin have had a great time running around the land. 

With dad Douglas transferring to Perth for work purposes, the Petries are sad to leave their lovely home behind.

Douglas, said: “This house and grounds are located in a really nice neck of the woods. 

“It’s very relaxed and laid back here, and had the transfer not come up we would have stayed here forever."

“It’s such a lovely place to stay.”

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