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8 Dee Street
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We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Royal Deeside’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Banchory. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
The market has remained steady over the last few months with a good number of properties going under offer towards the tail end of the summer holidays and new properties coming on the market. This has slowed from mid-September, which has benefitted the properties already on the market which have had some fresh interest.
All in all there is a positive feeling surrounding the market albeit we expect things to quieten slightly as we come into the winter months. The number of properties coming onto the market is not matching that of previous months which will help the market balance out, and interest shared amongst properties that have been on the market for several months. Prices have been relatively consistent with most properties achieving valuation or slightly less depending on condition and length of time on the market. We don’t expect this to chance until the Spring now.
Properties with land continue to be in high demand throughout Deeside and west Aberdeenshire. Whether they are small one or two bedroom crofts or larger five or six bedroom detached homes, the demand comes from those with equestrian interests and also those that are simply looking for a bit of space and private land to enjoy peaceful countryside living.
Small 2 or 3 bedroom cottages remain our best seller with very few staying on the market for over a month but the criteria for buyers is that they must be in relatively good condition, ready to move in, and have a nice countryside setting with a view or good space immediately surrounding the property.
The rental market in Banchory for new and re-let properties has been steady coming into Autumn, with a number of our two bedroom flats and houses receiving a high level of interest. Viewings and applications for current and new stock remained at a healthy level with the majority of move-ins looking for entry within six weeks.
Although offers for our smaller sized properties continue, there is still an increase in demand for family homes which have three or more bedrooms and any outdoor garden space as an additional bonus. Both fully furnished and unfurnished properties are considered.
The new Tenancy Agreement also appears to be working well for both tenants and landlords, and ensuring properties have been well-maintained internally and externally together with advertising at a competitive price, has seen promising results.
Our priorities over the winter months are to ensure that we secure tenancies for our current stock and that there is a new selection of properties available for potential tenants to view.
Aboyne is a lively village on the edge of the Highlands in Aberdeenshire, approximately twenty six miles west of Aberdeen. There is an active community and Aboyne hosts the Highland Games on the Village Green every August. The green also has a playpark and facilities for rugby and football.
The village is home to a stunning village hall and a highly regarded 18 hole golf course. There are many other attractions in Aboyne including the theatre, 25 metre swimming pool, and a selection of shops, hotels and restaurants. Additionally, there are a number of outdoor pursuits available locally which include the Aberdeen Water Ski Club, situated at Aboyne Loch and the Gliding Club just outside of Aboyne.
Banchory is a pleasant town in the heart of Royal Deeside and rises elegantly from the Banks of the River Dee. It has a wide range of local amenities, including a variety of shops, banks, restaurants, garden centre, hotels, library, health centre and dentists. There is a golf course and also a driving range at Inchmarlo and many places of historical interest.
The area is rich in outdoor pursuits with ample opportunity to enjoy walking and cycling along the Deeside Way, canoeing and fishing in the sparkling waters of the River Dee and many more sporting activities. There are two highly regarded primary schools and a renowned academy. Aberdeen is within easy commuting distance, with a choice of travel by three main routes.
Torphins is an attractive Deeside village near the larger villages of Banchory and Aboyne. It has a population of around 1500 and is one of the larger villages in Deeside. Torphins is situated 22 miles west of Aberdeen and under 20 minutes commuting distance to Westhill.
There is a Church of Scotland church and a town hall named the Learney Hall. It also has a public house, the Learney Arms, which was originally part of a hotel. The village offers various shops, a primary school and private nursery with after-school care, health centre, veterinary practice, public parks, tennis courts and a golf course. Secondary schools are located nearby in Banchory and Aboyne.
Ballater is a picturesque village set in the heart of Royal Deeside, 40 miles from Aberdeen with a journey time of approximately 50 minutes. There are a number of shops, hotels and other facilities in the village including a primary school. There is a secondary school situated in Aboyne equipped with a swimming pool, squash courts, theatre and library.
The Craigendarroch Country Club is situated nearby and also has a swimming pool, squash courts and restaurants. There is an 18 hole golf course in the village itself and a number of outdoor pursuits available in the area including horse riding, fishing, shooting and gliding. During the winter, residents and tourists can make use of the winter sports facilities at both Glenshee and The Lecht.
Braemar is a stunning conservation village situated on Royal Deeside approximately 60 miles west of Aberdeen. Lying within the Cairngorms National Park, the area boasts many tourist attractions and opportunities for walking, ski-ing and all types of outdoor pursuits.
The famous Royal Highland Gathering in September draws tourists from all corners of the world and the breath-taking scenery and healthy highland air is well known. The Glenshee Ski Resort and the local golf course are both within easy reach.
Catering to those with children, there is a primary school in the village with secondary education available in Aboyne. There are a variety of independent and boutique shops, hotels and many other facilities in the village and a lively local community.
Drumoak is a picturesque and expanding village located approx 11 miles west of Aberdeen along the A93 on route to Royal Deeside. Near Drumoak lies the 12th Century Drum Castle, once a royal residence and now in the care of The National Trust for Scotland.
The village has a local shop, post office, church, bowling green and a newly constructed primary school that opened its doors in February of 2017. Secondary schooling is available at the nearby Banchory Academy. A short distance away is the 'Mains of Drum' which is a popular garden centre with shopping areas and a restaurant. Drumoak lies mid-way between Crathes and Peterculter and straddles the main A93 Aberdeen to Banchory road.
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