Serving the town of Ellon in Aberdeenshire is our Bridge Street branch which is managed by Partner, Chris Comfort and Branch Manager, Moyra Cormack. Services offered at this branch include lettings, estate agency, financial advice and our full range of legal services.
57 Bridge Street
DX: DX 558001 ELLON
Viewings and valuations are available outwith these hours.
We are proud to offer clients the support of some of Aberdeenshire’s most experienced property professionals from our estate agency and lettings office in Ellon. We also offer our full range of legal and independent financial services from the site.
The market has enjoyed encouraging signs in recent months, with the third quarter far busier than it was this time last year, and sales figures almost doubling.
We’ve seen a record number of valuations carried out and a healthy level of new stock, however with the increased numbers it’s still very much a buyers’ market.
Activity in the region in terms of both the number and value of properties changing hands has been rising and the indications are that the optimism which has been returning is now having a real effect on the economy.
The latest sales figures from Aberdein Considine’s Property Monitor reveal that across both Aberdeen and Shire the value of property sold for the first six months of the year hit £715,000,000, a rise of 2.6% year on year, with Aberdeenshire alone increasing by over £20,000,000.
Average prices in the city have been a laggard of sorts compared to Scotland’s other biggest cities but the second three months of 2019 has seen the first rise in house prices since the end of 2017.
In contrast to the rise in prices in Aberdeen, the number and value of properties sold has declined, much of which is supported with signs that buyers are now tending to look for more affordable houses outside of the city, including in the local market. Historically, first time buyers would be searching for flats in and around the city but the number of properties changing hands in Aberdeenshire has seen a marked increase, up 9.9%.
With positive figures in terms of sale values and volumes filtering through in the last few quarters, Aberdeen has enjoyed a 1.7% uplift in prices to £202,011, and at the same time prices in the Shire have risen only marginally at 0.3% to £211,149.
With the completion of the AWPR continuing to drive interest, and areas such as Westhill or even Stonehaven easily accessible from Ellon, viewers are prepared to search a wider area when looking for a new home.
Brexit uncertainty is unavoidable but at this stage it doesn’t appear to be impacting the market in any significant way.
During the summer months, the rental market in Ellon remained relatively strong, especially for smaller properties. We have found that once a property comes onto the market, they tend to lease quickly.
Flats in Ellon town attract a lot of interest and on all occasions the full rental advertised has been received. There is definitely a shortage of flats to rent, especially for young professionals looking to settle in the Ellon area.
In rural and surrounding areas of Ellon, family houses in particular are attracting a great deal of interest and viewings and offers are being received. Rentals being achieved in the Ellon area have stabilized, and Brexit notwithstanding, at this stage we don’t anticipate any significant change as we move into the Autumn and Winter periods.
As ever, the key message for landlords is that all properties must be clean and well-presented in order to attract most interest and secure tenants quickly.
The historic town of Ellon is set on the picturesque banks of the river Ythan, approximately 16 miles north of Aberdeen and within commuting distance of Inverurie, Dyce and Peterhead. Ellon benefits from excellent local amenities including hotels, pubs, restaurants and supermarket shopping. The thriving and friendly community also boasts a wide range of public facilities including three primary schools, a state of the art secondary school, swimming pool, doctors surgery and library.
The local population is spoilt for choice with leisure activities. Riverside walks through the centre are always popular where an abundance of wildlife can be observed including herons, salmon, trout and otters. Numerous local sporting clubs include football teams and the ever popular Ythan Cycling Club. Ellon is within close proximity to both Newburgh and Cruden Bay beaches and country house attractions such as Haddo House and Aden Country Park add to the appeal of this prosperous town.
The historic town of Newburgh is set at the estuary of the River Ythan and is approximately 13 miles north of Aberdeen and within commuting distance of Inverurie, Dyce and Peterhead. Benefitting from local amenities including a local shop and pub, it is home to the well renowned Newburgh Golf Club.
There is a local primary school and the area is zoned for the nearby state of the art Ellon academy. The town is well known for its close proximity to the Forvie Nature Reserve and the beautiful sandy beaches. Newburgh is situated only a few miles from Ellon where there are numerous shops and banks, a supermarket, doctors surgery, library and many take-aways.
Hatton is a village in Aberdeenshire, approximately equidistant from Ellon and Peterhead, making it an ideal commuter base. Hatton is within the catchment area of the new Ellon Academy.
The village is home to Hatton Cruden School, local shops, post office, hairdressers and doctors surgery. The newly opened Hatton Mill provides a place to enjoy morning coffee, weekend meals and entertainment. Hatton has its own village committee who organise many social events such as Christmas panto, Bonfire Night & Hogmanay events, as well as running a well-stocked community tool shed. The committee is very active and helps foster a strong sense of community within the village.
Cruden Bay is a small village in Scotland on the North Coast of the Bay of Cruden, 26 miles north of Aberdeen. Approaching from the west, the first you see of Cruden Bay is St James's Church, prominently positioned on Chapel Hill amid open fields. With a spire that makes it one of the most prominent landmarks in the area, St James's was built in 1842.
Today, Cruden Bay attracts tourists with its hotels, golf course and long, unspoiled beach. Amenities include a library, medical practice, post office, sports facilities and primary school. The local academy is Peterhead Academy, just a fifteen minute drive away. Within easy reach of Aberdeen, Ellon and Peterhead, Cruden Bay is an ideal commuter base.
In the heart of Formartine, Tarves is an ever popular historical village, perfectly situated within short distance of Ellon, Oldmeldrum and Methlick. Despite some inevitable growth in recent years due to its proximity to Aberdeen, the village retains a sense of rural continuity which is increasingly hard to find in this day and age.
This quiet but vibrant community has local amenities including the school, shop, church, community hall, bowling club and pharmacy whilst nearby there is Haddo House, Tolquhon Castle and the local Heritage Centre. Tarves is not much more than 15 miles away from Aberdeen and within commuting distance of Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie making it an excellent base for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing home.
In the heart of Formartine, Methlick is situated on the stunning banks of the Ythan just seven miles from the town of Ellon. The short commuting distance to Aberdeen, Dyce and Inverurie, makes Methlick an excellent base for those looking for a peaceful and relaxing home to retreat to.
This vibrant and close knit community offers a range of local services including the church, shop, garage, hotel, pub and village hall along with regular bus access to Aberdeen city centre.
With the Formartine Visitor Centre, a local scout group, cricket and football teams, and Tolquhon Castle there are a range of local leisure activities for locals and tourists alike. Additionally, Methlick is within close proximity to Haddo House which offers guided tours and regular events.
The historic village of New Deer is set in the very heart of north-east Aberdeenshire and has a tight community of approximately 700 people. Two bars and a restaurant provide meeting points and the local church has an attached coffee shop for socialising.
There is a range of services on offer for locals including a doctors surgery, pharmacy, two shops, hairdressers, beauticians, fruit and vegetable shop, and a primary school with preschool nursery. In addition there is an all-weather sports facility and football pitch with the neighbouring village Maud providing the Old Mart Gym.
The public hall holds a variety of activities including a mother and baby group. The village also hosts the annual New Deer Show at the New Deer Show Park. This has been running for over 150 years and is a showcase for local farmers and their livestock. This combined with the annual dance draws numerous locals and tourists to village.
The village of Maud is located in the heart of the Buchan, 13 miles west of Peterhead on the South Ugie Water. Today it is home to what some regard as the best livestock market in north-east Scotland and serves as the main service centre for agriculture across a broad swathe of Buchan.
Maud features an old railway station and walks along the old railway lines can be enjoyed, which now form part of the Formartine and Buchan Way. A modern complex in the centre of the village houses a cafe, a community centre and gym. There is also an old town hall and a parade of local shops. Maud is an ideal base for commuting to Aberdeen, Ellon and Peterhead. There is a local primary school and the village is in the catchment area for Mintlaw Academy.
The rural village of Pitmedden is located in the heart of Formartine. The village sits perfectly midway between Ellon and Oldmeldrum, and is a short 25 minute drive from Aberdeen. The village also benefits from regular bus service providing easy access to the surrounding areas.
With a thriving local community a range of amenities are on offer including a school, church, village hall, doctors surgery, pub, takeaway and shops. The village and most of Udny are served by a Community Newsletter called the Pitmedden News which keeps locals updated on events and activities around the area. There is a wide range of local cultural attractions including the nearby Pitmedden Garden, an annual music festival, Haddo House and Tolquhon Castle. Additionally, there are several local sports teams including both football and karate clubs.
Collieston is a beautiful small former fishing village on the North Sea coast about 16 miles north of Aberdeen. The village lies just north of the Sands of Forvie Special Protection Area, between Cruden Bay and Newburgh. The village is home to the fantastic, well known Collieston Beach. Sheltered from the North Sea by Collieston Pier the sandy beach is perfect for families and children and the nearby ‘Smugglers Cone’ shop serves delicious ice cream, drinks and snacks.
Immediately to the south of Collieston is the vast expanse of Forvie National Nature Reserve, a stretch of sand dunes leading all the way to the River Ythan at Newburgh. On the cliffs over Rockend is Forvie church, the last remnant of a village that was swallowed up in a mighty sandstorm in the 14th century.
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Thank you to Samantha Gilbert for all her efforts. We were very happy with the professionalism she treated our case with, and the level of detailed checks carried out helped make us feel assured throughout.
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