Estate for Sale, inc. Nuclear Bunker

Aberdeen College is selling the Tertowie Estate near Aberdeen, an equestrian property with some unusual features.

The first mention of the Estate is in papers dating back to 1506, but much of the work on the stables and the house was done in the late nineteenth century, and it a was latterly owned by the international show jumper Alexander King, who used to practise in the fields where the equestrian arena now stands.

The main house itself is a substantial mansion built in the Scots Baronial style and has up to 11 bedrooms, although a complete reworking of the interior will be needed, which is bound to cost as much as the asking price.

Most of the rooms were adapted for institutional use by Aberdeen College, and much work will be required to restore it to its original residential status, but it is easy to see how much potential there is in this property to create an outstanding main house.

A gymnasium was added in the 1960s, with an emergency bunker lying below, which has access from the garden to the front. The bunker is accessed by means of a series of blast doors through interconnecting rooms and includes a toilet block.

The grounds contain many fine trees and extensive areas of lawn down to the burn, alongside which there are many pretty walks to be had as although the property has been uninhabited for the past four years, the gardens have been maintained to an extremely high standard.

‘Notice that this estate is for sale has generated a high level of interest extremely quickly because its arrival on the market has been anticipated for so long’ says an agent on the sale for Agents Aberdeen and Northern Land and Estate Agents. ‘So people have been picking up the phone straight away.’

The asking price for the house, gym, bunker, and around 14 acres is £325,000, for more information telephone +44 (0)1467 623 800.

Aberdeen and Northern Estate Agents