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Country house in Aberdeenshire: ‘Never been seen before’

Waterside House is a wonderfully substantial seven bedroom period property which was originally part of a traditional farm. The house was probably built around 1870 and it has never before been offered on the open market.

Sitting on the northern shore of the Ythan Estuary and beside the Forvie Nature Reserve, there is no shortage of natural beauty in the local area.

The house itself has well-proportioned rooms with ornate cornices and fine doors and skirtings, as well as attractive bay windows. The principal reception room is the drawing room but the sitting room faces south and has a lovely open fire. The kitchen is built in farmhouse style and has an oil-fired Aga.

The first floor benefits from a spacious landing and doors to the master bedroom and also to bedroom two. Three further bedrooms are situated off the main landing while a mezzanine level gives access to the family bathroom and bedroom six. There is a bedroom on

the ground floor along with an office and other service rooms; a large floored loft runs the length of the property.


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Outside the land extend to just under seven acres – this is split between lawned gardens with good herbaceous borders and a good-sized paddock – both are sheltered by some small woodlands and strips of trees.

Waterside House lies between Newburgh, which has a range of local amenities and a primary school, and Cruden Bay. To the east of the house lies the spectacular Forvie Nature Research which is a wild area of sand dunes, coastal heath and sea cliffs on the edge of the Ythan Estuary and the North Sea – this area is famous for its variety of wildlife including seals and ducks. Aberdeen is 15 miles distant with its national rail station and international airport.

The guide price is £650,000. For further information please contact Strutt & Parker on 01330 826800 or visit

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