Aberarder House, Crathie, AB35 5TQ

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Aberarder House, Crathie, AB35 5TQ



Travel to Ballater from Aberdeen on the main North Deeside Road (A93) and continue through the centre of the village heading towards Braemar. Crathie is situated approximately 7 miles from Ballater and once reaching here continue on the main road for approximately 2 miles until you reach a road signposted to Aberarder. Turn right here and follow this road for approximately 1 mile and Aberarder House is located on the right as is clearly indicated by our MacKinnon’s For Sale sign.


  • Woodburning Stove
  • Double Glazing
  • Private Water & Septic Tank
  • Electric Heating
  • Breathtaking Views
  • Council Tax Band F
  • EPC Band E
  • For viewing contact Mackinnons Solicitors 013397 55633

The accommodation comprises of a bathroom and shower room located on the ground floor with steps leading up to a split level where two bedrooms and the spacious open plan kitchen/dining/family room is located.  Particular features of this lovely room are the beautifully shaped windows which are evident in most rooms together with the use of natural wood which can be seen throughout the house. From the family room a staircase with wooden balustrade provides access to the generously sized sitting room. The remainder of the accommodation comprises of three versatile rooms located in the lower ground floor. Outside the property stands within large garden grounds and there is off road parking for several cars. Viewing is highly recommended in order to fully appreciate the superb qualities and picturesque setting of this individual family home.

Enter the vestibule via double wooden doors, glazed doors lead through to the hall.

The entrance hall provides access to the bathroom and shower room, a small staircase leads up to the split level where the bedrooms and kitchen/dining/family room is located. Built in storage cupboard. Smoke detector.

The shower room is fitted with a two-piece white suite, there is a separate fully tiled shower cubicle which is enclosed by glazed screens. Tiling to dado level on two walls. Deep display sill. Shaver point. Low level door providing access down to the lower ground floor. Extractor fan.

A well-appointed bathroom fitted with a three piece suite incorporating a whirlpool bath, there is a separate fully tiled shower cubicle which is enclosed by a shower curtain. Tiled floor and tiling to dado level throughout the room.

Bedroom 1 enjoys uninterrupted views to the side of the property overlooking the surrounding countryside, this good-sized double bedroom benefits from a wash hand basin and a double fitted wardrobe. There is a raised area which could lend itself to a variety of uses. Access to the raised area is via wooden steps which are easily rolled into the upper level to provide access to the wash hand basin below.

Bedroom 2 is another good-sized room which also benefits from a wash hand basin and double fitted wardrobe. This room also has a raised area which is accessed by wooden steps and could lend itself to a variety of uses.

Enjoying open outlooks over the surrounding countryside on three aspects, this spacious open plan kitchen/dining/ family room boasts many appealing features.

A well-appointed kitchen fitted with a range of high quality modern base and wall units, granite work surfaces and upstand incorporating a Villeroy & Boch butler sink.  There are ample work surfaces with under unit concealed lighting. Integrated dishwasher, oven, hob and extractor hood.

The dining area has ample space to accommodate a large dining table and chairs.

The family area benefits from double ceiling height. A particular focal point of this area is the woodburning stove with slate hearth. Wall lights. Stairs leading to upper level with decorative wooden balustrade.

A spacious sitting room boasting a galleried area overlooking the kitchen/dining/family room. Three sky lights to the side and one further feature window overlooking the front with a deep display sill. Access to eaves. Book shelving built in along one wall. Smoke detector.

Stairs lead down from the family room to the lower ground floor which is currently split into three rooms.

The first room is a capacious room currently used as a games room but could lend itself to a variety of other uses. Built in storage cupboard housing the electrics. Wall lights.

The second room is another good-sized room which is currently used as a bedroom.

The third room is currently used as a storeroom and houses the hot water tank, freezer and has laundry facilities. Access to shower room on ground level.


The property is fully enclosed and sits on a generous feu mainly laid to lawn. A stone chip area provides ample off-road parking for several cars. There are numerous areas to sit and admire the picture-perfect views which surround the property. A particular focal point of the garden is the water feature. Large outbuilding that could lend itself to a variety of uses. Outside lighting.

Fixtures and fitting

All floor coverings, window dressings and light fittings to remain along with all white goods. The snooker table will also remain.


Aberarder House is situated between Ballater and Braemar, well positioned in the heart of Royal Deeside. The property is set beside a quiet back road, between the Royal residences of Balmoral Castle and Birkhall, it is within the Parish of Crathie which is best known for its world famous Kirk where the Royal family have worshipped since Queen Victoria's era. Lochnagar Distillery and Abergeldie Castle are further interesting local landmarks. Crathie has a Primary School and Tourist Information Centre with post office facilities. Additional local amenities including a range of shops, restaurants, banking and health care facilities are available both in Ballater and Braemar. Secondary education is available in nearby Aboyne. Situated within the Cairngorms National Park, the area is a haven for the outdoor enthusiast benefiting from many tourist attractions and opportunities for ski-ing at the nearby Glenshee Ski Centre, walking, fishing, golf and shooting. The area is renowned for offering exceptional quality of life, with beautiful pinewoods, open moorland and traditional farming contributing to the spectacular scenery. A regular bus service takes you to the surrounding villages and to Aberdeen which is approximately fifty miles from Crathie.

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