Conifer House, Old Tollhouse Road, Aboyne, AB34 5AF

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Conifer House, Old Tollhouse Road, Aboyne, AB34 5AF



On entering Aboyne from the direction of Aberdeen on the A93 Ballater Road, travel through the village and turn left onto Old Tollhouse Road. Continue along this road and Conifer House is located on the left hand side as indicated by our Mackinnons for sale board.

  • Air Source Heating
  • Solar Panels
  • Double Glazing
  • Mains Drainage & Water
  • Council Tax Band G
  • EPC Band C

The canopied front door with glazed side panels opens into the main hallway which houses a striking oak staircase with glass balustrades.  The hallway gives access to the formal lounge, WC cloakroom, study and dining kitchen.

The formal lounge is a spacious yet inviting dual aspect room featuring a stove and bespoke wooden windowsill.  Double doors lead out to the rear garden whilst the front window enjoys a sunny westerly aspect.

The dining kitchen is another good sized area, fitted with an extensive range of white base and wall units with contrasting work tops, integrated appliances comprise eye level combination oven with fan oven below, hob and dishwasher.  A large, central island incorporates a breakfast bar for informal dining.  The island also provides further storage and incorporates a worktop, integrated induction hob with downdraft extractor fan concealed within the countertop when not in use.  The versatile dining kitchen offers ample space for a table and chairs as well as having space for furnishings suitable for a family/lounge area.  The outside and inside are connected via centrally set double doors at the rear of the dining kitchen.

There are two internal doors from the dining kitchen, one to a utility room with superb storage facilities, work top, sink, space for free standing white goods and access to the rear garden.  Another door from the dining kitchen leads to a cosy family room/snug with double windows and a stove.

Returning to the main hallway, the study is bathed with natural light from its window and also from a stylish glass brick wall.

Completing the ground floor accommodation is a WC cloakroom comprising WC, wash hand basin with storage below and a window.  A concertina door gives access to a fitted under stair storage cupboard.

Climbing the carpeted staircase, a window above the half landing provides natural light.  On the upper landing a hatch with Ramsay ladder gives access to the partially floored attic served with power, light and housing the hot water tank, solar panel controls and immersion.

There are five bedrooms on the first floor.  Four are double rooms and one is a single room.  The principal bedroom suite boasts a bespoke, fully fitted dressing room with mirrored doors, shelving and drawers, a Velux window provides natural light and downlighters give additional light.

A striking en-suite bathroom provides a perfect sanctuary which must be seen to be fully appreciated.  Strategically placed lighting creates tranquillity, and the overall design incorporates contrasting tiles and wood which, all combined, provide a very pleasing finish.  A free-standing bath with shower attachment occupies one end of the room whilst a large walk-in shower unit with double headed shower, side jets and separate handheld shower attachment occupies the other end.  Between the bath and shower there is a WC, wash hand basin with storage below and fitted wall storage to the side.  There is a window, extractor fan and heated towel radiator.  

The remaining four bedrooms consist of three double rooms and one single room, all have space for free standing furnishings and bedrooms two and three each have fitted wardrobes.

A modern and functional family bathroom completes the upper floor.  The three-piece suite comprises bath with shower above, WC and wash hand basin set in a vanity unit, window, extractor fan, and charger point.


Wide wooden gates give access to the property at the front and open onto a large stone chip driveway.  The driveway offers parking for several cars and leads round the side of the house to a car port, quadruple garage and shed.  The remainder of the front garden is a fenced off pond area surrounded by a variety of plants and shrubs.  There is an electric vehicle charging point conveniently located close to the parking area and the property benefits from exterior lighting of the house and garden.    The garage is currently set up as a workshop but would allow for four cars if required.  Served by power, light and electric heaters, the garage has a concrete floor, double electric up and over doors to the front, one of the doors incorporates a smaller door for foot access and there is further foot access to the side of the garage.  Immediately outside the garage is a car port and to the side there is a wooden shed.  There is an outside tap to the rear of the house.

An arch with gate leads to the fully enclosed rear garden.  Thoughtfully designed and professionally landscaped, the rear garden offers zoned areas suitable for a variety of uses.  Close to the house are four patios and pathways allow for easy access.  There are two raised beds alongside the garage and a gate gives access to a wood store and stone chip storage area along the northerly gable end.  The remainder of the top section of the rear garden is laid to lawn interspersed with hedging and shrubs.  At the end of the top garden section is a sunken fire pit surrounded by purpose built stone seating.

A second arch and gate steps down to the lower level “woodland” section of the garden.  Bark chip pathways wind their way round this magical section of the garden, leading to a deck with wooden barbecue hut and sauna with power.  Next to the barbecue hut sits a hot tub and further along the garden, there is a zip line with launch pad and an area suitable for children’s play equipment.

Fixtures and Fittings All light fittings, light shades, curtains, blinds, fitted floor coverings, fridge, freezer and washing machine are included in the sale price.  Please note that the bulbs in the house at the time of the property coming to market will be removed and replaced with standard light bulbs prior to settlement.


The picturesque Deeside village of Aboyne holds an enviable position in the beautiful Dee Valley and has a good range of shops, primary and secondary schooling and leisure facilities including an active theatre community and community centre. With the Aberdeen Bypass provides a fast link to the north and south of the city travelling times from Aboyne to Dyce Airport, Westhill and Stonehaven have been significantly reduced making Aboyne an even more attractive proposition for commuters.

The area is popular with outdoor enthusiasts and is particularly attractive to walkers and cyclists with the Deeside Way passing through the village and its close proximity to Glen Tanar Estate and the Cairngorms National Park. The ski centres of Glenshee and the Lecht are within a short travelling distance, making winter sports easily accessible. There is an 18-hole golf course in Aboyne, water sports at Aboyne Loch and a nearby gliding club. During the summer in addition to the Aboyne Games there are the popular Highland Games in nearby Ballater and Braemar, while the Lonach Gathering takes place in Strathdon every August. Aberdeenshire is renowned for its clean air and quality of life with fragrant pinewoods, open moorland, traditional farming and good old Highland hospitality. Fishing and field sports are also popular and widely available in the vicinity.

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