Darrochlee, 5a Monaltrie Road, Ballater AB35 5PE


Darrochlee, 5a Monaltrie Road, Ballater, AB35 5PE



Travel from Aberdeen to Ballater on the main A93.   On entering the village turn right onto Monaltrie Road, after the Riverside Garage on the right. Continue straight ahead at the minor crossroads and Darrochlee is on the right-hand side along the road clearly indicated by our Mackinnons For Sale sign.

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Spacious family home

5 Double Bedrooms

Open plan kitchen/family/dining room

Many original features

Central location

2 Bathrooms

Low maintenance gardens

Ample off street parking



We are delighted to present to the market, this attractive and sizeable 5 bedroom granite dwelling house enjoying a wealth of original features. Darrochlee combines traditional and contemporary styling to provide comfortable and practical family accommodation. This bright and spacious property is situated within a highly sought after location enjoying a central position of the desirable Deeside village of Ballater. Darrochlee is a short walk from the many local amenities the village has to offer including the primary school, and a stone’s throw from the Monaltrie Park which is host to the popular Ballater Highland Games.

On entering Darrochlee, the beautiful, curved staircase gives an instant impression of quality and craftsmanship, which is replicated throughout much of the property.  Boasting many original features such as pitch pine doors, decorative plaster coving, picture rails, sash and case windows and fireplaces.

From the hallway are doors leading to the impressive dual aspect lounge, with original functioning fireplace featuring an unusual painted slate mantle, and to bedroom 5 which is currently utilised as a study. A corridor from the entrance hallway leads to the welcoming open plan kitchen and family area, with double doors to a more formal dining room. The kitchen is located to the rear of the property, fitted with a wide range of modern wall and base units together with contrasting work tops, integrated appliances, and breakfast bar. Presented on open plan with the cosy sitting/family room, which features a most impressive granite fireplace housing a multi-fuel boiler stove. Completing the ground floor is the fully tiled contemporary shower room with two piece white suite comprising w.c., wash hand basin set within a vanity unit offering further storage with mirror above, shelving and cupboard space. Large shower cubicle.

The first floor landing boasts an attractive galleried area with large Velux window above providing an abundance of natural light to stream into the area. Located at the rear of the property, the spacious principal bedroom offers storage via fitted cupboards and access to a large eaves storage cupboard which also houses the hot water tank. There are three further double bedrooms, with those at the front of the house being particularly spacious allowing for ample free standing furniture and benefitting from attractive dormer windows allowing enjoying natural sunlight. Completing the accommodation on the first floor is a family bathroom with white three piece suite, comprising w.c., wash hand basin and bath with overhead Mira shower, tiled splash back and glass screen.

Outside, the attractive front garden is easily maintained with lawn and decorative borders and enjoys an original Victorian summer house.  The rear garden, which can be accessed from the kitchen, the hallway and from both sides of the house, enjoys a high level of privacy. There is an area of lawn as well as a patio area, ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining, and borders of mature shrubs and perennials. A substantial traditional outbuilding is currently used for general storage.

Ballater lies on the main A93 road, some 40 miles west of Aberdeen amid beautiful countryside in the Cairngorms National Park. This attractive, friendly, village enjoys a wide range of quality shops, restaurants and hotels, a medical centre and offers many other activities and events such as the Ballater Walking Week, Victoria Week and the Ballater Highland Games. The lively community also offers many clubs, gatherings and social activities. Primary Schooling is catered for in the village, with secondary education at nearby Aboyne Academy. Situated in the heart of Royal Deeside, Ballater is a wonderful centre for outdoor pursuits which include superb walking and cycling opportunities, riding, many good golf courses, gliding and in the winter months, skiing at both Glenshee and The Lecht. Other local sporting pursuits include deer stalking, pheasant and grouse shooting and fishing on the River Dee. With a good road and regular bus service, Ballater is within commuting distance to the business parks in both the Westhill and Kingswells areas.


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