Bankhead House & Kennels, Auchterless, Turriff, AB53 8BD
Offers Over: £ 475,000

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An attractive 4-bedroom property with a highly rated boarding kennel business set within the peaceful Aberdeenshire countryside with excellent transport links nearby. For sale as a whole.

Bankhead House is an attractive, traditional detached property which provides spacious 4-bedroom accommodation over two floors. Internally, the property is very well appointed and has been tastefully modernised over recent years whilst still retaining its charming character. The accommodation in summary comprises:
Ground Floor
Porch, Lounge, Kitchen, Dining Room, Office, Shower Room and Utility Room
First Floor
Double Bedroom 1, Double Bedroom 2, Double Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4 and a family Bathroom
The property has oil central heating and double glazing throughout the house installed in 2001 as well as the house being fully re-wired around this time. The Lounge benefits from a multi-fuel burner within the original fireplace and the Dining Room also hosts an original fireplace.
Outside, there is a large secluded patio area providing a private outside space from the rest of the property. 
The Kennels
Bankhead Kennels has been run as a successful luxury boarding kennels for around 5 years, with the current owners having built a highly regarded facility welcoming all canine breeds for short, medium and long-term accommodation.
The kennel block is a high standard, purpose-built building providing 16 modern single and family-sized kennels complete with under floor heating and individual runs attached to the sleeping area. The building has a well-equipped administration block with reception, office, washroom/WC and kitchen.  There is a  also a separate isolation kennel. Externally, there is a large, secure pet exercise area with hypoallergenic artificial grass surface and timber sheds for storage. There is ample parking for both the house and the kennels which are easily accessible from the public road.
Bankhead Kennels presents an excellent business opportunity, with an established client base of repeat and referral customers from a wide catchment area together with its reputation for providing a high quality service. The Kennels are fully licensed by Aberdeenshire Council and the business has a Rateable Value of £8,700. 
Full trading information from the sellers can be made available after a formal viewing has taken place. The business is well fitted throughout and a valuable inventory of equipment can be negotiated in the sale.
Private  Water, Private Drainage, Mains Electricity
Council Tax
Band D
Energy Performance Certificate
Band F
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Formartine Area Office, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon, AB41 9AA
By arrangement.

Bankhead House and Kennels is situated in a peaceful rural setting close to the village of Auchterless in Aberdeenshire. The property sits beside a minor road which provides excellent transport links to the surrounding area. Bankhead House and Kennels is surrounded by agricultural land and a small wooded area leading to the River Ythan which flows to the north west of the property. Auchterless (1 mile) is a picturesque rural community with a village hall, parish church and primary school, with the larger villages of Rothienorman (3 miles) and Fyvie to the east (6 miles) providing local services and amenities.

The market town of Turriff is only 8 miles distant from Bankhead House and provides a wide range of shops, facilities and services including a supermarket, secondary education, swimming pool and an 18 hole golf course. The town is also host to the annual Turriff Show, the largest two-day agricultural show in Scotland. 
The surrounding area has an array of recreational opportunities for walking, trekking and sporting including  fishing on the River Ythan and the 53 mile Formartine and Buchan Way. The historic Fyvie Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property, is a popular local attraction with castle tours, tearoom and walks around a picturesque loch and garden grounds. The north east of Scotland is also famed for its Castle and Whisky trails.
The City of Aberdeen, approximately 30 miles distant to the south, can be reached in under an hour by car (rush hour excepted) and provides a theatre, two universities and shopping facilities far surpassing most other cities of its size. It also has a range of wider transport links including a mainline railway station and Aberdeen International Airport.
Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is formally intimated to the selling agents following inspection, the agents cannot guarantee that notice of a closing date for offers will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.

Coronavirus update - 05/01/2021

Whilst increasing lockdown measures pose additional restrictions for most of us, there is some positive news in that the property market in Scotland will not shut down in the way that it did earlier in 2020 and activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property is permitted.

Of course our priority remains, the health and safety of our staff and that of our Clients and Customers, and we continue to ensure our business continues in the safest and most effective way.