Barrowsgate House, Drumoak Banchory Aberdeenshire AB31

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  • 4 bedrooms
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 receptions

An impressive family home in a desirable location with gorgeous south facing views and paddock land.

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Barrowsgate House is a beautifully modernised and stylish detached home laid out over two floors. Originally built around 1883, the house has been lovingly extended and improved over the years. Before the renovations, the well-known Doric writer James H Smythe, who wrote ‘The Blethers o Barrowgate’, lived in the house. The famous Scottish writer, Lewis Grassic Gibbon was also a regular visitor.

Stunning views of the Dee valley can be enjoyed from most rooms in Barrowsgate House. The spacious and flexible accommodation includes a sitting room with beautiful double aspect views to the south and over the paddock, a family room with wood burning stove, a kitchen/breakfast room with adjacent utility room, a cloakroom and a dining room. The kitchen is the heart of the home and is ideal for family gatherings and entertaining. The Graham Johnston kitchen has been designed to aesthetically enhance the space whilst also being practical. The beautifully crafted units are finished with granite worktops. A practical island unit is a convenient gathering point and room divider between the cooking and relaxing area. In the dining space there are well positioned french doors overlooking and opening onto the terrace. On the first floor are four double bedrooms, the master bedroom is ensuite with a walk in wardrobe, bedroom two is also ensuite and a family bathroom.

On the edge of the Deeside village of Drumoak, Barrowsgate House is ideally situated for Drumoak and the nearby larger town of Banchory. It is also convenient for Aberdeen city and airport.

This property has 6 acres of land.


The garden grounds are mainly laid to lawn, with some mature trees, fruit trees, fruit bushes, a vegetable plot and shrubs. There are two sheds which provide useful storage space and a double garage. There are three terraces in different areas of the garden where one can enjoy the sunshine and views, whatever the time of day, one of which is gated. All are ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining.

From the garden there is access to local country and woodland walks which is a bonus and is a rare find in rural properties.

To the west and south of the house is the paddock, which has new fencing, a field shelter (7m x 3.5) and is approximately 4 acres.


Barrowsgate House is delightfully positioned 1 mile to the north east of the village of Drumoak. Drumoak is ideally located for commuting into Aberdeen and equally within easy reach of the Deeside countryside and the thriving town of Banchory. There is a regular bus service from Drumoak to Aberdeen/Banchory.

Drumoak has undergone several stages of expansion in the last 25 years and is currently being significantly enlarged again. There is a village shop, post office, church and new state of the art primary school. Secondary schooling is at Banchory Academy and school transport is provided. There is also a daily return bus service to the International school in Aberdeen and other independent schools in the city.

Barrowsgate House is approximately 9 miles from the new business units at Westhill and Kingswells.


From Aberdeen, follow the A93 to Drumoak. On entering the village, take a right turn at the sign for Drumoak Primary School into Sunnyside Drive. Follow this road until you come to a junction, taking the road on the left signed dead end. Follow this road for approximately ¾ of a mile until you come to two houses, take the left driveway to Barrowsgate House.

From Banchory, follow the A93 heading for Drumoak, travel through the village until you come to the sign for the Primary School. Directions as above.

Other Features

  • • Impressive family home with 4 acres of paddock land
  • • 3 Reception Rooms
  • • 4 Bedrooms
  • • 3 Bathrooms
  • • Double Garage
  • • Deeside location
  • • Within Banchory Academy Catchment Area
  • • Bright Spacious Home

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