Derranbank, Clola Mintlaw Aberdeenshire AB42

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 receptions

An impressive 5-bedroom family home full of character and period features with equestrian facilities

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An exceptionally well presented house in a lovely setting with fantastic equestrian facilities. Derranbank is the ideal package for those seeking the rural life in a home full of charm and character.

The property is approached along a tarred driveway lined by beech hedges and has ornate electric gates for additional privacy. Built in 1867, this period property has been enhanced and upgraded more recently with an extension to the west comprising a double garage with electric doors and a triple aspect family room, enlarging the entertaining space, which is predominately, glazed allowing more light into the home. The formal entrance porch leads into the welcoming hallway, which is full of original period features as is most of the original house. These include pitch pine doors and skirtings’, coving, picture rails and cast iron radiators. A new modern kitchen has recently been installed and is full of modern appliances, has composite worktops and a central island unit. There is double-glazing throughout the home with triple glazing in the new extension. There is also a hard-wired burglar alarm. On the ground floor is the cosy sitting room with gas fire, the family/dining room, kitchen, formal dining room with gas fire, utility room, cloakroom and the guest wing comprising a double bedroom (5) and ensuite shower room. On the first floor is the master suite which includes an ensuite shower room and walk in wardrobe, a family bathroom and a further three bedrooms.

This property has 3.78 acres of land.


Easily maintained grounds surround the property, which is mainly laid to lawn with some mature trees and shrubs. There is a south-facing summerhouse in the rear garden (3.9m x 3.8m) with a veranda, which has a wood burning stove inside, and is the ideal spot from which to enjoy the countryside views whatever the weather. The Derran and Inverquhomery burns border the land. Beyond the house, the driveway leads to the double garage and parking area, where there is parking for at least four cars. Past the double garage to the side of the house is the L shaped traditional stable block and courtyard, which is home to the stables, a single garage, a barn with vanport and access to the sand school and paddock.

Paddock about 2 acres

Outbuildings Double Garage accessed from the house 7.48m x 7.15 (home to a 30kw solid fuel biomass boiler, which works in parallel with an oil fired boiler to provide heating and hot water or alternatively both can be utilised independently. Sand School adjacent to the drive 40m x 20m with overhead, led lights and kickboards installed in 2014.

Stables (1) 3.64m x 3.62m (2) 3.62m x 3.7m (3) 2.97m x 2.04 (4) 3.91m x 3.32m Feed Area 4.5m x 3.36m Store Room 5.76m x 3.63m Garage 5.13m x 3.72m Barn (Canadian style) 8.78m x 5.73m Van Port 7.13m x 3.55m Summer House 3.9m x 3.8m


Situated in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire an area of rolling farmland and outstanding beauty. Derranbank is well placed for the industrial estates of Bridge of Don, Ellon and Dyce, and to the north, Fraserburgh, Peterhead and St Fergus. The A90 has recently been duelled from Aberdeen to Ellon, improving commuting times. Nearby is the village of Mintlaw, which provides Primary and Secondary education, (School transport picks up and drops off at the end of the driveway to Derranbank) and a good number of local amenities. The town of Ellon, 11 miles to the south also provides an extensive range of amenities and is a thriving community. There is a considerable number of golf courses in the area. There is also good fishing in the area and a large variety of wildlife. Aden Country Park is nearby and is a 230-acre park offering a range of facilities, activities, events and opportunities for relaxation and recreation. This area is renowned for the quality of life with beautiful countryside and an abundance of local hospitality.


From Aberdeen, take the A90 and travel north towards Ellon. Passing by Ellon continue travelling north and after around 3 miles take the left fork B952 towards Fraserburgh. Travel a further 6 miles passing Mill of Clola. The entrance to Derranbank is a further mile on the right, as indicated by the For Sale sign down the beech-lined driveway.

Other Features

  • • 5 Bedrooms
  • • Annexe
  • • 3 Reception Rooms
  • • New Kitchen
  • • Stables
  • • Sand School
  • • Paddock and land 3.78 acres
  • • Double integrated garage
  • • 24 min commute to Aberdeen

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This plan is for layout guidance only. Not drawn to scale unless stated. Windows and door openings are approximate. Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of the plan, please check all dimensions, shapes and compass bearings before making any decisions reliant upon them.

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