Discover Why Banchory is one of the Best Places to Live

by Administrator 6. March 2015 15:31

Banchory has recently been named one of the Sunday Times’ best places to live in the countryside as reported in the Press and Journal. This stunning town featured in the newspaper’s guide to the ‘Top 50 Best Places to live in the Countryside’ due to huge variety of desirable features such as strong community spirit, a huge range of local shops and services, idyllic surroundings and charming character.

To learn more about this highly desirable community, read our guide to discover more about this stunning rural retreat in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

Idyllic Rural Surroundings

Aberdeenshire is known worldwide for its exceptionally scenic countryside and, Banchory is located in an area of exceptional natural beauty. The town which is often known as the Gateway to Royal Deeside, is bordered by the dramatic River Dee and surrounded by vast stretches of woodland and rolling hills.

From your new home in Banchory you can enjoy the very best of Scottish scenery from your doorstep. For commuters, it’s the perfect antidote to the hustle and bustle of city life.

Huge Range of Outdoors Activities

Banchory’s location makes it the ideal home for outdoors lovers as you can enjoy a fantastic variety of activates just minutes from your new home.

The town’s close proximity to the River Dee means that you can easily while away a sunny Sunday afternoon fishing or if you’re feeling energetic, you can try your hand at water sports such as canoeing.

During the spring and summer you can take advantage of the variety of woodland trails, cycle paths and hacks for horses. Then in the winter, you can hone your skiing or snowboarding skills at the slopes which are just an hour away from your new community. Golf aficionados are also well catered for at Banchory’s golf club.

Historic Attractions

Once you have settled into your new community, spend some time exploring the wealth of historic attractions in the nearby vicinity.

 Children and adults alike will love exploring the area’s majestic castles. One of the most popular is Crathes Castle which contains elaborately painted ceilings, fine furniture and one of the best walled gardens in all of Scotland.

Why not leave the car at home and head to the Royal Deeside Railway which can be reached by foot or on bike. If you travel there during the summer you can even treat yourself to a trip on a traditional steam train.

Become Part of a Strong Community

When you find your perfect new home in Banchory you will become part of a thriving community which encourages people to develop strong roots. There’s a whole host of community groups within the town from horticulture societies to tennis clubs, so you’re guaranteed to find one to suit your hobbies and interests.

The town is also home to a local band and, there are a variety of regular events such as farmers markets for you to enjoy.

Stunning New Homes

Find your ideal new home near Banchory with Stewart Milne Homes today. Our collection of homes at The Gardens at Crathes have been designed to make the most of their exceptional surroundings. If you’re looking for a home that has stunning views, tree lined avenues and green open spaces, then The Gardens at Crathes is the perfect place for you to call home.

When you step inside your new home near Banchory, you’ll quickly notice that our award winning architects have designed your new home with you in mind. Your new home will benefit from bright airy living spaces which can be easily adapted to suit the changing needs of growing families, as well as the high speculation kitchen appliances and intelligent storage solutions.


Take the first step towards finding your perfect new home near Banchory, book your visit to The Gardens at Crathes today. 


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