White Cottage


Offers Over £620,000

Aberdeen & Northern Estates
Aberdeen & Northern Estates
Aberdeen & Northern Estates

A charming detached, four bedroom country cottage and restaurant with extensive gardens and around 5 acres of land, situated in the heart of Royal Deeside.


Attractive and spacious mixed-use cottage, offering four double bedrooms and flexible accommodation with the ability to be a large family home or for continued use as a country kitchen restaurant.

Approximately 5 acres of appealing amenity land with tourism development potential or suitable for equestrian use and/or extended garden areas for the budding horticulturist.

Lot 1

White Cottage & Land

Property Highlights

  • Large reception room, configured as a restaurant and coffee shop
  • 3 double bedrooms, 1 ensuite master bedroom
  • Large well-equipped commercial kitchen
  • Characterful property with feature fireplaces
  • Sun room with patio access
  • Ground floor WC’s
  • Separate private kitchen and formal dining room
  • Family bathroom
  • Adjoining garage with ample storage

Dating back to at least 1866, White Cottage has been significantly altered and extended to provide generous accommodation in the last 35 years or so. The property is currently partially run as a restaurant / coffee shop, with owner’s accommodation.

Upon entering the bright entrance vestibule to the front of White Cottage, a set of double doors takes you into the characterful and cosy cottage which is open plan, bright and airy and configured as a dining room and shop. Gents and Ladies/Accessible WC’s are located off the dining room, which could be easily converted to a large family bathroom. To the western end of the cottage is a hallway to access the commercial kitchen and the private dining room and owner’s accommodation. A large sun room with exposed stone wall and patio doors is located off the western gable of the cottage which is fully glazed to enjoy views of the garden. The generous kitchen and preparation areas are currently fitted out with quality commercial fixtures including large gas range, extraction units and stainless steel cabinetry and benches. All commercial kitchen equipment is not included in the sale but available to purchase by separate negotiation. Currently utilised as the kitchen store and pantry, the large garage is of modern construction and comprises ample attic storage. Whilst fitted and configured as a commercial kitchen with dedicated WC, this could be easily transformed to a spacious and practical family kitchen with ample pantry and larder storage (subject to necessary Local Authority consents).

The owner’s accommodation on the ground floor comprises a large open plan dining room with patio doors and adjoining bright and airy kitchen with double-aspect windows looking out over the beautiful garden grounds. The kitchen comes fully fitted with modern base and wall units as well as a professional gas ‘Paul Bocuse’ range cooker. A private stairwell off the dining area takes you to the first floor accommodation comprising of three double bedrooms, family bathroom and master bedroom with modern en-suite shower room. Ample built-in storage and wardrobes can be found on the first floor, with three bedrooms boasting double-aspect windows.

Beautifully maintained garden areas surround White Cottage incorporating lawns, flower beds, trees and shrubbery along with large paved patio areas for outdoor seating and dining. There is a securely fenced area suitable for pets adjacent the building as well as a separate fenced grass run. Extensive parking is available to the front and rear of the property, which is laid to decorative aggregate. The property is served by LPG central heating via wet radiators throughout. The property benefits from uPVC double glazing throughout as well as a fully wired fire detection and alarm system.

White Cottage is currently run as a licensed restaurant and coffee shop, trading as John’s Kitchen and Country Shop. Aberdeen & Northern Estates are not engaged in selling any business interest and, as such, published prices are for sale of the physical property only.

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Lot 2

Mission Hall & Land

Mission Hall - approx. 40 sq m floor area

Thought to have been built around 100 years ago, the Mission Hall is of pointed granite construction with exposed semi-dressed quoins and lintels with an attractive slate hipped roof. The building is served with electricity and mains water and currently used as a store. The Mission Hall received approved Local Authority Consents some 20+ years ago to refurbish and substantially extend the building to form a large family home. A similar project may be viable subject to obtaining the necessary Local Authority consents and permissions.

Land - approx. 0.77Ha (1.90ac)

The Mission Hall land comprises approx. 1.43acres of grass and approx. 0.5 acres of coniferous trees. A strip of native broadleaf trees have been planted in the past. The land gently slopes towards the northern boundary and has been topped twice annually. The land is not currently stockproof and is not IACS registered. The land has had various Local Authority Consents applied for in the past for development, as described elsewhere in this literature.

Potential Land Development

The land, as a whole, received Planning Permission in Principal in 2018 for the creation of a holiday/tourist destination comprising holiday chalets and cottages, motorhome stances, retail and restaurant building and associated car and coach parking nestled amongst sympathetic landscaping and planting. Whilst this initiative has never commenced or been taken forward, there may be scope for similar development on the land subject to obtaining all necessary Local Authority and Regulatory consents and permissions. Details of the application can be viewed on the Aberdeenshire Council Planning Portal using reference APP/2017/0819.


Private drainage, mains electricity and water. LPG central heating. uPVC double glazing.

Local Authority:

Aberdeenshire Council, Marr Area Office, School Rd, Alford, AB39 2DQ. Tel: 01975 520400

Home Report:

Available online to view and download


By arrangement

Mineral Rights & Sporting Rights:

Included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.

Contact Our Agent

Andrew Beedie MRICS


01467 623800


Aberdeen & Northern Estates

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