2 Bed Semi-Detached Cottage in Rural Location Close to Dyce, Aberdeen and A90, Renovation Project


Dyce lies to the north-west of Aberdeen and is one of the City’s major employment centres with a significant commercial and industrial base centred around the oil and gas industry. It has a population of around 6,000 and a commensurate range of amenities, including schools, shops & community facilities, a railway station on the Aberdeen to Inverness line, Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen’s new Exhibition & Conference Centre and has excellent links to/from the south, via the A90. The property is one of a row of five cottages and lies within a rural setting in quiet cul-de-sac that was formerly a section of the B977 Dyce to Balmedie road. As part of recent alterations to the road layout for the construction of the A90 Aberdeen Western Peripheral Road, the B977 was realigned away from the property and a new single access installed to serve the stopped-up section of road. The property now has the benefit of being located on a safe no-through road that is only 0.25 miles from a junction onto the A90, 1 mile from Dyce and 7 miles from Aberdeen City Centre.


From the A90 take the A947 to Dyce and Banff, at the roundabout follow the B977. You will see Parkhill and a row of cottages on the right hand side. Take the small access road onto Parkhill and turn right, the property is near the end of the row of cottages on the left hand side. Grid Ref: 389524 814825.


A single storey plus attic traditional cottage with a single storey rear extension. The property requires complete renovation. It is likely that the original, front, part of the Cottage is around 120 years old and that the rear extension was added 40-50 years ago. The original part of the cottage is built with solid stone walls, pointed externally, a pitched slated roof, with a front dormer window formed with a timber lined front, slated sides and a flat felt roof, and 2 stone chimneys. The rear extension is built with concrete block walls that are harled externally and a flat felt covered roof. There are two external doors, one at the front and one into the rear extension. Windows are a mix of old timber and plastic framed double glazed windows. It would appear that the felt roof coverings to both the dormer and the rear extension have completely perished and significant water ingress through them over a period of years has caused structural damage to its roof timbers, the first floor joists below the dormer and to the accommodation below. The interior has considerable debris within it, including furniture and personal belongings, which have been added to by collapsed plasterwork. Aberdeenshire Council served a closing order on the property on 22 June 2016 on the grounds that the property does not meet the tolerable standard and under which its use for human habitation is prohibited (the Order’s reference is O/G/076). There is a walled front garden with a vehicular opening in the front wall. At the rear is a small garden, bounded by a mix of timber fences and walls. Along the side of the property is a gated driveway. There is a tarred area adjoining the front of the property for parking. It is understood that the property was connected with mains water and electricity and that drainage is to a private septic tank. Interested parties should make their own enquiries on service connections. Prospective purchasers are advised to check access provision, site plans and boundaries, the details of which are included within the title pack and site plan which can be obtained from the seller’s solicitors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or otherwise without prior permission of SVA Property Auctions Ltd.


The ground floor accommodation includes: (a) in the original part – hall with stairway off, living room and bathroom and (b) in the rear extension – kitchen/dining room, bedroom, boxroom and external store. It is assumed that on the first floor there is a further bedroom.


Ground Floor – 72 sq.m. (775 sq.ft) approx.


Aberdeenshire Council (Garioch Area) – Planning & Building Standards, Inverurie office. Tel: 01467 534333 Email: planning@aberdeenshire.gov.uk


Band E


Not applicable as building presently uninhabitable.


Owner Vacant Possession.


In the interests of health and safety, internal inspection of the property will not be possible. Interested parties may inspect the exterior at any reasonable time, though must have consideration for the privacy of neighbours when viewing.


Further information regarding Title Deeds, Articles of Roup, and any Special Conditions of Sale will be available, strictly by request, from the Seller’s Solicitors: Anderson Strathern LLP, Laura Flounders. Email: auctionlots@andersonstrathern.co.uk Tel: 0131 270 5371.

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