Discover our brand new showhome village in Blackdog
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Discover our brand new showhome village in Blackdog

3rd Feb, 2023

We’re delighted to have launched a collection of showhomes at our Strabathie Village development in Blackdog!

The showhome village is the first of its kind across all of our developments, with 3 fantastic showhomes available for you to browse - all in one place. Each of these showhomes enjoy versatile internal layouts, fantastic features and impeccable styling by Thomas Fischer Interiors.

Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting trio of Kirkwood showhomes…


3 versatile housetypes to explore

With 3 different showhomes all in the same location, you can get a feel for the Kirkwood quality, luxury and versatility like never before. The new showhomes at Strabathie Village are the 3+ bedroom detached ‘Birse’, the 3 bedroom detached ‘Potarch’ and the 4 bedroom detached ‘Affric’.

‘The Birse’ is an outstanding housetype which offers flexible living accommodation and a range of impressive features throughout. To one side of the spacious hallway is a stunning triple aspect formal lounge with striking French doors to the rear garden. On the other side you’ll find a sleek kitchen/dining area, leading to a practical utility room with a WC, a single integral garage and further access to the private rear garden.

Upstairs there are 3 beautiful double bedrooms each complete with built-in storage, with the added luxury of an en-suite and walk-in-wardrobe in the master bedroom. ‘The Birse’ also offers a designated home office to accommodate those working from home, which could be utilised as an optional fourth bedroom.


Thoughtfully designed, the 3 bedroom detached ‘Potarch’ offers a generously sized dining kitchen and practical utility room with outdoor access, with a WC and two storage cupboards located in the hallway. The exceptional lounge spans the width of the house, with stylish French doors opening up to the private rear garden and ample space to incorporate a formal dining table.

Upstairs are 3 excellent bedrooms - all benefitting from built-in storage - as well as a deluxe master en-suite, a well-proportioned family bathroom and a practical linen cupboard.


The 4 bedroom 'Affric' is an impressive detached home with a practical layout and ample storage throughout - ideal for upsizers and growing families. The home features an inviting vestibule and hallway, leading to a spacious formal lounge. At the rear of ’The Affric’, you’ll find an open-plan kitchen and dining area with French doors to the private rear garden, with a practical utility room offering further outside access.

Completing the home are 4 double bedrooms on the upper floor - each with spacious built-in wardrobes - as well as an elegant family bathroom featuring a separate bath and shower enclosure and a stunning en-suite in the grand master bedroom.


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Located along the stunning North-east coastline

Located on the periphery of Aberdeen city and shire, the exceptional showhome village is situated within our Strabathie Village development in the peaceful hamlet of Blackdog.

This excellent development is ideally placed next to the picturesque local beach. The idyllic scenery and abundance of nature walks make it hard to believe that the development has excellent connectivity to Aberdeen city - which is only a 12 minute drive away - as well as surrounding towns and those further afield thanks to the close-by AWPR.

Shirley Craig, our Area Sales Manager said: “Strabathie Village is a unique development thanks to its enviable coastal location and stunning views, which certainly evoke a sense of peacefulness as soon as you enter the village. This development enjoys a close proximity to an abundance of shops, golf courses and beaches with the added benefit of being a short drive to Aberdeen city and the airport. A rare find in the North-East and ideal for those who wish to live by the coast, yet remain close to amenities.”


Designed to impress and inspire

Each of these 3 showhomes have been expertly designed by Jay and Ollie at Thomas Fischer Interiors, combining the latest home trends and colours that works in harmony with the superior quality of our homes.

Targeted to the mature family, ‘The Affric’ has a sophisticated design with a beautiful colour scheme throughout. Enjoying a blend of natural colours, blue hues and gold accents, each room encompasses a smart, coastal feel. Jay and Ollie have created a sailing theme in the boy’s room, while in the girl's room they chose a bold blue ceiling which is complemented by neutral and cream decor, tying in nicely with the rest of the home.

Inside ‘The Potarch’, you are immediately struck by its eye-catching aesthetic and beautiful monochromatic design. This stunning showhome seamlessly balances practicality and cosiness - perfect for a couple or young family. The artwork throughout the home is inspired by surfing and the beach, with a bespoke gloss surfboard included in the kid’s room providing a nod to the coastal location.

For ‘The Birse’, Jay and Ollie decided to incorporate the theme of driftwood throughout the space, utilising natural elements such as rattan, wicker and cane, with a predominantly taupe paint colour palette and accents of natural browns and greys. The mix of textures - such as wood, linens and wool - create a beautiful effect throughout the home, with stunning wallpaper mimicking cracked plaster to add rustic charm and a country feel to the home.

How can I arrange a viewing of the showhome village?

You can now visit all three of these brand new showhomes at Strabathie Village. Our friendly Sales Advisor, Michelle, is available for appointments to show you around and answer any questions you have about buying your new Kirkwood home!

Although the showhomes are located within Blackdog, ‘The Potarch’ and ‘The Affric’ are also available to reserve at our Castle Road development in Alford, while ‘The Birse’ is available to reserve at Inchmarlo, Banchory and Strabathie Village. A visit to our beautiful showhome village allows you to appreciate the size and quality these housetypes have to offer, no matter where you choose to call home.

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