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5 reasons why people are moving to Sauchen, Aberdeenshire

17th Mar, 2023


Enjoying an enviable location within the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, the pretty village of Sauchen certainly offers a serene and tranquil place to call home.

Sauchen neighbours the towns of Westhill, Alford and Inverurie and offers a short commute to the city of Aberdeen. ‘The Brambles’, our charming development within the village, has become increasingly popular in recent months with a range of purchasers - and in this blog, we’ll explain why…

1. A beautiful backdrop to everyday life

Boasting rolling hills, panoramic views and historical landmarks, this location is ideal for those who wish to avail of the very best of countryside living - and really make the most of the impressive surroundings.

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2. Amenities at hand

For young families, finding a location serviced by excellent schools can be a very important factor in deciding where to buy a forever home. One reason why The Brambles development is so popular is due to the fantastic schools in close proximity, such as Cluny Primary School, found just a couple minutes drive from the village - and the excellent Community Campus at Alford for secondary education.

Restaurants can be found in the locality of Echt and Dunecht, while supermarkets, retail, doctor’s surgeries, dental practices, and additional popular eateries are a brief 15 minutes drive away within the neighbouring towns of Westhill, Alford and Inverurie.

Kirkwood customer Sheena Hendry found her family’s dream home in 2021 after falling in love with this part of Aberdeenshire, she said; “The location itself is lovely and nothing is far away. There is a really nice walking route that takes you to the local school, as well as walking and cycling paths to Castle Fraser.”

3. A welcoming community to call home

Another benefit of countryside communities is that small villages benefit from stronger relationships with neighbours which, in turn, helps create a happier, safer and more sociable living environment. Sauchen is no exception, offering a welcoming community where you can enjoy a sense of belonging, which makes it a popular choice for all types of purchaser.

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4. Nearby activities and attractions for the whole family

You can take leisurely strolls through the surrounding countryside or explore country parks, which are also within close proximity. History lovers will certainly enjoy enchanting castle grounds including the 16th century Castle Fraser - or a trip to the extraordinary stone circles, which are some of the best preserved in the country.

For action-packed adventures with the kids, head to Inverurie and discover the popular Skyline Trampoline Park, the Garioch Sports Centre, or you can make the most of the popular dry ski slope at Alford. There’s also fantastic golf courses found within this area, perfect for the seasoned golfer or enthusiast.

5. Unrivalled luxury homes

The charming Brambles development offers a range of versatile homes - each designed to an unmatched, luxury standard. Our passion for premium quality is easily recognisable in our stand-out exterior features .. and our impressive interiors.

One of the most popular homes in this desirable development is The Craig - an outstanding 3 bedroom detached housetype. This superb home offers a lounge, German kitchen with high spec appliances and stone worktops leading to the dining and family area, utility room and an integral garage. Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms with built-in storage, with the master bedroom hosting a deluxe en-suite with a bath and separate shower enclosure and a well-appointed family bathroom.

Extremely popular with upsizers and families, our 5 bedroom detached home ‘The Lomond’ is bright and spacious, with a generously sized German kitchen including quality appliances and stone surfaces, utility room, a formal lounge and integral garage. Upstairs, the family bathroom offers a separate shower enclosure, while the 5 bedrooms come complete with built-in wardrobes - and deluxe ensuites in bedroom 1 and 2.


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