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Why people love living in Blackdog

28th Sep, 2022

Located on the periphery of Aberdeen city and shire, overlooking miles of stunning coastline, the peaceful hamlet of Blackdog truly offers a beautiful setting to call home. With tranquil surroundings, yet within striking distance of Aberdeen city centre and the AWPR, this is a unique location for homebuyers to avail of.

Our Strabathie Village development in Blackdog offers an impressive range of luxury 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes to cater for all needs and preferences.

We have shared the top reasons why customers love this location to help you imagine what it could be like living here…

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A beautiful beach on the doorstep

With an enviable position along the striking Aberdeenshire coastline between Bridge of Don and Balmedie, Strabathie Village benefits from a peaceful and picturesque setting, with a pretty beach right on the doorstep.

The beach offers a tranquil place, whether you’re a couple, a family with little ones - or a dog owner! Here you can enjoy the fresh sea air, take leisurely strolls, and escape from the stresses of everyday life.

For those who love exploring the outdoors, Blackdog is also within striking distance to further stunning beaches at Balmedie, Aberdeen and the much loved Newburgh - home to a 400 strong colony of seals! Heading into Bridge of Don, you’ll find Scotstown Moor, a beautiful nature reserve with a fantastic dedicated walking route - another popular choice with local dog walkers.

Easy access to Aberdeen and beyond

Although the location of Strabathie Village allows you to enjoy all the benefits of coastal living, it also offers great connectivity. Its position on the periphery of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire offers an ideal base - and pleasantly surprises many of our customers hoping to enjoy the best of both worlds.

Aberdeen city centre is a brief 12 minute drive away, and Bridge of Don just a few minutes from the development, meaning Blackdog is an ideal location for professionals or those who enjoy living close to all that the city has to offer in terms of amenities and entertainment.

Strabathie Village is also situated near the excellent AWPR, which is an added bonus in terms of connectivity. This provides residents with easy access to further afield - whether it’s for work or leisure!

Photo via: M&S Bridge of Don Foodhall (source: Facebook)

Photo via: M&S Bridge of Don Foodhall (source: Facebook)

An array of nearby amenities

Strabathie Village is also close to the nearby towns of Balmedie, Newburgh and Ellon to offer residents plenty of amenities within easy reach, from shops and restaurants, to golf courses and so much more.

The Bridge of Don Retail Park is just a short drive from the development, and hosts a variety of shops for everyday convenience. From the Marks & Spencer Food Hall, Home Bargains and B&Q, to Pets at Home and the Costa Coffee with a drive-through, this is a real perk for locals.

Heading further into Bridge of Don, you’ll find additional retail, such as an Asda store and Tesco Extra, with the latter benefiting from a Subway, Holland and Barrett, Indigo Sun.

As well as the array of hospitality venues on offer in Aberdeen city centre, Blackdog is also within close proximity to the Mill of Mundurno, The Cock & Bull and Mains of Scotstown, three popular bars/restaurants with the local community. The town is also serviced by excellent takeaways, including Sea Salt and Sole in the nearby Bridge of Don - perfect for when you fancy a night off from cooking!

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A friendly, close-knit community

One of the many reasons people love moving to a more rural setting is the strong sense of community it brings. Our original development at Blackdog - Scoter Gardens - has now matured and looks fantastic, and as Strabathie Village neighbours this development, it’s the perfect opportunity to be part of a flourishing community and immerse yourself in the friendly, welcoming atmosphere that an established neighbourhood has to offer.

The hamlet of Blackdog is home to a family-run nursery, located just a few minutes walk from our development - and nearby schools include Balmedie and Scotstown Primary schools, Bridge of Don and Oldmachar Academy. In the summertime, the local residents hold a gala which is a great opportunity for the adults to meet new acquaintances, while enabling the local children to form new friendships!

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