Home Report Stonehaven
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Stonehaven area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Stonehaven, and the wider Aberdeenshire council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Stonehaven
Stonehaven is a harbour town in Aberdeenshire roughly 15 miles south of Aberdeen. The town has approximately 12,000 residents and lies on Scotland’s northeast coast in a natural bay. It comes as no surprise then to learn that Stonehaven had originally grown as a fishing village, with the natural bay offering shelter to moor and launch from. In the 19th century, the bay was improved by engineers and fishing was one of the significant industries of the town with some 15 million fish being caught annually around the late 19th/early 20th centuries though this has since diminished significantly. The Carron Water and Cowie Water also run through the town.
Stonehaven today though is primarily an affluent commuter town for residents working in Aberdeen. Luckily for residents today, the town lies on all the main roads – the A90 and A92 – and rail routes – from Stonehaven to Aberdeen – which allows for easy and speedy travel into Aberdeen. As such, the town has benefitted from the oil wealth in the last several decades, with many middle-class residential developments and amenities popping up. This is driven by increasing demand from people who wish to move to the town. More than likely, this is due to the desire to live out with the city of Aberdeen, but be within easy reach, yet still enjoying a ‘country’ feeling. It has to be said also that Stonehaven has a character and charm of its own which also helps to keep demand high.
In terms of things to do in the town, Stonehaven has the usual array of chains as well as many independent stores and retailers. The harbour is still active and is busy with many private sailing yachts and boats. Dotted around the harbour and promenade area there are some excellent local eateries. Just a bit further along the seafront is a heated open-air swimming pool which is very popular with locals. For golfers, Stonehaven Golf Club is well regarded, and many go to play there for the dramatic scenery available on every hole. High on the cliffs two miles south is Dunnottar castle, perched on a jutting piece of land extending into the sea and waves. The castle has quite a history and is a popular local landmark.
Stonehaven cannot be discussed without mentioning the New Year’s Eve parties and the associated ancient fireball ceremony. People literally walk in a spectacular procession swinging blazing fireballs above their heads, until they reach the harbour where they chuck the blazing fireballs in. In times past it was done to ward off evil spirits, but nowadays it is done for the enjoyment and spectacle and to bring in the New Year.
In terms of local education, there are three primary schools in Stonehaven. Arduthie Primary, Dunnottar Primary and Mill O’ Forest Primary School all of which feed into Mackie Academy, the local secondary school. There is also a special education school named Carronhill in the town.
As of January 2023, the average price for a residential property in Stonehaven stood at £270,757. However, the average price for a detached property is higher at £328,102, for semi-detached £207,080, for terraced £277,155 and for flats £155,350.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Stonehaven and wider Aberdeenshire area property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Stonehaven or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Aberdeen at 35 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4ZN. We cover all properties across this area including postcode areas AB10, AB 11, AB12, AB13, AB14, AB15, AB16, AB21, AB22, AB23, AB24, AB25, AB31, AB32, AB33, AB34, AB35, AB36, AB39, AB51, AB52 and AB54. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
Aberdeen Office Details
35 Queens Road, Aberdeen, AB15 4ZN
Tel: 01224 202800
Monday – Thursday: 8.45am to 5.30pm
Friday: 8.45am to 5pm
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