Living at The Gardens at Crathes

Crathes, Royal Deeside

Local Area

The Location

The Gardens at Crathes is located just south of the affluent, picturesque village of Crathes, nestled amidst scenic Aberdeenshire woodland close to the majestic River Dee. As you explore your new home you can enjoy fantastic views of the hills along the Dee valley and into the Cairngorms mountain range. Within this area of sublime natural beauty you’ll find a variety of countryside walks, cycle tracks and nature trails.

The town of Crathes has everything you could want from a new community. This picturesque town centre is home to an abundance of local amenities like cafés, restaurants, boutique shops and award winning schools in the nearby vicinity, which makes this highly sought after town ideal for growing families.

Living Life

At The Gardens you have the opportunity to achieve your aspirations and become part of a new, vibrant community which combines all the benefits of living in the tranquil countryside with the convenience of having all the local amenities your family needs on your doorstep.

Stewart Milne Homes’ award winning team of designers have created The Gardens at Crathes to compliment the exceptional surrounding landscape. The tree-lined avenue which leads to an informal network of footpaths, provides you with access to the development’s new woodland as well as the nearby historic Deeside railway walk. At the heart of The Gardens lies an adventure play area and a village green which will help you to develop strong roots within your community.

Active families will love spending long, sunny days exploring the woodland walks and cycle tracks that are abundant in the surrounding countryside. From your home you will be just five minutes away from the famous Royal Deeside walk. Within this historic area there’s a variety of areas of interest such as the majestic Crathes Castle that are just waiting for you to discover.

Within Crathes you’ll find a variety of local amenities on your doorstep. Whether you choose to take the short walk into Crathes town centre or travel to the nearby popular town of Banchory, you’ll find a bustling town centre that’s full of boutique shops, relaxing cafés, atmospheric restaurants, convenient supermarkets and trendy bars.

The strong sense of community in Crathes is boosted by the town’s weekly program of events which run from the local village hall. When you move into your new home in The Garden you’ll love becoming part of this active, welcoming community.


The Gardens at Crathes is ideal for growing families as it’s catered for by Crathes Primary School. Once your family graduates onto high school, they will move to one of the best schools in Aberdeenshire, the award-winning Banchory Academy.

Travel Links

Living here gives you easy access to the A90 providing links to Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond, while Aberdeen is just 16 miles away. Aberdeen airport is just 19 miles away.

Around and about

  • You can walk from your front door onto the  historic Deeside railway walk, connecting you to abundant woodland walks, nature trails and cycle tracks in the surrounding countryside.
  • The Aberdeen is only a half hour drive away from Crathes. Enjoy shopping, dining, nightlife and leisure activities.
  • 16th century Crathes Castle offers an enchanted setting for a woodland walk and with a café, adventure playground for the children and Go Ape High Ropes.
  • The Gardens at Crathes is just short distance from the affluent town of Banchory, with restaurants, boutiques and cafes.
  • The pretty harbour town of Stonehaven with its famous harbour is just 23 minute drive.
  • Scolty Hill - monument at the top - mountain biking, running.
  • Popular with locals, Milton Brasserie is highly regarded restaurant situated in the heart of Milton of Crathes, famous for its Sunday lunches and freshly baked morning scones and coffee. Within 10 minutes’ walk of the Gardens at Crathes, set right on the bank of the River Dee.
  • The courtyard at the Milton also contains an Art Gallery, shop and playpark.

Neighbourhood Address

The Gardens at Crathes
Crathes, Royal Deeside
AB31 5JD

Opening Hours
Thursday to Monday, 11am to 5:30pm
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0845 009 2963

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