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The Old Bothy
Dufftown, AB55 4BX

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Guide Price


Key Features

  • Development opportunity
  • Approximately 1 acare
  • Panoramic hillside views
  • Had previous planning permission
  • Old bothy and generator shed

Full Details

A rare development opportunity in a beautiful rural setting. An interesting plot of land extending to approximately 1 acre with a one room bothy in a derelict state, set in the local landscape of Glenrinnes.


Plans were drawn up by the current owner, and approved in November 1997, though this has expired over the passage of time. Planning approval reference number 97/01294/FUL.

The site sits comfortably in the local landscape, to the west of Dufftown heading towards Glenlivet. Set in a beautiful unspoilt landscape and superb, uninterrupted views to Ben Rinnes & Meikle Conval.

Directions: From Dufftown, head west on the B9009 for approximately 2.6 miles. Turn sharp left and follow the tarred road for 0.3 miles. The access gate to the old Bothy at Balliemore is off the left hand bend on your right.

Access: Currently is on foot with no visible path across the Balliemore burn. You will then see the corrugated iron shed for the old generator and the remailing walls of the old Bothy.

The current owner received permission via the acting land agents in 1996 to source a private water supply from Jocks Hill to the south of the site. Electricity, the owner had the notion of a water generator on the site in Balliemore Burn. Alternatively, there is an electricity line running alongside the Dullan water at the bottom of the valley.
Please note, any outlays and costs, incurred or associated with planning and servicing requirements would be the responsibility of the prospective purchasers.

Viewing: Unrestricted viewing is available, though any viewer must be aware there is no defined pathway beyond the access gate. It would be appreciated, if prospective purchasers consider neighbouring countryside and land and that the gate to the site be closed on leaving.

The site be signposted by Miller Stewart Estate Agency Network Signs from the B9009

For further details or to discuss your specific requirements, or accompanied viewing with no obligation - please contact: Harry Fordyce on 01343 642042
Direct mobile 07770 273276, or email:

Area Overview:
The nearby town of Dufftown offers a good range of local shops and amenities which include a Medical Centre, Cottage Hospital, Primary School, Tea Rooms, Hotels and Restaurants.

Whilst approximately six miles away in Aberlour, a secondary school and other various amenities are available. Aberdeen (Dyce) and Inverness (Dalcross) airports are approximately 39 miles and 33 miles away, offering scheduled flights South and Europe.

Elgin & Keith have railway stations offering rail services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and London. The area is a popular part of the Whisky trail and easy access to the Cairngorm National Park. Stunning local scenery and easy access to the Speyside Way.

A search for Dufftown on your web browser will lead you to some very informative and interesting websites for the local area.

Details of the original planning permission available on request. Three of the remaining walls of the Old Bothy still exist and the shed housing the original generator are still in situ.

You can personally undertake to conceive and create a house design to your own specific needs, being mindful of the local authority guidelines and approval process. You can then fully self-build, with architect input and supervision and employ your own trades or have a main contractor turn your dream to a reality.

Should you require an introduction to architectural and building services, with no obligation, we will be happy to assist where possible.


Note 1:
Local Planning Authority
Moray Council
Moray Council Office, High Street, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BX
Contact Centre number: 0300 123 4561

Note 2:
Whilst believed to be correct, these particulars do not and cannot form part of any contract. All sizes are approximate, pictures & boundary lines are for illustration purposes only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves of any planning conditions & requirements prior to commencement of work.

Note 3: Entry: By mutual arrangement.

Note 4:
INTEREST: It is important your solicitor notifies this office of your interest, otherwise the property may be sold without your knowledge.

Note 5:
OFFERS: Formal offers can be submitted
By Fax: 01343 642043

Or by email to:

By post to:
Miller Stewart Estate Agency Network
272 Bath Street Glasgow

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