Coastal living is a dream right out of the movies. But why only dream when making it happen only takes the perfect location to tick all the boxes? Even better! Let us tell you where and tick all the boxes for you. Stonehaven sounds just right because haven is in its name. It is the home of the deep-fried Mars bar and the scrummiest fish and chips on the Aberdeenshire coast. We think we are spoiling you already. Thanks to Stonehaven developments, you, too, can move here.
What’s so unique about Stonehaven?
The Midwinter Hogmanay is one of a kind. As 31st December approaches midnight, residents take to the streets swirling giant fireballs to burn off the bad spirits of the old year. But, if you are not into all that, never mind; there’s plenty more that makes Stonehaven special.
Stonehaven dates back to the 16th century when it was a quaint fishing village. Today, it still retains its charm as a working harbour town. Located on a crescent-shaped bay sheltered by hills, it is only 15 miles south of Aberdeen. Now you know why Stonehaven developments are prime coastal town properties.
The coastal walks alone will keep you happy. The beaches are just what the artists would paint on postcards. And, if you are mad about the sea, the yacht club and sea angling facilities will keep you entertained for days on end.
The ruins of the Dunnottar castle on the cliffs remind everyone of the once-dramatic history when it held out against Cromwell’s army for eight months and saved the Scottish Crown Jewels. Trips to the castle will be one of your favourite past-time activities, we guarantee. And, the views will keep you there for hours, so pack a picnic.
Did you know that Stonehaven has the largest mainland seabird colony on the east coast of Scotland? RSPB Fowlsheugh has spectacular seaside cliffs, where you can see 130,000 breeding seabirds in the spring and summer. Puffins, seals, dolphins, and minke whales also hang about the waters.
Schools in and around Stonehaven
A wide selection of schools from nursery to higher education attracts families to Stonehaven developments. Croft Nurseries, Simpson Playhouse, Dunnottar Primary, Arduthie Primary School, and Mill O’ Forest Primary School have good rankings.
Secondary school options are also excellent. The Mackie Academy, Mearns Academy, and Ellon Academy are popular schools.
The local SEN school, Carronhill School, offers high-quality education for students aged between 5 and 18 a high-quality education. The Bachlaw Centre accepts referrals for pupils with learning difficulties aged between 8 and 15.
For higher education, the nearby Aberdeen College, Dundee and Angus College, University of Aberdeen, and Robert Gordon University offer a range of courses to pursue various career paths.
The weekly farmer’s market is the place to go for the freshest local produce. The many independent shops in the town centre cater to all your needs from clothing to homeware to gifts.
There is an excellent choice of cafes, pubs, and restaurants in Stonehaven. We are mentioning only a few, but you will discover loads more when you are here. Aunt Betty’s ice cream parlour, The Carron Fish Bar, The Bay Fish and Chips, The Tolbooth Seafood Restaurant, Market Bar, The Ship Inn, and The Trouper’s Bar will have you frequenting them gleefully.
The Olympic-sized heated open-air swimming pool has clean seawater at 29C, sheltered sun terraces, a paddling pool for under 8s, and midnight swimming opportunities.
Stonehaven has its own train station located within the town centre. It is on the Dundee-Aberdeen line. Aberdeen is only 20 minutes away. A direct train service takes you to Edinburgh in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Travelling within the town is made fun and easy. The land train may sound like a novelty but takes you across town. Kids will never be bored.
The nearby A90 bypass makes the town easily accessible by car. The Aberdeen Airport is only a 30-minute drive away. The local bus service has a scenic seaside route; you will not have time to stare at your phone. It is a town well-placed for convenient daily commuting.
Stonehaven developments are your opportunity to buy premium homes with higher EPC ratings. For families, it is the chance to purchase a home with space for children to grow in and play. A sense of community, beautiful surroundings, and safety of Stonehaven will make your investment one that you will be thankful for.
The perks of living in Stonehaven are plenty. Property values in the area are growing due to the very same reasons. You can own a multi-storey 4-bedroom home with a spacious garden with all the benefits of living in an idyllic coastal town. GS Brown developments and future developments in Stonehaven offer energy efficiency, elegance, and comfort. View our specifications to learn more about expert construction, quality interiors, and stylish finishes. Does Stonehaven sound like a place you would move to?