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5 reasons why you should call Durris home

These days, many people are swapping city living for a life in the countryside. But what is so desirable about moving to the shire?

14 miles south-west of Aberdeen you’ll find the lovely town of Durris, and we’ve spoken with local residents to find out why they opted for the countryside and the top reasons why they love to call Durris their home.


  1. Family living

There’s no better feeling than spending quality time with your family, and the countryside makes this even better. After a long day at work, a perfect way to wind down is to escape out into the fresh air with the family – whether it’s to go for a walk, play in the garden or even cycle around the local countryside. And these memories around your family home will last a lifetime.

  1. The perfect location 

With the city less than a 30-minute drive away, and the business hubs of the North East just as close, you don’t have to worry about enduring a long commute to work or the town centre, but can still enjoy living in the peaceful and beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside.

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is due to be completed in the coming year which will make travelling much easier, and living in Durris means you have a beautiful drive to work each day, which is an added bonus!

Being that little further inland also has the benefit of having better weather with temperatures typically warmer – perfect if you’re an outdoors person or love sitting out in the sun!

  1. Country lifestyle

Picture yourself waking up on a sunny morning, with the sound of birds chirping outside and the breeze rustling the leaves on the trees. This sounds better than the sound of cars driving past, doesn’t it?

Living in Durris also means that there are stunning and scenic walks right on your doorstep, and the sense of community is often much stronger when you live in a small town like this. It definitely has a more homely feeling.

  1. More for your money

Sometimes living a little out the city centre gives you more for your money. You can get a bigger garden, that extra bedroom you’ve always wished for, more room for family and friends and maybe even a garage – all for the same price as a home in the city centre.

  1. Plenty to see and do

Being situated in the heart of the countryside gives you endless opportunities of things to do around the area. Walking, running, cycling, wildlife spotting, climbing, fishing, canoeing and visiting some of the area’s historical sights to name a few.

Aberdeen is close enough that you can still enjoy its shops, cinemas and leisure facilities, and Banchory is only a 10-minute drive away and has a supermarket, swimming pool, shops, restaurants and bars for you to benefit from. 

If this sounds like the lifestyle you want to live with your family, Kirkwood Homes has launched its Woodlands of Durris development in the town, with a selection of 20 luxury four and five bedroom homes for sale. There are a number of incentives available to help you make it a reality, including assured sale, LBTT paid, personalisation packages and part exchange.

Woodlands of Durris

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