Mains of Rhynie is situated due south of the market town of Huntly in the county of Aberdeenshire in the north east of Scotland. The Strathbogie area lies in land away from the sea protected by the surrounding rolling hills in an area well known for its productive mixed farms. The hinterland around Aberdeen has benefitted much from the oil industry over the last 20 years with a heavy investment in new housing and transport links. However, the rural landscape remains largely unchanged, with the exception of wind turbines which are dotted around the local area, where the focus remains very much on food production.
Mains of Rhynie lies one mile south of the village of Rhynie in a particularly attractive scenic countryside. The local village which boasts a primary school and parish church sits below “Tap o Noth”, a local landmark which rises to 1,848 m of glorious purple in the late summer months. The Correen and Ladder Hills lie further to the south and give rise to the grouse moors of Aberdeenshire. Beyond on Speyside lies the “Distillery Trail” which attracts visitors to the area keen to sample the blend of highland water and Spring Barley for which the area is famed.
The town of Huntly with its historic castle is a busy local centre offering a choice of supermarket, post office, banking and professional services, secondary schooling and swimming pool. Additional leisure facilities are available in both Insch (11 miles) and Alford (12 miles) with golf courses in the immediate vicinity at Huntly and Insch which both also have rail stations providing a regular service to Aberdeen and Inverness. Aberdeen Airport at Dyce (32 miles) offers daily domestic services to some of the major cities in the UK and Europe.
Aberdeen is a vibrant city with its corporate headquarters, universities and colleges and provides all the services expected of a major city. Private schools include Robert Gordon’s College, the Hamilton School, St Margaret’s and The Albyn as well as the newly built International School of Aberdeen. The farm is also well placed for easy access to Gordonstoun (private co-educational) which lies 42 miles to the north west.
Inverurie (22 miles) offers an alternative to Huntly and has a number of individual specialist shops as well as Thainstone Agricultural Centre with its weekly livestock mart. The area is particularly well served by agricultural dealers and support services.
The county of Aberdeenshire offers extensive opportunities for field sports, driven pheasant and partridges, walked up days, grouse shooting and stalking with fishing on the Rivers Dee, Don, Deveron and Ythan. Winter sports enthusiasts can ski at Aviemore and The Lecht when conditions are favourable.
Accessed directly off the A97 is a former commercial quarry from which dressed stone was extracted. Currently used solely as a farm supply of aggregate there is considered to be a large amount of stone suitable for crushing. Alternatively there may be scope to use the deep site for inert waste subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. To the west of the quarry lies a six acre field of grass and an adjoining deciduous wood.
Acreage: 32 Acres
From Aberdeen, take the A96 through Inverurie then follow the B9002 to Insch and continue until the A97. Turn left and follow A97 through the village of Rhynie. The entrance to Mains of Rhynie is on the right after one mile.
Alternatively, from Aberdeen, follow the A944 through Alford turning right onto the A97 at Mossatt. Continue until the farm entrance on the left one mile before the village of Rhynie.
The postcode is AB54 4HX.