It is no surprise that The Quay at Newburgh won a number of industry awards when it opened. Built on a traditional quay overlooking the picturesque Ythan Estuary, the development enjoys a waterside location that is unique in the North-east of Scotland.
The estuary provides a constantly changing backdrop. It is used by windsurfers, canoeists and also is home to colonies of ducks, marine birds and seals. Directly across the estuary is the Forvie National Nature Reserve, with its outstanding environment of sand dunes.
Yet, despite this idyllic location, The Quay is just ten miles from Aberdeen and eight miles from Aberdeen International Airport.
Although this attractive development sold out some time ago, exceptional circumstances mean that the original developers, CHAP Homes, find themselves with the Snow Goose show apartment to put back on the market.
The Snow Goose is a large four-bedroom penthouse apartment with choice of two master bedrooms, both with en-suites. It is spacious and luxurious, extending to 162 square metres on two floors. There is even an additional multi-purpose room which could serve as a fifth bedroom.
The spacious kitchen, dining room and lounge enjoy the luxury of a large south-facing balcony looking out over the estuary. This is the perfect place for al-fresco meals in the summer, pre-dinner drinks, or just a place to enjoy the changing scene.
The second floor is reached by a spectacular beech and stainless steel spiral staircase in the corner of the lounge (there is also access from the main stairway). This upper floor is where you will find the fourth bedroom and the multi-purpose room.
A stunning feature on this level is the ‘flyover’ gallery above the lounge, dining room and kitchen. From here you can enjoy a high vantage point from which to look out over Newburgh village, as far as the golf course.
The overall design of The Quay reflects a marine style, with architecture reminiscent of boathouses. There are delightful marine-inspired details like the “shiplap” cladding, timber doors with portholes and timber decking with handrails. In the centre of the small development is a village green, with pathways, landscaping and a dramatic stainless steel arch sculpture.
Attention to detail is plainly evident in the Snow Goose apartment itself. The interior design and on-site dressing was carried out by Susanne Kerley.
The Italian designer kitchen is by Arrital and features real oak veneers and a solid surface worktop. The design theme is lavish and features pink and purple accents. A magnificent crystal-drop light fitting accentuates the beautiful ceiling feature.
The Snow Goose is a great base for those who want to make the best of the great outdoors. The Forvie nature reserve is less than a mile away, with its magnificent dunes and wildlife. No less than 225 species of bird have been recorded, including what is said to be the largest population of eider ducks anywhere in the world.
From Newburgh it is easy to reach the many interesting coastal communities of Aberdeenshire, or you can travel further afield to enjoy the castles and world-famous distilleries across North-east Scotland. For golfers there are more than 20 golf courses nearby – including Newburgh golf club itself and, just five miles from the door, the recently-opened Trump International Golf Links Scotland.
The village of Newburgh offers a thriving community life, with school, shops, and restaurants in the Udny Arms Hotel and the Newburgh Golf Club clubhouse.
CHAP Homes are including all fixtures and fittings of the Snow Goose show apartment in the sale, right down to the cutlery and toiletries. The asking price for the show home was £449,000, but due to the unusual circumstances of the property having come back to Chap after The Quay has sold out, the company says they will consider all reasonable offers.