Lickleyhead Castle sits in a sheltered position below the hills of Bennachie and is approached from a long drive through mature woodland. It has a rich history with the oldest part of the Castle thought to have been built in 1560, beginning as a simple four story rectangular tower. Later, around 1626 the stair tower in the south west corner was added and finally in 1731 the block to the east was constructed. The Castle has remained in with the family of the current owner since 1922.
Adjacent to the Castle is a detached, traditionally constructed cottage with a slate roof. The cottage has a public room, a kitchen and family area, two bathrooms and two bedrooms, one of which is on the first floor. The accommodation extends to about 91.62 m2. There is an integral garage/workshop which adds a further 22.88 m2. There are garden areas to the front and sides with a greenhouse at the rear. A chipped area at the front allows for parking vehicles. The property has oil fired central heating on the ground floor.
The grounds extend to about 10.7 acres (4.33 ha) which are divided between the walled garden, parkland and amenity woodland.
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Lickleyhead Castle is within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen airport which is 23 miles to the south east. This area between the Dee and Don valleys is one of contrasts between mixed farming systems, woodlands and open hill.
The village of Premnay where there is a local primary school. Secondary schooling is duel zoned for Huntly and Inverurie Academy. Premnay has a local pub. The nearby village of Insch is served by Insch railway station where there are regular train services to Aberdeen and Inverness. Insch has a health centre and a community centre. There is a small selection of general and specialist shops, and a post office. There is an 18-hole golf course and a bowling green.
Alford is the nearest principal town and provides a wide range of amenities including a variety of shopping facilities, a primary school, a new secondary school incorporating leisure facilities and library, health centre, dry ski slope, 18 hole golf course, two museums and regular public transport to and from Aberdeens city centre.
The range of amenities available in the area is considerable with a number of golf courses, hill-walking, cycling, climbing and skiing at the Lecht and Glenshee.
Aberdeen is an educational centre boasting two universities and further educational colleges and research institutes. There are a number of private schools in Aberdeen including Robert Gordons, Albyn and St Margarets. The theatre, music hall and art galleries are renowned.