Garden centre in the heart of rural Aberdeenshire comes to market

Summer is here at last, the sun is shining and a sumptuous opportunity is blooming as one of the North East’s most successful garden centres goes on sale following an instruction to DM Hall Chartered Surveyors.

Williamsons Garden and Machinery Centre at Forglen, near Turriff, has been established since January 1999 but already it has become a major attraction not only for day and destination visitors but for garden professionals from the rich rural hinterland.

The one-stop centre is in the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside, just 11 miles south of Banff and close to the heart of Turriff with its 4500 population, excellent schools and bustling town centre.

Established more than nine centuries ago, Turriff is host to the largest annual event to be held in Aberdeenshire, the Turriff Show, which promotes Scotland?s agriculture and food industry. The town is known for its red sandstone houses, its association with the Knights Templar and the first serious bloodshed of the Civil War in 1639 when the Covenanters and the Royalists forces clashed.

Williamsons is one of the major tourist destinations in Turriff with its garden centre selling everything from hardy annuals to seed potatoes and its machinery centre selling the latest in lawn mowers and garden equipment. Its service centre has established an enviable reputation for repeat business.

The centre also boasts a popular restaurant, the 120-cover Country Pantry, which has panoramic views over the surrounding countryside and serves a rich variety of country and local produce from its comprehensively stocked kitchen.

The Tons O’ Fun indoor play centre features indoor climbing frames and obstacle courses and backs onto a children?s go kart pedal racetrack which includes a timber viewing deck for parents.

The garden centre is surrounded by good quality arable land owned by DM Hall’s client. This extends to around 67 acres and there are also two acres of pasture and 5.7 acres of woodland/roads. This can be included in the sale if required, subject to separate negotiation.

Williamsons is an ideal opportunity for a local business person looking to expand his or her interests or for a lifestyle buyer keen to take advantage of the excellent quality of life offered by the Aberdeenshire area.

Offers around ?675,000 are sought for the subjects, with stock available over and above at valuation. There is a five bedroom house and a garage beside the garden centre which are available by separate negotiation if required.

Viewing can be arranged by contacting Suzanne Lawrie on 0131 477 6000 (option 3) or

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