Sands of time up for grabs as New Aberdour beach goes on the market

A spectacular piece of history has gone on sale for the first time giving potential buyers a chance to walk in the footsteps of a saint.

New Aberdour beach

A section of New Aberdour beach, near Fraserburgh in Aberdeenshire, has gone on the market for offers over £90,000.

The beautiful stretch of unspoilt shoreline comes complete with golden sands, smooth rounded pebbles, dramatic rocks and even a romantic cave or two to explore.

Steeped in history the beach is believed to have been where St Drostan landed in 580AD before founding a church in the nearby village and a monastery at Old Deer, Aberdeenshire.

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Drostan was one of 12 companions who sailed from Ireland to Scotland around 563 with St Columba. A holy well dedicated to him lies nearby while his bones, said to work miracles on the sick, lie in New Aberdour Church. There is even a feast day, 15 December, named in his honour.

The beach is being sold on behalf of the current owners, who wish to remain anonymous, by property agents Galbraith who are also managing the sale of a Mill Farm Farmhouse, just 400 metres from the beach.

The four-bedroom house, which is situated just outside the 19th century village of New Aberdour and just 46 miles from Aberdeen International Airport, is on the market for offers over £185,000.