The home of the man who first bred Aberdeen Angus cattle is now up for sale in Scotland

Elegantly presented with divine gardens and paddocks, Tillyfour House is a compelling Georgian property that is sure to appeal to the masses.

These days you don’t have to travel far in London to find an Aberdeen Angus steak, hamburger or whatever. However, as early as 1820, the breed did not exist until William McCombie, owner of the Tillifur household, decided to cross his Angus Doddies with Aberdeen Hummlies and create the famous breed that we now love.

Tillyfour House is now up for sale through Savills for over £875,000.

Along with stories that will bore your guests (“Did you know that the West Wing was added in 1867 for the visit of Queen Victoria?”, you can tell while sitting in the living room of the West Wing), the elegant Georgian property also has six bedrooms and is finished to a high standard, giving the feel of a farmhouse but with all the modern conveniences.

The surrounding gardens absolutely steal the show, with well-planted borders, walkways, lawns surrounded by mature woodland, providing the owners with all the privacy and privacy they could wish for.

Tillifur House is located in the country town of Alford. Situated between the Cairngorms National Park and the city of Aberdeen, Alford is surrounded by beautiful countryside while Aberdeen is easily accessible within a 45 minute drive.

The River Don runs just to the north (where you can fish for salmon and trout), and the surrounding hills of Bennachi and Corin offer plenty of lovely walks.

The growing city has everything you could possibly need for everyday life: doctors’ offices, shops, a primary and secondary school, and even a dry ski slope.

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The surrounding fertile farmland is famous for its award-winning livestock and crops (bonus points if you love steaks), and there are many excellent whiskey distilleries in the region. Golf courses, several museums, country sports, and access to the Cairngorms National Park mean there’s plenty to do here.

Tillyfour House is currently for sale through Savills with offers of over £875,000 – see more photos or ask. with agents for more information.

A huge medieval mansion in Kent and a hopelessly romantic house in Buckinghamshire are included in our review.

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