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Turriff Care Home sells in private deal ahead of auction deadline

By Kirsty Brown

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A former care home in Turriff, which has sat vacant since 2015, has sold in a private deal.

Grampian Online reported that the property, situated on Woodlands Crescent, was back on the market for the third time in 18 months and was due to go under the hammer next week.

The listing has now been updated to show that the 45-bed property has now been sold in advance of the auction "for an undisclosed amount".

The former Turriff Care Home has sat vacant for years.
The former Turriff Care Home has sat vacant for years.

Turriff Care Home was closed by Four Seasons Health Care in 2015 as a result of financial issues and a damning report on staff retention.

At the time of the closure it was reportedly home to around 30 residents, although had capacity for more than 50, who were all rehomed to other care homes with many being forced to move outwith Turriff which caused much upset to residents, their families and the wider community.

Since then the vacant property has been a talking point in the town as it has proven susceptible to vandalism and the grounds quickly became overgrown and unsightly.

There was a glimmer of hope last year when it became public knowledge that the property had been purchased by Durham-based Turiff Properties, who reached out to the community to ask for ideas of how they would like to see the property utilised and received a great outpouring of support.

Unfortunately the building was back up for auction just weeks later.

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