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Neglected Turriff Care Home on the market for the third time in 18 months

By Kirsty Brown

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A former care home in Turriff is back on the market once again.

The care home is back on the market for the third time in 18 months.
The care home is back on the market for the third time in 18 months.

Turriff Care Home, situated on Woodlands Crescent, was closed by previous owners 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.

The vacant property has continually been a talking point in the town after it was left susceptible to vandalism and the grounds 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.

There was an outpouring of support for the announcement, with much enthusiasm to see it become a care home or residential facility once again as well as various other community-focussed suggestions.

Unfortunately the building was back up for auction just weeks later on May 6 2021, and the community were left wondering about the outcome.

The building is now listed for auction once again, due to go under the hammer on August 3.

Marketed through Auction House London, a guide price of £195,000 has been set this time around for the 45-bedroom property.

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