Cove, once a bustling North Sea fishing village, is today a popular Aberdeen suburb known for its fresh air, open surroundings and breathtaking coastal scenery.
While the fishing industry has declined, you’ll still find a small number of boats landing shellfish. And the village changed with the times too, becoming associated with other industries, including locally-quarried granite, which was exported nationwide.
And though much of the architecture from its past no longer survives, you can still see some fine examples including St Mary’s Episcopal Church, as well as the Loirston coastguard cottages, dating from the 1800s.
Amenities include shops and supermarkets; a health centre and modern library; as well as childcare facilities and nearby post offices.
Pupils from its two primary schools will ultimately attend a new £47million state-of-the-art secondary school, currently under construction, which will also provide community facilities.
Blending a peaceful village community, coastal setting, and close proximity to Aberdeen and its world-class facilities, Cove truly is a great place to live.
You’ll find Charleston alongside the main A956 Wellington Road leading into Aberdeen. Alternatively, the road joins the A90 to the south of the city, giving easy access to Dundee, Glasgow, Edinburgh and the south.
Regular buses connect Cove with the city centre, and nearby Portlethen.
Aberdeen City Centre: 4 miles
Direct trains to London Kings Cross from Aberdeen: 4.2 miles
Coach services to locations across the UK and Europe from Aberdeen Union Square bus station: 4.2 miles
Regular flights to UK and European destinations from Aberdeen International Airport: 11.5 miles