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Land and Woodland at Letterfourie, Buckie, Banffshire, AB55 5JP
- 265.56 acres in 4 lots
- 170.2 acres arable
- 11.32 ac woodland grazing
- 84.04 acres woodland
- Prices from Â£135,000
Letterfourie is situated some 3 miles south of the Moray Firth coastline. The area is renowned for its attractive scenery and for its mild coastal climate and low rainfall.
There are primary and secondary schools in Buckie, together with a good range of local shopping. Private schooling is available at Gordonstoun and also at Rose Abbey School in Elgin (for 2-8 year olds). There are railway stations at Huntly and Keith.
The area has excellent communications. Both Aberdeen and Inverness are reached by the A96. Both cities have airports and offer an excellent range of shopping and leisure facilities. Elgin has extensive shopping and business facilities. The area is famed for its sporting activities. Salmon and sea trout fishing can be taken on the nearby Rivers Spey and Deveron. Sea fishing is available at Buckie and there are also trips to see the dolphins in the Moray Firth. There are golf courses at Cullen, Banff (Duff House Royal), Spey Bay, Buckie (Buckpool and Strathlene), Garmouth and Macduff (Royal Tarlair). As well as coastal walks the coast offers sailing and pleasant sandy beaches. Local attractions include Duff House (architect William Adam) at Banff, which is part of the National Galleries of Scotland, the Whisky Trail, the Speyside Way and the Buckie District Fishing Heritage Centre. Local annual festivals include Speyfest, the Portsoy Boat Festival, and the North East Open Studios Event.
These lands form part of the Letterfourie Estate which is available in up to 5 lots, including Letterfourie House, which is a fine Adam house with 41.93 acres of garden, policies and woods.
The agricultural land and woodland is available in 4 lots.
The organic fields at Letterfourie are classified as Class 3(2) by the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research. As such they are capable of producing good yields of cereals. Latterly the land has been run on an organic basis with grass for the flock of Soay sheep. Cropping has in the past been let on a seasonal basis to an organic farmer, including for potatoes and carrots. The land rises in height from 90 m to 195 m (295'-620') above sea level. Being close to the coast this part of Scotland is renowned for its productive farmland due to the mild coastal climate.
Letterfourie Estate has policy woods and commercial plantings. Providing amenity, shelter and privacy these facilitate shooting currently let on an annual basis. Many of the woods were planted in the 1960s and include Sitka and Norway Spruce, Douglas Fir and areas of aspen.
Within the woods is Craighead Well, which might supply the nearby house site, a mineral well and a former ice house.
The land is available for sale as under:
Lot 2 Land at Letterfourie (south)
49.87 acres including 49.35 acres arable, 0.52 acres grazing/woodland grazing.
Offers over Â£200,000
Lot 3 Land at Letterfourie (west)
49.74 acres arable
Offers over Â£190,000
Lot 4 Land at Letterfourie (east)
75.84 acres including 71.12 acres arable, 3.21 acres grazing/woodland grazing, 1.51 acres woods.
Offers over Â£280,000
Lot 5 Letterfourie Woods
90.22 acres including 7.59 acres woodland grazing and 82.63 acres woods.
Offers over Â£135,000
A lotting plan and revised area schedule are listed under plans/floor plans.
The sellers may be prepared to include Single Farm Payment Entitlements in addition (apportioned if sold in lots). Before deductions these are:
74.45 entitlements @ 297.97 Euros
6.45 entitlements @342.21 Euros
Letterfourie Estate participates in the Organic Aid Scheme.
Land Management Options have been entered into in respect of management of dykes, ditches and vernacular buildings.
If coming from Aberdeen take the A96 north to Keith. Proceed through Keith and after 1.5 miles turn right onto the B9016, signposted to Buckie. After some 6.5 miles turn right onto the A98, again signposted for Buckie. Continue for 2.6 miles and then turn right, signposted Drybridge, opposite the A942 turning for Buckie. Continue on this road for 1.4 miles and the turning into Letterfourie will be seen on the right.
If coming from Inverness take the A96 through Elgin to Fochabers and then take the A98. After some 7 miles turn right, signposted Drybridge, opposite the A942 turning for Buckie, and proceed as above.