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Croftend, Clatt, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52

Under Offer 143.6 ac. | £650,000

Property Description

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  • 143.6 acres (58.1 hectares)

Key features

  • Secluded farm
  • Traditional farmhouse
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Range of modern & traditional farm buildings
  • Around 143.61 acres of land
  • Renowned farming area

Full description

SITUATION
Croftend is situated in prime agricultural country in Aberdeenshire with relatively stone-free land, being capable of producing a wide range of cereals in addition to being excellent grazing land. The farmhouse sits in an attractive position enjoying far reaching views to the south west. The farm buildings comprise a useful range of portal frame and traditional structures.

In the middle ages, the village of Insch was home to a colony of Flemish merchants. Local shops and services include a Butcher, a small selection of general and specialist shops, and a Post Office. The village has a nursery and primary school and for secondary education pupils usually attend the Gordons School at Huntly or Inverurie Academy. There are Church of Scotland and Scottish Episcopal churches and a hotel in the centre of the village, in addition to a health centre, part time fire station, community centre and children's play park. In addition there is a golf club situated on the slopes of Dunnideer. The Village is served by Insch railway station and has regular bus services to Huntly and Inverurie, with connections to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Huntly is the historic home to the Gordon Highlanders Regiment and boast a primary school (Gordon Primary) and secondary (The Gordons Schools) beside the historic Huntly Castle. The area is well known for its sportings having prolific salmon and trout fishing on the rivers Deveron and Bogey with other outdoor activities including golf, Nordic skiing in the Clashindarroch forest, hillwalking, mountain biking and rugby. The local football team, Huntly FC, plays in the Highland League. The town has a wide range of agricultural suppliers in addition to the United Auctions livestock centre.

Aberdeen is 30 miles distant, and has a wide range of shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions which one would expect from the oil capital of Europe. Private education is available in the City which also has 2 universities. Aberdeen International Airport offers regular domestic and European flights, in addition to which there is a train station with regular services to both north and south, and overnight sleeper service to London.

DESCRIPTION
Croftend is situated in Aberdeenshire in an area well known for its productive and fertile farmland.

The farm extends to 56.92 hectares (140.65 acres) being ring fenced.

The land is classified as LFA, the majority of being Grade 3(2), according to the James Hutton Institute, with high yields of spring crops and grass being often obtained.

The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 200 and 220 metres above sea level.

Croftend Farmhouse

Croftend farmhouse is a traditional one and a half storey stone and slate built farmhouse under a wet harl finish. Double glazed units are fitted throughout with oil fired central heating being installed. The house sits in an attractive position, opposite the farm buildings.

The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Lounge, Kitchen, fitted with a Stanley range, Bedroom with en-suite, cellar.
Upstairs: 2 x Double Bedrooms, Bathroom, a further Bedroom up Maid's stair.

The Council Tax Band is E.

The farm buildings comprise a useful range as follows:

Dutch Barn - 18.18m x 12.12m, with 6.06 lean-to, of steel portal frame construction, box profile cladding and roof
Cattle Court - 18.18m x 9.09m, of steel portal frame construction, block walls, profile cladding, asbestos roof, concrete floor. This building is used for a temporary storage of grain at harvest.
Extensive traditional Steading - of stone construction under a slate roof, partially re-clad and box profile cladding.
Workshop - 15.15m x 6.06m, of timber truss construction, tin roof and cladding, block walls, concrete floor.
Various other buildings include a former Chaumer and metal grain bin.

The land extends to 56.92 hectares (140.65 acres) being classified as Grades 3(2). The land is currently farmed in a traditional rotation including spring barley, grass and turnips or kale.

The total area extends to 58.12 hectares ( 143.61 acres), including roads, yards and buildings.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointing with the sole selling agents - CKD Galbraith LLP, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SP. Tel: 01224 860710. Fax: 01224 869023. Email: aberdeen@ckdgalbraith.co.uk

LOCATION
The subjects are situated 5 miles west of Insch and 9 miles south east of Huntly in the county of Aberdeenshire.

DIRECTIONS
Insch is accessed from the B9002. On crossing the railway line take the second exit to the left and follow this road to the T junction. Turn right and follow the road for 3 miles, turning left. Follow the road through Yonderton of Auchlyne and Croftend is found on the left had side. Alternatively, take the A97 from Huntly and thereafter the B9002. At Kennethmont take the turning signposted following the road for 1 mile then turn right. Thereafter, follow the directions through Yonderton of Auchlyne.

EPC Rating = G


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