House for sale

Balmedie Home Farm Buildings, Belhelvie, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire

Offers Over £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • East wing of traditional steading
  • Planning permission for conversion
  • Modern farm buildings
  • 30.6 Acres
  • Lot 2 of the Balmedie Farm sale

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

Lot 2: Balmedie Home Farm Buildings
About 30.6 acres (12.4 ha)
Offers over £250,000

The modern and traditional buildings have provided a useful base for the working farm with accommodation for cattle, sheep, goats etc. However the buildings also have potential for conversion to residential and planning permission.

Full planning permission has been granted to form 2 new dwelling houses (Ref: APP/2010/3634) dated 4th September 2012. Note that part of this planning approval relates to the west wing which is included with Lot 1 so 1 proposed house in the east wing is with Lot 2 comprising kitchen/lounge, dining room, 4 bedrooms and garage.

Traditional buildings:
• Cattle court pt 10m x 6.8m (Side fee pass)
• Turnip shed 6.8m x 5.2m
• Stable 6.2m x 5.3m
• Calving pens 10m x 5.4m (loft over)
Modern buildings:
• Cattle court 18m x 8.8m (Built 1989, steel frame, block walls, straw bedded)
• Hay shed 18m x 9.3m (Built 2006, steel frame, hard-core floor)
• Covered silage pit 17.8m x 6.1m (timber frame, block walls, tin clad)
• Infill cattle court 17m x 9.4m (steel truss, block walls)

Land
The field behind the steading (No. 13) is currently in grass and is included in this lot.

A track connects the farm buildings to field 7 and a bridge crosses the Burn of Eigie to field 7 which is permanent pasture. This field creates the effect of a secluded valley.

It might be possible to recreate an old farm access between the farm buildings and the B977 so that Lot 2 would have its own private approach.

At the top of field 7 is a small area of broadleaved woodland and a telecoms mast. The mast site is let at a rent of £4,500 per annum.

Balmedie Farm sits to the east of the village of Belhelvie in a very private valley with the Eigie burn flowing through the farm, giving the property a very attractive core.

Balmedie is principally a stock farm and generally has a south easterly aspect.

The land rises from 56 metres to 85 metres above sea-level and most of the land is classified 3(2) by the Hutton Institute land classification maps.

Also for sale:
Lot 1: Balmedie Farm
About 43 acres (17.4 ha)
Offers over £500,000

The traditional farmhouse built of stone under a slate roof is approached from the west down a shared private farm drive. There is a gate and gravel drive to the front of the house.

The front door is approached through a sun room and an attractive central hallway has doors off to the ground floor rooms as shown on the floor plans. The sitting room has a wood stove in the fireplace whilst the kitchen has an oil-fired Aga. Stairs lead to 3 bedrooms on the first floor. There is a useful back hall with bathroom, shower and utility room and two adjacent storage rooms off the house.

Outside
There is front garden to the south of the house and a larger garden behind with a mixture of shrubs and an area of lawn. Behind the house is a traditional farm steading and the west wing is to be included with Lot 1. These buildings are built of granite under a slate roof and comprise:

• Byre 9.1m x 4.4m
• Mill room 8.3m x 5.3m (with loft over and solar panels on roof)
• Store 7.1m x 5.28m
• Workshop 5.3m x 2.8m
• Bothy 5.2m x 4.2m (pine lined)
• Wood shed/Garage 7.2m x 6.3m (timber frame/tin clad)
• Cattle court pt 10m x 6.8m

Included in Lot 1 is the former water mill and mill lade which the sellers recall working pre-1950.

Land
Included in Lot 1 are 3 fields to the south of the farmhouse. These fields are ploughable but are currently classified as permanent grass. An attractive hedge divides fields 8 & 12, whilst the Burn of Eigie runs along the eastern edge.

Planning
Full planning permission was granted (Ref: APP/2010/3634) for 1 house in the traditional buildings comprising kitchen, sitting/dining area, utility, 4 bedrooms, garage.

Lot 3: Four fields
About 46.3 acres (18.77 ha)
Offers over £200,000

Access is direct off the B9777. The fields are currently sown with spring barley and oats. The realigned A90 cuts a strip off these fields on the eastern edge. Two of the fields have watering points from the burn.

Lot 4: Three fields and a wood
UNDER OFFER

Government Bodies
Aberdeenshire Council
Formartine Area
45 Bridge Street
Ellon AB41 9AA

AFRC/RPID
Thainstone Court
Thainstone
Inverurie
AB51 5 AX
01467 626300

Basic Payment Scheme
The seller registered and claimed in 2015 and 2016 and will retain the 2016 payment.
The BPS will be included in the sale and apportioned to each lot based on the cropping areas.
There are no Agri-Environment schemes operating.

Ingoing Valuations
May be payable on the arable crops dependent on date of entry.

Minerals & Sportings
In so far as they are owned they are included in the sale.

Dyce 6 miles, Aberdeen 8 miles, Ellon 10 miles

The farm is about 2 miles inland; the Trump International golf course is about 2 miles and of course the iconic Balmedie beach. The farm is divided by the B977, but once the AWPR is open this will become a very quiet back road.

This is an area of open countryside with distant views to Aberdeen and the sea. Belhelvie is a small village with a population of circa 360 and about 50 houses. It is within the Mid Formartine electoral ward and the constituency of Gordon. The nearest primary school is in Balmedie, whilst it is zoned for Ellon Academy for secondary schooling. The average download speed in the village is 49 Mbps.

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08 June 2016

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  • Dyce (5.1 mi)
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