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3 bedroom farm for sale

Ballathie Farm, By Murthly, Perthshire, PH1

Offers Over £1,595,000

Property Description

Key features

  • For Sale as a whole or in three lots
  • LOT 1
  • Ballathie Farmhouse - 2 reception Rooms, 3 Bedrooms
  • Grazing ground extending to about 3.36 acres (1.36 ha)
  • LOT 2
  • General purpose shed
  • Cattle court with central feed passage and cattle handling facilities
  • Two outbuildings providing bull pens
  • 62.02 acres Permanent Grass
  • 16.56 acres Temporary grass

Full description

Ballathie Farm lies within a highly fertile and accessible part of Perthshire, close to the villages of Murthly and Stanley. The two villages provide good day-to-day amenities including shop with Post Office, primary schools in both villages, with two churches, coffee shop and hotel also available in Stanley. The City of Perth lies some eleven miles to the south and provides an excellent range of services including both national and independent retailers, banks, railway station, modern concert hall, popular theatre, cinema, library and hospital. The A9 trunk road can be reached in approximately a ten minute journey by car, giving convenient access to Edinburgh, Dundee and Glasgow. Edinburgh and Glasgow both provide international airports whilst Dundee has an airport with regular services to London Stansted. The vibrant city of Dundee lies approximately 21 miles to the east with two universities, Ninewells Hospital, railway station, concert hall and will be the home to the new V&A Museum, anticipated to be opened in 2018 and will form the centre piece of Dundee's waterfront regeneration project.

There are a number of independent schools within a comfortable distance to Ballathie Farm including Craigclowan, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Glenalmond, Morrison's Academy and Ardvreck.

Perthshire boasts a diverse range of recreational activities, many of which are within easy reach of Ballathie Farm. There are wonderful walks within the surrounding hills and glens together with winter sports at Glenshee, lying approximately an hour's drive to the north. Shooting can be enjoyed not only on Ballathie Farm but may also be taken on other estates within the county, together with stalking. Fishing may be taken on the River Tay, lying close by to the south of Ballathie Farm. For the golfer there is the championship course at Rosemount in Blairgowrie, an 18 hole course at Dunkeld whilst lying some 26 miles to the south is Gleneagles Hotel offering three championship courses.

The area is well provided for by agricultural merchants and suppliers, with the land located in an area renowned for its productive arable land and quality of its livestock.

Ballathie Farm forms a mixed arable and stock unit extending to about 152.07 acres (61.54 ha) with a contemporary farmhouse and modern buildings.

The land ranges between 50m and 70m above sea level and is classified as Grade 2 and 3 by the James Hutton Institute. The fields are either level or gently sloping and the area benefits from an average annual rainfall of about 810mm. The fields are of a good workable size with free draining soil.

The farm policy has allowed for a sound rotation for the land. The crops grown have been spring barley, potatoes, peas and carrots with the permanent pasture enclosures stocked by both pedigree and commercial cattle herds.

Over the last decade the focus has been to build fertility in the soils whilst improving the soil structure and organic matter. A key focus has been the introduction of red clover in the rotation and the application of cattle manure onto the various fields. Straw has also been chopped where not required for bedding. These adopted policies have ensured the soil maintenance has been first class.

The land can be classified as follows:

Land Classification Acres Hectares
Arable/Temporary Grass 81.44 32.96
Permanent Pasture 65.38 26.46
Woodland 0.67 0.27

Ballathie Farm is being offered for sale as a Whole or in Three Lots:

Ballathie Farmhouse

Ballathie Farmhouse is a contemporary farmhouse with a harled exterior under a slated roof with pretty dormer windows and covered veranda. It enjoys a southerly aspect and is enclosed by a well-tended garden principally laid to lawn. It sits immediately to the east of the Ballathie Farm outbuildings.

The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:

Ground Floor: Hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, cloakroom, bedroom 1 with en-suite shower room.

First Floor: 2 Bedrooms, family bathroom.

Ballathie Farmouse benefits from grazing ground lying principally to the north and extending to about 3.36 acres (1.36 ha).

General Purpose Shed (Approx 35.1m x 24.4m)
Steel portal framed construction with blockwork and box profile walls with box profile roof. Block built toilet and staff room. Steel sliding doors. Alarmed.

Cattle Court (Approx 54.3m x 28.7m)
Steel portal frame with box profile roof with raised ridge, blockwork and vented box profile walls. Steel cattle handling at one end with water and effluent drains. Concrete raised feed passage. Steel feed barrier and gates.

Two Bull Pens (Both Approx 26.4m x 8.9m)
Steel portal framed construction with single pitched box profile roof. Raised concrete feed passage with internal steel gates and feed barrier. Concrete floor. Water and electricity.

Plastic rainwater goods throughout and concrete yards.

The Land
The utilisable land of Lot 2 extends to about 79.25 acres (32.07 ha) and comprises temporary grass and permanent pasture. The enclosures are of varying sized including smaller paddocks used by the current owners for bull paddocks. They lie adjacent to the buildings to allow easy access.

The arable land forming Lot 3 lies to the south of the public road. The utilisable land extends to approximately 64.88 acres (26.26 ha). The land is principally classified as Grade 3(1) with small areas classified as Grade 2. The soils are of the Corby, Boyndie, Dinnet Associations and the soil components are a mixture of humus-iron podzols, some gleys and alluvial soils.

All the farm land is registered for IACS purposes and the Farm Code is 698/0009.

Ballathie Farmhouse is serviced by mains water, private drainage, mains electricity and oil fired central heating. The council tax is band G and the Energy Performance Certificate is D.

Basic Payment Entitlement was established on 15th May 2015. The Basic Payment Entitlements will be included in addition and will be available for sale by separate negotiation. Further details of the Basic Payment Entitlement is available from the Selling Agent.

Any payments relating to the 2016 scheme year will, if appropriate, be retained by the Seller. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2015 for the remainder of the scheme year.

Perth & Kinross Council, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull St, Perth PH1 5GD

Strathearn House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkin Drive, Perth PH1 1RX
Tel: 01738 602000

All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale in so far as it is owned by the Seller.
The mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned by the Seller.

All fixtures and fittings within Ballathie Farmhouse and the farm buildings are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.

The purchaser(s) of Ballathie Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and sundries at cost.

Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.

A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

From Perth, take the A9 north and after approximately 2 miles turn left onto the slip road signposted for Luncarty. Turn right into the village of Luncarty and continue on through the village of Stanley. After leaving the village of Stanley, turn right onto the minor road signposted for Ballathie. Continue on for approximately 3 miles and the start of Ballathie Farm is found to the east of the entrance gate to Ballathie House Hotel.

EPC Rating = D

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