Land for sale

Rait, Perth, Perth and Kinross, PH2

Offers Over £700,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Productive block of Class 3 arable land
  • 122.51 acres (49.58 hectares) or thereby
  • Small block of commercial forestry

Full description

A productive block of Class 3.1 and 3.2 arable land extending to approximately 122.51 acres (49.58 ha) or thereby


The land at Rait and Little Rait lies in the Carse of Gowrie and surrounds the village of Rait. The land occupies a raised position in this renowned arable area of Tayside. The property lies to the north and south of the village of Rait and has easy access to the main A85(T) road from Perth to Dundee. Dundee is approximately 12 miles (19 kilometres) to the east and Perth is approximately 10 miles (16 kilometres) to the west. Local airports can be found at Dundee and Edinburgh, providing regular flights to London and other international destinations. The main rail network can be accessed at Perth and Dundee.


From Perth take the A85 east to the junction signposted Rait and Rait Antiques. Follow the minor public road to the village and the land lies on either side of the public and private road. From
Dundee follow the A85 westwards direction following the signpost to Rait and Rait Antiques.


The Land at Rait and Little Rait comprises two blocks of arable ground on either side of the village. The land ranges in height from approximately 25 metres above sea level to approximately 110 metres above sea level in the west. The land has a generally southerly aspect and is gently undulating.

The land is divided into 8 parcels and all of the fields are of good size and shape with good access for farm machinery. The total area as per the IACS plan extends to approximately 122.51 acres
(49.58 hectares).

The land is a mix of Class 3.1 and 3.2 as detailed by the James Hutton Institute of Land Capability for Agriculture. The soils are of the Sourhope Association derived from Old Red Sandstone
intermediate lavas. The principal soil types are a stony or gritty loam with some pockets of sandy clay loam.

The farm was formerly renowned as a raspberry growing unit, but in the past has been used for arable crops with break crops of vining peas and vegetables.

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

The Land at Rait and Little Rait is situated within the Strathmore and Fife NVZ.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are in hand.

Mineral and Timber Rights

The minerals insofar as they are owned, are included in the sale.

Woodland – Approximately 2 acres

The small block of larch was planted under a Forestry Grant Scheme and felling and general management can be undertaken providing the necessary consents have been obtained from forest Enterprise. The trees are about 20 years old, and provide some added amenity to the land.

Date of Entry

Entry to be given on 1st November 2016 or earlier by agreement.

IACS Registration

The land is all registered for IACS and Basic Payment purposes.

Single Farm Payment and Basic Payment

There are no Basic Payment entitlements included in the sale.

Servitude Rights, Burdens, Wayleaves and Statutory

Public and Other Access Rights

The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude and wayleave rights, including rights of access and rights of way,
whether public or private. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly by appointment and only with the selling agents.

Safety Notice

Although no buildings or properties are involved, this is a working farm. Care must be taken when moving around the land and shared access tracks.

Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

Bell Ingram are approved AMC agents with a network of specialists throughout Scotland who can assist in securing a competitive standard or flexible loan facility for all your farm business requirements. To discuss any proposals in the strictest of confidence please contact Stewart Hamilton on 01307 462516 or email:

Ingoing Valuation

The purchasers shall in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation figure agreed between two independent valuers, one acting for each party, the following:

1. All cultivations valued on a labour and machinery basis
2. All growing crops on a seed, labour, lime fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops
3. Any hay, straw or silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value
4. All oil, fuels, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, feeds and sundry stores at cost

If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed by the date fixed for completion then
the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as Bell Ingram shall certify an account of the
valuation pending agreement.


Offers over £700,000 are invited.


Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Bell Ingram, Manor Street, Forfar, DD8 1EX. A closing date for offers may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest in writing with the selling agents following inspection.

Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that parties having registered their interest will be notified of a closing date this cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted that the vendor
reserves the right to accept offers prior to a closing date being set. In addition the seller
reserves the right to not accept the highest or indeed any offer.

The information in these particulars is given without responsibility on the part of Bell Ingram LLP. The particulars do not form any part of an offer or a contract and neither Bell Ingram LLP nor their employees has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property.


In the event that the seller has elected to tax, VAT may be payable on the purchase price.

Purchase Price

Within 7 days of the conclusion of missives a non-returnable deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid.

The balance of the purchase price will fall due for payment at the date of entry (whether entry is taken or not) with interest accruing theron at a rate of 5% above Bank of Scotland base rate. No consignation shall be effectual in avoiding such interest.


Anderson Beaton Lamond, Bordeaux House, 31 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN

Important Notice

These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram LLP nor its partners or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular: (i) prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities; (ii) any photographs included in these particulars are for general
information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and (iii) any descriptions,
measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
30 June 2016

Nearest station

  • Perth (7.5 mi)
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Nearest station

  • Perth (7.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bell Ingram, Perth

Durn, Isla Road, Perth, PH2 7HF

01738 318007 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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