Farm for sale

Bonnyton Farm, Leven, Fife, KY8

Offers Over £1,400,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Bonnyton Farm available as a whole or in 2 Lots
  • Lot 1 - 202.17 acres (81.82 ha) predominantly arable land
  • Lot 2 - 6.35 acres (2.57 ha) including farmhouse, steading, buildings and paddocks

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

A productive, south-facing, mixed arable farm extending to 208.52 acres (84.39 hectares) or thereby, including farmhouse.

Traditional family stock farm currently laid mainly to grass but historically run as a mixed arable unit. This south facing farm has an attractive farmhouse, lovely views over the Firth of Forth and development potential.

Various outbuildings including an Atcost style general purpose shed with concrete floor and grain walls, redundant traditional steading which may develop and several storage and livestock buildings.

Available as a whole or in 2 lots.

Bonnyton Farm


Bonnyton Farm is situated to the south of Cupar with good access to the A915 and A916 public roads. The land occupies a prime south-facing position to the north east of Leven with stunning views over Largo Bay. In recent years the farm has been run as a stock unit but would lend itself well to arable farming with the majority of the land being suitable for growing cereals and potatoes.

The property is well positioned for easy access to the north and south with the main A92 located less than 10 miles to the west. Airports can be found at both Dundee and Edinburgh providing regular flights to London and other international destinations. The main rail network can be accessed at nearby Cupar with services both north and south.


From the north, enter the town of Cupar and head south on the A914 before turning left onto the A916 signposted for Leven. Continue on the A916 for approximately 4.7 miles and turn left at the signpost for New Gilston and Lundin Links. Continue on this road for 0.4 miles and turn left at the sign for New Gilston and Peat Inn. After approximately 1 mile, turn right at the crossroads and take the first farm track on the left at the Branxton sign. Bonnyton is located approximately ½ mile along this road. From the south, leave Leven on the A916 and follow the directions above, turning right at the signpost for New Gilston and Lundin Links.


Lying between approximately 100 metres and 180 meters above sea level, the land at Bonnyton Farm has a generally southerly aspect. There are currently ten main enclosures with seven additional areas incorporating hedges and paddocks. Access is taken to all enclosures by way of the main farm road and thereafter via internal tracks. The total area is 208.52 acres (84.39 hectares) or thereby.

The land is predominantly Class 3:2 as detailed by the James Hutton Institute. The main soil type is a silty clay loam which is capable of producing a range of crops. The farm is best suited for mixed arable or stock production.

Lot 1 – 202.17 acres (81.82 hectares)
Block of predominantly arable land which makes up the bulk of Bonnyton Farm and surrounds the farmhouse and buildings.

Lot 2 – 6.35 acres (2.57 hectares)
Bonnyton farmhouse, steading, buildings and paddocks:

• Farmhouse – Traditional farmhouse of sandstone construction with modern extension. Accommodation includes 5 bedrooms, 2 public rooms, kitchen, utility, bathroom and shower room. Situated in a well-tended garden laid principally to lawn with exceptional southerly views over Largo Bay. Bonnyton Farmhouse benefits from a 4kW photo voltaic system generating an annual return in the region of £1,200.

• Traditional steading – Sandstone steading with pitched tile roofs and partially ruined in places. May be suitable for residential development subject to the appropriate consents being sought. Includes livestock accommodation and adjoins a more modern building of steel portal construction currently used for storing hay and straw. Various additional storage outbuildings are included.

• Atcost style shed – Concrete portal construction with concrete floor and brick grain walls currently used as a workshop and general store.

• Paddocks – Three defined paddocks with an additional area currently used as a stack yard. With approximately 3.8 acres of well-established grass this would provide an excellent ring-fenced area for keeping horses or livestock on a small scale.


Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

Bonnyton Farm has been removed from the Strathmore and Fife NVZ.

Sporting Rights

The sporting rights are in hand.

Mineral and Timber Rights

In so far as they are owned, the mineral rights are included in the sale.


Mains Water Supply
Mains Electricity
Oil Central Heating
Septic Tank

IACS Registration

The land is registered for IACS purposes.

Basic Payment Scheme

The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payment Scheme payments and a claim has been made by the current owner for the 2016 scheme. Any payments relating to the 2016 scheme year will be retained by the seller and the purchaser(s) will be required to fully comply with the rules of the Basic Payment Scheme guidance until 31 December 2016 at which point the entitlements will be transferred to the purchaser(s). All elements of the Cross Compliance Rules as defined by SGRPID including maintaining the land in a Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) must be adhered to.

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

This is a working farm. Care must be taken when moving around the land and buildings.

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 in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents, Bell Ingram LLP, 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.

Purchase Price

Within 7 days of the conclusion of the 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.

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.

More information from this agent

Nearest stations

  • Springfield (4.5 mi)
  • Cupar (4.7 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

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Nearest stations

  • Springfield (4.5 mi)
  • Cupar (4.7 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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