3 bedroom farm for sale

Blairfowl, Fyvie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53

Guide Price* £1,800,000

Property Description

Key features

  • A commercial farm situated in a well known and productive farming area.
  • For sale as a whole or in 2 lots:
  • Lot 1: Blairfowl Farm
  • - 3 bedroom farmhouse
  • - Useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • - 345.87 acres (139.97 ha) of land
  • Lot 2: Land at Cairns
  • - 62.10 acres (25.13 ha)

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION
The subjects are situated 10 miles north of Oldmeldrum, being 14 miles north of Inverurie in the county of Aberdeenshire.

DIRECTIONS
From Aberdeen take the A947 to Banff. After St. Katherines take the first right signposted Fochel and Barthol Chapel follow this road for 2 miles until the T-junction turning right onto a minor B road. Follow this road for approximately half a mile and Blairfowl can be found on the left hand side.

From Fraserburgh take the A981 to New Deer, continue on the B9170 through Methlick. Take the first right signposted Braiklay onto a minor B road towards Fyvie. Follow this road for approximately 2 miles and Blairfowl can be found on the right hand side.

SITUATION
Blairfowl is situated a similar distance from Inverurie and Turriff in central Aberdeenshire. The land is principally south facing and is in prime agricultural country, being in two separate lots. The farmhouse is in an attractive position, enjoying pleasant views to the south with an exceptionally well kept garden.

The farm buildings comprise a useful range including a grain store, insulated potato shed, harvestore grain silo, cattle court, and a range of traditional outbuildings.

The local primary school is located in Barthol Chapel, with secondary schooling being at Meldrum Academy.

Inverurie is some 14 miles south and has a large selection of shopping and supermarkets in addition to agricultural suppliers, an auction market and abattoir. The town lies between the River Don and Urie being 10 miles from Bennachie and boasts 4 churches and several other places of worship. There are five supermarkets, a retail park, and numerous specialist shops including an award winning butchery. The town has a library, sports centre and a swimming pool and is served by Inverurie Health Centre. Inverurie is home to Garioch RFC, Inverurie Loco Works FC, Inverurie Cricket Club and the 18 hole Inverurie Golf Club. Inverurie railway station provides links to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Turriff is some 13 miles north-west and has a smaller selection of shopping and supermarkets in addition to agricultural suppliers and an abattoir. The town lies on the river Deveron and boast 4 churches, a primary school (Markethill Primary School) and secondary school (Turriff Academy). There are two supermarkets, numerous specialist shops including two dispensing pharmacies. The town has a library, sports centre and a swimming pool and is served by Turriff Cottage Hospital. It also has an 18 hole Golf Course.

Aberdeen is 25 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 an overnight sleeper service to London.

DESCRIPTION
Blairfowl is situated in central Aberdeenshire in an area well known for its productive and fertile land.
Whilst the land comprises two separate blocks it is currently farmed as one and extends to 165.10 ha (407.96 acres) or thereby, and enjoys good access from the public road network.

The land situated on the banks of the Ythan is classified as LFA. According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2), being capable of producing high yields of arable crops and grass for grazing.

The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated approximately 125 metres above sea level.

LOT 1: BLAIRFOWL
Blairfowl farmhouse is an extended one and a half storey stone and slate built farmhouse. The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Boot room 4.94m x 3.09mx, Dining Kitchen 4.94m x 7.12m, Pantry 2.66m x 1.14m, Shower and WC 4.27m x 1.19m, Dining room 4.97m x 2.94m, Living Room 4.98m x 4.24m and Lounge 4.43m x 4.92m.
First Floor: Bedroom 1 4.99m x 4.03m, Bedroom 2 5.03m x 4.34m, Bedroom 3 4.41m x 5.14m, Craft Room/Secondary bedroom 2.44m x 2.01m, Bathroom 2.37m x 2.91m and Office 4.91m x 3.99m. The Office room is accessed via the Kitchen stairs.

The Council Tax Band is F.

The EPC rating for Blairfowl farmhouse is D.

The farm buildings comprise a useful range of modern and traditional portal frame structures as follows:
1) Grain Store – 34.93m x 16.85m, of steel portal frame construction, part shuttered concrete panels, with profile cladding above, fibre cement roof with 32 4kw solar panels in addition to a concrete floor, and flood lights.
2) Insulated Potato Shed – 31.54m x 18.16m, steel portal frame construction, combination of concrete block, shuttered concrete panel with profile cladding above, fibre cement roof, concrete floor and flood lights.
3) Harvestore Grain Silo – 200 tonnes capacity.
4) Nissan Hut – 21.72m x 8.72m, dwarf of concrete block walls and corrugated tin sheeting, concrete floor.
5) General Store with Lean tos – 14.72m x 22.98m, part timber frame and part reinforced concrete portal frame construction, block and corrugated iron walls, corrugated fibre cement roof and concrete floor.
6) Ex Piggery – 15.52m x 8.69m, concrete panel construction, with a slatted floor and felt roof.
7) Cattle Shed – 10.23m x 20.50m, of steel portal frame construction, shuttered concrete walls, corrugated tin cladding and a concrete floor.
8) Traditional Grain Store – 5.61m x 18.76m, of stone construction, with asbestos roof sheeting and concrete floor.
9) Cattle Court – 21.59m x 9.66m, of concrete block construction with steel roof supports, with harled exterior, asbestos roof sheeting and concrete floor.
10) Traditional Steading – 24.34m x 18.1m, and 14.78m x 13.71m, a combination of stone and concrete block construction, slate and asbestos roof with concrete floor.
11) Workshop – 15.02m x 5.77m, of stone construction, corrugated tin cladding, asbestos roof sheeting and concrete floor.
12) Stuart Old Rayne – 27.43m x 10.67m, timber truss construction, part concrete block walls, corrugated tin cladding, asbestos roof and concrete floor.
The land comprises 17 enclosures and extends to 139.97 ha (345.87 acres) which is classified as Grade 3(2) with the Den being Grade 6(1).

LOT 2: LAND AT CAIRNS
The land comprises 3 enclosures and extends to 25.13 ha (62.10 acres) which is classified as Grade 3(2) with the Moss being 5(3).

GENERAL INFORMATION

VIEWING
Strictly by appointing with the sole selling agents – Galbraith LLP, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SP.
Tel: 01224 860710. Fax: 01224 869023. Email: aberdeen@galbraithgroup.com


SELLERS SOLICITORS
Masson & Glennie, 11-15 Broad St, Peterhead, AB42 1HY, Tel: 01779 474271
LOCAL AUTHORITY
Aberdeenshire Council, Gordon House, Blackhill Road, Inverurie AB51 3WA

RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTION DIRECTORATE (SGRPID)
Thainstone Court, Inverurie, AB51 5YA, Tel: 01467 626222. Farm Code 66/080/0033. If sold in lots the purchaser(s) will be required to apply for a new holding number on entry to the land.

METHOD OF SALE
For sale As A Whole or in 2 lots.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payments. The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements have been established by the seller and are not included in the sale of the land. A buyer(s) will take over and pay for at valuation the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements established on the land for sale. Payments relating to the 2018 year will be apportioned between buyers and seller. The buyer(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to fully comply with the statutory management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition as laid down under the cross Compliance Rules of the Basic Payment Scheme 2018 for the rest of the scheme year.
If the farm is sold in lots the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements will be apportioned as follows:
Lot 1 106.84 units Region One @ €156.13 (plus greening payment)
Lot 1 28.82 units Region Two @ €51.76 (plus greening payment)
Lot 2 20.84 units Region One @ €156.13 (plus greening payment)

AGRI/ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE SCHEME
The land is subject to Agri Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) funding. It is a condition of the sale that the purchaser(s) sign the transfer obligation forms in respect of the AECS funding and will comply with the rules of the scheme for the remainder of the contractual period. Projected income for lots 1 and 2 is forecast to be £29,943.75. Further details are available from the selling agents.

Year Total
2018 £8,928
2019 £8,928
2020 £9,304
2021 £2,781

SPORTINGS
The farm enjoys 2,000m of single bank fishing on the River Ythan although the fishing rights have not been exercised in recent years. There is an abundance of wildlife and a healthy population of roe deer on the farm with several medal heads having been culled over the years.

MINERALS
The Mineral Rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.

TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as they are owned.

POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser.

INGOING VALUATION
The purchaser(s) 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:

All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertilizer, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.

All hay, straw fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value. All oils, fuels, fertilizers, 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 the 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 the Bank of Scotland borrowing rate as adjusted from time to time.

DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of the completion of Missives. The deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser(s) failing to pay the purchase price or failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the seller of the seller’s agents.

EPC Rating = D


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Nearest station

  • Inverurie (10.4 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Galbraith, Aberdeen

337 North Deeside Road Cults Aberdeen AB15 9SP

01224 972026 Local call rate

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