Farm for sale

Balbie Farm, Burntisland, Fife, KY3

Fixed Price £460,000
121.4 ac.

Property Description

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  • 121.4 acres (49.1 hectares)

Full description

Balbie Farm, Burntisland,
Fife, KY3 0AS.

Burntisland 1.7 miles, Aberdour 6 miles, Kirkcaldy 6 miles, Dunfermline 12 miles, Forth Road Bridge 13 miles, Edinburgh 23 miles, St Andrews 30 miles, Stirling 35 miles & Glasgow 50 miles.

An extensive range of outbuildings and approximately 170.23 acres (68.89 Ha) of mainly Class 3 land with some areas of Class 4 & Class 5.

Available as a whole or in 5 lots.

Lot 1 - 52.95 acres (21.43 Ha) & outbuildings. Fixed price 310,000.

Lot 2 - 35.30 acres (14.29 Ha). Fixed price 100,000.

Lot 3 - 33.21 acres (13.44 Ha). Fixed price 50,000.

Lot 4 - 29.26 acres (11.84 Ha). Fixed price 100,000. UNDER OFFER.

Lot 5 - 19.51 acres (7.89 Ha). Fixed price 70,000. UNDER OFFER.



PARTICULARS OF SALE


DIRECTIONS: From the Forth Road Bridge travel east along the A921 to Aberdour. Travel through Aberdour and follow the road directly ahead to Burntisland. On entering Burntisland turn left at the second roundabout onto the A909. Follow the road out of Burntisland and uphill. Just before the top of the hill turn right. (There is a sign post for logs at this turn). Follow the road for approximately 1.8 miles. Balbie is a turn on the left hand side. Follow the track directly ahead leading into the steading at Balbie Farm.

SITUATION:

The farm enjoys an accessible coastal position between Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. The property lies between 145 metres above sea-level at its lowest point and 197 metres at its highest point Baspard Hill. There are excellent road links to the auction marts at Stirling as well as the major cities of The Central Belt.

The surrounding countryside is a mixture of grazing and arable farming units. There is a good provision of agricultural suppliers and vets within the area.

The amenities of Burntisland are only a short car journey away and include primary schooling, health care facilities, shops, banks, Post Office, professional offices, Churches, leisure facilities, swimming pool, sports clubs, local bus services and train station with Edinburgh services.

Kirkcaldy offers the secondary schooling for the area with a bus service for pupils and a good range of amenities including supermarkets, edge of town retailers and leisure facilities.

The extensive amenities of Edinburgh including the airport are within easy reach by road and rail.


LOT 1 - 52.95 Acres (21.43 Ha). Fixed price 310,000.
The land within this lot is mainly Class 3 (2) with some areas of Class 4. Fields 1, 2 and 3 within this lot are used for grazing. Field 4 is used for silage production. The land can be summarised as:
Acres Hectares

Ploughable grass 45.79 18.53

Roads / Buildings 7.16 2.90

Total 52.95 21.43

The outbuildings comprise an extensive steading of traditional and contemporary sheds. Some of the stone sheds have development potential for conversion to residential use subject to the required planning permission. The buildings can be summarised as:

Cattle shed - Stone and pan tile construction approximately 26.5m x 5.5m.
Workshop / Cart shed - Stone and metal sheet construction 8.7m x 3.8m.
Dairy - Brick and concrete sheet construction 13.5m x 6.8m.
General purpose shed - Brick and concrete sheet construction 38.1m x 5.4m.
Cattle shed / Silage - Brick and concrete sheet construction 36.5m x 21.3m.
Loose boxes / bull pens - Stone and concrete sheet construction 37.0m x 5.2m.
Byre - Stone and concrete sheet construction 24.0m x 4.7m / Bull box - 6.0m x 4.7m.






Loose Cattle shed - Stone and concrete sheet construction 17.0m x 6.8m.
General purpose shed - Block and concrete sheet construction 26.0m x 9.2m.
Workshop / stores - Stone and concrete sheet construction 30.0m x 5.3m.
Generator shed - Brick and concrete sheet construction 6.7m x 3.7m.

Balbie Farmhouse and a small adjoining paddock are being retained by the sellers.
LOT 2 - 35.30 acres (14.29 Ha). Fixed price 100,000.
The land within this lot Class 3 (2). Field 5 is used for grazing and field 6 is rough grazings.

Acres Hectares

Ploughable grass 30.86 12.49

Rough Grazing 4.44 1.80

Total 35.30 14.29

NB - The private water supply for the farm is located in this lot. If the property is sold on a lotted basis then all lots will be granted servitude rights to the supply.

LOT 3 - 33.32 Acres (13.48 Ha). Fixed price 50,000.

The land with this lot is a mixture of Class 3(2) and some Class 5. Field 7 is hill grazings and rough grazings. Field 8 is used for silage production.







The land can be summarised as:

Acres Hectares

Permanent Pasture 17.96 7.27

Rough Grazings 15.36 6.21

Total 33.32 13.48

LOT 4 - 29.26 Acres (11.84 Ha). Fixed price 100,000.

The land within this lot is Class 3(2). It is in one large field (No 9 on the plan) and is in arable production. It is planted in Spring Barley. The land can be summarised as:

Acres Hectares

Arable 29.26 11.84

Total 29.26 11.84

LOT 5 - 19.51 Acres (7.89 Ha). Fixed price 50,000.

The land with this lot is Class 3(2). It is formed in one large field (No 10 on the plan). The land is used for silage production.

The land can be summarised as:

Acres Hectares

Ploughable grass 19.51 7.89

Total 19.51 7.89.


Overall the property was farmed with at one time a dairy herd of herd of 130 dairy cows. These were subsequently replaced with a suckler cow herd. The farm presently carries a herd of 40 suckler cows, with calves sold at around 10 months. Silage is also baled on the farm for home consumption and ewe hoggs are wintered on the land.

GENERAL REMARKS & INFORMATION

POSSESSION Vacant possession will be available from the November 2017 onwards. Earlier may be possible subject to agreement regarding the valuation of the crop and works undertaken.

VIEWING - Strictly by appointment through the selling agents. Contact Baird Lumsden Tel: 01786-833800. duncan.fergusson@dmhbl.co.uk

NB - This is a working farm and all viewers should only view by appointment.

IACS AND BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME - The land is IACS registered. The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements are included in the sale. The payment for 2017 will be retained by the seller. The Farm code is 407/0007.

INGOING VALUATION - The purchaser(s) of Balbie Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for:

1. All cultivations carried out in preparation for this year`s crop to be valued on a labour and machinery basis.
2. All 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.
3. All silage, hay, barley, straw, fodder, roots and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
4. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds and sundries at cost.

TIMBER - All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale of each lot.

SPORTING RIGHTS - The sporting rights are included in the sale.

ACCESS - There is a right of vehicular access over the farm road in favour of Balbie Farmhouse and Rigside House.

WATER - Servitude rights will be granted to Balbie Farmhouse and Rigside House for them to take a water supply from the private farm supply. If the farm is sold on a lotted basis then all lots will be granted servitude rights to a water supply.

LOTTING - It is intended to offer the farm for sale as described but the seller reserves the right to divide the property into further lots, or to withdraw the property or to exclude any part of the property shown in these particulars. If the property is sold in more than one lot, appropriate access and servitude rights with equitable maintenance arrangements may be imposed by the sellers.

Particulars prepared May 2017.





















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  • Aberdour (2.7 mi)
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The Mill, Bridge of Allan, Stirling FK9 4JS

01786 633431 Local call rate

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