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Monaughty Farm - Lot 2 - Dykeside, Forres, Moray, IV36

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Galbraith, Inverness







7,392,132 sq ft

686,752 sq m

Key features

  • A productive and delightful farm on the ‘Laich o Moray’
  • About 169.7 acres (68.6 ha)
  • Traditional farmhouse
  • 2 farm cottages
  • An excellent range of farm buildings
  • Easy access to A96
  • Arable 142.43 ac / 57.64 ha
  • Permanent Pasture 21.45 ac / 8.68 ha
  • Woodland 2.2 ac / 0.89 ha


Dykeside Farm comprises a productive small farm to the west of Toreduff and Monaughty and which has been farmed alongside these two units as a single holding. It includes a detached traditional farmhouse, 2 separate cottages and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings.

Dykeside Farmhouse
Dykeside Farmhouse is a one and a half storey traditional dwelling constructed of white rendered stone walls under pitched slate roof. Having been let in recent years, the house is now vacant and has been refurbished in recent months offering purchasers a wonderful opportunity to create a magnificent family home. The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:
Kitchen. 3 Reception rooms. Bathroom.

First Floor:
3 Bedrooms. Shower Room.

The house is heated using oil central heating and is connected to a private water supply and mains electricity. It has a mix of single and double glazing.

There is a part enclosed garden surrounding the property which is mainly laid to lawn with various mature trees and shrubs. Useful outbuildings include a workshop/garage and small traditional stone outbuilding.

Residential Cottages
1 & 2 Dykeside Cottages comprise a pair of single storey semi-detached residential cottages constructed of rendered stone walls and pitched slate roof (No.1) and corrugated metal sheet roof (No.2). Both are currently let on Short Assured Tenancies.

Farm Buildings
Dykeside a range of farm buildings including:

1. Cattle Court – About 31.1m x 35.6m – Steel portal frame, concrete block and stone walls with Yorkshire boarding, fibre cement sheet roof, central feed pass and a concrete floor.

2. Traditional Cart Shed – About 22.3m x 4.7m – Traditional stone walls, timber truss and box profile sheet roof and a concrete floor.

3. Former Pig Shed – Unmeasured. Concrete block walls, fibre cement sheet roof, concrete floor. This building has been occupied in recent years through licence by a third party for vehicle storage. The annual licence fee has been £780 per annum.

4. Storage Shed – Unmeasured. Concrete block walls, fibre cement sheet roof, concrete floor. This building has been occupied in recent years through licence by a third party for vehicle storage. The annual licence fee has been £780 per annum.

5. Pole Barn - Unmeasured. Timber pole barn, part corrugated metal sheet part box profile sheet roof, earth floor.

6. Traditional Shed - Unmeasured. Traditional stone walls, corrugated metal sheet roof. Previously used as stabling together with a small paddock.

The Land
Dykeside extends to approximately 169.7 acres (68.68 ha) and is a ring-fenced unit lying to the south of the single carriageway public road with a farm track leading directly to the farmhouse and buildings. The land is principally classified as Grade 3.1 by the James Hutton Institute with a small area of Grade 4.1 to the south of the holding near the Monaughty Woodland. The land has a northerly aspect and rises from approximately 50m to 115m above sea level at its highest point. The fields are of a good practical size, mainly accessed via the internal farm track with further excellent field-to-field accesses.

Although primarily a commercial unit, for those with an interest, the farm provides a blank canvas to increase the biodiversity on the holding. Notably, the Monaughty Burn, which runs west to east through the centre of the holding could potentially be enhanced as a wildlife corridor through the creation of water features and ponds combined with hedgerow and tree planting there and elsewhere on the farm.

There is one full time farm employee protected by ‘Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations 2006’ working in connection with Lot 1 at Monaughty and Toreduff



Monaughty Farm - Lot 2 - Dykeside, Forres, Moray, IV36


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Elgin Station6.4 miles

About the agent

Galbraith, Inverness

Clark Thomson House Fairways Business Park Inverness IV2 6AA

Galbraith, Inverness

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