4 bedroom detached house for sale

Logie Farm, Newburgh, Cupar, Fife, KY14

Under Offer £3,000,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Farmhouse (two reception rooms and four bedrooms)
  • Modern farm buildings
  • Traditional steading
  • 327 acres arable
  • 91 acres grazing
  • 92 acres woodland
  • Three former salmon netting bothies
  • EPC Rating = F

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

CLOSING DATE: NOON ON THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER 2018

Location

Newburgh has a variety of everyday amenities including local shops, a doctor’s surgery and pharmacy, post office, petrol station and several pubs. There is also the recently re-developed Lindores Abbey distillery, arguably the original birthplace of Scottish whisky, and an active sailing club. Cupar (9 miles) offers a wider range of services including a supermarket, legal and accounting services, health centre and small hospital, leisure centre and regular farmers’ market, while the cities of Perth and Dundee (both 15 miles) have an excellent range of shops and services.

The recreational opportunities in the area are superb with the local rural landscape offering great scope for walking, cycling, and riding amidst particularly attractive countryside with a glorious mix of fertile arable farmland, rolling hills, woodland and coastline. It is perhaps golf for which Fife is most well known with many top courses in the area including the renowned Old Course at St Andrews (18 miles).

St Andrews is also acclaimed for its university, one of the oldest in Britain, founded in 1410. In contrast, the modern University of Dundee is recognised for its expertise across a range of disciplines including science, medicine and engineering. There is an abundance of schools in the area, with primary schooling in Newburgh and Dunbog, secondary schooling in Cupar, and independent schooling available at St Leonards in St Andrews, The High School of Dundee, Kilgraston (girls only) at Bridge of Earn as well as Craigclowan, Strathallan and Glenalmond near Perth.

Description

Nestled between the rolling hills of north Fife and the lower tidal reaches of the River Tay, the farm of Logie occupies an attractive position overlooking a fertile belt of arable land, with fine views over the waters of the Firth of Tay to the Carse of Gowrie and the Sidlaw Hills beyond. The north coast of Fife is less developed than that of the East Neuk and is a thriving agricultural area with an estuary ambience. Logie is located 4 miles east of the small and busy village of Newburgh.

The farm is particularly well located for ease of access to St Andrews, Dundee, Perth and Edinburgh (47 miles) and its international airport. There is also a regional airport in Dundee with direct flights to London Stansted and a mainline station at Cupar with East Coast mainline services which offer a quick and frequent service to Edinburgh, bringing the facilities of Scotland’s capital city within easy reach.

Fife is well served by agricultural and grain merchants and there is a successful local machinery ring which can provide additional farming resources as required. Regular livestock sales are held at markets at Forfar (30 miles) and Stirling (46 miles).

DESCRIPTION

Logie extends to about 523 acres in total and comprises a productive and well equipped arable farm with a comfortable stone-built farmhouse in a most attractive and tranquil setting. The farm is accessed by a minor public road which serves the farms and small communities in the local area, and separates the lower lying fertile arable fields north of the road, from an area of undulating mixed arable, grazing and woodland which rises in a southerly direction above the road.

The present farming system is based around an arable rotation which has included winter wheat, spring barley, oilseed rape and vining peas, with the steeper and less accessible fields towards the top of the farm put down to grass. Typical yields in recent years have been around 4 tonne/acre for first winter wheats, 3.5 tonne/acre for second wheats and 2.65 tonne/acre for malting spring barley. Although capable of growing good crops of potatoes, carrots and other vegetables on the fields north of the road which form the best of the land, the present occupier has chosen not to do so within the past 30 years in favour of concentrating on cereal crops. A system of boreholes and connected irrigation outlets provide the ability to irrigate all of the fields below the road.

In addition to the arable enterprise, store cattle are purchased in batches of between 50 and 80 head, wintered in the cattle courts and sold fat off grass. This provides the farm with an additional income stream and a valuable source of dung which is returned to the soil.

The farmhouse and adjacent farm buildings occupy a central position within the farm, making the best of the fine views over the Firth of Tay, and providing an ideal centre from which to manage the land.

A track from the farmhouse runs directly down to the shore of the Firth of Tay to one of the three former fishing bothies on Logie which hark back to the days when the area supported a strong commercial fishing industry. These are known as Deil-ma-Care, Scalp Lodge and Lower Taes Lodge and may provide an opportunity for keeping a boat from which to explore the Tay Estuary and the coastlines of eastern Fife and Angus, and to refurbish one or more of the lodges for additional amenity or as part of a diversification project.

No formal shooting has taken place on Logie in recent years, but the proximity of the Firth of Tay together with the woodlands and undulating land to the south of the road provide ample opportunities for wildfowling and rough shooting. The farm currently holds a good stock of grey partridge. Roe deer are found across the whole farm, with 6 to 8 bucks and 10 to 15 does typically being culled annually.

FARMHOUSE

The farmhouse at Logie is well positioned for overseeing activities around the farm steading while retaining a high degree of privacy and enjoying a wonderful open outlook over the Tay Estuary and distant hills.

FARM BUILDINGS

Situated at the centre of the farm and providing easy access for lorries and machinery, the range of traditional and modern farm buildings is served by a three phase electricity supply.

THE LAND

The farm comprises about 327 acres of arable ground and 91 acres of productive grazing land. This land is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as class 2 and class 3(1).

Woodland

The mature mixed hardwood and conifer woodlands on Logie Hill, and running down to the foreshore at the eastern edge of the farm, extend to about 92 acres.


Acreage: 523 Acres

Directions

From Perth or Edinburgh, take Junction 9 off the M90 at Bridge of Earn and follow the A913 to Newburgh. Continue through the town centre before bearing left down Abbey Road just before the petrol station. Continue on this unclassified road for about 4 miles and the entrance to Logie Farm is on the left hand side.

From Dundee, follow the A92 south turning right shortly after Rathillet (signposted to Hazleton) and continue for 5 miles. The entrance to Logie is on the right shortly after the small row of cottages.

The postcode is KY14 6HL.


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