Land for saleLot 2 - Land at Finavon, Forfar, Angus, DD8
- 302 acres (122.2 hectares)
- Bare land
- 247 acres Class 2 & 3(1) arable
- 41 acres of amenity woodland
- Excellent access to the A90 dual carraigeway
- Trout fishing on the South Esk
CLOSING DATE 12 NOON TUESDAY 30 OCTOBER 2018
Craigeassie is situated in the heart of Angus, one of Scotland’s most productive farming counties and lies to the south of the river South Esk which runs along the northern boundary of the Estate. The county of Angus boasts fertile farmland, sandy beaches and glorious heather glens, and extends from Dundee to the south up to Montrose in the north. The local primary school is at Tannadice (2 miles), with secondary schooling at Websters High School in Kirriemuir (9 miles). Private schooling is available at the High School of Dundee and at Lathallan. Shopping, business and banking services are found in Forfar, Brechin and Dundee. Both Forfar and Brechin have leisure facilities and Dundee has renowned cultural facilities including the new V&A, Scotland’s first design museum.
Locally there are golf courses at Forfar and Edzell with the championship course at Carnoustie within easy driving distance. Recreational activities are diverse and include fishing on the rivers North and South Esk, shooting on local estates and traditional field sports in the Angus Glens which also have some of the best hill walking in eastern Scotland, together with skiing at Glenshee in winter. In contrast there are fine sandy beaches at Lunan Bay and St Cyrus.
There is quick and easy access to both Dundee to the South and Aberdeen to the north via the A90 dual carriageway. There is a mainline railway station at Montrose and Dundee, with regular services to Aberdeen and to the south, including a sleeper. Aberdeen Airport (54 miles) has a range of domestic and European flights. Edinburgh Airport (78 miles) is also within easy reach, and there are direct services from Dundee to London Stansted. Journey times to Aberdeen will be much reduced with the opening of the Western Peripheral Route. The area is well served with grain and potato merchants, agricultural dealers and a successful machinery ring. There are livestock marts in Forfar (7 miles), Stirling (72 miles) and Thainstone (60 miles). Craigeassie is a private and first class agricultural estate extending to 737.79 acres. Situated in the eastern periphery of the vale of Strathmore lying to the south of the river South Esk is Craigeassie House which is set in extensive gardens running down to the river with a number of specimen trees across the policy ground. The house has its own separate tarmac drive access. To the east of the house, accessed by its own farm entrance directly from the B957 public road are the well maintained and attractive traditional steading complex and more modern agricultural buildings. The estate has three cottages immediately adjacent to the farm buildings and a further cottage located to the south of the B957 opposite the farm entrance. The estate has been in the family’s ownership since it was bought in 1990. A pedigree Shorthorn herd was established in 1994 but Craigeaasie is synonymous as being the home the much represented and prized Hurdcott herd of Aberdeen Angus cattle which was established by the late Lady Glendyne. The estate has been farmed in hand as a pedigree livestock and arable unit with land let out seasonally for potatoes and peas. The land around the farm buildings has been in grass for a number of years facilitating the livestock enterprise. Three quarters of a mile of right bank salmon fishing runs from the lade dam at the bottom of the garden around to Justinhaugh with a further 1 mile of salmon fishing on the Upper Finavon Beat above the bridge. The estate is easily accessed from the A90 dual carriageway via minor public roads and a network of internal farm tracks. The main farming unit is based at Craigeassie with a separate block of arable land lying either side of the A90, 1 mile to the east at Finavon.
Lot 2: Land at Finavon
About 302 acres / 122 hectares
The land includes 247.77 acres (100.27 ha) of arable, 3.98 acres (1.61 ha) grass and 41.91 acres (16.96 ha) of mixed amenity woodland with the remaining land comprising roads, tracks and river solum. The land is classified as Class 2 and 3(1) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research and rises from 50m to 70m above sea level. The soil belongs to the Forfar series and is made up of humus iron podzols derived from sediments of lower old red sandstone with some alluvial soils adjacent to the river South Esk. The land is easily accessible from the A90 dual carriageway.
Acreage: 302 Acres
From the A90 immediately south of Finavon services take the turn off signposted to Oathlaw and continue for 1 mile. Take a right turn in Oathlaw for Justinhaugh. Continue to the T junction and turn right. Turn left at the junction with B957 for Kirriemuir. Continue for 0.3 miles. The gates to Craigeassie are on the right.
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