Mill of Garvock Farm, Fordoun, Laurencekirk, AB30 1JJ
Offers Over: £ 600,000
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116.63 acres

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Description

An attractive and secluded farm with strong amenity qualities, prime arable land and close links to the A90, extending to 47.08 ha (116.33 ac).  


 

Farmhouse
Mill of Garvock Farmhouse is a traditional stone-under-slate one-and-a-half storey residence with adjoining garage building to the rear (north-east) and garden area laid out to the front (south-west) of the property. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises: 
 
Ground Floor 
Sun Room, Kitchen, Utility Room, Bathroom, Living Room
 
First Floor
Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4 and additional storage space
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply, Private Drainage, Telephone.
 
Council Tax
Band E
 
Energy Performance Certificate
Band E
Farm Buildings
Mill of Garvock benefits from a range of useful farm buildings extending to approximately 1670m2, which complement the farmland. These include a cattle court, GP shed, Dutch barn, Former stone-under-slate mill buildings and yard area. Whilst being entirely subject to obtaining the relevant permissions, the setting and nature of the former mill buildings would be ideal for those looking to redevelop the site or convert the vernacular buildings for alternative use.
 
Farmland
There are a number of field parcels that make up the agricultural land, which extends to 23.02 ha (56.88 ac) or thereby. The majority of the land is of prime arable quality, typical of the area. There are two grass paddocks adjoining the farmhouse & steading, one to the east and one to the west. 
 
Woodland
The current owners  have carried out a substantial program of planting mixed woodland on the steeper and outlying parts of the farm, extending to 24.06 ha (59.45 ac) or thereby. This has made the farm even more sheltered, with a strong amenity quality and lays down strong potential for those with sporting in mind. That aside, the woodland provides an expansive area for harvesting of wood fuel, taking walks or hacking for those with equestrian uses in mind, not to mention the benefit to local flora and fauna.
 
Entry
By agreement.
 
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Stonehaven Office, Viewmount, Arduthie Rd, Stonehaven, AB39 2DQ 
Tel : 01569 690541
 
Mineral Rights
Mineral rights are included in sale, insofar as they are owned.
 
Common Agricultural Policy
BPS Entitlements are not included in sale price but are available by separate negotiation. Recurring payments made in respect of the planting of some areas of the woodland will continue until 2021 (totalling £2133/annum), when the contracts come to an end. The successful purchaser will be required to take on the benefits and obligations of those contracts as part of the sale. Please contact Aberdeen & Northern Estate to discuss this in more detail.
 
Sporting Rights 
Sporting rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.
Situation
Mill of Garvock is set in an attractive and secluded setting within the glen of the Bervie Water. The farmhouse, buildings and two paddocks occupy haugh ground above the Bervie Water, whilst planted and naturally occurring mixed woodland are growing on the braes that lead up onto a plateau where there is an expanse of prime agricultural land, which is typical of the Howe of the Mearns. Despite being in a quiet setting, the farm is easily accessed by a tarred and adopted public road which runs all the way to the farmhouse. 
 
The many local towns and villages, such as Fordoun, Laurencekirk and Inverbervie, provide a good range of shops, services and leisure facilities locally. However, these are complimented by the farm’s proximity to the A90 and a mainline train station at Laurencekirk, which allows direct access into the heart of Aberdeen, Dundee or further afield. These cities provide access within reasonable distance to a wide range of leisure opportunities, universities and extensive shopping facilities. The proximity of Aberdeen being only  29 miles to the north means that the International airport at Dyce can be accessed directly along the A90 and newly opened Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.
 
Primary education is found at the nearby Redmyre Primary School at Fordoun (3.5 miles), which is conveniently on the same side of the A90 road. Secondary education is available at Mearns Academy in Laurencekirk (4.3 miles). 
 
The wider Mearns area is renowned for its sheltered and productive agricultural areas, sandwiched between the beautiful and rugged coastline in the east and the dramatic Angus Glens and The Mounth in the west. The area is home to a number of scenic spots and picturesque villages, which provide further sporting and outdoor leisure opportunities. 

 

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