Upper Benwells & Benwells Farm, Maud, Peterhead, AB42 5PE
Offers Over: £1,650,000
348 acres

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***CLOSING DATE - WEDNESDAY 11/09/2019 AT 12 NOON***

A 141 ha (348 acre) Aberdeenshire farm property near Maud comprising two farms run as one productive mixed livestock and arable unit. Includes two farmhouses at Upper Benwells and impressive livestock/general purpose buildings at Benwells.

For sale as a whole or in two lots with vacant possession.

Lot 1 - Offers over £975,000

Upper Benwells Farmhouse
A traditional stone under slate one-and-a-half storey property with 3-bedrooms. The property requires some modernisation however offers spacious accommodation and oil fired central heating. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor
Kitchen, Dining Room, Lounge, Office, Milk House, Utility Room, W.C., Porch

First Floor
3 Bedrooms, Box Room, Bathroom

There is a garden area to the front, mainly laid to lawn, with fine views over the surrounding Upper Benwells farmland.  

Council Tax                                       
Band D                                            

Energy Performance Certificate
Band F

Hillview Cottage
Hillview cottage provides comfortable 3-bedroom accommodation over one level and is of traditional stone under slate construction with a later extension on the north elevation. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:

Kitchen, Sitting Room, 3 Bedrooms, Office, Utility Room, Bathroom, Vestibule

The cottage has electric heating and benefits from garden areas to the south and east which are mainly laid to lawn. There is a useful Nissen style shed used as a garage and a further small outbuilding.

Council Tax                                       
Band C                                            

Energy Performance Certificate
Band F

Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply, Private Drainage, Telephone

Upper Benwells Farm Buildings
A useful range of traditional and semi-modern farm buildings  provide livestock accommodation and other general storage.  The buildings, together with approximate external measurements, include:

Traditional Steading Complex - 530m2
General Purpose Shed - 300m2
Dutch Barn - 192m2
Dryer Shed - 107m2
Cart Shed - 80m2
Garage/Store - 80m2
Traditional Byre/Store - 75m2
Workshop - 62m2

The farmland included in Lot 1 comprises 77.37Ha (191.18 acres) or thereby of IACS registered land. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now The James Hutton Institute), the land is predominantly classified as grade 3(2) with an area of grade 4(1) around the ‘Castle Hill’ part of the farm. The land lies at an altitude of between 60m and 150m above sea level.

Lot 2 - Offers over £675,000

Benwells Farm Buildings
Benwells benefits from an extensive, steel portal frame general purpose shed. This versatile and flexible building is currently divided into cattle accommodation, bull pens and other general storage areas.  The main building extends to 1900m2 with an adjoining covered silage pit extending to 250m2 (approximate external measurements) and grain silo.

Benwells Farmhouse
Lot 2 includes Benwells Farmhouse which has been uninhabited for a number of years.  This could form a potential development opportunity for the new owner.

The farmland included in Lot 2 comprises 61.92Ha (153 acres) or thereby of productive IACS registered land. The land is predominantly classified as grade 3(2) with areas of grade 4 around ‘Nichol Hill’. The land lies at an altitude of between 60m and 120m above sea level.

By agreement.

Mineral Rights & Sporting Rights
Included in sale, insofar as they are owned.

Common Agricultural Policy
BPS Entitlements are not included in the sale price but can be purchased. All land BPS Payment Region 1 except fields 2 & 11 (both Region 2). All LFA (D)

Upper Benwells and Benwells Farm is situated in a peaceful rural setting in a well-known, productive farming region.  The farm is conveniently located a short distance from the settlement of Maud which has a range of local facilities including a primary school, with Mintlaw (4 miles) providing further services as well as secondary education. A wider range of supermarkets, shops, leisure facilities, cafés and restaurants can be found at the busy fishing port of Peterhead (13 miles) to the east. The City of Aberdeen (30 miles) provides a theatre, two universities and excellent shopping facilities. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station providing inter-city and sleeper services to the south and also an airport operating regular flights to London and other UK cities, as well as overseas destinations.

The 53 mile Formartine and Buchan Way can be found close by and is popular with walkers, cyclists and as an equestrian route. Aden Country Park at Mintlaw is also a popular attraction with walking paths, the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum and events.

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