Cowlair, Strichen, Fraserburgh, AB43 6SE
Offers Over: £ 390,000
3
1
1
F
44.5 acres

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Description

A well maintained small farm property near Strichen comprising farmhouse, useful range of agricultural buildings and land extending to 18Ha (44.5 acres) or thereby in total. For sale as a whole.


Farmhouse
Cowlair Farmhouse is a well presented, traditional property which provides comfortable 3-bedroom accommodation over two floors, all with fitted wardrobes. A modern extension to the rear houses the contemporary fitted kitchen and utility room. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:
 
Ground Floor
Kitchen/Diner, Utility Room, Lounge, Bedroom 1, Bathroom
 
First Floor
Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, W.C.
 
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and is double glazed throughout. The farmhouse is south facing and overlooks an enclosed garden to the front with ample car parking provided to the rear within the tarmacadam yard.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply, Private Drainage, Telephone, Back-up PTO Driven Generator (available separately).
 
Council Tax
Band C
 
Energy Performance Certificate
Band F
 
Farm Buildings
Cowlair comprises a good range of useful and well maintained farm buildings, suitable for a variety of purposes and centrally located to the property. The majority of the buildings are situated to the rear of the farmhouse with a large General Purpose Shed located a short distance south accessible via farm track. The steading also benefits from a tarmacadam and concrete yard and access road providing a good degree of privacy from the public road. In addition to the buildings, there are three bespoke dog kennels within the yard. The cattle courts, Workshop/GP Shed and yard area benefit from an 8 channel hard wired security camera system. 
 
The buildings, together with approximate Gross External Area measurements, include:
 
General Purpose Shed – 590sq.m
Cattle Court – 205sq.m
Cattle Court – 150sq.m
Workshop/General Purpose Shed – 145sq.m
Store – 125sq.m
Byre – 145sq.m
Field Shelter – 85sq.m
Store – 80sq.m
 
Farmland
The land at Cowlair is made up of 6 parcels of IACS registered farmland extending to 17.35Ha (42.87 acres) or thereby, as per the attached plan. The land is all classified by the James Hutton Institute as grade 3(2) and is presently under grass, providing manageable grazing enclosures which are all fenced and served with water troughs. The farmland has been managed organically for many years, however the present owners have not applied for organic status. The land is generally south facing in nature and is gently undulating, lying at approximately 112m above sea level and backing onto a nature reserve.
 
Common Agricultural Policy
BPS Entitlements are not included in the sale price but can be purchased under separate negotiation. 
 
Sporting Rights
Included in sale, insofar as they are owned.
 
Mineral Rights 
Included in sale, insofar as they are owned.
 
Additional Items
There are a number of additional fixtures and fittings within the property which are available to purchase by separate negotiation. Details of these are available from the seller upon request  however include; 2 x fully furnished and serviced Portacabins which could be used as additional accommodation, farm offices or rental accommodation.
 
Entry
By agreement.

Situation
Cowlair is situated in a pleasant and peaceful rural setting enjoying fine views over the surrounding countryside. The property is conveniently situated around 3½ miles northwest of the village of Strichen which has a good range of local facilities including convenience store, butcher, post office, medical practice, library and veterinary practice. Primary education is provided at Tyrie School (2½ miles). The nearby town of Fraserburgh (8 miles) provides a wide range of services and amenities including supermarkets, restaurants, shops, facilities and secondary education.
 
The surrounding area provides many recreational opportunities including golf, fishing, horse riding and walks along the spectacular Banff & Buchan coastline or the long distance Formartine & Buchan Way. There are a number of traditional coastal fishing villages nearby such as Pennan and Crovie, as well as attractions such as the historic Duff House at Banff, castles, gardens and Aden Country Park in Mintlaw. New Aberdour beach is approximately 3.5 miles which is popular with families and dog-walkers. 
 
The City of Aberdeen can be reached in an hour by car (rush hour excepted) and provides a theatre, two universities and excellent shopping facilities. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station and an airport operating regular flights to London and other UK cities, as well as overseas destinations. 
 
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Banff & Buchan Area Office, Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY

 

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