Middlehill of Clochforbie, Turriff, AB53 5QL
Offers Over: £ 355,000
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45.83 acres

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Description

An attractive compact farm in an accessible yet secluded position with modern three-bedroomed farmhouse , modern agricultural/equestrian buildings and productive grassland extending to 18.55Ha (45.83 acres). For sale as a whole.


Middlehill Farmhouse
Middlehill farmhouse is a modern timber-framed one-and-a-half storey farmhouse providing spacious open-plan living areas, useful working space and three good-sized bedrooms. The property was constructed in 2010 and is in good order throughout. The house benefits from timber-framed double glazing throughout and a wood burning stove within the living space provides additional space heating. 
 
To the rear of the house lies a utility and wet room area, which creates a useful separate space for household tasks and for cleaning up after being out on the farm and entering into the house. The main body of the ground floor is a spacious and homely living area that combines practical kitchen/dining space with a comfortable seating space by the wood burning stove. Elsewhere, storage space has been smartly integrated and an entrance vestibule to the front of the house affords a cloakroom area. Central heating/hot water is provided by oil fired condensing boiler.
 
Ground Floor 
Kitchen/living room, utility room, wet room, bedroom 1, entrance vestibule
 
First Floor
Bedroom 2, bedroom 3, bathroom, landing
 
Services
Middlehill is served by a private water supply in the form of a well rising within the property. The farmhouse and farm buildings are served by mains electricity and a septic tank is located in the vicinity.
 
Council Tax
Band E
 
Energy Performance Certificate
To follow
 
Outbuildings
Middlehill has a generous and useful compliment of outbuildings, which afford space for storage of machinery, fodder and livestock. The building complex immediately behind the farmhouse comprises two steel portal framed buildings, both of which are enclosed by concrete blockwork, roofed with fibre cement sheets and with concreted floors. 
 
The southernmost building has been formatted as stabling, with 5 generously proportioned loose boxes and additional storage/working space. The adjoining building to the north is currently used as a machinery store and workshop, and has been fitted out with a woodburning stove. The final building lies to the north, across the public road and adjoining a good grazing field. This building is a steel portal framed building which has been enclosed with concrete blockwork, box profile sheets and a roller door. This building has been used as additional stabling, with the four fitted loose boxes here available by separate negotiation. A static caravan adjoins the steading and provides useful additional living space.
 
Farmland
The land is laid out in nine parcels which are all within close reach of the farmhouse and buildings. The land is typical of the area and ranges from Grade 3.2 to 4.2 in quality. The majority of the land has been kept  under grass in recent years, but is ploughable for the most part. 
 
The layout of the land can be seen on the attached plan. The land has been in recent times jointly for the keeping of livestock and for equestrian purposes. In some parts of the farm, such as Field 7, a focus on amenity and wildlife has led to the creation of features such as the pond and compact areas of tree planting. 
 
The land lies adjacent to the Moss of Fisherie, which provides a vast expanse of open natural heathland. A dedicated track (forming part of the farm) provides access and ties into the extensive path/track network across the moss. This provides great opportunities for riding out or other activities.
 
A large garden space (Field 3) lies to the west of the farmhouse and buildings and currently has polytunnels in place as part of a market garden.
 
Common Agricultural Policy
BPS Entitlements are not available as part of the sale.
 
Situation
Middlehill of Clochforbie is situated in a pleasant elevated position in a renowned cereal and livestock farming area of  the North East Scotland. The farm has been run as a mixed livestock and equestrian unit with useful buildings (including stable facilities), good grazing ground, amenity & wildlife areas and extensive scope for hacking directly onto the large network of paths afforded by the Moss of Fisherie. Middlehill benefits from good roadside access, yet is located in a peaceful and picturesque rural setting situated approximately 9 miles from Turriff, 11 miles from Banff, and 42 miles North West of the City of Aberdeen. 
 
Primary Schooling is available close at hand in Crudie with Secondary education available at Turriff Academy. Turriff, a popular rural market town, is located some 9 miles south west of the farm and provides a wide range of services and amenities including supermarket as well as a wide range of local businesses. The town of Banff also provides a good range of facilities including supermarket, leisure centre, hospital, hotels and restaurants. 
 
Recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. The north coast is well known for its dramatic coastline and its high quality golf courses including Duff House Royal Golf Club and Royal Tarlair. The nearby River Deveron provides excellent opportunities for salmon and trout fishing and the local topography lends itself to many other field sports.  
 
Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Banff & Buchan Office, Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY

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