Backhill of Knockhall, Newburgh, AB41 6AD
Offers Over: £ 540,000
100 acres

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A 40Ha (100 acres) farm property near Ellon including traditional farmhouse, useful range of farm buildings and productive land in a private setting.

For sale as a whole with vacant possession.


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From Ellon take the A90 road south passing Tipperty before taking the Newburgh B9000 exit. Take the first left and Backhall of Knockhall is accessed passing through Fornety from the west as can be seen on the attached OS extract plan.


Backhill of Knockhall is situated in a peaceful rural setting yet conveniently located around 2 miles from the coastal village of Newburgh and 5 miles from the town of Ellon. There is a range of local amenities in the area including an 18 hole golf course, fishing and walks along Newburgh Beach or Forvie Sands, which is a designated Conservation area. Primary education is provided at Newburgh Mathers School and secondary education at the new Ellon Community Campus which has a 25m pool and a trainer pool. Ellon provides a wide range of facilities and services including shops, supermarkets, restaurants and cafes.

The property is ideally situated for commuting to Bridge of Don, Aberdeen City centre or Dyce. The A90 trunk road/Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is within easy reach and has greatly improved ease of travel throughout the area and beyond. The city of Aberdeen is approximately 15 miles away providing theatres, two universities and excellent shopping facilities. Aberdeen has a mainline railway station and Aberdeen International Airport is located just north of the city. 


By agreement.

Local Authority

Aberdeenshire Council, Formartine Area Office, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon AB41 9AA  Tel: 01467 538439

BPS Entitlements

BPS Entitlements are not included in sale price but available by separate negotiation. All IACS land BPS Region 1.

Mineral Rights & Sporting Rights

Included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.


Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is formally intimated to the selling agents following inspection, the agents cannot guarantee that notice of a closing date for offers will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.

P A R T I C U L A R S 


The property is a traditional 1½-storey stone under slate roof farmhouse providing 2/3 bedroom accommodation. The house requires upgrading and modernisation however benefits from full double glazing and oil fired central heating. 

The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary comprises:

Ground Floor

Utility area, Boiler room, Kitchen, Dining room/Bedroom 3, Living room, Bathroom and Box room.

First Floor

Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and store.

The property enjoys an attractive south-facing position with views over the surrounding countryside.  There is a good-sized front garden and ample parking provided to the rear of the property.

Council Tax                                 Energy Performance Certificate

Band D                                         Band F


Private water, mains electricity, private drainage

Farm buildings

There is a useful range of farm buildings at Backhill of Knockhall including modern steel portal frame livestock/general purpose sheds and traditional stone and slate buildings. The buildings, together with approximate Gross External Area measurements, comprise:

Cattle Court/GP Shed 278m2

Dutch Barn/GP Shed 175m2

Dutch Barn/GP Shed 159m2

Traditional Store    72m2

Traditional Garage & Bothy    68m2


The IACS registered farmland extends to 38.95Ha (96.25 acres) or thereby as per the attached plan. This productive block of land is classified as Grade 3(1) and Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute, and is presently used in a mixed system of arable cropping and livestock grazing.  The land is generally flat lying or gently undulating, ranging in altitude from 5m - 40m above sea level.






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