Mains Farm & Southview, Kennethmont, Huntly, AB54 4NU
Offers Over: £ 750,000
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132 acres

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Description

A productive and accessible farm property set in the heart of Aberdeenshire comprising a spacious modern dwellinghouse, useful set of farm buildings and predominantly arable land extending to 53.38Ha (132 acres) or thereby. For sale as a whole or in 3 lots.

Viewing

By appointment with Mr Anderson - 07745444562 or Aberdeen & Northern Estates - 01467 623800

Directions

From Inverurie, travel north on the A96 towards Huntly turning left at the Oyne Fork onto the B9002. Continue on this road, passing through Oyne and Insch, for around 11 miles. Upon reaching the village of Kennethmont, turn left where signposted ‘Clatt 2’. Continue on this road for around 1½ miles and Mains Farm is situated on the left hand side. The exact location can be seen on the attached OS extract plan.

Situation

Mains Farm and Southview enjoy a rural yet accessible setting in the heart of Aberdeenshire, an area well known for its fertile land and productive mixed farms. The area is well provided by agricultural suppliers and livestock marts at Huntly and the Thainstone Centre in Inverurie, home of ANM Group and the agri-hub for the North East of Scotland.

Mains Farm and Southview are within easy reach of a wide range of services and amenities. The market town of Huntly (9 miles) to the north provides shops, two supermarkets, healthcare and secondary education at The Gordon Schools. Alford to the south (9 miles) also provides shopping facilities and a modern Community Campus with swimming pool. There is a railway station at both Huntly and Insch with regular services to the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness. The nearest village is Clatt, around ½ a mile south, where there is a primary school, play park and village hall.

There are a wealth of recreational and leisure opportunities to be found nearby and in wider Aberdeenshire including hillwalking, fishing, skiing at The Lecht, the Nordic Ski and Outdoor Centre in Huntly, golf courses, water sports, Insch Airfield, coastal trails, Cairngorms National Park and the Castle and Whisky trails. Situated a short drive away is The National Trust owned Leith Hall Garden & Estate with picturesque walks and walled garden.

Aberdeen is some 35 miles distant and provides retail, leisure and recreational facilities in the acknowledged Oil Capital of Europe. Aberdeen International Airport is located just north of the city and is also the location of P & J Live, the largest event complex in the North of Scotland. The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route has greatly improved access and travelling time throughout the area and beyond.

Entry

By agreement post harvest 2021.

BPS Entitlements/LFA

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

Mineral Rights and Sporting Rights

Included in sale in so far as they are owned.

Local Authority

Aberdeenshire Council, Marr Area Office, School Road, Alford, AB33 8TY   www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk     

Note

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

Lot 1 - Mains Farm East

Farm Buildings

Lot 1 includes a useful range of farm buildings at Mains Farm providing around 1400m2 of floor space in total. The buildings are predominantly of modern steel portal frame construction and provide capacity for approximately 550 tonnes of grain, 520 round bales and 150 head of cattle. The farm buildings, with approximate sizes, comprise:

Grain Store                          28m x 15m

Lean-to Cattle Court            28m x  9m

Straw Barn                          15m x 12m

Cattle Courts/Silage Pit       23m x 18m

General Purpose Shed       19m x  6m

Land

Lot 1 comprises IACS registered land extending to 24.85Ha (61.4 acres) or thereby, split into 4 main enclosures with some small areas of woodland. According to the James Hutton Institute, the land is classified as Grade 3(2) and lies at an altitude of between 210m-230m above sea level. The land is being left in excellent heart having been farmed in an arable and temporary grass 8 year rotation. The farmland has produced consistently high yields of spring barley and wheat and has been previously cropped with seed potatoes and carrots.

Lot 2 - Mains Farm West

Lot 2 forms a compact block of productive IACS registered land extending to 28.53Ha (70.49 acres) or thereby. The farmland is classified as predominantly Grade 3(2) with a small area of Grade 5 in ‘the den’ Field 12 and the east boundary of Field 11. The land lies at an altitude of between 190m-225m above sea level and benefits from good roadside access via minor public roads. Farmed rotationally as per Lot 1, the land is in very good heart and capable of producing high yielding crops.

Lot 3 - Southview

Southview is a deceptively spacious dwellinghouse providing comfortable family accommodation over one level. Constructed in 2001, Southview is double glazed throughout and benefits from a large, partially floored loft which is thought suitable for conversion into additional accommodation, subject to obtaining necessary planning consent. The rooms are well proportioned and bright with large windows in the lounge and kitchen making the best of the south facing aspect. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor

Vestibule, hallway, lounge, kitchen diner, utility, bathroom, 3  double bedrooms all with fitted wardrobes and one with en-suite shower room, integral garage

Southview enjoys a pleasant outlook over the front garden and picturesque rural views beyond. Garden grounds, mainly laid to lawn, surround the property.  The spacious integral garage provides ample storage and parking together with the driveway to the front.  The property is accessed via a shared private road to the west.

Services: Oil Fired Central Heating, Mains Water, Private Drainage

Council Tax: Band E                                         

Energy Performance Certificate: Band C

Home Report: Available to view at www.anestates.co.uk

Coronavirus update - 05/01/2021

Whilst increasing lockdown measures pose additional restrictions for most of us, there is some positive news in that the property market in Scotland will not shut down in the way that it did earlier in 2020 and activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property is permitted.

Of course our priority remains, the health and safety of our staff and that of our Clients and Customers, and we continue to ensure our business continues in the safest and most effective way.