South Retannach, Rothiemay, Huntly, AB54 7NU
Offers Over: £ 375,000
70.16 acres

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A well laid-out compact farm located a short distance to the north east of Milltown of Rothiemay, extending to 28.39 ha (70.16 acres) or thereby. A traditional 2/3 bedroom farmhouse and range of agricultural buildings lie centrally on the property, enjoying far reaching views over the surrounding countryside.

For sale as a whole offers over £375,000


By appointment with Mr Gordon Shand  - 07979 053 391

or the selling agents;

Aberdeen & Northern Estates - 01467 623 800


From the town of Huntly, travel north from the town on the A96 but turn quickly right onto the B9022 soon after crossing the River Deveron. Follow this road for 7 miles  before turning off right onto the B9118 (signposted for Milltown of Rothiemay 1½).  Follow this road into the village before turning left at the junction. After a third of a mile turn right onto the B9117 (signposted for Aberchirder 7). Follow this road for two-thirds of a mile before turning left onto a minor road. The property is approximately half a mile further and is the first on the right, indicated with a sale board. 


South Retannach enjoys a peaceful rural setting, commanding uninterrupted views across the surrounding countryside. Conveniently located close to the village of Milltown of Rothiemay and being only  10 miles from  Huntly (Keith also being around 10 miles distant), this compact farm is secluded but within close reach of services and amenities.

Primary education is found in the nearby village of Rothiemay. Secondary education is available at Keith Grammar or the Gordon Schools, Huntly. Both towns provide a comprehensive range of shops, supermarket, services and other facilities, such as Huntly Nordic and Outdoor Centre.

Keith is the start of the Malt Whisky Trail and is home to 3 distilleries and also hosts the ever popular 2-day annual Keith Show. The surrounding area is home to a number of golf courses including, Huntly Golf Club & Keith Golf Club. The property further benefits from proximity to the coastal towns of Banff and Cullen which provide further sporting and outdoor leisure pursuits.

The property enjoys direct transport links with the A96 with Huntly or Keith train stations providing easy access onto the mainline Aberdeen and Inverness route. These cities provide a wide range of facilities and services including theatre, universities and extensive shopping facilities as well as airport links to UK and oversea destinations.

The City of Aberdeen can be reached in little over an hour by car (rush hour excepted) and provides a theatre, two universities and shopping facilities far surpassing most other cities of its size.  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 dwellinghouse is a traditional one-and-a-half storey house which has been modified to have an ensuite third bedroom downstairs (though could easily revert to being used as an additional public room). The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor

Kitchen, living room, bedroom with ensuite shower room, separate WC

First Floor

Two double bedrooms (one with dressing room area),  bathroom, storage.

The property benefits from double glazing throughout and oil fired central heating. There are ample garden grounds surrounding the property, mainly laid to lawn with mature trees to the front (west) of the farmhouse.


Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply, Private Drainage, Telephone Connection.

Council Tax                                 

Band  C                                         

Energy Performance Certificate

Band E


The property has a good range of useful outbuildings including a traditional stone-built steading building which has been augmented and added to over the years with timber and steel portal framed sheds. These additions create a wealth of space for the management and housing of livestock . Additional shed space makes room for the storage of inputs and machinery and an earth-bunded silage pit adjoins the steading area. In all, there is approximately 1100m2 of covered shed space. An overview can be seen over leaf.


The IACS registered land at South Retannach extends to 28.35 ha (70.05 acres) or thereby in total and is made up of 6 field parcels, as per the attached plan. All of the land qualifies as LFASS eligible area. The land is predominantly classified as grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute and is currently under grassland, making it ideal for smallholding or equestrian interests. The land also benefits from a west facing aspect draining to a burn on the western boundary.


By agreement.

Common Agricultural Policy

BPS Entitlements are held but available by separate negotiation.

Mineral Rights & Sporting Rights

Included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.

Local Authority

Moray Council, Council Offices, Elgin, Moray, IV30 1BX.

Tel : 01343 543 451





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