Upper Clochforbie, Fisherie, TURRIFF, AB53 5QN
Offers Over: £ 990,000
175 acres

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By appointment with Mr G McWillie - 01261 851248 / 07812660595 or Aberdeen & Northern Estates - 01467 623800


From the A98 Macduff to Fraserburgh road, turn onto the road signposted “Clochforbie ½ mile” follow the road and you will see the sign for Upper Clochforbie on your right.


Upper Clochforbie is situated in a peaceful and picturesque  rural setting in a renowned cereal and farming area of North East Scotland.  Primary Schooling is available close at hand at Crudie with Secondary education available at Turriff Academy.  Turriff, a popular rural market town is located 8 miles from Upper Clochforbie 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 Tel: 01467 530700.


By agreement.

Mineral Rights

Included in sale in so far as they are owned.

Sporting Rights

Sporting rights are in-hand and included in the sale.

BPS Entitlements

BPS Entitlements are not included in the asking price but available by negotiation.


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.



The farmhouse at Upper Clochforbie is a traditional 1½ storey spacious dwelling providing 3 bedroom / 2 public room accommodation with garden area to the front and side of the property and garage accommodation and parking area to the rear.   The internal layout is shown on the attached floorplan, but in summary comprises:

Ground Floor

Kitchen, Dining Room, Bathroom, Living Room, Sitting Room and Porch.

First Floor

Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and Store to the front of the property with Bedroom 3 with en-suite Shower facilities above Dining Room at rear of property.

Caravan at Pond area

A high grade Willerby Vogue Caravan (42ftx14ft) with decking area and canopy is included at the pond area providing additional residential or rental income opportunities in an attractive setting.  The caravan accommodation comprises of lounge, kitchen, double bedroom with dressing area and en-suite shower room, single bedroom and bathroom. 


Mains electricity, private water, private drainage.

Council Tax      

Band E              

Energy Performance Certificate

Band F

Farm Buildings

The centrally located farm buildings at Upper Clochforbie provide a good range of livestock housing, machinery and general storage facilities.  In summary the buildings include:

Cattle Court 1 

16m x 5m

Back Byre

35m x 7m

Handling Shed

6m x 3m

Machinery Shed

9m x 5m

Grain Store

15m x 5m

Drier Shed

15m x 6m


22m x 7m


24m x 12m

Lean to

24m x 7m

Cattle Court/Barn

24m x 12m


The IACS registered land at Upper Clochforbie extends to 68.39ha (168.99 acres) or thereby comprising 21 field parcels as per the attached farm plan.  According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute) this land is predominately classified as Grade 3(2) with areas of Grade 3(1) to the west in fields 1,2,3,4 and 7 and a very small area of Grade 4 in field 18  The land lies at an altitude of between 140 and 200 metres above sea level with a gentle south westerly aspect in general. The farm has benefitted from agri-environmental schemes for a number of years and is presently in the final year of a 5 year AECS scheme with options available for the new owner to begin a new scheme in 2022.












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.