Belnagarrow Farm, Boharm, Craigellachie, Aberlour, AB38 9RL
Offers Over: £ 370,000
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82.48 acres

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Description

FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN 2 LOTS:- 

Lot 1 - Belnagarrow Farmhouse, Steading & Paddock of 0.4ha (0.99 acres) or thereby - Offers over £170,000

Lot 2 - Land at Belnagarrow extending to 32.98ha (81.49 acres) or thereby - Offers over £200,000

Viewing Arrangements

By appointment with Mr Norman Alexander - 07801 966 042 or the selling agents; Aberdeen & Northern Estates (James Craig) - 01467 623 800

Directions

From Keith; follow the A95 westbound out of the town for 4.5 miles to the hamlet of Mulben—turning left  to continue on the A95 (signposted for Perth, Grantown-on-Spey and Craigellachie). Follow this road towards Maggieknockater for 1.8 miles before bearing right where signposted for Belnagarrow (1 mile). Follow this road  for just over a mile until the farm appears on your left, indicated with a for-sale sign.

From Craigellachie; Take the A95 northbound towards Keith for just over a mile before turning left at an unmarked junction. Follow this road  up the brae and round a sharp right hand bend before continuing on for a further 1.8 miles before the farm appears on your right, indicated with a for-sale sign.

Situation

Belnagarrow Farm is situated in a spectacular elevated position in a peaceful rural setting within historic Banffshire. The farm lies immediately to the north of the hamlet of Maggieknockater and is in close proximity to the village of Craigellachie.

The farm is situated close to the confluence of the River Spey and River Fiddich in an area famed for the malt whisky distilling industry, which is a popular draw for tourists following the Malt Whisky Trail . The farm sits on the lower eastern  flanks of  Ben Aigan which means that there are a vast network of trails and expanse of open space of its doorstep.

The recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. Moray is well known for its spectacular coastline and its quality golf courses. The nearby Spey and Fiddich rivers provide excellent opportunities for salmon fishing whilst the area in general offers a wide range of sporting opportunities. There are a wealth of roads, tracks and open space close at hand for all manner of outdoor sports ranging from road cycling and mountain biking to walking, running and equestrian hacking.

The town of Keith is close at hand and offers a useful range of services and amenities whilst being only 9 miles distant. Keith is the start of the Malt Whisky Trail, being home to 3 distilleries and the town also hosts the ever popular 2-day annual Keith Show.

The former cathedral city of Elgin (17 miles distant) is the regional centre for Moray, providing a comprehensive range of facilities including supermarkets, shopping centre, leisure centre, hospital, cinema, hotels and restaurants.

Primary education is available in Craigellachie with Secondary education available in Aberlour. Both settlements offer modest local amenities at close reach.

Lot 1—Belnagarrow Farmhouse, Steading & Paddock

The dwellinghouse at Belnagarrow is a traditional one-and-a-half storey sandstone-built house which is L-shaped on plan and adjoins the traditional steading. The house has not been lived in for a number of years and would require substantial renovation to bring to a modern habitable standard. However, the house would provide an excellent blank canvas for modernising or complete replacement, subject to the appropriate consents.

 A garden, laid to grass and enclosed by mature shrubs and trees, lies to the front of the house (which is south-west facing). The views from the front of the house and the garden are second to none, looking southwards into the Fiddich and Spey Valleys with Ben Rinnes and its outliers as a backdrop beyond—the views must be seen to be appreciated.

The current accommodation of the farmhouse comprises:

Ground Floor

Kitchen, utility room, office, 2x receptions rooms, sun room WC

First Floor

Two double bedrooms, bathroom,  two single bedrooms accessed via back-staircase

Council Tax     

Whilst the farmhouse has been assessed as Band D, we understand that Council Tax is not currently paid on account of its current condition.

Steading Buildings

Belnagarrow has an expansive range of useful outbuildings including a traditional stone-built steading building which has been augmented and added to over the years with various steel framed sheds. These additions create a wealth of space for the management and housing of livestock—in particular the steel portal framed cattle court infill building. Additional shed space makes room for the storage of inputs and machinery and an earth-bunded silage pit with concreted floor adjoins the steading area to the north, whilst two other buildings sit separate to the main complex to the south. In all, there is approximately 1,915m2 of covered shed space.

There are substantial areas of hardstanding, with the total area occupied by the farmhouse & steading (excluding the paddock) extending to 2.11 ac or thereby. The steading area has the potential for the development of several residential house plots, subject to the necessary consents.

Paddock

Immediately to the southwest of  the farmhouse & steading is a paddock extending to 0.99 ac or thereby. This handy and readily accessible grass park provides excellent space for the keeping of livestock or horses.

Lot 2—Farmland at Belnagarrow

The IACS registered land at Belnagarrow (excluding the paddock) extends to 32.98 ha (81.49 acres) or thereby in total and is made up of 9 field parcels (3 of these are compartments of mixed broadleaf trees), as per the sale plan. All of the land qualifies as LFASS eligible area. The land is predominantly classified as a combination of grades 3.2, 4.1 & 4.2 by the James Hutton Institute and is currently managed as grassland with a break crop of spring barley or fodder crop, making it ideal for smallholding or equestrian interests. The land also benefits from a south-west facing aspect and is well drained. Post & wire fencing is in place throughout and is in stockproof condition.

The land broadly comprises; 10.45 acres of permanent pasture, 67.39 acres of arable land and 3.65 acres of mixed woodland, or thereby.

Services

Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply, Private Drainage, Telephone Connection. The farmhouse has oil fired central heating.

Entry

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 www.moray.gov.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.