Savills | New Keig & Kinstair, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8BA | Property for sale
0.64 to 464.17 Ha(1.57 to 1,147 Ac)
Offers over £120,000 -​ £6,525,000($145,612 -​ $7,917,631)

New Keig & KinstairAlford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8BA

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Extensive arable unit with a grain drying and seed processing facility.
  • About 1,006 acres arable
  • About 49 acres pasture
  • About 53 acres woodland
  • For sale as a whole or in lots

*****CLOSING DATE: 12 noon THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER 2022***** EXTENSIVE ARABLE UNIT WITH MODERN GRAIN STORES AND SEED DRESSING PLANT

About this property

  • The New Keig & Kinstair Farms comprise five named agricultural units which are farmed as a single extensive farming business centred around a modern grain processing and storage facility, currently handling circa 4,000 tonnes of seed per annum for both local farmers and a number of national agricultural merchants. The current business model includes the processing of grain grown on site in addition to the facility attracting seed merchants from across Aberdeenshire and beyond.

    The land, which in total extends to 1,147 acres (464 hectares), is predominately Class 3 arable ground. The property is predominately south and west facing, with the exception of north facing Kinstair. The farm is in good heart, consistently producing high quality crops including oil seed rape, winter wheat and spring and winter barley.

    Cairncosh Farmhouse (currently undergoing a full renovation which will be completed prior to a sale) provides a spacious single storey home including four bedrooms enjoying fine views across open countryside and located adjacent to the site of a former steading, now demolished and with planning permission for three new dwelling houses. Additional residential properties may be available by separate negotiation.

    There are a number of traditional steadings across the property, offering opportunity for use alongside the agricultural activity on the farms by creating new primary or secondary steading complexes, or potential for development to alternative uses (subject to planning). Local planning policy is generally supportive of the conversion of traditional buildings to residential use providing that the Council is satisfied that they are of architectural merit, are capable of conversion and are physically suited for residential use. Where conversion isn't suitable there may be potential to clear the site for the erection of up to three dwellings.

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Local information

  • Located on the northeast coast, Aberdeenshire is one of Scotland's largest and most diverse counties and extends from the North Sea coastline inland to the Cairngorm mountains which rise majestically to the west. Alford lies about 45 minutes' drive west of Aberdeen (28 miles), nestled in the most attractive gently undulating countryside. Boasting fertile farmland, the area is renowned for producing the malting barley which supplies the many whisky distilleries in the region.
  • With its reputation as the 'Oil Capital of Europe' and an emerging centre for energy transition, the university city of Aberdeen boasts a broad range of professional services and many corporate headquarters, alongside cultural and sporting facilities. The city and region are well connected, with an international airport (24 miles) as well as a mainline east coast train service, with daily and sleeper services to London.
  • Private day schools within the city include Robert Gordon's College, Albyn School, St Margaret's School, in addition to the International School of Aberdeen. Gordonstoun School (50 miles) is a co-educational private school for boarding and day pupils for children between the ages of 8-18.
  • More locally, the small but growing town of Alford (2 miles) provides everyday facilities including a supermarket, doctors' and veterinary surgeries, bank, post office, hotel, primary and a new secondary school. The town also boasts a dry ski slope and the Grampian Transport Museum.
  • The New Keig Farms are easily accessible from public roads, with access to the various lots from a number of locations around the property boundary. These farms lie less than 2 miles from the A944, the main road which links the key settlements along Donside from Alford to Aberdeen. Kinstair Farm lies 1.5 miles on the other (south) side of Alford.
  • Aberdeenshire is a popular tourist destination for both the domestic and international market. It is well known for offering extensive field sports with driven pheasant and partridges on many of the region's low ground estates and grouse shooting and stalking on the upland estates to the west of the county. The nearby rivers of Don and Dee, along with the rivers Deveron and Ythan to the north of the county, offer renowned salmon and sea trout fishing. The farms are well positioned to access a wealth of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities, including those offered by the Cairngorms National Park (20 miles) that attract millions of national and international visitors to the region each year. Away from the hills, there are numerous golf courses in the county, with a local golf club at Alford, along with Trump International at Balmedie and Royal Aberdeen.
  • Alford 2 miles, Huntly 17 miles, Aberdeen 28 miles (all distances approximate)

Additional information

  • Available as a Whole or in lots
  • EPC Rating = C