Savills | Pitgersie Farm, Newburgh, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AQ | Property for sale
123.07 to 243.52 Ha(304.11 to 601.74 Ac)
Offers over £2,200,000 -​ £3,920,000($2,658,898 -​ $4,737,673)

Pitgersie FarmNewburgh, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 6AQ

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Class 3(1) and 3(2)
  • Arable 463.21 acres
  • Pasture 117.20 acres
  • In all about 601.73 acres
  • Available as a whole or in lots


About this property

  • Pitgersie Farm is an attractive and well-equipped mixed holding, situated in a productive farming area with convenient access to markets and the region's main public highways. At the heart of the holding is a traditional farmhouse, recently modernised to a high standard, a stockman's cottage and an extensive range of modern farm buildings reflecting the property's former farming systems. A pair of semi-detached cottages and a house site with planning permission offer the opportunity for development and diversification. The land comprises three distinct parts: the principal farming unit at Pitgersie (Lot 1); a block of arable land 1.5 miles to the south at Cothill (Lot 2); and a single outlying field one mile to the east towards Newburgh (Lot 3).

    Running as a dairy unit until very recently, Pitgersie is now run as a mixed stock and arable enterprise. The steading is extremely well-equipped for wintering cattle and the mixed system provides a valuable supply of manure. In recent years cattle have been summered away from the farm so the full extent of the arable ground can be utilised. The cropping rotation involves winter and spring barley, winter wheat and oil seed rape.

    The farmland across the holdings is predominantly classified at Class 3(1) and 3(2) according to the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research and lies between 10m and 55m above sea level. The land has excellent access from either public roads or hard internal tracks. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery. Much of the land has benefitted from an extensive drainage maintenance and improvement programme in recent years. With an excellent working depth, the soil is described as being mainly brown earth soils of the Peterhead Association and is capable of producing a wide range of high yielding arable crops. Recent yields have been reported in excess of 4 tonnes per acre of winter crops and 2.5 - 3 tonnes per acre for spring barley.

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Local information

  • Pitgersie Farm lies 2 miles inland from Scotland's northeast coast at Newburgh to the east of Ellon and 11 miles north of Aberdeen City centre. The farm is conveniently located, situated with almost immediate access onto the A90 (Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route) which offers swift access to Aberdeen and the south and north to Ellon and beyond.
  • Aberdeenshire is recognised as one of Scotland's principal agricultural regions and is particularly suited for mixed farming enterprises. Accordingly, the area is well served by agricultural suppliers and there are weekly livestock markets at Thainstone Agricultural Centre near Inverurie (24 miles) and United Auctions at Huntly (36 miles), both attracting strong trade from across mainland Scotland and the islands.
  • Newburgh offers local services and a primary school, whilst the larger nearby town of Ellon boasts supermarkets, a primary school, a recently upgraded secondary school and state of the art recreational facilities on the edge of town.
  • Aberdeen City has long been known as the 'Oil Capital of Europe' and is now an emerging centre for renewable energy transition. This university city is home to a diverse range of professional services and many corporate headquarters, alongside cultural and sporting facilities. The city and surrounding area is well connected, with an international airport (16 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 and St Margaret's School, in addition to the International School of Aberdeen.
  • Aberdeenshire is a popular and sought after region of Scotland offering the outdoor enthusiast access to the Grampian hills to the west and the magnificent coastline to the east with its long sandy beaches. There are numerous golf courses including Trump International at Balmedie adjacent to the land at Cothill (Lot 2) and the world-renowned Royal Aberdeen. More locally, there are challenging 18 hole courses at Newburgh, Cruden Bay, Ellon and Murcar.
  • Ellon 7 miles, Aberdeen 11 miles, Inverurie 17 miles (all distances approximate)

Additional information

  • Directions: From the A90 (Aberdeen to Peterhead dual carriageway) take the slip road signposted for the A975 (Newburgh). Turn right onto the A975 and continue for approximately one mile before turning left onto the drive leading to Pitgersie Farm. The postcode is AB41 6AQ. what3words: ///emerald.backtrack.object
  • EPC Rating = E