*** CLOSING DATE FOR OFFERS: 12 NOON TUESDAY 23RD AUGUST 2022*** IMPRESSIVE LOW LYING ARABLE UNIT BOASTING SOILS RICH IN ORGANIC MATTER
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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