Savills | Lot 4 - Nether Careston, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6RT | Property for sale
424.56 Ac(171.81 Ha)
Offers over £3,500,000

Lot 4 - Nether CarestonBrechin, Angus, DD9 6RT

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Attractive stone built farm house
  • Modern farm cottage
  • Range of farm buildings including potato storage
  • Capable of growing a wide variety of crops
  • Good access throughout the farm

*CLOSING DATE - 23/11/2021 @ 12 NOON* First class arable farm with charming farmhouse and associated farm buildings

About this property

  • Nether Careston is the hub of the current farming operation at Careston. Lying to the south of the A90 the farm extends to about 424 acres in total with an attractive stone built farmhouse, modern bungalow and a range of useful farm buildings.

    The Noran Water passes to the west of the farm steading and meanders through the farmland before joining the River South Esk below the water works (third party ownership) on the eastern boundary.

    The farm is bounded to the south by the Upper Careston Beat (Lot 8) on the River South Esk from which water can be extracted for irrigation (subject to licence). Two internal farm tracks permit access for those wishing to fish down to the river. Nether Careston Farmhouse lies at the western end of the farm and is constructed of red stone under a slate roof.

    The house enjoys a southerly open aspect and is buffered from the A90 to the north by the original steading and more modern agricultural buildings. The accommodation is well laid out for practical farm living with three good sized reception rooms on the ground floor and four bedrooms and a large bathroom on the first floor as shown on the accompanying floorplans.

    There is a large enclosed well maintained garden which can be enjoyed from the kitchen window with formal lawns to the front
    overlooked by the main reception rooms.

    Grieve's Cottage lies in close proximity to the farm steading and thereby offers an added degree of security. The single storey bungalow is of harled timber framed construction under a slate roof and comprises the following accommodation: sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms and a bathroom.

    Farm Buildings
    Situated to the north of the farmhouse there is an extensive
    range of buildings which are mainly of steel frame construction providing cold storage for potatoes, grain and machinery as well as workshops.

    The land at Nether Careston (Lot 4) lies within a single contiguous block with fields directly accessible off internal farm tracks. There are two small grass paddocks lying adjacent to two woodland compartments which have recently been felled and re-stocked. A further area of woodland occupies a steep bank on the western boundary of the farm above the River South Esk. The remaining fields are all arable.

    Strictly by appointment with Savills.

    Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we request you take care when viewing the property, especially around the farmyard.

    View payable LBTT Calculator for this property

Local information

  • The estate of Careston lies 5 miles to the southwest of Brechin with its 13th century cathedral in the county of Angus near the east coast of Scotland. Angus has a rich and varied landscape encompassing heather clad rolling hills and glens; rich fertile soils on the Vale of Strathmore; and a vibrant coastline between Dundee and Montrose which boasts a mix of links golf courses, shallow bays, dramatic cliffs and tidal basins rich in birdlife.
  • Careston is easily and readily accessed with excellent communication links by road, rail and air. The A90 dual carriageway provides quick and easy access south to Dundee (23 miles) and beyond to Perth (44 miles) where it joins Scotland's motorway network, and north to Aberdeen (43 miles).
  • Aberdeen and Edinburgh airports (46 and 81 miles respectively) both provide a wide range of domestic, European and international flights with the former now being reached via the new city bypass greatly reducing drive time. Dundee Airport has a daily service during the working week to London City Airport.
  • There are three direct train services daily to London (King's Cross) from Montrose (13 miles), with a fastest scheduled journey time of 6 hours and 16 minutes, in addition to joining the Caledonian sleeper service at Edinburgh Waverley six days a week, Sunday to Friday.
  • Locally, the towns of Brechin and Forfar (8 miles) provide everyday facilities including supermarket shopping, banking, medical centres, primary and secondary schooling. The city of Dundee, which has developed as a 'tech hub', provides a wider range of shops and professional services together with an array of cultural services including the recently opened V&A Museum on the regenerated waterfront.
  • The city is also home to the universities of Dundee and Abertay, and is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences. Private schooling in the area includes Lathallan at Johnshaven (21 miles), Dundee High School, and in Aberdeen: Robert Gordon's, The Albyn, St Margaret's (girls) and the International School; all within daily commuting distance.
  • The area boasts numerous recreational activities including many fine golf courses, both links and parkland play. Locally there are challenging 18 hole courses at Edzell, Brechin and Montrose, whilst to the south lie Carnoustie and St Andrews, both of which have both hosted The Open, the latter being globally recognised as 'the home of golf'. In addition to the estate's own resources, salmon fishing can be taken on the Rivers North and South Esk as well as on the River Tay to the south and River Dee to the north whilst driven grouse shooting can be enjoyed in the nearby Angus Glens, which also provide fantastic hill walking. The Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains to the north offer more challenging slopes and the opportunity to ski in winter when conditions allow.
  • The local area is well supplied by agricultural merchants, machinery dealers and grain merchants and includes an excellent weekly livestock market in Forfar.

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = E