Savills | Lot 5 - Balnabreich, Brechin, Angus, DD9 6RT | Property for sale
178.88 Ac(72.39 Ha)
Offers over £1,200,000

Lot 5 - BalnabreichBrechin, Angus, DD9 6RT

  • Recently sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in April 2022
  • Productive farm on the banks of the River South Esk
  • Predominantly grade 2 land
  • Farmhouse, cottages and redundant steading available in addition
  • Good access from the A90

*CLOSING DATE - 23/11/2021 @ 12 NOON* About 178 acres of prime arable land

About this property

  • Lying contiguously to the east of Nether Careston from which there is access, Balnabreich extends in total to 178 acres. The farm road leads directly off the A90 to seven arable fields which collectively total about 152 acres.

    The remainder comprises haugh land and a grassland strip totalling about 14 acres of pasture.

    The sellers have retained access rights to the Lower Careston Beat through the steading at Balnabreich.

    Balnabreich Farmhouse and redundant steading with planning consent for residential development (No. 17 on sale plan) together with the terrace of three cottages (Nos 18,19 & 20) do not form part of Lot 5 but are available to purchase in addition.

    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.

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.