Hencar - Lots 2 & 3, Rothiemay, By Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 7NG | Property for sale | Savills
60.39 Ac(24.44 Ha)
Offers over £240,000

Hencar - Lots 2 & 3Rothiemay, By Huntly, Aberdeenshire, AB54 7NG

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Land at Burnfield & Land at Hencar
  • Productive farmland, woods and plot
  • Available in 2 lots
  • Lot 1 Land at Burnfield 31.41 acres offers over £80,000
  • Lot 2 Land at Hencar 28.98 acres offers over £160,000

Farmland and woodland at Hencar, within the scenic Deveron Valley.

About this property

  • Hencar is an outstanding property, situated in the Deveron Valley, close to the river and to Milltown of Rothiemay. Formerly a let farm on the local estate it was acquired by the seller's family in the early 1990s. An enviable site, enclosed by mature trees, supplemented by more recent plantings, the property enjoys plenty of privacy. In 1993 a new house was built, along with a guest cottage and a gallery / studio. The land around the house has been maintained as amenity ground, with more outlying fields being cut for hay. The location, quality of the house, and the extent of the land, make this a very special property. The guest cottage and studio also allow for flexibility either as additional accommodation or for staff. Hencar is perfect for entertaining, or can be used as a retreat, an exclusive holiday home, or for modern family living.

    Lot 2 Land at Burnfield About 30.52 acres (12.35 ha)

    Extending to a little over 31 acres, it comprises 18 acres of mixed woodland. Much of the conifer component has been felled with some wind-blow damage to the peripheral areas, and it is anticipated that there may be a requirement to re-stock the felled area.

    Southeast of the woodland is an area of open pasture land which could have been used for cutting hay in recent times, but which has a variety of uses including as agricultural land, further woodland creation or for amenity purposes. The land sits at an altitude of between 85 and 130 metres above sea level.

    Planning consent was previously granted for a dwelling house in 1995. A letter from the council in 2000 confirmed that works had commenced and that the planning permission (Ref 95/01505/01) remains extant.

    Lot 3 Land at Hencar About 28.98 acres (11.73 ha)

    The land extends to nearly 29 acres of grassland adjacent to the River Deveron, split in two enclosures. The soils are Noncalcareous Gleys of the Tarves series and the farmland is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as predominantly Class 3.2 and sits between 80m and 85m above sea level. The fields are generally flat owing to the alluvial location, and accessible from the public single track road.

    Lot 1 Hencar About 45.22 acres (18.30 ha)

    Separately available is a stunning home, along with a cottage, studio, garaging and grounds with ponds and a paddock.

" The location, the quality of the house and the extent of the land, together make this a very special property. There is endless versatility in terms of how Hencar is used – whether that be as a permanent home, country retreat or as a holiday let business, with the Deveron almost on the doorstep providing the loveliest of backdrops."

Ruaraidh OgilvieProperty agent

Local information

  • Hencar has a lovely rural setting within the Deveron Valley, close to the county boundary between Moray and Aberdeenshire, thus benefitting from all that both counties have to offer. Despite its rural location, Hencar is not remote and the area has excellent communications, with the nearby A96 linking Aberdeen to Inverness via Huntly, Keith and Elgin. Aberdeen is a major city with an excellent range of shopping, leisure and business facilities. Secondary schooling is found both in Huntly and Keith, together with a range of local shopping and business services. There are railway stations in Huntly and Keith and a sleeper service from Aberdeen to London. Aberdeen Airport is easily reached and has a range of domestic and European flights.
  • There is a primary school at Rothiemay and a local hotel. Numerous sporting activities are available in the area, including fishing on the adjacent River Deveron, whilst the Spey, Dee and Don are also easily reached. There are golf courses at Huntly, Turriff and Keith, as well as Duff House Royal and Royal Tarlair courses. Inland lie the Grampian Mountains. Walking and riding can be undertaken locally, along with Nordic skiing and mountain biking. Moray is home to some of Scotland's most beautiful scenery and its whisky distilleries are among the nation's finest. The Moray coast is renowned for having a relatively mild climate and numerous beautiful beaches. The coastal village of Portsoy is only 12 miles away while the town of Elgin (25 miles) has an impressive range of shops and leisure facilities. Gordonstoun is only a short drive from Elgin and takes both day pupils and boarders. There is private schooling in Aberdeen including Robert Gordon's, St Margaret's and Albyn as well as the International School at Pitfodels. The city is also home to two universities and several colleges of further education.

Additional information

  • Directions: From Aberdeen take the A96 northwards to Huntly. After bypassing Huntly take the turning on the right signposted to Portsoy and Rothiemay (B9022). Continue on the B9022 for 4.4 miles and turn right on to the B9118 signposted Rothiemay. In Rothiemay at the T junction turn right and proceed over the bridge and bear right. If coming from the north on the A96 turn left on to the A95 in Keith, signposted to Banff and after 5 miles turn right on to the B9117 signposted for Rothiemay. Continue for 2.4 miles and at the junction with the B9022 continue straight over, signposted Milltown of Rothiemay. Proceed through the village and over the bridge and proceed as above.
  • EPC Rating: D