47.87 Ac(19.37 Ha)
Offers over £275,000

Land At Marymill FarmMarykirk, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1UT

  • Sold
  • Freehold

Key features

  • Sold in June 2018
  • Road frontage
  • 47.18 acres arable
  • 55' to 100' above sea level
  • As a whole

A first class block of arable land with road frontage

About this property

  • he land at Marymill was acquired by the sellers in the mid 1990s, as an outlying block which is additional to their main farming unit. As such it has been farmed as part of a larger farming business. Cropping has therefore been kept simple, for ease of management, and has typically included spring barley, grown for malting and ware potatoes. Yields of spring barley are typically reported as 2.5-2.75 tonnes per acre (90 units nitrogen per acre). Carrots and onions have also been grown in the past.

    The land ranges in height from 17 m to 30 m (55' to 100') above sea level. It is classified by the James Hutton Institute as being Class 2 and 3(1). It is therefore capable of growing a good range of productive crops. Oil seed rape has not been grown.

    Given its location next to Marykirk, particularly field 3, there may be some long term development potential, subject to obtaining any necessary planning consents.

    There is an agreement in place with Aberdeenshire Council (South) to not crop 0.55 ha in field 3 adjacent to the road, to help alleviate flooding from the burn, known as the Burn of Balmaleedy, onto the road. Typically the land is used for greening.

Local information

  • The land at Marymill is situated on the northern side of the River North Esk, next to the village of Marykirk, between Montrose and Laurencekirk. The River North Esk forms the county boundary between Angus and Kincardineshire. As such it is an area that is renowned for its high quality and fertile agricultural land.
  • The land is easily accessible, with the fields all fronting onto the A937, which connects with the A90 at Laurencekirk. This is one of the most productive farming areas in Scotland. There is a mart at Forfar and the area is well served with grain and potato merchants, agricultural dealers and contractors, together with a successful machinery ring, based in Laurencekirk.

Additional information

  • Directions: If coming from the A90 (Dundee to Aberdeen dual carriageway) some 3 miles south of Laurencekirk, and 3 miles north of Stracathro, turn onto the B974, signposted Marykirk. After 1.7 miles, in Marykirk, turn right onto the A937, and the land will be seen on either side of the road on leaving the village. Alternatively from the A90 at Laurencekirk take the A937 to Marykirk. If coming from Montrose on the A937, then the land will be seen on either side of the road, immediately after crossing the bridge over the River North Esk.
  • EPC Exempt