Extending to about 466 acres in total, Ethiebeaton is an extensive and diversified arable farm centred around a comfortable family farmhouse with a good range of modern potato storage and general purpose buildings. The farm also benefits from three 11kW wind turbines and a biomass system which heats the farmhouse and farm buildings and generates a useful additional income stream.
LOT 1 ETHIEBEATON FARM
Ethiebeaton Farmhouse is an attractive period farmhouse of stone construction under a pitched slate roof. To the front of the farmhouse there is an pleasant split level garden with lawns, fruit trees and herbaceous borders all enclosed by a stone wall.
The accommodation is well laid out for family life, combining space, practicality and room for entertaining. The current owners remodelled the house in 2006 adding the front entrance hall and sunroom and enlarged the kitchen to create a space suitable for modern family living.
The glazed front door opens to an entrance vestibule with a WC/shower room off. There are three reception rooms; the drawing room with an open fireplace; garden room with access to a terrace overlooking the garden; and the dining room. The kitchen, which looks over the garden, has fitted wall and base units with tiled splashbacks and incorporates an oil fired AGA, electric hob, integrated dishwasher and an island containing the sink and an integrated fridge. Off the kitchen is the rear hallway with a utility room, farm office, WC and large storage room off.
Upstairs there is the master bedroom, three further bedrooms and a bathroom with a bath, separate shower, washbasin and WC.
The farmhouse is serviced by a biomass heating system.
A former mill pond which attracts a variety of wildfowl lies to the west of the farmhouse as well as a 52m x 26m riding arena with a sand/plastic surface.
Ethiebeaton is serviced by a 198kW Heizomat heating plant which was commissioned and approved by Ofgen in June 2015. The boiler, wood chip store and conveyors are housed in shed No.7 towards the centre of the steading which allows for easy delivery of wood chips. Further information is available from the selling agents.
There are three 11kW wind turbines located to west of the farm buildings. The turbines were commissioned in 2013. Further information is available from the selling agents.
Ethiebeaton is equipped with an extensive range of modern buildings with storage for 2,500 tonnes of potatoes and 500 tonnes of grain. The steading area has been well maintained and is largely surfaced in concrete. It benefits from a separate direct access off the public road, allowing easy access for articulated lorries without affecting the privacy of the farmhouse.
1. Cold Store 23.7m x 18.2m
2. Ambient Store 24.1m x 23.5m
3. Grain Store 70m x 13.75m
4. Stables 17.6m x 9.5m
5. Straw Shed 25.7m x 5.3m
6. Bothy/Hay loft
7. Biomass Shed 19.1m x 5.6m
8. Cattle courts 31.7m x 29.9m
9. Cart Shed 15.5m x 6.96m
The land in Lot 1 extends to 381 acres in total and comprises 345 acres arable, 27 acres pasture and 1.9 acres woodland. All of the land is suited to arable production with the paddocks to the south of the farmhouse currently utilised for grazing cattle and horses. The land ranges from 55m to 80m above sea level and is gently undulating with a mainly southerly aspect. The arable land is classified as Class 3(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research and has excellent working depth consistently across the farm. The soil is described as free draining brown earths and mineral gleys deriving from the Darlieth and Mountboy series. The fields are of a good workable size and layout, well drained and are capable of growing excellent yields of the full range of arable and vegetable crops. All the fields are accessed by a network of private or public roads. The farm benefits from a borehole which is connected to underground irrigation which allows all the arable fields to access water via roll flat irrigation pipes from two points throughout the farm.
The rotation is based around spring barley, peas, winter wheat, calabrese and potatoes.
All the cereals are farmed in hand and land is let annually for potatoes, peas and vegetables. Any spare cold store space is let typically through to the end of January.
LOT 2 LAND AT NORTH ETHIEBEATON
Arable land extending to 85.45 acres (34.58 hectares) situated to the north west of the farm buildings. The land is classified as class 3(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. The land is accessed directly from the public road and can be irrigated from the borehole in Lot 1.
Ethiebeaton is a first class, productive unit in a county famed for the quality of its land, with a period farmhouse, extensive range of farm buildings including refrigerated potato storage. Diversified income comes from renewable energy.Jamie Wedderspoon