Savills | Ethiebeaton Farm, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3RB | Properties for sale
466.48 Ac(188.78 Ha)
Offers over £600,000

Ethiebeaton FarmBroughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 3RB

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Sold in November 2019
  • Farmhouse (4 bedrooms)
  • Traditional farm buildings
  • Refrigerated and ambient potato storage (2,500t capacity)
  • Stabling and arena
  • Three 11kW wind turbines
  • 198kW Biomass System
  • 430 acres arable
  • 27 acres permanent pasture


About this property

  • 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.



    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.

    Biomass System
    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.

    Wind Turbines
    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.


    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 WedderspoonProperty agent

Local information

  • Ethiebeaton is situated on the east coast of Scotland, between the small seaside towns of Broughty Ferry and Carnoustie, in an area renowned for the quality of its arable farms.
  • The county of Angus boasts diverse scenery from sandy beaches below red sandstone cliffs at Lunan Bay to the rolling heather hills of Glen Prosen, Clova, Lethnot and Esk. The area is particularly well known for its production of soft fruit, vegetables, potatoes and bulbs, as well as being home to the iconic Aberdeen Angus breed of cattle. Many of Scotland's most recent agricultural pioneers originate from the coastal “Golden Mile”, inspired and enabled by the underlying quality of the farms in the region.
  • Dundee, The City of Discovery (so called as home to Captains Cook's legendary ship) built its fortune on the industries of jute, jam and journalism. Today the city which has two universities and one of the largest teaching hospital in Europe, is going through a period of revival with a waterfront development including the V&A museum.
  • Recreational activities are diverse and include fishing on the rivers North and South Esk, traditional field sports in the Angus Glens and shooting on local estates.
  • There are a number of fine local links courses including Arbroath, Panmure and Monifieth with Carnoustie, which hosted The British Open Golf Championship in 2007 and 2018, only 7 miles away. Broughty Ferry and Monifieth are well served by shops, business facilities, leisure centres and both primary and secondary schools. Private schooling is available at Dundee High School (6 miles).
  • There are mainline railway stations at Montrose and Dundee, with regular services to Aberdeen and to the south, including a sleeper. Aberdeen Airport (68 miles) has a range of domestic and European flights. Edinburgh Airport (65 miles) is also within easy reach, and there are daily direct services from Dundee Airport (8 miles) to London Stansted.
  • Angus is well served by agricultural merchants and dealers and there is a successful local machinery ring which can provide additional resources as and when required. Grain and potatoes are shipped directly from Dundee and Montrose and there is a livestock mart at Forfar (14 miles).

Additional information

  • EPC Rating = F