Savills | Ellon Farms Portfolio, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8RB | Properties for sale
998.77 Ha(2,468 Ac)
Offers over £7,200,000(209.150.940.103 ₫)

Ellon Farms PortfolioEllon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8RB

  • Available in lots

Key features

  • Sold in October 2019
  • Four farmhouses
  • Modern range of farm buildings
  • 1,674 acres arable
  • 208 acres pasture and grazing
  • 479 acres woodland
  • Established pheasant shoot
  • Further residential properties available in addition


About this property

  • The six agricultural lots offered for sale form one contiguous block amounting to 2,600 acres. Managed collectively as a mixed farming business, there are a number of traditional steadings in addition to the principal modern buildings located at Crawhead, South Mains of Birness and the Home Farm. The grain drying and storage is centred at Home Farm with cattle rearing based at Crawhead and fattening at South Mains of Birness.

    The land is predominately classified as Class 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute with areas of Class 3(1) and 4. The arable ground has a good working depth and is principally made up of brown earths with a mixture of alluvial and gleys. The fields are of a generous size and the land gently undulates up to 70m above sea level with a predominately southerly aspect. Lots 1 and 6 lie to the west of the A90. The farms are served by a number of minor public roads and farms tracks that give good access to the majority of the fields.

    The majority of the land and farm buildings are let on a seasonal basis. The sale presents a wonderful opportunity to run a significant farming business incorporating both arable and livestock enterprises.

    The woodlands enhance the overall amenity of the area as well as providing good cover for game. In addition, there are stands of commercial softwoods ready for thinning and/or felling (subject to obtaining the necessary felling licences). There is scope to enjoy low ground shooting with the opportunity for roe deer stalking around the woodland fringes.

    The farms are being offered for sale as a whole or in up to six lots:

    Lot 1 - Crawhead - Three bedroom farmhouse, farm buildings, 146.78 farmland and woodland.

    Lot 2 - Land at Waterton - Traditional stone outbuildings, 317.77 acres farmland and woodland.

    Lot 3 - South Artrochie - Four bedroom farmhouse, farm buildings, 680.76 acres farmland and woodland.

    Lot 4 - Home Farm - Four bedroom farmhouse, farm buildings, 328.40 acres farmland and woodland.

    Lot 5 - South Mains of Birness - Five bedroom principal house, cottage, farm buildings, 869.79 acres farmland and woodland

    Lot 6 - Land at Westerton - 124 acres of farmland and woodland.

    Please be advised that the seller has waived exemption/opted to tax the subjects of sale and VAT will be payable on the purchase price. Further details are available from the selling agents.

Local information

  • Ellon lies 17 miles north of Aberdeen and three miles inland from Scotland's north east coast. Historically associated with the infamous breed of Aberdeen Angus cattle, which are favoured throughout the world, this part of Aberdeenshire is ell suited for mixed farming enterprises. Along the coast from Aberdeen (17 miles) to Peterhead (15 miles) and Fraserburgh (24 miles) the traditional fishing industry continues to thrive with much of the produce being transported to southern Europe.
  • The hinterland around Aberdeen has benefitted much from the oil industry over the last 20 years with a heavy investment in new housing and transport links. As a result, Ellon boasts three primary schools and a new Academy in addition to state of the art recreational facilities on the edge of town. The town itself is bypassed by the A90 which offers convenient access south to Aberdeen and north to Peterhead and Fraserburgh.
  • Aberdeen Airport at Dyce (19 miles) offers daily domestic services to some of the major cities in the UK and Europe. There are direct train services from Aberdeen to London, including a sleeper service. Aberdeen is a vibrant city with its corporate headquarters, universities and colleges and provides all the services expected of a major city. Private schools include Robert Gordon's College, the Hamilton School, St Margaret's and Albyn as well as the newly built International School of Aberdeen. Gordonstoun (private co-educational) is also with easy reach (68 miles).
  • The county of Aberdeenshire offers extensive opportunities for field sports with driven pheasant and partridges on many of the lowground estates and grouse shooting and stalking on the upland estates to the west of the county. The rivers Dee, Don, Deveron and Ythan offer the opportunity to fish for salmon and sea trout.
  • There are numerous golf courses including Trump International at Balmedie and the world renowned Royal Aberdeen. More locally, there are challenging 18 hole courses at Newburgh and Cruden Bay, and a six hole course at Ellon.
  • The area is well served by agricultural suppliers with a weekly livestock market at Thainstone Agricultural Centre near Inverurie (21 miles).

Additional information

  • Directions: From Aberdeen follow the A90 northbound for 15 miles. Continue on the A90 at the first Ellon Roundabout, crossing the River Ythan. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit signposted Auchmacoy. Continue on this road for 1 mile before turning left, signposted Auchmacoy. The Home Farm buildings will be on your left hand side after 0.5 miles.
  • EPC Exempt