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.