Barnhill Farm is situated in a highly productive area of farmland in southern Aberdeenshire. The James Hutton Institute has classified the land as primarily Grades 3(2) and 4(1) with some 4(2).
Tom Stewart, a partner with Galbraith who is handling the sale, said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a productive farm in an area renowned for its good quality, fertile land and beautiful natural scenery. Barnhill is well suited for livestock grazing, having previously supported a suckler herd, or growing a range of crops. There is the potential for development of the former farmhouse and cottage if desired and the location suits a wide range of buyers, being within striking distance of Aberdeen and also the lovely hills and coastline of the region. This is a sought-after area for farming and the local infrastructure supports agricultural businesses. We expect a high degree of interest.”
The original farmhouse is of traditional construction with stone walls, slate roof and dormer windows with potential to modernise or extend, subject to the necessary consents. The accommodation includes: kitchen, utility room, dining room, sitting room, three bedrooms and bathroom.
There is also a traditional cottage, likewise offering the potential for redevelopment.
The farm buildings at Barnhill comprise: two large cattle courts / general purpose stores of steel portal frame construction; a large timber Pole barn; a further substantial cattle court; cubicle court; silage pits, a traditional store and Nissen hut. There is also a slurry lagoon adjacent to the cubicle house.
Lot 1 includes the farmhouse and 42.88ha (105.96ac) of land. The land is in good heart having been farmed in an arable and grass rotation in recent years and is partially fenced and watered.
The land in Lot 2 extends to 80.68ha (199.36ac) of primarily grade 4(1) and 4(2) land according to the James Hutton Institute. It is partially fenced, watered and has historically sustained a suckler herd. In addition there are two small blocks of amenity forestry. Lot 2 includes a phone mast that is two years into a ten-year lease to Arqiva Services Limited, the passing rent being £1,750 per annum.
Barnhill is located 1.5 miles east of Laurencekirk, 25 miles south of Aberdeen and 33 miles north of Dundee in the former county of Kincardine, an area known for its fertile farmland.
The area is well served by a number of grain merchants, agricultural suppliers and machinery dealers, in addition to the Machinery Ring. Auction marts can be found in Forfar and Inverurie, with modern abattoirs situated at Inverurie and Portlethen.
Barnhill Farm is for sale through Galbraith as a whole for Offers Over £1,700,000 or in 2 lots. For further details please contact Galbraith in Aberdeen.