CKD Galbraith is this week bringing Easter Ardross & Tollie Farms, two productive Easter Ross arable and livestock units to the market. Farmed together by the current owner for the past nine years and extending  in all to around 712.2 acres (288.2 Ha), the farms are being offered for sale as a whole or in three lots to allow prospective purchasers maximum flexibility. The James Hutton Institute land capabilities maps classify the lands as being mostly 3(1) and 3(2) with the higher ground on Tollie Farm as grade 4.

The farms lie in the small hamlet of Ardross, between the Wyvis Mountains and the Cromarty Firth, some 25 miles to the north of Inverness and 15 miles from Dingwall which has a thriving livestock mart.  The guide price for the whole is offers over 3,500,000.

Lot 1, Easter Ardross Farm extends to about 330.58 acres (133.78 Ha) in all. This lot includes Easter Ardross Farmhouse, an L' shaped, C listed building with spacious five bedroom accommodation over two floors, in need of renovation but with great potential  and Muir cottage, an attractive traditional farm cottage with two bedrooms.

The steading at Easter Ardross is located adjacent to the two residential properties and offers a useful and extensive range of buildings.

The guide price for Lot 1 is offers over 1,900,000

Lot 2, Easter Tollie extends to about 223.21 acres (90.33 Ha) in total and comprises of a block of bare agricultural land with approximately 90.56 acres of arable, with the remainder being good quality permanent pasture and a small parcel of woodland.

Lot 2 is available at offers over  940,000

Lot 3, Wester Tollie is about 158.42 acres (64.11 Ha) in total and again includes a block of bare agricultural land, of which around 60 acres is arable with the remainder being grassland.

Lot 3 is available at offers over 660,000

Alness River Woodlands

Also for sale through CKD Galbraith are the Alness River Woodlands which lie to the south of Easter Ardross on the northern bank of the pretty River Alness. The Woodlands comprise some 47.31 hectares of commercial woodlands, being primarily Norway spruce planted in the 1950s.

The guide price for the woodlands is offers over 150,000

John Bound, handling the sales for CKD Galbraith, said: "The sale of Easter Ardross and Tollie offers interested parties' productive farmland in a prime location.  It is unusual for such a large block of  farmland to come to the open market in the Highlands and the farms are well suited to an integrated cereal and livestock operation. This is a great opportunity for either neighbouring farmers to expand or, given the size of the holding as a stand-alone unit.  Being offered for sale as a whole or in three lots to offers total flexibility."

For more information please contact CKD Galbraith's Inverness office on 01463 224343.