Downfield Farm is equipped with an attractive modern farmhouse, a modern cottage, an extensive range of useful and adaptable farm buildings, a purpose-built abattoir and about 406.73 acres (164.60 Ha) of farmland and woodland in total. The farmland is well suited to growing a wide range of arable crops including barley and wheat, in addition to a range of vegetables such as shopping turnips, carrots, and potatoes.
Duncan Barrie, a partner with Galbraith said: “The sale of Downfield Farm presents a rare opportunity to acquire a productive and commercial landholding offering significant potential to continue with the existing livestock and arable farming enterprise alongside the successful abattoir and custom butchery business.
“The land at Downfield is in good heart and the well-positioned modern farmhouse benefits from spectacular views over the surrounding countryside and hills beyond. The property was built in 2012 and offers spacious and very well-presented family accommodation set over two floors including five bedrooms, and three public rooms. In addition, there are an excellent range of modern farm buildings, and productive and versatile areas of grade 3(1) and 3(2) farmland which will be a significant asset to the purchaser. We expect a great deal of interest from a number of different types of buyers.”
The current owners of Downfield acquired the farm in 2002, and over the last two decades have made significant investment in the holding including building a brand new farmhouse and the creation of a number of new farm buildings.
Between 2014 and 2016 following diversification into farmed deer, the current owners identified a gap in the market and have established a micro-abattoir and custom butchery for their home-grown venison, winning awards in the process and also providing a customer butchery service for other farmers and customers. The award winning business is now Scotland’s only field to fork venison farm, handling and meat processing facility which also processes sheep and goats as well as butchering cattle and pigs.
The remainder of the farming system at Downfield is centred around a mixed arable and livestock farming enterprise, which has been run as organic for the last four years, with cereals grown as part of the rotation.
The farm steading outwith the abattoir and cutting plant has been used as a base for the current owner’s arable, livestock and sheep enterprise, and although livestock numbers have been reduced in recent years, the farm originally carried around 200 suckler cows and 150 ewes plus followers.
Downfield Cottage is a traditional 3-bedroom property which is currently let out on a Private Residential Tenancy and located adjacent to the farm steading and would provide excellent ancillary accommodation for a family farming business if required.
Downfield Farm is situated in rural Fife some 5 miles from Cupar and approximately 40 miles from Edinburgh. Traditionally this area of Fife is known for its fertile land, capable of producing high yields of an extensive range of crops, and the area is well suited to intensive cropping and livestock units.
METHOD OF SALE
Downfield Farm is offered for sale as a whole through Galbraith for offers over £3,900,000.
There are a further three residential properties located within the boundaries of the farm which are also available to purchase in addition, and would provide a further income stream. Please contact Galbraith for more information.
The abattoir and meat processing business is owned and run by Downfield Limited. The business and all the abattoir and meat processing equipment are available to purchase in addition to the heritable property, by separate negotiation.
Further details on Downfield Limited will be made available from the selling agents following a formal viewing, confirmation of proof of funding and a signed non-disclosure agreement.