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Highly Productive Arable and Stock Farm for Sale in Stirling

Leading Scottish property consultancy, CKD Galbraith has launched a substantial farm, in rural Stirling to the open market. Located in the fertile area of the Carse of Stirling, Alton of Bandeath is a productive mixed arable and stock farm extending to about 195.86 hectares / 483.97 acres in total.

Included in the sale there is a traditional five-bedroom farmhouse and a separate three-bedroom cottage, along with an extensive range of traditional farm buildings. There are several additional blocks of land zoned for business use under the current local plan, offering development potential as well as a small block of amenity woodland. 

The River Forth runs along the northern boundary of the farm and offers the opportunity to catch the occasional salmon, with fishing rights on the river being included in the sale. 

The farm currently carries about 400 Suffolk cross mule ewes with all lambs finished on grass at the farm. Up to 600 ewes have been carried in the past. The present arable system is based around a cereal rotation involving: winter wheat, spring barley, spring oats and grass leys. The land has predominately been classed as Grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute and is classified as Region 1 for the purpose of basic payment schemes. A recent reseeding programme has taken place on the land allowing high yields of fodder crops to be produced and the majority of land has been sown with cereal in previous years.

The farm is for sale as a whole at offers over 2,235,000 or in six separate lots.

Duncan Barrie, partner at CKD Galbraith, said: "Alton of Bandeath has been farmed by the same family for 50 years and thus represents a rare opportunity to acquire an agricultural holding of this nature in such an easily accessible area. The farm was historically owned by the Ministry of Defence and was used as a storage facility which comprises a number of large stores and sheds. Please note these buildings are not owned by the Seller and are therefore excluded from the sale.

Sold as one, this sale presents an exciting investment prospect coupled with offering a fantastic base for family living, or alternatively as individual lots offering interested parties the chance to buy various blocks of land and expand existing farming operations over the ground or to make a return on the land in the longer term given possible development potential due to the proximity of existing industrial and business uses in the local vicinity.

Lot 1 Alton Of Bandeath, By Fallin, Stirling offers over 1,100,000

Alton of Bandeath farmhouse and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings. Block of farmland extending to 64.12 Ha (158.44 acres) split between arable ground, permanent pasture and woodland providing amenity and shelter. About 45.71 acres identified as being allocated for business use. Fishing rights on the River Forth.

Lot 2 Land At Alton Of Bandeath, By Fallin, Stirling offers over 340,000

A productive block of farmland extending to approximately 56.22 Ha (138.92 acres) located to the north of the farm. The land has been zoned in the existing 2014 Stirling Local Development Plan for business use.

Lot 3 Alton Of Bandeath, By Fallin, Stirling - offers over 305,000

Block of farmland extending to approximately 24.85 Ha (61.40 acres) which has been zoned for employment and business use under the 2014 Stirling Local Development Plan. Good mix of arable and pasture land.

Lot 4 Alton Of Bandeath, By Fallin, Stirling - offers over 300,000

A block of farmland located to the north east of Alton of Bandeath Farm and bound to the north and east by the River Forth. Extending to approximately 35.52 Ha (87.77 acres).

Lot 5 Alton Of Bandeath, By Fallin, Stirling offers over 145,000 

A three-bedroom stone built cottage which enjoys in its own enclosed garden with an area suitable for parking a number of vehicles and includes an additional brick outbuilding to the rear. 

Lot 6 Alton Of Bandeath, By Fallin, Stirling offers over 45,000

An area of amenity woodland extending to approximately 15.06 Ha (37.21 acres) situated to the south east of the holding and bound to the west by the River Forth and accessed via a private road. 

In the last 12 months more than 60 farms totaling in excess of 20,000 acres with a value in excess of 65 million were sold through CKD Galbraith.