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For Sale - Outstanding Mixed Farming And Sporting Estate With Private Beach In The Heart Of Rural Aberdeenshire

A superb mixed farming estate in Aberdeenshire with an attractive country house and exciting low ground shoot is to be offered to the market through CKD Galbraith.

Kinloch Estate, by St Fergus, Peterhead, is available as a whole or in two lots and offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire an exceptional unit that unusually also comes with a breathtaking stretch of private beach and more than 200 acres of beautiful sand dunes.

Totalling some 1,148 Acres (464 Ha) of good quality arable ground and excellent grassland, Kinloch had until 2009 been predominately been run as an intensive arable unit, but latterly, with the aid of SRDP grant funding, it has been largely put back in to grass by the current owners with the aim of providing a more sustainable mixed farming enterprise through a mosaic of wildlife, sporting and agricultural land.

Having rested the land for several years, there is now the option to return the farm to a traditional but sustainable cropping rotation, including cereals and vegetables, whilst ensuring there remains an excellent balance between environmental, amenity interests and agriculture.

Kinloch, which is well equipped with a range of modern and traditional farm buildings, is divided into two blocks either side of the A90 trunk road and it is being offered as a whole or in two lots, with the road being the dividing line between the lots, to allow interested parties maximum flexibility.

The estate is also recognised as arguably the most highly regarded low ground shoot in the area. Kinloch's current owners have improved the sporting element considerably since purchasing the estate, with approximately 7,500 birds - split equally between partridge and pheasant - released annually, offering about 20 high quality shoot days a year. The average daily bag is in the region of 150 to 200 head. There is the added attraction of wild fowling on Kinloch Loch, which is part of the estate and on a number of well located flight ponds. There are also a lot of geese in the surrounding area which provide additional sport. The estate also boasts a well managed stock of roe deer with a number of gold and silver medal heads.

The main dwelling is Kinloch House, an elegant category C(S) listed property dating back to the 1820s. This seven bedroom property has been comprehensively and sympathetically renovated in recent years, creating a flexible and adaptable family house, suitable for modern living yet retaining many of the original features. The charming accommodation is set over two floors with a separate but interconnected annex, which was built on by the current owners by converting an adjoining outbuilding.

There are also two further properties situated on the estate; Kinloch Cottage, a recently refurbished two bedroom property adjacent to the principal farm buildings on Lot 1 and South Kirkton Farmhouse, a four bedroom property which forms part of Lot 2.  This sits in a private and secluded position with an attractive outlook towards the St Fergus Links and the North Sea. Again, the house has recently been modernised and provides comfortable and welcoming family accommodation.

John Bound of CKD Galbraith said: "The sale of Kinloch offers a truly wonderful opportunity to acquire an exceptional estate with a lovely family house, quality farmland and great sporting opportunities within a sought-after region of the country.

"The quality of farmland in Aberdeenshire is renowned within the farming market and the current owners have worked extremely hard to maximise the opportunities available at Kinloch.

"This is a particularly alluring estate and we expect it to generate special interest as a result of the variety and the sport it has to offer along with the beautiful dunes and the two mile stretch of golden sandy beach that also comes with the estate.

"The north east market has seen healthy demand for property of this quality in recent times and we expect that Kinloch will receive a similar level of attention from purchasers."

Kinloch is offered for sale as a whole or in two lots as follows:

The Whole: 1148 Acres (464 Ha) Offers Over 4.5 million
Lot 1: Kinloch, 530 Acres (214 Ha) Offers Over 2.7 million
Lot 2: South Kirkton, 618 Acres (250 Ha) Offers Over 1.8 million

To find out more call John Bound at our Inverness office on 01463 224343.