Coldhome is situated in prime livestock country in the former county of Banffshire. The land is capable of producing a wide range of spring cereals in addition to being excellent grazing land. The farmhouse sits in an attractive position enjoying far reaching views to the south west. The farm buildings comprise a useful range of portal frame and traditional structures.
The farm is 2.5 miles from the village of Rothiemay which boasts a general store with Post Office facilities, primary school, church, village hall and hotel.
The town of Keith dates from around 1180 and local shops and services include a butcher, health centre, dentist, optician, hairdressing salons and supermarkets. The town has 2 primary schools, in addition to secondary schooling being available at Keith Grammar School. The town is at the start of Scotland's malt whisky trail and has 3 distilleries, Strathmill, Glenkeith and Strathisla. Since 1950 the town has been the headquarters of Chivas Brothers. Two annual events attract tourists to Keith being the TMSA Keith Festival, which celebrates the traditional music of the area in addition to the Keith Country Show, which was founded in 1872. Keith has an 18 hole golf course, three tennis courts, a bowling club, squash court, skate park and sports hall. The Swimming Pool has been recently refurbished and the town is also home to Keith Cricket Club and Keith Football Club, which plays in the Highland League.
Huntly is the historic home to the Gordon Highlanders Regiment and boast a primary school (Gordon Primary) and secondary (The Gordons Schools) beside the historic Huntly Castle. The area is well known for its sportings having prolific salmon and trout fishing on the rivers Deveron and Bogey with other outdoor activities including golf, Nordic skiing in the Clashindarroch forest, hillwalking, mountain biking and rugby. The local football team, Huntly FC, plays in the Highland League. The town has a wide range of agricultural suppliers in addition to the United Auctions livestock centre.
Aberdeen is 49 miles distant, and has a wide range of shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions which one would expect from the oil capital of Europe. Private education is available in the City which also has 2 universities. Aberdeen International Airport offers regular domestic and European flights, in addition to which there is a train station with regular services to both north and south, and overnight sleeper service to London.
Coldhome is situated in Banffshire in an area well known for its productive and fertile grazings.
The land is currently farmed as part of a larger unit and extends to 36.35 hectares (89.82 acres) being ring fenced.
The land is classified as LFA, the majority of which being Grades 3(2) and 4(2), according to the James Hutton Institute, with high yields of spring crops and grass being often obtained.
The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 105 and 125 metres above sea level.
Coldhome farmhouse is a traditional one and a half storey stone and slate built farmhouse under a wet harl finish. It has recently been refurbished and is now fully insulated with 4" Kingspan with an 8" glasswool layer in the roof. A fitted kitchen with double oven cooker, halogen hob, fridge freezer and dish washer was installed and the bathroom refurbished. Double glazed units were fitted throughout and oil fired central heating installed with multifuel stove in sitting room. The renovations were undertaken in 2012/2013 with final decoration to be completed by the purchaser.
The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor, Dining Kitchen, Sitting Room, Bathroom, Office, Utility.
Upstairs, 2 x Double Bedrooms, Single Bedroom.
The Council Tax Band is C.
The farm buildings comprise a compact range as follows:
Silage Pit 18.18m x 7.27m. Steel portal frame construction, block walls, Yorkshire boarding, asbestos roof and concrete floor, with lean-to's to east and west elevations of 7.27m and 6.26m respectively.
Traditional Byre 18.18m x 2.72m. Stone built construction under a slate roof.
Pole Barn 11m x 9.2m.
Dung Stead. 25m x 18m. Part block part shuttered concrete walls and concrete floor.
The land extends to 35.72 hectares (88.26 acres) being classified as Grades 3(2) and 4(2). The majority of land is currently in grass with spring barley being grown in field 32.
The total area extends to 36.35 hectares (89.82 acres).