Burrowley is situated in Buchan, central Aberdeenshire, in a well known farming area.
The land at Burrowley is principally south facing, being capable of producing a range of Spring and Winter cereals, in addition to productive grazings.
The town of Ellon is some 4 miles to the south west and is well served by facilities and amenities. The town has 3 primary schools which feed into the new Ellon Academy Secondary School (constructed 2015). The town has a community centre which includes a swimming pool and café, and the Ythan centre is dedicated to serving the needs of Ellon's teenage population. The Meadows Sports Centre is located in the eastern outskirts of the town and has many sporting facilities and clubs including football, rugby, an astro turf pitch for hockey, a gym and a multi used sports hall. The Meadows is also home to Ellon United Football Club, Ellon RFC and Ellon HC. The town has a wide range of shopping facilities and lies on the route of the national cycling route network on the former Buchan Railway line.
Aberdeen is 20 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.
Burrowley, in addition to the land, includes a 3 bedroom farmhouse and an extensive range of traditional farm buildings. The farmhouse is currently let under a Short Assured Tenancy.
The arable land farmed in-hand by the current owners and extends to 72.82 ha (179.94 acres) of arable land with 0.86 ha (2.13 acres) being coniferous woodland. Totalling 75.10 ha (185.57 acres) or thereby, including roads, farms and buildings, the farm enjoys good access from the public road network.
The land is classified as non LFA, according to The James Hutton Institute, the majority of which being Grade 3(2) with some 3(1).
The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 65 and 90 metres above sea level, and is generally of a southerly aspect.
Whilst the Sporting Rights have not been exercised in recent years there is an abundance of wildlife and wild game on the farm in addition to a wealth of songbirds.
LOT 1: Farmhouse, Buildings & Woodland at Burrowley
A farmhouse currently let under a Short Assured Tenancy, comprising of; three bedrooms, kitchen, two reception rooms, two bathrooms and a garage. Also included is an extensive range of traditional farm buildings. This lot extends to 2.28 ha (5.63 acres) in total, inclusive of roads yards and buildings. The EPC rating of farmhouse is F.
LOT 2: Land at Burrowley
Extending to 48.37 ha (119.52 acres) of land. The land is classified as Grade 3(2) with some 3(1) the majority of which is currently in arable production.
LOT 3: Land at Burrowley
Extending to 24.45ha (60.42 acres) of land. The land is classified as Grade 3(2) and is currently in arable production.
Brodies LLP, 15 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8HA.
Aberdeenshire Council, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon, Aberdeenshire.
RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTION DIRECTORATE (SGRPID)
Thainstone Court, Inverurie, AB51 5 YA, Tel: 01467 626222. Farm Code 052/0029. The purchaser(s) will be required to apply for a new holding number on entry to the land as it forms part of a larger holding under the same number.
METHOD OF SALE
For sale as a Whole or in 3 Lots.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payments with the arable land being classified as Payment Region 1. The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements have been established by the seller and are not included in the sale of the land. A buyer(s) will take over and pay for at valuation the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements established in the land for sale. The Seller will comply with the Statutory Management requirements and to maintain the farm in a good agricultural environmental condition, as laid down in the cross Compliance Rules of the Basic Payment Scheme, until the land is sold.
The Sporting Rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.
The minerals are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as they are owned. Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion.
POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion.
The purchaser(s) shall, in addition to the purchase price obliged to take over and pay for at valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
All hay, straw, fodder, roots and farmyard manure and other produce at market value. All oils, fuels, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds and sundries at cost.
Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as the selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over the Bank of Scotland borrowing rate as adjusted from time to time.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of the completion of Missives. The deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser(s) failing to pay the purchase price or failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the seller or the seller's agents.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection, particularly in reference to the farm buildings.
CKD Galbraith are approved agents for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and we can assist you in securing finance loans for a variety of farming purposes including the purchase of land and property, facilitate and reschedule debt, and to provide working capital for diverse creation, and improving on erected farm buildings. For further details and to discuss any proposals in connection please contact Robert Taylor on 0800 389 9448. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have noted their interest through lawyers to CKD Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer, and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to CKD Galbriaith LLP, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults Aberdeen, AB15 9SP. Tel: 01224 860710
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES
The subjects are sold together with, and subject to, all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof. All rights of access, servitudes and wayleaves will be granted and reserved in respect of the retained development sites.
In the event that Lot 1 is sold separately from Lots 2 and 3 the Seller retains the right to install pipework, electricity cables, communication lines, septic tanks/soakaways etc. through the subjects of sale.