Mill of Allathan
**UPDATE PLANNING PERMISSION IN PRINCIPLE FOR A REPLACEMENT DWELLING NOW GRANTED**
The subjects are situated 3.5 miles west of New Deer, being 7 miles east of Turriff in the county of Aberdeenshire.
From New Deer take the B9170 to Cuminestown. After 3 miles turn left signposted Greens, follow this road for half a mile and Mill of Allathan can be found on the left hand side.
Mill of Allathan is situated approximately 3.5 miles west of New Deer and 7 miles east of Turriff in central Aberdeenshire. The land is principally south facing and is in prime agricultural country. The farmhouse is in an attractive position, enjoying far reaching views to the south. The farm buildings comprise a useful range of mainly portal frame structures, all suitable for modern agriculture. New Deer was founded after monks from Deer Abbey built a chapel at Auchrennie. Around 1507 the register of Deer Abbey lists its land in the 'New Paroche of Deir'. There are 3 churches in the village although only one of which (St Kanes) still functions as a religious establishment. New Deer (St. Kanes) Primary School sits behind the main church in the centre of the village, the public hall being opposite.
There has been a bank in the village since at least 1847 and the Culsh monument is located nearby. The New Deer show is an agricultural show that has been running for over 150 years.
Turriff is some 7 miles westwards and has a larger selection of shopping and supermarkets in addition to agricultural suppliers and the Woodhead Brothers abattoir. The town lies on the river Deveron and boast 4 churches, a primary school (Markethill Primary School) and secondary school (Turriff Academy). There are two supermarkets, numerous specialist shops including two dispensing pharmacies. The town has a library, sports centre and a swimming pool and is served by Turriff Cottage Hospital. It also has an 18 hole Golf Course and is home to Turriff United FC who play in the Highland League.
Aberdeen is 32 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.
Mill of Allathan is situated in central Aberdeenshire in an area well known for its productive and fertile land.
The land is currently farmed as one and extends to 23.34ha (57.67 acres) or thereby, excluding roads, yards and buildings and enjoys good access from the public road network.
The land is classified as non LFA, the majority of which being Grade 3(1), according to the James Hutton Institute. The land is therefore capable of producing high yields of arable crops and grass for grazing.
The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 90 and 105 metres above sea level.
MILL OF ALLATHAN
Mill of Allathan farmhouse is a traditional one and a half storey stone and slate built farmhouse. The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor: Kitchen, Lounge, Bathroom, Double Bedroom
First Floor: 2 x Double Bedrooms, Storage Room
The Council Tax Band is - D
The EPC rating for Mill of Allathan farmhouse is F
The farm buildings comprise a useful range of traditional portal frame structures as follows:
Cattle Court 22.23m x 9.22m - of timber portal frame construction, blockwork walls, profile cladding, asbestos roof
Cattle Court 22.23m x 7.66m - of timber truss construction, block walls, profile cladding and asbestos roof
Tractor Shed 10.44m x 6.33m - of blockwork wall construction, profile roof and concrete floor
Workshop 11.83m x 6.63m - of stone wall construction, asbestos roof, concrete floor
Store 11.83m x 4.11m - of stone wall construction, corrugated tin roof, concrete floor
Store 6.1m x 4.5m - of block wall construction, tin roof, concrete floor
Stuart Dutch Barn 13.68m x 9.84m - of timber portal frame construction, profile cladding, asbestos roof
Comprises 5 enclosures and extends to 23.34ha (57.67ac). The majority of which is classified as Grade 3(1). The land is currently in grass but is capable of growing good crops of cereals and root crops.
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT SITE
Planning permission in principle for the demolition of a former croft and steading and the erection of a replacement dwelling and garage has been granted. The planning application can be viewed on the Aberdeenshire Council website, Planning Reference: APP/2016/1301.