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Stillswells | Galbraith
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Bonnykelly, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 6PN
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The subjects are situated 29 miles north of the city of Aberdeen being 7 miles north west of Mintlaw and 7 miles west of Turriff.

From Mintlaw take the A950 for 7 miles turning left at the fork signposted Cuminestown. Follow this road for 2.5 miles and Stillswells can be found on the right hand side. Alternatively, from the A947 follow the signage to Cuminestown and thereafter to New Pitsligo. Stillswells can be found on the left hand side.

Stillswells is a well-known commercial farm and is situated 2 miles south west of New Pitsligo in central Aberdeenshire. The land is generally south facing, being capable of producing a wide range of spring and winter crops, in addition to productive grass land. The extended farmhouse sits in an attractive, elevated position enjoying far reaching view to the south. The farm buildings comprise an excellent range of modern portal frame structures being suitable for arable and livestock production.

The village of New Pitsligo is 2.5 miles north east of the farm and has a small range of shops including a bakery, chip shop, Tandoori restaurant, in addition to a library, doctor's surgery and a hotel. Primary schooling is available at New Pitsligo and St. John's primary school.

The town of Mintlaw is some 7 miles distant and supports a number of shops and local amenities such as police station, library, dental surgery, Groups doctors practice and veterinary surgery. Built as a planned village around 1813 by James Ferguson, the third Laird of Pitfour, and had tree lined streets with a diamond shaped square at the centre. The Aberdeenshire Farming Museum is at Aden Country Park, being home to the nationally recognised agricultural collection. The park also contains a ruined mansion house, forest walks and theme park. Mintlaw has two primary schools being Mintlaw Primary School and Pitfour Primary School with secondary schooling at Mintlaw Academy. The north east coast with its wonderful cliffs and fishing villages is a short drive away.

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 some 29 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 new 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 an overnight sleeper service to London.

Stillswells is a well known farm situated in central Aberdeenshire in an area well known for its productive and fertile farm land.

The land is currently farmed as one and extends to 64.62 hectares (159.68 acres or thereby) including roads, yards and buildings and enjoys good access from the public road network.

The land is classified as Grade 3(2) according to the James Hutton Institute with high yields of cereals and grass being often obtained.

The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 150 and 175 metres above sea level and is generally of a southerly aspect. The fields are well fenced.
Stillswells farmhouse is an extended traditional one and a half storey stone and slate built farmhouse and is in excellent condition throughout.

Accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor - Conservatory, Lounge, Dining Kitchen, 2 x Double Bedrooms, Shower Room, Utility Room, Boot Room
First Floor - 2 x Double Bedrooms, Bathroom with shower

The Council Tax Band is C.

Stillswells is extremely well equipped in respect of farm buildings comprising mainly modern portal frame structures with some traditional build as follows:

1) Cattle Court - 30.3m x 12.12m with catching yokes. Steel portal frame construction, fibre cement roof, profile cladding, concrete walls and standing pad, hardcore floor.
2) Straw Shed - 60.96m x 15.15m steel portal frame construction, fibre cement roof, profile cladding, hardcore floor
3) Grain Store - 8m x 12.12m with 6.06m lean-to, steel portal frame construction, fibre cement roof, profile cladding, concrete walls, concrete floor
4) General Purpose Shed - 3m x 12.12m of steel portal frame construction, fibre cement roof, profile cladding, concrete walls, concrete floor.
5) Cattle Court - 30.3m x 12.12m with 6.06m lean-to, of steel portal frame construction, fibre cement roof, profile cladding, concrete walls, concrete floor
6) Traditional Steading - stone and slate construction, concrete floor
7) Workshop - 18.18m x 9.09m of timber portal frame construction, tin cladding, concrete walls, concrete floor

Extending to 63.11 hectares (155.94 acres), excluding roads yards and buildings the land comprises 9 enclosures, being classified as Grade 3(2).

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