Moss side Lot 3

Cuminestown, Turriff, AB53 5YL, AB53 5YL
Offers Over
Land at Moss Side extending to 18.69ha (46.18 acres).


Moss Side is situated approximately 1 mile south of Cuminestown and 6 miles east of Turriff in central Aberdeenshire. The land is principally south facing and is in prime agricultural country, being in two separate lots. The farmhouse is in an attractive position, enjoying pleasant views to the south. The farm buildings comprise a useful range including a modern portal frame building with poured concrete walls extending to 648m2 with a lean-to measuring 432m2.

Cuminestown is the main centre of the Parish of Monquhitter, which was split from Turriff in 1649 when what was then a rural church was built on land owned by the Cumine family. There is St Luke's church in the village, a convenient store and in addition to the village primary school called
Monquhitter School.

Turriff is some 6 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.

Moss Side is situated in central Aberdeenshire in an area well known for its productive and fertile land.
Whilst the land comprises two separate blocks it is currently farmed as one and extends to 83.72ha (206.87 acres) or thereby, excluding roads, yards and buildings and enjoys good access from the public road network.

The land adjacent to Cuminestown is classified as non LFA, with the land adjacent to Moss Side being of LFA status. According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2), being 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 150 metres above sea level.
Lot 3 - Land at Cuminestown
The land comprises two enclosures and extends to 18.69ha (46.18 acres) all of which is classified as Grade 3(2). The land is currently in Spring Barley and is capable of growing good crops of cereals, roots and grass.

Strictly by appointing with the sole selling agents - Galbraith LLP, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SP.
Tel: 01224 860710. Fax: 01224 869023. Email:


Brown & McRae, 11 Frithside Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9AB, Tel: 01346 514761.
Aberdeenshire Council, Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AN.
Thainstone Court, Inverurie, AB51 5YA, Tel: 01467 626222. Farm Code 082/0204. If sold in lots the purchaser(s) will be required for a new holding number on entry to the land.

For sale as a Whole or in 4 lots.

The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payments. 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 on the land for sale. All payments relating to the 2017 year will be retained by the seller. The buyer(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to fully comply with the statutory management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition as laid down under the cross Compliance Rules of the Basic Payment Scheme 2017 for the rest of the scheme year. If the farm is sold in lots the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements will be apportioned as follows:

Lot 1 39.06 units Region One @ €169.19
(2017 payment including greening being €82.39)
Lot 2 18.06 units Region One @ €169.19
(2017 payment including greening being €82.39)
Lot 3 18.38 units Region One @ €169.19
(2017 payment including greening being €82.39)
Lot 4 6.82 units Region One @ €169.19
(2017 payment including greening being €82.39)

The land is subject to Agri Environment Climate Scheme (AECS) funding, the annual payments until 2021 being approximately £10,470. All payments relating to the 2017 year will be retained by the seller. It is a condition of the sale that the purchaser(s) sign a transfer of obligation form in respect of the AECS funding and will comply with the rules of the scheme for the remainder of the contractual period.

The Sporting Rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.

The Mineral Rights 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 of missives or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser.

The purchaser(s) shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a 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, fertilizer, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
All hay, straw fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value. All oils, fuels, fertilizers, 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 of the seller's agents.

The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection, particularly in reference to the farm buildings.

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. Email:

A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have noted their interest through lawyers to 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 Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SP. Tel: 01224 860710

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.
The Seller has signed a Deed of Servitude in respect of the Moray Offshore Wind Farm with the cabling route traversing Lot 3. All payments in respect of the Deed of Servitude are to be retained by the Seller.

The subjects of sale are served by gas fired central heating, private water supply, single phase electricity with foul water disposal being via septic tank and soakaway.

These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice.
Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of service and appliances.

These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995.

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