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Durie Mains Farm

Luthermuir, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1RL

Offers Over £375,000


  • Spacious 4 bedroom farmhouse

  • Range of traditional and modern farm buildings

  • 9.8 acres (3.96 hectares) of land

  • 3 free range poultry sheds (available by separate negotiation

SITUATION
Durie Mains is situated approximately 6 miles south west of Laurencekirk in the county of Kincardineshire. The land is principally flat and is in prime agricultural country.

DESCRIPTION
The farm is a spacious 4 bedroom property with the farm …

SITUATION
Durie Mains is situated approximately 6 miles south west of Laurencekirk in the county of Kincardineshire. The land is principally flat and is in prime agricultural country.

DESCRIPTION
The farm is a spacious 4 bedroom property with the farm buildings comprising a useful range of traditional structures with monopitch additions. Durie Mains is situated in Kincardineshire in a productive agricultural area well known and sought after for its productive land.

The land at Durie Mains is in one contiguous block extending to 9.8 acres (3.96 hectares) or thereby, and enjoys good access from the public road network.

According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 2 and is capable of producing high yielding crops. The land was formerly used as part of a poultry business.

The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated 50 metres above sea level.

METHOD OF SALE
Durie Mains is offered for sale as a whole.

Farmhouse
The Farmhouse is a spacious, extended bungalow being block built under a slate roof with an easterly aspect. The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor – Porch, Living/Kitchen/Dining Room, Games Room, Utility Room, Conservatory, Bedroom with en suite, Bedroom, Bathroom
First Floor – Master Bedroom with en suite, further Bedroom, Office, Bathroom

The farmhouse enjoys double glazing throughout, gas fired central heating, mains water with foul water disposal via a septic tank and soakaway.

The EPC rating is E.

The Council tax band is E.

Farm Buildings
Durie Mains is well equipped with farm buildings, as follows:

Traditional Steading 15.5m x 13.3m being stone built under a slate roof.

Store 14.2m x 7.3m of monopitch construction.

Lean-to 6.2m x 22.5m of monopitch construction.

Further Lean-to 5.1m x 13.3m of monopitch construction.

The farm buildings are connected to the mains water system.

The Land
Extends to approximately 9.8 acres (3.96ha), and comprises 1 enclosure, lying to the east of the farm buildings. The land is classified as Grade 2 by the James Hutton Institute with the fields being of a level aspect.

Poultry Sheds
There are 3 free range layer sheds on site. Two were installed in 2008 and have a capacity of 2,160 laying hens per shed and one installed in 2013 with a capacity of 2,280 laying hens. These are available by separate negotiation.

IACS
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm code is 469/0056.

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)
The land at Durie Mains is included within Strathmore & Fife Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
There are no Basic Payment Entitlements included in the sale.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2DQ. Telephone 01569 690541.

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATE
Thainstone Court, Inverurie, AB51 5YA
Tel: 0300 244 6822.

MINERALS
The mineral rights are included in the sale.

TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale as so far as it is owned by the seller.

SPORTING RIGHTS
In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
The three poultry sheds on the land are not included in the sale but are available by separate negotiation. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.

INGOING VALUATION
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:

1. 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.

2. All feed stuffs, hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.

3. All oils, fuel, 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 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 Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

POST CODE SOLICITORS
AB31 1RL Blackadders, 30 & 34 Reform Street,
Dundee, DD1 1RJ

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.

POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser(s).

ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONS
Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either:

a) originals of primary (eg a passport) and secondary (eg current council tax or utility bill) ID; or
b) copies of such primary and secondary ID certified and dated by the purchasers’ solicitors as true copies along with written confirmation from the purchasers’ solicitors that they accept that we will be relying on this copy ID for AML purposes.
Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.

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 and farm land.

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 as satisfied themselves in respect thereof.

AMC PLC FINANCE
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, restructuring debt, and to provide working capital for diversification, improving or erecting farm buildings. For further details and to discuss any proposals in confidence please contact Robert Taylor on 07585 901847 or Email: robert.taylor@galbraithgroup.com

IMPORTANT NOTES
1. 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.
2. 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 services and appliances.
3. 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.
4. Closing Date - A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified 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.
5. Offers - Formal offers in the acceptable written Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the local Galbraith office per these sale particulars, through a Scottish Lawyer, confirming; if an offer is in relation to the whole, or a specific lot, or a combination of lots, and if the offer is subject to the sale of a property, together with proof of funding and Identification.
6. 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.
7. Photographs taken in August 2019.