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Lot 1 - Tipperty Farm

Auchenblae, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1UJ


Tipperty Farm is situated approximately 2 miles north of the village of Auchenblae, 8 miles north of Laurencekirk and 25 miles south of Aberdeen in the former county of Kincardineshire. The land is of undulating nature, rising from the Howe …

Tipperty Farm is situated approximately 2 miles north of the village of Auchenblae, 8 miles north of Laurencekirk and 25 miles south of Aberdeen in the former county of Kincardineshire. The land is of undulating nature, rising from the Howe of the Mearns, being in prime farming country. The farmhouse is conveniently situated next to the outstanding range of farm buildings.

The Village of Auchenblae is some 2 miles distant and boasts a useful range of facilities including a primary school, convenience store, post office and doctors surgery. Expanded shopping and social facilities can be found at Laurencekirk, being 8 miles south, and Stonehaven, being 8 miles north. Secondary schooling is available at both Mearns Academy (Laurencekirk) and Mackie Academy (Stonehaven).

The area is well known for sporting facilities with a 9 hole golf course at Auchenblae and 18 hole courses at Edzell, Brechin and Montrose. Driven pheasant and grouse shooting in addition to deer stalking is available on a number of estates in the nearby Angus Glens with fishing being available on the Rivers North and South Esk. In addition, the river Dee is easily reached over the scenic Cairn O’ Mount road. Other local amenities include the heated outdoor swimming pool at Stonehaven and St. Cyrus beach which is a Nature Reserve.

The area is well resourced in terms of agricultural infrastructure, being well served by grain merchants, agricultural suppliers and machinery dealers with Laurencekirk being the base of the Machinery Ring. Auction marts can be found in Forfar (30 miles) and Inverurie (35 miles) with a modern abattoir being situated at Portlethen (20 miles).

Aberdeen is some 25 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 at Robert Gordon’s College, St. Margaret’s School for Girls and Albyn School. The City also has 2 universities and several colleges for further education. 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.

Strictly by appointing with the sole selling agents –Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SN. Tel: 01224 860710. Fax: 01224 869023. Email: aberdeen@galbraithgroup.com

Tipperty Farm is situated in the former county of Kincardineshire being on the northern fringe of the Howe O’ the Mearns, a well known farming area being sought after for its productive land.
The 2 bedroom farmhouse is conveniently located adjacent to an extensive range of modern farm buildings. In addition to the core farming assets there is a redundant farmhouse and outbuildings at Corsebauld.

Lot 1:
Tipperty Farmhouse
Although modest in size the farmhouse is conveniently situated adjacent to the farm buildings and offers scope for expansion. Of brick construction with a harl finish under a slate roof, the farmhouse enjoys a pleasant southerly aspect.
With reference to the floorplan, the accommodation is over a single floor, as follows:• Sitting Room with wood burning stove
• Kitchen with fitted oak floor and wall units, incorporating integrated appliances
• 2 x double bedrooms
• Utility Room with Shower Room and WC adjacent
• The Council tax band is D
• The EPC rating is E

The farmhouse sits to the south of the farm buildings, enjoys double glazing and oil fired central heating throughout.

The Farm Buildings
The farm buildings comprise an exceptional range of modern structures, including housing for 600 cattle and 200 tonnes of grain storage. With reference to the plan of the farm buildings construction and dimensions are as follows:

1. Cattle Court
42m x 20.5m, of steel portal frame construction, concrete panel walling with vent air cladding above, corrugated roof, concrete floor with centre feed passage.
12m x 6.2m, on south elevation of block wall construction with open sides and front.

2. Sheep Shed
35.6m x 15m, of steel portal frame construction, concrete block walls, vent air cladding to eaves, corrugated roof, earth floor.

3. Lambing Shed
31.8m x 13.7m, of steel portal frame construction, stone/block walls, corrugated roof and earth floor. The shed also contains an office with a WC and WHB.

4. Cattle Court
31.8m x 14.8m, of steel portal frame construction with block walls, Yorkshire boarding above, corrugated roof, concrete floor with centre feed passage.

5. Cattle Court
31.8m x 7.2m, of steel portal frame construction with block walls, Yorkshire boarding on gable, corrugated roof, concrete floor. Overhang on west elevation above external feed barriers.

6. Straw Shed
32m x 30.2m, of steel portal frame construction, profile cladding to eaves, corrugated roof and concrete floor.

7. Feed Store
24.9m x 14.7m, of steel portal frame construction, concrete block walls, vent air cladding, corrugated roof, and concrete floor.

8. Covered Silage Pit
43.6m x 13.1m, of concrete portal frame construction, concrete walls and floor, corrugated roof.

9. Workshop
18.2m x 8.8m, of steel lean-to construction with block walls, asbestos roof and concrete floor.

10. Cattle Court
18.2m x 7.8m, of steel lean-to construction, block walls, corrugated roof and concrete floor.

11. Malgar Slurry Store
Of steel panel construction with a capacity of 1,225 cubic metres of slurry which is pumped from the adjacent slatted court.

12. Slatted Cattle Court
41m x 28m, of concrete portal frame construction, block walls with Yorkshire boarding above and concrete slatted floor. 2 feed passages which serve 4 penned areas.

13. Machinery Shed
22m x 13.6m, of steel portal frame construction, concrete block walls, profile cladding, corrugated roof and concrete floor.

14. Hay Shed
27m x 8.9m, of pole barn construction with partial block walls, profile cladding, corrugated roof and earth floor.

The Land
The land comprises 31 enclosures and extends to 328.29 hectares (811.20 acres). According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2) with small areas of Grade 3(1) and Grade 4. The majority of the fields are well fenced with water provided by field troughs or natural water courses. Being relatively stone free, the land well fenced and is in excellent heart having been farmed in rotation and having received regular applications of dung and slurry over the years.
The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and qualifies for LFASS payments being situated between 140 and 220 metres above sea level.

Previous farming policy included the growing of cereals, letting of land for potatoes, in addition to grazing 350 suckler cows and followers and a flock of 650 breeding ewes.

Corsebauld Farmhouse and Buildings
Corsebauld farmhouse and buildings are situated to the north of Tipperty. Comprising a farmhouse in need of renovation and a range of out buildings, which are suitable for conversion to residential use subject to the relevant consents being obtained. Access to Corsebauld is either by the internal track to the rear of the farm building or by the private track leading from the public road.
Corsebauld, whilst secluded is not remote and enjoys wonderful privacy and views.
The Council Tax Band is E
EPC rating being E

Aberdeenshire Council, Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2DQ. Telephone 0345 608 1207

Thainstone Court, Inverurie, AB51 5YA, Tel: 0300 244 6822. Farm Code 467/0040.

The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payments. The BPS 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 2020 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 2020 for the rest of the scheme year.
The farm currently has an allocation of entitlements as follows:
Region 1: 402.81 units @ €165.63 (excluding greening).

In the event that the land be sold in Lots the entitlements will be apportioned accordingly.
The land in Lots 1 and 3 qualify for LFASS payments.

Whilst the Sporting Rights have not been formally exercised in recent years but the aspect and topography of the land would lend itself to driven pheasant and partridge shooting. In addition to which there is ample opportunity for roe deer stalking.

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 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.
There is planning consent (2017/1344) granted by Aberdeenshire Council on 28 July 2017 for two 800kW wind turbines, a substation and associated tracks on Herscha Hill.

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 3899448. Email: robert.taylor@galbraithgroup.com

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 9SN.

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.

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. The property is also sold subject to the rights of public access under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003. There is a public footpath running from Feughside to the Brig of Boggendreip that follows the private road to Corsebauld. In addition there is a wayleave agreement in favour of Scottish & Southern Energy where electricity poles crossing the land.

Tipperty Farm is served by mains electricity and water. Drainage from the farmhouse is via a septic tank and soakaway. The farmhouse enjoys oil fired central heating. Corsebauld farmhouse enjoys mains electricity and private water supply with drainage via a septic tank and soakaway. There is oil fired central heating installed in the farmhouse.