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Land At Glenfarquhar

Auchenblae, Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, AB30 1UJ

Offers Over £790,000

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, which serve the 1,080 acres (437.12 hectares) of land.

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

Lot 2:
Lot 2 comprises 2 enclosures extending to 48.51 hectares (119.87 acres). According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2) being of a southerly aspect.
The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes, is situated between 135 and 185 metres above sea level and is situated within the Strathmore and Fife NVZ.

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.

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 guarantee the working order of services 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.
Particulars were prepared and photographs taken in February 2020.