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Auchlinn

Fisherie, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 5RT

Offers Over £3,555,000


  • Lot 1: Auchlinn Farm comprising 4 bedroom farmhouse, extensive range of farm buildings, biomass boiler and 191.66 hectares (473.59 acres) of land.

  • Lot 2: Land and portal frame & specialist pig buildings at Walkerhill, extending to 15.88 hectares (39.24 acres).

  • Lot 3: Land at Newton of Cummerton extending to 24.62 hectares (60.86 acres).

  • Lot 4: Land at Lower Crudie extending to 18.59 hectares (45.94 acres).

  • Lot 5: Land at Netherbrae extending to 11.14 hectares (27.53 acres).

Auchlinn is situated in a prime farming area, well known for its productive and fertile land.

The 4 bedroom farmhouse is conveniently located adjacent to an extensive range of farm buildings. The land at Auchlinn extends to 647.15 acres or …

Auchlinn is situated in a prime farming area, well known for its productive and fertile land.

The 4 bedroom farmhouse is conveniently located adjacent to an extensive range of farm buildings. The land at Auchlinn extends to 647.15 acres 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 3(1) and 3(2). The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 75 and 125 metres above sea level.

The land is highly productive capable of growing a wide range of crops, including potatoes. Being farmed in rotation and having regular applications of dung and slurry the land is in excellent heart, with lime being applied as to requirement. The farmhouse is conveniently situated next to the extensive range of farm buildings which currently serve the 647.15 acres of land.

The town of Turriff is some 6 miles distant and boasts a large number of services and communities including banks, 2 supermarkets, 2 dispensing pharmacies, a library, sports centre and swimming pool in addition to numerous specialist shops and Turriff Cottage Hospital. The town also has 4 churches, a primary school at Market Hill and secondary schooling is available at Turriff Academy. The town also hosts the Turriff show which is Scotland’s largest 2 day agricultural show, in addition to which it has a golf club and is home to Turriff United FC. The River Deveron flows past the town and is well known for the quality of its salmon and fishing. Places of interest in the vicinity include Fyvie Castle, Dalgetty Castle and Duff House at Banff, in addition to which the north east coast has wonderful cliffs and fishing villages being a short drive away.

Aberdeen is some 46 miles distant and has a wide range of shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions which one expects 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.

The area is well resourced in terms of agricultural infrastructure being well served by grain merchants, agricultural suppliers and machinery dealers, in addition to the abattoir at Turriff. Auction Marts can be found in Huntly (25 miles) and Inverurie (28 miles).

LOT 1: AUCHLINN
The Farmhouse is a substantial dwelling being constructed of sandstone under a slate roof. Conveniently located adjacent to the farm buildings, the accommodation is over two floors as follows:

Ground Floor: Kitchen, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Toilet, Utility Room
First Floor: 4 x Double Bedrooms, Bathroom

The Council Tax Band is D
The EPC Rating is G17

The Farmhouse sits to the west of the farm buildings and enjoys partial double glazing and oil fired central heating throughout.

FARM BUILDINGS
The Farm Buildings comprise an excellent range of modern structures and with reference to the plan of the farm buildings construction and dimensions are as follows:
1. Workshop 1 – 11.5m x 6m of stone and concrete block walls, monopitch roof with fibre cement sheeting, concrete floor.
2. Workshop 2 - 16.2m x 4.6m concrete block wall construction, monopitch roof clad with fibre cement sheeting, concrete floor.
3. Grain Store 1 - 51.0m x 10.5m of concrete block and stone wall construction with steel truss roof clad with fibre cement sheeting, concrete floor.
4. Grain Store 2 - 51.0m x 10.5m of concrete block and stone wall construction with steel truss roof clad with fibre cement, concrete floor.
5. Grain Store 3 (concrete bins) 51.0m x 8.3m of concrete block wall construction, timber truss roof clad with fibre cement sheeting, concrete floor.
6. Lean-To - 27.0m x 6m of steel monopitch construction, corrugated fibre cement roof.
7. Grain Store 4 - 22.0m x 9.0m of steel portal frame construction, reinforced concrete block walls, fibre cement roof.
8. General Purpose Shed/Court - 31.0m x 13.5m of steel truss construction with concrete block and stone wall, under a fibre cement roof, concrete floor. This houses the Glenfarrow 200kW biomass boiler. The boiler was commissioned in 2017 and the RHI contract runs until 2037.

The land comprises 8 enclosures and extends to 191.66 hectares (473.59 acres).

According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2). Being relatively stone free the land is capable of growing a wide range of crops including potatoes and is in excellent heart having being 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 is situated between 75 and 125 metres above sea level.

LOT 2: WALKERHILL BUILDINGS
The buildings comprise a range of modern portal frame constructions, specialist pig buildings and slurry store. With reference to the plan attached these are as follows:

1. Warkup Shed - 32.5m x 14.3m of pre-fab composite panel construction with mesh floored pens over underground slurry tank with a capacity of 688 growing pigs. Constructed in 2011.
2. Bishop Pig Shed - 49.0m x 8.6m of prefab composite panel construction with slatted floor pens over underground slurry tank with a capacity of 320 fattening pigs. Constructed in 2002.
3. Slatted Pig Shed - 56.0m x 11.0m redundant.
4. Moore’s Slurry Store - 3,581 cubic metres, above ground circular panel store with conical sheeted roof, constructed in 2011.
5. General Purpose Shed - 42.2m x 27.1m double span steel portal frame construction, concrete block and railway sleeper walls, profile sheeting above, corrugated roof and concrete floor.
6. Dutch Barn - 30.0m x 18.0m of steel portal frame construction, steel box profile roof and upper elevations, type 1 floor.

The buildings are currently occupied under a Contract Agreement which terminates on 31 December 2021. Further details are available from the selling agents.

THE LAND
The land comprises 1 enclosure and extends to 15.88 hectares (39.24 acres). According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2). Being relatively stone free the land is capable of growing a wide range of crops including potatoes and is in excellent heart having being 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 is situated around 120 metres above sea level.

LOT 3: NEWTON OF CUMMERTON
Comprises 1 enclosure and extends to 24.62 hectares (60.86 acres). According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(1). Being relatively stone free the land is capable of growing a wide range of crops including potatoes and is in excellent heart having being 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 is situated around 110 metres above sea level.

LOT 4: LOWER CRUDIE
Comprises 3 enclosures and extends to 18.59 hectares (45.94 acres). According to the James Hutton Institute the land is classified as Grade 3(1) and 3(2). Being relatively stone free the land is capable of growing a wide range of crops including potatoes and is in excellent heart having being 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 is situated around 110 metres above sea level.

LOT 5: NETHER BRAE
Comprises 2 enclosures and extends to 11.14 hectares (27.53 acres). According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(1) and 3(2). Being relatively stone free the land is capable of growing a wide range of crops including potatoes and is in excellent heart having being 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 is situated around 100 metres above sea level.

METHOD OF SALE
Auchlinn Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in 5 Lots.

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

IACS
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm codes are 081/0247 & 081/0337.

NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)
All of the land is included within Aberdeenshire/Banff & Buchan Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)
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 260.26 entitlements @ €160.66 (excluding greening). In the event that the farm be sold in Lots the entitlements will be apportioned accordingly.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Aberdeenshire Council, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AN. Telephone 0345 608 1208.

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.