The land at Whitehouse is situated on the edge of the productive Vale of Alford and continues eastwards to the Green Hill, ranging from 140 to 399 metres above sea level. The land extends as a whole to 258.90 …
The land at Whitehouse is situated on the edge of the productive Vale of Alford and continues eastwards to the Green Hill, ranging from 140 to 399 metres above sea level. The land extends as a whole to 258.90 hectares (639.74 acres) or thereby and enjoys good access via the public and private road network. According to the James Hutton Institute the land ranges from Grade 3(1) in the Vale of Alford to Grade 5(1) on the Green Hill. The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes. Lot 4 and the majority of lot 3 being
eligible for LFASS payments.
Lot 3: Land at Mains of Whitehouse
A block of arable and grazing land which extends to 69.13 hectares (170.82 acres), the majority being
of a westerly aspect. According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as
Grade 3(2) and Grade 4(2). The majority of the land qualifies for LFASS payments. There is a range of
traditional and portal frame farm buildings included in this lot as follows:
• Traditional U shape store and slate steading with a footprint of 472.97m2
• Infill Cattle Court, 23.4m x 21.1m, of steel truss construction
• Feed Station, 24m x 6m, of steel monopitch construction
• Silage Pit, 21.6m x 8m
The buildings are subject to a development security in favour of the seller for twenty years. For further
details please contact the selling agents.
Mayfield Farmhouse is available to purchase by separate negotiation. For further details please contact the selling agents.
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 2021 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 2021 for the rest of the scheme year.
The farm has an allocation of Basic Payment Scheme (Region 1) entitlements with a value of €160.66 per unit (plus greening). In the event that the land be sold in Lots the entitlements will be apportioned as follows:
Lot 1: 37.43
Lot 2: 25.92
Lot 3: 60.48
Lot 4: 10.06
Lot 5: 1.11
LESS FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)
The land in Lot 4 and the majority of the land in lot 3 qualify for LFASS payments.
AGRI-ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE SCHEME (AECS)
The farm participates in the AECS which expires in 2024. It is a requirement of the sale that the
purchaser of any or all of the lots takes over the unexpired term of the scheme. Further details are
available from the selling agents.
There is considerable woodland creation potential on the majority of the land which would be eligible
for payments under the Forest Grant Scheme. Newly planted woodlands are also eligible to enter
the Woodland Capture Code which allows the owner to sell carbon credits during the lifetime of the
The land at Whitehouse is situated 3 miles east of Alford, 14 miles west of Inverurie and 25 miles west
of Aberdeen in the county of Aberdeenshire, this being an area well known for its productive farmland.
The land at Whitehouse is situated 3 miles east of Alford, 14 miles west of Inverurie and 25 miles west of Aberdeen in the county of Aberdeenshire. The land ranges in quality from first class arable through to heather hill land being suited to a wide range of farming, forestry and natural capital activities.
The area is well resourced in terms of agricultural infrastructure, being well served by a number of grain merchants, agricultural suppliers and machinery dealers, in addition to the Machinery Ring. Auction marts can be found in Huntly (21 miles) and Inverurie (14 miles) with modern abattoirs being situated at Inverurie (14 miles), Turriff (28 miles) and Portlethen (30 miles).