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Lot 1 Drum Croft

Maud, Peterhead, AB42 5RW

Offers Over £275,000


  • Well equipped residential farm

  • Detached 3 bedroom farmhouse

  • Various Outbuildings

  • Around 9.51 acres (3.85 hectares)

CLOSING DATE 29TH JULY 2021 12 NOON

Drum Croft is situated 1 mile east of New Deer, 11 miles north of Ellon and 28 miles north of Aberdeen in the county of Aberdeenshire. The majority of the land is currently …

CLOSING DATE 29TH JULY 2021 12 NOON

Drum Croft is situated 1 mile east of New Deer, 11 miles north of Ellon and 28 miles north of Aberdeen in the county of Aberdeenshire. The majority of the land is currently in grassland but is suitable for a wide range of farming activities including growing of cereals, root crops and potatoes. 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 (31 miles) and Inverurie (21 miles) with modern abattoirs being situated at Inverurie (20 miles) and Turriff (12 miles).

DESCRIPTION
Drum Croft is situated in a productive area between New Deer and Maud. The land sits around 100 metres above sea level and most of the fields enjoys good access direct from the public road network. According to the James Hutton Institute the land is classified as Grades 3(2). The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes.

Lot 1:
Farmhouse, Steading and 9.51 acres of land. The farmhouse is an extended traditional stone and slate dwelling offering a comfortable family accommodation, this being as follows:

Ground Floor - Kitchen, Office, Sitting Room, Bedroom, Bathroom
First Floor - 2 x double Bedrooms, Shower Room

EPC Rating E

The farm buildings comprise a useful range of structures as follows:

Cattle Court 12.2m x 18.4m of steel portal frame construction, block walls, Yorkshire boarding above, profile roof, concrete floor

Barn 5.8m x 26.9m of steel rafter and stantion construction, corrugated tin cladding and asbestos roof, concrete floor

Workshop & Calf Sheds 8.5m x 29.2m, of steel truss construction with block built walls and asbestos roof, concrete floor

Shed & Neep 5.4m x 11.9m, of stone and slate construction with a concrete floor

The land extends to 9.51 acres and is currently in grass being fenced and watered.


ACCESS
Access to Drum Croft is direct off the public road network.

SERVICES
Lot 1 is served by a private water supply, which arises in an adjoining property. The water is pumped to the steading, being pressure pumped to the house. Lot 2 is served by water from the ditch. Lot 3 is served with water via a nose pump drawing water from the adjacent ditch. Lot 4 is served by waterings from the adjoining ditch.

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 35.83 Basic Payment Scheme (Region 1) entitlements with a value of €163.75 per unit (plus greening).
In the event that the farm is sold in Lots the entitlement will be allocated as follows:

Lot 1 3.85
Lot 2 8.97
Lot 3 4.61
Lot 4 18.40