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Lot 3 Drum Croft

Maud, Peterhead, AB42 5RW

Offers Over £50,000


  • Around 11.39 acres in one enclosure.

  • Fenced and currently in grass

  • Suitable for a wide variety of uses.

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 3:
Farmland extending to 11.39 acres and one enclosure. The land is fenced and watered and is currently in grass although suitable for a wide variety of uses.



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