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Land at Uppermuir

Midmar, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, AB51 7LS

Offers Over £550,000


  • Planning permission for a new farmhouse

  • A useful range of buildings and Keder Houses (polytunnels)

  • Around 123.18 acres of land (49.85ha)

Closing date set for 12:00 PM on Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Uppermuir is situated in a small scenic valley 4 miles south west of Dunecht and 9 miles west of
Westhill in the county of Aberdeenshire. The land is a …

Closing date set for 12:00 PM on Wednesday 15th June 2022.

Uppermuir is situated in a small scenic valley 4 miles south west of Dunecht and 9 miles west of
Westhill in the county of Aberdeenshire. The land is a mix of productive arable (67.33 ac) and well
established native woodland and hedges (55.85 ac) and is suitable for a wide range of farming and rural 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 Inverurie and Huntly with modern abattoirs being situated at Inverurie and Portlethen.

Uppermuir is situated in a productive area in west Aberdeenshire. The land sits between 140
metres and 170 metres above sea level. According to the James Hutton Institute the land is classified as Grade 3(2). The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes.

New Farmhouse
Planning permission was consented on 20.03. 2017 (APP/2016/3355), with details granted on 17. 01. 2019 and an initiation notice submitted on 14 03 2021. This gives the purchaser the opportunity to build a house of their choice and enable them to create a commercial or lifestyle property.

Farm Buildings
Versatile building 12m x 24m, of steel portal frame construction, concrete floor, with fully insulated box profile steel roof and cladding - currently used as a pack house. This building is served by mains electricity and private water. Adjacent is a rain water collection tank with a capacity of 37,500 litres.

Lean-to
4m x 20m, attached to the above which incorporates the kitchen, office and store rooms. Double glazed windows.

Tractor Shed
12m x 5m, of steel portal frame construction, box profile roof and cladding, concrete floor.

Keder House Polytunnels
26m x 14m. Two adjoining Keder House polytunnels currently used for vegetable production, being served by the rainwater tank and private water supply and mains electricity.

Keder House Nursery Tunnel
4m x 14m Keder House polytunnel, adjacent to the above currently used to raise young vegetable plants in spring and protected crops for the rest of the year.

Yard
Good sized hardcore yard for vehicles and implements.

The land
The land extends to 123.18 acres of land (49.85ha) and is well fenced and watered. Some of the land is currently utilised for organic vegetable production (Soil Association certified 2005 to date), with the balance being used for the growing of spring cereals and grass. The vegetable production area was runner up in the Soil Association’s Best Small Organic Farm in 2021, and the vegetable business (assets, goodwill) is available to purchase by separate negotiation if desired. 54.31 acres of mixed native woodland was planted in 2004/5 and was awarded the Best Farm Woodland award by Scotland’s Finest Woods Awards in 2021. The woodlands are well established and are deer fenced. They are mostly broadleaved natural communities with some scots pine,
and in places are under-planted with primroses, bluebells, wild garlic and many other wildflowers.
There are three lochans in the woodland which attract much wildlife. There are about 2 miles of
maintained woodland rides. The current owners have several recent ecological surveys recording
birds, mammals and plants, and a detailed woodland management plan.

ACCESS
Access to the buildings at Uppermuir, along with fields 1, 2, 4 and 9 is direct off the public road
network along a short track which is owned by Uppermuir Farmhouse and maintained jointly by
the current owners of Uppermuir Farm, along with Uppermuir Farmhouse, Uppermuir Steading
and Northview Stud (shown A/B on the plan). There is also access direct off the public road to
field 3 (shown C on the plan), and access to fields 8 and 10 from the North Tillydaff Farm track
(shown D/E/F on the plan). This track is owned by Sauchenbush Farm, and upkeep is according
to user (Sauchenbush, North Tillydaff, Drumnaclabhen and East Steading and the new owners of Uppermuir Farm). Field 5 is accessed from fields 3 and 8.

SERVICES
Uppermuir is connected to mains electricity, and is served by a private water supply which arises in
an adjoining property. The water is gravity fed to the buildings and polytunnels. This private water
supply arises on land to the west of the public road owned by Lyne of Linton Farm. The supply
serves the buildings described in this brochure along with North View Stud, Uppermuir Farmhouse and Uppermuir Steading. Separately a second well arises in field 3 and serves field troughs in fields 3, 5 and 8. This well also serves troughs in two fields owned by Sauchenbush farm, along with North Tillydaff Farmhouse, Drumnaclabhen and East Steading. The current owners use a local grazier with native cattle to manage woodland vegetation in the autumn in field 9, and these cattle are watered by troughs filled by solar pumps from the stream flowing through the wood.