AuchencrieveMethlick, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 7DJ
Offers Over £3,900,000
- 5 Bedroom Farmhouse
- Range of Farm Buildings
- Farmland extending to 317.36ha (784.20 acres)
- For Sale as a Whole or in Two Lots
DESCRIPTIONAuchencrieve comprises the farm of Auchencrieve and adjacent grazing land at The Belmuir being situated in a productive area to the north of the settlement of Methlick. The land sits between 40m and 75m above sea level, with access to the fields being direct off the farm road or by internal metalled tracks. According to the James Hutton Institute the land at Auchencrieve is classified as Grade 3(2) with The Belmuir ranging from Grade 4(1) to Grade 5(1). The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes. The land is currently farmed as one and extends to 317.36 hectares (784.20 acres) excluding roads, yards and buildings.Lot 1:Auchencrieve Farmhouse - being a substantial five bedroom dwelling with accommodation over two floors, in addition to attic space.The accommodation is as follows:Ground Floor – Kitchen, Dining Room, Sitting Room, Sun Lounge, Music Room, Office, Bathroom, Utility RoomFirst Floor - 5 x Double Bedrooms, Laundry Room and Shower RoomSecond Floor – Attic SpaceDairyman’s Cottage - of rendered block and slate construction with accommodation comprising Kitchen, Sitting Room, Bathroom, 3 x BedroomsThe Farm Cottage - of rendered block and slate construction with accommodation comprising Kitchen, Sitting Room, Bathroom, 3 x BedroomsThe Farm Buildings comprise an extensive range of farm buildings as follows:At-Cost Shed 13m x 36m, concrete portal frame construction and cladding, concrete floor At-Cost Shed 30m x 27m, concrete portal frame construction and cladding, concrete floor Hangar, 22m x 30m of steel truss construction, tin cladding, concrete floorTraditional Steading of stone construction, sitting on a footprint of 1206m2Silage Pit 13.5m x 39m of concrete blockwall construction with concrete floorSlatted Court 7m x 22m and 12.5m x 15m being adjoining structuresFarm Land extending to 156.58 hectares (386.91 acres). The land is fenced and watered and is currently in grass or arable production. The land sits between 50m and 75m above sea level.According to the James Hutton Institute the land is classified as Grade 3(2).Lot 2:Land at The Belmuir extending to 160.78 hectares (397.29 acres). The land is fenced and watered and is currently utilised for grazing. The land sits around 40m above sea level. According to the James Hutton Institute the land is classified as Grade 4(1) to 5(1). Included in Lot 2 is Belmuir Quarry, which is subject to a formal lease.There are a number of derelict buildings on this Lot.LOCATIONAuchencrieve is situated 1 mile north of Methlick, 10 miles north-west of Ellon and 24 miles north of Aberdeen, in the county of Aberdeenshire.VIEWINGStrictly by appointing with the sole selling agents Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SN. Tel: 01224 860710. Fax: 01224 869023. Email: email@example.comSITUATIONAuchencrieve is situated 1 mile north of Methlick, 10 miles north west of Ellon and 24 miles north of Aberdeen, in the county of Aberdeenshire. The land is suitable for a wide range of farming activities including growing of cereals, root crops and potatoes, in addition to grass land. The area is well resourced in terms of agricultural infrastructure, being well served by a number ofgrain merchants, agricultural suppliers and machinery dealers, in addition to the Machinery Ring.Auction Marts can be found at Huntly and Inverurie with modern abattoirs being situated at Inverurie, Turriff and Portlethen.The village of Methlick is served by a Parish Church, general store, a hotel, village hall and primary school. The village also boasts a number of clubs and interests groups including the Methlick Heritage Society, the Cricket Club, which is a member of Aberdeenshire Cricket Association and a football team which competes in the Buchan Welfare football league. Places of interest in the vicinity include Haddo House, being a stately home and arts venue with theatre and concert hall and the ruins of Gight Castle, being the ancestral home of Lord Byron. Secondary schooling is available at Oldmeldrum, with Ellon being some 10 miles distant, which has a wide range of shopping and leisure facilities. Aberdeen is 24 miles distant, and has a wide range of shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions which one would expect from the oil capital of Europe. Private education is available in Aberdeen 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.