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Mains of Airleywight &Backmill Farm

Bankfoot, By Perth, Perthshire, PH1 4AN

Offers Over £4,475,000


  • An extensive and productive mixed farm with an attractive ‘B’ listed farmhouse. About 822.18 acres (332.70 ha). Mains of Airleywight Farmhouse – 3 reception rooms

  • 5 bedrooms. Backmill Farmhouse – 2 reception rooms

  • 3 bedrooms. Coral Cottage – 2 reception rooms

  • 3 bedrooms. Highly convenient location within easy reach of A9. Outstanding views to Birnam Hill

  • Obney Hill and the Grampians beyond. EPC = E-F

DESCRIPTION
Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm is an extensive mixed arable and stock unit extending to about 827.83 acres (335.02 ha) in total with an attractive Category ‘B’ listed, principal farmhouse, a secondary farmhouse, Coral Cottage and …

DESCRIPTION
Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm is an extensive mixed arable and stock unit extending to about 827.83 acres (335.02 ha) in total with an attractive Category ‘B’ listed, principal farmhouse, a secondary farmhouse, Coral Cottage and an extensive range of farm buildings. The holding lies within a single contiguous block and has good access from the two minor public roads lying adjacent and via internal hard tracks. The fields are of a good workable size and layout and are naturally well-drained.

THE LAND
Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm extends to about 827.83 acres (335.02 ha). It is a ring-fenced unit with good access off either two minor public roads intersecting the farm or via internal hard tracks. The land ranges between 72m – 127m above sea level, is mostly gently sloping and is classified as Grade 3(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute. The area benefits from an average annual rainfall of about 889 - 1016mm (35-40 inches). The fields are of a good workable size. The land is predominantly free draining Brown Forest soils. It is in good heart with all manure being returned to the fields together with fertiliser and lime being applied as required. The farm policy has allowed for a sound rotation of the land with crops grown being spring barley, winter wheat and potatoes, with peas having been grown in previous years and again as part of the 2019 rotation. The permanent pasture enclosures were stocked by both the farms commercial cattle herd and sheep flock. Currently, the grazing is let under a grazing licence.

Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm is available as a whole or in 8 lots.

Lot 1 – Mains of Airleywight Farm – 427.26 acres (172.91 ha)
Mains of Airleywight Farm extends to about 427.26 acres (172.91 ha). It is centred on the principal steading range with Mains of Airleywight Farmhouse sitting just to the north east. The land comprises arable, permanent pasture, rough grazing and woodland. The farm is accessed directly off the B867 road with an internal farm track.

MAINS OF AIRLEYWIGHT FARMHOUSE
Mains of Airleywight Farmhouse is a ‘B’ listed period farmhouse of traditional stone construction under a slated roof dating from the early 1800s. It sits in an elevated position within the heart of the farm and enjoys a southerly outlook over the subjects. Lying to the north-east of the farm yard and buildings, the farmhouse enjoys its own tree lined drive and is enclosed by a sheltered garden with an orchard.
Mains of Airleywight Farmhouse provides well-proportioned rooms and boasts many period features throughout including fine cornicing, panelled doors, deep skirtings and an attractive staircase. The accommodation over two floors comprises:

Ground floor:- vestibule, hall, sitting room, family room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, farm office, bathroom

First floor:- 5 bedrooms, family bathroom
MAINS OF AIRLEYWIGHT FARM BUILDINGS
Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm is well-equipped with an extensive range of agricultural buildings. The principal farmyard lies at the heart of the farm to the south-west of the principal farmhouse with further buildings lying next to Backmill Farmhouse.

The Mains of Airleywight agricultural buildings, comprise:
Cattle court/general purpose shed (24m x 22.5m)
Steel portal frame with brick walls and corrugated asbestos roof. Central feed passage and water troughs. There is an inspection pit at the north end of the building.

Cattle court 1 (60m x 17m)
Steel portal frame with brick walls, box profile steel roof, concrete floor and side feed passage. With two lean-to structures.

General purpose shed 1 (45m x 16.8m)
Steel portal frame with blockwork walls, box profile roof cladding, concrete floor and spray foam insulation.

Former silage pit (22.9m x 8.7m)
With Dutch barn style roof, concrete floor and concrete panel walls. Currently providing useful storage.

General purpose shed 2 (24m x 15m)
A traditional stone building which has been extended and adapted using steel portal frame and box profile roof and cladding with concrete panels and concrete floor.

Cattle court 2 (30m x 24.5m) with adjoining feed store
With stone and block walls, ventilated box profile cladding, steel portal frame, corrugated roof and side feed passage.

Range of traditional cart sheds and stores

Cattle handling facilities

Bunded diesel tank

Howard Harvestore tower

Earth-walled silage pit with effluent tank

CORAL COTTAGE
Lying immediately to the north of the principal farm entrance is Coral Cottage, a traditional, single storey, stone and slate cottage. It has a well-tended garden lying to the rear with a garage to the north with parking. The accommodation over one floor comprises:

Hall, sitting room, family room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, bathroom

LOT 2 – BACKMILL FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS AND LAND
Backmill Farmhouse, buildings and land extends to about 19.20 acres (7.77 ha) and lies to the south of Mains of Airleywight Farm. It is reached directly off the minor public road leading from Prieston Road of Bankfoot. The subjects lie both to the north and south of this minor public road.

BACKMILL FARMHOUSE
Backmill Farmhouse lies immediately to the north of the minor public road leading from Bankfoot and to the west of the Backmill Farm buildings. It sits in a sheltered position with a southerly aspect. It is of stone construction under a slated roof and the accommodation comprises:

Ground floor:- porch, hall, sitting room, family room, kitchen, bathroom

First floor:- 3 bedrooms
Immediately to the front of the farmhouse is a yard area with a small range of useful storage outbuildings adjacent.

BACKMILL FARM STEADING
The Backmill Farm Steading comprises:

Straw store (27m x 9m)

Steel portal frame Dutch barn with corrugated iron roof and cladding, earth floor.

Grain store (22.6m x 21.4m)

Steel portal frame with blockwork wall, box profile cladding and fibre cement roof.

Lying opposite Backmill Farmhouse is a former stone built mill building which is no longer in use.

The Land
The land making up Lot 2 is principally down to grass with woodland areas both to the north and south of the minor public road. Part of the land is fenced but a programme of fencing will be required in order to make the land fully stock proof. The Garry Burn runs through the land.

Lot 3 – Backmill Farmland
Backmill Farmland extends to about 97.23 acres (39.35 ha) and comprises 4 arable fields which are gently sloping with a southerly aspect. Access is directly off the minor public road leading west from Bankfoot. The fields have all grown both arable and potato crops and, as part of the 2019 cropping, Field 8 is growing peas.

Lot 4 – Land at Byres of Airleywight
The land at Byres of Airleywight extends to about 60.37 acres (24.43 ha) of arable land, gently sloping with three fields each of a good workable size. The fields have all grown arable and potato crops with peas being grown this year in two of the fields and potatoes in the third field. Access to the fields from the minor public road is via the Backmill farm track, for which there will be a formal right of access granted. Access between each field is by field gates.

Lot 5 – Land at South Backmill
The land at South Backmill lies immediately to the south of the minor public leading from the west of Bankfoot. Extending to about 102.27 acres (41.39 ha), it comprises 5 enclosures, down to a combination of arable and grassland. The Garry Burn runs through part of the subjects.

Lot 6 – Land at Waterloo
The land at Waterloo is situated immediately to the north of the hamlet of Waterloo, which lies a short distance to the north west of Bankfoot. The land at Waterloo extends to about 109.37 acres (44.26 ha) with three good sized fields. There is one arable field and two permanent pasture fields with access directly from Waterloo. The grassland fields are enclosed by a combination of stone walls and stock fencing.

Lot 7 – Land at Garry Cottage
The land at Garry Cottage extends to about 6.67 acres (2.7 ha) and is down to grass. It lies to the south of the minor public road leading from the west of Bankfoot from which access is taken directly. The Garry Burn runs through part of the field. It is partly fenced.

Lot 8 – Land at Muirend
The land at Muirend lies to the south of the minor public road to the west of Bankfoot. It is down to grass and extends to about 5.63 acres (2.28 ha). The Garry Burn runs through the south side of the land. It is enclosed by a fence with access directly off the public road.

Shooting
Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm have enjoyed a family shoot for many years. The topography of the farm, together with the various woodlands, offers a most enjoyable low ground shoot which could be further developed to incorporate numerous and varied drives. Further, roe and fallow deerstalking has been enjoyed over the subjects, together with duck flighting.

IACS
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm code is 689/0068.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2019
Basic Payment Entitlement was established on 15th May 2015. The Basic Payment Entitlements will be included in addition and will be available for sale by separate negotiation. Further details of the Basic Payment Entitlement are available from the Selling Agent.

Any payments relating to the 2019 scheme year will be retained by the Seller. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) 2019 for the remainder of the scheme year.

HISTORIC SCOTLAND
Mains of Airleywight Farmhouse is Category ‘B’ Listed by Historic Scotland.

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House
35 Kinnoull Street
Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel: 01738 475000

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATE
SGRPID
Strathearn House
Broxden Business Park
Lamberkine Drive
Perth, PH1 1RX
Tel: 01738 602000

TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale in so far as it is owned by the seller.

MINERALS
The mineral rights are included.

Mains Gas Pipe
A high pressure mains gas pipe runs through Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm. The statutory restrictions apply over the pipeline route. Further information is available from the Selling Agents.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixture and fittings within Mains of Airleywight Farmhouse, Backmill Farmhouse and farm buildings are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.

INGOING VALUATION
The purchaser(s) of Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All feed stuffs, hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and sundries at cost.
Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

SPORTING RIGHTS
In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.

DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

DIRECTIONS
From Perth, take the A9 north and turn off into the village of Bankfoot. Continue through the village of Bankfoot signposted for Dunkeld. After leaving the village, the principal farm entrance is found on the left-hand side.

LOTTING
Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in eight lots. However the seller reserves the rights to deviate from the advertised lotting should there be a requirement for an alternative split.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.
ENTRY
Entry to Mains of Airleywight and Backmill Farm will be by mutual agreement.

SOLICITORS
Wilkie & Dundas
28 Marywell Brae
Kirriemuir
Angus
DD8 4BP
Tel: 01575 572608

2017 ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide, with their offer, either:
a) Originals of primary (eg a passport) and secondary (eg current council tax or utility bill) ID; or
b) Copies of such primary and secondary ID certified and dated by the purchasers’ solicitors as true copies along with written confirmation from the purchasers’ solicitors that they accept that we will be relying on this copy ID for AML purposes.
Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.

HEALTH & SAFETY
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm buildings, farm land and water courses.