The land at Forret Mill offers an excellent block of arable land which lies in the heart of North East Fife adjacent to the Motray Water and close to the A92. This area of Fife is an excellent arable …
The land at Forret Mill offers an excellent block of arable land which lies in the heart of North East Fife adjacent to the Motray Water and close to the A92. This area of Fife is an excellent arable growing area and lies about 4 miles north of the town of Cupar and close to the village of Kilmany. Traditionally North East Fife is known for its fertile land capable of producing high yields of an extensive range of crops and long sunshine hours. The area is well suited to intensive cropping. The annual rainfall is on average 650mm with sunshine averaging in excess of 1500 hours per year.
The land benefits from excellent access to the A92 linking Dundee to the M90, which provides rapid access to Perth and Edinburgh. St Andrews, one of Scotland’s most attractive towns, provides a wide range of amenities and entertainment facilities. Nearby, the former market town of Cupar provides an excellent range of amenities and hosts a bustling monthly Farmers Market, with local produce on display.
The Cupar area has excellent communications with several mainline railway stations and a fantastic network of major roads leading to the major cities of Scotland, all lying within approximately one hour’s drive. From Edinburgh airport there are regular shuttle flights to London and departures to various European countries. Dundee is 10 miles to the north east and also has its own airport which serves London, Birmingham and Belfast.
The agricultural nature of the area ensures it is well provided for by agricultural contractors, machinery dealerships, agricultural merchants and livestock markets in the nearby counties of Stirling and Angus.
The land at Forret Mill comprises a highly productive area of arable land extending to approximately 17.76 h (43.88 acres) and lies between 20 m and 30 m above sea level rising up from the Motray Water to the north. The land has been classified as predominantly grade 2 by the James Hutton Institute with some 3:1. Most of the land is well suited to growing a wide range of cereals and potatoes have also grown successfully on the land. The land offered for sale is divided into three enclosures is shown in more detail on the attached plan.
Optimum growing conditions have historically resulted in yields of up to:
Potatoes: 23 tonnes per acre
Winter Wheat: 4 tonnes per acre
Spring Barley: 2.5 tonnes per acre
Take the minor road through the village of Kilmany making for Cupar. Once through the village the signposted road leading to Forret Mill is on the left after a short distance with access to Enclosure 1 on the right.
Thorntons Law, 49 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4BY
All of the land is registered for IACS purposes. The farm code is 78/382/0005. A purchaser(s) will be required to apply for a new holding number on entry to the farm as some of the ground is being retained by the vendor.
A date of entry will be by mutual agreement. Entry to these fields will be given after harvest of 2017.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2017
The Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements will be included in the sale.
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) 2017 for the remainder of the scheme year.
ADDITIONAL LAND AND BUILDINGS
A small amount of additional land extending to about 1.54 Ha (3.80 acres) comprising two enclosures on the north side of the track to Forret Mill Farmhouse and steading may be available by separate negotiation. The Forret Mill Farmhouse and adjacent steading is also available for purchase by separate negotiation. Further information is available from the selling agents.
The boundary surrounding much of Forret Mill and adjacent steading where it borders Enclosure 2 on the sale plan is undefined. This house and steading is currently offered for sale by the vendor separately and as such the boundary may vary accordingly and will be confirmed after an acceptable offer has been submitted.
Access to Enclosure 1 is via the initial section of the private road leading to Forret Mill with access to Enclosure 2 at the end of Enclosure 1. Access to Enclosure 3 is over a section of separately owned railway track from Enclosure 2.
Fife Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5LT, T: 01383 441199
Strathearn House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkine Drive, Perth, PH1 1RX. T: 01738 602000, F: 01738 602001
NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE
The lands lie within the Strathmore and Fife NVZ.
LAND MANAGEMENT OPTIONS
There are no Land Management Options currently in place on the land.
In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included with the sale.
The mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned by the Seller.
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES
The subjects are sold together with, and subject to, all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.
The purchaser(s) of the land may, 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 hay, straw, fodder,3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and
sundries at cost. There will be no ingoing valuation once the current crop has been removed.
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.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be nonrefundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment and only through the Selling Agents.
HEALTH & SAFETY
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection.
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