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Easter New Forres Farm - The Whole

Forres, Moray, IV36 2RG

Guide Price £1,105,000


  • Attractive detached traditional farmhouse in need of modernisation

  • 4/5 bedrooms, 3/4 reception rooms

  • 4.22 acre paddock

  • Charming detached cottage in need of modernisation

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 reception room

  • Productive farmland in good heart - about 133 acres

  • Traditional farm buildings with development potential

  • High amenity value

  • Excellent access links to A96 and local settlements

  • For sale as a whole or in 3 lots

Easter New Forres Farm is a productive holding in a very desirable location near Forres on the mild and sought after county of Moray. The farm extends to about 55.6 ha (137.4 acres) and comprises a detached farmhouse, a separate …

Easter New Forres Farm is a productive holding in a very desirable location near Forres on the mild and sought after county of Moray. The farm extends to about 55.6 ha (137.4 acres) and comprises a detached farmhouse, a separate detached
cottage, a range of traditional farm buildings and good quality arable land extending to about 55.4 ha (136.8 acres). For the purposes of marketing, the farm is being offered for sale as a whole and in three separate lots, as follows:

LOT 1 – EASTER NEW FORRES FARMHOUSE AND PADDOCK (ABOUT 1.71 HA / 4.22 ACRES).

Likely to date from the late 1800’s, Easter New Forres Farmhouse is a very attractive detached traditional farmhouse constructed of stone under a pitched slate roof. Well appointed accommodation is provided over two storeys and extends to about 184m2. From the front garden, a front door
opens to a vestibule and on to the reception hall. From here stairs lead to the first floor with doors leading to a sitting room and dining room, both of which have open fires. From the dining room, double doors lead to a more recently constructed
conservatory / sun room with doors to the garden. A study / 5th bedroom with a fireplace, kitchen, larder with stone shelves, store room and cloak room complete the ground floor accommodation. On the first floor, a landing leads to a shower room and 4 double bedrooms, also with open fireplaces.
The house has many of the features one would expect in a property of this age and character including cornicing and open fireplaces. It is heated using oil central heating and is mainly double glazed (upvc windows).

An enclosed garden surrounds the house with a wealth of mature plants and shrubs. There is a useful stone and timber built outbuilding (about 7m x 4m) and a timber garage (about 3.5m x 8m). Parking for several vehicles is provided on a
gravelled driveway. A paddock created from the surrounding field provides excellent grazing for horses or other livestock. See fencing below.

LOT 2 – EASTER NEW FORRES FARM COTTAGE
Located past the farm steading and towards the heart of the farm is a charming detached cottage. Dating from 1898 and built from stone under a pitched slate roof, the cottage provides accommodation over a single storey and includes;
a hall, sitting room with an open fire, kitchen, bathroom and 2 generously sized bedrooms. The cottage is double glazed and has a very pleasant outlook over the farm and surrounding area. The cottage would benefit from modernisation. A small private garden surrounds the property including an area suitable for parking several vehicles.

LOT 3 - BARE LAND & STEADING ABOUT 53.84HA / 133 ACRES)
Sitting at a height of between 45m and 75m above sea level, the land at Easter New Forres Farm has a relatively gentle north westerly aspect. It is divided between 4 principle enclosures and extends to about 53.84 ha (133 acres). It is generally all capable of arable production and is predominantly classified
as grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute. Since 2004, it has been farmed in-hand using a local contractor and has been managed through SAC in Elgin. An AECS scheme was entered into in 2018 covering overwinter retained stubbles, species
rich grassland, watercourse management and green manure. Annual payments are believed to be in the region of £6,500 per annum. A traditional steading / range of outbuildings provides scope for development (subject to planning).