Myreton is a very impressive renovated and extended farmhouse located in a secluded yet very accessible position between Keith and Cullen. Likely to date from the early 1900s, the farmhouse has been comprehensively renovated and extended in recent years …
Myreton is a very impressive renovated and extended farmhouse located in a secluded yet very accessible position between Keith and Cullen. Likely to date from the early 1900s, the farmhouse has been comprehensively renovated and extended in recent years to create what is now a very desirable family home. Built from stone with a timber clad extension under a pitched slate roof, it provides spacious and very adaptable accommodation over two storeys.
On the ground floor, the house is accessed from the courtyard through a boot room / utility room. A glazed door opens to a well equipped kitchen with a range of wall and floor units, a Silestone work surface and various integrated appliances. Doors lead to a passage from where a ground floor bedroom and a spacious bathroom can be accessed. From the kitchen, there is access to a charming dining room with a wood burning stove as well as the main hallway. From here, there are stairs to the first floor accommodation as well as a door to the elegant living room with a wood burning stove and glazed door to the garden. A magnificent sun room with fine views over the surrounding countryside as well as a glazed door leading out into the garden completes the accommodation. On the first floor, a half landing leads to a study and on to a superb craft room which could also be used as an additional bedroom. From the main landing, doors lead to a shower room and two bedrooms, both with dormer windows and an impressive sitting room with picture windows which open up the breath-taking and far reaching south facing views.
The house appears to be in excellent condition and is very tastefully decorated throughout. It has a very flexible room layout and whilst only set up as having three bedrooms at present, many of the rooms would easily lend themselves for use as additional bedrooms if required. The house has a very bright and airy atmosphere owing to the large double glazed windows whilst it is heated using an air source heat pump with under floor heating on the ground floor and radiators in the first floor rooms.
To the front of the house is a generously sized garden which is part enclosed by a beech hedge and a fence. The garden includes well stocked beds and borders, a lawn and a variety of mature trees.
To the rear of the house is a substantial range of farm buildings including the traditional (adjoining) C shaped steading (including a former mill) with various workshops, useful stores and byres. In addition, there is a superb GP shed and a Dutch Barn. The courtyard has been concreted and the internal walls repointed ensuring that the whole property has a very high quality appearance. The farm buildings include:
Constructed of stone under a mix of slate and box profile sheet roofing. Many of the stores have power. Including:
Store 1 About 5.1m x 4.6m
Gymnasium About 3.9m x 4.3m
Plant Room About 4.7m x 6.6m
Byre 1 About 4.6m x 4.5m
Byre 2 About 24m x 4.6m
Grain Store About 7.9m x 4.5m
Store 2 About 6.6m x 5.5m
Tractor Shed About 5.3m x 7.5m
Store 3 About 5.4m x 3.5m
Store 4 About 5.4m x 3.2m
Store 5 About 5.4m x 3.7m
Other farm buildings include a portal framed General Purpose Shed (about 27m x 10m) and a timber and tin built Dutch Barn.
Myreton extends to about 13.6 ha / 33.8 acres or thereby and includes useful grazing land (about 7acres) divided between 4 separate paddocks and mature woodland with open ground (about 20.9 acres or thereby), predominantly comprising of sitka spruce with some larch and mixed native broadleaves. The woodland was planted in 2001 and the selling agents understand that there are no ongoing grant scheme payments or obligations.
Interested parties should note that as at April 2021, the vendors are proposing to carry out thinnings and some clear felling to open up the southerly views. Any replanting obligations imposed as a result of any clear felling will be carried out by the vendors. Should a buyer be found before works commence, they are prepared to halt their plans accordingly.
SOLAR PANELS AND AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP
Nearby is an array of 168 solar panels (about 45.5kW) which having been commissioned in 2014 on a 20 year contract, generate about £9,000 per annum.
The house is heated using an Air Source Heat Pump. This was commissioned in 2019 on a 7 year term Renewable Heat Incentive scheme. To date, the heat pump has generated an income in the region of £388 per quarter.
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm code is 239/0014.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2019
Basic Payment Entitlement was established on 15th May 2015. The Basic Payment Entitlements 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 current 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.
Moray Council, Council Offices, High Street, Elgin, Moray. Tel: 01343 563000.
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTION DIRECTORATE (SGRPID)
Alexander Fleming House, 8 Southfield Drive, Elgin, IV30 6GR. Tel: 01343 569500.
The mineral rights are included insofar as they are owned by the seller.
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale as so far as it is owned by the seller.
In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Any fitted carpets and curtains in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars. The non integrated white goods are not included in the sale.
The purchaser(s) of Myreton 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.