Gruids, Lairg, Highland, IV27 4EF

Offers Over £475,000

173.06 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 1

  • 1 reception room, 4 bedrooms
  • Charming traditional farmhouse (de-crofted)
  • Useful farm building and traditional steading
  • Good quality croft land suitable for grazing
  • Derelict croft house with scope for development
  • Access (2 shares) to common grazings
  • Stunning rural setting
  • Close to a wide range of amenities
  • 70.04 Ha / 176.06 acres

Sutherland is known for its beautiful coastline and stunning countryside from the fertile straths to dramatic mountains. The region enjoys continued growth and prosperity and yet retains its unspoilt charm and sense of community. Opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast include walking, hill climbing, golf, sailing and shooting, while the peaceful countryside is home to a variety of wildlife. Fishermen are regular visitors to this area attracted by the world class salmon fishing available on the Kyle of Sutherland and also its four feeder rivers, the Carron, Shin, Oykel and Cassley. There is an award winning beach at Dornoch, while the west coast with its beautiful coastline and excellent sailing is under a one hour drive away. The village of Lairg is well provided for and has a village shop with Post Office, a primary school and hotel. Secondary schooling is available in Golspie and Dornoch both of which offer a further range of shops and facilities. Inverness, just over an hour's drive away, has all the amenities of a modern city as well as its airport with regular flights to the south and Europe.Achlich & Gruids are delightful crofts located a short distance to the south of Lairg. They enjoy a tranquil and private setting and yet are within close proximity of a wide range of amenities. Achlich comprises a very charming traditional dwelling dating from 1898 and constructed of stone under a slate roof, a superb range of farm buildings, and the land for both crofts extending to about 70.04 Ha (173.06 acres).Achlich Farmhouse offers comfortable and well-proportioned accommodation over one a half storeys, including on the ground floor, a porch, hall, kitchen, sitting room, shower room and living room / 4th bedroom. On the first floor, a landing leads to two double bedrooms and a single bedroom. The house is predominantly double glazed and has oil central heating. To the front lies a private garden. Both the house and garden ground have been de-crofted. To the west of the house are the farm buildings including a traditional stone built steading with various byres, stores and a workshop. In addition, there is a useful general purpose, portal framed steading measuring some 18m x 9m. The buildings appear well maintained and ideal for a holding of this size.Extending in total to about 70.04 Ha (173.06 acres, the property comprises two separate crofts, Achlich (Croft Registration Croft Number: C7883) and Gruids (Croft Registration Croft Number: C7879) and offers a mix of better quality pasture suitable for silage production, permanent pasture, rough grazings and parcels of coniferous and mixed species woodland. An approximate assessment of the land indicates some 7ha (17 acres) of good quality pasture with the balance comprising the rough grazings. The land is all subject to crofting tenure. Located at the heart of the property is a derelict croft house (Gruids) which sits in a delightful position and offers scope for development subject to obtaining all necessary consents. In addition, there are two shares to the ‘Gruids (Ord) Common Grazings’ located to the north which provide rights to graze 23 and 44 sheep respectively. METHOD OF SALEAchlich & Gruids is offered for sale as a wholeIACSAll the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm code is 834/0044NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)The land at Achlich is not included within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2024Basic 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 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.LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS) All of the land has been designated as being within a Less-Favoured Area. SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATEScottish GovernmentAgriculture and Rural EconomyThe LinksGolspie Business ParkGolspieKW10 6UBTel: 0300 244 0064SGRPID.golspie@gov.scotMINERALSThe mineral rights are included. TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale as so far as it is owned by the seller.SPORTING RIGHTSIn so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale. FIXTURES AND FITTINGSAll fixtures and fittings within the farmhouse are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.