Land at Clephanton

Ardersier, Inverness, Highland, IV2 7QS

Offers Over £300,000

54.29 acres

  • 46.93 acres (18.99 ha) farmland
  • 7.36 acres (2.98 ha) amenity woodland
  • Good quality ploughable pasture
  • Easily accessible location
  • Land is subject to an Agri-Environment Climate Scheme
  • Acreage 54.29 acres (21.97 hectares)

DESCRIPTIONThe land at Clephanton lies to the north of the B9091 public road, and comprises four well-proportioned ring fenced fields of arable land (currently in grass) principally classified as having a Land Capability for Agriculture of Class 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute. In total, the land extends to approximately 54.29 acres (21.97 ha), of which 46.93 acres (18.99 ha) is of arable grade and 7.36 acres (2.98 ha) comprises amenity woodland. The land rises from approximately 66m to 78m above sea level at its highest point. The woodland includes a variety of mixed broadleaf species, primarily birch. According to NatureScot, part of the woodland is designated Ancient Woodland.The land at Clephanton is occupied under a grazing agreement until 28th August 2024.IACSAll the farmland is registered for IACS purposes.NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)The land at Clephanton is not included within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.AGRI-ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE SCHEMEThe land is subject to a Wader and Wildlife Mown Grassland Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (AECS), running from 2023-2027. The scheme primarily restricts the grazing and mowing of the farmland between 1st April and 30th June each year. It is a condition of the sale that the purchaser(s) sign the transfer obligation forms in respect of the AECS funding and will comply with the rules of the scheme for the remainder of the contractual period. Projected income is forecast to be approximately £7,358.73. Further details are available from the selling agents.Expected Annual Income2025 - £2,452.912026 - £2,452.912027 - £2,452.91BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS)Basic Payment Entitlement was established on 15th May 2015. There are no Basic Payment Entitlements available for sale.Any payments relating to the 2024 scheme year will be retained by the current occupier. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation for 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.LOCAL AUTHORITYThe Highland Council, Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NXSCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATELongman House, 28 Longman Road, Inverness, IV1 1SFMINERALSThe mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned by the seller.TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as it is owned by the seller.SPORTING RIGHTSInsofar as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.