Monaughty - Lot 3

Forres, Moray, IV36 2RA

Guide Price £1,000,000

152.75 acres

  • Lot 3
  • Bare land at Toreduff
  • Easy access to A96
  • 152.75 acres good quality arable land

Monaughty, Toreduff and Dykeside Farms comprise three amalgamated farms which for many years have been farmed together as a single holding. Together, they comprise an outstanding and diverse farming unit with good quality, mainly arable farmland. In addition, there are two excellent traditional farmhouses and an excellent range of farm buildings divided between the three original farmsteads. In total, the farm extends to approximately 671 acres / 271.9 ha of good quality arable farmland and small pockets of mixed species woodland.The farms represent some of the best arable land across lowland Moray and the ‘laich’ and are capable of producing high quality cereal and fodder crops with vegetables on rotation. Currently, the farm a carries some 130 head of beef cattle with over wintering sheep. The fields are well-proportioned with a good provision of water and troughs. The farm has been well managed for generations and is in excellent heart. METHOD OF SALEThe farm is being offered to the market as a whole or in four separate lots.LOT 3 – BARE LAND TOREDUFFThe land at Toreduff extends to approximately 61.8 ha (152.7 acres) and comprises excellent quality arable farmland divided between 6 separate enclosures. Each field is of a good workable size and has direct road access. The land here has been arable cropped in recent years, primarily with winter and spring cereals and is categorised as grade 3.1 by the James Hutton Institute (Land Capability for Agriculture). The land can be classified as follows:Total152.75 acres (61.82 ha)IACSAll the farmland is registered for IACS purposes. The farm reference code is 590/0016.NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)The land at Monaughty, Toreduff and Dykeside is not included within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.NATURAL CAPITALAlthough primarily a commercial unit, for those with an interest, the farm provides a blank canvas to increase the biodiversity on the holding. Notably, the Monaughty Burn, which runs west to east through the centre of the holding could potentially be enhanced as a wildlife corridor through the creation of water features and ponds combined with hedgerow and tree planting there and elsewhere on the farm.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 and if the farm sells in various lots will be divided pro rata. The current entitlements held are 239.08 Region 1.Any payments relating to the 2024 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 Non-Less Favoured Area.