The Land at Pitfar is almost midway between the villages of Powmill and Blairingone which are each about 2 miles away. The popular town of Dollar is about 4 miles to the north west and the attractive village of …
The Land at Pitfar is almost midway between the villages of Powmill and Blairingone which are each about 2 miles away. The popular town of Dollar is about 4 miles to the north west and the attractive village of Saline is about 3 miles to the south.
This is a particularly accessible, central location for the commuter, with the M90 giving quick access to both Perth and Edinburgh. There is a Park and Ride service at Kinross with regular express coach services to Edinburgh and Perth. There is a train station at Inverkeithing with services into Edinburgh South Gyle, Haymarket and Waverley, in addition to a further Park and Ride service. Edinburgh Airport has a wide range of domestic and international flights. The Clackmannanshire Bridge, 10 miles to the south-west, connects to the Central Scotland motorway network, providing easy access to the Central Belt and Glasgow.
Powmill’s facilities include a Village Shop, a village hall, and the Powmill Milk Bar. Blairingone is a small rural village with a village primary school, B&B, and a wealth of countryside walks. There are also Village primary schools in Crook of Devon and Muckhart.
Dollar offers a good range of shops, primary schooling and other amenities and is home to the renowned Dollar Academy. Kinross, 10 miles away, is also an attractive town which offers a wider range of local facilities including shops, professional services, secondary schooling, restaurants, a supermarket and two golf courses. Saline has a primary school, general store, golf course and a post office.
For those with an equestrian interest, there are over 5 miles of forestry tracks and private roads adjacent to the property.
Gleneagles Hotel and Country Club is about 12 miles away, with three championship golf courses, an equestrian centre and a shooting school. The surrounding countryside provides for all tastes in outdoor activities, including hill walking, climbing, fishing, water sports at Loch Earn and skiing within easy driving distance at Glenshee and Glencoe.
There is excellent schooling within the area with a number of local primary schools and secondary schools as well as Ardvreck and Morrison’s Academy in Crieff; Glenalmond College, Strathallan, Craigclowan, and Kilgraston all being easily accessible.
The Land at Pitfar forms an area of productive farmland which is situated in 2 principal blocks extending to 56.87 Ha (140.52 Acres) in total. The farmland comprises a mix of rolling pasture and arable land which is currently all down to grazing. The land has been classified as Grade 3.2 and Grade 4.2 by The James Hutton Institute and is of varying aspects rising from 130m at its lowest point on the southern boundary to 176m above sea level at the northern boundary. The individual fields are of a good size and are enclosed by a combination of rylock and post and wire fencing. The land benefits from good access from the minor public road that connects to the A977. The subjects include a detailed planning consent for the erection of 6 houses and for a single replacement house.
Located centrally within the holding there is the site of the former farm steading, which now benefits from detailed planning permission for the conversion of the existing steading to form 6 dwelling houses. Works have commenced on site and the foundations for 2 units have been formed, crystallising the planning consent. To the north west of the former Pitfar Steading site, planning permission has also been granted for the replacement of Pitfar Cottage to form a further dwellinghouse.
METHOD OF SALE
The subjects at Pitfar are for sale as whole or in 4 lots:
LOT 1: ABOUT 12.07 HA (29.83 ACRES)
A productive block of arable land extending to 12.14 Ha (30.00 Acres) situated in a single enclosure with a southerly aspect. The land lies adjacent to the west of the former Pitfar Farm Buildings which now form a residential development site within Lot 3. Access is via the private farm road which runs along the eastern boundary of the field.
LOT 2: ABOUT 44.80 HA (110.69 ACRES)
A block of arable and pasture land extending to 45.22 Ha (111.74 Acres) which is currently used for grazing and lies at the north end of the farm. Pitfar Wood provides an attractive block of amenity woodland which is principally native broadleaved trees. The land benefits from a good level of access from the private farm road.
LOT 3: DEVELOPMENT SITE ABOUT 1.13 HA (2.80 ACRES)
The subjects comprise a level piece of ground extending to approximately 3.19 acres. The subjects occupy the site of a former traditional farm steading. Construction of the residential units has commenced on site with the laying of the foundation of 2 units. Perth and Kinross Council have confirmed the commencement of works, and accordingly, the planning consent for the 6 houses is deemed to be live in perpetuity.
The foundations were inspected by NHBC in January 2019 and we have been verbally advised that the foundations are considered to be sound and suitable for the completion of the construction works. However, further diligence may be required by interested parties. The timber kit for the first house has been purchased and is in storage nearby. The subjects are accessed via a private road, the maintenance of which is shared with the owners of Barnhill Farm, a short distance to the south. Agricultural land surrounds the site, with the plots benefitting from attractive views over the surrounding countryside.
Detailed planning permission has been granted by Perth and Kinross Council dated 11 December 2007 for the conversion of the existing steading to form 6 dwelling houses, ref: 07/02537/FUL. Works have commenced on site and the foundations for 2 units have been formed. The subject site also benefits from a Building Warrant, ref: 08/01602/ERECT.
It should be noted that a commuted sum of £60,000 for education contributions has been paid to Perth and Kinross Council. A copy of the decision notice is available on request from the sole Selling Agents.
LOT 4: SINGLE HOUSE PLOT ABOUT 0.24 HA (0.59 ACRES)
An area of ground located to the north west of the former Pitfar Steading and benefiting from detailed planning consent which was granted on 13 July 2005 ref: 05/01412/FUL for the replacement of Pitfar Cottage to form a new dwellinghouse. The planning consent was renewed under ref: 11/00052/FUL, confirmation from Perth and Kinross Council has been received that works on the site are deemed to have commenced and the consent is therefore now live in perpetuity.
A copy of the relevant planning correspondence is available in the technical information/data room.
From the south take junction 6 on the M90 signposted for Kinross, turn left past the service station and continue straight on the A977 road through Crook of Devon and Powmill. Just after leaving Powmill, take the left turn at Gartwhinzean and follow this minor public road for about 1 mile. The entrance to Pitfar and Barnhill Farm will be found on the left hand side of the road.