Newton Of Auchterhouse

Auchterhouse, Dundee, Angus, DD2 5PB
Offers Over
Good sized farmhouse (5 bedrooms)
Range of modern and traditional farm buildings
358 acres arable
395 acres pasture and grazing
138 acres woodland
Driven pheasant shoot
About 896 acres (362 hectares) in total
For sale as a whole

Newton of Auchterhouse is an extensive arable and stock unit extending to about 896 acres in total with a traditional farmhouse. The farm currently forms part of the larger Kinpurnie Estate and has been let on a series of short term grazing and cropping agreements but will be available with vacant possession on 31st October 2015.

The holding lies within a single contiguous block and has good access off either minor public roads intersecting the farm or off internal hard tracks. The fields are of a good workable size and layout.

The shooting rights over the farm are let until 1st February 2016 and form part of a wider pheasant shoot over the surrounding estate. The farm's own natural topography, coupled with the strategically planted coverts, could provide the foundation of a smaller driven shoot.

Newton of Auchterhouse is situated on the southern side of the Sidlaw Hills, in an area renowned for highly productive mixed arable and stock farms. The village of Newtyle lies about 2½ miles to the north and Dundee about 8½ miles to the south east.

Dundee provides an excellent range of shops and professional services, together with good leisure facilities. Home to the Universities of Dundee and Abertay, Dundee is an established centre of excellence in education and life sciences. The city's renowned cultural facilities are soon to be augmented by the V&A Museum of Design, anticipated to open in 2018. This world class building by Kengo Kuma will be the centrepiece of Dundee's ambitious waterfront regeneration project.

There are several private schools in the area including Dundee High School and St Leonards in St Andrews, with further schools in both Perthshire and Edinburgh. There are primary schools in Newtyle and Birkhill (4.5 miles) whilst secondary schools can be found in Dundee and Monifieth.

The recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. For the golfer there are numerous courses within a comfortable distance including Carnoustie, which hosted the open in 1999 and 2007, St Andrews, with its world famous courses, and more locally the challenging 18 hole course at Piperdam. Fishing can be taken on the River Tay, and there is horse racing and polo at Scone Palace.

Perthshire and Angus are well served by agricultural merchants and dealers and there is a successful local machinery ring which can provide additional resources as and when required. Grain and potatoes are shipped directly from Dundee and there are livestock markets at Forfar and Perth.

Newton of Auchterhouse Farmhouse lies near the centre of the farm. It has a painted exterior, lying under a tiled roof and enjoys a southerly aspect. The accommodation is well laid out for family life, providing space, practicality and ample room for entertaining, as shown on the accompanying layout plans. It is occupied under a Short Assured Tenancy.

Situated to the west of the farmhouse is an extensive range of buildings. The buildings are mainly of steel frame construction with enclosed sides and concrete floors and are currently used for storing estate forestry and gardening equipment.

The approximate dimensions are as follows:

General purpose shed (23.5m x 19.3m)

General purpose shed (30.62m x 19m)

General purpose shed (22.91m x 17.83m)

Range of stores (23m x 9.17m)

General purpose building (19.72m x 19.34m)

Lean-to store (19.72m x 8.33m)

Open sided store (31.78m x 5.5m)

The land ranges between 150m and 285m above sea level and is mostly gently sloping and has a mainly southerly aspect. The area benefits from an average annual rainfall of about 26" and the arable land is largely classified as Class 3 by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research and has a good working depth.

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