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Brathinch Farm

Brechin, Angus, DD9 7QZ
Offers Over
£4,750,000
6 Bedroom farmhouse
4 Cottages
Established Pig Business
Range of Modern farm Buildings
Productive Arable Land, mostly Class 2

GENERAL
Brathinch is situated to the north of Brechin within the sought after and rich agricultural area of the County of Angus. Brechin can be accessed within 5 minutes by car and provides a good range of day-to-day amenities including banks, local and national retailers, a doctor's surgery, veterinary practice, train and bus stations. Primary and secondary schooling is available in Brechin and there are a range of private schools locally, including the High School of Dundee and Lathallan School as well as a number of private schools in neighbouring Perthshire including Glenalmond College, Strathallan School and Kilgraston School for Girls. The Angus Glens offer opportunities for hill walking and mountain biking and there are also great opportunities for country sports with the County playing host to excellent sea trout and salmon fishing in both the North and South Esk rivers as well as first class pheasant and grouse shooting in the Angus Glens. A thirty minute car journey to the south-west lies the City of Dundee which offers a huge range of city amenities including two universities, a good range of shopping outlets, banking and legal services while a main line railway station and airport providing regular flights to London Heathrow and Stansted. Both Aberdeen to the north and Edinburgh to the south have international airports as well as a wide range of city amenities.
Angus is well served with agricultural merchants and Brechin has a state-of-the-art abattoir catering to the needs of the Scottish pig industry.

DESCRIPTION
Brathinch Farm is a productive arable unit growing a range of crops, predominantly cereals incorporating a potato rotation. The arable enterprise is run alongside a successful and well established pig unit which breeds pigs for the bacon market. In addition, the farmhouse is currently run as a very successful Bed & Breakfast.
The land at Brathinch ranges from 60m to 70m above sea level with an average rainfall in the region of 800mm to 1,000mm (31" to 39") per annum. The land is predominantly designated as Grade 2 by the James Hutton Institute and is made up of a mixture of Lithosols soils and Podzols.
The arable enterprise currently includes leased land and extends to over 1,000 acres. There may be opportunities for the successful purchaser to continue these agreements. The land at Brathinch is free draining and is in good heart, receiving regular pig slurry applications. Access to the majority of fields can be made via the public road or via private access tracks.
LOT 1 - Brathinch Farm
Brathinch Farmhouse
Brathinch Farmhouse is a traditional stone built farmhouse sitting under a slate roof with a southern aspect. The farmhouse is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating. To the south of the farmhouse is a large garden predominantly down to lawn with a range of mature trees, shrubs and bushes as well as attractive borders. To the north of the farmhouse is a tarmac yard area providing ample parking with a lean-to shed providing garaging.The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:

Ground Floor
Entrance vestibule, dining room, sitting room, drawing room, office, breakfasting kitchen, sun room and utility room with WC.
First Floor
6 double bedrooms all en-suite.

Garden Cottage
Formerly farm buildings, this steading conversion now presents an attractive modern cottage. The cottage is fully double glazed and benefits from oil-fired central heating.
The accommodation comprises:
A sizeable open-plan kitchen/dining/living space with wall and base units and kitchen island as well as patio doors leading to the private garden grounds. There are 2 double bedrooms, the master has an en-suite and walk-in wardrobes and there is an additional shower room and utility room.

Farm Buildings
Grain store - 74m x 24 m, steel portal frame with box profile roof and cladding and concrete grain panels. It has a polished concrete floor, electric roller doors and fully integrated grain elevator system. Adjoining the grain store is a lean-to with wet pit as well as a 28t/hr Alvan Blanch kerosene grain drier.

2 General Purpose Sheds - both 11.8m x 26m, steel portal framed with blockwork walls, concrete floors and fibre cement roofs, currently utilised as additional grain storage. These sheds also house a Rolls Royce electric generator.

Straw Store
54m x 22m, steel portal frame barn with box profile roof and earth floor.

General Purpose Shed
24m x 13m, steel portal frame, tin roof and earth floor with tin cladding on one wall.

General Purpose Shed
36m x 10.5m, steel portal frame shed with box profile cladding, one box profile wall to the north and concrete floor. This shed has currently been adapted for livestock housing and has Amco barriers and feed trough.

Range of Traditional Buildings
38m x 6.5m traditional steading, stone built buildings with slate roofs, currently utilised as stores

General Purpose Buildings
26m x 9m, brick built with concrete floors sitting under asbestos roofs

Fuel Station with underground tanks

Slurry Store with a 1.5 million gallon (6,819,138 litres) capacity. This works with the integrated slurry pipe system connected to the pig unit.

Range of traditional, refurbished and modern pig buildings which form the intensive pig production unit at Brathinch.

Brathinch Piggery
The Brathinch Pig Company is well known in the United Kingdom, currently operating a closed head of 400 sows. The pig unit is run in conjunction with Hermitage Genetics and as a result produces extremely high quality pigs. The pig unit is self-contained and is run on a Hampshire liquid feeding system using a home mill mix. Through a programme of renovations, the piggery at Brathinch now consists of an efficient and modern unit with fully integrated slurry system. At present, the pig accommodation comprises:
•102 farrowing crates
•400 sow crates
•700 nursery spaces
•900 ranger accommodation
•1,600 fattening spaces with additional overspill accommodation for a further 360.
At present, Brathinch piggery produces approximately 11,200 large white pigs per year which are sold to the bacon market. Management and running of the pig enterprise is currently carried out by three full-time employees.
It is believed there may be opportunities to let out the piggery to a specialist producer.

The Land
The land with Lot 1 at Brathinch extends to approximately 267.41 acres (108.22 ha) and is split into two ring-fenced blocks with Brathinch Farm steading sitting centrally to the land. The land has a generally flat aspect with some gentle undulations. This fertile arable land has predominantly been used for cereal production, however potatoes have been incorporated into the rotation of the majority of the fields.

LOT 2 - 87.97 acres (35.60 ha) of arable ground situated to the south-west of the Brathinch farm steading.
The land has a generally flat aspect with some gentle undulations. This fertile arable land has predominantly been used for cereal production, however potatoes have been incorporated into the rotation of the majority of the fields.

LOT 3 - 6.22 acres (2.52 ha) of arable ground situated to the south of the Brathinch farm steading.
The land has a generally flat aspect. This fertile arable land has predominantly been used for cereal production, however potatoes have been incorporated into the rotation of the field.

LOT 4 - 58.95 acres (23.86 ha) of arable ground situated to the south of the Brathinch farm steading.
The land has a generally flat aspect with some gentle undulations. This fertile arable land has predominantly been used for cereal production, however potatoes have been incorporated into the rotation of the majority of the fields.

LOT 5 - 99.58 acres (40.30 ha) of arable ground situated to the south-east of the Brathinch farm steading.
The land has a generally flat aspect with some gentle undulations. This fertile arable land has predominantly been used for cereal production, however potatoes have been incorporated into the rotation of the majority of the fields.

Lot 6 - No 3 Brathinch Farm Cottage
A detached cottage which has been renovated to form an attractive detached family home. The cottage sits within its own grounds, comprising a sizeable parking area to the front and a lawned garden area to the rear incorporating some well kept borders, trees, shrubs and bushes. There is also a substantial portal framed shed, currently used as a workshop/store.
The accommodation, over one floor, comprises:
Entrance vestibule, open-plan kitchen/dining room, sitting room, 3 double bedrooms, family bathroom and shower room. The house benefits from oil-fired central heating and is fully double glazed.

Lot 7 - No 2 Brathinch Farm Cottage
No 2 Brathinch Farm Cottage (in need of refurbishment) is a semi-detached three bedroom cottage with a painted rough cast exterior. The property has a gravelled parking area and lawned garden as well as a sizeable store. The cottage enjoys attractive views over the surrounding farmland.

Lot 8 - No1 Brathinch Farm Cottage
No 1 Brathinch Farm Cottage (in need of refurbishment) is a semi-detached three bedroom cottage with a painted rough cast exterior. The property has a gravelled parking area and lawned garden. The cottage enjoys attractive views over the surrounding farmland.

IACS
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the Farm Code is 091/0049.

SERVICES
All the properties receive water from a private bore hole, have mains electricity and private drainage. The heating, Council Tax, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for each property are as follows:
Property
Heating
Council Tax
EPC Grade
Brathinch Farmhouse
Oil
Band G
F
Garden Cottage
Oil
Band C
C
No 1 Brathinch Farm Cottage
Electric
Band A
E
No 2 Brathinch Farm Cottage
Electric
Band A
E
No 3 Brathinch Farm Cottage
Oil
Band A
D

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2015
Basic Payment Entitlement was established on 15th May 2015. The Basic Payment Entitlements will be included in addition and will be available for sale by separate negotiation. Further details of the Basic Payment Entitlement is available from the Selling Agent.
Any payments relating to the 2015 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) 2015 for the remainder of the scheme year.

ENVIROMENTAL STIPULATIONS
The farm is situated within the Strathmore and Fife Nitrogen Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) and is designated as non-LFA (Less Favoured Area).

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Angus Council, Angus House, Orchard Bank Business Park, Orchard Bank,
Forfar, Angus, DD8 1AX
SGRPID
Strathearn House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkin Drive, Perth, PH1 1RX
Tel: 01738 602000

TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale in so far it is owned by the Seller.

MINERALS
The mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are owned by the Seller.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings within the dwellings and farm buildings are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.
The property may be available to purchase on a lock, stock and barrel basis. This would include all the heritable property described in these particulars together with all of the machinery and stock.

INGOING VALUATION
The purchaser(s) of Brathinch Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All feed stuffs, hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and sundries at cost.
Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

SPORTING RIGHTS
In so far as these rights for part of the property title they are included within the sale.

DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

DIRECTIONS
Heading north on the A90, exit onto the B966 signposted Edzell, at the roundabout take the 2nd exit continuing on the B966 signposted Edzell, after approximately one mile turn left signposted Brathinch, follow the road for approximately one mile and you will reach Brathinch Farm.
Heading south on the A90, turn right signposted Inchbare and then left and continue along the road, at the 'T' junction turn right and then left signposted Brathinch Farm, continue along the road for approximately one mile and you will have reached Brathinch Farm.

VIEWINGS
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment and only through the selling agents - CKD Galbraith. Access to the pig unit will only be given on second viewings and all viewers of the pig unit must be at least three days clear of contact with any other pigs.

ENTRY
Entry to Brathinch Farm will be by mutual agreement.

SOLICITORS
Dales Solicitors LLP, 18 Wallace Street, GALSTON, Ayrshire, KA4 8HP.
Tel: 01563 820216
Fax: 01563 822188

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