Falls Of Holm
Falls of Holm and Lower Welton Farm are situated at the foot of the Angus glens to the west of the town of Kirriemuir with
expansive picturesque views across Angus. The county of Angus has much to offer with its varied countryside and a lovely
mix of hill, wood, river and fertile farmland. This has resulted in the county being home to an array of wildlife and it presents
a fine choice for the outdoor enthusiast with walking, cycling and riding all being readily available. Golfers are particularly
catered for with an unrivalled selection of highly rated golf courses close to hand, including the championship course at
Carnoustie and the Old Course at St Andrews in Fife. There are local courses at Kirriemuir, Edzell and Forfar, two courses
at Alyth and a championship course at Blairgowrie. Challanging shooting, fishing and stalking can be taken locally. The ski
slopes of Glenshee can be accessed in approximately 40 minutes by car. There is a number of interesting National Trust of
Scotland properties in the area, including the J M Barrie House in Kirriemuir, once home to the creator of Peter Pan and The
House of Dun. Glamis Castle, the birthplace of the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret and childhood home of The Queen
Mother is situated a short drive away.
Primary schooling is available at the new Isla Primary and secondary schooling in nearby Kirriemuir. There is also a range of
private schools including The High School of Dundee. Agriculture in the area is well catered for with a number of agricultural
merchants locally and a livestock market in Forfar. Kirriemuir is 10 minutes drive to the east and offers a good range of day to
day amenities including a supermarket and a wide range of independent retailers, banks, leisure centre, post office, doctors,
dentists and veterinary practice. The city of Dundee lies half an hour's drive to the south and provides an excellent range
of shops, professional services, together with a cinema, theatre, 2 universities, both railway and bus stations as well as an
airport with regular links to London Stansted and Amsterdam.
Lot 1 - Falls of Holm
The Farmhouse sits in an elevated position on the northern fringes of the Strathmore Valley with expansive views over the
countryside towards the Sidlaw Hills. The house is constructed to a very high standard with all the comforts of a modern
house, whilst incorporating a number of attractive traditional styles. There is a good range of flexible living accommodation
which lends itself to family use. The current owners have operated a successful Bed & Breakfast at Falls of Holm, generating
a useful income.
Entering through the front door there is a large Reception Hall with feature staircase in oak and access to all the ground floor
rooms. There is a bright spacious open plan Sitting Room / Dining Room with attractive cornicing and a bright bay window
with French Doors leading to a patio area. The Breakfasting Kitchen also has French Doors which lead to the patio making
the accommodation ideal for entertaining during the summer months. Continuing on the ground floor there is a family
Bathroom with roll top bath, 3 en-suite Double Bedrooms with fitted wardrobes as well as a Utility Room and large Boot
Room with back door. The Boot Room has been fitted so that a Shower Room could be incorporated, however, the current
owners have not had a requirement for this. There is an office which could easily be converted into a further bedroom or a
snug. Ascending the oak staircase to the first floor there is a mezzanine sitting area and 2 Double Bedrooms, one of which
has the option to be closed off forming a suite with walk in wardrobe and Shower Room.
The house sits within its own expansive garden grounds which have been carefully nurtured by the current owners to
provide fantastic outdoor space for all seasons. To the front of the property there is a large lawned area with raised timber
decking and well stocked borders. To the east of the house there is a small burn and this was the source of the name of
the house. There are a number of small waterfalls resulting in a change to the burn's melody as it passes through the wood.
Here the owners have created a beautiful wild garden and burn side walk, with a number of secluded seats to sit and enjoy
the vast array of wildlife within the garden. At the southern end of the burn side walk there is an orchard with a number of
young fruit trees.
The land is all south facing and is split into two parcels. The 1.36 acre (0.55 ha) field adjoining the garden at Falls of Holm
is currently down to grass and bound by stock fencing. At its most southern point there is a hard standing which would
lend itself as a site for stables, subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent. To the west there is a further paddock
extending to approximately 2.25 acres (0.91 ha) which is currently being farmed in conjunction with the adjoining arable land.
The Steading at Lower Welton Farm sits approximately 85 metres to the north of Falls of Holm and provides versatile
accommodation with a range of uses. There is a sizeable hardcored yard and buildings comprising as follows:
Steel Portal Framed Cattle Court (13.4 m x 8.76 m) with Lean-To (13.4 m x 4.37 m) with a steel box profile roof and cladding
as well as a concrete floor, electricity and water supply.
Feed Store - This adapted container has a 6 tonne capacity.
Store - A former railway carriage. This has been converted to provide wind and watertight storage.
Polytunnel - An all weather polytunnel approximately 35 m in length has been utilised for housing the farm's 120 ewes over
winter and provides excellent livestock accommodation / lambing shed.
Lot 2 - extending to approximately 66.90 acres (27.07 ha)
The arable land at Lower Welton Farm comprises 5 primarily square easily worked fields with a gently sloping southern
aspect. The fields are bound by stock proof fencing and have been let seasonally for vegetables, including carrots and
potatoes in conjunction with the in-hand farming practices at Lower Welton Farm. The land is designated as 3(2) by the
James Hutton Institute whose definition is "land capable of producing a good yield of a narrow range of crops, principally
cereals and grass, and/or moderate yields of a wider range including potatoes, some vegetable crops and oilseed rape".
The land ranges in height from 205 m to 250 m above sea level, with an average rainfall of 800 mm to 1000 mm per annum.
The land sits within the Strathmore and Fife NVZ (Nitrate Vulnerable Zone) and it is designated as being within the Less
Favoured Area (LFA).
From Kirriemuir exit the town on the B951 signposted Kirkton of Glen Isla, continue on this road bearing right for Kingoldrum. After
passing through Kirkton of Kingoldrum follow the road for approximately 1½ miles and Falls of Holm and Lower Welton Farm are located
on your right-hand side.
From Alyth leave the town on the B952 signposted Bridge of Craig Isla, pass through Bridge of Craig Isla and continue on the road. At
the crossroads take the B951 signposted Kirriemuir and continue on the B951 for approximately 4 miles, Falls of Holm and Lower Welton
Farm are then located on your left.
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