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Cogbrae Farm

Methven, Perth, Perthshire, PH1 3RU


  • Farmhouse in need of extensive refurbishment

  • Traditional Outbuildings with potential for development (subject to consents)

  • 30 acres of agricultural or amenity land

  • Attractive rural location

  • Convenient proximity to Perth

Cogbrae Farm is located 9 miles to the west of the city of Perth and 2 miles north west of the village of Methven in the highly sought after county of Perthshire. The village of Methven is well serviced …

Cogbrae Farm is located 9 miles to the west of the city of Perth and 2 miles north west of the village of Methven in the highly sought after county of Perthshire. The village of Methven is well serviced and has its own primary school, Church, bowling club, community halls, playing field with sports facilities and a variety of businesses including general store and post office. Located on the A85 road Methven is in the heart of Scotland and well linked to the Highlands as well as the large cities providing an excellent base.

The City of Perth lies 9 miles to the east of Cogbrae and offers a wide array of national retailers together with a theatre, concert hall, cinema, swimming pool, numerous restaurants and library. Further, there are a number of banks, supermarkets and both railway and bus stations.
The cities of both Edinburgh and Glasgow can be reached in just over an hour by car and provide international airports together with a wealth of city amenities.

Cogbrae is within close proximity to a number of independent schools. Glenalmond College lies just over a mile to the north, whilst Ardvreck and Morrison’s Academy are both found in Crieff. On the edge of Perth is the Preparatory School of Craigclowan with Kilgraston by Bridge of Earn and Strathallan in the village of Forgandenny.

Perthshire is a county which provides a wide array of recreational pursuits. Hill walking may be enjoyed in the surrounding hills and glens with pretty woodland walks close by. For the golfer, there is a championship course in Crieff, whilst the world-renowned Gleneagles Hotel by Auchterarder lies about a 30-minute journey by car to the south with its three championship courses, equestrian centre, shooting school and sports facilities for members. Both fishing and shooting may be taken locally whilst for those interested in historical houses and gardens, there is Scone that is close to Perth with its Palace, arboretum and extensive grounds and is close to Crieff, with Drummond Castle gardens open during the summer months.

Cogbrae farm offers the opportunity to create a sheltered and secluded smallholding extending to some 31 acres. Cogbrae Farmhouse lies to the North side of the farm and enjoying an elevated position above the land with a southerly aspect. It is of traditional stone construction with a harled exterior under a slate roof. The Farmhouse is in need of a significant programme of renovation or alterations. Adjoining the farmhouse is a former outbuilding of stone construction which could offer potential to expand subject to obtaining the relevant consents. There are a number of further buildings in a poor state of repair but offer potential for a site or for new buildings.

Outside there is ample space surrounding the house to develop a large garden. Beyond this the land to the south of the property is split into 5 fields extending in total to 30 acres which would make ideal grazing or horse paddocks. The land is classified by the James Hutton Institute for Land and Soil Research as Grade 3 (2), the definition of this land class is as follows:

The land is capable of average production but high yields of barley, oats and grass are often obtained. Other crops are limited to potatoes and forage crops, Grass leys are common and reflect the increasing growth limitations for arable crops and degree of risk involved in their production.

The altitude of the 147m above sea level and the predominant soil type is Brown forest soils with gleys making the land capable of achieving good yields through arable cropping. The fields are currently in grass.

Basic Payment Scheme: The land is registered for IACS purposes, but the sellers have not been claiming any entitlements. The land lies within the Strathmore and Fife Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.

Sporting Rights: The Sporting rights are in hand.

Asbestos: There is a sheet of asbestos on the property and a quote to have this removed has been acquired. The cost will be deducted from the sale price at the conclusion, thus passing on the responsibility for removing the asbestos to the purchaser.

Electricity Mains
Water Private well. There is no water supply within
the house.
Drainage No drainage system plumbed into the
Heating None