West Denside Farm
West Denside Farm situated approximately 6.5 miles to the north of Dundee, near the village of Wellbank in an attractive rural area with impressive south-facing views out over the River Tay to Fife. Nearby Dundee offers a huge range of big city amenities including two universities, a good range of shopping outlets, banking and legal services, with a main-line railway station and airport providing regular flights to London 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 including a livestock market at Forfar and active local machinery ring.
Schooling is provided at Monikie Primary with secondary schooling at Carnoustie High School. There are also a number of private schools in the area 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.
West Denside Farm is a productive arable mixed unit sitting in a south-facing position within a prominent fertile agricultural area. Arable production has focused principally on cereals incorporating a number of potato and vegetable lets. Historically, the farm has also run a successful suckler herd.
The land ranges from 133m to 202m above sea level and has a gently sloping south-facing aspect. The average rainfall is in the region of 736mm to 863mm (29" to 34") per annum. The land is predominantly designated as Grade 3(1) by the James Hutton Institute and is made up of a mixture of brown forest soils from the Balrownie Association. The land sits within a ring-fenced block with good access to all fields via a series of internal tracks. The farming practice has ensured that the land has benefited from regular applications of manure with additional nutrients being brought in from a neighbouring pig unit.
LOT 1 - West Denside Farmhouse
West Denside Farmhouse
The farmhouse is a traditional detached two-storey house of stone construction sitting under a slate roof with a harled exterior. The house has an attractive south-facing position with views out over the surrounding farmland. The house is bound to the south and east by attractive garden grounds with a range of mature trees, shrubs and bushes as well as a lawned area and former vegetable garden.
The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:
Living room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, garden room, boot room and utility room with WC.
3 double bedrooms and family bathroom.
The farmhouse benefits from a wood-pellet boiler which was installed in February 2015 with an Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payment for 7 years bringing in an annual income of approximately £4,400.
The farm buildings at West Denside Farm comprise:
Cattle Court (25.2m x 12.7m) - steel portal framed with concrete floor and a mixture of box profile and fibre cement cladding.
General Purpose Shed (17.8m x 25.2m) - steel portal framed with a mixture of box profile and fibre cement cladding, partial block walls and concrete floor.
General Purpose Shed (5.8m x 31m) - traditional stone construction under a slate roof with concrete floor and adjoining workshop.
Range of Traditional Buildings including 5-bay cart shed with storage above.
Ambient Potato Store (18m x 50m) - steel portal framed with box profile roof and cladding, reinforced concrete walls, concrete floor and spray foam insulation. This building also benefits from a 3 phase electrical supply.
Combine Shed/Straw Store (21m x 4.8m) - steel portal framed with box profile cladding and concrete floor.
Silage Pit (22m x 8.3m) - concrete walls with box profile, concrete floor, effluent fed directly to storage tank.Silage Pit (18m x 9.3m) - with steel portal frame with box profile roof.
Grain Store (18m x 14m) - concrete panel walls on a steel portal frame with box profile roofing and cladding.
Cattle Shed (30m x 21m) - with central feed-passage, internal gates to create 6 courts, blockwork walls, fibre cement roof and cladding, Galebreaker doors.
Detached garage block housing the farmhouse wood pellet boiler, a coal shed and workshop/chemical store.
The land extends to approximately 348.34 acres (140.97 ha) sitting within a ring-fenced block with a south-facing aspect. The land is predominantly designated by the James Hutton Institute as Grade 3(1) making it capable of producing consistently high yields of principally cereals and grass. Potatoes, swedes and other vegetables have been regularly grown in rotation. The land is in a good state of fertility having received regular applications of farmyard manure, pig slurry and digestate from a local source. Temporary grass has been a regular feature in the rotation to support the cattle enterprise.
LOT 2 - West Denside Bungalow
The bungalow at West Denside sits to the east of the farm buildings and enjoys panoramic views over the surrounding farmland towards the Tay estuary. The bungalow sits within its own garden grounds, predominantly down to lawn, with a range of well-stocked borders, parking area and garage. The bungalow has historically been let out and has been generally well-maintained, however, some refurbishment is required.
The accommodation comprises:
3 double bedrooms, family bathroom, siting room, kitchen, larder and entrance hall.
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the Farm Code is 097/0029.
All the properties receive mains water, have mains electricity and private drainage. The heating, Council Tax, Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) for each property are as follows:
West Denside Farmhouse
Heating Wood pellets
Council Tax Band E
EPC Grade E
West Denside Bungalow
Heating Solid Fuel
Council Tax Band D
EPC Grade F
From the north exit the A90 after Inveraldie signposted Kellas/Shielhill. Follow the road for approximately 3 miles going straight over at the cross roads. At the "T Junction" turn left onto the B978, enter Bucklershead and take the left turn onto Chapel Roadsignposted West Denside. Follow the road for approximately 1.6 miles West Denside is on your right.
From the South follow the A92 for Kellas turning onto Baldovie Road, turn right onto the B978 signposted Kellas. Continue until entering Bucklershead and take the left turn onto Chapel Roadsignposted West Denside. Follow the road for approximately 1.6 miles West Denside is on your right.
Please note, do not follow SAT Nav as this will ask you to use private tracks not owned by West Denside.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2017
The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements may be included in addition to the farm 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 2017 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) 2017 and the 2017 Greening obligations for the remainder of the scheme year.
The farm is situated within the Strathmore and Fife Nitrogen Vulnerable Zone (NVZ) and is designated as non-LFA (Less Favoured Area).