Over Dalkeith Farm
Over Dalkeith Farm lies to the west of the village of Crook of Devon and adjacent to the hamlet of Rumbling Bridge in the county of Kinross-shire. It enjoys a quiet and peaceful setting immediately to the south of the River Devon.
The small town of Milnathort to the north east, is located at the foot of the Ochil Hills, in addition to being near the north shore of Loch Leven where there is a national nature reserve. The town offers many amenities including a nine hole golf course, park, primary school, post office, petrol station, veterinary surgery and retail facilities. Kinross, also located to the south, offers a leisure centre, health centre, secondary school at Loch Leven Community Campus, including modern library and sporting facilities, health centre, leisure centre, swimming pool, squash courts and gym, restaurants, supermarket and independent shops.
Kinross has some beautiful walking and cycling paths with the Loch Leven Trails offering walking and cycling heritage trails around the shoreline of Loch Leven and two eighteen hole golf courses. The Kinross Golf Courses, The Montgomery and The Bruce are wonderful parkland courses with views of the West Lomond Hills. The RSPB Vane Farm is part of this reserve and offers the ornithologist many opportunities to observe the bird life. On an island in the Loch is Loch Leven castle, which has had many famous visitors including Robert the Bruce and Mary Queen of Scots. Water sports can be enjoyed on Loch Earn which includes the Loch Earn Sailing Club. Transport links with a park and ride facility can be found at Kinross and Halbeath which provide bus services to many local destinations and the majority of Scotland's cities.
Dollar is situated between the Ochil Hills to the north and the River Devon to the south. It is home to the highly regarded Dollar Academy and enjoys a variety of services including banking, Post Office, health centre, pharmacy and dentist.
Located to the north is the City of Perth which offers national retailers, modern concert hall, retail parks, theatre, cinema, leisure pool, ice rink, restaurants, hospital and both railway and bus stations. The railway station has services to Edinburgh, Dundee, Inverness and Glasgow. Communications to the area are excellent. Edinburgh and Glasgow airports are within an hour's drive and the M90 connects to the national motorway network. The independent schools of Strathallan in Forgendenny, Kilgraston in Bridge of Earn, Craigclowan in Perth, Glenalmond College and Dollar Academy are all easily reached.
Perthshire is a county which offers a diverse range of outdoor activities. There are numerous routes through the surrounding hills and glens for the walker, whilst winter sports may be enjoyed at Glenshee. A number of Perthshire estates offer fishing, shooting and stalking, whilst for the golfer there are three championship courses at the world renowned Gleneagles golf resort, located about 12 miles away, which hosted the 2014 Ryder Cup. It provides three championship golf courses, falconry, equestrian centre, health suite, tennis courts and a superb selection of restaurants including the Michelin star Andrew Fairlie restaurant.
Over Dalkeith Farm is a delightful smallholding extending to some 28.37 acres (11.48 hectares) and is currently run as a riding school and livery business.
The farmhouse offers a flexible layout with family friendly accommodation and includes a breakfasting kitchen with an LPG calor gas Aga, Belfast sink and exposed beams. The sitting room, with an open fire is within a more modern extension benefitting from double height ceilings and a door provides garden access. An area used as a sun room also provides garden access with views towards the pond. The utility room with panelled walls, houses the LPG condensing combi-boiler (about one year old) and has plumbing for a washing machine. There are four bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a family bathroom.
The accommodation comprises: breakfasting kitchen, sitting room, sun room, utility, wc, bathroom, 4 bedrooms, en-suite shower room
The outbuildings comprise a range of modern and traditional outbuildings. They have been converted and adapted to provide extensive stabling. The principal building comprises modern agricultural building attached to a traditional stone built building. They provide extensive stabling, an indoor arena, tack room, feed store, hay store and within the former hayloft a staff meeting room and further meeting room beyond. In addition there is a newly created smithy and small workshop. To the north of this principal building is a further outbuilding providing further stabling and a separate pole barn.
The farmland at Over Dalkeith Farm extends in total to about 28.37 acres (11.48 hectares). It lies between 113 metres - 116 metres above sea level and is classified as Grade 3:2 by the James Hutton Institute. The land is principally down to permanent pasture, providing grazing for horses. There is a woodland lying to the north and an outdoor arena lying to the south-east. The fields are all enclosed by stock proof fencing.
The Rumbling Bridge Community Hydro Scheme has its turbine house located on the subjects with a 40 year lease in place and a 20 year break clause and a feed in tariff for 20 years. Rental income from this lease is based on a percentage of the revenue generated by the Scheme with an annual guaranteed minimum of £4,957 per year. However in the first year of production the rental income received from the Scheme has been approximately £8,600.