CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 14TH FEBRUARY 2018 AT NOON
Kemphills Farm sits to the north of Dundee and south of Forfar within the county of Angus. The area is renowned as a productive agricultural county and is well served by agricultural merchants, including a livestock market at Forfar and an active local machinery ring.
Forfar can be accessed in approximately 10 minutes by car and offers a good range of local facilities including independent retailers, supermarkets, veterinary, doctor and dental practices, as well as banks, primary and secondary schooling. There are also a number of private schools within commuting distance including High School of Dundee and Lathallan School.
The city of Dundee can be reached in approximately 15 minutes and provides a wide range of big city amenities including cinemas, railway and bus stations as well as an airport providing regular flights to London Stanstead.
The county offers great opportunities for country sports with sea trout and salmon in both the North and South Esk rivers and first class pheasant and grouse shooting in the Angus Glens. The area is well catered for golfers, with a wide selection of courses including the championship course at Carnoustie.
LOT 1 - Kemphills Farmhouse
Kemphills Farmhouse is a good sized brick and harled bungalow with a south-facing aspect. The house enjoys attractive views of the surrounding countryside with an enclosed garden at the front which is predominately down to lawn with a range of mature trees, shrubs and bushes.
To the rear of the property is a hardcore parking area, together with a former bothy building which may suite conversion subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There is also a former stable and garage building with hayloft above. Adjoining the garden grounds is a paddock extending to approximately 1.32 acres (0.53 ha). If required, there may be the opportunity to purchase additional farm land.
The accommodation comprises:
3 double bedrooms, family bathroom, sitting room with sun room off, breakfasting kitchen, dining room and a substantial larder.
LOT 2 - Kemphills Farm
The farm buildings at Kemphills Farm comprise:
Cattle Court (24.2m x 13.9m) - steel portal framed under fibre cement roof with ventilated box profile cladding, rendered block walls, concrete floor and a side feed passage.
General Purpose Shed (20.8m x 15.4m) - concrete portal framed shed with concrete floor and rendered block work walls.
General Purpose Shed (5m x 19.6m) - traditional stone walls under a slate roof with concrete floor.
General Purpose Shed (20.2m x 18.3m) - steel portal frame under a fibre cement roof with concrete floor.
General Purpose Shed (11.4m x 13.3m) - steel portal frame with tin roof and cladding, partial block walls and concrete floor.
The land extends to approximately 99.58 acres (40.29 ha) sitting within a ring-fenced block designated by the James Hutton Institute as a mixture of Grade 2 and 3(1) which has been utilised for cereal production as well as a rotation of potatoes and swedes. All the land has a general flat aspect ranging from 149m to 167m above sea level. It is made up of a mixture of humus-iron podzols under Forfar Association and Brown Soils from Balrownie Association. All the land can be accessed from the main road or via a range of internal tracks. In addition to the arable land there is also a parcel of mature predominately coniferous woodland.
Farmhouse Heating Solid Fuel
Council Tax D
Heading north on the A90 from Dundee take the turning for Shielhill and Kellas. At the T-junction turn right signposted Kellas and Broughty Ferry and then immediately left signposted Kellas. On entering the village of Kellas turn left at the T-junction onto the B978. Follow the B978 for approximately 5 miles and Kemphills is on your right.