Muir O'Lea Farm

By Crieff, Perthshire, PH7 3RJ

Offers Over £3,275,000


  • Traditional farmhouse – 2 reception rooms, 3 bedrooms

  • 2 semi-detached cottages

  • Modern general purpose shed with workshop, bothy (with WC), garage and solar panels

  • Cattle court with central feed passage, Dutch barn

  • 256.98 acres (104 ha) arable land

  • 48.66 acres (19.69 ha) permanent pasture/ploughable land

  • 77.81 acres (31.48 ha) woodland

  • Two ponds

  • Highly sought after and commutable location

  • Outstanding views over the surrounding rolling countryside and hills

DESCRIPTION
Muir O’Lea Farm is a highly productive arable and livestock unit extending to about 402.57 acres (162.90 ha) with a traditional farmhouse, two cottages, a large newly constructed general purpose shed/grain store, cattle court and Dutch ...

DESCRIPTION
Muir O’Lea Farm is a highly productive arable and livestock unit extending to about 402.57 acres (162.90 ha) with a traditional farmhouse, two cottages, a large newly constructed general purpose shed/grain store, cattle court and Dutch barn. The land is principally arable with a small number of permanent pasture enclosures together with a sizeable wood, further woodland areas and two ponds.

The land is in good heart with the unit lying within a single contiguous block with fields of a good workable size. The farmhouse, cottages and buildings all lie in the heart of the farm, with a sizeable yard and excellent access directly off the minor public road.

MUIR O’LEA FARMHOUSE
Muir O’Lea Farmhouse is a traditional stone built farmhouse lying under a slated roof enjoying a southerly aspect. The accommodation, lying over two floors, comprises:

Ground floor:- hall, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, utility room

First floor:- 3 bedrooms, box room, bathroom

The garden lies principally to the south of Muir O’Lea Farmhouse with a parking area immediately to the east.

Muir O’Lea Farmhouse is occupied by a tenant under a Short Assured Tenancy. Notice to quit has been given and will be vacant from August 2018.

MUIR O’LEA FARM COTTAGES NO1 AND NO2
Muir O’Lea Farm Cottages No1 and No2 lie to the north-east of the farmhouse and immediately to the north of the farm road. They are semi-detached, single storey cottages with tiled roofs. Each cottage has a garden to the front and rear with parking to the side. The accommodation of each cottage comprises:

Hall, sitting room, kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom

Muir O’Lea Farm Cottages No1 and No2 are both occupied under Assured Tenancies. One of the tenants works on a self-employed basis at Muir O’Lea Farm.

MUIR O’LEA FARM BUILDINGS
Muir O’Lea Farm is well-equipped with agricultural buildings for the current arable and livestock enterprises. The buildings all lie immediately to the north of the farmhouse with a sizeable yard area to the east of the farmhouse and to the east of the cottages.

The farm buildings comprise:
General purpose shed/grain store 47.14m x 23.14m

A significant building of steel portal frame construction under box profile roof with concrete floor. Constructed in 2012, it comprises grain store/machinery shed, workshop, bothy with WC and kitchen facilities, garage.

Cattle court 41.7m x 19.45m
Steel portal frame construction under corrugated asbestos roof with part block walls, central feed passage with feed barriers and troughs.

Dutch barn 18.41m x 7.24m
Part brick with corrugated iron walls and roof with a concrete floor.

Nissen hut

Please Note: The timber stables and small outbuilding, both lying to the north of the general purpose shed, do not form part of the subjects of sale. They are owned by a third party and they will be removed prior to date of entry unless otherwise agreed by the purchaser.

THE LAND
Muir O’Lea Farm extends to approximately 402.57 acres (162.90 ha), is a ring-fenced unit intersected by a minor public road. The land is principally classified as Grade 3(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute with the fields either level or gently sloping, rising from approximately 40m above sea level to 70m above sea level at its highest point. The average annual rainfall for the region is between 99cm to 124cm. The land is in good heart with an average PH of 6.2. The fields are of a good workable size and have good access directly off the minor public road and excellent field-to-field access.

The land is principally arable, growing spring barley, winter wheat and peas on rotation. The majority is suitable for potato production. There is a small number of permanent pasture enclosures stocked by the commercial cattle herd. The cattle manure is returned to the fields. Fertiliser is applied as required each year and, in the autumn of 2017, each field was analysed for lime with lime applied as required in June 2018. The permanent pasture fields have, in the past, grown productive cereal crops.

The land can be classified as follows:

Arable
256.98 acres

Permanent pasture/ ploughable
48.66 acres

Woodland
77.81 acres

Pond
2.82 acres

Rough grazing/WBS
10.26 acres

Other
6.04 acres

Total
402.57 acres

SOLAR VOLTAIC PANELS
In 2015, solar voltaic panels were installed on the south side of the general purpose shed roof. They comprise 120 PV modules and we understand, since its construction, an income of £15,000 has been received. The contract is in place for 20 years. Further details are available from the Selling Agent.

FORESTRY
The woodlands at Muir O’Lea Farm extend, in total, to approximately 77.81 acres (31.48 ha) and provide amenity, sport and potential future income from timber sales.

The principal wood lies to the north-east of the farm and extends to about 73.66 acres (29.81 ha). It sits on either side of the minor public road leading to Madderty. The wood on the south side of this land was partly felled four years ago with replanting carried out at the same time. Part of the wood to the north side of the public road was part felled two years ago and was also re-planted.

There are further smaller woodland areas throughout the farm providing shelter and amenity for game and wildlife.

SPORT
Muir O’Lea Farm has rented out the shooting rights to a syndicate for a number of years and, as a result of this relationship, it provides an excellent small low ground shoot. There are two ponds within the farm offering duck flighting whilst the topography and the woodlands are ideal for a most enjoyable pheasant shoot. The sporting rights have been rented to a syndicate for the 2018 / 2019 shooting season.