Charleton Fruit Farm is a highly productive farm extending to around 182.11 acres (73.70 hectares) of primarily arable and fruit growing ground. The farm has a principal farmhouse, former laundry cottage and two further steading cottages all ...
Charleton Fruit Farm is a highly productive farm extending to around 182.11 acres (73.70 hectares) of primarily arable and fruit growing ground. The farm has a principal farmhouse, former laundry cottage and two further steading cottages all of which are situated at the centre of the holding along with Category B listed Charleton steading.
Charleton Steading houses a well-established, popular café with indoor and outdoor seating for approximately 64 covers, farm shop, gift shop and large outdoor play area. In addition to the traditional steading, there are useful modern agricultural buildings.
Charleton Farmhouse is a traditional two-storey farmhouse of stone construction set under a pitched and slated roof. It is fully double glazed and benefits from an oil-fired central heating system. The house is well-presented and the accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor:- Open plan kitchen/living room, sitting room, larder, office, WC and utility.
First Floor:- 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Externally, there is a garage and an indoor heated (via air source heat pump and oil boiler) swimming pool as well as ample areas of mature garden ground.
Laundry Cottage is Category B Listed 2 storey dwellinghouse of traditional stone construction (harled externally) set under a pitched and tiled roof. The cottage is fully double glazed and benefits from a gas-fired central heating system. The accommodation comprises:
Ground Floor:- kitchen, living room, sitting room and shower room.
First Floor:- 3 bedrooms and shower room.
Surrounding the dwelling are areas of mature garden ground and space for car parking.
STEADING COTTAGES NO2 & NO4
Located in the Category B Listed Charleton Steading are Steading Cottage No2 and No4 and are currently occupied by farm workers. Cottages No2 (Ground Floor) & No4 (1st Floor) are of stone construction under a pitched and slated roof. Fully double glazed and benefitting from a gas-fired central heating system. The accommodation in both cottages comprises:
Kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms and bathroom.
Externally the cottages enjoy access to the area of garden ground within the central steading area.
CHARLETON FARM SHOP
Situated to the south of the farmhouse is Charleton Farm Shop which is housed in the Category B listed Charleton steading.
The accommodation comprises, commercial kitchen, indoor/outdoor seating for approximately 64 covers, café, farm shop and gift shop.
In addition, there is a large play area opposite which has a further 50 covers approximately.
The business has grown over the years and currently offers light lunches/afternoon teas, soft fruit and gift sales as well as pick your own fruit (approx. 10 acres) and extensive kids play area. There is a large area for car parking.
CHARLETON FARM BUILDINGS
To the east of the farm shop there are three farm buildings which comprise the following:
FORMER CARROT STORE
Steel portal frame shed with fibre cement room and concrete floor. This building currently houses walk-in fridge/freezer units associated with the farm shop/café.
GENERAL PURPOSE SHED
Steel portal frame with fibre cement roof and concrete floor. The roof houses 30kW of Solar panels which were installed approximately 3 years ago.
General purpose shed/open side store under fibre cement roof with profile sheet/tin walls. Part of this shed is currently let to a local blacksmith. Further details are available from the selling agent.
The Category C listed former Charleton Maternity Walled Garden currently houses several static caravans which accommodate seasonal fruit picking staff. Services are laid onto the site and there is a former potting shed outshot. Consent for the erection of one dwellinghouse was previously granted, however has since lapsed. All planning enquiries should be made directly to Angus Council.
The Walled Garden is subject to a three year Short Limited Duration Tenancy (SLDT). Further information is available from the Selling Agent.
LAND AT CHARLETON
The land extends to around 159.83 acres (64.68 hectares) and is laid out over 6 main enclosures. The land is currently utilised for fruit, asparagus, cereals and potato production.
The land is classified as Grade 3 by the James Hutton Institute and sits from around 10m up to 30m above sea level.
Field 3, per the sale plan, lies to the north of Forties Road industrial Estate and extends to approximately 10.83 hectares (26.76 acres). It is contained within the Angus Local Development Plan, adopted September 2016, as M8 and is an Allocated Employment Site suitable for class 4,5 and 6 business use. A clawback provision for any future development value of this land will be put in place by the vendor.
A quantity of land at Charleton Fruit Farm is currently farmed on a contract agreement with a local fruit grower. Further details are available from the Selling Agent.
There is a 20kW Wind turbine located within field 5 of the sale plan. This was erected approximately 6 years ago and has a Feed in Tariff (FIT) of £0.26/kW. As previously stated solar panels were fitted to the roof of the steading (30kW) approximately 3 years ago and command a Feed in Tarrif (FIT) of £0.09/kW. In addition the farmhouse roof houses 3kW solar panels.