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Muirton Farm Lot 1

Cluny, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 6QT

Offers Over £1,600,000


  • CLOSING DATE 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2018 ***

  • LOT 1 – Muirton Farm

  • 4 bedroom farmhouse

  • Range of traditional and modern farm buildings

  • 254.57 acres (103.02 ha) of productive land

GENERAL
Muirton Farm is situated adjacent to the village
of Cluny within the Kingdom of Fife. The farm
benefits from an attractive quiet rural location
with excellent access to the A92 and Scotland’s
motorway network.
Kirkcaldy sits to the south ...

GENERAL
Muirton Farm is situated adjacent to the village
of Cluny within the Kingdom of Fife. The farm
benefits from an attractive quiet rural location
with excellent access to the A92 and Scotland’s
motorway network.
Kirkcaldy sits to the south with the town centre
being accessible in under 10 minutes by car.
The town provides an excellent range of day-today
facilities including supermarkets, schooling,
healthcare and professional services.
Edinburgh is situated approximately 23 miles
to the south and provides an excelleent range
of big city amenities including an international
airport.
Traditionally, Fife is known for its fertile farmland
capable of producing high yields of an extensive
range of crops. The area is well supplied with
agricultural merchants and machinery dealers.
Fife is also home to a wide array of wildlife and
for the outdoor enthusiast there are a range of
recreational pursuits including walking, cycling
and riding. Fife is home to numerous highly
regarded golf courses within Lindin Links, Elie,
Ladybank and the Old Course at St Andrews,
all within easy driving distance. Challenging
shooting and fishing may be taken locally and
the Fife Hunt is home to the most northerly
pack of fox hounds in the UK. The eastern coast
of Fife is renowned for its quaint fishing villages
including Anstruther, Pittenweem, Elie and Crail
with the coastline also hosting excellent sandy
beaches at Tentsmuir, St Andrews and Elie.

DESCRIPTION
Situated within fertile heartlands of rural Fife,
Muirton Farm enjoys a picturesque setting. The
farm has historically been run as a mixed unit,
however in recent years the farming practice
has comprised primarily of arable cropping
including a number of potato and vegetable
lets.
The land ranges from approximately 64m up
to 96m above sea level with a gently sloping
aspect. The average rainfall for the region is
between 889mm to 1,016mm (35” to 40”) per
annum. The land is predominantly designated
as Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute
however there are pockets of Grade 2 land. The
soil consists of Brown Forest soils derived from
the Rowanhill/Giffock/Winton series and is
generally free draining and easily worked. The
majority of the land sits in a ring-fenced block
with good access to all the fields via a series of
internal tracks. The property is bound on the
northern side by the River Ore with ownership
extending to the mid-point of the river where
historically a fishing syndicate has operated.
The fields are of a practical size and layout for
their existing use and are all easily worked.

LOT 1 – Muirton Farm
Muirton Farmhouse
The farmhouse at Muirton presents a wealth of
spacious family accommodation and boasts an
impressive balcony on the first floor. The house
sits in an attractive south-facing position with an
enclosed garden to the front and courtyard and
stores to the rear. The garden grounds include
well-stocked borders as well as a number of
mature trees, shrubs and bushes.
The accommodation, over two and a half floors,
comprises:

Ground Floor
Sitting room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen,
laundry, cloakroom, bedroom 5/study and a
range of stores.

First Floor
4 double bedrooms and family bathroom.
Adjoining the farmhouse is a garage and further
storage.

Farm Buildings
To the rear of the farmhouse is a traditional
steading range offering general storage. The
majority of these buildings feature the original
stone walls however others have been adapted
to incorporate steel portal frames. To the west
of the steading is a Dutch barn constructed
approximately five years ago.

Farmland
The farmland extends to approximately 254.57
acres (103.02 ha) with the bulk of the land being
utilised for growing arable crops including seed
potatoes and broccoli. The land is in good
heart and is split into good sized and easily
worked fields. Along the northern and western
boundaries are various mixed woodlands which
are well established and include both hardwood
and softwood trees.

IACS
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the Farm
Code is 410/0002.

SERVICES
All the properties receive mains water and have mains electricity.

Muirton Farmhouse Oil Haeting, Private Drainage, Council Tax Band F, EPC - G

DIRECTIONS
Heading north on the M90, take the exit for the A92 signposted for Dunfermline. Exit the A92 at the signpost for Kirkcaldy West (A190). At the roundabout take the first exit onto the B981
signposted Cluny Clays. Enter the village of Cluny with the entrance to the farm being on your right hand side just before leaving the village.

POSTCODE
KY2 6QT

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2018
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 are available from the Selling Agent. Any payments relating to the 2018 scheme year will be retained by the Seller. I f 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) 2018 and the 2018 Greening obligations for the remainder of the scheme year.

LOCAL AUT HORITY
Fife Council, Fife House, North Street, Glenrothes, Fife, KY7 5LT
Tel : 01383 441 199

SGRPID
Strathearn House, Broxden Business Park, Lamberkin Drive,
PERTH, PH1 1RX
Tel: 01738 602000

TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale in so far it is
owned by the Seller.

MINERALS
The mineral rights are included in the sale in so far as they are
owned by the Seller.

FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
All fixtures and fittings within the dwellings and farm buildings are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars. Please note no warranties
or guarantees are given by the sellers for systems, services or appliances.

LOTTING
Muirton Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in four lots however the seller reserves the rights to deviate from the advertised lotting should there be a requirement for an alternative split.

CLAWBACK
The missives of sale for Muirton Farm will be subject to the purchaser(s) granting a Standard Security in favour of the sellers to claw back 50% of the uplift in value, in the event of planning permission being granted for the development of fields 1 and/or 3.

INGOING VALUATION
The purchaser(s) of Muirton Farm shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All feed stuffs, hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and sundries at cost.
Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

SPORTING RIGHTS
In so far as these rights for part of the property title they are included within the sale.

DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

VIEWINGS
Viewings are strictly by prior appointment and only through the selling agents – Galbraith.

ENTRY
Entry to Muirton Farm will be by mutual agreement.

SOLICITORS
Kerr Stirling LLP10 Albert Place, Stirling, FK8 2QL
Tel: 01786 463414

HEALTH & SAFETY
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm buildings, farm land and water courses.

MORTGAGE FINANCE
Galbraith are approved Agents for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and we can assist you in securing finance loans for a variety of farming purposes including the purchase of land and property, restructuring debt, and to provide working
capital for diversification, improving or erecting farm buildings.
For further details and to discuss any proposals in confidence please contact our Galbraith Perth Office on 01738 451111. Email:perth@galbraithgroup.co.uk