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Lot 1 Nethermains Of Kinnaird

Kinnaird, Inchture, Perth, Perthshire, PH14 9QY


  • LOT 1 - Farmhouse and steading range with paddocks and woodland. About 39.76 acres (16.09 ha)

Nethermains of Kinnaird is a highly productive mixed unit on the Carse of Gowrie, extending to about 129.28 acres (52.32 ha) and centred on a traditional farmhouse with a range of outbuildings. The farm has been owned by three …

Nethermains of Kinnaird is a highly productive mixed unit on the Carse of Gowrie, extending to about 129.28 acres (52.32 ha) and centred on a traditional farmhouse with a range of outbuildings. The farm has been owned by three generations of the same family, since 1947 and at one time had its own pedigree cattle, sheep and pigs. In recent years the land has been farmed by a neighbouring farmer with some of the buildings and paddocks being let to local horse enthusiasts.

The land at Nethermains of Kinnaird is classified as Grade 2 and 3 by the James Hutton Institute and comprises arable, woodland and paddocks. Although the majority of the Carse of Gowrie is flat, most of the land on Nethermains of Kinnaird rises above the flat land and, as a result, is free draining. However, the water table is maintained by a system of pows draining to the River Tay. The property owns 11 shares for Charleston and 6 shares for Nethermains of Kinnaird under the Pows of Horn, Myres and Charleston Commission. Details of how this is split between the various lots can be obtained from the Selling Agent.

Nethermains of Kinnaird is offered for sale as a whole or in four lots.

LOT 1 - Farmhouse, steading range and fields 1, 3, 4, 5 and 7 (39.76 acres (16.09 ha) of paddocks and woodland).

LOT 2 - Fields 2 and 6 (36.79 acres (14.89 ha) of
arable land).

LOT 3 - Fields 8 and 9 (51.3 acres (20.76 ha) of arable land).

LOT 4 - Field 11 (1.43 acres (0.58 ha) of farmland with development potential).

Nethermains of Kinnaird Farmhouse is a most attractive house, dating back to the 19th Century, enjoying an elevated position overlooking the beautiful, mature gardens and lying immediately to the south of the traditional farm steading. The original house is built of traditional sandstone under a pitched slate roof with a flat roof extension to the rear with wood cladding. This extension is in need of a programme of repair to bring it back to modern living standards.

Nethermains of Kinnaird, benefiting from a south facing position, provides well-proportioned, light and bright rooms, predominately enjoying views over the garden. Many of the original features remain including panelled doors, cornicing, sash and case windows and staircase providing an elegant home of a manageable size.

The accommodation over two floors comprises:

Ground Floor:
Vestibule, Hall, Drawing Room, Dining Room, Study, Kitchen, Utility Room, Shower Room, Two Cloakrooms, Pantry, Porch, Rear Porch, Conservatory.

First Floor:
Bedroom with dressing room and bathroom, Bedroom 2, Nursery, Family Bathroom, Two further bedrooms.

Nethermains of Kinnaird sits within a beautiful and carefully designed garden by the current owners parents, evolved and nurtured over decades. The garden is centred on a water garden with a cascading waterfall into pools and stream below. There is a sweeping lawn edged with an extensive collection of specimen shrubs, trees and plants including azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. To the west are fruit trees with a greenhouse and useful sheds with a fruit and former vegetable garden lying to the south. The garden provides a delightful backdrop to the house together with a wonderful display of colour and structure through most of the year.

The farm buildings at Nethermains of Kinnaird comprise a traditional range of stone built buildings under slated roofs. They formerly housed a granary, cattle sheds, stabling, piggery and maintenance workshops. Whilst the steading is redundant to modern farm practice, the buildings do offer
an excellent source of outbuilding storage. In addition, they are currently utilised partly as stables and a workshop. The traditional steading flows exceptionally well and is completely interconnected. It offers a fantastic opportunity for a diversification project, or indeed further stabling.

In addition to the traditional buildings, there is a Dutch barn with lean to, situated to the west and north of the traditional steading. These buildings would either provide machinery storage or storage for straw and feed stocks.

The land at Nethermains of Kinnaird extends to about 129.28 acres (52.32 ha) or thereby. The land is split into 89.52 acres (36.23 ha) of arable land, grazing paddocks of 7.19 acres (2.91 ha) with the remainder of the land being in mature or semimature woodland of some 32.57 acres (13.18 ha).

The arable land is classified as Non-Less Favoured Area land being Grade 2 and Grade 3(1) arable land according to the James Hutton Institute. As such, the land is capable of producing consistently high yields of cereals and in some areas vegetables and potatoes. The land lies at approximately 20m to 30m above sea level at its highest point and generally has a south-facing aspect. The arable fields are of a good practical size, either enclosed by fences or shelter belts and can all be accessed off the unclassified road. There are three paddocks immediately adjacent to Nethermains of Kinnaird farmhouse which complement the existing stables and traditional steading range or would offer the potential for a small scale pedigreem livestock enterprise. To the west of these paddocks is a block of woodland, of some 25.45 acres, which is a mixture of mature and semi-mature trees. This amenity woodland is mostly of mixed broadleaf species and does enjoy some open areas. Although not connected, there is a further strip of woodland of some 7.12 acres, lying to the south of the farmhouse. Some very good hacking could be formed by linking the woodland with some field margins.