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Wester Keith

Lundie, Dundee, DD2 5NY

Offers Over £1,620,000


  • Fantastic opportunity to develop an idyllic family home and diverse rural business centre in the rolling Sidlaw Hills

  • Land extending to about 329.98 acres (133.54 ha) in total.

  • For Sale as a Whole or in 4 Lots.

DESCRIPTION
Wester Keith forms an attractive livestock unit extending to approx. 329.98 acres (133.54 ha) in total with planning consent to form a primary residential dwelling adjacent to an existing, modern farm building. In addition, there is a traditional one …

DESCRIPTION
Wester Keith forms an attractive livestock unit extending to approx. 329.98 acres (133.54 ha) in total with planning consent to form a primary residential dwelling adjacent to an existing, modern farm building. In addition, there is a traditional one bedroom cottage with a building warrant to extend and a traditional range of buildings which have largely fallen into a state of disrepair.

The land ranges between 150m and 350m above sea level which is predominantly south-facing and gently sloping. The area benefits from an average rainfall of about 26” per annum and the in-bye pasture land is classified as Class 3 by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research with a good working depth. Some of the pasture on Wester Keith is capable of growing arable crops.

The holding lies within a single contiguous block and has good access off a minor public road leading to a well-maintained internal access track flowing into the residential and farm buildings. The fields are of a good workable size and layout and are naturally well drained. The farm’s own natural topography, coupled with the strategically planted coverts could provide the foundation of a smaller driven shoot.

There is the potential to form ponds to provide some exciting duck flighting.

METHOD OF SALE

Wester Keith is offered for sale as a whole or in 4 lots.

LOT 1 - Wester Keith Farmhouse
Lot 1 offers the potential for a purchaser to build their own house on a plot which sits in an elevated position at the centre of the holding with far reaching views towards Dundee. Planning permission and full architectural drawings are present for the erection of a dwelling with master bedroom, dressing room and en-suite alongside 2 further bedrooms and an open plan living/kitchen/dining area in addition to a garden room and a covered glazed area on the southern elevation from which the outstanding views can be enjoyed. The plans allow for a flexible and spacious living arrangement and further details are available from the selling agent.

To the east of the plot is a brand new open-span steel portal frame shed with adjoining lean-to which extends to approx. 18m x 18m. The shed benefits from box profile cladding and roof together with a concrete floor and roller door. This shed can be used for general purpose storage or would be ideal for somebody seeking to relocate an existing business.

Sitting adjacent to the modern shed is a range of traditional buildings which offer future development potential. Although these buildings are in a rundown state of repair, they do provide future development opportunities at Wester Keith.

The vendor has submitted a pre planning application to Angus Council for the conversion of the traditional farm steading, conversion of the listed cart shed/granary store, demolition of unsafe ruinous buildings and formation of a new dwelling.

To complement the buildings, around 18.41 acres (7.45 ha) of pasture land is being made available together with 3.61 acres (1.46 ha) of predominantly mixed native broadleaf woodland. Together, Lot
1 provides a unique opportunity to form a delightful smallholding or an excellent base to support the wider holding.

LOT 2 – Wester Keith Cottage
Wester Keith Cottage is a charming, traditional cottage with 1 bedroom, living room, kitchen and bathroom. The current owners have secured planning consent and a building warrant to extend the property through the addition of a sunroom on the western elevation which will allow the dwelling to either become a 2 bedroom cottage or to extend the reception accommodation. The garden is west-facing and bounded by a stone dyke with parking for two cars adjacent to the house.

The cottage offers quiet country living either on its own or as part of the holding and could be used as
an additional income stream through a long term tenancy or holiday letting.

LOT 3 – Land at Wester Keith
The land at Wester Keith extends to approx. 292.28 acres (118.28 ha) and forms an excellent ring-fenced block of land. The permanent pasture land extends to approx. 92.98 acres (37.63 ha) with additional hill ground of approximately 185.09 acres (74.90 ha) extending north to the ridge of Lundie Craigs and to the east following close to the shoreline of the Long Loch. The hill, a mixture of heather and grass, would be suitable to grazing livestock on throughout the year.

The pasture land is split into a number of stock-proof and good sized enclosures with adjoining gates to allow for the free and easy movement of livestock across the holding. The pastures have been re-sown on a regular basis and therefore the grassland is in good heart. Lime has also been applied in recent years and, as such, PH levels are in good balance. The land is currently carrying a suckler cow herd and ewe flock which are based at Wester Keith all year round.

In addition to the pasture and hill ground, there is approx. 14.21 acres (5.75 ha) of woodland. The woodland is spread across 5 different blocks and varies between native broadleaf to various conifer
plantations.

LOT 4 - Plot at Wester Keith
Lot 4 presents a great opportunity to re-establish the original farmhouse at Wester Keith. A preplanning application has been submitted to Angus Council regarding the construction of a residential property on the site that the former farmhouse used to occupy. Adjacent to the site is a permanent grazing paddock of 8.72 acres (3.53 ha) and two blocks of amenity woodland extending to 5.16 acres (2.09 ha).