CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 4TH MARCH 2021 AT NOON.
Carlungie Farm is a highly productive farm extending to 287.30 acres (116.30 hectares) or thereby of predominantly prime Grade 2 arable land. The farmhouse and steading sit at the heart of the ring-fenced property with the 5 additional cottages found …
CLOSING DATE SET FOR THURSDAY, 4TH MARCH 2021 AT NOON.
Carlungie Farm is a highly productive farm extending to 287.30 acres (116.30 hectares) or thereby of predominantly prime Grade 2 arable land. The farmhouse and steading sit at the heart of the ring-fenced property with the 5 additional cottages found close by. The majority of the land sits between the A92 and the public road leading between Kingennie and Muirdrum, with a small amount on the northern side. A former public road runs through the middle of the farm giving excellent access to the fields.
Carlungie Farmhouse is a substantial and imposing traditional farmhouse with many of its original characteristic having been preserved over the years. The farmhouse has retained a sense of grandeur with an impressive tiled floor entrance leading through to the hallway dominated by the original wooden stairway, off which 3 spacious reception rooms provide ample family space. The kitchen is located to the back of the house, while upstairs four bedrooms and a family bathroom are found with the master bedroom enjoying a double aspect view over the gardens. To the rear of the property, the former maid’s quarters allow for another 2 bedrooms and further laundry, pantry and storage space.
Carlungie Farmhouse offers purchasers the exciting opportunity to mould the property into an impressive and modern family home within the property’s existing traditional structure, taking advantage of its character and charm. The former maids quarters has the potential to be made into an annex providing separate guest accommodation or alternatively an expansion to the farmhouse. The present layout of the internal accommodation comprises;
Ground Floor: Hallway, porch, sitting room, living room, study, kitchen, utility, cloakroom, bathroom, rear hall and back porch (Maids Quarters: Laundry, 2 x pantries and storage room)
First Floor: Landing, master bedroom, 3 further bedrooms, box room and family bathroom (Maids Quarters: 2 bedrooms)
The farmhouse enjoys a south-facing aspect and sits within its own garden grounds which is mainly laid to lawn with mature trees to the front. Access is taken via a sweeping driveway and ample parking is found to the front and rear, in addition to a small brick garage with a roller door. A glass and timber framed potting shed leans against a traditional red sandstone building at the rear of the farmhouse, alongside a stone and slate outhouse on the western elevation of the farmhouse.
The Bungalow is a detached, two bedroom, single storey dwelling sitting to the north of Carlungie Farmhouse and at the entrance to the farm steading. The property has a harled exterior, under a slate roof with double glazed windows. The internal accommodation is laid out over one floor comprising 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
A garden extends to the south of the property which is laid to lawn with mature borders. A gravel pathway leads to the front door. The property is currently occupied.
Honeysuckle Cottage is a detached cottage of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with timber single glazed windows. A brick built, flat roof extension extends from the rear of the property. The internal accommodation is laid out over one floor comprising 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
The property would benefit from some light refurbishment and at present does not have a central heating system. This property is currently occupied by a tenant. Honeysuckle Cottage sits in its own, private garden ground which is laid to lawn and surrounded by a Beech hedge. Space for parking is at the rear of the property and adjacent to an outhouse which provides useful, external storage.
The Sheiling is a detached cottage of traditional stone construction with a white harled exterior, slate roof with timber single glazed windows. The accommodation is presented over one floor and comprises 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
The property is currently unoccupied and has no central heating provisions, therefore the property would benefit from a degree of refurbishment. Space for parking is located at the front of the property and a garden extends to the rear and north.
East Cottage forms part of a row of two stone built semi-detached cottages that sit adjacent to The Sheiling. The property is of traditional construction but remains in good decorative order with a modern bathroom and kitchen installed in 2017. The internal accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
East Cottage is currently unoccupied and does not have a central heating system which means it would benefit from some further modernisation. Parking is found to the front of the property and a large garden extends to the side and rear.
West Cottage is semi-detached with East Cottage and otherwise referred to as Carballyfin Cottage. As with East Cottage, the property is of traditional construction and is in good condition internally. The accommodation comprises 2 bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom.
The cottage is currently let and occupied by a tenant, though it has no heating provisions and would benefit from upgrading in this respect. The garden extends to the rear while space for parking is found at the front.
The steading at Carlungie Farm is located to the west of the farmhouse and forms a mixture of both modern and traditional buildings.
Traditional Steading Range
A traditional steading range sits at the centre of Carlungie Farm. The former Bothy (and understood to be the original farmhouse) is located opposite Carlungie Farmhouse and forms part of the potting shed, constructed of red sandstone with a slate and box profile roof. An external stone staircase allows access to a loft with timber floors.
Opposite sits the larger, main building which has traditionally been used for both livestock housing and storage. Four traditional cart sheds are found on the eastern elevation while internally there is a covered livestock court with raised feed passage and original hay feeders. The western elevation has two outdoor former livestock areas which are bound by stone walls. While the building retains many features and is useable in part, overall it is largely redundant for agricultural purposes however has great potential for development should the necessary consents be sought.
A modern, brick built shed (30m x 18m) sits on the western side of the steading with a harled exterior and cement fibre roof. Internally, the shed roof is insulated and the floor is concrete. Large doors allow vehicular access for agricultural machinery.
A traditional butch barn (16m x 7.28m) of steel frame construction with a tin roof and earth floor is located opposite the brick shed. A lean-to (12m x 10m) extends to the north. The barn has been used for the storage of equipment and straw.
Eight tin grain silos are located on Carlungie and are used to store grain. They vary in size with a concrete apron extending to the front.
The dryer shed (8m x 42m) is the most northerly shed in the steading and is of steel frame and wooden frame construction with a cement fibre roof and open on all sides. The shed encompasses the grain dryer and is currently used for storage of machinery and potato boxes.
Land at Carlungie Farm
The agricultural land at Carlungie extends to 287.30 acres (116.30 hectares) or thereby and is classed by the James Hutton Institute as being predominantly Grade 2 land. The soil at Carlungie is capable of supporting a wide range of crops and has in recent years grown spring barley, winter wheat, beans, potatoes along with rotational red clover and permanent grass. As a result of this traditional rotation soil fertility and organic matter levels have been preserved at high levels and therefore offers excellent productive capacity.
The land at Carlungie Farm is relatively flat, sitting at around 40m to 45m above sea level however, the land on the northern side of the public road has a slight south-facing aspect and rises to 56m above sea level. The farmland benefits from excellent access either off a public or former public road alongside a network of tracks within the boundary of the farm. The Pitairlie Burn bounds the farm to the north and east, while running through part of the farm, with the A92 denoting the boundary of the arable land to the south. Beyond the A92 sit 3 grass paddocks which are fenced and have been claimed as part of the EFA area on Carlungie.
The land is split into 19 enclosures with good access in the form of either tracks or public roads to all fields. The fields are of a good average size allowing for efficient agricultural practices, whilst not too large to prevent a good rotation.
Irrigation is available from the Pitairlie Burn, however an abstraction licence will need to be sought. Drainage has been maintained over the years when and where required.
MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & STOCKS
It is the Vendor’s preference to sell all plant, machinery and equipment with the farm and these items are available by separate negotiation.
A full inventory of the machinery and equipment is available from the selling agent. Please note there is no obligation to purchase the machinery, equipment and stocks.
Approaching Carlungie from either Arbroath or Dundee, leave the A92 onto the B962, taking the first right after about a mile and continuing on the road for approximately 2 miles where you will see the entrance to the farm on the right hand side. Continue along this road, with Carlungie Earth House located a short distance away on the right, until you reach the steading and the farmhouse of Carlungie Farm.
Strictly by appointment with the selling agents, Galbraith. Viewings will be arranged subject to Scottish Government legislation regarding COVID-19 and social distancing measures will be adhered to at all times.