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Myreton Of Claverhouse Farm

Strathmartine, Dundee, DD3 0PY

Offers Over £6,300,000


  • Traditional and well-presented farmhouse (EPC=E).

  • Range of farm buildings including refrigerated cold store. Grade 3.1 arable land.

  • 198 kW Heizomat Biomass Unit. 2x Combined Heat and Power (C.H.P) plants. A roof mounted solar panel scheme.

DESCRIPTION
Myreton of Claverhouse Farm is a highly productive farm extending to 444.11 acres (179.73 ha) or thereby of prime Grade 3.1 arable land according to the James Hutton Institute. The farmhouse and steading sit at the heart of the …

DESCRIPTION
Myreton of Claverhouse Farm is a highly productive farm extending to 444.11 acres (179.73 ha) or thereby of prime Grade 3.1 arable land according to the James Hutton Institute. The farmhouse and steading sit at the heart of the holding. The property has an established soft fruits system set up with 25.25 acres (10.22 ha) of irrigated polytunnels present on the farm with support from living accommodation in the form of static caravans for workers. The property benefits from a bio-mass unit and two Combined Heat and Power (C.H.P) plants. The holding is otherwise in 2 contingent blocks with the land on the northern edge of Myreton being divided by an entrance track to a neighbouring property. The arable land on Myreton is divided into expansive, uniformly shaped fields that offer a worthwhile enterprise to run alongside the existing soft fruits.

MYRETON OF CLAVERHOUSE FARMHOUSE
Myreton of Claverhouse Farmhouse is a traditional stone built dwelling under a pitched and slate roof. A roughcast extension on the second floor provides additional living space in what is an already extensive farmhouse. Internally, Myreton offers a warm environment, perfect for the farming family. As you enter from the attractive patio space at the front of the house you are met with a modern kitchen with stylistic tiled flooring and a welcoming dinner table. The property offers ample space for the family, with separate dining room, living room and lounge areas providing for all occasions of familial life. The property enjoys bio-mass heating which provides a constant heat source throughout the house. The accommodation comprises:

Ground floor:
Hall, utility room, kitchen, bathroom, office, storage room, dining room, living room, family room

First Floor:
3 double bedrooms, gun locker, family bathroom, box room, play room (a potential additional bedroom).

Externally, there is a large private garden at the rear of the farmhouse with a gravel area surrounding the property and a good sized lawn area sitting to the very rear. The garden is enclosed by large herbaceous borders offering the ideal garden for children to play in. The property is entered through a patio space, sheltered by stone wall and large hardwood trees. Parking comes in the form of a substantial gravel area to the front of the house.

MYRETON OF CLAVERHOUSE FARM BUILDINGS
Myreton’s steading is located at the heart of the farm on the north side of the main block of the holding, the agricultural buildings sit facing the farmhouse across a hard-core yard space. The buildings are all contained within this steading unit, this includes the 2 C.H.P plants, the irrigation pump house and the biomass unit. We estimate the steading and yard space to occupy 2.61 ac (1.06 ha). The living quarters for workers sits adjacent to the farmhouse and covers 1.03 ac (0.42ha) consisting of static caravans, containers and a brick building.

General Purpose Shed (35m x 5.7m) with attached lean-to (35m x 10m)
Sitting opposite the farmhouse is a shed with roughcast walls, fibre cement roof and concrete floor. Internally, the walls are red brick. The shed is accessed by a sliding metal door allowing for vehicular access.

Potato Shed (18.43m x 14m)
Sitting further back from the general purpose shed is a potato shed of the same rough cast construction, under a fibre cement roof with a concrete floor.

Potato Store (35m x 9.5m)
Sitting within the centre of the steading unit is a further potato shed which has been sprayed entirely with spray foam insulate. The shed has a concrete floor and a large sliding metal door allowing for vehicular access.

Potato Cold Store lean-to (35m x 10.4m)
Part of the main steading block across from the farmhouse is a lean-to attached to a second potato shed. The lean-to has a roughcast exterior under a spray foam insulated, fibre cement, roof with the rear of the store having composite panel insulation. The cold store benefits from a refrigeration unit allowing for the year round storage of both potatoes and fruit.

Grain Dryer
An ESMA unit with a 15t capacity. The dryer was commissioned in 2015 so is a relatively youthful addition to the enterprise.
General Storage Shed (36m x 20m)
Sitting on the eastern edge of the steading is a large box profile storage shed with a concrete floor, box profile cladded roof and ½ concrete brick ½ cladded walls designed for the storage of grain. The shed has an intake pit on its western side with a self-employed elevator system that feeds the grain dryer that sits externally.
Irrigation Pump House

Rear of Potato Store (9.45m x 20m)
A shed that sits at the rear of the steading with a concrete floor and fibre cement roof. The shed was used for the storage of woodchip that feeds the Biomass unit. The walls were a combination of concrete brick and corrugated iron meaning it is a potential site for grain storage.

General Storage Shed (Packaging House) (13.68m x 13.94m)
An almost square shed space at the rear of the steading with a concrete floor, ½ concrete brick and ½ red brick walls with a fibre cement roof. The shed was being used for the storage of the necessary packaging materials of the fruit enterprise.

Accommodation Block
On the east side of the steading is a substantial accommodation block for workers. The area provides workers with a kitchen space, complete with cookery and preparation areas, an open plan rec room offering pool, TV and a communal social space. There is a welfare block providing lavatories and washing facilities.

RENEWABLES AT MYRETON
2 C.H.P Plants
Two wood-chip fed Froling C.H.P plants that produce electricity and heat. The C.H.P plants heat two acres of soft fruits tunnels providing an earlier yield to the crops that benefit from this heat source.

The plants were commissioned in 2017, this means there is 16 years of ROCs income remaining, this will be transferred to the incoming buyer.

Heizomat Biomass Unit – 198 kW
Commissioned in 2014, the biomass unit provides heat to the farmhouse as well as a third party dwelling, there is scope for this arrangement to be changed so the Myreton of Claverhouse farmhouse is the sole beneficiary of the unit.

Notably, the biomass unit heats the water supply of the welfare block, providing warm water to the showers and kitchen. There is potential for the unit to operate the grain dryer that is already present on the property.

Solar Panels - Roof Mounted 30kw Scheme.
On the roof of the General Storage Shed (36m x 20m) is a solar panel scheme. The panels were commissioned in 2014. The panels were commissioned in 2014, as such the scheme attracts FiT income for a further 13 years.

THE LAND
The agricultural land at Myreton of Claverhouse Farm extends to around 444.11 acres (179.73 ha) in total, forming 21 field parcels. The holding has been developed as a soft fruit enterprise with approximately 25.25 acres (10.22 ha) of land covered with polytunnels complete with irrigation and table tops. The soft fruit production is centralised in the land closest to the steading and farmhouse.

The land sits within a seam of Grade 3.1 land, according to the James Hutton Institute, indicating the land is capable of supporting a broad range of crops such as cereals, potatoes and other vegetables such as peas. The property provides a diverse enterprise with a substantial steading suited for mixed crop production. Overall, the land is relatively flat, ranging from 160m to 120m above sea level with the highest point of the holding sitting on its southern boundary. The farm benefits from excellent access from both public and private roads. Access can be found on the southern side via a shared access track that leads to a well maintained internal network of tracks that lead back to the main steading.

The fields are uniform in shape and are of a good average size allowing for efficient agricultural practices. Drainage has been maintained over the years when and where required.