West Dunlappie

Edzell, Brechin, Angus, DD9 7UD

Offers Over £560,000

51.89 acres

  • Planning Permission for a 3 bedroom house
  • Steel portal frame general purpose shed
  • Purpose built poultry unit with accommodation for up to 29,000 birds and associated egg processing
  • Semi-mature woodland extending to approximately 12.5 acres (5.06 ha)
  • Productive pasture/ arable land extending to approximately 38.45 acres (15.56 ha)
  • Good access to the A90 and Scotland’s motorway network

Nestled at the foot of the Angus Glens, West Dunlappie sits approximately 2 miles to the west of Edzell which provides a good range of local amenities including Post Office, Spar, Hotel, coffee shops and pubs. The A90 can be reached in under 10 minutes by car providing access to Scotland’s motorway network.The famous Angus Glens offer numerous opportunities for walking and cycling. There are good opportunities for high quality fishing, stalking and shooting locally.Primary schooling is available in Edzell with secondary schooling being provided at Brechin High School. There are also a number of private schools within easy reach including Lathallan School and The High School of Dundee. Locally golf courses are available at Edzell and Brechin as well as the Championship course at Carnoustie.Brechin is a 15 minute drive to the south and provides a good number of independent and national retailers as well as supermarkets and a range of business services.The cities of Dundee and Aberdeen can both be accessed in around 40 minutes by car and provide a wealth of big city amenities including railways, bus stations and international airports.DESCRIPTIONDunlappie Poultry Unit is currently run as a purpose built egg production facility sitting within a ring-fenced block of agricultural land. The unit presents and excellent opportunity for purchasers to run a productive egg laying unit. In addition to the existing egg unit and general purpose shed there is planning permission for the construction of a detached three bedroom house to compliment the unit.PLANNING PERMISSIONThe site benefits from planning permission under planning reference: 21/00118/FULL allowing for the erection of an Essential Workers House. The detailed plans propose a contemporary one and a half story house to be built in the south west corner of the unit. The proposed accommodation is as follows;Ground FloorLiving room, office, utility room, wc and open plan kitchen/dining/family room.First FloorThree double bedrooms (one en-suite) and a family bathroom.The planning permission is subject to a condition that it can only be occupied by an agricultural worker employed in connection with the poultry unit. Further details on the planning permission and conditions is available on Angus Councils planning portal or from the Selling Agents.POULTRY UNITAt the heart of the unit is a Harlow shed of timber construction under a corrugated roof. The unit comprises 2 hen houses, both within an internal area of 1,621 m2, allowing for a maximum of 14,596 hens per hen house. The sheds are fitted with appropriate infrastructure including drinkers, feed pans and nesting areas as well as pop holes allowing for free range egg production.Centrally to the building, are the grading and egg rooms with an electric egg packer. Under the shed is a good sized hardcore yard area with concrete loading pad and 3 feed bins providing storage for 42 tonnes.GENERAL PURPOSE SHEDTo the south-west of the site is a general purpose shed (18.2 m x 11.8 m) of steel portal frame construction sitting under box profile roof and cladding with part concrete panel walls and hardcore floor.LANDThe poultry shed is bound by approximately 12.5 acres (5.06 ha) of semi-mature mixed native woodland. The woodland has been fenced and provides and excellent habitat for the free range hens. Beyond the wooded area is a further 38.45 acres (15.56 ha) of arable land currently down to grass which has, in recent years, been utilised for silage production. The land is designated as Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute with a gently sloping aspect ranging from 84m – 111m above sealevel. The soil is a mixture of mineral podsozsand brown forest soils.CURRENT BUSINESSThe current farm business holds a contract with Noble Foods and has an approved AECS Scheme. There may be the opportunity for a potential purchaser to take on these contracts and further details are available from the selling agents. The property may offer scope for diversification subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.