Easter Kinnear FarmNewport-on-Tay, Fife, DD6 8RH
Offers Over £4,200,000
- Traditional Farmhouse - 3 reception rooms, 5 bedrooms, set within a walled garden, orchard and paddocks.
- Practical range of farm buildings and livestock handling facilities.
- 347.26 acres (140.53 ha) arable.
- 259.80 acres (105.40 ha) permanent pasture.
- Potential for private or commercial equestrian use.
- Highly sought after and commutable location.
- EPC = F
CLOSING DATE SET - 12 NOON WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER 2023SITUATIONEaster Kinnear Farm lies within a highly productive and accessible part of north east Fife, adjacent to the A92 and within 1½ hours’ drive of all four of Scotland’s largest cities. The county town of Cupar, which offers primary and secondary schooling, health centre, supermarkets and other retailers, lies about 7 miles to the south. Cupar also has a railway station on the main East Coast line, together with further stations at Leuchars (5 miles) and Dundee (6 miles). Situated 6 miles to the north east, across the Tay Bridge, is the City of Dundee with private schooling, two universities, the V&A museum and botanic gardens and both main line railway station and airport, providing daily flights to London. The famous and historic university town of St Andrews lies about 10 miles to the east with numerous golf courses, including the world-renowned Old Course, the West Sands beach and excellent range of retail and hospitality offerings, together with private schooling options.The capital city of Edinburgh can be reached in just over an hour’s car journey, with its wide array of shopping opportunities, galleries, museums and restaurants. Home to the world famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the city has numerous theatre and concert hall venues. Its international airport reaches destinations throughout Europe and North America.Scotland’s largest city Glasgow can be reached within 1½ hours’ drive and competes with the capital with its own distinct heritage, attractions and international travel links.AGRICULTURALFife is renowned for its productive and fertile lands capable of producing high yields of an extensive range of crops and the area is well suited to both arable cropping and livestock units.The local area is served by a wide variety of agricultural contractors, merchants and suppliers with a successful local machinery ring which can provide additional farming resources if required. The livestock markets at Stirling, some 60 miles south west, have regular sales.Local and national agricultural shows in Perth, Fife and at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh showcase the region’s agricultural prowess and organisations such as Scottish Land and Estates and Scotland’s Rural College support farming practice and innovation.RECREATIONFife has a wide range of recreational activities within easy reach of Easter Kinnear Farm. Situated between Leuchars and Tayport is the Tentsmuir Forest National Nature Reserve offering walking and cycling trails, with Kinshaldy beach found on the east coast. Away from St Andrews golfers can enjoy championship golf events and courses at Gleneagles Hotel and the Carnoustie Golf Links, both within an hour’s drive. Motorsport enthusiasts will find Scotland’s National Motor Sport Centre at Knockhill in Fife. Walkers can explore the Lomond Hills Regional Park by Falkland or navigate the Fife Coastal Path, whilst the Angus Glens to the north of Dundee provide some more challenging hiking routes.Further north lies the Cairngorm National Park, the UKs largest National Park, extending to some 4,500 sq km with 5 of the UK’s 6 highest mountains, 43 munros and 9 nature reserves. Starting from Highland Perthshire to up beyond Grantown-on-Spey and Aviemore it is an area of unspoilt countryside offering a superb range of outdoor pursuits, as well as opportunities to observe native wildlife. The ski centres of Glenshee and Cairngorm Mountain are both located within the National Park.EQUESTRIANThe local area has a thriving and very active equestrian sector and is well served by specialist equine veterinary and other support services.Easter Kinnear Farm is centrally located within a 15-30-minute drive of several major equestrian competition and training centres, including Highfield Equestrian at Howe (12 miles), Lindores Equestrian at Newburgh (12 miles) and Netherton Equestrian near Perth (18 miles).Fife and Glenrothes Riding Clubs and Pony Clubs are within similarly easy travelling distance. Slightly further afield, the Scottish National Equestrian Centre, Strathearn Eventing, the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston and three British Eventing venues (Forgandenny, Kirriemuir and Hopetoun) are all within an hour’s drive for those interested in training and competing at the higher levels.DESCRIPTIONEaster Kinnear Farm is an extensive and productive mixed arable and stock unit extending to about 617.26 acres (249.79 ha). The farm was last purchased in 1911 with the lands of Wester Kinnear added to Easter Kinnear Farm in 2004.Easter Kinnear Farm comprises two principal ring fenced blocks of farmland separated by the A92 road and centred on an attractive period farmhouse with a good range of agricultural buildings and a yard. The land is in good heart, made up of free draining brown soils, with the fields of a good workable size, all principally enjoying a southerly aspect and benefiting from good access.METHOD OF SALEEaster Kinnear Farm is offered for sale as a whole.EASTER KINNEAR FARMHOUSEEaster Kinnear Farmhouse is an attractive, traditional farmhouse of stone and painted exterior under a slated roof with crow step gables. Enjoying a southerly aspect, Easter Kinnear Farmhouse sits at the heart of the farm and lies immediately to the south of the farm buildings, with an extensive gravelled parking area to the east flanked by a raised lawn with woodland.An established and mature garden lies principally to the west with well stocked herbaceous borders and a delightful small walled garden laid to lawn with an orchard. The farmhouse has double glazed windows and provides well proportioned and bright rooms with period features including panelled doors, attractive wooden staircase and cornicing and complimented by attractive outlooks over the garden and surrounding countryside. The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:Ground Floor: Vestibule. Hall. Drawing Room. Dining Room. Family Room. Kitchen. Boot Room. Cloakroom. Store.First Floor: Five Bedrooms. Family Bathroom. Attached to the south side of the farmhouse is a range of traditional stone built and part painted outbuildings under a slate and pantile roof and currently providing useful storage and garaging. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents these outbuildings could be developed and partly or fully incorporated into the farmhouse to form further accommodation.EASTER KINNEAR FARM BUILDINGSEaster Kinnear Farm has a good range of farm buildings lying immediately to the north of the farmhouse. The buildings are accessed via the main farm track leading directly off the A92 with a yard area adjacent. The farm buildings benefit from mains electricity connections and a private water supply.The farm buildings comprise:• General Purpose Shed with a steel frame, concrete floor, lined railway sleeper walls with cement fibre roof and cladding sheets.• Lean-to to the south of the general purpose building with four bay steel frame with concrete floor and cement fibre roof sheets and cladding walls.• Cattle court with steel frame, earth floor, lined railway sleeper walls and raised concrete side feed passage.• Straw shed with steel frame, part earth/part concrete floor and fibre cement roof and cladding sheets• Wood shed, brick built, with mono-pitch roof with cement fibre roof sheets and open fronted.• Traditional Outbuilding of stone construction under a slate roof providing 3 store rooms.There are livestock handling facilities with a covered cattle crush in the field to the south east of the steading. There is also a pole barn to the north east of the farm buildings.There is a range of former traditional outbuildings, which are now in a poor and dilapidated state, lying to the east of the farmhouse and south of the farm buildings. Subject to obtaining the necessary consents they offer potential for development.THE LANDEaster Kinnear Farm, extending to about 617.26 acres (249.79 ha) in total, rises from about 15 metres above sea level by the Motray Burn up to about 144 metres above sea level at the top of Newton Hill. The land is in good heart with the farming policy allowing for a rotation of a range of crops including spring barley, winter wheat, winter rye, potatoes and vegetables, together with a number of fields down to permanent pasture.The land is in two principal blocks lying either side of the A92 road. To the south is the land surrounding both the farmhouse and agricultural sheds, extending in total to about 247.26 acres (100.06 ha) in total. This ground is principally classified as Grade 3:2 by the James Hutton Institute with the land lying to the west classified Grade 2. It is a combination of both level and gently sloping south facing ground and is principally arable with some grazing ground flanking the Motray Burn. There is a woodland block to the east.The land lying to the north of the A92 extends to about 370 acres (149.74 ha) benefitting from a principally southerly aspect. This block of land is made up of both arable and permanent pasture fields. It is classified Grade 3.1, 3.2, 4.1 and 5.2 by the James Hutton Institute and is principally accessed by a gated access leading directly off the A92 with a farm track running through.