Alton Of Bandeath
Alton of Bandeath is located in the County of Stirling on the southern banks of the River Forth. The farm is situated in the fertile area of the Carse of Stirling lying between the Ochil Hills and Kilsyth Hills and is well known for its productive farmland while also remaining easily accessible.
Alton of Bandeath is located close to the village of Fallin, and is conveniently placed for the M9 motorway, with the city centres of Stirling (3.5 miles), Glasgow (29 miles) and Edinburgh (35 miles) all within easy reach. The farm sits amidst open and attractive countryside close to the River Forth and is accessed via the A905 public road which passes through Fallin to Stirling.
Fallin provides a variety of local services including a primary school, general store and post office. There are secondary schools in Stirling and a good range of private schooling in the surrounding area.
The historic City of Stirling provides an excellent range of shops, including supermarkets and professional services together with good leisure facilities. Just to the north of the City, Bridge of Allan is home to the University of Stirling which includes an excellent Sports Centre and the Macrobert Arts Centre, including a cinema and theatre, which are open to the public. The area is well served by agricultural suppliers, established agricultural contractors and livestock markets, including Millhall Auction Mart (2 miles) and Stirling Agricultural Centre (6.5 miles).
Alton of Bandeath is a productive mixed arable and stock farm extending to about 180.52 Ha (446.06 Acres) in total and lies on the southern banks of the River Forth. The River Forth runs along the northern boundary of the farm and offers the opportunity to catch the occasional salmon and enhances the overall amenity of the farm. The farm includes an attractive traditional farmhouse, and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings which are situated centrally within the holding, with Alton cottage being located adjacent to farm drive.
The farm currently carries about 400 Suffolk cross mule ewes with all lambs finished on grass at the farm. Up to 600 ewes have been carried in the past. The flock typically achieves a lambing percentage of about 190% inside in April. The present arable system is based around a cereal rotation involving: winter wheat, spring barley, spring oats and grass leys. The land has predominately been classed as Grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute.
The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in 5 lots.