Lot 1 Pitlochie Farm
PITLOCHIE HOUSE, DAIRYMAN'S COTTAGE, UPPER
PITLOCHIE FARMHOUSE, NETHER AND UPPER PITLOCHIE FARMBUILDINGS AND ABOUT 305.00 HA (753.66 ACRES) OF FARMLAND
Pitlochie House is an impressive traditional country house built under a slate roof within an extensive and sheltered area of garden grounds. The house has well proportioned accommodation over two floors with many period features and spacious public rooms. The accommodation is laid out in more detail in the floorplans. The property is approached by a gravel driveway which is flanked by well maintained lawns culminating in a gravel sweep at the front.
There is a large stone built garage to the rear of the house containing a boiler for the house. Adjoining the garden wall there is a Victorian style glass house and potting shed with a rusticated timber summer house in the front garden.
Pitlochie House stands in an attractive well-maintained garden with an extensive area of lawns complemented by a mix of colourful borders, mature trees and shrubs. Adjacent to the house is a separate kitchen garden predominantly walled and
facing south with further areas of lawn and herbaceous borders.
Situated to the east of the house and accessed from the walled garden there is an all-weather tennis court, sheltered and enclosed by a stone wall and hedging.
Lying a short distance to the rear of Pitlochie House and forming part of the original farm building complex is the Dairyman's Cottage. Built of red sandstone under a slated roof the cottage
has been used as ancillary accommodation for Pitlochie House.
The accommodation is over a single floor and
Hall, Kitchen/Breakfast Room, Living Room,
Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bathroom
and WC/Shower Room.
UPPER PITLOCHIE FARMHOUSE
Situated about ½ mile to the north of the principal
farm steading at Nether Pitlochie, and adjacent
to the farm buildings at Upper Pitlochie, the
farmhouse is constructed of stone under a slate
roof. The accommodation comprises:
Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2,
Bedroom 3, Utility Room and Bathroom.
The property has an attractive large garden
area which is predominantly laid to lawn.
NETHER PITLOCHIE FARMBUILDINGS
There is an excellent principal range of modern
and traditional buildings at Nether Pitlochie. The
buildings lie in a group to the north of Pitlochie
UPPER PITLOCHIE FARMBUILDINGS
Situated to the north of Upper Pitlochie Farmhouse sits the traditional range of buildings which are
principally constructed of stone, slate, and brick with some corrugated iron sheeting. The buildings
are set around a U-shaped and partly concrete courtyard.
Located adjacent to the traditional steading. Built in 1997 by Algo of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof, with two raised feed passages with feed barriers, Ventair side cladding,
concrete block walls and a concrete floor. The building currently has capacity for up 200 store cattle.
The farmland within Lot 1 comprises approximately 305.00 Ha (753.66 Acres) and is classified as predominantly Grade 3.1 and 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute indicating the land is capable of producing consistently high yields of an excellent range of crops including cereals and seed potatoes, in addition to other summer harvested brassicas which are grown on the holding.
The arable land can be worked to a good depth and regular soil and lime tests have been carried out. A continuous programme of ditching and drainage works, it is farmed to its maximum potential and is relatively free draining allowing for both establishment and harvest to be successful completed at the extreme ends of the season.
The fields are well laid out and of a generous size,
easily accommodating modern machinery, and are readily accessible directly off the main public road or via an excellent network of internal tracks.
The farming policy has been to split the land between arable and vegetable production, with barley, wheat, oats, seed potatoes, and broccoli having all been grown in addition to grassland rotation.
The arable enterprise has been based on the crops mentioned whilst various vegetables have been grown through East of Scotland Growers Group.