Lot 1 Alton Of Bandeath
Alton of Bandeath Farmhouse lies adjacent to the farm buildings with a short gravelled drive leading to the front of the house. It occupies a sheltered south facing position amongst mature trees and hedges. The grounds surrounding the house are largely down to well maintained lawns flanked by high beech hedges.
The property is a substantial and attractive two storey 18th century farmhouse of stone construction with a harled exterior and under a hipped slate roof. The front aspect of the house features two fine bay windows either side of the front door with three dormer windows above, all adding to the character of this attractive house.
The accommodation is well laid out for family life, providing space, practicality and plenty of room for entertaining, as shown on the accompanying layout plans and photographs. The reception rooms and bedrooms have generous proportions and benefit from ample natural light with both the sitting room and dining room having large bay windows overlooking the garden. On the first floor there are five well appointed bedrooms, two smaller bedrooms and a family bathroom.
The farm benefits from an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings situated towards the centre of the holding and with good access off the main farm road. The approximate construction and dimensions are as follows:
Sheep Shed (27.1m x 17.5m): of stone and timber construction under a corrugated iron roof with a hard standing floor.
Dutch Barn/Straw Shed (15.58m x 9.54m): of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated iron roof and cladding with an earth floor.
General Purpose Store (19.6m x 9.05m): of steel truss and brick construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor.
Traditional Byre (26.5m x 5.28m): of stone construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor. Internally the building is divided into various stores and a workshop.
Machinery Shed (24.15m x 12.33m): of timber frame construction under a corrugated iron roof and cladding with a concrete floor.
General Purpose Byre (13.3m x 5.55m): of block, brick and timber construction under a tile roof with a concrete floor.
Grain Store (24.23m x 11.7m): of concrete frame and brick construction under a corrugated roof and cladding, with a concrete floor and sliding doors on the southern elevation.
Sheep Shed (30.30m x 11.5m): erected in 2015 of steel portal frame construction with concrete panel and Yorkshire board side cladding with a concrete floor.
Garage (5.56m x 4.88m): of block wall construction under a felt roof with a concrete floor.
Field Shelter (9.67m x 4.76m): of timber frame construction under mono-pitched roof and side cladding and an earth floor.
Kennels: Situated adjacent to farmhouse of timber frame construction under a tin roof.
The land in Lot 1 extends to approximately 49.69 Ha (122.78 Acres) and is split between 42 Acres of arable ground, 71 acres of permanent pasture with about 4 acres of woodland providing amenity and shelter. The land is scheduled as being principally Grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute and is generally level in aspect situated between approximately 3-12m above sea level. All of the land has been classified as Region 1 for the purposes of the Basic Payment Scheme. The area of land has undergone a recent reseeding programme allowing high yields of fodder crops to be produced and the majority of land has been sown with cereals in previous seasons.
There is an area of land extending to about 18.50 Ha (45.71 Acres) situated adjacent to the existing industrial complex which has been identified in the 2014 Stirling Local Development Plan as being allocated for business use and may have potential for development, subject to the necessary planning consents. The fishing rights on the River Forth from points A-B are included in the sale along with Lot 1. There are no catch records available.