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Clatto Barns Farm

Kennoway, Leven, Fife, KY8 5SH

Offers Over £1,500,000


  • Single storey 3-bed cottage with views over the surrounding countryside

  • Dilapidated farmhouse providing scope for a renovation project subject to the necessary planning consents

  • Useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings

  • Contiguous and productive block of Grade 3.2 arable and pasture ground

  • Situated in a private and secluded position but within close proximity to arterial road network

  • About 126.52 Ha (312.63 Acres)

  • For Sale as a Whole

Clatto Barns is situated in a private and secluded position about 3 miles to the north of the settlement of Kennoway within rural Fife and some 8 miles to the south of Cupar. The farm is situated in an area …

Clatto Barns is situated in a private and secluded position about 3 miles to the north of the settlement of Kennoway within rural Fife and some 8 miles to the south of Cupar. The farm is situated in an area of open countryside but is very accessible benefitting from excellent access onto a network of A-class roads which connect with the A92 and M90 to the west.

The nearby towns of Cupar and Kirkcaldy provide excellent and wide ranging amenities and benefit from national transport links with mainline railway stations, and the area is served by a number of main road networks leading to the major cities of Scotland. Edinburgh is situated about 40 miles to the south with Perth being 26 miles to the north west, and the farm is within half an hour’s drive of St Andrews to the north east. From Edinburgh Airport there are regular shuttle flights to London and departures to various European countries. Dundee is 22 miles to the north east and also has its own airport which serves London, Birmingham and Belfast.

Clatto Barns is in the catchment area for Kennoway Primary School with secondary schooling at nearby Levenmouth Academy in Buckhaven. The area is well catered for in terms of private schooling with St Leonards in St Andrews, Dollar Academy and the High School of Dundee. There is a further range of exceptional private schools close to Perth including Strathallan, Kilgraston and Craigclowan with Glenalmond College to the west of Perth.

The area is home to an array of wildlife and for the outdoor enthusiast offers access to a wide range of recreational pursuits including walking, cycling, riding, golf with many highly regarded golf courses within easy reach including Lundin Links, Elie, Ladybank, and many fines courses in St Andrews where the Old Course plays regular host to the British Open.

The attractive villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk such as Anstruther, Pittenweem, Elie and Crail are just a short distance to the south east and Fife’s beautiful coastline includes several excellent sandy beaches such as Tentsmuir, St Andrews and Elie, all within a short drive of the farm.

Traditionally this area of Fife is known for its fertile land capable of producing high yields of an extensive range of crops and is well suited to the rearing of livestock. The surrounding area is well supplied with agricultural merchants and machinery dealers and there is an excellent livestock market at Stirling Agricultural Centre which is just over an hour’s drive from the holding.

Clatto Barns is an excellent mixed farming unit extending in total to approximately 126.52 Ha (312.63 Acres) and all situated within a ring fence. The farm benefits from a good level of access to the fields via a network of farm tracks which lead throughout the property.

The farm is centred on an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings well suited to the housing of livestock and general storage purposes. Clatto Barns Cottage is an attractive single storey cottage which is located to the south of the farm steading with a private garden and benefits from an attractive outlook over the surrounding farmland.

The farmland has been utilised for mixed farming purposes with a mix of grassland and primarily spring cropping. The land has been classified as Grade 3.2 by The James Hutton Institute and is generally of a southerly aspect rising from approximately 160m above sea level to 235m above sea level.

CLATTO BARNS COTTAGE
Situated a short distance to the south of the farm steading, Clatto Barns Cottage is of rendered stone construction set under a pitched tile roof. The property provides well-proportioned accommodation over one floor which is laid out in more detail in the floorplans contained within this brochure. Clatto Barns Cottage is currently subject to a Short Assured Tenancy, however vacant possession will be made available by the agreed entry date.

GARDEN
There is an attractive area of garden ground surrounding the property which is mostly laid to lawn and is well maintained and enclosed by a stone wall and a post and timber rail fence.

RUINOUS FARMHOUSE
Located in the centre of the farm steading, there is a former farmhouse which is of traditional stone construction set under a slate roof. The building is currently in a ruinous state but may present future development potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

FARM BUILDINGS
There is a range of modern and traditional farm buildings, which are situated in a group to the north of the farmhouse. They comprise:

Store Shed (15.65m x 6.75m) of steel portal frame construction under a pitched box profile roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.

Nissen Hut (28.00m x 8.20m) a steel portal frame structure under a curved corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.

General Purpose Shed (28.80m x 12.30m) of brick construction under a corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.

Cattle Court (27.14m x 19.74m) of steel portal frame construction under a pitched corrugated roof with concrete floor and brick walls.

Straw Shed (19.74m x 9.82m) of steel portal frame construction under a pitched corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.

Cattle Shed (36.40m x 21.00m) of concrete frame construction under a pitched corrugated roof with brick walls, Ventair side cladding, and concrete floor.
There is a central feed passage.

FARMLAND
The farm is currently run as a mixed farming operation with the majority of the land down to grass leys used for fodder and grazing with a proportion the land currently used for growing of spring cereals. The land is all situated within a ring fence and has been classified as being Grade 3.2 by The James Hutton Institute. The fields are all well laid out and are of a generous size and can easily accommodate modern machinery and are readily accessible directly from a network of internal farm tracks. The land is well suited to out-wintering cattle and the holding is surrounded by several areas of amenity and commercial blocks of woodland providing overall shelter and amenity. A detailed field schedule and crop rotation history is enclosed at the end of this brochure. The grassland is currently rented out on a Grazing Agreement which will terminate on 30th September 2019.