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Devonside Farm

Saline, Dunfermline, Fife, KY12 9LN

Offers Over £1,190,000


  • Spacious and attractive B-listed traditional farmhouse with potential to expand existing accommodation.

  • Traditional C-listed courtyard steading with development potential subject to the necessary consents

  • Useful range of traditional and modern farm buildings

  • Productive block of arable and pasture ground

  • Private position with picturesque outlook over the surrounding countryside

  • Rural yet accessible location close to amenities and the M90

  • About 96.59 Ha (238.67 Acres) in total

  • For Sale as a Whole or in 4 Lots

Devonside Farm enjoys an attractive rural location situated on the outskirts of the village of Saline within an accessible area of West Fife. Nearby Saline
provides a number of day to day amenities include primary schooling, a local shop and …

Devonside Farm enjoys an attractive rural location situated on the outskirts of the village of Saline within an accessible area of West Fife. Nearby Saline
provides a number of day to day amenities include primary schooling, a local shop and a church. There is also a 9 hole golf course and clubhouse in the village and the property falls within the school catchment area for Queen Anne High School in Dunfermline with a regular bus service for pupils from Saline. The village of Dollar is only a short journey away by car and offers excellent private schooling at its famous academy. The village offers an excellent range of amenities including banks, Post Office, local shops, pubs, restaurants and sporting amenities.

The historic Royal Burgh of Dunfermline lies about 7 miles to the south east of the property, famous for its Abbey and Royal Palace, and has an excellent
range of amenities along with a railway station, bus station and retail park at Halbeath. The town centre amenities include excellent shopping facilities,
including a Marks and Spencer’s food store, banks, Post Office, bars, restaurants, professional offices, churches, Pittencrieff Park and a further array of leisure facilities including the wonderful Carnegie Leisure Centre with a refurbished Victorian swimming pool.

Devonside Farm is located in a highly accessible location with the M90 to the east providing quick access to both Edinburgh and the North. There
is a nearby Park and Ride service at Halbeath, with regular express coach services to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dunfermline. There are train stations at Dunfermline, Rosyth and Inverkeithing with services to both Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley as well as a further Park and Ride Service. Edinburgh Airport is situated on the periphery of the City and has a wide range of domestic and international fights.

The surrounding countryside provides a wonderful setting for the property and there are ample opportunities for the outdoor enthusiast, and an
excellent range of opportunities for golf in the area including courses at Muckhart, Dollar and Saline. For the outdoor enthusiast there are excellent
opportunities for hill walking on the Ochil Hills and fishing on local rivers, lochs and reservoirs, including Loch Leven which is renowned for its excellent trout fishing.

The agricultural nature of the area ensures it is well provided for by a number of established agricultural merchants and contractors, and local machinery
dealerships. There are two livestock markets within just over a half hour’s drive of the farm in Stirling 18 miles to the west.

Devonside Farm is a productive mixed farming unit centred on a substantial B-listed traditional farmhouse, and is equipped with a range of modern
and traditional buildings, with approximately 96.59 Ha (238.67 Acres) of productive arable and pasture land. The farmhouse and range of farm building are located centrally within the holding. The buildings previously formed part of the original dairy complex on the holding but are now currently used for housing the existing suckler herd and for fodder storage.

The farmland at Devonside extends to the north and south of holding and is split into two separate blocks by the public road and benefits from good access on the adjoining public roads or via a network of internal farm tracks. The farmland has been classified as Grade 3.2 with several smaller areas of
Grade 4.1, 4.2 and 5.3 by The James Hutton Institute. Overall the land rises from approximately 90m above sea level at its lowest point adjacent to Black Devon River to approximately 123m above sea level at its highest point on the eastern boundary.

LOT 1: DEVONSIDE FARMHOUSE, FARM BUILDINGS AND FARMLAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 21.05 HA (52.01 ACRES)

Devonside Farmhouse
Devonside Farmhouse is located to the south of the farm buildings in a private position with southerly views overlooking the picturesque surrounding
rolling countryside and the Black Devon River to the south. The farmhouse is approached via a private tree lined farm drive which is separate from the
main farm and leads from the minor public road culminating in a gravel sweep which surrounds the house.

The house has been afforded B-Listed status by Historic Environment Scotland and is of traditional stone construction set under a pitched slate roof and provides well-proportioned accommodation over three levels with a number of traditional features throughout. The property currently provides spacious living accommodation on the ground floor, with 5 spacious bedrooms on the first floor and mid-floors, and a further 3 rooms on the third floor which could easily be converted to further bedroom
accommodation, subject to the necessary consents. The accommodation and room dimensions are set out in more detail in the floorplans contained within these particulars.

Garden Ground
There is an attractive garden area located to the front and east of the property which is mostly laid to lawn with various shrubs and flower beds on the edge of the lawn providing an abundance of colour. There are a number of mature tress which provide shelter from the elements and a significant level of privacy. The gravel sweep which surrounds the farmhouse provides ample space for parking a number of vehicles, and the garden area is equipped with two useful store sheds and a lean-to.

Farm Buildings
The farm buildings are situated in a group and lie immediately to the north of the farmhouse and to the south of the public road.

Courtyard
There is a range of courtyard buildings which have been afforded C-listed status by Historic Environment Scotland. These are of stone construction set under a mix of slate, tin and corrugated roofing. The buildings comprise a number of stores and although largely redundant for agricultural purposes they may present the opportunity for development for alternative use
subject to obtaining necessary planning and listed buildings consents.

Cart Shed (9.5m x 8.9m)
Forming the remainder of the C-listed range of traditional farm buildings, of stone construction under a slate roof with a stone floor.

Cattle Shed 1 with Lean-to (25.6m x 24m)
Of timber frame construction under a tin roof with corrugated side cladding with block walls and a stone floor.

Straw Shed (22.3m x 5.2m)
Modern shed of steel portal frame construction set
under a box profile roof with a stone floor.

Pole Barn (19.5m x 7.2m)
Of timber frame construction under a tin roof and tin
side cladding with a stone floor.

Implement Shed (10.2m x 6.1m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof and side cladding with a concrete floor.

Lean-to Shed (18.8m x 4.4m)
Of timber frame construction under a tin roof and side cladding with an earth floor.

Cattle Shed 2 (32.1m x 17.7m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof and side cladding with block and cement walls and a concrete floor with a raised feed passage along the middle.

Cattle shed 3 (31.5m x 20m)
Of stone and timber construction under a plastic and tin roof with tin side cladding and stone walls with a stone floor.

Grain Store Silo (6.5m x 6.3m)
With capacity of approximately 100 tonnes.

Former Dairy Buildings (37.3m x 23.4m)
A standalone set of buildings of brick construction set under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor comprising; former Cubicle Shed and Parlour and Indoor Silage Pit with straw storage area.

Store Shed (30.5m x 3.6m)
Of timber frame construction under a corrugated roof with timber and corrugated side cladding and an earth floor.

Silage Pit (55m x 25m including earth bank)
Earth bank walls, with concrete floor and effluent tank.

Farmland Lot 1 About 21.05 Ha (52.01 Acres)
The farmland in Lot 1 extends to approximately 21.05 Ha (52.01 Acres) in total and surrounds the farmhouse and steading and is situated within a ring fence. The land has all been classified as Grade 3.2 by The James Hutton Institute. All of the land is currently down to pasture and is used for grazing and forage production with a small area of amenity woodland to the west. The land is gently sloping in aspect sitting between approximately 58m above sea level at its lowest point and 107m above sea
level at its highest point. The enclosures benefit from excellent access either directly from the public roads or the farm steading via an internal farm road which leads south to the land to the south of the Black Devon River.

LOT 2 – PASTURE LAND ABOUT 39.73 HA (98.17 ACRES)
The land in Lot 2 is situated to the north of the farm
steading and on the opposite side of the public road
and extends to approximately 39.73 Ha (98.17 Acres) in total. The land is down to pasture and is currently utilised for grazing and fodder production. The land has been classified as predominantly Grade 3.2 with some areas of Grade 4.1/4.2 and 5.3 by The James Hutton Institute. The farmland is gently sloping in aspect rising from 90m adjacent to the main road to 145m above sea level at its highest point to the east of Bankhead House. The land
is accessed directly from the public road which bounds the land to the south. The purchaser of Lot 2 will also benefit from a right of vehicle access over the route C-D as shown on the sale plan.

LOT 3 – PASTURE LAND ABOUT 22.07 HA (54.53 ACRES)
The land in Lot 3 is situated to the south of the farmhouseand steading and extends to approximately 22.07 Ha (54.53 Acres) in total. The land is all down to pasture and is currently utilised for grazing and fodder production. The land has been classified as Grade 3.2 by The James Hutton Institute. The farmland is generally level in aspect
rising marginally from 97m adjacent to the B913 road to 108m above sea level at its highest point. The land within Lot 3 is accessed directly from B913 which bounds the land to the south.

LOT 4 – PASTURE LAND ABOUT 13.74 HA (33.95 ACRES)
The land in Lot 4 is situated to the north of the property and extends to approximately 13.74 Ha (33.95 Acres) in total. The farmland is down to pasture and is currently utilised for grazing and fodder production. The land has been classified as predominantly Grade 4.2 with some areas of Grade 5.3 by The James Hutton Institute. The farmland is generally level in aspect rising from 112m
adjacent to the public road to 120m above sea level at its highest point. The land within Lot 4 is accessed directly from “Easter Muirhead” public road which bounds the land to the north.