CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY, 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021 AT NOON.
The Land at Feddinch and Waterless is a first class block of arable, pasture and amenity woodland situated about 2.5 miles south of the town of St Andrews in North East Fife. The local area is home to some …
CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY, 21ST SEPTEMBER 2021 AT NOON.
The Land at Feddinch and Waterless is a first class block of arable, pasture and amenity woodland situated about 2.5 miles south of the town of St Andrews in North East Fife. The local area is home to some of the most fertile farmland in the country and known for its easily worked and highly productive soils, capable of producing high yields and well suited to intensive cropping and other versatile farming operations.
The historic and cosmopolitan university town of St Andrews is recognised worldwide as the Home of Golf. The Land at Feddinch and Waterless is well placed for access to both St Andrews and Cupar (10 miles), which also has an excellent range of shops and professional services as well as a railway station on the main east coast line with regular connections south to Edinburgh or north to Dundee/Aberdeen. From Edinburgh Airport there are regular shuttle flights to London and departures to various European countries with Dundee Airport being 18 miles to the north serving London and Belfast.
The glorious countryside surrounding the Land at Feddinch and Waterless 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 and golf with many highly rated courses within easy reach including Ladybank, Lundin Links, Elie and the many fine courses in and around St Andrews where the Old Course plays regular host to the British Open. Challenging shooting and fishing is also available locally.
The City of Dundee is some 16 miles to the north, with Edinburgh just over an hour to the south. Fife’s East Neuk is easily accessible from the Land at Feddinch and Waterless, with the pretty fishing villages of Fife’s quaint East Neuk, such as Anstruther, Pittenweem, Elie and Crail just a short drive to the south. There are good sandy beaches at St. Andrews, Tentsmuir and Elie.
Good state schooling is available locally and the area is well catered for in terms of private schooling with St Leonards in St Andrews, the High School of Dundee and Dollar Academy with an exceptional further selection of private schools in Perthshire.
The Land at Feddinch and Waterless benefits from excellent transport links with direct access on to the A915 St Andrews to Kirkcaldy adopted road which bounds the land to the east. The agricultural nature of the area ensures that it is well provided for by agricultural merchants, contractors and machinery dealerships, and livestock markets are located in the nearby counties of Stirling and Angus.
The Land at Feddinch and Waterless offers a highly productive and versatile area of arable land with several areas of amenity woodland and the ruins of a former farmhouse and steading extending to about 118.30 Ha (292.32 Acres) in total. Subject to obtaining necessary planning consent, the former farmhouse has potential for the development of a house site which would enjoy stunning views over the surrounding countryside. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 and 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute. Of a predominantly southerly aspect, the land is gently undulating and lies between 100m and 150m above sea level. The land is divided into 13 enclosures and is currently farmed in rotation as part of a larger farming enterprise with the focus on the production of cereals. The fields are all well laid out, are of a generous size and can easily accommodate modern machinery.
METHOD OF SALE
The Land at Feddinch and Waterless is offered for sale as a whole or in 5 lots as follows:
LOT 1 – ARABLE LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 33.74 HA (83.37 ACRES)
Lot 1 offers a block of prime arable land split in to three separate enclosures. The land is located to the south of the holding with access directly off the A915 or via a private track which leads to the north of subjects. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 and 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute.
LOT 2 – ARABLE LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 32.04 HA (79.17 ACRES)
Lot 2 is a contiguous block of predominantly arable land which lies to the north of the holding. The land is split into three separate enclosures with access directly from the A915 and from the settlement of Feddinch to the west. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 and 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute.
LOT 3 – ARABLE GROUND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 29.25 HA (72.28 ACRES)
The land in Lot 3 offers productive arable ground which is gently sloping towards the Cairnsmill Burn which flows to the north of the lot. Lying to the north of Waterless Wood, the land is split into three separate enclosures with access directly from the A915. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 and 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute.
LOT 4 – FORMER FARMHOUSE/STEADING, PASTURE AND WOODLAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 16.73 HA (41.34 ACRES)
Lot 4 comprises the remains of Waterless Farmhouse and Steading which, subject to obtaining necessary planning consents and building warrants, presents the opportunity for the development of a house site. The site of the former farmhouse and steading occupies an attractive elevated position with stunning views over the surrounding countryside, St. Andrews, the Eden Estuary and Angus beyond. The remainder of the land use is split between an area of ploughable pasture and an area of mature amenity woodland. The former farmhouse is accessed via a private farm road which leads west from the A915. The land and woodland has been classified as Grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute.
LOT 5 – ARABLE GROUND AND WOODLAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 6.54 HA (16.16 ACRES)
The land in Lot 5 sits adjacent to the settlement of Feddinch. The land is a mix of arable land and amenity woodland and is accessed via a shared private road which leads past a number of third party dwellinghouses and serves Lennox Lodge, which is located on the eastern boundary. The land has been classified as Grade 3.1 by the James Hutton Institute. The land is gently sloping and rises from 130m to 145m above sea level.
The missives of sale will be subject to the purchaser(s) granting a standard security in favour of the Sellers to clawback 25% of the uplift in value, in the event of planning permission being granted for development for any purpose other than agricultural, over the subjects, being obtained subsequent to the date of entry for a period of 25 years.