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Lot 3 Westerton Farm

Muthill, Crieff, PH5 2BT

Offers Over £395,000


  • Productive block of Grade 3.1 and 3.2 arable land

  • Rural yet accessible location close to amenities

  • Private position with panoramic views

  • About 27.19 Ha (67.19 Acres) in total

CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 7TH JULY 2021 AT NOON.

SITUATION
Westerton Farm is situated in a private position about 2 miles to the south of the attractive settlement of Muthill and about 6.5 miles north west of the popular town of Auchterarder within the fertile Vale of Strathearn.

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CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 7TH JULY 2021 AT NOON.

SITUATION
Westerton Farm is situated in a private position about 2 miles to the south of the attractive settlement of Muthill and about 6.5 miles north west of the popular town of Auchterarder within the fertile Vale of Strathearn.

Auchterarder provides an excellent array of day to day services and both highly regarded primary and secondary schools, health centre, cottage hospital, churches and a variety of clubs and societies. The Fair City of Perth lies some 16 miles to the north east and offers a wider range of facilities including national retailers, concert hall, theatre, cinema and both railway and bus stations. There are a number of independent schools in the local area including Morrison’s Academy and Ardvreck both in Crieff (6 miles), Craigclowan in Perth, and Strathallan, Glenalmond, and Kilgraston all within easy reach of Westerton Farm.

Westerton lies within easy reach of the A9 dual carriageway, approximately 5 miles to the south east, linking Perth to the north, Stirling to the south with Edinburgh and Glasgow beyond. Gleneagles railway station (6 miles) provides daily services north and south including daytime and overnight sleeper services down to London with further rail services available from both Perth and Dunblane. Glasgow and Edinburgh can be reached in about an hour’s journey by car, both providing international airports and vast array of city amenities, services and attractions.

The County of Perthshire offers a diverse range of recreational activities. For the golfer, numerous courses are nearby including three championship courses at Gleneagles Hotel, an 18 hole course at Auchterarder whilst, to the north, Crieff offers both 9 and 18 hole courses. Gleneagles Hotel, and Crieff Hydro each provide excellent facilities to members including a swimming pool, sports facilities, equestrian centre, shooting school and a number of restaurants including the 2 Michelin star Andrew Fairlie Restaurant at Gleneagles. Loch Earn, lying some 20 miles to the north-west, has a sailing club and further water sports are available at Loch Earn. The Dewars Centre in Perth is home to the well-respected Perth Curling Club. The area is also renowned for its spectacular countryside and its many rural pursuits including hill walking, mountain biking, horse riding and the sporting opportunities afforded by local Estates and the River Tay and its tributaries. Skiing is available at Glenshee which can be reached in about an hour and a half’s journey by car.

Perthshire is well-served by agricultural merchants, suppliers and machinery dealers with a successful local machinery ring available to provide additional resources as and when required. There are two livestock markets in Stirling (18 Miles) and a market in Forfar just over an hour’s drive to the north east.

DESCRIPTION
Westerton Farm is a highly productive and compact arable unit extending to about 68.70 Ha (169.76 Acres) in total with a traditional farmhouse requiring modernisation and an attractive and adaptable range of traditional and modern farm buildings. The farmhouse and buildings lie in an elevated position to the south of the A822 public road and benefit from commanding and panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. The land has been classified as a mixture of Grade 3.1 and 3.2 and is predominantly all down to arable with a small parcel of amenity woodland.

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 the private farm road that leads south from the A822 or directly from Machany Road.

FARMING HISTORY
The current owners bought Westerton in 1984, and the farming system has been centred on a mixed arable enterprise including a rotation of cereals, potatoes, shopping swedes, together with temporary grass. All of the land has benefited from regular applications of farmyard manure generated from the seller’s existing livestock enterprise. The land can be worked to a good depth and regular soil and lime tests have been carried out and a continuous programme of ditching and drainage works, which have ensured the land is farmed to its maximum potential. In addition, a significant proportion of the existing fences have been renewed in recent years. A schedule of the cropping history is contained within the brochure.

LOT 3 – ARABLE GROUND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 27.19 HA (67.19 ACRES)
The land in Lot 3 extends to approximately 27.19 Ha (67.19 Acres) and lies to the north and east of the holding. The land is split into 3 enclosures and is bound to the north by the A822. The land is classified as Grade 3.1 and 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute and is all down to arable and utilised for cereal production. The land is accessed directly over a short section of the private farm road that leads south from the A822 or the private farm track which leads north from Machany Road to fields 3 & 5. The fields are gently undulating rising from 119m to 143m above sea level at its highest point on the south western boundary.

DIRECTIONS
From Perth: travel south on the A9, before leaving the A9 at the Gleneagles junction sign posted for A823. Follow the A823 north, past the Gleneagles Golf Resort. At the mini roundabout continue on the A823 for about 3.8 miles and then turn left onto the A822, sign posted for Braco/Stirling (A9). Continue on this road for about 300m before taking the next farm road on left and Westerton Farm is located at the end of the private farm road.

From Stirling: travel north on the A9, before leaving the A9 at the Greenloaning junction sign posted for A822/Crieff. Follow A822 for about 6 miles, travelling through the villages of Greenloaning and Braco, and Westerton private farm road is located on the right just before the junction with the A823. Then continue as above along the farm road.

POST CODE
PH5 2BT

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