A pair of arable farms in the Glens of Foudland with two good farmhouses and excellent buildings

These were formerly two farms and now form one contiguous unit. There is a good internal access road which is part public and Lots 2 and 3 are divided by a public road.

The farm is offered for sale as a whole or in 3 lots; giving a buyer considerable choice. The various properties are described under each lot.

The farm was formerly a dairy then a mixed unit with circa 180 cows and followers, some cereals and fodder crops. More recently the land has nearly all been in arable crops, mostly spring barley, whilst the cattle courts were let to Vion.

There is a variety of soil types around the farm and the land rises from 220m to 350 metres above sea-level.

The land is farmed in-hand and is currently used to grow seed barley with some grass (let on a seasonal basis). Most of the fields are stock-proof and benefit from natural watering points.

Lot 1: Clinkstone Farm About 344 acres (139.38 ha) The property lies between the Glen Burn and Foudland Hill and the farmhouse has an easterly outlook down the Glen Water. The farmhouse was built in 1982 and a sizeable extension was added around 1984. It now provides comfortable accommodation on two floors and includes a self-contained annexe.

The tarred drive leads to the side of the house and a gate leads into a part-walled garden and to the front door.

The front door opens to an inner hallway with doors off to the ground floor rooms, as shown on the enclosed floor plans. There is a large sitting room with vaulted ceiling and an impressive fireplace surround.

From the main hall stairs lead to the first floor with 5 bedrooms and a family bathroom.

EPC Rating E

Attached to the north of the house is self-contained annex with a shower room on the ground floor and a kitchenette and bedroom on the first floor.

To the side is a room, 7.5m x 5.8m, used as a snooker room and a timber pole barn, 19.6m x 5.7m.

EPC Rating F

An easily maintained garden surrounds the house.

Farm Buildings To the east of the farmhouse is a range of substantial farm buildings which provide a covered floor area of circa 2190m²; these are shown on the schematic block plan. Nearly all of the floors are concrete. There is also a 120 ton Boythorpe moist grain store and space for over 180 cows and followers

Woodland Included with Lot 1 is a recently restocked woodland extending to 47 ha. It was restocked with Sitka spruce, Douglas fir and a variety of hardwoods in tubes in 2013

The purchaser will be obliged to take over any grant obligations from the seller.

Lot 2: Stodfold Farm About 243 acres (98.5 ha) Stodfold Farm adjoins Lot 1 and is divided by the Stodfold Burn. Access is either off the no-through public road from the east or a hardcore track leads in from the west.

The farmhouse sits to the east of the farm buildings. The house is on one level and until recently was let on a Short Assured Tenancy. The house comprises a kitchen/diner, sitting room, 3 bedrooms and a bathroom, shower room and upstairs study.

EPC Rating F

There are some good modern farm buildings mostly erected by the seller which have a covered floor area of about 1293m² and nearly all the floors are concrete.

Grain Store Circa 1000 ton capacity, concrete panel walls, concrete frame. With adjacent dual tray drier with circa 20 tons capacity each and linked to a Typhoon diesel heated fan.

Hay Shed Steel frame, hard-core floor.

Tractor Shed Steel frame, concrete block walls, recently re-roofed. Includes wind turbine controls and meters.

Cattle Court Block walls, timber truss, central feed pass.

Wind Turbine The C&F Green Energy 20kw wind turbine was erected in 2012 and has so far produced 60,000kw hrs. All the electricity is sold to the grid a contacted FIT rate of 28.4 per kw/hr.

There is a maintenance contract with C&F for the turbine at a cost of £1,000 per annum.

Lot 3: Stodfold West About 77 acres (31.19 ha) A block of 4 fields located to the west of Lot 2 and on the opposite side of the public road.

This property has 664 acres of land.

Situation

Clinkstone & Stodfold Farms are situated on a quiet no-through road about 1 mile south of the A96 and 5 miles from the popular town of Huntly which lies in the heart of the renowned castle and whisky trails.

Huntly has a primary school and the renowned Gordon Schools secondary, Tesco and Asda supermarkets, a range of shops, hotel and golf course. The A96 allows swift road access to Aberdeen and Inverness. There are rail links to Aberdeen from Insch and Huntly, 6 miles.

Aberdeen is 32 miles to the south east and is a cosmopolitan port and the oil capital of Europe. Aberdeen provides all the ancillary leisure, recreational, shopping, entertainment and cultural facilities one would expect of a vibrant city. Its status as the ‘Oil Capital’ provides the city with an international airport and an ever expanding range of domestic and European flights. There are also regular inter-city services from the city’s railway station.

The area is famed for its sporting activities with salmon fishing on the River Don, shooting on local Estates, skiing at the Lecht and golf courses at Huntly

Directions

Take the A96 north from Aberdeen, pass Inverurie and in the Glens of Foudland turn left at the sign for Clinkstone, just before the sharp corner. Follow the minor no-through road for 1½ miles to Clinkstone Farm.

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Ref: BAN130243

Clinkstone and Stodfold Farms, Bainshole Huntly Aberdeenshire AB54

Offers In Excess Of
£2,780,000

Ref: BAN130243

Clinkstone and Stodfold Farms, Bainshole Huntly Aberdeenshire AB54

Offers In Excess Of
£2,780,000