Backbrae Farm, Premnay, Insch, AB52 6PP
Offers Over: £ 480,000
114 acres

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A delightful farm / equine property at Premnay adjoining the Bennachie range and extending to 46Ha (114 acres) or thereby. For sale as a whole.
Backbrae is situated on the outskirts of the village of Auchenleven, 2 miles south of Insch and 27 miles northwest of Aberdeen.  Primary schooling is available in Premnay whilst secondary education is available either at the Gordon School, Huntly or Inverurie Academy.  Insch (2 miles) has local shopping facilities and a railway station.
Aberdeen can be reached in 45 minutes by car, rush hour excepted, and provides theatre, two universities and excellent shopping facilities. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station and an airport. 
Equine Interests
Backbrae offers sand school, stabling facilities and miles of internal fenced paths as well as immediate access to Bennachie and the Gordon Way for outdoor and equine enthusiasts.
Common Agricultural Policy
Fields 1 - 8 BPS Region 1. LFA(SD)
Backbrae Farmhouse is a traditional 1½-storey stone and slate built dwelling with side and rear extensions providing comfortable family 3-bedroom accommodation. The house occupies an elevated position with panoramic views towards the village of Auchleven and beyond. The house benefits from double glazing, solar panels providing an annual return and    oil-fired central heating and Rayburn cooking facilities.
The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:
Ground Floor
Entrance Hall, Lounge/Sitting Room, Bedroom 3, Dining/Living Room, Kitchen, Utility Room and Shower Room
First Floor
2 Bedrooms and Bathroom
Farm Buildings
The farm buildings at Backbrae comprise a mixture of traditional and more modern farmbuildings suitable for a range of purposes including livestock and equine interests. These include a former bothy outbuilding that would lend itself to further accommodation. The buildings include:
Steel Portal Frame GP shed - 17.9m x 9.7m
General Purpose Shed 2 - 19m x 11.4m
Bothy - 17m x 5.2m
Cattle Court - 27.7m x 14.4m
T-shaped traditional stone and slate steading
General Purpose Shed 3 - 20m x 11m
Former Sand School - 51m x 31m
There are 43.1Ha (107 acres) or thereby of IACS registered farmland as per the attached plan.   Fields 1 - 8 are all in grassland whilst fields 9-11 at the south and extending to 13 Ha (32 acres) or thereby are in woodland established in the early 2000s under a WGS/Farm Woodland Premium Scheme. This attractive woodland comprises mixed conifers, native broadleaves and open ground and adjoins the easily accessed Bennachie Range. Several walkways exist within the Backbrae woodlands and the owners have created a fenced access track to the west of fields 2, 4 and 5 from the farmsteading for the benefit of equestrian hacking and other outdoor pursuits. Viewing is strongly recommended to appreciate this enviable property with its unique features and access opportunities. The sellers may consider retaining a portion of land or woodland if a smaller area was desired.

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