Herrickside & Wester Herricks, Keith, AB55 5NT
Offers Over: £ 500,000
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124 acres

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Description
A traditional farm property near Keith with 3-bedroom farmhouse, 2-bedroom cottage, range of farm buildings and farmland extending to 50Ha (124 acres) or thereby. For sale as whole or in two lots with vacant possession.
 
Lot 1: Herrickside and Wester Herricks
  • Traditional 3-bedroom farmhouse and 2-bedroom cottage 
  • Range of farm buildings extending to 1268sq.m or thereby 
  • Farmland extending to approximately 46Ha (114 acres) 
 
Lot 2: Land at Dunnyduff
  • One field extending to 4Ha (10 acres) or thereby
  • Good roadside access
  • Grade 3(2) arable land

Situation
Herrickside Farm is situated in a pleasant elevated position overlooking surrounding farmland to the west and Balloch wood to the east. Herrickside Farm benefits from a peaceful and picturesque rural setting situated approximately 3 miles from Keith, 13 miles from Huntly, and 50 miles north west of the City of Aberdeen.
 
The town of Keith provides both Primary and Secondary education as well as a good range of shops, supermarket, services and other facilities. The property is conveniently located near the Moray coast, 19 miles from Elgin, (the largest town of Moray) and enjoys good communication links to both Aberdeen and Inverness. These cities provide a wide range of facilities and services including theatre, universities and extensive shopping facilities as well as airport links to UK and oversea destinations. 
 
Recreational opportunities in the area are excellent. The adjoining Balloch Wood, is owned by the Forestry Commission and provides excellent hacking and walking tracks. Keith is the start of the Malt Whisky Trail and is home to a number of distilleries including the oldest operating distillery in Scotland, Strathisla. Keith and the surrounding area is home to a number of golf courses and benefits from the coastal towns of Banff and Cullen which provide further sporting and outdoor leisure pursuits.  The Keith Show is a very popular 2-day annual event in the farming diary.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Mains Water Supply, Private Drainage, Telephone.
 
Common Agricultural Policy
BPS Entitlements not included in sale price but available by separate negotiation. Fields 1-13 BPS Region 1. All LFA.
 
Lot 1 - Herrickside Farm
 
Farmhouse
Herrickside Farmhouse is a traditional stone and slate dwelling built across 2 floors. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises: 
 
Ground Floor 
Kitchen/ Dining Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Utility Room, Milk House and a backdoor porch.
 
First Floor
Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2
 
Herrickside Farmhouse is generally in need of modernisation.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Mains Water, Private Drainage, Telephone
Council Tax
Band A
 
Energy Performance Certificate
Band F
 
Farm buildings
The farm benefits from a range of traditional farm buildings that are laid out around Herrickside Farmhouse and Wester Herricks. 
 
These can be summarised as follows: General Purpose Building, General Purpose Building, Traditional Stone Outbuilding, Traditional Stone Outbuilding, Concrete Lean-to, Traditional Stone Outbuilding, Traditional Stone Outbuilding and Shed
 
Farmland
Herrickside farmland is split in 13 fields extending to 50Ha (124 acres) or thereby of IACS registered land. The farmland at Lot 1 is predominantly classified as 3(2) by the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research. There is a small area of 4(1) land to the east of the farm that includes a section of fields 7 and 11 and fields 12 and 13. 
 
Wester Herricks 
Wester Herricks, provides additional one and a half storey accommodation   with two bedrooms. Wester Herricks is a well maintained property equipped with electric panel heating throughout and a solid fuel Rayburn located in the kitchen. 
 
The internal layout is shown on the attached plan, but in summary comprises:
 
Ground Floor
Kitchen/ Dining Room, Sitting Room, Utility Room, Bathroom, Hall, Porch
 
First Floor
2 double bedrooms. 
 
Services 
Mains electricity, Private water, Private drainage, Telephone.
 
Council Tax
Band A
 
Energy Performance Certificate
Band G
 
Lot 2 - Land at Dunnyduff
 
Lot 2 comprises a single field (field 1) of IACS registered farmland extending to 4.13Ha (10.21 acres) or thereby. This field, presently in grass is situated separately to the remainder of the farm holding (to the west), as shown on the attached plan. 
 
According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, this field is classified as grade 3(2) arable land and lies at an altitude of between 145m - 155m above sea level.  The field benefits from good roadside access.

 

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