Cairnfechel Farm, Udny, Ellon, AB41 6ST
Offers Over: £2,920,000
6
4
2
F
480 acres

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Description

***CLOSING DATE - FRIDAY 15/06/18 AT 12 NOON***


A prime arable unit in Aberdeenshire comprising impressive 6-bedroom farmhouse, portfolio of five other residential properties, traditional and modern farm buildings and farm land extending to 194Ha (480 acres) or thereby. For sale as whole or in two lots. 



Lot 1 - Cairnfechel Farm

Cairnfechel Farmhouse
The farmhouse at Cairnfechel is an impressive dwelling providing generous family accommodation over three floors. It is of traditional stone under slate construction with a predominantly harled exterior and sections of exposed dressed stonework. The property is in need of some modernisation yet retains many attractive period features and would present an excellent opportunity for an incoming owner.
 
The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:
 
Basement
Office, Cellar, Sitting Room, Bathroom, Storerooms 
 
Ground Floor
Vestibule, Lounge, Sitting Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Scullery, Pantry, Porch
 
First Floor
6 Bedrooms, Bathroom, WC
 
The farmhouse benefits from oil fired central heating with an oil-fired AGA range in the kitchen.
 
The farmhouse lies in charming and private garden grounds with a formal landscaped garden to the front (south) and a market garden beyond, surrounded by mature broadleaves. To the north of the farmhouse is an area of policy woodland which, together with the garden grounds, extends to 2.68Ha (6.6 acres) or thereby, providing amenity and privacy.
 
There is a driveway entrance to the north and west with ample parking to the rear of the farmhouse. The outbuildings include the adjoining boiler house and two stores, with a stand-alone double garage to the north of the farmhouse.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water, Private Drainage, Telephone
 
Council Tax: G
 
Energy Performance Certificate: F
 
1 & 2 Cairnfechel Cottages
This pair of single storey, semi-detached cottages are situated immediately to the south of Cairnfechel steading. Each cottage is of traditional stone and slate construction with a block extension to the front and a flat roofed extension to the rear. The accommodation in each cottage is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:
 
Ground Floor
Lobby, Kitchen, Living Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom
 
Both properties benefit from separate oil fired central heating and are predominantly double glazed.
 
There is a small garden area with a stone outbuilding to the rear of the cottages with a larger split garden area laid out to the front.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Mains Water, Private Drainage, Telephone
 
Council Tax
No. 1: C
No. 2: B
 
Energy Performance Certificate
No. 1: E
No. 2: F
 
3 Cairnfechel Cottage
This single storey cottage is located to the immediate west of Cairnfechel steading and is of traditional harled stone and slate construction with flat roofed extensions to the front and rear. The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:
 
Ground Floor
Lobby, Kitchen with Dining Area, Living Room, 3 Bedrooms, Bathroom
 
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and is predominantly double glazed.  There is an enclosed garden to the rear and a small stone outbuilding to the east of the cottage.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Mains Water, Private Drainage, Telephone
 
Council Tax
C
 
Energy Performance Certificate
F
 
Hill Cottage
Hill Cottage lies a short distance to the south of Cairnfechel steading and occupies an elevated position with a pleasant outlook over surrounding farmland. The property is single storey and of traditional stone under slate construction with a harled concrete block extension. The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:
 
Ground Floor
Kitchen with Dining Area, Living Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom
 
Hill Cottage is currently let on a Short Assured Tenancy (SAT).
 
The property benefits from oil fired central heating. There is an enclosed garden to the south side of the cottage and a stone outbuilding to the east.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Mains Water, Private Drainage, Telephone
 
Council Tax
C
 
Energy Performance Certificate
F
 
Beech Cottage
Beech Cottage is situated a short distance to the north east of Cairnfechel farm, lying adjacent to the minor road to Udny Green. The property is single storey and of traditional stone under slate construction. The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:
 
Ground Floor
Kitchen, Living Room, 2 Bedrooms, Bathroom
 
Beech Cottage is currently let on a Protected Tenancy.
 
The property benefits from oil fired central heating and is fully double glazed. There is a mature and full garden which surrounds the fabric of the building along with a number of outbuildings.
 
Services
Mains Electricity, Mains Water, Private Drainage, Telephone
 
Council Tax
B
 
Energy Performance Certificate
E
 
Farm Buildings
The farm buildings at Cairnfechel comprise a range of traditional and more modern buildings extending to approximately 3774 sq.m or thereby.  
 
The farm buildings include: General Purpose Shed, Dutch Barn, Traditional Steading Complex, General Purpose Shed and General Purpose Shed/Workshop
 
Land
The Cairnfechel farmland included with Lot 1 comprises 131Ha (324 acres) or thereby of IACS registered land, split into 15 fields, as per the attached farm plan. This land forms a compact block of expansive arable fields which benefit from good roadside access allowing for efficient field operations. 
 
According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the agricultural land at Cairnfechel is highly productive grade 3(1) and grade 3(2) arable land. The land lies at an altitude of between 80m and 120m above sea level and is predominantly south facing in nature.
 
This excellent well managed block of grade 3(1) and grade 3(2) farmland has consistently returned high yields of arable crops and is being left in extremely good heart.
 
Lot 2 - Land at North Coullie
 
Extending to 58Ha (143 acres) or thereby comprising 8 fields (Field Nos. 23 - 30) of IACS registered farmland. This compact block of land to the east of Cairnfechel contains large fields with good access from the public road.
 
According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the agricultural land is classified as highly productive grade 3(1) and grade 3(2) arable land. The land lies at an altitude of between 80m and 95m above sea level and is gently south facing in nature.
 
Lot 2 includes a stand of woodland (Field No. 24) extending to 3.58Ha (8.85 acres) or thereby comprising mixed conifers and broadleaves.  This provides opportunities for future income/use as wood fuel or timber.
 
The arable land at North Coullie, like Cairnfechel, has consistently returned high yields of arable crops and is being left in extremely good heart.

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