North and South Deskie Farms, Lumsden, Huntly, AB54 4JR
Offers Over: £1,200,000
365 acres

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Description

Situation
North and South Deskie sit in a pleasant rural setting with elevated views across the surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside on the edge of the village of Lumsden.

Lumsden is situated approximately 9 miles from the town of Alford and 12 miles from the market town of Huntly. Lumsden provides a primary school, garage, a community run village hall and is also home to the Scottish Sculpture Workshop. A wide range of amenities are available in Alford including health centre, shops, hotels, modern community campus with swimming pool and library, dry ski slope, 18 hole golf course and bowling green. Secondary schooling is available at Alford Academy or The Gordon Schools in Huntly.

Located in the heart of picturesque Upper Donside and within a 15 minute drive from the Cairngorms National Park, Lumsden is ideally located for recreational pursuits including hillwalking, mountain biking, cycling, horse riding, fishing and skiing. Alford is also home to the Grampian Transport Museum and Haughton Country Park, a 40 hectare park with walking trails, children’s play area and camp site.

The City of Aberdeen (34 miles) provides a theatre, two universities and excellent shopping facilities. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station providing inter-city and sleeper services to the south and also an airport operating regular flights to London and other UK cities, as well as overseas destinations.


Lot 1 - Offers Over £840,000

South Deskie
The farmhouse at South Deskie is a traditional stone under slate one-and-a-half storey property with 3 bedrooms  providing comfortable family accommodation. The internal layout with attic storage is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary comprises:

Ground Floor
Porch, Kitchen, Lounge, Utility Room, Bathroom, Living Room & lounge/ Bedroom 3

First Floor
Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2 and storage space

Council Tax
Band E                                        

Energy Performance Certificate
Band F

Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water and Private Drainage.

Farm Buildings
South Deskie is equipped with a good range of traditional farm buildings to the north of the farmhouse. These buildings include an attractive U-shaped steading, Cattle courts, Dutch Barn and Nissen Shed. The farm buildings at South Deskie extend to 876 sq. m or thereby.

Land
Lot 1 includes IACS registered land extending to 127.68Ha (315.50 acres) or thereby, split into 19 fields as per the attached plan. The land rises from 210m –311m above sea level to the highest point at Deskie Wood.  The farmland is predominantly classified as grade 4 according to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research, with the southern fields  8,11 and 18 classified as Grade 3(2). Included with South Deskie are opportunities to develop former dwellings and steadings at Woodend (field 36) and Glencairn (field 48).


Lot 2 - Offers Over £260,000

North Deskie
North Deskie Farmhouse occupies a pleasant outlook with spacious 3 bedroom family accommodation over two floors. The internal layout of this dwelling is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor
Kitchen, Lounge, Office,  Utility Room, Bathroom, Bedroom 3

First Floor
2 Bedrooms and box room. A store room is accessed via a second stairwell in the kitchen.

There is an attractive garden to the front and ample parking area to the rear.

Council Tax
Band E                                              

Energy Performance Certificate
Band F

Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water Supply, Private Drainage.

Farm Buildings
Included within this Lot to the north is a substantial U shaped Steading with a gross external area of 416 sq.m as well as a Nissan Hut. This steading may lend itself to alternative uses subject to obtaining appropriate planning consents.

North Deskie Land
Lot 2 land includes grassland paddocks extending to 4.33Ha (10.70 acres) or thereby to the front of the farmhouse and located on either side of the Deskie farm access road.


Lot 3 - Offers Over £40,000

Land at Lumsden - Field 6
This single field, extending to 6.19Ha (15.30 acres) or thereby, lies adjacent to the A97 and the village of Lumsden to the north. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the land is classified as grade 3(2) and 4(1). The land lies at an altitude of  between 220m-240m above sea level and is presently under a spring barley crop.

Clawback
Lot 3 extending to 6.19 Ha or thereby will be subject to an obligation from the purchaser (and successors in Title) in favour of the seller to pay 50% of the uplift in value occurring as a result of any non-agricultural planning permission granted in the period of 25 years from completion of sale.  


Lot 4 - Offers Over £15,000

Land near Lumsden Primary School - Field 1
Lot 4 comprises a single field near the village, adjacent to Lumsden Primary School. This land is accessed directly from the A97 and is bound to the west by the Packet Burn. Field 1 is currently in grassland extending to 2.29Ha (5.66 acres) or thereby. The land sits at an altitude of between 200m and 210m  above sea level, benefitting from good roadside access and sheltered by woodland.

Clawback
Lot 4 extending to 2.29 Ha or thereby will be subject to an obligation from the purchaser (and successors in Title) in favour of the seller to pay 50% of the uplift in value occurring as a result of any non-agricultural planning permission granted in the period of 25 years from completion of sale.  


Lot 5 Offers Over £45,000

Field 2 extending to 7.20Ha (17.79 acres) or thereby
Lot 5 (Field 2) is in spring barley, under-sown in grass and enjoys direct roadside access onto the A97. The land is classified as grade 4(2) by the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute). The field is bound by the Packet Burn to the west and is sheltered by a strip of woodland to the south and east.

Important Note
No clawback provision will exist over Lots 1,2 or 5 extending to 139.21Ha (343.99 acres) or thereby . A clawback provision will only exist for fields 1 & 6 (Lots 3 & 4) at Lumsden extending to 8.48Ha (20.95acres) or thereby.


Entry
By agreement.

Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, School Road, Alford, AB33 8TY

BPS Entitlements
BPS Entitlements are not included in the sale price but can be  purchased. 130.63 Region 1 Entitlements and 11.28 Region 2.

All Deskie farmland LFA (SD).

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