Lower Drakemyres


Lower Drakemyres, Keith, AB55 6RN

Offers Over £400,000

Aberdeen & Northern Estates
Aberdeen & Northern Estates
Aberdeen & Northern Estates

A characterful livestock farm property close to the busy town of Keith, offering an ideal opportunity for new entrants or to complement existing enterprises.


Farm Buildings

Lower Drakemyres is served by a range of farm buildings located close to, and mostly behind the farmhouse and comprise a mixture of building types with varying construction and condition. The farm buildings comprise a traditional steading and store, a dutch barn with a lean-to, a store and a workshop. The buildings cover a total area of approximately 877m2. The buildings with approximate dimensions include:

1. Lean-To (21m x 18m)

Timber frame, cobblestone floor, corrugated iron roof, metal cladding at bottom of exterior walls, partially open to the south.

2. Dutch Barn (14m x 6m)

Timber frame, cobblestone floor, open at north and south ends with metal cladding above openings.

3. Livestock shed(12m x 9m)

Timber frame, cobblestone floor, corrugated iron roof, partially open at west and east ends, metal cladding on side walls.

4. Workshop/ store (10m x 6m)

Breeze-block built, concrete floor, corrugated iron roof and south wall with both supported with timber frame, timber door at east end.

5. L-Shaped Steading (29m x 14m)

Traditional stone-built, concrete and cobble flooring, slate roof, timber doors and windows.

6. Stone outbuilding (14m x 6m)

Traditional stone-built, earth floor, corrugated iron roof. Adjoining breeze-block build building used for general storage.


The IACS registered land at Lower Drakemyres extends to 33.04ha (81.64 acres) or thereby. The land is made up of 12 parcels of IACS registered land. The land is currently all in grass and is generally flat in nature and lies at an altitude of between 155m - 180m above sea level. The majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute while fields 2, 3, 5 & 10 are classified as Grade 5(3).

Basic Payment Scheme

BPS Entitlements are not included in the sale and are available by negotiation.

Lower Drakemyres Farmhouse

c. 159sq.m. floor area

Located in the heart of the farm, Lower Drakemyres boasts a charming traditional stone under slate farmhouse which enjoys views over farmland and towards Aultmore Distillery.

Internally there is modest living accommodation over two floors. Ground floor comprises kitchen, living room, family bathroom, utility room, sitting room , bedroom/ office and a bright and airy conservatory.

A further two bedrooms and box room can be found on the second floor. A small external store / utility room adjoins the property providing an excellent additional space as a workshop or utility area.

The house benefits from a well kept enclosed garden with perimeter dry stone dykes and is laid mainly to lawn with well kept flower beds.

To the front of the property is a large yard area providing ample space for parking. The property is accessed directly from the A96 along a private track that terminates at the farmhouse.

The property is largely of traditional stone and slate construction and benefits from uPVC double glazing (with some timber framed windows in place) and has been repointed in recent years. The living room benefits from a log burner with back boiler which fuels heating and provides hot water.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment only

To arrange a viewing contact Aberdeen & Northern Estates on 01467 623800.


From the south, follow the A96 road north over the railway bridge just outside the town of Keith. After 2.6 miles, and 1.3 miles after passing the junction with the B9016 road to Buckie, you will come across a gravel track on the right hand-side of the road just after a roadside cottage and farm buildings on the left-hand side. This gravel track provides access to Lower Drakemyres at the end of the track, via Muir of Forgie.

From the north, follow the A96 road south from Fochabers. After just under 4 miles the road begins to go downhill and you pass a lay-by on the right, followed immediately by a wooded area on the left. After this, there is a gravel track on the left-hand side, which is the access track for Lower Drakemyres at the end of the track, via Muir of Forgie.


By arrangement

Mineral Rights & Sporting Rights:

Included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.

Note: Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is formally intimated to the selling agents following inspection, the agents cannot guarantee that notice of a closing date for offers will be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.

Contact Our Agent

Andrew MacEwen MRICS


01467 623800


Aberdeen & Northern Estates

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