Lot 1—Belnagarrow Farmhouse, Steading & Paddock
The dwellinghouse at Belnagarrow is a traditional one-and-a-half storey sandstone-built house which is L-shaped on plan and adjoins the traditional steading. The house has not been lived in for a number of years and would require substantial renovation to bring to a modern habitable standard. However, the house would provide an excellent blank canvas for modernising or complete replacement, subject to the appropriate consents.
A garden, laid to grass and enclosed by mature shrubs and trees, lies to the front of the house (which is south-west facing). The views from the front of the house and the garden are second to none, looking southwards into the Fiddich and Spey Valleys with Ben Rinnes and its outliers as a backdrop beyond—the views must be seen to be appreciated.
The current accommodation of the farmhouse comprises:
Kitchen, utility room, office, 2x receptions rooms, sun room WC
Two double bedrooms, bathroom, two single bedrooms accessed via back-staircase
Whilst the farmhouse has been assessed as Band D, we understand that Council Tax is not currently paid on account of its current condition.
Belnagarrow has an expansive range of useful outbuildings including a traditional stone-built steading building which has been augmented and added to over the years with various steel framed sheds. These additions create a wealth of space for the management and housing of livestock—in particular the steel portal framed cattle court infill building. Additional shed space makes room for the storage of inputs and machinery and an earth-bunded silage pit with concreted floor adjoins the steading area to the north, whilst two other buildings sit separate to the main complex to the south. In all, there is approximately 1,915m2 of covered shed space.
There are substantial areas of hardstanding, with the total area occupied by the farmhouse & steading (excluding the paddock) extending to 2.11 ac or thereby. The steading area has the potential for the development of several residential house plots, subject to the necessary consents.
Immediately to the southwest of the farmhouse & steading is a paddock extending to 0.99 ac or thereby. This handy and readily accessible grass park provides excellent space for the keeping of livestock or horses.