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  • Lot 1: Mains of Collithie Farm
  • B Listed, 4 bedroom farmhouse
  • Extensive range of modern and traditional buildings
  • 442.85 acres (179.22 hectares) of farm land

Property description

LOCATION
Mains of Collithie is situated 3 miles south of Huntly, 14 miles north west of Inverurie and 30 miles north west of Aberdeen in the county of Aberdeenshire.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointing with the sole selling agents –Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SN. [use Contact Agent Button]. Fax:[use Contact Agent Button]. [use Contact Agent Button]

HISTORY
Mains of Collithie was formerly part of the Huntly Estate which was owned by His Grace the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. The farm was purchased prior to the disposal of the Estate by public auction in August 1936. The catalogued sale took place over a 5 day period and comprised 68 mixed farms and small holdings extending to 12,142 acres, in addition to woodland, moss and feus.

SITUATION
Mains of Collithie is situated approximately 3 miles south of Huntly and 14 miles north west of Inverurie in the county of Aberdeenshire. The land is principally east facing and is in prime livestock country. The farmhouse is a B listed property dating back to the late 18th century enjoying pleasant views to the south. The farm buildings comprise a useful range of traditional steadings constructed in 1884, and modern structures to compliment the current livestock enterprises. The traditional steading and re-set sculpture on the south elevation is listed by Historic Scotland as a Statement of Special Interest.

Huntly is the nearest town, being the historic home of the Gordon Highlanders Regiment and has a Primary School (Gordon Primary) and a Secondary School (The Gordon Schools) beside Huntly Castle. Huntly is also the home to Deans of Huntly of shortbread fame. There are a wide range of shops in the town including specialist butchers in addition to two supermarkets. Salmon and trout fishing are available in the rivers Deveron and Bogie, in addition to which there are ample opportunities for hillwalking, mountain biking and Nordic skiing nearby. The town also boasts a Golf Club and is home to Huntly FC which plays in the Highland League. The town is well served by agricultural suppliers and the livestock auction mart operated by United Auctions is located on the fringe of the town. Huntly Railway Station provides links to Inverness and Aberdeen.

Inverurie is some 14 miles to the south east and has a large selection of shopping and supermarkets, in addition to agricultural suppliers, an auction mart and an abattoir. The town lies between the rivers Don and Ury, being 10 miles from Bennachie and boasts 4 churches and several other places of worship. There are 5 supermarkets, a retail park and specialist shops. The town has a library, sports centre and swimming pool and is served by Inverurie Health Centre. Inverurie is home to Garioch RFC, Inverurie Locos FC, Inverurie Cricket Club and the 18 hole Inverurie Golf Club.

Aberdeen is some 30 miles distant and has a wide range of shopping, entertainment and cultural attractions which one would expect from the Oil Capital of Europe. Private education is available in the city at Robert Gordon's College, St. Margaret's School for Girls and Albyn School. The City also has 2 universities and several colleges for further education. Aberdeen International Airport offers regular domestic and European flights, in addition to which there is a train station with regular services to both north and south and an overnight sleeper service to London.

DESCRIPTION
Mains of Collithie is situated in west Aberdeenshire in a productive agricultural area well known and sought after for its productive land.

The land at Mains of Collithie is in one contiguous block, extending to 442.85 acres (179.22 hectares) or thereby and enjoys good access from the public road network.

According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2) with a small area of 4(1) and is capable of producing good crops of grass for grazing, in addition to often obtaining high yields of spring cereals.

The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 150 and 323 metres above sea level.

LOT 1: THE FARMHOUSE
The farmhouse is of stone and slate construction with a wet harl finish, accommodation on two levels plus attic accommodation being set in a private location to the east of the farm buildings. It is B listed with the accommodation as follows:

Ground Floor
Kitchen, Wash House, Utility, Lounge, Living Room & Porch

First Floor
4 x Bedrooms, Bathroom, Separate room above back stair, Attic incorporating 3 further rooms

The Council tax band is E

The EPC rating is Band F

The house sits to the east of the farm buildings, enjoys double glazing and oil fired central heating and sits in private grounds with outbuildings.

The Farm Buildings
The farm buildings comprise a useful range of traditional and modern portal frame structures as follows:

Nissan Hut
27.32m x 7.5m of steel frame construction and tin cladding, earth floor. This was re-clad in 2018.

Byre
17.76m x 5.7m of stone and slate construction, concrete floor.

Workshop
13.69m x 14.75m of steel portal frame construction, block and stone walls, corrugated tin roof and concrete floor.

Cart Shed
Constructed in 1884 of stone and slate construction with barley loft above for storage of 50 tonnes.

Slatted Cattle Court
32.5m x 9.7m of double span steel portal frame construction, block walls and timber cladding, asbestos roof. Centre feed passages with capacity for 240 stirks.

Cubicle Shed
28.44m x 32.46m of timber construction, mono pitch corrugated tin roof, concrete floor with timber cubicles and capacity for 104 suckler cows.

Open Cattle Court
31.27m x 12.5m of steel portal frame construction, fibre cement roof, profile cladding and 2m concrete panel walls on north and west elevations.

Dutch Barn
31.27m x 13.4m of steel portal frame construction, profile cladding and roof, with an earth floor.

Implement Store
11m x 7.5m of block and traditional stone construction, profile roof and cladding, earth floor.

Silage Pit
Earth bunded walls, asphalt floor with a capacity of 1,300 tonnes.

The Land
The land comprises 25 enclosures and extends to 442.85 acres (179.22 hectares) excluding roads yards and buildings. According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified as Grade 3(2) the hill park being Grade 4(1) with high yields of spring barley and grass often being obtained. The land is relatively stone free and is in excellent heart having been farmed in rotation and received regular applications of dung over the years.

The land is registered with SGRPID for IACS purposes and is situated between 150 and 323 metres above sea level.

GENERAL INFORMATION

SELLERS SOLICITORS
Murdoch McMath & Mitchell, 27-29 Duke Street, Huntly, AB54 8DP. Telephone[use Contact Agent Button].

LOCAL AUTHORITY
Aberdeenshire Council, 25 Gordon Street, Huntly, AB54 8AL. Telephone[use Contact Agent Button].

RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTION DIRECTORATE (SGRPID)
Thainstone Court, Inverurie, AB51 5YA, [use Contact Agent Button]. Farm Code 66/075/0004.

METHOD OF SALE
For sale as a Whole or in 2 Lots.

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME
The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payments. The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements have been established by the seller and are not included in the sale of the land. A buyer(s) will take over and pay for at valuation the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements established on the land for sale. All payments relating to the 2019 year will be retained by the seller. The buyer(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to fully comply with the statutory management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition as laid down under the cross Compliance Rules of the Basic Payment Scheme 2019 for the rest of the scheme year.

The farm currently has an allocation of entitlements as follows:

Region 1: 176.16 units @ €160.66 (excluding greening)

Region 2: 0.45 units @ €34.35 (excluding greening)

LFASS
The farm is of LFA status. All payments relating to the 2019 LFASS claim will be retained by the seller.

RURAL PRIORITIES SCHEME
The woodland in field parcel number 9 was planted under the Rural Priorities Scheme. The payment being £448.50 per annum until 2025.

SPORTINGS
The Sporting Rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned, although these have not been exercised in recent years.

MINERALS
The Mineral Rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.

TIMBER
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as they are owned.

POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser.

INGOING VALUATION
The purchaser(s) shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:

All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertilizer, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.

All hay, straw fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value. All oils, fuels, fertilizers, sprays, chemicals seeds and sundries at cost.

Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as the selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over the Bank of Scotland borrowing rate as adjusted from time to time.

DEPOSIT
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of the completion of Missives. The deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser(s) failing to pay the purchase price or failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the seller of the seller's agents.

HEALTH & SAFETY
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection, particularly in reference to the farm buildings.

MORTGAGE FINANCE
Galbraith are approved agents for Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and can assist you in securing finance loads for a variety of farming purposes including the purchase of land and property, facilitate and reschedule debt, and to provide further working capital for diversification and improving or erecting farm buildings. For further details and to discuss any proposals in confidence please contact Robert Taylor on[use Contact Agent Button]. [use Contact Agent Button]

CLOSING DATE
A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have noted their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer, and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties.

OFFERS
Formal offers in the acceptable Scottish form should be submitted, through a Scottish Lawyer, to Galbraith, 337 North Deeside Road, Cults, Aberdeen, AB15 9SN.

ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONS
Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either:

a) originals of primary (eg a passport) and secondary (eg current council tax or utility bill) ID; or
b) copies of such primary and secondary ID certified and dated by the purchasers' solicitors as true copies along with written confirmation from the purchasers' solicitors that they accept that we will be relying on this copy ID for AML purposes.

Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.

THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES
The subjects are sold together with, and subject to, all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof.
If sold separately the buyer of Lot 2 will enjoy a right of access over the track shown A/B on the sales plan. The farm cottages have a right to draw water from the farm supply. Aljuck Cottage has a right to draw water from the ditch in field 1. The Old Schoolhouse and The Postie house have a right to draw water from the cistern adjacent to field 25.

SERVICES
Mains of Collithie is served by a private water supply and single phase electricity supply. The water supply to the farmhouse and cottages is filtered centrally with pH, UV and sediment filters. The water supply to the farm rises from a spring to the west of field 4. The water flows by gravity to the cistern in field 11 and thereafter to the farm buildings and dwellings. Foul water disposal from the farmhouse is via septic tank and soakaway. The Farmhouse has oil fired central heating and a telephone line.

EPC Rating = F

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