Muir of Fowlis, Alford, Aberdeenshire, AB33 8NU
Offers Over £675,000
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Lot 2 - Drumfours Farm, farmhouse and buildings
61.12 Acres (24.73 Ha)
Offers Over £675,000
Lot 2 - DRUMFOURS FARM
A compact and fertile holding with a yard that provides the opportunity to start farming immediately, while simultaneously representing some development potential, subject to necessary consents. Well suited to a new entrant or someone wishing to establish a small landholding if bought separate from the other lots.
Drumfours is a traditional one and a half storey stone and lime construction farmhouse under a pitched timber framed slate covered roof and extends to approximately 129m2. In its current configuration the ground floor provides a utility, shower/WC, large open plan kitchen/living room, bedroom and second reception room while the first floor includes two double bedrooms and a shared family bathroom. Although decoratively dated, Drumfours is a still a comfortable and well-proportioned house being fully double glazed and benefitting from mains electricity and oil fired central heating, while water and drainage are both private. Externally there is a modest enclosed garden with a stone and lime outbuilding. To the north and north east there is a small stand of mature mixed species trees which lead onto the private access, beyond which sits the farmyard and adjacent livestock handling facilities.
A relatively compact building group with generous yard, the buildings at Drumfours are in fair condition considering their age and type of construction, which is a mix of traditional stone and lime under pitched timber framed slate covered roofs and more modern steel portal framed buildings and extensions clad in box profile sheet under corrugated roofs with poured concrete floors. They include livestock handling facilities, steel portal framed cattle courts with feed barriers as well as a traditional steading and outdoor partial earth bunded silage pit with reinforced prefabricated concrete panel and poured concrete floor.
While currently used mainly for overflow storage and occasional stock housing/handling, the farmyard provides ample room for turning vehicles and managing livestock.
Equally, it is felt that there is some development potential for at least part of the site with conversion of the traditional element a more realistic possibility under the new Permitted Development Rights (PDR) which were extended in 2020, subject to obtaining the requisite approval from the local authority.
A full virtual tour of the yard and buildings may be made available after contacting the selling agent.
Extending to approximately 61.12 Acres (24.730 Ha) of Grade 3.2 land, Drumfours is relatively flat and compact. Currently split into four main large enclosures with four smaller paddocks which would be useful for stock management. There is also a concrete loading pad which feeds into the existing stock handling area.
Council Tax Band:
Drumfours Farmhouse - Band D
Drumfours EPC Rating: E39 with potential to achieve B91
Strictly by prior agreement with the selling agents who should be contacted in advance to advise on access arrangements. For the personal safety of interested parties, please be aware of potential
hazards at the property as the buildings and land may be in temporary use for livestock handling and the movement of plant and machinery involved in the retail business.
FINANCIAL GUARANTEE/ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS
Any offer by prospective purchaser(s), regardless of where they are ordinarily resident and regardless whether on a cash or subject to loan finance basis, must be accompanied by a financial reference from a bank/funding source that is acceptable to the sellers. Prospective purchasers will also be required to produce identification sufficient to satisfy anti money laundering regulations and checks against the intended purchaser or nominee together with other documentation that may be required, from time to time, in order to support any conditional offers submitted to the seller. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or other lack of co-operation in this regard. Failure to provide the requisite AML documentation with offers may result in them not being considered at the closing date or being superseded by an offer which is. Settlement may also be delayed or aborted due to non-compliance with requests for information or failure to deliver adequate information within the requisite timeframes We may hold your name on our database unless you instruct us otherwise.
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Tenure: Absolute Ownership Interest (Freehold)
Further information can be found by downloading the sales brochure
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