Hill-of-Fiddes

Two quality farm properties are entering Scotland’s land market this week in Aberdeenshire and the Scottish Borders totalling about 900 acres.

With a guide price of £3.2m, Hill of Fiddes, near Ellon, Aberdeenshire, offers 414 acres of well-managed Grade 3 (1) land as part of two equipped, mixed units.

Acting agent James Presly, at ANM Group, said: “This sale presents a rare opportunity to own one of Aberdeenshire’s top performing farm units with an enviable grain and grass growing reputation.”

Hill of Fiddes

Hill of Fiddes

Hill of Fiddes

Hill of Fiddes

The main lot comprises 300 acres split into nine fields, with just over five acres taken up by farm buildings, yards and roads.

Farm buildings are a mix of modern and traditional and include a steel-portal framed building used as a grain store and cattle courts, a dutch barn, three further cattle courts, a cattle shed, fertiliser store and a livestock handling area. There is also a large hard surface yard useful for loading and general storage. 

The smaller lot, Blackhillie Farm, includes 114 acres split into five fields, including one 52-acre field.

The steading comes with two livestock barns, a straw barn and traditional buildings in need of refurbishment or replacement in parts. However, they are still in use and there is also a concrete yard.  

The main lot has a guide price of £2.35m while Blackhillie farm is pitched at £775,000.

Both have their own farmhouse and lot three is a separate cottage.

BPS entitlements are available by separate negotiation. Tenders must be received by 12 noon on Tuesday 27 October. (ANM Group 01467 623 800)

Further south near Hawick in the Scottish Borders, 557-acre Horsleyhill Farm is for sale at a guide price of £2.7m.

It is described by the agent, H&H as an “excellent” stock and arable farm capable of “running a good stock of ewes and suckler cows while producing quality spring barley crops”.

The fields have all been ploughed and are on a reseed rotation with winter fodder crops and spring barley and grass. The land is in good condition and has access from internal tracks.

Buildings include two stone barns, timber-framed lean-to, two lambing pens and two steel-framed barns – one used as a crop store and the other as a sheep shed. There is also a three-bedroom cottage. (H&H 01228 406 260).