Leslie, Glenrothes, Kinross-Shire

£1,500,000 - SALE

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East Bowhouse is an arable and livestock farm extending to about 221 acres. Central to the farm is an attractive period farmhouse which has been extended and improved in recent years and which boasts magnificent south facing views and a very private setting.

The farm is served by a useful set of buildings which once accommodated a small dairy but have been adapted by the current owner to provide stabling for horses and offers further flexible and functional space for a number of different uses. In addition, there is a modern General Purpose Building with a three-phase electricity supply.

The farm has rough shooting and opportunities for roe deer stalking.

East Bowhouse is being offered as a whole or in 4 Lots.


The Farmhouse is built on two storeys and is
constructed of dressed stone under a pitched slate
roof. It dates from the mid nineteenth century,
and was modernised in 1995 and extended in
2004/2005. These works included a new kitchen, a
new utility room, cloakroom, two bedrooms and
family shower room, entrance hall with living room
and sunroom, new boiler, cast iron rainwater
goods, and electrical works. Notable characteristics
of the farmhouse include sash-and-case windows
with astragals and working shutters, a double
height entrance hall, a large family kitchen with
AGA, moulded cornicing in the original part of the
house and hardwood floors. The house benefits
from oil fired central heating.

The accommodation on the ground floor comprises
a Porch with cloakroom off; Entrance Hall/ Living
Room with wood burning stove ; Kitchen/Dining
Family Room with 4 oven electric AGA, NEFF
cooker, two dishwashers Belfast sink with waste
disposal unit, fitted kitchen cupboards and
shelving; Sitting Room with French window and
open fireplace; Conservatory with French window
and glazed door to Kitchen; Bathroom with
shower, wash basin and heated towel rail; Large
Utility Room with washing machine and tumble
dryer, pair of stainless steel sink units, fitted
cupboard with hot water cylinder, separate
cupboard with electricity meter; and a separate
WC and basin.

A secondary staircase in the Entrance Hall leads to
the First Floor landing which gives access to a
Master Bedroom with en suite bathroom and
Dressing Room/Bedroom, a staircase to useful attic
space and Bedroom 2 with a pair of built in
recessed hanging areas and window shuttering.

The main staircase in the Entrance Hall leads up to
a galleried landing which in turn gives access to
Bedroom 3 which benefits from a large south
facing dormer window, Bedroom 4 and a Shower
Room with fitted shower, washbasin, heated towel
rail and WC.

The farmhouse is in Council Tax Band E and has an EPC rating of E.

The farmhouse and garden are sheltered by
mature coniferous trees and a steep bank to the
north, and have a magnificent south-facing
outlook. The farmhouse is approached via a
private hardcore driveway which leads to a
gravelled parking area.

The garden is principally laid to lawn, with some
borders and shrubs, as well as several trees. A
barbecue area is also located to the west of the
house. There is a children’s climbing frame at the
western end of the lawn.

There is an excellent block of 23.74 acres being
offered with this lot, with plenty of ground for
horses or other livestock. It includes about 13.22
acres of Grade 3(1) arable land which lies to the
south of the house and 6.29 acres of rough
grazing which rises steeply to the east.

Farm Buildings
Situated to the east of the farmhouse is a U
shaped traditional steading which adjoins a more
modern farm building forming a small courtyard.

Former Mill (26.58m x 4.91m and 14.98m x
A former L shaped mill constructed of stone walls under a part slate, part corrugated roof, forms the western and northern section of the original steading. The building includes two arches and the mill lade runs immediately to the west of the building. It includes five looseboxes and a large storage area for hay/straw.

Store Room (5.52m x 3.03m)
Traditionally constructed of stone walls under a corrugated roof provides general storage and has wooden shelving formerly used as a secure tack room.

Garage (5.52m x 3.03m)
Of stone construction with a corrugated roof and a power supply.

Log Store or Kennel
Of stone construction under a pantile roof.

Former Byre (8.01m x 4.28m)
Constructed of stone walls under a pitched and pantile roof. The structure incorporates timber trusses supporting the roof. It is used as an equipment shed.

Store (3.63m x 5.18m)
Walls of stone construction under a corrugated roof.

Former Byre 2 (4.87m x 6.39m)
Constructed of stone under a corrugated roof with a timber frame and concrete floor. It is currently used for storage.

Former Byre 3 (4.89m x 5.53m)
Of stone construction with a corrugated roof, timber frame and concrete floor. It is currently used for storage.

General Purpose Building (8.93m x 13.50m)
Of brick construction, with a corrugated clad truss roof and a concrete floor. The shed includes a large sliding door situated at its west end and benefits from a three-phase electricity supply.

Former Calf Shed (13.24m x 3.88m)
Adjoining the General Purpose Building is a rectangular store of stone construction with a concrete floor.

Manège (60m x 20m)
The all-weather sand outdoor manège is situated a short distance to the south of the farm buildings on the opposite side of the farm drive. It consists of a rock and stone bed covered in sea sand to a depth of 400mm laid on a geotextile membrane. It is enclosed by post and rail fencing.


This large block of grazing land is south facing and elevated between 110 and 184 metres above sea level and benefits from direct access off the A911 in a number of places.

The pasture and grazings are brown soils and are classified by the James Hutton Institute as being between Grade 3 and Grade 5. The land is serviced by a combination of post and wire fencing and stone dykes as well as water troughs in fields 7 and 18. The fields vary in size and provide useful grazing. Apart from the woodland the fields are grazed under a grazing agreement which can be terminated by the seller with two month’s notice.


The arable farmland at East Bowhouse Farm is all south facing and lies at approximately 107 metres above sea level. The land is classified by the James Hutton Institute as mainly Grade 3(1) with some Grade 3(2) parallel to the southern boundary.

It is productive arable ground which is made up of mineral podzols and the fields have access off the internal farm track, which is accessed in turn from the A911. Selected fields have been farmed in an arable rotation by way of a contract farming agreement which is due to end in September 2018 or can be terminated by the seller with three month’s notice. Selected fields are grazed under a grazing agreement, which can be terminated by the seller with two month’s notice.

The land is mostly easily worked and suited to cereals, potatoes, vegetables and turn production.


A useful field of pasture, which has access from the main farm drive. The field is fenced and has its own water supply. The field has a south westerly aspect and rises from 127 metres above sea level to 158 metres above sea level.

East Bowhouse Farm enjoys a peaceful location with superb south facing views.

Complementing its private setting, the farm is very accessible, being located between Edinburgh (27 miles) and Perth (22 miles) where swift access to both cities is provided by the M90 motorway.

The nearby village of Scotlandwell (1 mile) has basic day-to-day facilities, while Kinross (7 miles) provides primary and secondary schooling, supermarkets, banks, leisure facilities and a number of professional services. The closest railway stations are Markinch (9miles) and Inverkeithing (16 miles) which provide direct commuter services to Edinburgh as well as regular connections north to Aberdeen and Inverness.

Edinburgh airport is nearby (27 miles) and provides air travel connections to domestic and international destinations.

There are private schools within easy reach of the farm including Craigclowan, Glenalmond, Kilgraston, Strathallan, Dollar Academy, Fettes and St Leonards.

For the outdoor enthusiast there are many walks and cycle rides both in the Lomond Hills and around Loch Leven. Trout fishing can be rented on Loch Leven. For keen golfers, there are courses at Milnathort, Kinross and Ladybank as well as Championship courses at St Andrews and Gleneagles Resort.

There are livestock markets at Forfar and Stirling, and a wide range of agricultural suppliers and merchants who serve the district.

Date posted: 26/04/18