Good-sized Perthshire farm for end-of-month launch

Gormack House is a Victorian farmhouse with three receptions and five bedrooms, set in its own gardens.

A sizeable Perthshire farm likely to appeal to both farming and investment buyers is set to hit the market at the end of this month.

Agent CKD Galbraith anticipates no shortage of demand for viewings for West Gormack Farm, as holdings of more than 253ha (600 acres) rarely come to the open market in this part of the world, says agent Duncan Barrie.

“West Gormack is an outstanding mixed farm with residential, agricultural and sporting appeal centred on a charming Victorian farmhouse. The farm will be placed on the open market for offers of more than £2.5m, but there will also be the opportunity to acquire the farm on a lock, stock and barrel basis with the single farm payment entitlement, farm machinery and livestock all available by separate negotiation.”

The farm, near Blairgowrie, runs to 636 acres and includes a mix of 260 acres of good-quality arable land and 170 acres of ploughable grazing, with an additional 130 acres of permanent pasture and 60 acres of mixed woodland.

The rotation used has ensured much of the ploughable pasture has been cropped in the past, with 80 acres of spring barley grown for malting and a further 12 to 40 acres let annually for seed potatoes. About 110 acres is cut for silage each year and the farm carries about 130 suckler cows, with sheep in the winter.

The farm lies within a Less Favoured Area and is divided into 27 well-fenced fields, most with water. It also has a network of hardcore farm tracks.

The main steading includes a traditional U-shaped stone building used for feed and machinery storage and winter cattle housing. Modern buildings include two principal cattle sheds and storage for straw and machinery. There is also a silage clamp and a cattle-handling system.

The farm also comes with good-sized accommodation. Gormack House is a Victorian farmhouse with three receptions and five bedrooms, set in its own gardens. It has a self-contained annexe with ancillary accommodation. In addition, there is a three-bedroom traditional cottage and two derelict bothies with development potential. (CKD Galbraith 01786 434600)