Scots early offers

20 March 1998




Scots early offers

NEARLY 500 acres now on the market in Angus offer various purchasing opportunities early in the Scottish marketing year.

Owned by Boots Pensions Fund, which is gradually withdrawing from agricultural property, the land by Brechin is two separate units and is currently farmed as one.

"Individually the farms are small enough for an Angus farmer to tag one on to an existing holding, but together the units offer the scope for someone further afield," says Ruaraidh Ogilvie, FPDSavills, Brechin.

Although both are arable units, East Drums is the more commercial unit, with Wandershiell providing a greater degree of amenity said Mr Ogilvie.

East Drums Farm – the larger unit at 269 acres – is classified as grade 3 farmed on a combinable cropping rotation, but seed potatoes have been grown. A four-bedroom farmhouse, two cottages and a range of farm buildings are included in the asking price of over £650,000.

And offers over £500,000 are sought for the 212-acre grade 2/3 Wandershiell Farm. Capable of growing a wide range of arable crops – winter wheat yields average 3.5t/acre – the farm benefits from a farmhouse (three bed), a derelict cottage and a range of modern and traditional farm buildings.

Commenting on the market Mr Ogilvie said: "Good straightforward units will continue to command good interest, but those further up the hill or less adaptable could become more difficult to sell."


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