Outstanding commercial soft fruit and arable farming operation
Rosemount and Parkhead Farms are situated in the heart of the Vale of Strathmore, an area known for its fertile soils and ability to grow soft fruit, which stretches from Perth in the south west to Stonehaven in the north east. The settlement of Rosemount lies immediately to the west, with the town of Blairgowrie just one mile to the north west.
Blairgowrie has an excellent selection of local shops whilst the larger regional centres of Perth and Dundee are within easy reach and provide the breadth of retailers one would expect of major urban centres together with professional services and good leisure facilities. Dundee built its fortune on the industries of jute, jam and journalism. Today the city, which has two universities and the largest teaching hospital in Europe, is going through a period of revival with a billion pound waterfront development including the V&A museum.
The M90/A9 are about 18 miles away via the A93 and provide convenient access both north and south. There are rail services from Perth and Dundee to London including a sleeper
service. The nearest airport is Dundee Airport which has direct services to London Stansted with onward connections to many European destinations, while Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports provide a wide range of domestic, European and international flights.
The area is well served by numerous grain merchants and agricultural suppliers including East of Scotland Farmers at Coupar Angus. There is a local machinery ring which can provide additional labour and machinery resources as required.
Extending to approximately 888 acres in total, Rosemount and Parkhead Farms form one of the largest commercial arable farming units to be offered for sale, in the locality, in recent years. The two highly productive arable farms are currently managed as one unit, centred around an excellent range of farm buildings with a number of cottages. The farm also benefits from additional income from a telecoms mast and BBC relay.
The land is classified as a mixture of Class 2, 3(1) and 3(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research and has excellent working depth consistently across the farms. The soil belongs to a mixture of the Alluvial, Gourdie, Callander, Strathfinella, Corby, Boyndie and Dinnet soil associations and is capable of producing excellent yields of the full range of arable, vegetable and soft fruit crops, The latter benefiting from the long day light hours in summer.
The farms lie within a single contiguous block and have good access via either a minor public road intersecting the farms or good internal hard tracks. The fields are of a good workable size and layout. The land is generally flat albeit there is gently sloping land near to the Monk Myre Loch.
Acreage: 888 Acres
From the south and Perth take the A93 toward Blairgowrie. Continue on this road through Scone and Guildtown. Cross the River Isla and continue for approximately 1 mile. Turn right
onto the B984 signposted Coupar Angus. Follow this road for approximately 3 miles and turn left at the crossroads. On entering Rosemount take the right-hand turn signposted
for Parkhead. Follow this road and the farm buildings will be on your right-hand side. The postcode is PH10 6LP.