CLOSING DATE SET – 12 noon, Thursday 5th April 2018
A substantial 6-bedroom farmhouse, with two reception rooms and excellent coastal views.
About 80 acres of farmland
A Range of modern and traditional farm buildings.
Basic Payment Scheme Entitlements included.
Clyth Mains is a livestock farm which extends to about 250 acres in total. A feature of the farm is its coastal position and fine views.
The farm includes a large farmhouse and a range of farm buildings, including a modern cattle court. The land is divided into 3 blocks which have a range of land classification, capability and character.
Lot 1 Clyth Mains – approximately 84.6 acres (34.2 Ha)
The farmhouse dates from the 1600s and has spectacular views over the North Sea. Of stone construction beneath a pitched slate roof, the accommodation is set out over three floors. It comprises a kitchen, utility, two reception rooms, conservatory, six bedrooms, a bathroom, WC and an office.
The property is served by mains water, oil central heating and drainage is to a private septic tank.
There is an attractive garden area to the front and side of the house, mainly laid to lawn.
The farmhouse is currently occupied but will be available to a purchaser with Vacant Possession.
Located to the rear of the farmhouse are the farm buildings which can be summarised as follows:
Modern Cattle Court (approximately 62m x 24m) Of steel portal frame construction with concrete floor, central feed passage, half height block walls, vent air cladding and UPVC rain water goods.
Adjoining Shed (approximately 24m x 10m) Of steel truss construction with concrete floor, block walls and fibre cement/ asbestos roofing.
Traditional Steading (approximately 14m x 6m) Of traditional stone construction with a concrete floor under a slate roof.
Lean-to (approximately 18m x 5m) A stone built shed with a lean-to roof, clad in corrugated sheeting.
The farmland within Lot 1 extends to approximately 80 acres (32.38 Ha) in total with the land lying on either side of the A9 trunk road. The land is classified as both grade 4 and 6 by the James Hutton Institute.
Clyth Mains lies approximately 12 miles south of Wick on the North Sea coast. The individual lots are easily accessible, located on either side of the A99 public road.
The nearest village is Lybster (2 miles), which provides services such as, a village shop, primary school, bank, community centre, post office and hotels. There is also a 9-hole golf course and a particular feature of the village is its scenic harbour which was once a busy herring fishing port.
Wick is the closest town with a population of around 7,000. It provides secondary education and health, recreational, retail, administrative and cultural facilities.
Caithness is a well-established agricultural area and has a good range of suppliers and contractors. The Caithness Machinery Ring is situated in Halkirk (23 miles). There is a local livestock market at Quoybrae (23 miles) which has regular sales throughout the year. There are also weekly sales in Dingwall, which is approximately 80 miles to the south.
The area is renowned for its rich history, wide open spaces, big skies and spectacular terrain of mountains, lochs, coastline and beaches. The fauna and flora is abundant and diverse from whales, porpoises and seals to birds of prey, deer and rare plant life. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy mountain biking, walking, kayaking, surfing, golfing and traditional country sports including excellent salmon fishing, the best of Europes trout fishing and sea angling.
John O Groats, one of Scotlands best known attractions is located approximately 29 miles to the north. Nearby Scrabster is a gateway to the Orkney Islands and there are regular ferry services. There are also regular bus and rail services available from Thurso and scheduled flights from Wick to Edinburgh and Aberdeen.