Land at Cotbank of Barras, Stonehaven, AB39 2UH
The agricultural land extends to 93.73 acres (37.93 hectares) or thereby, with 92.66 acres (37.50 hectares) eligible for BPS claims.
The Land at Cotbank of Barras is classified as Grade 3.2 with some minor Grade 4.2 and Grade 3.1 under the James Hutton Institute’s Land Capability for Agriculture classification.
Located on either side for the public road the land is split into 4 enclosures. The land is gently sloping with a predominantly south or south easterly aspect and has good roadside access to all fields. The land has been used as arable ground but is not fenced or watered.
The quarry area at Cotbank of Barras extends to 9.98 acres (4.04 hectares) or thereby and has been landscaped with grassed berms to the south and east. There is a securely gated entrance track with a wide bell mouth allowing ease of access for articulated vehicles from the public road. The quarry has a large levelled surface that would provide a good area of hardstanding or working area that could provide a supply of hard-core for farm tracks or similar.
Subject to the appropriate planning approvals, the quarry is considered to have potential for further mineral extraction although no guarantees are made by the seller on the volume or quality of any remaining reserves. No investigations have been undertaken into the planning or mineral reserves for the quarry, but the land is noted to rise to the north and west of the quarry face suggesting potential to undertake further quarrying. While there are no services available on site, these are understood to be available close by. Prospective purchasers are recommended to undertake their own investigations regarding future uses for the site.
Residential Development Site
There is a delightfully located roadside plot that is considered suitable for a residential development subject to the appropriate planning permission being granted. This south facing plot extends to 0.32 acres (0.13 hectares) or thereby and is sheltered from the north and west, providing lovely views across the rolling agricultural landscape of the Mearns region of Aberdeenshire. Water and power are understood to be available at the roadside although no investigations have been made in this regard and prospective purchasers are recommended to make their own enquiries.