Backhill of Culbirnie
Banff Aberdeenshire AB45 3AS
Backhill of Culbirnie is a small equine unit set in an attractive rural setting with views over the Moray Coast. The house is a traditional Aberdeenshire farmhouse along with a traditional steading and Dutch barn. The traditional steading has been set up and equipped as a horse livery and has been run as a livery business by the vendor and is available to be taken on as a going concern.
Backhill of Culbirnie would appeal to those looking for an equine property to either grow a business or enjoy for their own use. The property benefits from 15 looseboxes which have access to individual grazing paddocks and a sand school.
The arena at Backhill of Culbirnie is an asset to any equine operation. The all-weather arena extends to 25m x 50m and is laid with silica sand. The arena is well fenced with post and timber rails and benefits from being flood lit and well drained.
Backhill of Culbirnie consists of a useful range of traditional buildings which lend themselves to equestrian use. The traditional range has benefitted from an Infill court and extensions In the past. On the southern edge of the steading lies a Dutch barn which is used for hay and straw storage. The steading benefitted from a complete rewire in 2021. The yard is generally concrete with the area between the steading and Dutch barn being hard standing.
1) Stable Block 23.5m x 4.8m A timber framed roof with a concrete floor and breeze block walls. The roof is clad with single skin metal sheets. Internally the building has been sub divided into loose boxes.
2) Stable Block 18m x 5.3m A timber framed roof with a concrete floor and traditional stone walls. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheets. Internally the building has been sub divided into loose boxes.
3) Stable Block 25m x 7.50m A timber framed roof with concrete floor and traditional stone walls. the roof is clad with traditional slate with sky lights. The building has been sub divided into loose boxes.
4) Infill Court 16.4m x 15m Light steel frame with a concrete floor and traditional stone walls. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheets.
5) Tack Room 21.3m x 5m A timber framed building with a concrete floor and traditional stone walls. The roof is constructed from traditional slate. The building has been adapted to be used as a tack room but in a previous life was used as grain storage.
6) Feed Shed 9.2m x 5.2m Light steel frame with a concrete floor and concrete breeze block walls. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheets.
7) Cattle Court 18.6m x 13.9m Light steel frame with a concrete floor and breeze block walls. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheets.
8) Store 18.6m x 7.1m Light steel frame with a concrete floor and breeze block walls. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheets.
9) Wood store 9.0m x 8.0m Light steel frame with a concrete floor and breeze block walls. the roof is clad with fibre cement sheets.
10) Dutch Barn 25m x 15m Steel portal frame with earth floor. The roof is clad with fibre cement sheets.
11) WC Container 6m x 3m Steel container housing gents and ladies WC.
The land included with Backhill of Culbirnie extends to 12 acres or thereby. The James Hutton Institute for soil research has classified the land as 3(2). The land is gently North facing, free draining and lies between 85m and 100m above sea level. Backhill of Culbirnie is a good growing unit which has consistently delivered good yields of grass for cutting or grazing. The 12 acre field to the front of the property is split with electric fence to accommodate individual paddocks for liveries with water to each paddock.
The house is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof. The house benefits from a secluded and easily maintained garden which benefits from scenic views over the Moray coastline. The house is double glazed throughout with full oil central heating.
Council Tax: Band D
Ground Floor: Living room: A dual aspect, naturally well-lit room with a log burner and carpeted floor. Kitchen: Large kitchen with a range of fitted floor and wall mounted units. The kitchen benefits from a floor mounted breakfast bar and dual aspect creating a naturally well-lit room. Dining Room: Naturally well lit, dual aspect room affording views south over the garden and surrounding countryside. Bathroom: Fitted three-piece suite with shower cubicle. Utility Room: Space for white goods with part lino part carpet floor.
First Floor: Bedroom 1: Double bedroom with carpeted floor and dual aspect, creating a naturally light space with views over the Moray coast. Bedroom 2: Double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and carpeted floor at the front of the house affording views over the Moray coast. Bedroom 3: Double bedroom with carpeted floor at the centre of the house with velux window. Bedroom 4: Double bedroom to the rear of the house with velux window. Currently being used as an office space.