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West Corncatterach – Lot 1

Huntly Aberdeenshire AB54 4RQ

OFFERS OVER £435,000 | Smallholding | 3 bedrooms


West Corncatterach presents an attractive opportunity for those looking for a rural lifestyle, equestrian property or redevelopment opportunity. West Corncatterach includes a 3 bedroom farmhouse, range of traditional and modern farm buildings with land extending to 5 acres or thereby with a 3.1 acre field.

Huntly - 4.5 miles
Alford – 15 miles
Aberdeen - 39 miles
Elgin - 32 miles

Lot 1 - West Corncatterach Farmhouse, Steading and Landing extending to 5 acres (2.023ha).

EPC - E (40)

Situated within the picturesque area of Gartly, the property lies approximately 4.5 miles south of Huntly. The City of Aberdeen is located 39 miles to the southeast.

West Corncatterach is only 2.9 miles from the A96 which affords good access south to Aberdeen or north to Inverness.

The nearest train station is located within Huntly where mainline services are available. Aberdeen Airport provides a range of international and domestic flights.  Huntly is well served with an array of independent shops and supermarkets, leisure businesses, golf course and community facilities. Locally there are a several excellent places to dine both nearby within Huntly and the wider area.

Primary and secondary education is available within Huntly, in addition private schooling is available at Gordonstoun, Elgin and can also be found in Aberdeen at Robert Gordons, Albyn and St Margarets.  The agricultural sector is well served with a number of main dealers,  merchants and cooperatives within the area. In addition to the livestock market at Huntly, markets are also available at Dingwall and Thainstone.

Access to West Corncatterach is taken via the A97 (Old Military Road).
Direct access to the property is gained via a shared road with a right of access to the property. The access is coloured blue on the map.

Heading north along the A96 at the roundabout in Huntly take the first exit onto the A97. Follow the A97 for approximately 2.4 miles. Take a slight left onto the Old Military Road after Gartly community hall.

Follow the Old Military Road until you reach a T Junction. Take a right here. Follow the road until you arrive at the small hamlet of Backburn.

Take the first left here which takes you onto the farm road, follow this road for about 500m and the farm is on the left.

What 3 Words

West Corncatterach is a small mixed livestock unit set in an attractive rural setting with views of the rolling Aberdeenshire Hills. The house is a traditional Aberdeenshire farmhouse that benefits from being modernised together with a mix of traditional and modern buildings previously used for cattle housing.  There are opportunities to redevelop the steading into a number of residential or commercial properties, subject to the necessary consents.

West Corncatterach would also appeal to those looking for a rural lifestyle and or equestrian property with potential to create loose boxes/stables with an indoor or outdoor school and ample buildings and yard area for
storage purposes.

The land included with West Corncatterach Lot 1, extends to 3.1 acres or thereby and is divided into two enclosures, one of which is currently growing spring barley. The second enclosure includes a pond which forms a nice addition to the subjects. Historically the farm has been run as part of a larger farming enterprise and is fenced with water available.

West Corncatterach consists of a useful range of modern and traditional buildings. The traditional range and infill court lie within the centre of the steading.  To the south of the traditional range lies a general purpose storage shed. On the western boundary of the steading lies a well-designed cattle court with a forward covered feed pass with scraping pass internally. The current steading could easily be converted to suit an  equine user.

1) Cattle court 60m x 12m
Steel portal frame over a part concrete and part earth floor. Fibre cement roof sheets. Box profile cladding on the sides. Open fronted shed with forward concrete feed pass under an overhang.  Scraping pass directly behind feed pass with locking head yolks.

2) General purpose store 22m x 12m
Steel portal frame over a mainly earth floor. Small area of concrete floor extending to 22m x 4.5m. Box profile sheet cladding and roof. Both gables benefit from 1m high concrete panels. The rear of the shed has capacity for concrete panels if desired. Currently used for machinery storage.

3) Infill Cattle Court 18m x 14m
Infill cattle court, built centrally within the traditional U-shaped range. Light steel frame over a concrete floor. The southern wall has been externally rendered. Fibre cement roof sheets.  Raised feed pass on the northwest and north easterly walls. Steel barriers and lowered trough within the passage.

4) Traditional U-shaped Range 22m x 6m
Western end of the traditional range. Light steel frame over a concrete floor, stone walls under a fibre cement sheet roof.  Split internally with entrances at both ends.

5) Traditional U-shaped Range, Cattle byre 14mx 4.5m
Original cattle byre on the northern end of the U-shaped range. Constructed from light steel frame over a cobbled floor, fibre cement sheet roof with sky lights with stone walls. The original cow cubicles and hay racking are still within the byre.  The building is currently being utilised as handling facilities.

6) Traditional U-shaped Range 22m x 6m
Eastern end of the traditional range, light steel frame over a hardcore/cobbled floor, raised feed pass with lowered trough within the passage on the north easterly wall. Dual access building. Has been used to house cattle in recent years.

7) General Purpose shed 10m x 7m
Steel frame over a concrete floor, box profile sheet cladding and roof. General storage shed.

8) Bothy 7m x 4.5m
Stone construction, which is externally rendered, pitch slate roof, Single aspect South westerly facing window.

9) Silage Pit 45m x 14m
Earth banked and earth floor silage pit.

The land included with West Corncatterach Lot 1 extends to 5 acres or thereby with a 3.1 acres field. The James Hutton institute for soil research has classified the land as class 3(2).  The majority of the land faces east and lies between 190m and 210m above sea level.

West Corncatterach is a good growing unit which consistently grows good yields of grass and barley.  The land has been farmed as part of a mixed livestock unit and has benefitted from being part of a rotation with dung and lime regularly applied. The land is in good heart.

The farmhouse is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and benefits from scenic views of the countryside across a secluded and easily maintained garden. The house is double glazed throughout with full oil central heating.

Internally the property is modern with light and spacious rooms.

Council Tax: Band D

Accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:
Living Room
Well sized room with a fireplace and log burner, windows to the front of the house.

Kitchen / Dining Room
Large dining kitchen with a range of fitted floor and wall units with views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

Large bathroom with WC, wash hand basin, bath and shower.

Utility room
Utility room to the rear of the house, space for white goods. Accessed via the kitchen or through external door.

First Floor:
Master Bedroom
Spacious carpeted double bedroom with dual aspect windows. Views over the garden and surrounding countryside.

Bedroom 2
Spacious carpeted double bedroom with dual aspect windows. View over the garden and steading to the North.

Bedroom 3
Small double room, carpeted with Velux window.

The dwelling benefits from ample parking to the side of the house. To the front of the house there is a spacious garden, laid to lawn.  Immediately in front of the house is a large wooden decking area with an area of chuckies separating the decking and lawn.

Lot 1
Two public rooms and three-bedroom modernised stone and slate farmhouse, steading and five acres or thereby, with a 3.1 acre field. A fence will be erected between points A, B and C. Steading consisting of a useful range of modern and traditional farm buildings.

By strict appointment with the Selling Agents.