Little Millbrex, Millbrex, Fyvie, Turriff, AB53 8NT
A well-equipped farm near Fyvie with attractive modern farmhouse, extensive range of farm buildings and land extending to 61Ha (151 acres) or thereby. Includes development site opportunity as a separate lot. For sale as a whole or in three lots.
Lot 1 - Offers over £800,000
Little Millbrex farmhouse is an impressive modern family home offering spacious and well-appointed accommodation over two floors. The property benefits from 3 double bedrooms, all with built in wardrobes and one with en-suite shower room. Another notable feature is the open plan kitchen/diner/family room with contemporary fitted kitchen, ‘Stanley’ range cooker and patio doors leading to the garden. The internal layout is shown on the attached floor plan, but in summary the accommodation comprises:
Vestibule, Hall, Lounge, Kitchen/Dining Room/Family Room, Utility, Study/Bedroom 4, Shower Room
Bedroom 1 with en-suite shower room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Family Bathroom
The property has oil fired central heating, an open fireplace in the lounge and is fully double glazed. Outside, there is a good-sized garden, mainly laid to lawn with mature shrubs, vegetable box and patio area, and ample parking provided to the rear of the property.
Mains Electricity, Private Water, Private Drainage
Energy Performance Certificate
Situated to the south of the farmhouse, the farm buildings at Little Millbrex form an extensive range of modern, well-maintained buildings. The buildings are presently used for livestock accommodation with calving cameras included, and for general storage and would lend themselves to other uses. These with approximate sizes can be summarised as follows:
Sheep Shed - 36m x 18m
Cattle Court with feed passage - 36m x 16m
gp Shed with feed passage - 35m x 15m
Bull Shed - 6m x 6m
Straw Shed - 32m x 7m
gp Shed - 17m x 7m
Cattle Court - 21m x 10m
Cattle Court - 22m x 7m
Feed Store - 21m x 6m
gp Shed with feed passage - 30m x 16m
Lean-to store and workshop - 30m x 7m
Silage Pit - 36m x 12m
Lot 1 includes 16 fields of iacs registered agricultural land extending to approximately 52.83Ha (130.54 acres), split into two main blocks at Little Millbrex and to the north at Edgarsglen. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute) the land is all classified as grade 3(2) and is currently under grassland and arable cropping. Little Millbrex was awarded the Best Soil in Show at the rhass, a national award by the James Hutton Institute in 2013, commending its excellent soil structure and texture. The land is gently undulating in nature with an east to southeast aspect, and lies at an altitude of between 125m to 175m above sea level. Fields 6,9 and 14 at Edgarsglen are presently under a 5 year Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (aecs) for wader and wildlife mown grassland which runs until June 2020.
Lot 2 - Offers over £45,000
Development Site Opportunity
Lot 2 comprises a development opportunity on the site of a disused building and small paddock which is presently delineated by hedgerow borders. This is a generous sized plot with land extending to approximately 0.55Ha (1.36 acres) in total. The site enjoys a scenic outlook over surrounding countryside with nearby access to the public road network. Whilst no planning consent exists over the site, initial enquiries have been made by the sellers.
Lot 3 - Offers over £75,000
Land at Briggs
Lot 3 comprises a compact block of iacs registered agricultural land extending to 7.63Ha (18.85 acres) or thereby which benefits from good roadside access. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute) the land is all classified as grade 3(2) and is predominantly under grassland. The land is gently undulating in nature, lying at an altitude of between 140m to 155m above sea level. Fields 2 and 3 at Briggs are presently under a 5 year Agri-Environment Climate Scheme (aecs) for wader and wildlife mown grassland which commenced in 2016.
bps Entitlements are not included in the sale price but can be made available to purchase. All Lots are bps Region 1 land and lfa(sd) with the exception of fields 7,8,9 and 14 which are non-lfa.
Little Millbrex is situated in a peaceful rural setting, a short distance northeast of the village of Fyvie, in an area of Aberdeenshire renowned for its mixed arable and livestock farming practices. Fyvie (6 miles) is a thriving community and provides everyday services and facilities including primary school, health centre and convenience store. The market town of Turriff is 9 miles distant from Little Millbrex and provides a wider range of services and amenities including shops, supermarket, agricultural suppliers, sports centre, swimming pool, 18 hole golf course and secondary education provided at Turriff Academy. The town is also host to the annual Turriff Show, the largest two-day agricultural show in Scotland.
The surrounding area has an array of recreational opportunities for walking, trekking and sporting including the Formartine & Buchan way, a 53 mile route along the former railway line to the Banff & Buchan Coastline. The historic Fyvie Castle, a National Trust for Scotland property, is a popular local attraction with castle tours, tearoom and walks around a picturesque loch and garden grounds. The north east of Scotland is also famed for its Castle and Whisky trails.
The nearby A947 provides convenient commuting to Oldmeldrum, Inverurie and Aberdeen city which can be reached in under an hour (rush hour excepted). Aberdeen provides all the facilities befitting the acknowledged capital of the North Sea Oil Industry with theatre, two universities and shopping facilities far surpassing most other cities of its size. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station providing inter-city and sleeper services to the south and also an airport operating regular flights to London and other UK cities, as well as overseas destinations.
Aberdeenshire Council, Formartine Area Office, 29 Bridge Street, Ellon, AB41 9AA