Durris, Banchory AB31

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£3,230,000

Bogenraith & Upper Muirskie, Durris, Banchory, AB31 6DS
A well-equipped and attractive farm property in Durris with land extending to 220Ha (542 acres) or thereby in all. For sale as a whole or in five lots.

Lot 1: Bogenraith Farm
Impressive Bogenraith House, outbuildings providing office and storage facilities and farm cottage accommodation - o/o £850,000
Extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings extending to 5,290 sq.M or thereby. Includes u-shaped steading - o/o £200,000
Predominantly Grade 3(2) arable farmland extending to 104Ha (257 acres) or thereby - o/o £1,150,000
Offers Over £2,200,000

Lot 2: Land at Durris (Field 1)
Grade 3(2) farmland extending to 15.2Ha (37.5 acres) or thereby
Offers Over £175,000
Lot 3: Land at Durris (Field 16)
Grade 3(2) farmland and woodland extending to 5.3Ha (13 acres) or thereby
Offers Over £55,000

Lot 4: Land at Upper Muirskie North
Farmland extending to 40Ha (100 acres) or thereby
Offers Over £360,000

Lot 5: Land at Upper Muirskie South
Farmland extending to 54Ha (134 acres) or thereby
Offers Over £440,000

Lot 1 - Bogenraith Farm

Bogenraith House
This highly impressive, well maintained dwelling house occupies an attractive and secluded setting with beautiful, unspoilt views over Deeside. The property, constructed in 1990, provides generous accommodation over three floors including an integrated double garage. The main reception rooms, suitable for family living or entertaining, are located on the first floor allowing full enjoyment of the surrounding views. The property is of a high standard throughout with attractive features such as open fireplaces in the dining room and lounge, and benefits from oil fired central heating.

The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:

Ground Floor
Master bedroom with en-suite, bedroom 1, bedroom 2, bedroom 3 with en-suite, master bathroom, study, utility room

First Floor
Lounge with bar area, dining room, kitchen, larder, family room, snooker room, shower room

Second Floor
Bedroom 5 with en-suite, floored attic

Bogenraith House sits within peaceful and private garden grounds which include an expansive area laid to lawn, bordered by mature shrubs and trees. The driveway entrance leads to ample parking to the front and rear of the property where the integrated double garage and large adjoining carport can also be accessed.

Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water (mains water available), Private Drainage, Telephone

Council Tax
Band H

Energy Performance Certificate
Band D

Items Included
Carpets, curtains, kitchen and utility white goods. Additional items of furniture can be made available through separate negotiation.

Outbuildings
Sitting adjacent to the carport is a General Purpose building measuring approximately 20m x 10m. Internally, there is an office unit, a mezzanine level and an additional storage unit adjoining the building to the rear. This versatile building is currently used as a workshop, storage and office space.

Bogenraith Cottage
This self-contained single storey one-bedroom cottage, located at the entrance to Bogenraith steading, provides additional residential accommodation which may be suitable for a farm employee. The accommodation is shown on the attached floor plan but in summary comprises:

Ground Floor
Lobby, Open Plan Dining Kitchen and Living Room, Bedroom, Shower Room

The property benefits from lpg central heating and double glazing.

There are small areas of garden ground on three sides of the property with space for parking to the front.

Services
Mains Electricity, Private Water, Private Drainage

Council Tax
Band C

Energy Performance Certificate
Band F

Farm Buildings
The farm buildings at Bogenraith are extensive and comprise a range of traditional and modern construction buildings extending to approximately 5,290 sq.M or thereby.

The farm buildings include the following: Traditional u-shaped steading, General Purpose spf Shed, Cattle Court, Cattle accommodation including calving and bull pens adjoins Cubicle shed, Cattle Courts/General Purpose storage, General Storage Shed/Cattle Accommodation, Grain Store, General Purpose spf Shed (straw shed) and Nissen shed
Land
The land included in lot 1 comprises 104Ha (257 acres) or thereby of iacs registered farmland, split into 14 fields with field 6 situated a short distance to the north. Forming a compact block of good sized arable fields, the land benefits from good roadside access and is being left in excellent heart.

According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the agricultural land at Bogenraith is predominantly classified as grade 3(2) arable land with small areas of grade 4 land to the east. The land lies at an altitude of between 60m and 175m above sea level and is predominantly west facing in nature. A number of the fields are presently under 5-year Agri-Environment Climate Schemes (aecs) which commenced in 2017.

Lot 2 - Land at Durris (Field 1)
This single field, extending to 15.2Ha (37.5 acres) or thereby, lies adjacent to the B9077 South Deeside road, close by to Durris House. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the land is classified as grade 3(2) arable land and lies at an altitude of between 40m and 75m above sea level.

Lot 2 benefits from excellent access directly off the B9077 and is in close proximity to the settlements of Peterculter, Banchory and Drumoak. The field is bordered by mature trees, providing shelter, and is currently under arable cultivation.

Lot 3 - Land at Durris (Field 16)
Lot 3 comprises a single field, extending to 3.65Ha (9 acres) or thereby, together with adjoining woodland which extends to 1.7Ha (4.2 acres) or thereby. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the land is classified as grade 3(2) arable land and lies at an altitude of between 80m and 110m above sea level.

Also benefitting from close proximity to the B9077 and nearby settlements, Lot 3 is easily accessible (from the minor road to the south-east). The field is surrounded by mature woodland which, together with the adjoining woodland, provides amenity and shelter to this field.

The land at Upper Muirskie North and South is situated in the hamlet of Denside of Durris and lies astride the minor public road running between Netherley and Kirkton of Durris. A number of the fields across Lots 4 and 5 are presently under 5-year Agri-Environment Climate Schemes (aecs) which commenced in 2017.

Lot 4 - Upper Muirskie North
The land at Upper Muirskie North is situated on the north side of the public road and extends to 40Ha (100 acres) or thereby of iacs registered farmland, split into 9 field parcels. This includes 3 small parcels of semi-mature mixed woodland. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the land is predominantly classified as grade 3(2) arable land with some areas of grade 4(1) and grade 4(2). The land is relatively flat in nature and lies at an altitude of between 130m and 160m above sea level.

Lot 4 benefits from good roadside access from either the Denside of Durris road or the small road to the north leading down to Bogfond. The land comprises good sized, well fenced field parcels and has mains water to two troughs. Field 19 is under Species Rich Grassland (Creation) Scheme.

Lot 5 - Upper Muirskie South
Upper Muirskie South is situated on the south side of the public road and extends to 54Ha (134 acres) or thereby of iacs registered farmland, split into 10 field parcels. Field 4 is a stand of semi-mature Sitka Spruce. According to the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research (now the James Hutton Institute), the land is classified as grade 3(2) and grade 4(2), is relatively flat in nature and lies at an altitude of between 130m and 160m above sea level.

Lot 5 also benefits from good roadside access from the Denside of Durris road. Fields 12,13 and parts of fields 2 and 6 are under a Wader Grazed Grassland Scheme, part of field 2 to the south of the burn is under a Species Rich Grassland (creation) Scheme and Fields 1 and 7 are under a Habitat Mosaic Scheme.

Situation
Bogenraith is located between the hamlets of Woodlands of Durris and Denside of Durris in the lower reaches of Royal Deeside. Durris is a highly sought-after area with good links to the town of Banchory and within easy commuting distance of Aberdeen, whilst still retaining its rural setting. Primary Schooling is provided at Woodlands of Durris (1.5 miles) with secondary education available at Banchory Academy (8 miles). Banchory also provides a wide range of services including medical practice, dentists, chemists, leisure facilities, eateries and supermarkets as well as a number of independent retailers on its thriving High Street. Raemoir Garden Centre and Mains of Drum Garden Centre in nearby Drumoak are also popular attractions in the area.

Royal Deeside is renowned for its beautiful scenery, picturesque villages and excellent leisure and recreational opportunities including fishing on the River Dee, golf courses, walking, cycling and mountain biking, winter sports at Glenshee or The Lecht Ski Centres, along with access to the Cairngorms National Park.

The City of Aberdeen is approximately 13 miles distant and can be reached in about half an hour by car (rush hour excepted), provides a theatre, two universities and shopping facilities. 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.

Local Authority
Aberdeenshire Council, Kincardine & Mearns Area Office, Viewmount, Arduthie Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2DQ

Entry
By agreement

Ingoing Valuations
Ingoing crop valuations may be applicable depending on date of entry.

Common Agricultural Policy
bps Entitlements are not included in the sale price but available by separate negotiation.

Sporting Rights
Sporting rights are in-hand and included in the sale.

Mineral Rights
Included in sale in so far as they are owned.

Sawmill Cottage
Available by separate negotiation is Sawmill Cottage, a five-bedroom detached property situated a short distance west of Bogenraith. This modern property has been finished to a high standard throughout and benefits from a detached double garage with a self-contained hobby room above.

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