First Class Stock Farm In Thurso

Thurso, Caithness, United Kingdom
GBP|1500000GBP £1,500,000USD $2,052,750
MLS INV200074
Web code NLQR
Status Active

Key Details

Lot Size (M2)
332.83

Overview

The farm comprises an impressive traditional 2½ storey farmhouse, refurbished single storey cottage and a good range of farm buildings. The land is ring-fenced, all lying to the west of the A9 (Inverness to Thurso) trunk road with all of the land classified 3(2) by the James Hutton institute, and sits at an elevation of approximately 25 metres above sea level. The average rainfall for the area is recorded as approximately 34 inches. The land comprises arable/silage ground, permanent pasture, and amenity woodland. The property has the benefit of a three-bedroom cottage, extensive range of modern farm buildings and a...

large recently renovated traditional farmhouse. The farm cottage has been fully renovated and has run as a five star holiday cottage marketed as Birdsong Cottage. The cottage is currently let on a SPRT (Scottish Private Residential Tenancy) until August 2022. With productive land extending to 331.22 acres /134.08 ha an on-going intensive grassland management programme has been undertakenoptimising pH, nutrient levels within the soil and utilising stubble turnips and other forage cropswithin the annual re-seeding rotation. The present owners run a flock of 850 breeding ewes lambing from mid-March finishing the majority of lambs off grass; alongside a herd of 30 suckler cows retaining or selling breeding heifers and store cattle at 18 months. An extensive farm track network extending to over three kilometres was completed in 2018 allowing easy access throughout the holding. A regular and continuous programme of fencing and drainage works ensure that both are maintained in excellent order. The farm is predominately South West facing with an altitude of approximately 80 feet above sealevel across gently undulating terrain running down to the River Thurso a SSSI and SAC sitefeaturing rare grassland species and outstanding natural beauty. Gieseittle farmhouse comprises an impressive 2½ storey traditional farmhouse constructed of stonewalls set under a pitched slate covered roof with a new timber clad extension to the rear which isset under a mono pitch flat rubber lined roof. The accommodation is set over three floors, as shown in the floorplan, and can be described as follows: hall, dining room, drawing room, sitting area, kitchen/breakfast room, principal bedroom (en-suite), utility room, laundry room, WC/shower room. First floor features two-bedrooms, office, bathroom. Second floor offers two-bedrooms, bathroom. Externally, there is a large walled and well maintained, private and sheltered garden to the front with lawn, flower beds and tree linedborders. There is a gravel parking area to the rear. To the north of the farmhouse is the farm cottage which was completely refurbished in 2010 and is constructed of harled stone walls set under a pitched slate covered roof. The accommodation isfinished to a high standard and very comfortable and set over a single floor, comprising the following: Three en-suite bedrooms, kitchen/livingarea, bathroom and utility, porch. Externally there is an area of lawn to the front and gravel at rear together with a storage shed. There is a good range of modern and traditional buildings at Geiselittle which are served by mains water and single/three phase electricity.

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