Single Family

Castletown, Thurso, United Kingdom
GBP|1500000GBP £1,500,000USD $1,500,000
MLS INV200067
Web code NVVM
Status Pending

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Lot Size
30.65 Acres

Overview

CLOSING DATE SET - THURSDAY 8TH JULY 2021, 12 NOON A first class arable and stock farm located in a productive farming districtFirst class arable & stock farm330 acres4 Bedroom farmhouse2 Semi-detached 2 bedroom cottagesA range of modern & traditional farm buildings11kW wind turbine 2.5kW solar panelsEnvironmental wetland areaBasic Payment SchemeCLOSING DATE SET - THURSDAY 8TH JULY 2021, 12 NOON Wester Olrig is a superb, highly productive mixed arable and stock farm extending to approximately330 acres (134 hectares).The farm comprises a comfortable single storey farmhouse, 2 semi-detached cottages, an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings and renewable energy...

from a wind turbine, solar panels and air source heat pump for the farmhouse.The farm benefits from having excellent, free-draining fertile soils and predominantly south facing good sized field compartments. Throughout the vendor’s three generations of ownership, the farm has always been maintained to a high standard including the management of soilorganic matter and PH levels, and application of lime where required, so to continue producing highquality crops.The land is conveniently laid out in one contiguous block with a centrally located steading. It consists of 26 field compartments. The majority of the land is classified 3(2) by the James Hutton institute,and ranges from approximately 25 metres to 60 metres above sea level. The average annualrainfall for the area is recorded as approximately 34 inches.The land comprises arable/grass leys, ploughable pasture, rough grazings known as the leans areaand amenity woodland. All the fields on the farm have individual troughs fed from the mains supply and are well fencedsuitable for cattle and sheep. Many of the fields have flagstone fencing to provide animal shelterand maintained hedgerows to support natural habitats. Wester Olrig is farmed in-hand and is registered with SGRPID, with a farm code of 281/0084. In the past the farm has operated as a successful mixed livestock and arable enterprise, supporting over 200 head of cattle with an excellent range of farm buildings providing winter accommodation for livestock and adequate storage for grain and machinery. The farm includes a large 800-tonne silage pit with asphalt floor and underground effluent tank.More recently the farm has focussed on production of malting barley and gluten free milling oats and has consistently produced excellent yields.All grain is stored and dried on the farm. Straw is generally sold off field, though adequate storage isavailable for both grain and straw bales if required.A number of arable fields have been sown in grass and generate additional income for the farm through winter and summer grazing lets, and hay and silage lets. Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme are included in the sale, all classed as Payment Region 1.The farm has unique environmental scheme opportunities with the majority of the land gentlysloping down towards the Loch of Durran SSSI leans area, which has environmental beauty and isimportant for its grassland habitat, and support of large populations of wading birds and winter migratory birds.

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