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    Cowford Estate - Lot 1

    Cowford Estate - Lot 1 for sale in Cowford Estate - Lot 1, Stanley, Perth, PH1 4PU
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    Cowford comprises an equipped arable farm of 417 acres with a further outlying block at Whitehills of 95 acres which forms Lot 2.


    The majority of the arable land runs over gently rolling ground through the middle of the property, with the woodlands to the north and south of this providing amenity, shelter and privacy. The farmhouse and farm buildings, accessed by a 1.25 mile private road, lie in a tranquil setting at the centre of the farm.

    There are two semi-detached farm cottages lying immediately south of the farm steading both of which are let and provide a useful income. These cottages are excluded from the sale but are available in addition to the purchaser of Cowford.

    The in-hand arable farming operation currently forms the principal enterprise with the current rotation including wheat, spring barley, peas and seed potatoes, with occasional grass leys and shopping turnips. This rotation has been used effectively to improve soil fertility and to maximise the profitability of the farming business with good rents paid for non-cereal crops. Typical yields in recent years have been 3.5t/acre for winter wheat and 2.25t/acre for malting barley. Up to 40 cattle have been wintered in the cattle courts at Cowford in the past, and areas sown down to grass are let for ewe hogg wintering from time to time.

    The land is classified as Class 3(1) by the James Hutton Institute and lies at between 100m and 120m above sea level. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, and easily accessed from the core central track which runs the length of the farm.

    The wood have been planted and managed with sport and conservation in mind, and now form the basis of an informal driven shoot, with around 500 birds put down each year, allowing for six to eight days' sport every season. The rolling topography of Cowford offers the potential to show good quality driven pheasants and partridge, and with additional planting of game crops and woodlands, a larger shoot could be established. There are three ponds for duck flighting, and unusually, Cowford presents the opportunity to stalk four different species of deer, with red, roe, fallow and sika all being taken in the past. Roe are the most common species of deer.

    Cowford is contained within a single block and is not dissected by any public roads. The internal network of private roads and tracks ensures good access around the farm.

    Lot 1 ? Cowford Farm
    ? Farmhouse (4 bedrooms)
    ? Farm buildings
    ? 366 acres arable
    ? 9 acres permanent grass
    ? 28 acres woodland
    ? About 417 acres in total

    Cowford Farmhouse and the adjacent farm steading are centrally located within the ring fenced block of land which forms Lot 1. The harled stone farmhouse benefits from a southerly aspect.

    Accommodation
    The farmhouse provides comfortable family accommodation with good entertaining space, while maintaining the practicalities of a working home. The accommodation is laid out over two floors and the internal layout is as shown on the floor plans.

    The house is generally accessed from the parking area by means of a porch on the western side of the house. This then leads on to the dining room and a hallway. Off the hallway are the sitting room and garden room, bathroom, a double bedroom and study connecting to the front porch which leads out into the garden. The fitted kitchen includes a Heritage range cooker and a separate walk in pantry.

    On the first floor a landing provides access to the four double bedrooms and a family bathroom.

    A small and easily maintained area of garden ground lies to the front of the house, with a paved area, lawn flanked by a beech hedge, and a number of fruit trees. To the side of the house, a parking area has been created with the walls of the adjacent farm buildings creating a courtyard effect, providing direct access to the farmhouse and to the steading.

    Farm Buildings
    The range of traditional and modern farm buildings comprises:

    1. Implement Store ? 17m x 10.9m
    Timber framed building with corrugated iron roof and hardcore floor.

    2. Workshop ? 9m x 18.2m
    Stone and brick walled building with profile sheet roof. Concrete floor.

    3. General Purpose Shed? 13.5m x 17.9m
    Steel framed building with fibre cement roof and concrete floor.

    4. Cattle Court ? 18.3m x 22.6m
    Steel portal frame shed with fibre cement roof and concrete feed passage. Previously used to winter 40 to 45 cattle.

    5. Grain Store ? 18m x 11.5m
    Steel framed building with concrete floor, grain walling and profile cladding and roof.

    6. Grain Drying Shed and covered Intake Pit - 18m x 6m
    Lean-to off Grain Store incorporating 20 tonne intake pit with twin elevator to grain bin and mobile grain drier.

    7. Lean-to Implement Store ? 8.4m x 20.2m
    Steel frame construction with earth floor, open sides and front, and block walls to rear.

    8. Grain / Fertiliser Store ? 18m x 23m
    Steel framed shed with lean-to. Concrete floor, concrete block walls and corrugated iron roof.

    9. General Purpose Lean-to ? 20.5m x 5.2m
    Steel frame with corrugated iron roof and cladding, concrete floor.

    10. Former Garage ? 9.3m x 4.6m
    Traditional stone building under slate roof.

    11. Tool shed ? 21.4m x 5m
    Traditional stone building under part slate, part fibre cement roof. Concrete floor.

    12. Traditional Steading ? 21m x 6m
    Stone building with part slate, part fibre cement roof incorporating a chemical store and general storage.

    The Land
    Lot 1 extends to 417.4 acres in total, of which 366.8 acres are in arable production. The private access road which runs from the public road cuts through the centre of the land forming Lot 1. An additional track off this road provides access to Tavern Wood, and to the land at Whitehill.

    The woodland extends to about 28 acres of mixed woods, which includes Sitka spruce, an attractive stand of larch, and mixed hardwoods.View payable LBTT Calculator for this property
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    Price:£ 2,700,000
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