Maud, Peterhead AB42
***closing date - Wednesday 22/03/2018 at 12 noon***

Viewbank & Brownside Farms, Maud, Peterhead, AB42 4QG
A productive Aberdeenshire farm property with impressive three-bedroom farmhouse, excellent range of modern farm buildings and land extending to 97Ha (240 acres) or thereby.

Viewbank & Brownside is situated in a peaceful rural location. Viewbank farmhouse and outbuildings are located centrally on the holding and provide unspoiled views of the surrounding Aberdeenshire countryside. The 53 mile Formartine and Buchan Way passes through the holding providing first class access to one of Scotland's “Great Trails” popular with walkers, cyclists and as an equestrian route, while the nearby Aden Country Park includes walking paths and the Aberdeenshire Farming Museum. The village of Strichen (2.5 miles) provides a range of local facilities including a primary school while secondary education is available at Mintlaw Academy (7.5 miles).

The market town of Turriff is 15 miles west of Viewbank and the busy fishing port of Peterhead (16 miles) can be found a short drive away to the east, both are busy towns providing a range of supermarkets, shops, leisure facilities and restaurants.

Aberdeen can be reached in an hour by car, rush hour excepted, and provides theatre, two universities and excellent shopping facilities. In addition, Aberdeen has a mainline railway station and an airport.

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

Viewbank Farmhouse
Viewbank is a well maintained traditional Aberdeenshire farmhouse split across two floors providing spacious family accommodation.

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

Ground Floor
Sitting Room, Reception Room, Kitchen, Conservatory, Office, Utility Room, Shower Room. First Floor
Bedroom 1, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3 and Bathroom.

Viewbank Farmhouse benefits from an enclosed garden to the front of the property and to the rear is ample space for car parking.

Council Tax
Band D

Energy Performance Certificate
Band E

Mains electricity, private water supply, private drainage telephone.

Farm Buildings
The buildings at Viewbank comprise an excellent range of modern farm buildings that provide a variety of uses. In more detail, the buildings include Implements Shed and Workshop, Grain Store, General Purpose Shed and Traditional Shed with lean-to.

The iacs registered farmland at Viewbank & Brownside extends to 96.74Ha (239.04 acres) or thereby as per the attached sale plan. According to The Macaulay Institute for Soil Research the land is almost entirely classified as grade 3(2) with small sections of grade 4 (small part of field 6) and grade 6 (field 4). The land is generally south facing in nature and lies at an altitude of between 105m-120m above sea level. The large field sizes encourage efficient crop operations whilst parcel 5 is a small area of mature woodland that provides shelter and amenity and could be used as a wood fuel source. The farm is currently in the second year of a five year Agri-Environmental Climate Scheme (aecs) benefitting from annual payments.

Brownside Farmhouse and Buildings
Brownside Farmhouse and buildings are currently in a dilapidated condition but could provide a fantastic development opportunity.