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640.33 acres, Blelack Farm, Logie Coldstone, Aboyne, Aberdeenshire, AB34, Highlands and Islands
Under Offer - Offers Over £3,245,000

  • An extensive and fully equipped livestock and arable holding, totaling 640 acres
  • Predominately Class 3(2) arable land
  • Available in 5 Lots
  • Lot 1 (453 acres): Range of livestock buildings, 5 bedroom farmhouse, three 3 bedroom cottages
  • Lots 2 - 4: Blocks of arable land, ranging from 5.8 acres to 121 acres
  • Lot 5: Range of general purpose buildings, with planning in principle for residential development

CLOSING DATE - 12 Noon 26th August 2021

Unique opportunity to acquire an eminent livestock farm, set in a sought-after and accessible location in Aberdeenshire

Location

Blelack Farm is an extensive and fully equipped holding located in the popular Deeside region of Aberdeenshire, on the outskirts of the Cairngorms National Park. The Farm is synonymous with the rearing of prize pedigree herds of Aberdeen Angus and Charolais since establishing its first herd in 1970. Since then, the name has been recognises worldwide and Blelack champions have dominated Sales over the last 50 years, having more Aberdeen Angus Champions at the world famous Perth and now Stirling bull sales than any other in the breeds history.

Aberdeenshire is recognised as one of Scotland's principal livestock regions and is well suited for mixed farming enterprises. Accordingly, the area is well served by agricultural suppliers and markets. There is a weekly livestock market at Thainstone Agricultural Centre near Inverurie (30 miles), as well as Huntly Mart (30 miles), both of which attract strong trade from across Scotland.

There are a number of villages and towns in the vicinity of Blelack Farm, with Logie Coldstone less than a mile from the property supporting a rural primary school, whilst Tarland (4 miles) has local shops. On a larger scale, the nearby town of Aboyne (8 miles) offers local services, a primary school, an Academy, community centre, swimming pool and theatre, with a larger offering of shops and services available in the town of Banchory (21 miles).

Aberdeen Airport at Dyce (34 miles) offers daily domestic services to some of the major cities in the UK and Europe. There are direct train services from Aberdeen to London, including a sleeper service. Aberdeen is a vibrant city with its corporate headquarters, universities and colleges, and provides all the services expected of a major city. Private schools include Robert Gordon's College, the Hamilton School, St Margaret's and Albyn as well as the International School of Aberdeen.

Blelack Farm is easily accessible from public roads, with access to the various lots from a number of locations around the property boundary. The property is served by the A97, leading to the main A93 road which links the key settlements along Deeside to Aberdeen.

The county of Aberdeenshire is a popular destination for both the domestic and international tourism market. It is famed for offering extensive opportunities for field sports with driven pheasant and partridges on many of the low ground estates and grouse shooting and stalking on the upland estates to the west of the county. The nearby rivers of Dee and Don, along with the rivers Deveron and Ythan to the north of the county offer renowned opportunity for salmon and sea trout fishing. With Blelack Farm being set in an envious location on Deeside, it presents unrivalled access to the Cairngorms National Park and the walking, hiking and cycling opportunities that attract millions of national and international tourists to the region each year. Away from the hills, there are numerous golf courses in the county, with local golf clubs at Aboyne and Banchory, along with Trump International at Balmedie and Royal Aberdeen.

Description

UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO ACQUIRE AN EMINENT LIVESTOCK FARM, SET IN A SOUGHT-AFTER AND ACCESSIBLE LOCATION IN ABERDEENSHIRE

Lot 1: Blelack Farm
Attractive, recently renovated and well-presented farmhouse (5 bedrooms and 3 reception rooms).
3 self-catering cottages (3 bedrooms) and a studio flat / farm office.
An extensive range of modern buildings, including cattle courts and pens, outside feed area, covered handling system and feed store.
Approx. 453 acres:
383 acres arable land
35 acres rough grazing

Lot 2: Land at Mill of Newton
Approx. 56 acres of arable land

Lot 3: Field at Carrue
Approx. 5.8 acres of arable land

Lot 4: Land at Balnastraid
Approx. 121 acres of arable land

Lot 5: Balnastraid Steading
Approx. 2.6 acres
A range of general purpose buildings, with planning in principle for residential development

About 640.33 acres (259.14 hectares) in total of predominately Class 3(2) Land

For sale as a whole or in 5 lots

Blelack Farm is a highly regarded livestock and arable unit, in all extending to an approximate total of 640.33 acres (259.14 hectares) of predominantly arable land. The farm offers extensive cattle accommodation and ancillary buildings, with housing capacity for over 300 cows. The farm includes a spacious, principal farmhouse, set in a private position to the northeast of the steading, with gated access and private garden, laid to lawn. In addition, the property provides a diversified income stream by way of three recently renovated cottages, used as family accommodation or as self-catered holiday lettings, and a studio flat which could also be used as a farm office.

The property is predominately south and west facing, allowing the farm to produce high quality crops of grass and spring barley. The current owners have made substantial investment and improvements to the property over the past five years, in particular to the farm buildings, cottages, roads, drainage and fencing.


Acreage: 640.33 Acres

Directions

From the A96 (Aberdeen to Ballater road) take the A97 road at Dinnet, posted for Logie Coldstone. Continue along to the A97 for 3 mile before turning right into Blelack Farm. At a junction, take the right fork (ignoring the signpost for Blelack House) and continue until reaching the farmyard. The nearest postcode is AB34 5NH.

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