More than 500 acres of prime agricultural land in Fife has been put on the market at offers over £2,620,000.
The mixed farm of Auchmuir, near Glenrothes — which is being sold by Galbraiths — includes a traditional three-bedroom farmhouse, a range of modern and traditional farm buildings and a derelict cottage which has the potential to be converted into a second dwelling.
The land extends to 503.27 acres — of which 249 acres are arable land, 231 acres are used as pasture and 18 acres are woodland. The James Hutton Institute has classified the land as principally grade 3.1, grade 3.2 and grade 4.1 with some grade 5.1.
The land is split into three blocks divided by a minor public road and there is access to the fields from a network of farm tracks or directly from the public roads. There are areas of woodland interspersed throughout the property.
The farming system at Auchmuir is currently a mix of arable and livestock, with malting barley, spring oats and wheat the main arable crops. The livestock business has consisted of 100 suckler cows with followers.
Selling agent Duncan Barrie said there was an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings on the property, and the arable land was well suited to producing good yields of a wide range of crops, notably cereals,
He said: “The farm benefits from being located in both a fertile and accessible area of rural Fife and I would expect Auchmuir to attract a considerable degree of interest.
“The farmhouse is attractive, spacious and retains many period features.
“The purchaser would find it relatively straightforward to continue with the business as a mixed arable and livestock farm with this quality of land.
“The current lotting also allows for existing local farming business to acquire one or more of the land lots and benefit from economies of scale.”
The property is for sale as a whole
or in three lots — at £1,530,000, £720,000 and £370,000.