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Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Longside

For Sale - Freehold - Ref: P193

Site area: 3.82 ha (9.45 acres)

Productive floor area: 14,979 m2 (161,234 ft2).

FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY Freehold with vacant possession on completion

Situation/Location Sandyknapps Poultry Farm is situated in a predominantly rural district in northern Aberdeenshire about 7 miles west of Peterhead. The farm is reached by an unclassified public road off the A950 at Longside.

Longside 1.5 miles; Peterhead 7.5 miles; Aberdeen 31 miles.

Grid Reference: NK 038 494

Poultry Buildings The buildings, which are about 19 years old, stand about 40m from the public road. They comprise five purpose built sheds of steel portal frame construction with insulated profile steel roofing and cladding and concrete floors. Four buildings are approximately 143m x 23m x 3m eaves and are divided into two equal sections with a central control area. The fifth building is of similar construction and is about 72m x 23m x 3m.

The buildings are currently equipped with feeders, drinkers, heaters, ventilation and daylight control systems for poultry production. Each building has galvanised feed silos, externally situated. The authorised capacity of the buildings is 325,500 birds.

There is good access around the buildings with hard standings and surfaced access ways.

It should be noted that corrugated fibre cement sheeting used in agricultural buildings may contain forms of asbestos fibre.

Manager's House A detached modern timber frame bungalow stands next to the access road.

Accommodation comprises: Entrance hall, utility room, kitchen / dining room (open plan), living room (with patio doors), 4 bedrooms (1 en-suite), bathroom.

Outside there is garden ground and ample parking. A general purpose shed adjoins the western side of the garden.

Sandyknapps Cottage West of the GP shed is a traditionally built single storey cottage. This is in poor condition and in need of refurbishment.

Accommodation comprises:

Entrance porch, kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom.

Riverview Cottage In the south eastern corner of the site is Riverview Cottage, a traditionally build bungalow which is in need of upgrading.

Accommodation comprises:

Entrance hall, kitchen, living room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom.

Farm Office There is a separate office building with provision for staff facilities and chemical storage along with a back-up diesel powered generator.

There is a static caravan adjacent to the office. Additional office space is provided in a modular unit sited adjacent to the farm entrance.

Access A short roadway leads directly off the public road.

Services (not tested)

The property is served by a 3 phase electricity supply. Drainage from the house, cottages and office is to septic tanks and there are holding tanks for effluent and washing water from the poultry buildings.

Heating is by LPG, with tanks situated adjacent to the office building.

Local Authority The property is within the Buchan administrative area of Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeenshire Council

Buchan House

St Peter Street


AB42 1QF

Tel: 01779 483724

Council Tax

Sandyknapps Farmhouse - Band C

Sandyknapps Cottage - Band B

Riverview Cottage - Band B

Caravan - Rateable Value £425

Energy Performance

Sandyknapps farmhouse - D

Sandyknapps cottage - E

Riverview cottage - D

Fixtures and Fittings Prospective Purchasers should note that the Seller reserves the right to remove the feeders, drinkers, heaters, generator and diesel tank although these items may be available for separate purchase by agreement.

The LPG tanks are subject to a rental / supply agreement which is to be terminated. The tanks belong to the gas supplier and may be removed.

IPPC Consent The farm is currently operated with the benefit of consent under the Pollution Prevention and Control (Scotland ) Regulations 2000, Permit Number PPC/A/10/1016791 (copy available on request). Subject to agreement of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, the Seller will cooperate with the Purchaser to arrange the transfer of the consent to the Purchaser if required.

Servitude Rights, Burdens and Wayleaves The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves or any other third party rights howsoever constituted.

Mineral rights Mineral rights will be included in the sale insofar as the Seller has rights thereto.

Viewing Strictly by appointment with the selling agents Acorus and Bidwells, Aberdeen office.

Acorus Rural Property Services

The Old Market Office

10 Risbygate Street

Bury St Edmunds

Suffolk IP33 3AA

Tel: 01284 753 271


Joint Agent:


70 Carden Place


AB10 1UL

Tel: 01224 974 130


Deposit A deposit of 10% of the purchase price will become payable to the Seller within seven days after conclusion of missives. Interest at 4% above the Bank of Scotland base rate shall be payable on the purchase price from the date of entry until paid and that notwithstanding that the Purchaser may not have taken entry. If the Purchaser fails to make payment within 14 days of the date of entry with all accrued interest, the Seller shall be entitled to resile from the missives and resell the subjects of sale without prejudice to his rights and to recover damages from the Purchaser.

Titles The Title Deeds are available for inspection by a prospective Purchaser or his agent by prior appointment at the offices of the Seller's solicitors. Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, stipulations, special conditions of sale and missives of sale the last shall prevail.

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