Croft with residential property, buildings and land
218.06 hectares (538.84 acres)
Rare sale of owner-occupied croft with house, outbuildings and land in attractive rural location
• Owner-occupied croft
• Three bedroom dwelling with range of agricultural
• Productive grazings
• Watten: 3 miles
• Wick: 11 miles
• Thurso: 15 miles
Croft 18 and 19 West Watten is located 3 miles or thereby from the village of Watten, in the county of Caithness. The two crofts are divided by an unclassified public road, which follows the Burn of Acharole. The property is situated approximately 11 miles north west of the town of Wick and 15 miles south east of the town of Thurso. Watten offers a local primary school, post office and churches, while a wide range of shops, public facilities and services can be found in both Wick and Thurso. Watten is served by a bus route between Wick and Thurso, where train stations provide rail links south.
The property extends to approximately 218.06 hectares (538.84 acres) in total, in a popular agricultural area. The property is marketed for sale as a whole, though would lend itself well to being split subject to approval from the Crofting Commission.
Croft 18 features a croft house, range of buildings and land extending to 124.47 hectares (307.57 acres) or thereby.
Croft 19 comprises two agricultural buildings and land covering some 93.59 hectares (231.27 acres) south east of the public road. The land is classified as a combination of Grades 4, 5 and 6 by the James Hutton Institute. It is currently used for sheep grazing and is put down to improved and permanent pasture with some rough grazing
and areas of moor to the north west and south east reaches. Lying at between 50m and 80m above sea level, the land has a largely south westerly aspect.
The croft house accommodation includes three bedrooms, living room and kitchen, in a single storey dwelling of traditional construction. The house would benefit from internal modernisation and would lend itself greatly to the development of an attractive rural residence with adjoining working croft. 18 West Watten is of Council Tax band B and EPC band G.
The property is a registered croft, while Croft 19 is IACS registered. The land on Croft 18 is not currently IACS registered but an application for registration could be made by the purchaser. Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are not included in the sale.
From Wick follow the A882 and as far as Watten then turn left and follow the B870 for 0.6 miles before turning left again, onto an unclassified public road. Continue some 1.9 miles along this road to reach 18 and 19 West Watten, located north west and south east of the road respectively.
Access to the croft can be taken directly from the public road. There are access tracks leading from the unclassified public road, north west to Croft 18 house, buildings and land and south east to Croft 19 buildings and land.
It is understood that all buildings are served with mains electricity. The dwelling at Croft 18 receives mains water supply. Drainage is to a septic tank and soakaway.
Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries regarding the provision of services to the sites.
Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
The property will be sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burden, reservations and wayleaves or any other third party rights howsoever constituted.
There is a Minute of Agreement in place with Scottish Natural Heritage over part of 19 West Watten lying immediately to the south east of the Burn of Acharole, which forms part of the Shielton Peatlands SSSI.
Insofar as they are owned, minerals are included in the sale.
Insofar as they are owned, the sporting rights are included in the sale.
Tel: (01349) 886 606
Should there be any discrepancy between these particulars, stipulations, special conditions of sale and the missives of sale, the last shall prevail.
Strictly by prior arrangement with the sole selling agents.
A closing date may be fixed and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents. Prospective purchasers should note that unless their interest in the property is so registered, no guarantee can be given that notice of a closing date may be advised and consequently the property may be sold without notice.
Offers in Scottish legal form should be
submitted to the selling agents at their
Inverness office. Parties are asked to satisfy
themselves that they fully understand the
implications of offering under Scots law.
Possession and Entry
Vacant possession and entry will be given on
a completion date to be mutually agreed.
There are no warranties or guarantees included within this sale.
Alastair Campbell or Adele Smith
Cradlehall Business Park
T: 01463 796050
F: 01463 798246