Easter Hardmuir Farm, Auldearn, Nairn, IV12 5QG
Guide Price £875,000
- 4 Bedrooms
- 2 Bathrooms
Offers over £875,000
A well-equipped and versatile farm situated in the fertile corridor that runs along the Moray Firth coast
Nairn 5 miles, Inverness 21 miles, Elgin 17 miles, Forres 5 miles, Inverness Airport 14 miles (all distances are approximate)
• 72.99 acres arable
• 2.55 acres of improved grass
• 32.07 acres of grazed native birch woodland
• A four-bedroom traditional farmhouse with modern extension and conservatory
• A mix of adaptable modern and traditional farm buildings suitable for a range of agricultural and other uses.
• Redevelopment potential of some of the farm buildings (subject to securing the requisite planning permission)
Approximately 110.72 acres (44.806 hectares) in all
Easter Hardmuir Farm extends to approximately 110.72 acres (44.806 hectares) in total and includes arable, improved grass, grazed birch woodland, a four-bedroom farmhouse and a range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings which combine to make the farm adaptable and thus suitable for a range of potential enterprises or diversified uses.
EASTER HARDMUIR FARMHOUSE
The farmhouse is well positioned for managing farming operations at the heart of the holding. The main section of the farmhouse is of traditional sandstone construction with a pitched timber framed slate covered roof. Box dormer windows create additional space on the first floor, with the conservatory capturing sunlight for the majority of the day. The large kitchen and utility room are located in the modern extension, which also includes a very useful floored loft.
There are three double-bedrooms, two of which are on the on the first floor, while the third and an additional single-bedroom, are on the ground floor along with the ample living space which includes a dining room, utility room, study / office and store, as well as a large sitting room. The floored loft could be converted (subject to obtaining the requisite planning approval) to provide an additional bedroom or reception room.
The farmhouse has a generously sized garden comprising a mixture of lawn, mature borders, patio area and tarmacadam driveway. To the rear, you can enjoy uninterrupted views across the farm to the birch woodland which provides a panoply of colours with the passing of the seasons.
The farmhouse benefits from double glazing throughout, tanked-gas central heating, woodburning stove (integrated into the heating system) for additional space heating, mains electricity, mains water and private drainage by way of septic tank.
The land at Easter Hardmuir extends to approximately 107.61 acres (43.55 hectares) in total with roughly 72.99 acres managed for arable production. A large proportion of this land is classified as Class 3.2 on the James Hutton Institute’s land capability for agriculture classification system.
Land in this class is widely regarded as being capable of average production of crops, though high yields of barley, oats and grass can be obtained. Some high value crops, such as potatoes, could be grown.
The arable land has been managed in a mixed cropping regime, including spring barley and grass for silage and grazing. The relatively large size and shape of the arable fields facilitates efficient cultivations.
In addition, there is approximately 2.55 acres of improved grassland providing excellent grazing close to the farmyard which would make ideal paddocks for horses.
The native birch woodland which extends to approximately 32.07 acres provides some luscious grazing and shade for livestock throughout the summer months as well as shelter through the winter, allowing cattle to be outwintered. The mixture of mature trees and open glades are also a haven for wildlife, while strategic thinning could provide an abundant supply of firewood.
The fields are all enclosed with cattle-proof fencing and have water troughs for livestock.
The farm has a convenient range of modern and traditional agricultural buildings which provide a more than adequate provision for a mixed unit of this scale. Full details can be seen in our brochure.
The agricultural buildings are surrounded by a generously proportioned yard which has a mixture of concrete aprons, hardcore and tar plainings making the movement of animals and machinery more efficient as well as providing ample outside storage space.
Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agent. Given the potential hazards of a working farm, we request you take care when viewing the property, especially around the farm buildings.
- Nairn 7.29km
- Forres 7.92km
- Fearn 25.49km
- Elgin 26.86km