Gairn Farm, Blacktop, Kingswells, Aberdeen
Gairn Farm, Blacktop, Kingswells, Aberdeen AB15 8QJ
A compact, ideally situated small farm extending to 33 hectares (82 acres) or thereby with traditional farmhouse and stone steadings with significant development potential.
Lovely views over the countryside to the south.
Within easy access of Aberdeen City.
EPC Rating G
Gairn Farm is situated on the western periphery of the City of Aberdeen with the city centre itself being only minutes from the farm. The land and farmhouse are situated in an elevated position with lovely open views across the countryside. The property sits on a generous feu alongside a variety of traditional farm buildings.
A detached traditional one and a half storey ‘Aberdeenshire Farmhouse’, constructed of rendered stone under pitched slate roof with dormer projections and rear extension under a box profile sheet roof. The property has been unoccupied for some time, and would therefore benefit from refurbishment and modernisation. This would then provide a comfortable bright and open family home.
The accommodation comprises:-
Entrance Porch (1.17m x 1m)
A timber entrance porch allowing access from the exterior by way of a solid timber door. The floor is concrete.
Hallway (4m x 1.2m)
The hallway allows access to most of the ground floor rooms and the staircase leading to the first floor. There are high level electricity fuses and circuit board, BT point and water heating boost control.
Sitting Room (4.9m x 4.12m)
Tiled, open fireplace. Two wall presses. Traditional sash and case timber frame, single glazed window, with views to the south, electric storage heater.
Bedroom 1 (4m x 2.65m)
The bedroom is situated to the rear of the property and has a north facing sash and case, timber framed single window. The fireplace has been closed and there is a door to the understair store. There is a storage heater.
Family Room (4.95m x 3.96m)
Traditional oil fired Aga and dual aspect windows to the south and east. The walls are partially timber lined and the floor is concrete.
A door leads to the:
Rear Hallway (3.77m x 1m)
A solid timber door allows access from the exterior and from the rear hallway access is taken to the bathroom and kitchen.
Bathroom (2m x 1.67m)
Three-piece coloured suite. Frosted double glazed window.
Kitchen (3.53m x 2.7m)
The kitchen is fitted with dated wall and floor units and there is a stainless steel single drainer sink. There is a washing machine connection and cooker point. Windows overlook the steading buildings to the north and west. There is a water filtration system in place.
A staircase with open balustrade and raised mezzanine landing allows access to the first floor. On the landing there is a large storage cupboard.
Bedroom 2 (West) (4.7m x 3.21m)
This is a double sized room with uPVC double glazed window overlooking the south. There is a cupboard with hanging rail.
Bedroom 3 (East) (4.4m x 3.28m)
This is a double sized room with uPVC double glazed window and storage cupboard housing, a combination cold/ hot water storage tank.
Surrounding the farmhouse is a range of farm buildings that would be ideally suited to re-development to residential accommodation or replacement if required for agricultural purposes.
Garage/Store (22m x 6.5m)
The garage is divided in two and is of concrete block construction with corrugated fibre roofing.
Former Bothy (10m x 4m)
The bothy is in close proximity to the house and is separated into three rooms.
Room 1 (3.39m x 2.96m)
Room 2 (3.36m x 3m)
WC with Sink
The oil tank serving the farmhouse sits at high level adjacent to the bothy.
Store 1 (to the west of the farmhouse) (12m x 5.5m) (or thereby)
This is a store of concrete block construction under corrugated sheet roof.
Store 2 (north of farmhouse) (13m x 4.3m)
The store has stone walls, timber trussed roof with corrugated asbestos sheeting and an unmade floor.
Former traditional “Z” shaped steading
The steading is of unusual ‘z’ shaped layout and is of traditional stone construction under pitched roof and formerly provided byre accommodation, grain storage and was for general agricultural use. This building is not suited to modern agricultural purposes and it should be noted that care should be taken when accessing the loft areas.
Cattle Court (38.7m x 21.5m)
Adjacent to the steading is a double span modern building of block construction with central feed pass and sliding doors. The roof has partially collapsed due to the weather.
Steel Frame Dutch Barn (14.3m x 8m)
An open sided shelter adjacent to the modern building with corrugated roof.
The land which is currently all in grass is divided into a number of small fields which are generally accessed either from the farmyard, from one field to the next or by way of an internal track. The land is classified as Grade 3(2).
The field boundaries are a mix of dry stone walls, post and wire fencing, and at present the enclosures are not fully stock proof. Water is available to most of the fields through the farm supply.
It is understood that the land is registered for IACS purposes.
To be mutually agreed.
It is understood that Gairn Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band G.
Mains Electricity to the house and buildings.
Heating is by way of an oil fired Aga cooker in the family room supplemented by white meter electric storage heaters.
Private Water Supply. There is a filtration system in place.
Drainage is to a septic tank situated within the subjects of sale.
Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route
The property is affected by proposals to construct the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route. Should the scheme proceed, Transport Scotland would compulsorily acquire a strip of land across the farm for the new road, as shown in green on the plan. The road proposals include provision for re-alignment of the farm access. Further details of the scheme are available at www.awpr.co.uk and additional information can be provided by the selling agents to interested parties about payment of statutory compensation.
Aberdeen City Council planning policies encourage the conversion of redundant vernacular agricultural buildings. Subject to obtaining planning approval, we believe it would be possible to convert the steading for residential use. Prospective purchasers should, however, make their own enquiries directly with the Council.
Strictly by appointment and only with either of the selling agents.
From Aberdeen take a westerly direction along Union Grove and subsequently Cromwell Road. At the roundabout take the second exit and continue westwards on Seafield Road. At the traffic lights continue westwards on Countesswells Road. At the T junction turn right and follow the road for approximately 1 kilometre, upon passing the Gairnlea Forestry Commission Forest turn right and follow the track past Gairnlea Cottage. Veer left in front of Broomhill Cottage where a Bell Ingram board is displayed. Continue on the track until reaching Gairn Farm.
Get in touch17 Albert Street, Aberdeen AB25 1XX Telephone: 01224 621 300
Fax: 01224 634 666
A Closing Date may be fixed and we would advise prospective purchasers to register their interest with 17 Albert Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1XX.
Whilst every effort will be made to ensure that parties having registered their interest will be notified of a closing date this cannot be guaranteed. It should be noted that the vendor reserves the right to accept offers prior to a closing date being set.
These sale particulars were prepared on the basis of information provided to us by our clients and/or our local knowledge. Whilst we make every reasonable effort to ensure that they are correct, no warranty or guarantee is given and prospective purchasers should not rely upon them as statements or representations of fact. Furthermore neither Bell Ingram Limited nor its directors or employees assume any responsibility therefore. In particular –
(i) prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the structural condition of any buildings or other erections and the state of repair of any services, appliances, equipment or facilities;
(ii) any photographs included in these particulars are for general information only and any furniture or contents shown in these photographs are not included in the sale unless this is expressly stated in these particulars; and
(iii) any descriptions, measurements or dimensions quoted are approximate only and references to conditions, planning permissions, services, usage, construction, fittings & fixtures and moveable items are for guidance only.