Expert Knowledge Gleans Results at Mains of Craichie

Mains of Craichie & Land at South Mains

Expert knowledge in Bell Ingram’s Farm Sales team gleans results for our clients

Mains of Craichie & Land at South Mains near Forfar hit the market in Spring 2022 for offers over £7.5million.

The first-class arable farm is complimented by purpose-built farm buildings and two houses with land extending to approximately 262.20 hectares (647.88 acres). The Angus farm was conveniently placed just two miles from Forfar and 14 miles from the City of Dundee.

Bell Ingram’s Farm Sales experts based in Forfar managed the large sale with support from the Perth Estate Agency team. Many of Bell Ingram’s Farm Sales team come from agricultural backgrounds and currently run their own farming businesses. They understand this highly specialist market and the sensitivities involved in selling a large farming business such as Mains of Craichie.

The decision was made to offer the land as a whole or as two lots to generate interest. For offers over £7,500, 000, lot one comprised approximately 534.27 acres of prime agricultural land and main farmhouse, outbuildings and smaller one storey farmhouse.

Lot two comprised the Land at South Mains, which is approximately 113.61 acres of prime arable ground set in three enclosures for offers over £1,360,000.

Our Farm Sales team offer a full range of marketing strategies and create a bespoke blueprint to deliver maximum exposure. This is coupled with our enviable database of farming contacts, which in this case resulted in a large amount of interest in the sale.

After a hugely successful marketing campaign a closing date for offers was set. This resulted in 12 offers for the different lots, however, the sale was concluded as a whole lot for significantly over the asking price – the ideal outcome for our client.

If you are looking for a similar result for your farm, get in touch with our Head of Farm Sales, Malcolm Taylor at, or call us on 01307 462516.  

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Malcolm Taylor

Malcolm Taylor

Senior Partner, FRICS ACIArb
Rural Land Management
Tel: 01307 462 516

About: Malcolm is Bell Ingram's Senior Partner and heads up the company's Forfar office, where he specialises in farm and estate management, including the provision of agricultural rental advice and acting as an expert witness. He is the immediate past chairman of the RICS in Scotland and remains actively involved with the Institution. Malcolm is also head of Lettings within Bell Ingram. Interests: AMC Agent, Corporate Estate Management, Rural Land Management, SRDP Applications, FRICS Registered Valuer.

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