Ploverhill offers a unique opportunity to acquire a substantial area of Owner-Occupied Croft land together with a three-bedroom cottage.
Ploverhill Cottage is a three-bedroom detached bungalow which has been extended into the original byre. The cottage enjoys far-reaching views over croft land towards the sea. The property has a utility room, kitchen, sitting room, three double bedrooms and a bathroom.
There is good attic space accessed by a narrow staircase.
There is a garden to the front which is bounded by a wall. The cottage has not been decrofted.
Tractor Shed – adjacent to Ploverhill House – steel frame building with breeze-block walls, with concrete floor and 3m high sliding doors, measuring approx. 18m x 10m. Includes electricity and water supplies.
Steading (140m to north of the farmhouse) – approx. 24m x 18.5m (450sq metres) comprising a traditional stone-built byre with 14 double stalls for tying cows, and two breeze-block cattle courts for housing cattle or general storage.
There is a concrete apron measuring 25m x 10m and an area for storing silage bales. Electricity and water and a feed bruiser.
Land - the land extends to approx. 43.99ha (108acres) comprising three blocks of land which are largely classified as Grade 4/2 by the James Hutton Institute with some Grade 6/3. The land lies between 90m and 130m above sea level and is currently all down to grass with approx. 19.5ha (48 acres) of permanent grassland which has recently been cropped or mown.
There is an internal farm track running northwards providing access for farm vehicles to most of the fields, with a second track giving access across Common Grazings to the land at Arriebeg to the east. The land has been actively farmed, is well fenced and offers a good productive holding for sheep or cattle.
The land is registered with SGRPID and is eligible to receive agricultural support under the BPS and LFASS schemes. Approx. 70 acres is BPS Region 1 and 36 acres is BPS Region 2.
The whole property is subject to crofting tenure being registered with the Crofting Commission as three separate crofts, Ploverhill (C0630), Smerlie (C0720) and Arriebeg (C0350).
From the south follow the A9 north passing through Golspie, Brora, Helmsdale and over the Berriedale Braes. Continue through Latheron to Lybster. When entering Lybster turn left after the hotel and continue up this road until you reach Ploverhill at the end on the right-hand side.