Unique barn conversion in a stunning Perthshire position

Rural Estate Agents, Bell Ingram is delighted to bring Balarchibald Steading to the market for offers over £650,000.

This substantial barn steading extends to approximately 0.54 acres and sits elevated above the River Tay near Pitlochry in rural Perthshire with panoramic south facing views across the river to the hills and forest beyond.

The countryside surrounding Ballechin has some of the most famous beauty spots in Scotland including Glen Lyon, The Falls of Dochart, Kenmore on Loch Tay, The Queen’s View at Loch Tummel, the Pass of Killiecrankie, Schiehallion and Ben Lawers. Ben-Y-Vrackie and Schiehallion are amongst several nearby hills popular with hill walkers. The River Tay is well known amongst salmon fishermen and there is trout fishing in local lochs. Stalking and pheasant or grouse shooting are available on nearby estates.

Balarchibald Steading dates from the 1800s and is a traditional barn which was totally renovated and extended in 2003. The property retains many typical vernacular features. It is partly of traditional stone construction with stone clad walls to the extension and has double glazed timber windows and a pitched slated roof.

Internally there are modern comforts for everyday living with good quality fixtures and fittings and a bespoke hand-crafted kitchen including a four oven Aga which was installed in 2021. 

A rural location and lifestyle are complimented by the fast fibre broadband connection making it easily possible to work from a home office. In addition, the garage has a large games room or studio about which is fully plasterboard lined and decorated.

Commenting on the property, Estate Agent, Carl Warden says: “This part of rural Perthshire is much sought after and the location of Balarchibald takes full advantage of a stunning location overlooking the river Tay. The large, hand-crafted kitchen is the heart of this home and is complimented by many features expected in a property of this period”. 

For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Carl Warden on 01738 621121 or email carl.warden@bellingram.co.uk 

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Carl Warden

Carl Warden

Partner
Estate Agency
Tel: 01738 621 121

About: Carl heads up the Residential Estate Agency division for the company and has a proven track record within the Scottish property sector. He has been marketing property in the Perth and Kinross area for over 35 years and has vast and detailed practical experience and knowledge of selling prime residential property: from period homes to contemporary developments. Carl is well known in the local area, having developed excellent relationships with buyers and sellers. His wider role involves looking after and supporting our Agency teams and colleagues in Oban, Beauly, Ayr and Forfar. Interests: Estate Agency, Market Valuation, Negotiation.

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    Three coastal properties for sale in prestigious island locations

    Three stunning costal properties in the Inner Hebrides have entered the market at under £600,000.

    Located on the ever-popular islands of Tiree, Islay and Mull respectively, Hynish House, Beth Shean and Redburn all benefit from wonderful waterfront locations and are ideally suited to lovers of the great outdoors.

    Andrew Fuller from Bell Ingram’s Oban Office says: “These three very special properties offer exciting opportunities for buyers looking for family homes and lifestyle opportunities on the islands.

    “All three are close to local amenities while being surrounded by the stunning landscape and outdoor opportunities which make Scotland’s islands so attractive to those seeking a quieter and more serene lifestyle.”

    On the market at o/o £575,000, Hynish House is a five-bedroom family home in an elevated location above Hynish Heritage Village in Tiree with far-reaching views across to Mull and Iona.

    The white-washed detached property, set over two levels, features lovely reception rooms with period features, a large kitchen, utility room, family bathroom and five bedrooms on the upper floor. There is also a mature garden with a lovely sitting area at the front of the house to make the most of the spectacular views.

    Perched on the picturesque Oa Peninsula on the Isle of Islay, Beth Shean is an ideal family home with holiday let potential.

    For sale at o/o £395,000, this architect-designed property has a combined lounge/dining room, kitchen, utility room and an accessible bedroom on the ground floor, with two further bedrooms, dressing room and stylish shower room on the first floor. There is also an attached conservatory which makes the most of the far-reaching views.

    Set in the sleepy community of Lochdon on the Isle of Mull, Redburn is an extensive croft house offering buyers an opportunity to acquire a traditional four-bedroom property benefitting from a tranquil waterfront location.

    On the market at o/o £375,000, this wonderful family home is currently operating as a bed and breakfast. The accommodation is set over two floors, with a dining, lounge, kitchen, utility and two bedrooms on the ground floor and two en-suite bedrooms on the first floor.

    To the left of the house, a separate area of the garden has been granted planning permission for the erection of a 1 ½ story property, offering scope for those looking to develop a holiday let business.

    For more information about any of these properties or to request a viewing, please contact Andrew Fuller on 01631 567 791 or email andrew.fuller@bellingram.co.uk

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    Andrew Fuller

    Senior Associate
    Estate Agency
    Tel: 01631 566 122

    About: Andrew heads up the Estate Agency team in our Oban office and is focused on ensuring his clients have a first-class experience when they list their property with Bell Ingram. A resident of the Isle of Mull, Andrew is very well known across the West Coast of Scotland and has developed an excellent reputation for marketing prime residential property, including plots, crofts, island homes and lifestyle opportunities. Andrew joined Bell Ingram following almost 15 years managing several high-level private and commercial development projects in the United Arab Emirates. Interests: Residential Estate Agency, Rural Property Sales.

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      Bell Ingram strengthens its rural land management team with three new appointments in Perth

      Leading land and property specialist Bell Ingram has strengthened its Rural Land Management team with three new appointments in Perth.

      New recruits Douglas Ogilvie, Isla Shaw and Niall Blair will be based at the company’s Perth HQ but will work with clients across Scotland.

      Douglas Ogilvie, from Milnathort, joins the business as a Farm Management Consultant further broadening Bell Ingram’s strength and expertise in the wider farming industry. He will specialise in farm management, contract farming agreements, Single Farm Payments and other grant schemes.

      Douglas has over 36 years’ experience in farm management having worked in this role for Andersons, Smiths Gore, Savills and the SAC.

      Isla Shaw, from Saline, Fife, joins the business at Senior Associate level and arrives from Galbraith where she spent six years carrying out Sales, Valuations and Lettings. At Bell Ingram, Isla will advise on all aspects of estate and farm management and undertake a range of rural valuations.

      Isla’s background is in livestock farming, having been brought up on the family beef and sheep farm in Fife. She is a graduate of SRUC in Edinburgh and is a RICS Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer.

      Niall Blair joins the Rural team as a RICS Surveyor with 20 years’ experience in land management. Having trained initially as an agricultural advisor/land agent in the Scottish borders, Niall went onto work for Tarmac Ltd. where he practiced a mix of mineral, commercial and rural surveying.

      Niall has a wealth of experience in practical farm management and currently runs his own upland farming business in the Angus Glens.

      Mark Mitchell, Managing Partner at Bell Ingram, said: We are delighted to welcome Douglas, Isla and Niall on board. This substantial expansion of our Rural Land Management team in Perth is in response to increasing demand for our specialised services to longstanding and new clients.”

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      Mark Mitchell

      Managing Partner, FRICS
      Rural Land Management
      Tel: 01738 646 584

      About: Mark is responsible for the strategic direction and overall performance of the firm. He specialises in all aspects of Estate and Facilities Management for private, corporate and public sector clients. He is experienced in the acquisition, disposal and management of estates and farms, rental negotiation and management of residential property. Interests: Estate Agency, Private Estate Management, Rural Land Management, FRICS Registered Valuer.

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        Substantial home with views over the Firth of Forth estuary

        A detached family home in an elevated position overlooking Ravenscraig Park, with far reaching views over the Firth of Forth with over 400 m2 spread over four floors has come to market.

        New to the market with Scottish estate agents Bell Ingram is Park View House for offers over £600,000.

        Built about 1970, Park View House was substantially extended and upgraded in 2010 and now has plentiful accommodation, offering a great amount of flexibility for a growing family. 

        There are a number of areas in the house that take advantage of its stunning location views over Ravenscraig Park and the Firth of Forth. These include a seating balcony accessed from the dining area, and the complete top floor which serves as a public room with glazed doors opening to a balcony with a glazed balustrade. There are great entertaining spaces both internally, with a games room and a bar on the lower floor, and externally with a covered area which also has a wood burning stove.

        It has very high-quality fixtures and fittings including oak flooring, doors, skirtings and facings throughout. The welcoming reception hall has an oak floor with additional feature detailing, and two oak staircases to the upper and lower levels. The kitchen, in open plan with the dining/living area, has a mix of black and white gloss and glazed base and wall units with white Corian work surfaces.

        In addition to the six bedrooms, the master en suite bedroom has an adjacent well fitted dressing room. 

        The grounds extend to about 0.2 acres. The north facing garden is laid to lawn and the south is a terraced garden. The front driveway has ample parking for three vehicles and leads to a garage with a workshop and store on the floor below.

        Commenting on the property, Estate Agent, Carl Warden says: “The wonderful location of Park View House combined with the wealth of accommodation and the quality of the fixtures and fittings makes this a must-see property. It offers so much flexibility for a growing family”.

        For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Carl Warden on 01738 621121 or email carl.warden@bellingram.co.uk 

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        Carl Warden

        Carl Warden

        Partner
        Estate Agency
        Tel: 01738 621 121

        About: Carl heads up the Residential Estate Agency division for the company and has a proven track record within the Scottish property sector. He has been marketing property in the Perth and Kinross area for over 35 years and has vast and detailed practical experience and knowledge of selling prime residential property: from period homes to contemporary developments. Carl is well known in the local area, having developed excellent relationships with buyers and sellers. His wider role involves looking after and supporting our Agency teams and colleagues in Oban, Beauly, Ayr and Forfar. Interests: Estate Agency, Market Valuation, Negotiation.

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          Waterside home for sale in idyllic Ross-shire village

          An immaculate three-bedroom cottage with shore access and set in the idyllic, waterside location of Rockfield near Portmohomack has come to market.

          Bell Ingram is delighted to bring the delightfully named Seashells to the market for Offers over £265,000.

          Seashells offers a rarely available opportunity to acquire a delightful, south facing, cottage which enjoys far reaching sea views. The cottage has been sympathetically extended to the rear to offer excellent living space.

          Seashells is situated in the quiet seaboard hamlet of Rockfield, close to Portmohomack in Ross-shire. Rockfield is a peaceful location which has no through road and so traffic is limited. The hamlet is on the side of the Cromarty Firth and has a small harbour. The village of Portmohomack is only 1.5 miles away and has shops, a primary school, a hotel and two restaurants.

          The land to the front property is laid to lawn and runs down to the seashore. 

          A path runs down the side of the property to the rear garden which is accessed by steps to a tiered lawn area with a path which meanders through areas planted with mature trees, bushes and fruit trees. There is also a small patio, and the rear garden is bounded by stock and wooden fencing.

          There is one public room and three bedrooms, one which is on the ground floor. The kitchen has a good range of base and wall units and there are a number of integrated appliances which are included in the sale. Windows on the side and the back offer plenty of natural light and there is a large picture window with views over the garden.

          Seashells has mains water and electricity, oil fired central heating and drainage is to a septic tank.

          Commenting on the property, Estate Agent, Joanne Stennett says: “This immaculate cottage is in a beautiful setting and its direct access to the shoreline makes it a very attractive property either as a family home or an idyllic holiday retreat”.

          For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Joanne Stennett on 01463 717799 or email joanne.stennett@bellingram.co.uk 

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          Joanne Stennett

          Associate
          Estate Agency
          Tel: 01463 717 799

          About: Joanne heads up the Estate Agency team in our Beauly office and is focused on ensuring her clients have a positive experience when they list their property with Bell Ingram. From country houses to farms and estates, she has been marketing prime residential property in the Highlands and Islands for over 17 years. Joanne is well known in the local area, having developed excellent relationships with buyers and sellers. Interests: Residential Estate Agency, Rural Property Sales.

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            Farm Machinery Dispersal Sale

            SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2023 AT 11AM

            AT CLAXTON FARM, HARTLEPOOL, TS22 5PT

            On behalf of R D Dryden (retiring)

            To include: New Holland TX36 20’ cut combine K Reg, 4,040 hrs, self-levelling shoe, chopper & trolley; Clayton Bugge 24m Sprayer c/w Chafer tank; Maschio Power Harrow/Accord drill combination; 2 x Dowdeswell 5F Ploughs; Vaderstad Rapid 30 S mounted drill; Parmiter 12’6” Discs; Howard 100” Rotaspike; Lely 3 ½ m P. Harrow; Kuhn 4m & 3 ½ m P. Harrows; Twin leg sub soiler; Blench Packer; Simba 4m trailed press; Edlington 6m Rollers; N-H 286 Baler; Ritchie 56 Bale Carrier; Browns Flat 8 Sledge; 5 Round Bale Carrier; 14T Trailer; JCB 3C.

            Included by permission: Ford Ranger 19 Reg c. 26,000 miles 3.2 6 speed manual, tow bar.

            On behalf of Mrs M J Dryden: Deutz DX 450 4wd c/w Alo loader; John Deere 2650 2wd; MAN 8-163 7 ½ t Truck (no test); N-H 1530 12’ cut combine; Petbow FC48 60Kva generator; Kuhn 3m P. Harrow/Accord drill combi; J-D 359 small baler; J-D 550 R Baler; Dowdeswell 4+1 Rev Plough; Ransomes 4F Plough; 2 Sets Cambridge Rolls; Small trailed sprayer; 2 Sets Discs; P-Z Haybob; 56 Bale Carrier; Bale squeezer; Parmiter Post Knocker; Slurry Tanker; Drainage pipes; Various Dual Wheels; Rice Trailer; Manitou (scrap).

            Produce: 75 R Bales Haylage. No small tools. Refreshments available.

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            Derek Tyson

            Derek Tyson

            Partner, MRICS FAAV
            Utilities & Renewables
            Tel: 01845 522 095

            About: With over 40 years’ experience in rural land agency, Derek has responsibility for the Thirsk office providing valuation sale and management advice for our ever expanding private client base and our existing portfolio of pipeline and utility clients. Interests: Pipelines & Utilities, Rural Land Management, Valuations, Estate Agency

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              Oban Estate Agent answers the Coastguard call

              Bell Ingram is proud to support the local communities where we live and work, and our colleagues take this commitment extremely seriously.

              None more so than Senior Associate Estate Agent Andrew Fuller from our Oban office, who has joined HM Coastguard as a volunteer coastguard after completing weeks of intensive training.

              He is now part of the team on Mull which helps people who run into difficulty along the coastline as well as assisting with other land-based emergencies.

              Andrew, who lives on Mull, says: “Ironically my first call-out didn’t involve a sea rescue. My team attended an incident at Ben More after reports of torches seen on the summit around midnight. It turned out to be a group of lads who decided to climb up to get a view of the aurora borealis. No injuries and they got down safe and sound without our help!”

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              Andrew Fuller

              Andrew Fuller

              Senior Associate
              Estate Agency
              Tel: 01631 566 122

              About: Andrew heads up the Estate Agency team in our Oban office and is focused on ensuring his clients have a first-class experience when they list their property with Bell Ingram. A resident of the Isle of Mull, Andrew is very well known across the West Coast of Scotland and has developed an excellent reputation for marketing prime residential property, including plots, crofts, island homes and lifestyle opportunities. Andrew joined Bell Ingram following almost 15 years managing several high-level private and commercial development projects in the United Arab Emirates. Interests: Residential Estate Agency, Rural Property Sales.

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                B-Listed Former Highland Manse Comes to Market

                A beautifully presented B-listed former manse dating from 1846 situated close to the popular Highland village of Kiltarlity has come to market.

                The property is being marketed by rural Estate Agents, Bell Ingram for offers over £450,000.

                The Old Manse is a charming five-bedroom family home, which has been modernised to a high standard. Its spacious rooms with high ceilings and original features add to its charm.

                It has been tastefully decorated throughout. The sash and case windows have working shutters and there is oil-fired central heating.

                There are three public rooms and a bedroom on the ground floor. The large kitchen, to the rear, has an electric four-oven Aga and plenty of space for a dining table and chairs. With windows on three sides and a vaulted ceiling, this room is flooded with natural light. An external door opens out to a circular paved patio. The upper floor has a further four spacious bedrooms (two sharing an en suite shower room) and a family bathroom. The detached single garage has a large store at the rear and there is parking for several vehicles.

                The Old Manse sits in peaceful grounds bounded by mature trees and shrubs.

                Located 12 miles from Inverness, near the town of Beauly the manse offers rural Highland living with close proximity to all amenities in the city.

                Commenting on the property, Estate Agent, Joanne Stennett says: “This is beautiful family home.  It retains the typical features expected of a house of this period yet is perfect for modern day living”.

                For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Joanne Stennett on 01463 717799 or email joanne.stennett@bellingram.co.uk 

                 

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                Joanne Stennett

                Joanne Stennett

                Associate
                Estate Agency
                Tel: 01463 717 799

                About: Joanne heads up the Estate Agency team in our Beauly office and is focused on ensuring her clients have a positive experience when they list their property with Bell Ingram. From country houses to farms and estates, she has been marketing prime residential property in the Highlands and Islands for over 17 years. Joanne is well known in the local area, having developed excellent relationships with buyers and sellers. Interests: Residential Estate Agency, Rural Property Sales.

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                  Beautiful converted steading comes to market near Kinross

                  A substantial converted country steading with stunning feature roundel room has come to market near Kinross.

                  Bell Ingram is delighted to bring Horsemill House, Dalqueich, Kinross to the market at offers over £675,000.

                  With an internal floor area of 286 m2 and in mature grounds of about 0.67 acres, Horsemill House is a substantial detached property in a peaceful yet accessible location close to Kinross.

                  Dating originally from the mid-1700s, it was beautifully converted in 1991. Horsemill House, as its name suggests, includes the original hexagonal horse mill roundel room which is the outstanding feature of the property. Of stone construction with slates on the main part of the house and tiles on the roundel, there are a number of typical retained features including a number of original window openings.

                  The accommodation is spread over two floors with options to use some of the ground floor rooms as either an accessible bedroom or a home office. There are a further three public rooms. The kitchen is well fitted with base and wall units and also features an LPG fired Aga with two ovens and two hotplates. The upper floor has four bedrooms, one of which is en suite.

                  The fixtures and fittings are to a very high standard with many of the ground floor rooms having solid oak floors. 

                  Externally there is a double garage and workshop and the gravel courtyard can easily accommodate several vehicles. The garden areas are well-tended and there are a number of seating patios and decking to take advantage of the surroundings.

                  Commenting on the property, Estate Agent, Carl Warden says: “It is not often a property like Horsemill House comes to the market. It has the history of bygone times yet the modern fixtures and fittings make this a comfortable and welcoming home – perfect for entertaining”.

                  For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Carl Warden on 01738 621121 or email carl.warden@bellingram.co.uk 

                   

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                  Carl Warden

                  Carl Warden

                  Partner
                  Estate Agency
                  Tel: 01738 621 121

                  About: Carl heads up the Residential Estate Agency division for the company and has a proven track record within the Scottish property sector. He has been marketing property in the Perth and Kinross area for over 35 years and has vast and detailed practical experience and knowledge of selling prime residential property: from period homes to contemporary developments. Carl is well known in the local area, having developed excellent relationships with buyers and sellers. His wider role involves looking after and supporting our Agency teams and colleagues in Oban, Beauly, Ayr and Forfar. Interests: Estate Agency, Market Valuation, Negotiation.

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                    Beautifully renovated former croft house with outstanding mountain views

                    Nestled in the dramatic landscape of Elphin in the Scottish Highlands, former croft house Cuil Breac, is a mountain lover’s dream home.

                    Packed with character, this cottage includes a recently completed extension which has created a wonderful living space where one can sit back and enjoy the views of the surrounding mountains and lochs.

                    Cuil Breac would make an ideal home for outdoor enthusiasts with surrounding mountains (Corbetts and Grahams) include Ben Mor Coigach, Cul Beag, Cul Mor, Canisp and Suilven, right on its doorstep.

                    The mountains are a constant feature at Cuil Breac, including the garden’s outdoor seating area which takes in spectacular views. The enclosed garden is surrounded by mature trees and is mainly laid to lawn with pretty features.

                    The recently added extension accommodates the sitting room on the ground floor.  This room is flooded with natural light, having large windows on two sides to take full advantage of the view. There is a log burner which also makes this a lovely cosy room in the winter. The three bedrooms are on the upper floor. 

                    Cuil Breac is being marketed by Bell Ingram for offers over £300,000. Commenting on the property, Estate Agent, Joanne Stennett says: “This beautiful former croft house is in a peaceful and tranquil location making it the perfect property either as a permanent home or a holiday cottage”.

                    For more information, or to arrange a viewing contact Joanne Stennett on 01463 717799  or email joanne.stennett@bellingram.co.uk 

                     

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                    Joanne Stennett

                    Joanne Stennett

                    Associate
                    Estate Agency
                    Tel: 01463 717 799

                    About: Joanne heads up the Estate Agency team in our Beauly office and is focused on ensuring her clients have a positive experience when they list their property with Bell Ingram. From country houses to farms and estates, she has been marketing prime residential property in the Highlands and Islands for over 17 years. Joanne is well known in the local area, having developed excellent relationships with buyers and sellers. Interests: Residential Estate Agency, Rural Property Sales.

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                      Still opportunities to be had in competitive land market

                      There is no shortage of deals to be done in the current farmland market according to rural property experts, Bell Ingram.

                      In recent times, we have seen land values remaining strong with many of Bell Ingram’s latest sales achieving offers over the asking price, with great demand for arable and mixed units, be it equipped or bare land.

                      However, with an increasing number of farm businesses look to expand, the number of buyers looking for land continues to outweigh the supply of land coming to the market.

                      Bell Ingram is urging those thinking about selling their farm or portioning off land for sale to seek advice on the sales process at the earliest opportunity, especially with this year’s harvest around the corner.

                      Commenting on the market, Chartered Rural Surveyor, John Kennedy says: “With uncertainty surrounding support schemes, increasing red tape and rising input costs, selling off land may be an attractive proposition for your business. Bell Ingram’s farm sales team can talk you through the sales process for both on market and off market deals.

                      “It is important to seek advice from our sales team at the earliest opportunity to discuss your circumstances and talk you through the best options. Many farmers hold off making preparations for sale until it becomes time critical and the window for photography and launching at a peak marketing point is missed. The earlier you make your enquiry allows for thorough planning and for every option to be explored, ensuring the best outcome for your business.

                      “It may also be the case that we have a suitable buyer ready to go as we currently have a number of clients on the books looking for suitable land ranging from 20 acres to large scale operations.”

                      If you are thinking of placing land or your whole farm on the market, John Kennedy will be pleased to have a confidential, no obligation discussion of   your requirements. Email john.kennedy@bellingram.co.uk or call 01307 462516.

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                      John Kennedy

                      John Kennedy

                      Surveyor, MRICS
                      Rural Land Management
                      Tel: 01307 462 516

                      About: John is a RICS Chartered Surveyor working across Perthshire and Angus advising on all aspects of rural estate and farm management. John joined Bell Ingram in 2021 and is a graduate of SRUC in Edinburgh with an Honours Degree in Agriculture followed by a Masters in Land Economy at the University of Aberdeen. Interests: Rural Land Management, MRICS Registered Valuer.

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                        Race is on to find sites suitable for battery storage but farmers urged not to be blindsided by developers

                        Renewables experts at Bell Ingram are urging farmers to think carefully about the potential impact on their business before agreeing to leasing land for renewables projects.

                        As the UK works towards its target to operate a zero-carbon electricity system by 2035, the race is on to find sites available for large scale battery storage, solar, hydrogen and wind projects.

                        With such high demand, farmers are being approached up and down the country by developers offering the incentive of a substantial additional income to lease their land.

                        For many the approach is an attractive proposition. However, Rhona Booth, Land Agent and Senior Associate at Bell Ingram believes farmers must think about the implications on their businesses before signing on the dotted line.

                        Rhona says: “The UK is completely transforming the way in which we distribute energy and this will have a huge knock on effect for landowners and occupiers across the country. As a result, we are experiencing an increase in enquiries from farmers and clients who have been approached by developers looking for land for new renewables projects, in particular solar and battery storage.

                        “While there are certainly good deals to be done, especially for those looking for a solid retiral or succession plan, there is a long list of things to take into account when considering if this is the right move for your farming business.

                        “Infrastructure projects such as these require land, not just for the footprint of the site, but for access, construction compounds and habitat management plans, which is a much bigger commitment than most realise. One must also consider the logistics of getting the land back at the end of the lease and the reinstatement of working crops.

                        “Therefore, farmers must weigh up the effects on their current business and future plans as well as the potential for depreciation on home value and assets against the likely financial gain.”

                        For more information on leasing land for renewables projects, or if you have been contacted by a developers about leasing land and want to make sure you are getting a fair deal, contact Rhona Booth on 01738 621121 or email rhona.booth@bellingram.co.uk

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                        Rhona Booth

                        Rhona Booth

                        Senior Associate, MRICS
                        Rural Land Management
                        Tel: 01738 621 121

                        About: Rhona is a highly experienced RICS Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer working across Perthshire and Angus advising on all aspects of estate and farm management, including landlord and tenant negotiations, telecommunication mast agreements, utility project and CPO compensation claims. In addition, Rhona can undertake a range of rural valuations for a variety of purposes as a Registered Valuer. Rhona joined Bell In gram in 2020 and has over 20 years’ experience in the sector. Interests: Rural Land Management, Valuations, Utilities, Renewable Energy, Agricultural Tenancy Advisor, MRICS Registered Valuer.

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