Bandominie Farm, Glasgow

Multi-service approach achieves record price for farmer.

The Brief

Located on the edge of the very buoyant Glasgow market, 380-acre Bandominie Farm consisted of a farmhouse with outbuildings, a modern bungalow and a large area of forestry land.

The owner, who had lived there all his life, occupied the modern bungalow with his own family, while his elderly parents remained in the original farmhouse, which was in need of considerable modernisation and renovation.

To achieve the best possible price for our client, we advised that breaking the farm into separate parts would be the most lucrative way forward.

The Process

The first step in this process was to map the property thoroughly and our in-house GIS Mapping Department was tasked with providing three mapped areas of land – 275 acres for forestry planting, 19 acres to go with the old farmhouse and its considerable outbuildings, and a further 2.5 acres of paddock to be sold with the modern bungalow.

Bell Ingram’s Planning Department then made an application to have the Section 75 removed from the farm which allowed us to sell the residential properties separately. 

The two residential properties were listed at £200k for the farmhouse, outbuildings and 19 acres, while the modern bungalow was put to the market at £250k with the paddocks and two small stables. 

The Outcome

The attractive sales price, coupled with the lack of available stock in the Glasgow area, generated just short of 200 enquiries which resulted in 121 viewings being arranged in only six working days. A closing date saw both properties sold to the same buyer, achieving almost 25% above their asking price.

However, it was the Forestry element of the sale which ultimately generated the best outcome. Bell Ingram’s Forestry Department approached their private clients offering the 275 acres for an asking price in the region of £450,000 to £650,000, and our client was rather overwhelmed when a closing date achieved significantly above the asking price!

The clients were delighted to receive a gift from Bell Ingram – a framed aerial photograph of his family home.

Carl Warden

Estate Agency
Tel: 01738 621 121

Moira Webley

Estate Agency
Tel: 01738 621 121

Johanna Wiseman

Sales and Lettings Negotiator
Estate Agency
Tel: 01738 621 121

Article posted on 21/12/2021

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