Family farm on the market in sought after Aberdeenshire village

An opportunity to acquire 150 acres of farmland and a farmhouse near the up and coming village of St Fergus on the Aberdeenshire coast has arisen.

South Essie farm near St Fergus in Aberdeenshire is on the market with agents Bell Ingram for offers over £765,000. Available as one or two lots, with the main farm at South Essie commanding offers over £525,000 and a secondary lot, Shielhill, for offers over £240,000.

Agents believe the farm is ideal for a farming family looking for their next venture in a lovely part of the world.

Sellers, the Hope family, describe happy family life on the farm: “Our parents moved to the farm in 1967 and they worked the land until my father died 18 months ago. It was a lovely childhood growing up at South Essie. As children we spent our years helping our father on the farm, it is a playground for children and lots of the children from the village used to come and play on the farm with us.

“St Fergus is really up and coming and over the last few years there has been lots of families move into the area to take advantage of the lovely village life and great primary school. It is the ideal home for those looking for a great family home in a tight knit community.”

The farmland at South Essie extends in total to 37.16 hectares (91.83 acres) of which 36.50 hectares (90.20 acres) is IACS registered and mainly of arable quality.

The farm ranges in altitude from 30 to 40 metres above sea level with a southerly aspect. Slopes are gentle allowing easy field working. The farm has a mains water supply with field troughs around the holding. Fields range in size from 5 ½ to 14 acres and are generally rectangular or regular shapes which allow easy field working.

The second lot at Shielhill extends in total to 23.93 hectares (59.13 acres) of which 23.83 hectares (58.88 acres) is IACS registered and mainly of arable quality. Slopes are gentle allowing easy field working. The land in the arable fields is now combined into two large parcels either side of the public road.

South Essie Farmhouse is a three/four bedroomed detached one and a half storey traditional stone and slate property. The house has been extended and modernised to form a comfortable family home and benefits from oil fired central heating and double glazing.

Adjoining the house to the north is a concrete block walled garage. To the front and rear of the house is a large and well-maintained garden area. To the side of the house is the farm yard and buildings.

For more information or to arrange a viewing contact James Petty on 07974 934301 or email

Article posted on 29/07/2020

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