A compact block of prime arable land divided into 11 main parcels. The land, which has been run as a mixed arable unit is in exceptional heart throughout and has been subject to a programme of rotational dung and lime applications. The fields are generally of a good size and shape and allow access for a full range of modern farm machinery.
LOT 1 - 93.35 ha (230.66 acres)
Johnston Mains Farmhouse, Grain Dryer and Buildings
Traditional dressed sandstone farmhouse in excellent order throughout which would be well suited for family use. The property sits in a well-tended garden with large garage and provides flexible family accommodation over 2 floors;
Farmhouse kitchen with seating area and wood burner, sitting room, dining room, 4 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, sun room and utility room.
Mains electricity, private water supply with drainage to a septic tank. The property is double glazed throughout and benefits from oil-fired central heating.
Johnston Mains Farmhouse is in Council Tax Band E
EPC rating of F
A full range of modern and traditional farm buildings in good order throughout and suitable for a variety of uses.
Johnston Mains Land - 125.12 ha (309.17 acres)
The land to the south of Lot 1 forms an additional block of livestock grazing land divided into 8 main parcels with additional areas of woodland and forestry. The land, which has been run alongside the arable land to the north is in exceptional heart throughout and has been re-seeded as required. A huge investment has been made with a number of new fences being present while the majority of the hill land is surrounded by electric fencing. The fields are well drained and large enough to run high numbers of livestock comfortably on a rotational basis.
The land sits at a height of approximately 140-277 metres above average sea level.
The land is predominantly Class 3:2, with the top of the hill being Classes 4 & 5 as per the James Hutton Institute Land Capability for Agriculture Land Classification and is generally capable of producing high yields of grass with occasional forage crops.
The sporting rights are in hand but other than vermin control, no shooting currently takes place on the farm. There is however, huge potential to establish an in-hand shoot by utilising the varied topography and range of mixed woodlands on the property, particularly if purchased as a whole.
Johnston Mains lies in the heart of the Howe of the Mearns, directly to the south east of Laurencekirk in a renowned farming area of Kincardineshire.