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
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.
No irrigation is possible.
The land lies within the Strathmore & Fife Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.
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.
Insofar as they are owned these are included in the sale.
Access to the land is taken via a shared access track through Johnston Mains Farm. A central hill track allows access to all fields. It should be noted that the Vodafone & EE masts are not owned by the seller and a right of access over the land has been granted in respect thereof.
All of the land is registered under the IACS registration system for Basic Payment purposes.
Basic Payment. The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements are included in the sale.
It is the sellers intention to have all growing crops removed before the entry
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.