Wester Olrig Farm For Sale Offers Over £1.5million
6th June 2021
Wester Olrig is a superb, highly productive mixed arable and stock farm extending to approximately 330 acres (134 hectares).
The farm comprises a comfortable single storey farmhouse, 2 semi-detached cottages, an extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings and renewable energy from a wind turbine, solar panels and air source heat pump for the farmhouse.
The farm benefits from having excellent, free-draining fertile soils and predominantly south facing good sized field compartments. Throughout the vendor's three generations of ownership, the farm has always been maintained to a high standard including the management of soil organic matter and PH levels, and application of lime where required, so to continue producing high quality crops.
The land is conveniently laid out in one contiguous block with a centrally located steading. It consists of 26 field compartments. The majority of the land is classified 3(2) by the James Hutton institute, and ranges from approximately 25 metres to 60 metres above sea level. The average annual rainfall for the area is recorded as approximately 34 inches.
The land comprises arable/grass leys, ploughable pasture, rough grazings known as the leans area and amenity woodland.
All the fields on the farm have individual troughs fed from the mains supply and are well fenced suitable for cattle and sheep. Many of the fields have flagstone fencing to provide animal shelter and maintained hedgerows to support natural habitats.
Wester Olrig is farmed in-hand and is registered with SGRPID, with a farm code of 281/0084. In the past the farm has operated as a successful mixed livestock and arable enterprise, supporting over 200 head of cattle with an excellent range of farm buildings providing winter accommodation for livestock and adequate storage for grain and machinery. The farm includes a large 800-tonne silage pit with asphalt floor and underground effluent tank.
More recently the farm has focussed on production of malting barley and gluten free milling oats and has consistently produced excellent yields.
All grain is stored and dried on the farm. Straw is generally sold off field, though adequate storage is available for both grain and straw bales if required. A number of arable fields have been sown in grass and generate additional income for the farm through winter and summer grazing lets, and hay and silage lets.
Entitlements to the Basic Payment Scheme are included in the sale, all classed as Payment Region 1.
The farm has unique environmental scheme opportunities with the majority of the land gently sloping down towards the Loch of Durran SSSI leans area, which has environmental beauty and is important for its grassland habitat, and support of large populations of wading birds and winter migratory birds.
This property has 330 acres of land.
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