Extending to approximately 163 acres, Balnacraig Farm offers a family sized house, productive farmland, and excellent amenities including equestrian facilities, low ground shooting and stalking, and salmon and trout fishing on the River Lyon.
The traditional farmhouse and farm steading occupy an attractive elevated position, with fine views across Glen Lyon, and a site with planning permission for three potential staff houses is situated to the south east of the farmhouse.
Farmhouse (5 - 6 bedrooms)
Traditional farm buildings
Purpose built stabling and manège
83 acres arable land
50 acres grazing
Constructed around the early 1900s, Balnacraig Farmhouse enjoys an elevated position with a south facing aspect out towards open countryside. The accommodation comprises three generous public rooms with either open fires or log burning stoves, a kitchen fitted with oak base and wall mounted units and an Aga, a boot room, a study and a large south facing conservatory to the front which provides family living and entertaining space.
There is an inner hall with WC, bathroom, and a ground floor bedroom. A staircase gives access to two double bedrooms, and a further staircase leads to three double bedrooms and a family bathroom. For more details of the accommodation, please refer to the floor plan.
The farmhouse has oil-fired central heating and extensive replacement double glazing.
The attractive U-shaped stone and slate steading extends to approximately 7590 sq ft in total and has been maintained to a high standard. The steading is located adjacent to the farmhouse and currently includes a hay loft, machinery stores, workshops and traditional stables. There is also a first floor room with a gardener's WC and wash basin. Please refer to the floor plan for a more detailed layout.
The steading provides considerable opportunities for conversion into further residential units or for the creation of further stabling, office or studio space.
Set apart from the traditional steading is a modern steel framed shed measuring approximately 80ft x 40ft. This purpose built shed contains stabling for seven horses, a secure tack room and direct access to the manège and horse walker.
A second shed of similar size and construction is located to the east and out of sight of the farmhouse. It currently provides general purpose storage for farm implements and machinery. Planning consent for the construction of three employees' houses has been granted adjacent to this building.
Balnacraig Farm includes land to both the north and south of the minor public road and extends to 172 acres in total, of which 90 acres are arable or silage ground. The remainder is made up of 52 acres permanent pasture, rough grazing, and 30 acres of woodlands.
Following the retirement of the owner, the land has been let to a neighbouring farmer on a seasonal basis, but used to carry approximately 300 ewes and 90 cows with all feeding and fodder grown in hand. The farm has benefitted from a continuing program of drainage, fencing and re-seeding, which has led to an improvement in the productive capability of the land. The best land is located on the low ground either side of the public road, from which the majority of the fields are accessed. All of the fields are fenced for sheep and have water available for livestock.
Balnacraig offers opportunities for low ground game shooting, deer stalking, and salmon and trout fishing. Although no formal shoot has been operated in recent years, the current owners have been able to enjoy four to five semi-driven and rough days each year, with typical bags of 40 to 50 birds per day. The wooded hills and upland pastures also provide deer stalking opportunities for red and roe deer.
There are 790m of single bank fishing on the River Lyon. The current owners have not retained any fishing records, but the River Lyon forms part of the larger Tay catchment, and fishing beats both up and downstream of Balnacraig continue to enjoy successful fishing, with the prime times being in the spring and towards the end of the season in the autumn.
Strictly by appointment with Savills Perth office - 01738 477525.
Entry and Possession
Entry by arrangement.
Offers in Scottish Legal Form are to be submitted to the selling agents. A closing date for offers may be fixed, and prospective purchasers are advised to register their interest with the selling agents following inspection.
Savills Private Finance
Savills Private Finance (SPF) is unique in having a specialist agricultural mortgage division. With a network of relationships with specialist lenders and big banks, SPF can negotiate exclusive rates and deals for agricultural mortgages. We can also structure the financing to meet your specific requirements, whether you are purchasing an equestrian business, estate or smallholding. For more details please contact Matt Ducker on +44 (0) 7812965450.
Local Planning Department
Perth and Kinross Council, Planning, Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD. Tel: 01738 475000. www.pkc.gov.uk
Fixtures and Fittings
All fitted carpets, curtains and white goods are included in the sale.
Servitude rights, burdens and wayleaves
1. The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all servitude rights, burdens, reservations and wayleaves, including rights of access and rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cable, drains and water, gas and other pipes, whether contained in the Title Deeds or informally constituted and whether referred to in the General Remarks and Stipulations or not. The property is also sold subject to the rights of access under the Land reform (Scotland) Act 2003. The Purchaser(s) will be held to have satisfied himself as to the nature of all such servitude rights and others.
2. In the event of a sale in lots, appropriate rights will be reserved or granted.
The farm code for Balnacraig is 679/0001.
Single Farm Payment (SFP)
No SFP entitlement is included in the sale, but entitlements may be available to purchase separately.
Less Favoured Area Support Scheme (LFASS)
The property lies wholly within a Less Favoured Area. Payments under the scheme are dictated by stocking density, together with enterprise type.
The sporting rights are all in hand.
In so far as they are owned, the mineral rights are included in the sale.
All standing and fallen timber is included in the sale.