300ac mixed farming unit comes with traditional and modern agricultural buildings

New to the market is Clatto Barns, a productive farm in Fife offering over 300ac of good-quality farmland.

Alongside this, there is a three-bedroom cottage, a range of traditional and modern agricultural buildings with potential for the redevelopment of a former farmhouse, subject to planning consents.

Clatto Barns is situated in a private and secluded position about three miles to the north of the settlement of Kennoway within rural Fife and some eight miles to the south of Cupar.

The farm is situated in an area of open countryside but is very accessible, benefiting from excellent access onto a network of A-class roads which connect with the A92 and M90 to the west.

Traditionally, this area of Fife is known for its fertile land capable of producing high yields of an extensive range of crops and is well suited to the rearing of livestock.

The surrounding area is well supplied with agricultural merchants and machinery dealers, and there is an excellent livestock market at Stirling Agricultural Centre which is just over an hour’s drive from the holding.

Mixed farming unit

Alistair Christie, who is handling the sale of the property on behalf of Galbraith, said:

“This is an excellent mixed farming unit with the farm supporting beef cattle, sheep and spring cropping at present. The land, which extends to about 126.52ha (312.63ac), has been classified as Grade 3.2 by the James Hutton Institute.”

The farm benefits from a good level of access to the fields via a network of farm tracks which lead throughout the property.

Continuing, Alistair said: “The fields are of a generous size, can easily accommodate modern machinery and are readily accessible from a network of internal farm tracks.

“The land is well suited to out-wintering cattle and the holding is surrounded by several blocks of woodland, providing amenity and shelter for livestock.”

The farm is centred on an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings well suited to the housing of livestock and general storage purposes.

They comprise:

  • A store shed (15.65m X 6.75m) of steel portal frame construction under a pitched box profile roof with brick walls and a concrete floor;
  • A Nissen Hut (28.00m X 8.20m) made of a steel portal frame structure under a curved corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor;
  • A general purpose shed (28.80m X 12.30m) of brick construction under a corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor;
  • A cattle court (27.14m X 19.74m) of steel portal frame construction under a pitched corrugated roof with concrete floor and brick walls;
  • A straw shed (19.74m X 9.82m) of steel portal frame construction under a pitched corrugated roof with brick walls and a concrete floor;
  • A cattle shed (36.40m X 21.00m) of concrete frame construction under a pitched corrugated roof with brick walls, Ventair side cladding, and concrete floor. There is a central feed passage.

Clatto Barns Cottage

Situated a short distance to the south of the farm steading, Clatto Barns Cottage is an attractive single-storey cottage. It has a private garden and offers an attractive outlook over the surrounding farmland and beyond over the Firth of Forth.

It is of a rendered stone construction set under a pitched tile roof.

Located in the centre of the farm steading is a former farmhouse which is of traditional stone construction set under a slate roof.

The building is currently in a ruinous state but may present future development potential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.

Further information

Clatto Barns Farm is for sale through Galbraith for offers over £1,500,000.

Speaking on the viability of the farm, Alistair said: “The sale offers an opportunity for the new owner to continue the established farming business and further improve the value of the asset by renovating the former farmhouse which is currently in a ruinous state.

“We expect a good level of interest from a range of potential purchasers,” concluded Alistair.

Further information can be found online.