Property consultancy Galbraith has introduced a block of Grade 3.1 arable land dedicated to regenerative agriculture in Howe of the Mearns valley, Aberdeenshire to the market.

The Moss-side of Esslie farmland extends to roughly 269.86ac (109.21ha) of predominantly Grade 3.1 arable land.

The location provides areas of extra productive Grade 2 land on the east aspect, with areas of Grade 5.3 on the perimeter of the Esslie Moss to the north.

Galbraith mentioned the land at Moss-side of Esslie sits on the fertile valley ground of the Howe of the Mearns which is “identified for its productive agricultural land”.

The land is on the market by means of Galbraith for provides over £2,250,000, with Iain Paterson of Galbraith saying that it’s a “uncommon alternative” for the customer, because the land has been farmed beneath a regenerative farm coverage for over a decade.

“The land is in good coronary heart and might be wealthy in natural matter. No potatoes have been grown on the land in over 12 years,” Paterson mentioned.

“There may be good entry to all of the fields through a community of well-maintained farm tracks and a number of other of the fields are bordered with hedgerows, offering linked habitats for wildlife. This sale represents an ideal funding alternative or as a helpful bolt-on to an present holding.”

Howe of the Mearns

Galbraith mentioned Howe of the Mearns is famend for its extremely productive agricultural soils with delicate fruit, potatoes and greens all generally that includes in crop rotations.

The seller is an energetic member of the ‘Soil Regenerative Agriculture Group’ as a part of the broader Farming for a Higher Local weather group.

On account of this cautious land administration, Galbraith has mentioned that the land at Moss-side of Esslie might be of a superb customary and wealthy with natural matter.

Moreover, it mentioned, the land is freed from pests akin to Potato Cyst Nematode (PCN) and Clubroot. Soil sampling outcomes can be found from the promoting brokers.

The farm has an intensive community of inside tracks which have been effectively maintained and supply entry to all the fields.

The unit is ring fenced and a variety of the sector boundaries kind prolonged hedgerows which offer a habitat for native wildlife “complementing the regenerative agriculture practices which have been adopted”, Galbraith mentioned.

The land consists of Balrownie Brown Earth soils and Mineral Alluvial Soils and, citing the James Hutton Institute, Galbraith mentioned the land might be able to supporting a variety of crops because of the high quality of soil and drainage in place.