Fearn, Tain, Ross-Shire, IV20

Fearn, Tain, Ross-Shire, IV20

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Hakkında Fearn, Tain, Ross-Shire, IV20

Farmhouse; terrace cottage; detached cottage; farm buildings; 291 ac arable, 654 ac pasture, 13 ac rough grazing, 136 ac miscellaneous; 1,650m of coastline; rough shooting; roe deer stalking.


Wester Rarichie Farm is an extensive mixed farm which carries a suckler cow herd and flock of breeding ewes, as well as growing a range of
arable crops. It has a traditional farmhouse, two cottages, a steading and modern farm buildings for accommodating cattle.

A particular feature of Wester Rarichie is the combination of land types which include grade 2 arable land, permanent pasture suitable for the
out-wintering of livestock and scrub forming the coastline. The land lies in a contiguous block which is divided by a minor public road. The soil types at Wester Rarichie comprise humus iron podzols and gleys of the Nigg/Preston, Ethie and Cromarty/Kindeace series. The arable land is relatively stone-free and is ploughed to a depth of around 8 - 10 inches. The farm has LFA status.

One of the key attractions of the farm is the spectacular 360-degree outlook from the highest point, in particular overlooking the 1,650 metres
of coastline, which forms the south-eastern boundary of the farm. The views expand to the Dornoch Firth, the Moray Firth and Nigg Bay.

There is rough shooting for mixed game, duck flighting and roe deer stalking.

Farming System
Wester Rarichie is run as a mixed arable and livestock rearing unit and is farmed in conjunction with Shandwick Mains. The arable crops grown
on the farm include oil seed rape, spring barley and winter wheat. A field is usually let annually to a potato grower. The reported average yields on
the farm are as follows:

3.00 tonnes per acre of spring barley.
4.00 tonnes per acre of winter wheat.
1.60 tonnes per acre of winter oil seed rape.

The farm carries a closed, summer-calving herd of 190 Stabiliser X Aberdeen Angus cows. The heifers, second calvers and cows on the farm for their final year are run with Stabiliser and Aberdeen Angus bulls to rear replacement breeding stock. They are over-wintered indoors.
After the second calving, cows run with Charolais bulls and are outwintered. A creep-feed system is operated for the calves, which are sold through the ring at 12 months.

The farm also carries a flock of 700 breeding Blackface ewes which are crossed with Bluefaced Leicester rams. Lambing takes place outdoors
and begins in early April. Ewe lambs are marketed as Highlands and Islands Sheep Health Association (HISHA) accredited lambs and are sold through the ring at a special Highland Mule Sale. Ram lambs go directly to Mey Selections as prime lamb.

The farm is EAE Accredited. It receives an annual payment from the Scottish Beef Calf Scheme.

Wester Rarichie Farm is available for sale in 5 sub-Lots.


Wester Rarichie Farmhouse is of traditional construction beneath a pitched slate roof with a harled and painted white exterior. It occupies
a south-westerly position and has front and rear driveways. The two-storey house is positioned centrally within a mainly lawned garden.

Features of the farmhouse include cornicing, double glazing, hard wood floors, cast iron stair spindles and open fires in the reception rooms.

Situated in front of the farmhouse is a paddock extending to 1.78 acres.

(About 0.12 acre)

This is a detached, single storey cottage situated within the farm steading and accessed off the public road. It is of traditional construction beneath a pitched slate roof with a white painted exterior.

The accommodation comprises a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and two bedrooms.

The south-easterly facing cottage has small areas of garden to the front (enclosed by a stone wall) and rear (enclosed by a timber fence).

A parking area is to the east.

(About 197.88 acres)

The principal range of farm buildings at Wester Rarichie is situated immediately off the private road and to the rear of the farmhouse. They comprise:

Cattle Court (42m x 24m)
In 7 bays of steel portal frame construction with a box profile roof, block walls and concrete floor. There are open sides providing ample ventilation and a raised central feed passage.

Traditional Steading (1,800 sq m)
An extensive traditional steading of stone construction beneath corrugated and slate roofs and comprising:


2 cattle courts.

Feed passage.

2 fertiliser stores.


Various stores.

Tup Shed (8m x 4m)
In 2 bays of timber frame construction with a box profile roof and partial cladding.

Uncovered, stock handling facilities form part of the steading.

The farm buildings are served by three-phase mains electricity and mains water.

The land within Lot 2C includes 192.29 acres of arable which is mostly classified by the James Hutton Institute as a grade 2, with a small area of grade 3. The Lot extends to 197.88 acres in total and comprises 192.29 acres arable, 3.01 acres rough grazings, and 2.58 of miscellaneous ground.

The land slopes gently and lies between 10 metres and 20 metres above sea level. It is divided into two fields, with the largest extending to 156 acres. The land is of an excellent shape and size for large
machinery and has good road access.

(About 0.03 acre)

Forming the corner of an L-shape range converted to six terraced cottages, this is an easterly facing property of traditional construction beneath a pitched slate roof and with a white painted exterior. It is accessed off the public road via a shared driveway and has a communal courtyard with parking.

The property has accommodation over two storeys, including a sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and three bedrooms.

There is a small garden.

(About 893.40 acres)

The farm building within Lot 2E is situated centrally within the land and is accessed off the internal farm road.

Cattle Shelter (49m x 12m)
In 8 bays of steel portal frame construction with a corrugated roof, block walls and concrete floor. It is open sided with an outdoor feed passage. There is an outdoor calf creep.

It is served by mains water.

This Lot includes an extensive, ring-fenced block of land and is a mixture of good quality arable and pasture. It includes 99.04 acres arable, 651.72 acres permanent pasture, 10.35 acres rough grazings and 132.29 acres of scrub/cliff/miscellaneous ground.

The arable land is classed as a combination of grades 2 and 3 by the James Hutton Institute and is situated to the north, with all of the enclosures accessed immediately off the public road. The fields are of a regular shape and size.

The grazing land lies to the south of the arable land and is divided into a number of appropriately sized enclosures for managing livestock.

A feature of the farm is the internal farm road which provides good access. All of the pasture fields are fenced for livestock. The scrubland provides good shelter for livestock. A number of burns and watercourses pass through the land and provide a natural water supply. A natural spring feeds into a reservoir, with water then supplied to a number of drinking troughs.

A sheep fank with hard standing is situated in the centre of Lot 2E, off the farm track.


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