Located on the northeast coast, Aberdeenshire is one of Scotland's largest and most diverse counties and extends from the North Sea coastline inland to the Cairngorm mountains which rise majestically to the west. Alford lies about 45 minutes' drive west of Aberdeen (28 miles), nestled in the most attractive gently undulating countryside. Boasting fertile farmland, the area is renowned for producing the malting barley which supplies the many whisky distilleries in the region.
With its reputation as the 'Oil Capital of Europe' and an emerging centre for energy transition, the university city of Aberdeen boasts a broad range of professional services and many corporate headquarters, alongside cultural and sporting facilities. The city and region are well connected, with an international airport (24 miles) as well as a mainline east coast train service, with daily and sleeper services to London.
Private day schools within the city include Robert Gordon's College, Albyn School, St Margaret's School, in addition to the International School of Aberdeen. Gordonstoun School (50 miles) is a co-educational private school for boarding and day pupils for children between the ages of 8-18.
More locally, the small but growing town of Alford (2 miles) provides everyday facilities including a supermarket, doctors' and veterinary surgeries, bank, post office, hotel, primary and a new secondary school. The town also boasts a dry ski slope and the Grampian Transport Museum.
The New Keig Farms are easily accessible from public roads, with access to the various lots from a number of locations around the property boundary. These farms lie less than 2 miles from the A944, the main road which links the key settlements along Donside from Alford to Aberdeen. Kinstair Farm lies 1.5 miles on the other (south) side of Alford.
Aberdeenshire is a popular tourist destination for both the domestic and international market. It is well known for offering extensive field sports with driven pheasant and partridges on many of the region's low ground estates and grouse shooting and stalking on the upland estates to the west of the county. The nearby rivers of Don and Dee, along with the rivers Deveron and Ythan to the north of the county, offer renowned salmon and sea trout fishing. The farms are well positioned to access a wealth of walking, hiking and cycling opportunities, including those offered by the Cairngorms National Park (20 miles) that attract millions of national and international visitors to the region each year. Away from the hills, there are numerous golf courses in the county, with a local golf club at Alford, along with Trump International at Balmedie and Royal Aberdeen.
Alford 2 miles, Huntly 17 miles, Aberdeen 28 miles (all distances approximate)
Lot 7 comprises 127 acres of arable and 26 acres of pasture land. Lot 7 is accessed from the public road leading north of the village of Montgarrie. The land is arranged over nine well laid out fields with access from both the minor public road and an internal track. The land is generally flat, with a slight south facing slope, and ranges from 165m to 210m above sea level. The soils are a mix of mineral greys and brown forest soils of the Tarves series and the land is classified as class 3(1) according to the James Hutton Institute for Soils.