A mixed arable and stock farm in the heart of Easter Ross has just launched to the market. Wester Rarichie Farm is now available through Strutt and Parker.

Easter Ross is renowned as one of the best farming areas in Scotland, with a reputation for productive, high quality farmland at low altitude, and has a well-developed agricultural infrastructure including a number of grain, potato and agricultural machinery merchants.

Wester Rarichie itself is an extensive mixed farm extending to 368 acres, including a four-bedroom farmhouse, two-bedroom cottage, a range of modern and traditional farm buildings and arable and pasture land.

The farmhouse is of traditional construction beneath a pitched slate roof with a harled and painted white exterior. It occupies a south-westerly position and is central within a mainly lawned garden.

The land is made up of 275 acres of arable, 83 acres of permanent pasture, four acres of rough grazing and five acres of roads, yards and buildings.

The arable land is classed as a grade 3.1 by the James Hutton Institute. It rises from 10 metres to 65 metres above sea level and the fields are of a regular shape and size.

The vendors purchased the farm in 2017 and have since undertaken a number of improvements including renovating the farmhouse.

The farm is well served by communications links, including Inverness Airport. There is also a nearby railway station at Fearn that has regular services to Inverness.

The beautiful beaches of Shandwick Bay are nearby, while the seaport of Portmahomack offers boat trips for sea angling and dolphin watching. There is a summer ferry service across the Cromarty Firth from Nigg to Cromarty.

Associate director, Estates and Farm Agency, at S and P, Diane Fleming, said: “The idyllic area of Easter Ross sits on the east coast of the North Coast 500 and is steeped in history and romance. In many ways the area has a very different feel to the Scottish Highlands with less dramatic landscape and a kinder climate, making it ideal for farming.

“Wester Rarichie Farm provides an outstanding opportunity to purchase a productive farm in this area. The farm has potential to deliver good yields from the arable acres, with the pasture currently supporting beef and sheep production. However, the pasture could also provide scope for afforestation, given land above it has undergone planting in recent years.”