The farm has two productive blocks of grade 4 farmland, well suited to fodder production and grazing, an extensive range of modern farm buildings including a milking parlour with computerized herd management system and a 200kW biomass boiler which currently generates additional RHI income for the owner. The farm currently centres on a herd of 315 dairy cows plus followers.
The farmhouse is an attractive traditional four-bedroom property, with two reception rooms, which has been refurbished by the current owners and has a number of attractive features, making it a lovely and welcoming family home.
Duncan Barrie, who is handling the sale of the farm for Galbraith, said:
East Nethershields is situated in a desirable area of South Lanarkshire near the popular town of Strathaven. This is a very productive working dairy farm which will attract a high degree of interest. The current owners have made a significant investment in the land over the years to improve the quality of the holding and have invested in the farm buildings which are finished to a high standard. Of particular note is the milking parlour which was upgraded two years ago and has a computerized herd management, milk recording and auto-recognition system. The purchaser would find it relatively straightforward to continue the existing dairy business, soon after acquiring the property.
The farmhouse at East Nethershields is in very good condition with tasteful interior design throughout and the large sitting-dining room on the ground floor with feature wood burning stove is an especially attractive area for the whole family. There is the potential for further expansion into the former maid's quarters upstairs, if desired. The farmhouse benefits from an enclosed private garden and patio area for making the most of summer evenings. In addition, there is a separate former stable building which has the potential for conversion into additional accommodation, subject to revisiting a lapsed planning permission.
Overall the farm represents an excellent opportunity to continue an established dairy farm without the need for any upfront investment or significant outlay. East Nethershields offers a complete package with an attractive farmhouse, good quality land, extensive farm buildings and all within an accessible location.
In the last 12 months, more than 100 farms and blocks of farmland totalling over 15,000 acres, with a value in excess of 100 million, were marketed by Galbraith in Scotland.
The firm offers the most comprehensive network of Agricultural Mortgage Corporation agents in the country, who can help to secure agricultural and rural business loans through the AMC. Many Galbraith agents also run their own farms, providing first-hand experience of the business. The Galbraith farm sales team in Stirling is complemented by planning consultants, building surveyors and agribusiness specialists. Galbraith frequently handles sensitive sales off market.
East Nethershields Farm is for sale through Galbraith for offers over 1,450,000.