Crorieshill is a most attractive residential stock rearing farm with a charming farmhouse, garden, well maintained steading and excellent grazing land. The property enjoys a secluded yet accessible location adjacent to the historic Cassillis Estate with its imposing castle and …
Crorieshill is a most attractive residential stock rearing farm with a charming farmhouse, garden, well maintained steading and excellent grazing land. The property enjoys a secluded yet accessible location adjacent to the historic Cassillis Estate with its imposing castle and over 300 acres of policies and grass parks. Maybole is just 2 miles away and has a supermarket, chemist, bakery as well as both primary and secondary schooling. A wider variety of high street shops, bars and restaurants are available in Ayr (7 miles) as well as many recreational and professional facilities. Craig Wilson livestock auction market is located outside Ayr and has busy weekly sales as well as a number of surrounding ancillary trades including animal feeds and medicines, dairy engineers, trailer and machinery dealers. The farm is well placed for easy access to Glasgow via the A77/M77 and Glasgow Airport is less than an hours drive away. Prestwick Airport is just a twenty minute drive and the ferry terminal at Cairnryan is an hours drive to the south.
Crorieshill was historically run as a dairy unit until the business moved to cross ewes and suckler cows. The farm extends to approximately 142 acres in total, available as a whole or in 6 lots, and lies off the B7045. Most of the land enjoys a south westerly aspect and ranges between 140 and 250 feet above sea level. The land is presently all down to grass and is in excellent heart having been well maintained over many years. The fields have good access from the main road. The farmhouse is well presented and has a traditional stone steading at the rear. There is an excellent range of more modern farm buildings including a Crendon shed, hay shed, implement shed and slatted shed which are all well maintained.
Lot 1: Crorieshill Farmhouse, farm buildings and 11 acres in all (coloured yellow on plan)
Crorieshill farmhouse is a charming stone property built in 1878. The farm has been occupied by the present owners for almost 50 years and has been carefully maintained over the years. Internally the accommodation is bright and well proportioned. There are three good sized reception rooms including a formal living room, sitting room and a dining room. The breakfasting kitchen is located adjacent to the dining room and there is also a utility room at the rear and a downstairs bathroom. Four good sized bedrooms and a family bathroom are located on the first floor.
The steading lies at the rear of the house forming a sheltered courtyard. The former dairy, washhouse, bothy and meal house adjoin the house and have development potential to extend the house or provide additional accommodation subject to planning consents. A detached stone granary with a former cart shed below is a delightful building with a variety of uses and there is also a further byre with stable doors and a brick built shed which was previously used as a hen house.
1. Dutch Barn (60ft x 45ft) with 4 bays and lean to.
2. Crendon Shed (90ft x 60ft) Concrete base with cement fibre roof. Divided into 3 sections and incorporating a workshop, former silage pit and cattle court with central feed passage.
3. High Level Slatted Shed (55ft x 35ft) Concrete block walls, steel frame, box profile sheeted roof.
4. Former Silage Clamp (55ft x 35ft) Concrete block walls, steel frame, box profile roof.
5. Implement Shed (40ft x 20ft) Steel and timber frame. Box profile roof. Rubble floor.
Grazing land of about 9 acres is included with lot 1 and surrounds the house and steading. The land is well fenced and drained.
Lot 2: About 14 acres (Coloured purple on plan)
The farmland within lot 2 extends to about 14 acres of good grazing in two separate enclosures. The land is well fenced and free draining and lies adjacent to the farm buildings with access off the B7045.
Lot 3: About 46 acres (coloured orange on plan)
The farmland of lot 3 is divided into 4 main fields and is well fenced. Holding pens. Most fields have access off the B7045.
Lot 4: About 60 acres (coloured red on plan)
Well fenced and in excellent heart. Divided into 5 enclosures. Access off the B7045
Lot 5: About 7.6 acres (coloured blue on plan)
The farmland of lot 5 is a single field of about 7.6 acres. The access is off the B7045. Well fenced and drained.
Lot 6: About 2.5 acres (coloured pink on plan)
Single field of 2.5 acres which lies between the A77 and the B7045.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (2018)
There are no Basic Payment Entitlements available with the farm.
LESS FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME
All of the land has been designated as being within a Less Favoured Area (LFA)
There is a right of access along the farm road through the steading to 2 properties with maintenance shared between the users.
A seasonal grazing lease is in place until 31st October 2018