South Whittlieburn Farm

Brisbane Glen, By Largs, North Ayrshire, KA30 8SN

Offers Over £875,000


  • Attractive and diversified farm in a wonderful scenic setting.

  • About 148.6 acres (59.94ha) in all

  • Lot 1: Farmhouse, buildings, stables, caravan site, outdoor arena and about 56 acres

  • Lot 2: Building plot for guest house and about 3.8 acres

  • Lot 3: About 88.5 acres land

A most attractive farm in the picturesque Brisbane Glen 2½ miles north east of Largs, a renowned seaside resort, which retains local character and charm whilst having a considerable range of amenities. The town has many attractions, including the award ...

A most attractive farm in the picturesque Brisbane Glen 2½ miles north east of Largs, a renowned seaside resort, which retains local character and charm whilst having a considerable range of amenities. The town has many attractions, including the award winning Vikingar centre, which celebrates the town’s historic Viking connections. This also has a swimming pool and fitness centre. Nearby is the world famous Nardini’s ice-cream parlour and café. Other local attractions include Largs Yacht Haven with Scotts Bar and Restaurant, and regular ferry connections from Largs Pier to Great Cumbrae, and Weymss Bay to the Isle of Bute. Kelburn Castle and Estate (1.4 miles) has a wide range of activities including mountain biking, adventure courses and the Kelburn Glen waterfall and deep gorge walks.
The town is well situated for easy access to Glasgow, about 31 miles, via the A737/M8. There is a regular train service from Largs Station. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports have a full range of scheduled services and are 22 and 27 miles away respectively. Both primary and secondary schooling are available in Largs whilst private schooling is available at St Columbas at Kilmacolm (20 miles), Renfrewshire.

The Ayrshire coastline is renowned for its range of outdoor activities including golf courses which include Royal Troon, Prestwick, Turnberry and Largs. In addition to Largs Golf Club there is also a municipal course at Routenburn. There is a popular racecourse in Ayr, and for yachting enthusiasts, some of the best sailing in the West Coast of Scotland.

DESCRIPTION
South Whittlieburn Farm is available as a whole or in 3 lots. Consideration will be also be given to offers for other lotting configurations and the right is reserved to make these changes.

About 148.3 acres (60.02ha) in all, the farm, originally a stock rearing unit with a fine farmhouse and useful buildings has diversified and developed to generate a number of significant income streams. These include a busy caravan site, a livery business with 27 stables, and an outdoor arena, and Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the Farmhouse.

LOT 1:
South Whittlieburn Farmhouse, buildings, stables, caravan site, outdoor arena and about 56 acres.

The impressive Farmhouse is built on two storeys of stone under a slate roof and has hall, 2 large reception rooms, shower room, full fitted kitchen, office and laundry room on the ground floor, and 6 bedrooms on the first floor, 5 of which having en suite facilities. There are fine south facing views along Brisbane Glen towards Largs.

The house has achieved 4 star Scottish Tourist Board status and a number of Bed and Breakfast Awards over the years. It has full double glazing and oil fired central heating. The house adjoins further stone buildings around an enclosed courtyard utilised for storage and stabling and incorporating a further shower room and w.c. Further buildings include garages, stabling and hayshed. Subject to obtaining planning consent the traditional buildings have potential for conversion to residential use.

There is a busy caravan and motor house certified location at South Whittlieburn, with a 40 pitches with electrical hook ups. It is also a popular camping site. There is considerable scope at the farm for further leisure related development such as static caravans, pods and chalets subject to planning permission being obtained. The farm also has 40 ground based solar panels.

With 27 stables in total, large hayshed, tack rooms and an outdoor arena, a thriving livery business is operated at the farm.

The Buildings
Adjoining the Farmhouse

1/2 Byre and 11 stables see measurements on plan
Stone and slate.

3 Workshop and 3 double garages About 17’5” x 15’10”, 28’ x 17’5”, 29’ x 22’10”
Stone and slate with electric up and over doors.

4 Hayshed and Lean-to About 68’8” x 54’10” and 14’8” x8’
Wood and corrugated iron.

5 Stables (5) and Tack Rooms (10) About 11’6” x 9’2” per stable and 47’6” x 12’ overall. Wood and corrugated iron.

6 Sheep Pens About 47’6” x 12’
Wood and corrugated iron.

7 Stables (5) About 47’4” x 25’8”
Timber and corrugated iron.

8 Stables (6) and Tack Room About 11/8” and 8’10” per stable.
Timber and corrugated iron.

9 Implement Shed/Lambing shed About 61’4” x 16’4” and 45’6” x 16’.
Steel, timber and corrugated iron.

Portacabin About 16’16” x 11’8”
Incorporating showers and w.c’s.

Tack Rooms (3) About 7’ x 5’

The Land
The land in Lot 1 includes 4 substantial fields and various smaller paddocks of about 28 acres and attractive amenity woodland along the valley side of the Noddsdale Water. The grazing land is mostly James Hutton Institute Class 3(2) at a height of about 70 metres above sea level.

LOT 2
Guest House site with 3.8 acres.

Conditional planning permission has been obtained for the erection of a Guest House with owners accommodation and 4 letting bedrooms on a magnificent site with a fine outlook over Brisbane Glen. The consent was renewed on 30th April 2018 (Planning reference N/15/00305/PP). A copy of the planning consent and plans are available from the Selling Agents.

LOT 3
About 88.5 acres (35.8ha) of land.

A useful block of permanent pasture and hill ground (James Hutton Institute Class 4(2) and 5(2)) which provides good grazing for sheep and other livestock and may have potential for forestry planting. Field 10 can be used for haylage.