Knowehead Farm is an attractive stone farmhouse with useful buildings and land in an accessible location between Kilmarnock and Mauchline in East Ayrshire. Primary schooling is available at Mauchline (1.5 miles) along with a good range of services including doctors …
Knowehead Farm is an attractive stone farmhouse with useful buildings and land in an accessible location between Kilmarnock and Mauchline in East Ayrshire. Primary schooling is available at Mauchline (1.5 miles) along with a good range of services including doctors surgery, bank and local shops. The farm is situated about 8 miles from Kilmarnock with secondary schooling and a wide range of facilities, and is well placed for easy access to Ayr and Glasgow by the A76 and M77. Glasgow city centre is accessible within a 35 minute drive. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock (8 miles) and Auchinleck (6 miles), Glasgow Prestwick Airport is about 15 miles away with regular scheduled international flights and Glasgow International Airport is about 35 miles. The towns of Ayr and Kilmarnock offer a wide range of amenities including excellent shopping, restaurants, cinemas and sports facilities. There are good private and state schools in the area too.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous courses at Royal Troon and Turnberry, Ballochmyle Golf Course (3 miles) is a popular 18 hole course and the world class 19 hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle is some 12 miles away. There is the popular Racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the Marina in Troon.
The 44 mile River Ayr Way long distance walk is nearby, and the route travels along by Sorn Castle and the Ballochmyle Viaduct at Mauchline which are both particularly interesting sections of the walk. There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South West Scotland’s salmon and trout fishing.
Knowehead Farm is a handsome traditional detached farmhouse dating from the 19th century when it was a dairy farm. There are adjoining buildings to the north and south forming an attractive west facing courtyard.
The spacious accommodation includes sun room, elegant drawing room, sitting room, dining room, breakfasting kitchen, 2 bedrooms, shower room, 2 cloakrooms, office/snug, utility room, pantry and boiler room on the ground floor and three bedrooms and bathroom on the first floor.
Standing in around 37.44 acres of land, there is a large general purpose shed, adjoining stone and slate buildings with ample hard standing.
Lot 1: Detached House with buildings and 12.76 acres land
Accessed via a private tarmac driveway behind entrance gates, Knowehead Farm sits in a sheltered location with lovely views over open countryside. The farmhouse is of attractive stone and slate built on two storeys with a painted cream render finish.
Knowehead Farmhouse is a substantial family home with well proportioned rooms. From the vestibule, this leads into the entrance hall. A door opens to the cosy sitting room with open fire with slate hearth and dual aspect windows with built in window seats. The breakfasting kitchen has ample floor and wall units with double sink, electric oven, dishwasher and Esse cast iron range cooker with double oven and two hot plates which also provides hot water for the house.
There is a lovely west facing sun room overlooking the private courtyard and there is a large drawing room which is ideal for entertaining with door to the courtyard with picture windows overlooking the farm’s own land and an open fire with marble hearth and stone backdrop, double doors lead to the pleasant dining room with beamed ceiling. Off the hall is an office/snug, utility room with plumbing for washing machine, larder and a door to outside. There are two bedrooms and a shower room completing the accommodation on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are 3 good sized bedrooms and a bathroom.
Knowehead Farm is mostly double glazed with oil fired central heating and has useful storage throughout.
Outside, there are sheltered gardens which are down to lawn and there is a large turning area with ample parking for tractors or horse lorries.
Attached to the farmhouse are traditional stone and slate buildings:
Barn: About 64’8” x 16’6”
Stone and slate with concrete floor.
With two stables and adjoining store.
Byre: About 21’ x 17’
Stone and slate, 9 bays with concrete floor.
Stables: About 16’ x 14’10”
With two stables. Stone and brick with slate roof and concrete floor.
General Purpose Shed: About 73’2” x 65’10”
Brick and corrugated iron, outside lighting, power. Concrete and earth floor.
Handling facility for livestock.
There are 2 good grazing fields with 24.63 acres.
Lot 2: About 16.16 acres land
There is about 16.16 acres of grazing land in two fields with water.
Lot 3: About 8.47 acres land
Lot 3 has about 8.47 acres of grazing land in two fields with water.
IACS AND BASIC PAYMENTS
The farm is registered for IACS purposes and is within an LFA area.
There are no Basic Payment Entitlements. The land is let on seasonal grazings until 31st October.