Buistonend Farm is an attractive stock farm situated in an accessible location just to the north of Kilmaurs within rural Ayrshire. The farm is in a ring fenced block traversed by Buiston Road and the A735 whilst it is in …
Buistonend Farm is an attractive stock farm situated in an accessible location just to the north of Kilmaurs within rural Ayrshire. The farm is in a ring fenced block traversed by Buiston Road and the A735 whilst it is in close proximity to the A77 and M77.
Kilmaurs has local shops, including a butchers, chemist, hairdressers, coffee shop, country pub and restaurant and a primary school. The nearby town of Stewarton (1.8 miles) offers a good range of shops, primary and secondary schooling, local services, sports centre, cafes and restaurants. There are frequent train services to Glasgow and beyond from Kilmaurs, Stewarton and Kilmarnock.
Private schooling and Silverburn Shopping Centre is available on the south side of Glasgow about a 45 minute drive. Prestwick Airport is about 15 miles and Glasgow Airport about 20 miles.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many outdoor pursuits and golf courses, including the world famous Royal Troon and Turnberry whilst the world class, 19 hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle is about 3.5 miles away. There is a popular Racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the Marina in Troon.
Buistonend Farm has been farmed by the current owners since 1909 and was historically ran as a dairy unit. Today, the farm is utilised for rearing young stock with housing for 170 + head. The land is all down to grass for silage and grazing purposes.
Buistonend is a compact productive stock farming unit extending to about 59.29 Ha (146.51 Ac) with a traditional farmhouse and a good range of modern and traditional farm buildings. The holding lies over two blocks situated immediately north and south of the steading, traversed by Buiston Road and the A735. The farmhouse and buildings lie at the centre with a good sized yard and excellent access off the public road.
The farmland extends to 58.40 Ha (144.31 Ac) and is a mixture of grazing and productive silage ground whilst there is an area of localised rough grazing to the north of the holding. The land is graded as a mixture of Grades 3(2), 4(1), 4(2) with a small area of 5(3) by the James Hutton Institute. The land ranges from 78m to 105m above sea level and is gently undulating with a southerly aspect. The land all appears to be good heart and made up of good sized easily worked fields. First cut silage was taken mid May with two cuts taken annually. Some of the fields benefit from water troughs whilst fencing is in good stock proof order.
The land can be summarised as:
Land Type Hectares Acres
Ploughable Pasture 51.25 126.64
Grazing 0.32 0.79
Rough Grazing 6.35 15.69
Woodland 0.48 1.19
Other (Steading etc) 0.89 2.20
TOTALS 59.29 146.51
Buistonend is offered for sale as a whole or in the following four lots:
LOT 1: BUISTONEND FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS AND LAND
Buistonend farmhouse is of stone construction set under a pitched slate roof with a timber frame sun porch extension. It lies immediately to the west of the farm steading with a good sized yard to the front and gardens to both north and south. The four bed farmhouse which requires a degree of renovation provides spacious accommodation over two storeys and is partially double glazed. The accommodation can be seen in more detail in the floor plans but comprises kitchen, utility/office, living room, lounge, two bathrooms and four bedrooms.
Adjoining the farmhouse is a traditional stone/brick and slate range with potential for residential conversion or extending the farmhouse subject to the appropriate consents being obtained. Parts are currently let on an informal basis. They comprise the following:
Granary 24.02ft x 17.30ft
Barn 14.60ft x 17.50ft
Store 19.20ft x 6.70ft
Cart Shed 19.20ft x 16.00ft
Lean to 27.60ft x 17.00ft
Old Stables 29.10ft x 17.10ft
Loft Area 14.10ft x 13.50ft
Byre 57.20ft x 20.60ft
Former Calf House 29.30ft x 18.50ft
Store 22.50ft x 16.11ft
Tractor Shed 17.90ft x 16.70ft
Meter House 11.30ft x 9.50ft
Stairs to Maids Quarter - 16.11ft x 13ft & 16.11ft x 12.90ft & 16.11ft x 15.80ft
External stairs to Store 17.50ft x 13.80ft
Mezzanine 19.70ft x 17.10ft
The main farm buildings lie to the east of the farmhouse and are reached directly off the public road by a separate farm access. The farm buildings comprise:
Former Silage Pit - Storage (62.10ft x 42.40ft)
Of concrete frame construction under an asbestos roof with block walls, asbestos clad and concrete/asphalt floor.
Workshop (59.60ft x 41.20ft)
Of steel portal frame construction under an asbestos roof with block walls, asbestos/box profile clad and a hardcore floor. Swing door at end.
Lean to (59.60ft x 41.20ft)
Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with box profile clad and earth/hardcore floor.
Cubicle Shed 1 (75.00ft x 33.1ft)
Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated asbestos roof with block/brick walls/Yorkshire boarding in a part slatted bed over 20,000 gallons underground slurry storage. Houses 32 cubicles with 16 self locking yokes.
High Level Slatted Shed (59.00ft x 29.10ft)
Of concrete frame construction under an asbestos roof with brick walls, air vents and part slats part hardcore floor. Houses 65 cattle.
Lean To Feed Area (75.00ft x 26.20ft)
Of timber frame construction under a tin roof with brick walls and concrete floor. Feed passage to the side.
Converted Byre (99.00ft x 23.60ft)
Of brick construction under a box profile roof with concrete floor and automatic chain scraper. Houses 50 cubicles
Former Bull Pen (59.00ft x 23.00ft)
Of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with block walls, tin clad and concrete floor. 12 self locking yokes and 24 cubicles.
Former Parlour (29.60ft x 23.00ft)
Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated tin roof with block walls and concrete floor with pit.
Former Dairy Buildings (12.00ft x 8.10ft) & (11.60ft x 8.10ft)
Brick under tin roof.
160,000 gallon store.
Wooden Pole Barn (poor repair)
The farmland in Lot 1 extends to approximately 4.05 Ha (10.01 Acres) and sits to the east and west of the steading. It comprises 0.48 Ha (1.19 Ac) of woodland and 3.57 Ha (8.82 Ac) of grazing.
LOT 2: LAND AT BUISTONEND
The farmland sits immediately to the south of Lot 1. It extends to about 21.13 Ha (52.21 Ac) of productive silage ground. The fields are gently sloping and of a good working size. They benefit from three water troughs.
LOT 3: LAND AT BUISTONEND
The land extends to about 18.41 Ha (45.49 Ac) and sits immediately to the north of Lot 1 and is split by the A735 into five enclosures. The enclosures are stock proof fenced and currently farmed as a combination of silage and grazing. There is an area of rough grazing. There are two troughs.
LOT 4: LAND AT BUISTONEND
The land lies to the south of the farm and extends to 14.81 Ha (36.60 Ac) of good quality ploughable land. It is served by one water trough.