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West Heads Farm

By Newmilns, East Ayrshire, KA16 9LG


  • About 14.84 acres (6.0 ha)

  • A traditional farmhouse with extensive farm buildings with land and woodland.

  • Farmhouse needing comprehensive renovation.

  • Traditional stone steading.

  • 2 modern buildings.

  • About 12.5 acres land and woodland.

“Please note that the buildings are unsafe and in poor condition and no buildings on the farm should be accessed. Viewers should also be aware of items lying around the farm, buildings and yard areas. The farmhouse is locked …

“Please note that the buildings are unsafe and in poor condition and no buildings on the farm should be accessed. Viewers should also be aware of items lying around the farm, buildings and yard areas. The farmhouse is locked and no access is available on an individual viewing basis. There will be an open viewing day in due course to allow interested parties to inspect the house internally. Neither the Sellers nor their agents take any responsibility for the safety of parties viewing the property. Access shall be at the parties own risk.

West Heads Farm is a stone farmhouse requiring complete renovation with an extensive range of farm buildings and 14.84 acres with great potential, the farm stands in a elevated situation in the Irvine Valley close to the town of Newmilns, East Ayrshire. The property is well located for easy access to Glasgow via the M77 (about 27 miles). Transport links within the area are excellent with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock and Prestwick Airport with regular scheduled international flights is about 15 miles away. Newmilns has a range of useful local facilities with a primary school and Galston (3 miles) has both primary and secondary schools and a new supermarket whilst there are private schools in Ayr and Newton Mearns (16 miles). Kilmarnock is about 8 miles distant and has a wider range of amenities including a theatre, cinema and sports complex.

The surrounding rolling countryside of the Irvine Valley offers a network of country lanes, ideal for walking and hacking. The beautiful Lanfine Estate with tree lined avenues alongside the River Irvine has a range of delightful woodland walks and pathways nearby. Newmilns Keep (referred to as Newmilns Tower) is the town’s oldest building dating back from the 1530s. Historically known as the “Lace Town”, Darvel was the centre of this Irvine Valley industry from the 1870s and famous for its exports throughout the world, as well as being known as the birthplace of Alexander Fleming.

There are many opportunities for games sports in the area and some of South West Scotland’s finest salmon and trout fishing. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous courses at Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon. The privately owned Loudon Gowf Club is near Newmilns, is under a 10 minute drive.

Previously a dairy farm and part of Loudoun Estate, West Heads Farm comprises a farmhouse and steading with a substantial range of farm buildings needing full renovation with great potential for a variety of uses. The farmhouse requires either extensive refurbishment or planning permission would be required for the demolition of the existing buildings and replacement with a new house.

West Heads Farmhouse is approached by a gravel drive. Built on two storeys, of stone and slate with a render finish, the farmhouse comprises entrance porch, living room, sitting room, dining room, kitchen and bathroom on the ground floor and three bedrooms on the first floor with two further attic rooms. Outside the farmhouse has a gravel courtyard with parking area for several vehicles and behind the farmhouse is now overgrown with mature trees. It has been empty since 2001.


These briefly comprise:

Detached stone and slate barn, situated east of the farmhouse. With 2 garages.

West of the farmhouse are various farm buildings in poor condition, comprising:

Adjoining the Farmhouse:
Stone Byre with former dairy premises, stores and w.c.

Silage pit:
Brick construction.

With cubicles and slatted floor, corrugated roof and brick.

Cart Shed.


Former bull pen.

Byre with sheep pens. Brick with corrugated roof with lean-to.

Handling Pens.

There are two good modern sheds:

General Purpose Shed: About 26.70m x 11.70m
With 6 bays, concrete floor, breeze block frame, corrugated iron.

Multi-Purpose Shed: About 26.70m x 11.70m
Concrete floor, breeze block frame, sheep pens.

There is about 12.5 acres of adjacent grazing land and woodland. The land has direct access from the farm buildings.

From Ayr take the A77 towards Glasgow. Take the slip road onto the roundabout at the Bellfield Interchange at Kilmarnock, and take the fourth exit onto the A71 signed to Hurlford. At the next roundabout stay on the A71 for Newmilns. Just before the 30mph sign at Newmilns turn left onto a single track road signed for Loudoun Mains Country Club. Continue on this road for about 2.1 miles up the hill and round the bend passing Loudoun Mains Country Club. West Heads Farm is then on the right hand side.

West Heads Farm, Newmilns, East Ayrshire, KA16 9LG

It is understood the farmhouse had a private water supply (mains water is available close by).
Electricity has been disconnected.

There are no basic payment entitlements included in the sale.

For Council Tax Purposes West Heads Farm has been assessed as Band E.