Holehouse Farm is located in a superb elevated setting with commanding views over Largs and towards the Firth of Clyde. Largs is a renowned and popular seaside resort, which retains local character and charm whilst having a considerable range of …
Holehouse Farm is located in a superb elevated setting with commanding views over Largs and towards the Firth of Clyde. Largs is a renowned and popular 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. It 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 mile) 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 32 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 25 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.
Holehouse Farm is an attractive small farm with a substantial farmhouse, useful buildings and about 74 acres of grazing land and hill.
LOT 1: HOLEHOUSE FARM AND 68.9 ACRES
Holehouse Farm is a traditional stone and slate farmhouse with a rendered finish built over two storeys. The farmhouse has been in the current owners family for 113 years has been upgraded over recent years to include a new boiler, double glazing and a new bathroom. The accommodation comprises a bright entrance porch, reception hall with access to the lounge with open fire, attractive coving and alcove providing storage and display, the living room with dual aspect windows has a gas fire set in a brick surround, a glazed panelled door gives access to the dining room. The kitchen is fitted with wall and floor mounted units and an Esse range cooker. There is a most useful pantry/utility room from the kitchen. The home office is a good size and could be converted to a cloakroom/wc if required. The upper floor is reached via an attractive mahogany staircase. There are three generously sized bedrooms which share the family bathroom which is fully tiled has been tastefully fitted with bath with power shower over, wash hand basin set in vanity unit, heated towel rail and w.c.
There is considerable scope to extend the house into the adjoining stone outbuildings, or indeed to create separate dwellings (subject to planning permission being obtained).
Ground Floor: Kitchen, Lounge, Living Room, Dining Room, Office.
First Floor: 3 Bedrooms and Bathroom.
THE FARM BUILDINGS
Adjoining the farmhouse:-
Two attic rooms
Concrete floor power and light
Concrete floor, power and light. Double Belfast sink.
Lean-to for log storage
Concrete floor, power and light.
Concrete and stone.
Bothy (separate access)
Concrete floor, water and electricity.
Concrete floor, power, electricity and water.
Former Stable (used for feed for sheep)
Concrete floor, electricity.
Hay Shed (About 50’6” x 19’6”)
Steel and corrugated iron. Concrete floor.
Implement Shed (About 40’2” x 18’4”)
Part stone, part corrugated walls and corrugated roof, brick floor,
Utility Shed (About 16’4” x 14’6”)
For fencing materials.
Bull house and Lambs House (About 46’ x 21’6”)
Brick and slate roof.
The land is IACS registered and is about 229m above sea level. The land is classified as LFA. According to the James Hutton Institute the majority of the land is classified Grade 6(1) being suitable for grazing. The grazing land has been well maintained and is generally well fenced. Water to the land in Lot 1 comes from a burn.
About 5.1 acres of grazing land. The land is zoned as countryside in the proposed North Ayrshire local Development Plan. No enquiries have been made to the Planning Department. Given its location, it is thought that the land may have long term potential for development.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (2019)
The majority of the land is eligible for claiming Basic Payment Scheme (BPS). The Basic Payment Scheme entitlements have been established by the seller and will be available for sale to the purchaser(s). A purchaser(s) will take over and pay for at valuation the Basic Payment Scheme entitlements established on the land for sale. Payments relating to the 2019 year will be retained by the seller. The buyer be responsible, upon occupation of the subjects of sale, to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) 2017 for the remainder of the scheme year.
LESS FAVOURABLE AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)
All of the land has been designated as being within a Less Favoured Area (LFA).
All of the land registered for IACS purposes.
The Sporting rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned, although these have not been exercised in recent years.
All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as they are owned.
The purchaser(s) shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertilizer, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops. All hay, straw fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value. All oils, fuels, fertilizers, sprays, chemicals seeds and sundries at cost. There will be no ingoing valuation once the current crop has been removed. Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion, then the purchaser shall pay to the Seller such a sum as the Selling Agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.
A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of the completion of Missives. The deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser(s) failing to pay the purchase price or failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the seller of the seller’s agents.
POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant Possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and purchaser.
The Mineral Rights are included in the sale, insofar as they are owned.
By appointment with the selling agents.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection, particularly in reference to the farm buildings.