About 210.75 acres (85.29 ha)
A productive commercial dairy farm in good heart in an accessible location.
Farmhouse: 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms (master en suite), sun room, bathroom, porch.
• Extensive modern and traditional farm buildings.
• Cubicle accommodation for 120 cows.
• Energy efficient biomass boiler and solar panels.
• About 198 acres ploughable; 10 acres permanent pasture.
For sale as a whole or in 4 lots.
Drumfork Farm is a productive modern dairy farm situated within an excellent farming area. The village of Mauchline, with its long history and association with Robert Burns, is located some four miles north of Drumfork Farm, whilst the village of Ochiltree is located two miles south. Mauchline provide a comprehensive range of local services including a small supermarket, post office, doctors surgery, bank and primary schooling. There is secondary schooling in Auchinleck (about 3.5 miles). A complete range of services is available in the market town of Ayr (13 miles) including cinema, hospital, a wide range of shops and supermarkets and a well regarded private school and Glasgow is some 50 miles to the north (about one hour). Agriculturally the local area is well catered for with a variety of agricultural merchants and a local livestock market by Ayr.
Drumfork Farm benefits from ease of access to a variety of locations within central Scotland and northern England via the M77 and M74 motorways. The ferry terminal of Cairnryan, is some 55 miles distant, which provides year round sailings. Prestwick Airport is located approximately 16 miles west and provides international flights whilst Glasgow Airport is located some 37 miles to the north. There is a railway station at Auchinleck, with regular services to Glasgow and beyond.
Ayrshire is renowned for its range of outdoor pursuits. There are a number of world renowned golf courses including Royal Troon, Turnberry and Rowallan Castle Estate, Kilmaurs, which also has excellent equestrian facilities with an international indoor arena (Morris Equestrian Centre). The racecourse at Ayr provides regular fixtures. Excellent yachting facilities are available at the marinas in Ardrossan, Troon, Largs and Inverkip. There are many opportunities for game sports in the area and Ayrshire has some of South West Scotland's best salmon and trout fishing. Ayrshire is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns.
At Auchinleck Estate (1.5 miles), there is a popular new coffee shop and gift shop (Boswell's Coach House) within the Estate grounds along with enjoyable riverside walks. Auchinleck Mansion House, was built by Lord Auchinleck, James Boswell in the late 1700s. Dumfries House Estate (4 miles) is one of Britain's most beautiful stately homes with an outstanding collection of 18th century furniture, beautiful walled gardens and coffee house.
Extending to about 210.75 acres (85.29 ha), Drumfork is an excellent productive commercial dairy farm.
It has an extensive range of modern and traditional buildings appropriate for a commercial dairy heard with 120 cubicles and ample accommodation for young stock.
The land is principally James Hutton Institute Class 4 gently sloping at 120m to 150m above sea level. Nearly 200 acres are ploughable with most suitable for forage production.
LOT 1: DRUMFORK FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS AND ABOUT 68.44 ACRES (27.7 HA)
Drumfork Farm is on a minor public road. The farmhouse comprises a traditional built red sandstone house on one and a half storeys which provides accommodation on two floors with porch, living room, sitting room, 3 bedrooms (one en suite), bathroom, kitchen, sun room, utility room, boiler room and former bothy/cheese loft.
The kitchen/dining room has a range of modern floor and wall units with integrated double oven, separate electric hob, 1.5 bowl sink and space for fridge freezer. From the kitchen, there is a sun room with tiled floor. The living room has dual windows with oak flooring and a wood burning stove with oak mantel and brick surround, there is a sitting room with fireplace, bedroom, front porch and bathroom completing the accommodation on the ground floor.
On the first floor, there are two bedrooms (master en suite with shower room). Off the kitchen, a narrow set of stairs leads to a former bothy/cheese loft.
The farmhouse also benefits from biomass heating and there are 16 solar photovoltaics.
Some of the traditional buildings could be incorporated into the dwelling house to provide more accommodation, subject to the necessary planning and building warrant consents being obtained.
The buildings at Drumfork Farm comprise a mixture of traditional and modern buildings.
The traditional range forms a U-shape courtyard and is principally of stone and slate construction with some brick and slate, and comprises former byres/loose boxes, slatted pen with cubicles, calf sheds, former granary/byre, garage and workshops.
The modern buildings surround the traditional range and comprise:
Dairy and parlour of steel frame construction, cement fibre roof and side cladding with new 10 x 20 herringbone parlour partially installed; slatted collecting yard with race and pump house with electrics, Alfa Laval auto ID 4500 litre milk tank.
The parlour measures 13m x 5m and collecting yard area 21m x 6m. Cubicles for 7 calves (18.64m x 7.2m)
Cubicle Shed (36.5m x 24.4m) of steel portal frame construction, brick walls, part Yorkshire board side cladding, cement fibre roof incorporating main centre feed passage, galvanised locking yoke feed barriers and cubicles for 120 head with rubber matting and 4 slatted passages. There is an external slatted area to the rear also with race.
3-ring slurry store and pump with capacity for 100,000 gallons and we understand that there is a further 100,000 capacity within the slatted areas.
Concrete walled midden with concrete floor used for general machinery storage.
Draf Pit (18.3 m x 4.8m) of concrete sleeper walls and concrete floor.
Silage Pit (36.5m x 15.2m) of steel portal frame construction in 8 bays with concrete block walls and cement fibre roof and side cladding and concrete floor.
Additional Silage Pit (80' x 80') with timber sleeper walls.
Dutch Barn (19.2m x 7.3m) - timber framed 7-bay construction with corrugated iron side cladding and concrete floor.
Cattle Shed (36m x 15.5m) of steel portal frame construction with corrugated iron roof and side cladding. Central drive through feed passage with loose housing and part slatted court. Cubicles for 18 with steel portal frame.
New General Purpose Shed (60' x 30') with concrete floor and side panels.
Howard Grain Tower and two separate galvanised cake bins.
Collinson feed bin.
The land at Drumfork Farm extends to about 208 acres. The land is in good heart and principally graded by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research within Class 3 (2) 4(1), and 4 (2). The farm is bisected by minor public roads which provide good
access to the fields.
LOT 2: ABOUT 82.21 ACRES (33.27 HA)
LOT 3: ABOUT 18.46 ACRES (7.47 HA)
LOT 4: ABOUT 41.64 ACRES (16.85 HA)
With the exception of one field of permanent pasture, (field 16: 10 acres), the land is all ploughable. Several fields have been cropped in recent years as part of a programme of reseeding. Water is available to all fields by either mains or natural sources.
From Ayr take the A70 through Coylton towards Cumnock. Continue along the A70 to Ochiltree. Turn left on to the B7036 (signposted Auchinleck) for about one mile then proceed straight on at the bend (next to the sign for Boswells Coach House) onto an unmarked road, follow this road for about 1 mile and Drumfork Farm is on the right hand side.
Address: Drumfork Farm, Auchinleck, Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 2LT
RIGHTS OF WAY AND EASEMENTS
There are no rights of way over the farm.
A 35kW pellet Biomass Boiler has been installed to provide cost effective, eco-friendly heating. There are also 16 solar panels and the farmhouse has a wood burning stove in the living room.