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MacQuittiston Farm

Coalhall, By Ayr, East Ayrshire, KA6 6NF


  • A fine livestock and grazing farm with an attractive farmhouse and traditional buildings.

  • Ayr 8 miles.

  • About 111.95 acres (43.3 ha).

  • Lot 1 Farmhouse, buildings and 12.01 acres.

  • Lot 2 About 68.95 acres land.

  • Lot 3 About 30.99 acres land.

  • For Sale as a Whole or in 3 Lots.

Macquittiston Farm is an attractive livestock and grazing farm with adjacent stone farm buildings which could provide additional living accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There are various useful other outbuildings and land in all extending to approximately …

Macquittiston Farm is an attractive livestock and grazing farm with adjacent stone farm buildings which could provide additional living accommodation subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There are various useful other outbuildings and land in all extending to approximately 112 acres. The farm road leads to the farmhouse and buildings providing open aspect views over the surrounding countryside.

It is well placed for easy access to Cumnock (about 3 miles) and Ayr (about 8 miles) whilst Glasgow (37 miles) can be reached within an hour’s drive. There are excellent transport links in the area with regular bus connections and a railway station in Auchinleck (6 miles) with frequent connections to Ayr, Kilmarnock, Glasgow and beyond. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports have regular scheduled and international flights and are 12 miles and 42 miles respectively. There is schooling available at Coylton, Cumnock and Auchinleck. A new super school campus is planned for Knockroon (between Cumnock and Auchinleck). Cumnock offers a variety of local shops and sporting facilities. Nearby places of interest include Dumfries House, a Palladian country house set in a 2,000 acre estate with beautiful walled gardens recently opened by HRH Queen Elizabeth and a frequent favourite of Prince Charles. At Auchinleck Estate there are enjoyable riverside walks to Wallace’s Cave and Peden’s Cave and the River Ayr gorge walk at Mauchline is close by. Auchinleck Mansion House, was built by Lord Auchinleck, James Boswell in the late 1700s. The Scottish classic-style mansion was designed by Robert Adam, one of Scotland’s most famous architects. There is a popular coffee shop and gift shop (Boswell’s Coach House) within the Estate grounds. Loch Side House and Spa is also close by and has a well respected reputation for high quality service.

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. 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. Permit fishing is available at the River Nith. Ayrshire is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns.

MacQuittiston Farm is on the market as a Whole or in 3 Lots.

Lot 1: MacQuittiston Farmhouse with traditional farm buildings and about 12 acres (coloured yellow on the plan)
Approached via a private tarmacadam drive, MacQuittiston Farmhouse is a one and a half storey red sandstone and slate farmhouse with kitchen, sitting room, living room, dining room, bedroom, shower room and utility room on the ground floor and 4 bedrooms on the first floor. It has spacious and flexible accommodation, but does require some modernisation. There is an attractive enclosed courtyard which provides ample parking to the rear, and there is a sheltered garden bounded by a beech hedge which is down to lawn with a gravel path and a variety of colourful shrubs.

The entrance porch has a decorative stone corbal. The farmhouse style kitchen has oil fired Rayburn Stove, fitted floor and wall units and 1½ bowl sink, there is a freestanding electric cooker and dishwasher. From the kitchen is the cosy living room with fireplace with marble hearth and back drop and dado rail. There is a dining room with built in glass shelved unit, sitting room with fireplace and downstairs bedroom. A shower room completes the accommodation on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are 4 bedrooms and a family bathroom. MacQuittiston Farm has partial oil fired central heating with electric heaters in 3 rooms. Off the kitchen, is the utility room with plumbing for washing machine and tumble dryer and access to the gardens. Steps lead to two former maid’s rooms.

The house adjoins traditional stone and slate farm buildings with further farm buildings including a cattle shed, cow kennels, hayshed and former milking parlour. Part of the adjoining steading has been converted to bakery premises and an office.

There is about 10 acres of grazing land in 2 fields to the north.


Bakery Premises: About 5’.34” x 5’.79” and 5’02” x 3’.21” and 2’.47” x 1’.07” and 2’.32” x 5’.39”
Stone and slate with main room, office, shower room and store.

Former Byre: About 15’.93” x 6’.18”
Stone and slate with 16 bays, concrete floor.

Lean To: About 15’.93” x 3’.55”
Stone and slate.

Tank House: About 4’.17” x 3’.48”
Stone and slate.

Store: About 10’.3” x 3’.69”
Stone with corrugated iron roof.

Former Parlour: About 25’5” x 6’4”
Steel, timber, corrugated iron roof.

Cow Kennels: About 23’0” x 13’
Timber with corrugated iron roof.

Cattle Shed: About 27’6” x 8’45”
Steel with corrugated iron, dwarf walls, concrete floor.

Hay Shed: About 7’42” x 26’9”
Steel with corrugated iron (part collapsed).

Garage: About 5’13” x 16’06”
Stone with corrugated iron roof.

Store: About 4’76” x 3’44”
Stone with corrugated iron roof.

Store: About 6’2” x 5’24”
Stone and slate.

Cart Shed: About 5’24”x 5’2”
Stone and slate.

Implement Shed: About 6’38” x 14’58”
Timber with corrugated iron.

The land is gently undulating and south facing all down to grass and generally in good heart. It is mostly ploughable grassland with some permanent pasture along its southern perimeter where burns cross the fields. There are 8 enclosures. There are 3 mains water troughs with access also to burns. It is at a height of about 120 metres to 150 metres above sea level and is John Hutton Institute Classification Class 3(2) and 4(1).

Lot 2 About 68.95 acres (coloured orange on the plan)
Lot 2 extends to about 68.56 acres in 4 fields.

Lot 3 About 30.8 acres (coloured red on the plan)
Lot 3 extends to about 30.99 acres in 2 fields.

From the Holmston Roundabout at the A77 Ayr Bypass, take the A70 signed for Dumfries. Proceed through Coylton and then on to Coalhall. After the bridge, continue for about 1 mile and MacQuittiston Farm is on the right hand side. Proceed along the farm road until you reach MacQuittiston Farm.

MacQuittiston Farm, Coalhall, By Ayr, East Ayrshire, KA6 6NF