Fowler Farm is an attractive dairy and stock rearing farm with an elegant farmhouse, traditional steading and productive grazing land. The property enjoys a tranquil yet accessible location set back from the A76 just 1½ miles from the village of ...
Fowler Farm is an attractive dairy and stock rearing farm with an elegant farmhouse, traditional steading and productive grazing land. The property enjoys a tranquil yet accessible location set back from the A76 just 1½ miles from the village of Mauchline. Mauchline has a thriving centre with a number of shops including a local supermarket, bank and post office as well a recently refurbished primary school. The property lies almost equidistant between the main towns of Ayr and Kilmarnock. Both have a good range of high street shops and supermarkets as well as many recreational and professional facilities. Craig Wilson livestock market is located outside Ayr and has busy weekly sales as well as a number of surrounding ancillary trades including animal feeds and medicines, dairy engineers, trailer and machinery dealers. Glasgow city centre and airport are both easily reached by car in under an hour and there is also a regular bus and train service from Kilmarnock.
Fowler Farm currently operates as a commercial dairy unit and extends to approximately 200 acres in total available in 6 lots. Most of the land enjoys a south westerly aspect and ranges between 120m and 180m above sea level. Graded by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research as mainly Grade 4(1), the land is capable of producing good yields of barley and grass. The land is all ploughable. The farm enjoys a picturesque situation with uninterrupted country views. The Cessnock Water meaders through the farm crossing under Fowler Bridge at the entrance.
Lot 1: Fowler Farmhouse, steading and about 75.5 acres (coloured orange on plan)
Fowler Farmhouse is a traditional stone property built in the mid 1800s with considerable presence and charm. The farm has been with the present owners for some time and has been well maintained over the years. Internally the accommodation is bright and the rooms are well proportioned. There are two good sized reception rooms, both with open fires, and three double bedrooms. The kitchen is modern and offers excellent storage within a range of wall and base units. There is an oil fired Rayburn and an electric oven and hob. Off the kitchen is a useful office and there is also a utility room. A family bathroom completes the accommodation. The farmhouse is fully double glazed and the central heating boiler was recently replaced. The house overlooks an enclosed garden with a level lawn sheltered by an area of mature woodland.
Behind Fowler farmhouse is a traditional stone steading forming a courtyard. Currently used as a workshop and various stores, these traditional buildings could easily provide additional accommodation or an extension to the farmhouse subject to planning. Additional outbuildings include:-
Calf shed (53ft x 13ft)
Brick and breeze block construction with tin roof.
Young stock shed (92ft x 28ft)
Concrete base with tin roof.
Calf House (60ft x 20ft)
Stone and brick construction under slate roof.
Parlour and Tank Room (30ft x 15ft) (15ft x 15ft)
6 x 12 DeLaval herringbone traditional parlour with 2,600litre bulk tank.
Cubicle Shed (90ft x 65ft)
Portal frame shed with cubicles for 92 head of cattle
Atcost Shed (100ft x 20ft)
Grazing land of approximately 75.5 acres (coloured orange on plan) is divided into 10 main enclosures.
Lot 2: About 23.8 acres land (coloured pink on plan)
The farmland within lot 2 extends to about 23.8 acres in 2 separate enclosures. There is access from the public road.
Lot 3: About 29.3 acres land (coloured green on plan)
Grazing land of about 29.3 acres divided into 3 enclosures. There is access from the public road.
Lot 4 (UNDER OFFER): About 40.6 acres land (coloured purple on plan)
Grazing land divided into 4 enclosures. Accessed from public road.
Lot 5: About 18.8 acres land (coloured red on plan)
Grazing land extending to approximately 19 acres in 2 fields.
Lot 6: About 11.8 acres land (coloured yellow on plan)
Grazing land of about 12 acres with access from public road.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (2019)
The Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements will be available for sale to the purchaser. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will 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 FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)
All of the land has been designated as being within a Less Favoured Area (LFA).
The purchaser(s) of Fowler Farm 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:
1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, 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 completion of Missives. Such Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not attributable to the Seller or their Agents.
From Ayr travel on the A77 northbound towards the Whitletts Roundabout. At the roundabout turn right onto the B743 passing Auchincruive and towards Mossblown. Proceed through the villages of Mossblown and Failford and into Mauchline. At the crossroads turn left and immediate right onto Sorn Road. Follow the road out of the village then turn left. Keep on this road to the junction with Hillhead Road and turn right. Fowler Farm is on the left hand side.
Private drainage to septic tank
Oil fired central heating