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 auction 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 204 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 and is presently in excellent heart and well fenced. 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. The land is well fenced and water is supplied via troughs.
Private drainage to septic tank
Oil fired central heating