Middle Third is a former farm steading with an exceptional vista overlooking the Irvine Valley, the Ayrshire countryside and looking across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and Kintyre. It is about 3.5 miles east …
Middle Third is a former farm steading with an exceptional vista overlooking the Irvine Valley, the Ayrshire countryside and looking across the Firth of Clyde to the Isle of Arran, Ailsa Craig and Kintyre. It is about 3.5 miles east of Galston on a quiet single track public road.
The property is very well located for easy access to Glasgow via the M77 (about 25 miles). Transport links within the area are excellent with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock (9 miles) and Prestwick Airport with regular scheduled international flights is about 17 miles distant. Galston has both primary and secondary schooling, popular leisure centre. Private schooling is available at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont, Newton Mearns (17 miles). Kilmarnock has a wider range of amenities including restaurants, theatre, hospital, cinema and sports complex.
The surrounding rolling countryside of the Irvine Valley offers a network of country lanes, ideal for walking, cycling and hacking. The popular Burn Anne Walk is a pleasant 5 mile circuit starting from Lockhart’s Tower (Barr Castle) in Galston. The castle has had many uses over the years from a jail to a wood store. There are many opportunities for games sports in the area and some of South West Scotland’s finest salmon and trout fishing. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous courses at Turnberry, Prestwick and Royal Troon. The privately owned Loudon Gowf Club is by Newmilns, about 4 miles and the world class “19” hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle, Kilmaurs (11 miles). There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Ardrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon and there are also many opportunities for game sports in the region with some of south west Scotland’s best salmon and trout fishing available in the area’s lochs and rivers.
There are 4 plots at Middle Third. All involve the conversion and extension of existing farm buildings. Plots 1 and 2 (total area 0.47 acres) comprise the original farmhouse and adjoining farm buildings. These are being marketed as a single lot with the opportunity for a purchaser to either build 2 houses or a single large one. The existing planning consent allows for two substantial 4 bedroom houses.
Plot 3 (0.28 acres) makes use of an existing barn and byre to create an impressive 5 bedroom home with superb open plan living dining kitchen.
Plot 4 (0.25 acres) also utilises an existing barn to form an impressive home with large open plan living area, 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
The seller owns the surrounding farmland and is prepared to sell paddocks or fields with the plots as required by purchasers.
Planning permission was granted on 4th July 2018 (Planning Reference No 18/0310/PP). Copies of the planning consents and plans are also available on request from the Selling Agents.
From Galston, head south through the village on the B7037 (signposted for Sorn). At the edge of the village, turn left onto the Clolckston Road and drive steadily uphill for about 1 mile. Take the second turn on the right and Middle Third is about ½ mile along this road.
Plots At Middle Third Farm, By Galston, East Ayrshire, KA16 9LS