Bogend is a delightful small farm with countryside views quietly situated between Sorn and Galston in East Ayrshire. Galston (4.7 miles) has both primary and secondary schooling, a popular leisure centre, supermarket and a good range of local shops. Nearby …
Bogend is a delightful small farm with countryside views quietly situated between Sorn and Galston in East Ayrshire. Galston (4.7 miles) has both primary and secondary schooling, a popular leisure centre, supermarket and a good range of local shops. Nearby Sorn (5 miles) also has a primary school, post office, café and well regarded local inn. Kilmarnock (6 miles) and the county town of Ayr (16 miles) both have a wider range of amenities including shops, supermarkets, restaurants, cinemas, sporting facilities. Glasgow is commutable via the A/M77. Kilmarnock has a main line railway station and provides regular services to Glasgow and beyond. Prestwick and Glasgow Airports (about 18 and 33 miles respectively) offer regular scheduled and international flights.
Located in a tranquil and private position, Bogend Farm is ideal for those looking for a small farm or anyone with equestrian interests. The farmhouse has been expertly renovated to create a superb four bedroom house. In total there are about 64.7 acres, with a mix of grazing land, some mixed amenity woodland and useful farm buildings, detached garage, former stables and store. The former milking shed and byre adjoin the house and subject to necessary planning could be converted into additional accommodation.
The original farmhouse has been finished to an exacting standard throughout. The property has a high level of specification and is eco-friendly with ground source heat pump and electricity from the wind turbine.
Lot 1: Farmhouse, buildings and 24.7 acres
Built in the eighteenth century of stone with a pitched slate roof, Bogend now offers luxury accommodation whilst still retaining the character and charm of the original building. The accommodation comprises a beautiful breakfasting farmhouse kitchen with a four oven Aga, floor mounted Neptune kitchen cabinets and a free standing dresser. There is a Belfast sink set in a Silestone worktop, integrated dishwasher and Travertine flooring which continues into the adjacent large utility room with sink, cooker point, fridge, Miele washing machine and large walk in larder. The comfortable study/family room has a multi fuel stove set on original slate from the old dairy. The dining room with open coal fire has dual aspect windows and there is large cloakroom accessed from the hall. The sitting room is a stunning 42’ room with two sets of French doors to the front elevation, engineered oak flooring, a Hwam wood burning stove and an oak staircase leading to the first floor where there is a bright gallery overlooking the room.
The master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite bathroom with slate flooring. There is a separate staircase from the entrance hall which leads to a relaxation area from which there are three generously sized bedrooms which have been designed with high level windows to provide a light and airy ambience, one of which has an ensuite shower room. The luxury bathroom is fitted with underfloor heating, heated towel rails, Duravit wash hand basin, w.c. and walk-in shower with glass screen and a beautiful Victoria & Albert free standing bath with contemporary fittings. The house has ample cupboard storage.
Adjoining the property is a four car garage with electrically operated insulated roller door, power and light. At the opposite end of the house is a former byre and former milking shed with power and recently re-slated.
Dutch Barn (About 60’ x 24’ and 42’2” x 18’1”)
Corrugated iron and steel. Full height doors part concrete floor and part compacted earth.
Cubicle Shed with Silage Clamp (About 95’7” x 90’2”)
Brick built with corrugated roof. Concrete floor. Electricity and water. This building has been let out for winter livestock housing in recent years.
Detached Garage (About 23’ x 10’0”)
With light and adjacent former stables which requires a new roof.
The entrance to the farmhouse is via a tarred driveway leading to gravel chips and a border with climbing roses. The front garden is mainly laid to lawn with open aspects over the land. The Killoch Burn runs through the rear garden where there is a large paved area and an ideal area set out for a vegetable plot.
The 14.8 acres of grazing land is in good heart and principally graded 4(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research. There is also 8.17 acres of mixed amenity woodland which have been planted under a Woodland Grant Scheme.
The wind turbine site is leased to the previous owner of Bogend who owns the turbine itself and associated equipment for £1 per annum. The landlord, the owner of Bogend benefits from free electricity generated by the turbine when it is operating but does not receive the Feed in Tariff (FIT) income. The lease terminates when the FIT ceases at the landlord's option, the tenant shall either remove the turbine or sell the turbine to the landlord.
Lot 2: About 24 acres of land
About 24 acres of grazing land in two enclosures with several access points and water from the burn, graded 4(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research.
Lot 3: About 16 acres of land
About 16 acres of grazing land with several access points and water from a natural source. The land has been graded 4(2) by the James Hutton Institute for Soil Research.
There are no Basic Payment entitlements with the land.
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 the A77 Whitletts roundabout at Ayr, take the B743 to Mauchline. At the traffic lights in the centre of Mauchline turn left then immediately right onto the B743 Sorn Road. At Sorn Castle, turn left on to the B7037, proceed along this road for about 3 miles. Turn right onto a minor public road passing Barsparroch and Tongue Farm and continue to Bogend Farm on the left hand side.
From Glasgow, take the M77 towards, Kilmarnock. At Junction 6 (signposted Galston, A77) slip left. Go through Galston and follow the signs for Sorn. Continue along this road passing the cottages at Sornhill. After passing Meikleyard, take the second minor public road on the left passing Barsparroch and Tongue Farm and continue to Bogend Farm on the left hand side.
Heating and hot water from Ground Source Heat pump
Oil for Aga
Private water from spring with UV paper filter treatment plant (tested September 2018)
Private drainage to Aerobic digestive treatment tank