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Craigbank Farm

Aiket Road, Dunlop, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 4BW

Offers Over £725,000


  • A charming small farm in an accessible private location.

  • Dunlop about 1.8 miles.

  • About 63.18 acres (25.57 hectares).

  • Lot 1 Craigbank Farmhouse, buildings and 15.32 acres of land.

  • Farmhouse: 2 Reception Rooms, 4 Bedrooms.

  • Useful farm buildings.

  • Barn with planning permission for conversion to a dwelling house.

  • About 14.53 acres grazing land.

  • Lot 2 About 39.34 acres of land.

  • Lot 3 About 8.52 acres of land.

  • FOR SALE AS A WHOLE OR IN 3 LOTS

CLOSING DATE SET FOR FRIDAY, 28TH JANUARY 2022 AT NOON.

Craigbank Farm is privately situated occupying a peaceful setting on Aiket Road, close to the conservation village of Dunlop, East Ayrshire and within easy travelling distance of Glasgow. Dunlop has a post office, village shop, artisan shop and bakery, well …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR FRIDAY, 28TH JANUARY 2022 AT NOON.

Craigbank Farm is privately situated occupying a peaceful setting on Aiket Road, close to the conservation village of Dunlop, East Ayrshire and within easy travelling distance of Glasgow. Dunlop has a post office, village shop, artisan shop and bakery, well regarded restaurant (Struther Farmhouse), an excellent primary school and railway station with regular services to Glasgow. Stewarton (about 4 miles) has primary and secondary schooling and private schooling at Belmont House, Wellington and Hutchesons are within easy travelling distance. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are easily reachable being 15 and 18 miles distant respectively.

Ayrshire is renowned for its opportunities for outdoor pursuits. The world class “19” hole golf course designed by Colin Montgomerie at Rowallan Castle, which includes a first class hotel and events venue and restaurant (The Glasshouse) is about 8 miles distant. There is a popular racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. Morris Equestrian Centre (8 miles) is a state of the art equestrian facility with a comprehensive range of events throughout the year. The country lanes around Craigbank Farm are excellent for hacking, walking and cycling.

Craigbank Farm is a most attractive small farm. The extended farmhouse and buildings stand in the centre of the farm. The high quality grazing land is in 9 fields, all down to grass, mostly flat and sloping to the Glazert Burn to the south eastern boundary.

The traditional stone farmhouse is built on one and a half storeys with a white render finish and grey painted window facades. Adjoining the farmhouse is a stone barn with potential to convert to further living area/accommodation, subject to the necessary consents.

There are lawned gardens to the rear sheltered by a beech and hawthorn hedge with some mature trees. There is ample parking in the tarmacadam courtyard for several vehicles. To the front of the property is a separate lawned area providing lovely countryside views with a shelter belt of trees and shrubs.

There is a useful range of stone and brick outbuildings. Planning permission has been obtained for conversion of one of the farm buildings to a residential dwelling house (Reference 21/0439/PP).

Craigbank Farm is offered for sale as a Whole or in 3 lots.

Lot 1 Craigbank Farmhouse, Buildings and 15.32 acres

Craigbank Farmhouse enjoys a south easterly aspect. The accommodation comprises:

Ground Floor:
Sitting Room, Living Room, Kitchen/Dining Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Utility Room, Shower Room.

First Floor:
2 Bedrooms, Bathroom. Separate staircase with further bedroom.

Craigbank Farm is approached via gates leading down the private tarmacadam drive flanked by hawthorn hedging which leads to a courtyard area with parking for several cars and vehicles in front of the farmhouse. The spacious accommodation comprises an entrance porch opening into the reception hall which in turn leads to a ground floor bedroom with built-in wardrobes. There is a pleasant sitting room with Victorian style cast iron fireplace, the kitchen is fitted with a range of fitted floor and wall units with one and a half bowl sink and tiled backdrop with space for cooker and fridge. There is a dining area with French doors opening out to the west. Beyond the kitchen is a utility room with sink and plumbing for washing machine/tumble dryer and a shower room. There is an impressive light and bright living room with port hole window and a large sandstone fireplace, and a set of French doors leading outside. From the kitchen, stairs lead to a further bedroom. On the first floor, there are two well-proportioned bedrooms and a bathroom with shower over bath. With oil fired central heating and double glazing, the farmhouse has ample storage space throughout.

Buildings
The farm buildings comprise:

Adjoining the Farmhouse:
Stone Barn: About 8.824m x 5.38m
Stone built with concrete floor, slate roof.

To the south west is a range of outbuildings:

Barn: About 14.24m x 4.95m
Stone barn with box profile roof, concrete floor, electricity and water.

Hay Shed: About 17.6m x 10.7m
Earth floor, corrugated roof, concrete supports. Diesel tank.

Storage Shed: About 17.5m x 7.3m
Brick with sliding door entrance and box profile roof. With planning permission for conversion.

General Purpose Shed: About 18.2m x 9m
Brick/block, concrete floor with Yorkshire boarding cement fibre roof. Open fronted.

There is about 14.53 acres of grazing land with natural water from the Glazert Burn.

Lot 2 About 39.34 acres land
Lot 2 extends to approximately 39.34 acres (15.92 ha). The land is principally classified as Grade 4(1) by the James Hutton Institute. The Glazert Burn runs through fields 8, 10 and 11.

Lot 3 About 8.52 acres land

Lot 3 is south facing, comprising 8.52 acres (3.45 ha) in 2 enclosures.

The house was let until recently for commercial use. Planning permission to return it to residential use (which is a formality) has been applied for.

Planning Permission has been obtained for the conversion of the storage shed to a residential dwelling house (Reference 21/0439/PP). Copies of the planning consent and plans are available on request from the selling agents.

All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm code is 204/0005.

There are mains troughs in field 2 and between fields 5 and 7, fed from the home mains supply. In the event of a sale in lots, the purchasers of lots 2 and 3 will be required to install appropriate deduction meters.

There are no Basic Payment Entitlements available for sale.

All of the land has been designated as being within a Less-Favoured Area.

From Glasgow take the M77 south, following signs for Kilmarnock. Leave the motorway at Junction 7 and turn right onto the B778, crossing over the mini roundabout, signed to Stewarton. On entering Stewarton (about 3.5 miles) cross straight across at the traffic lights heading for Dunlop village. In Dunlop take the left hand turning down Main Street, heading for Beith. At the Kirk (foot of Main Street) turn right for Beith. After two very sharp right angled bends take first left up a very narrow country road (Aiket Road). The drive to Craigbank Farm is on the left opposite a small row of houses.

Alternatively, take the M8 out of Glasgow for Airport and on to Irvine (A767) till Beith Bypass is reached (in about 15 miles). Keep on the bypass till one sees the left sign marked “Barrmill, Dunlop”. Go through Barrmill and cross the Barrhead - Irvine road (in about 1.5 miles). In half a mile, on the road to Dunlop, take the right turn just past the large white cottage. Proceed along the lane and Craigbank Farm is on the left hand side.

CRAIGBANK FARM, AIKET ROAD, DUNLOP, KILMARNOCK, EAST AYRSHIRE, KA3 4BW

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