Located in a rural position, Smithston Farm is a short distance from Dalrymple village close to the Ayr town in the south west of Scotland which is well known for its mild climate. The established market town of Ayr has …
Located in a rural position, Smithston Farm is a short distance from Dalrymple village close to the Ayr town in the south west of Scotland which is well known for its mild climate. The established market town of Ayr has a wide range of excellent services including cinema and retail centre and large supermarkets. Ayr offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, sports and leisure facilities. Wellington School is the highly regarded private co-educational school in Ayr and there are several well regarded state schools. Further education is well served by West of Scotland University Campus and Ayr College. Ayr has a mainline railway station with a regular service to Glasgow and beyond. Prestwick Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is within 12 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible by rail and road via the M77. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry, Royal Troon and Prestwick courses. The popular racecourse in Ayr holds the Scottish Grand National and there are yacht marinas at Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. Salmon and sea trout fishing is available on various Ayrshire rivers including the Doon and the Ayr and the enjoyable River Ayr Way Walk is close by. Alloway, south of Ayr, is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns. In addition to golf and sailing, the Ayrshire coastline is renowned for its beautiful beaches and vistas all within a short drive of the property. This rural area is well served by the agricultural supply industry and the farm lies close to the Ayr Mart.
Smithston Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in six lots.
Lot 1: Smithston Farm
Smithston Farmhouse is a traditional stone built dwelling under a slate roof enjoying a south westerly aspect with views over the River Doon. The accommodation is laid out over two floors and comprises the following: kitchen/diner, dining room, living room, office, utility, family room, two family bathrooms and five bedrooms, three of which are ensuite.
There is a well maintained lawned garden with a sheltered seating area.
Prior to Covid-19, the current owners ran a very successful Bed and Breakfast business from the farmhouse welcoming over 900 guests per annum. Their website is: www.smithstonfarmhouse.com.
**An additional farm cottage is available to the purchaser of Lot 1 for offers over £100,000.**
Smithston Farm is a well-equipped beef and sheep unit with the buildings situated around the farmhouse and traditional steading. The farm buildings are as follows:
Stone construction under a slate / corrugated iron roof. The buildings include the following: stables (4.9m x 8.8m), garage (5.4m x 3.2m), kennels (14.6m x 5.6m), store (6.2m x 6.4m) and two workshops (5.6m x 6.1m & 6.0m x 4.0m). There is also a former rendered stone/brick byre with asbestos roof (30.0m x 7.7m).
Grain/Store Shed (18.3m x 12.1m)
A four bay steel portal framed building with box profile cladding and roof with a concrete floor.
Lambing Shed (6.2m x 18.3m)
A four bay steel portal framed shed constructed with box profile cladding and roof with a concrete floor. There is an adjoining brick built lean-to (11.3m x 6.3m) with corrugated iron clad under profile sheet roofing.
Bull Pens (14.6m x 4.2m)
Steel portal frame with block walls, Yorkshire boarding under profile sheet roofing with concrete floor.
Cattle Pens (18.2m x 6.1m)
Steel portal frame four bay cattle shed with tin clad, box profile roof and concrete flooring.
Lambing Shed (17.6m x 13.3m)
Steel portal frame under fibre cement roof with concrete floor, Yorkshire boarding and block walls.
Lambing Shed (31.5m x 8.7m)
Steel portal frame under box profile roof with part Yorkshire boarding part box profile clad, feed barriers and concrete floor.
Hay Shed (18.4m x 19.5m)
Steel portal frame with twin span corrugated iron roof, hardcore flooring and corrugated iron cladding. This building has an adjoining lean-to covered area.
Cattle Shed (19.5m x 18.8m)
Steel portal framed cattle shed under asbestos roof with tin clad and block walls. Central feed passage with slatted accommodation on either side.
Cattle Shed (25.0m x 15.0m)
Steel portal framed cattle shed under a fibre cement roof with brick walls and Yorkshire boarding. Houses the biomass boiler and solar panels on roof.
Earth banked silage pit with capacity for approximately 3,000 tonnes.
Slurry lagoon with holding capacity of approximately 800,000 gallons.
Concrete floor and walls to 1.8m and with an underground effluent tank with capacity for approximately 2,000 gallons. Currently filled with whole crop.
The land extends to 19.69 Ac (7.97 Ha) and is situated to the south east of the farm steading running adjacent to the A713. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as Grade 4(1) and is currently down to pasture with the fields benefitting from a mains and natural water supply. The land rises from approximately 150m to 160m above sea level at its highest point.
In 2014, a 100kW Heizomat woodchip biomass boiler was commissioned which provides heating to both the farmhouse and cottage. In October 2012, a 12 kW solar panel system was installed on the roof of one the agricultural buildings. Further details on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and Feed In Tariff (FIT) payments can be requested from the selling agents. As part of the sale, the ownership and the right to the payments will be transferred.