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 a renowned pedigree breeding farm extending to 285.05 Ac (115.36 Ha). The farm has an attractive five bedroom detached painted stone-built farmhouse with private lawned gardens and a cottage. The holding benefits from a range of modern and traditional farm buildings which sit to the east and west of the farmhouse and are suitable for livestock housing and storage. Some of these would be suitable for other purposes including equestrian use and for conversion to further residential accommodation subject to the appropriate planning and other consents being obtained. The land is split into two blocks bisected by the A713. It is mostly ploughable and provides excellent silage ground, arable in rotation and grazings.
Smithston Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in six lots.
Lot 2: Land and Buildings
The land extends to 84.76 Ac (34.30 Ha) and is split into various enclosures which are bisected by the former Ayr to Dalmellington Railway. The land rises from 120m at the banks of the River Doon to 160m above sea level. The land is graded as 4(1) according to the James Hutton Institute.
Cattle Shed (31.7m x 17.5m)
Steel portal frame construction with central feed passage, part slatted part concrete floor under fibre cement roof with ventilated ridge. The building has 2.1m slurry tanks beneath that can be emptied at either end.
Straw Bedded Cattle Court (31.7m x 7.04m)
Steel portal frame construction with tin clad and earth floor.
**An additional farm cottage is available to the purchaser of Lot 2 for offers over £100,000.**