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Carston Farm - Lot 1

Drongan, Ayr, East Ayrshire, KA6 6NQ

Offers Over £450,000


  • Traditional principal farmhouse (four bedrooms, two public rooms).

  • Agriculturally tied modern cottage (three bedrooms, one public room).

  • Traditional and modern buildings.

  • Grade 3 and 4 land.

  • Accessible location close to Ayr.

Carston Farm is a dairy farm extending to 65.60 Ha (162.10 Ac). The farm has a traditional painted stone-built farmhouse with private lawned gardens and an agriculturally tied cottage. The holding benefits from a range of modern and traditional farm …

Carston Farm is a dairy farm extending to 65.60 Ha (162.10 Ac). The farm has a traditional painted stone-built farmhouse with private lawned gardens and an agriculturally tied 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 dairying, livestock housing and storage. The land is split into three blocks bisected by the B7046 and mineral railway. It is mostly ploughable and provides excellent silage ground and grazings. The current farming system is centred on milking 100 Holstein Friesian Cross cows with 80 young stock. All of the land has benefitted from regular fertiliser applications, manure and slurry.

METHOD OF SALE
Carston Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in three lots.
Consideration will be given to a lock, stock and barrel sale.

LOT 1: FARMHOUSE, COTTAGE, STEADING AND LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 9.95 HA (24.59 AC)

The Farmhouse
Carston Farmhouse is a traditional stone built four bedroom dwelling under a slate roof adjoining a range of traditional outbuildings. The accommodation is set over one and a half storeys. The property benefits from large enclosed lawned gardens and views over the surrounding countryside. The farmhouse is in need of modernisation internally.

The Cottage
Ashbank cottage is a detached dwelling of modern construction built in late 2003 with a timber frame and block cavity walls under a pitched tiled roof. Spacious accommodation is offered over on a single floor. The property is in good decorative order throughout having been recently renovated and benefits from its own position west of the main farm steading, its own entrance direct from the public road and lawned gardens. The cottage has an agricultural occupation restriction and is also tied to the holding. Further details are available from the selling agent.

Farm Buildings
The farm buildings at Carston comprise a mixture of modern and traditional structures used for dairying, young stock accommodation and general storage.

Traditional Range
The traditional range adjoins the dwellinghouse and comprise stone walls with a mix of slate/tin roofs. They form a number of stores and former dairy premises with some loose boxes and calf pens.
Cubicle Shed/Dairy (1,350 sqm) with steel portal frame construction, concrete block walls, vent air clad, cement fibre roof and concrete/slatted floor. Internally, there is a 16/32 DeLaval milking parlour, bulk tank room with 6,500L Boumatic tank (Available for sale by separate negotiation), collecting area, straw bedded court and house approximately 120 head. In recent years, works have been undertaken to modernise the dairy premises with a small steel portal frame, block wall and Yorkshire boarding extension to include a bull pen, AI area, handling facilities with a mezzanine office above.
Lean-to Cubicle House (36.5m x 8.5m) with timber and H-beam steel uprights set under a corrugated iron roof and side cladding with internal feed passage and cubicle passage with approximately 31 cubicles.

General Purpose Shed (25.5m x 9.6m) of steel portal frame construction with concrete shuttered walls and corrugated tin cladding and fibre cement roof.

General Purpose Shed (23m x 6.3m) of steel portal frame construction with concrete shuttered walls and tin clad roofing.

Straw Pens (23m x 8.5m) of steel portal frame construction with concrete shuttered walls and tin clad roofing.

Slatted Shed (30m x 8.6m) of steel frame construction with brick walls, fibre cement roof with central feed passage and two slatted pens on either side.

Workshop (8.2m x 4.6m) of steel portal frame construction with concrete shuttered walls, tin cladding and roof.

“Moore” Slurry Store a concrete cylinder tank with approximate capacity for 443,000 gallons.
Silage Pit with earthbank sides, asphalt and concrete floor with capacity for circa 1,500 tonnes.

Midden with concrete panel walls and concrete floor with capacity for approximately 140 tonnes.

Galvanised Molasses Tank on concrete plinth with a 12 tonne capacity. Available for sale by separate negotiation.

Collinson Feed Bin with a 9.5 tonne capacity. Available for sale by separate negotiation.
Farmland

The land extends to 8.97 Ha (22.17 Ac) and is situated to the south of the farm steading. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as predominately Grade 3(1) with a small section of Grade 4(1) and is currently down to pasture with the fields benefitting from a mains trough water supply. The land is gently sloping in aspect sitting at around 125m above sea level adjacent to the B7046 dropping to about 110m on the southern boundary. The land is laid out in a number of well apportioned fields which generally have stock proof boundary fencing. The land in Lot 1 is currently used for livestock grazing but has been used for fodder production previously.