Located in a rural position, Smithston Farm is a short distance from Dalrymple village close to Ayr town in the south west of Scotland which is well known for its mild climate. The established market town of Ayr has a …
Located in a rural position, Smithston Farm is a short distance from Dalrymple village close to 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 coeducational 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.
Smithston Farm is an attractive small farm extending to approximately 20.6 Ac (8.33 Ha) in total. The farm has an attractive and substantial five bedroom detached painted stonebuilt farmhouse with private lawned gardens and a modernised cottage. The holding benefits from a range of modern and traditional buildings which sit to the east and west of the farmhouse which could be suitable for a number of purposes including equestrian, storage and for conversion to further residential accommodation subject to the appropriate planning and other consents being obtained.
Smithston Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in two 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 en-suite. 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.
A single storey former stone byre conversion comprising an open plan kitchen/living area, bedroom, adjoining dressing room, bathroom, utility and hallway. There is opportunity for further conversion, subject to obtaining the necessary consents, with the attic fully floored and Velux windows. To the rear, there is a small lawned garden with decking bordered by timber fencing. There is an additional triangular paddock bound by fencing and a stone dyke.
The 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 and 6.0m x 4.0m). There is also a former rendered stone/brick byre with asbestos roof (30.0m x 7.7m).
Store Shed (18.3m x 12.1m)
A four bay steel portal framed building with box profile cladding and roof with a concrete floor.
General Purpose 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.
General Purpose Shed (14.6m x 4.2m)
Steel portal frame with block walls, Yorkshire boarding under profile sheet roofing with concrete floor.
General Purpose Shed (18.2m x 6.1m)
Steel portal frame four bay cattle shed with tin clad, box profile roof and concrete flooring.
General Purpose Shed (17.6m x 13.3m)
Steel portal frame under fibre cement roof with concrete floor, Yorkshire boarding and block walls.
General Purpose 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.
General Purpose (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.
Lagoon (About 35m x 45m)
Former Slurry lagoon which could be infilled for other uses or used as a pond subject to the relevant consents.
Concrete floor and walls to 1.8m and with an underground effluent tank with capacity for approximately 2,000 gallons.
The holding extends to about 10.35 Ac (4.18 Ha) in total and the grazing is situated around the farmhouse and buildings. It is split into three useful grazing paddocks and is graded by the James
Hutton Institute as Grade 4(1) and 4(2).
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. Together these systems generate a substantial income which is helpful to offset the running costs of the properties. 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.