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Holehouse & High Armsheugh - Lot 1

Irvine, North Ayrshire, KA11 2AF

Offers Over £750,000

  • Lot 1: Farmhouse and buildings in about 86.46 acres.

  • Traditional 1'5 storey farmhouse (3 bedrooms, 2 public rooms).

  • Good range of traditional and modern buildings suitable for agricultural and equestrian uses.

Holehouse and High Armsheugh are located adjacent to each other on the north eastern periphery of Irvine town in North Ayrshire some 15 miles north of Ayr and 28 miles south west of Glasgow City Centre. Transport links within …

Holehouse and High Armsheugh are located adjacent to each other on the north eastern periphery of Irvine town in North Ayrshire some 15 miles north of Ayr and 28 miles south west of Glasgow City Centre. Transport links within the area are excellent with a regular train service to Glasgow from Irvine. Glasgow and Prestwick Airport are 22 and 11 miles respectively and offer regular
scheduled flights. Irvine provides an excellent range of comprehensive services and facilities
including primary and secondary schooling, retail centre, restaurants and large supermarkets. 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. This rural area is well served by the agricultural supply industry and the farm lies close to the Ayr Livestock Market (16 miles).

Holehouse and High Armsheugh extend in total to circa 203.83 acres and are farmed as one unit with ground suitable for grazing, silage and cropping with the majority capable of being ploughed. The land is bound by stock proof fencing and served by both a natural and mains water supply. The farmhouse is situated at Holehouse and is of traditional nature with accommodation over one and
a half storeys. An extensive steading lends itself well to the farming enterprise. In addition, there is a telecommunications mast and pockets of woodland. The current farming enterprise is centred on the rearing of a prize winning pedigree herd of Simmental cattle and a DIY livery business.

Holehouse and High Armsheugh is offered for sale as a whole or in 6 lots.

Lot 1: Farmhouse and buildings in about 34.99 Ha (86.46 Ac)

Holehouse Farmhouse
The farmhouse is situated within a traditional U-shaped courtyard. It is of traditional stone
construction and is set under a pitched slate roof with dormer windows. The ccommodation
is over 1 and ½ storeys and comprises the following: kitchen, dining room, living room, family bathroom, porch and three bedrooms. There is a large enclosed lawned garden surrounding the property on three aspects with kennels and patio area to the front.

Farm Buildings
The buildings lie to the south of the farmhouse with a sizeable yard area surrounding the buildings which are bisected by the farm road.

Traditional Range:
Constructed from stone under a slate roof adjoining the farmhouse providing farm office, former byres and storage. Constructed from rendered brick/stone under a slate/fibre cement roof. Utilised for stabling and workshop/storage. Two small tin lean-to’s, to the rear housing kennels and a garage.

Modern Range:
Straw Courts – About 30m x 15.5m - of steel portal frame construction with block walls, wooden clad under a fibre cement roof. Individual straw bedded pens with central feed passage.

Atcost Building – About 17.5m x 13.5m - of concrete frame construction with brick walls, concrete floor under fibre cement roof. Houses straw beds with central feed passage. To the rear is an extension which stores cake and straw - 5.4m x 13.5m.

General Purpose Shed – About 36m x 12m - of steel portal frame construction (6 bays), with blocks walls to 7ft, wooden and box profile clad with earth floor under a fibre cement roof. Recently constructed (Early 2021). Used for cattle pens and storage.

Dutch Barns - There are three five bay Dutch barns constructed of steel and tin clad mostly utilisedfor the storage of hay and straw.

L Shaped Stables - Adjoins two of the Dutch barns and are of timber pole upright construction with wooden clad, breezeblock walls under a tin roof. Houses 13 stables.
Outdoor Riding Arena - About 25m x 50m. Constructed in 2010. Enclosed by wooden fencing.

Silage Pit - Concrete panel walls

The land extends to 32.68 Ha (80.75 Ac) and surrounds the farm steading. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as a mixture of Grade 3(1) and Grade 3(2) and is currently down to pasture with some amenity woodland. The land is laid out in a number of well apportioned fields with the River Annick forming the eastern boundary.

All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm location code is 199/0013.

The Basic Payment Entitlements will be available for sale by separate negotiation. Further details of the Basic Payment Entitlement are available from the Selling Agent.

Any payments relating to the 2022 scheme year will be retained by the Seller. If applicable, the purchaser(s) will be responsible upon occupation of the subjects of sale to comply fully with the Statutory Management requirements to maintain the farmland in Good Agricultural and
Environmental Condition (GAEC) as laid down under the Cross Compliance rules of the Basic
Payment Scheme (BPS) 2022 for the remainder of the scheme year.

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

Scottish Government Agriculture and Rural Economy, Russell House, King Street, Ayr, KA8 OBE.
Tel: 0300 244 6300

North Ayrshire Council, Cunninghame House, Irvine, KA12 8EE, Tel: 01294 310000

Mitchells Roberton, George House, 36 North Hanover Street, Glasgow, G1 2AD.

The mineral rights are included in the sale insofar as they are owned by the Seller.

All fallen and standing timber is included in the sale insofar as it is owned.

In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.

No fixture and fittings within Holehouse Farmhouse are included in the sale price but some may be available by separate negotiation.

The purchaser(s) of Holehouse and High Armsheugh shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over and pay for at a valuation to be agreed by a mutually appointed valuer(s) with respect to the following:
1. All cultivations and growing crops on a seeds, labour, lime, fertiliser, sprays and machinery basis with an increment representing the enhanced value of the establishment and age of such crops.
2. All feed stuffs, hay, straw, fodder, roots, silage and farmyard manure and other produce at market value.
3. All oils, fuel, fertilisers, sprays, chemicals, seeds, and sundries at cost.
Note: If the amount of the valuations has not been agreed on the date fixed for completion,
then the purchaser shall pay to the seller such a sum as selling agents shall certify on account at the valuation pending agreement. Should the payment not be made within seven days then the interest will become payable on outstanding monies at 8% over Bank of Scotland borrowing rate.

The sale will be subject to the purchaser(s) entering into an agreement with the sellers supported by a standard security in favour of the Sellers over the lot (s) in question to pay to the Sellers 25% of the uplift in value in the event of planning permission being granted for development for any purpose other than agricultural during the period of 25 years following the date of sale. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.

A deposit of 10% of the purchase price shall be paid within seven days of completion of Missives. Deposit will be non-refundable in the event of the purchaser failing to complete for reasons not
attributable to the Seller or their Agents.

The date of entry will be by mutual agreement.


Strictly by appointment with the Selling Agents.

Vacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the
seller and the purchaser(s).

Please note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. To enable us to complete these checks purchasers will need to provide along with their offer either:
a) originals of primary (eg a passport) and secondary (eg current council tax or utility bill) ID;
b) copies of such primary and secondary ID certified and dated by the purchasers’ solicitors as true copies along with written confirmation from the purchasers’ solicitors that they accept that we will be relying on this copy ID for AML purposes.
Failure to provide this information may result in an offer not being considered.

The purchaser of Lot 4 will have a servitude right of access over the track marked A to B on the plan.

The purchaser of Lot 2 will have a servitude right of access over the track marked B to C on the plan.

There is a Family Burial site located in in Parcel 23 of Lot 1 and there will be reserved in favour of the family of the late owner a servitude right of pedestrian access thereto to visit and maintain the memorial stones over Parcels 23 and 26 of Lot 1.

The subjects are sold together with and subject to all existing rights of way, servitudes, wayleaves and others whether contained in the Title Deeds or otherwise, and purchasers will be deemed as
satisfied themselves in respect thereof.

The property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm buildings, farm land and water courses.

Galbraith are approved Agents for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and we can assist you in securing finance loans for a variety of farming purposes including the purchase of land and property, restructuring debt, and to provide working capital for diversification, improving or erecting farm buildings. For further details and to discuss any proposals in confidence please contact Alistair Christie in our Galbraith Stirling Office on 01786 435047 Email: alistair.christie@