Nether Barr Farm is located on the outskirts of Barr on the banks of the River Stinchar, close to Girvan in South Ayrshire. The local village of Barr is a conservation village which benefits from a primary school and post …
Nether Barr Farm is located on the outskirts of Barr on the banks of the River Stinchar, close to Girvan in South Ayrshire. The local village of Barr is a conservation village which benefits from a primary school and post office. The established town of Girvan provides extensive services including senior schooling, banking facilities, shops, and sports/recreational facilities. The property is in close proximity to the B734 leading to the A714 and A77. Girvan has a mainline railway station with a regular service to Ayr, Glasgow and beyond. Glasgow Prestwick Airport is 27 miles with regular international flights. Nether Barr is within 25 miles from both Ayr and Newton Stewart Livestock markets. 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 Stinchar. About 30 km of tracks and paths have been joined together to create varied trails through the beautiful countryside near the village of Barr.
Nether Barr Farm is a beef and sheep farm extending in total to approximately 287.25 Ac (116.25 Ha). The current owners have farmed Nether Barr for a number of decades with the farming operations currently centred upon the running of 90 beef cows and 400 breeding ewes. The land is of productive Grade 4 nature, as classified by the James Hutton Institute, providing grazing and silage for the business whilst in previous years the land has grown barley. Nether Barr further benefits from a range of farm buildings which are suitable for livestock housing and storage. The farm has a large two storey traditional painted stone farmhouse with private lawned gardens and greenhouse. On the roof of the General Purpose Shed, there are 17 solar panels which provide an income and cost saving to the farm.
METHOD OF SALE
Nether Barr Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in two lots.
Lot 1: Farmhouse and buildings in about 61.43 Ac (24.86 Ha).
Nether Barr Farmhouse
The farmhouse at Nether Barr is of traditional stone and slate construction with a later brick extension and offers spacious accommodation over two storeys. This includes four bedrooms, four public rooms, kitchen and a family bathroom with considerable scope for modernisation. There is full central heating throughout the farmhouse with the added benefit of double glazing. Adjoining the farmhouse there is a traditional range of buildings constructed from stone under a slate roof forming byres and storage.
Cattle Shed – About 25m x 18.5m – of steel portal frame construction, ventair cladding, fibre cement and tin roof with concrete floor. Houses 28 cubicles with a feed barrier.
Calf Shed – About 16m x 9.8m – of steel portal frame construction, box profile cladding, block walls under a fibre cement roof. Divided with internal block walling.
Byre – About 19.8m x 6.6m – of stone and slate construction.
Open Court – About 14.5m x 8.9m – of block wall construction, concrete floor under a box
profile roof. Divided into an upper and an lower section.
Young Stock Shed – About 24.6m x 13.4m – of steel portal frame construction, tin cladding, block walls under a fibre cement and tin roof. Two lean-to’s of steel portal frame construction with timber pole uprights.
General Purpose – About 26.6m x 15.5m – of steel portal frame construction, block walls, box profile clad, fibre cement roof and concrete/earth floor.
Straw and Hay Shed – About 9.2m x 8.8m – of steel portal frame construction, block walls,
tin cladding with tin roof.
Poly Tunnel – About 21.4m x 7.5m – polythene cover.
Silage Pit - About 30m x 12m - concrete and sleeper walls.
The following items are for sale by separate valuation:
• Roblew Feed Bin - 10t split
• Molasses Tank - 8t
• Bunded Diesel Tank - 1,200L
• Electric Scales and Cattle Handling Facilities.
The land extends to about 56.73 Ac (22.96 Ha) and surrounds the farm steading. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as Grade 4(1) 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 Stinchar forming the western boundary and the public road forming the eastern boundary. The land rises from approximately 105m to 130m above sea level, and is serviced by natural water sources and mains water troughs.
Lot 2: 225.82 Ac (91.39 Ha)
The land within lot 2 extends to about 225.65 Ac (91.32 Ha) and is situated east of the farm steading and can be accessed directly from Glenginnet Road. The land is graded by
the James Hutton Institute as a mixture of Grade 4(1) and 4(2) and is currently utilised for livestock grazing and silage. The land rises from approximately 120m to 227m above sea level and is serviced by natural water sources. Field 21 (approximately 58.51 Ac (23.68 Ha)) was planted in 2015 with predominantly a Sitka spruce crop with smaller areas of Norway spruce and native broadleaves. Grant payments in relation to this planting scheme have come to an end.
It should be noted that we have not had sight of the title plan for Nether Barr Farm. As such, the boundaries have been drawn to the best of our knowledge but may be subject to change. We reserve the right to amend the sale plan during the marketing process. Those who have noted interest will be made aware.
SERVICES, COUNCIL TAX AND ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Water - Mains
Drainage - Septic tank
Electricity - Mains
Heating - Oil
Council Tax - Bank D
EPC - E(51)
Tenure - Freehold
All the farmland is registered for IACS purposes and the farm location code is 69/194/0044.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2022
The Basic Payment Entitlements are included within the sale; 89.46 Ha of Region 1 entitlements are held.
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.
LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)
All of the land has been designated as being within a Less-Favoured Area.
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATE
Scottish Government Agriculture and Rural Economy, Russell House, King Street, Ayr, KA8 OBE. Tel: 0300 244 6300
South Ayrshire Council, County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR.
Smith & Valentine, 34 Dalrymple Street, Girvan, KA26 9AE
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. There is a ½ mile of single bank salmon fishing on the River Stinchar (a small stretch being double banked).
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Curtains, carpets and fixed floor coverings within the farmhouse are included in the sale
price. No other fixtures and fittings within Nether Barr Farmhouse are included in the sale price but some may be available by separate negotiation.
The purchaser(s) of Nether Barr Farm 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.