Craigs Farm Lot 1

Symington, South Ayrshire, KA2 9AX

Offers Over £925,000

136.17 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • A productive and adaptable Ayrshire stock farm located in a desirable location.
  • Symington 2 miles , Kilmarnock 6 miles, Glasgow 30 miles.
  • Traditional farmhouse (Four bedrooms, two public rooms).
  • A range of useful modern and traditional farm buildings.
  • Versatile blocks of farmland comprising a mixture of Grade 3 and 4 arable, silage and grazing ground.
  • Private position with views over surrounding countryside.
  • About 91.20 ha (225.37 acres) in total.

Craigs Farm comprises a productive mixed farming unit located within an accessible part of South Ayrshire, between the settlements of Symington and Dundonald. The farm is situated in an area suited to both beef and other mixed farming enterprises and is well placed for access to Kilmarnock (10 miles) and Ayr (12 miles) whilst Glasgow (about 30 miles) can be reached easily via the A/M77.The conservation village of Symington has a range of local amenities with a popular village pub (The Wheatsheaf Inn), post office and shops, with Kilmarnock offering a wider range of facilities including a retail park and cinema whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre is around 24 miles distant. Primary and secondary schooling are available in Symington / Kilmarnock with local private schools at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont House in Newton Mearns and a wider number of independent schools in Glasgow. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock whilst Prestwick and Glasgow Airports are 6 miles and 34 miles away respectively.Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Royal Troon and The Morris Equestrian Centre with fabulous equestrian facilities is about 10 miles away and Muirmill Equestrian Centre, Symington is located around less than half a mile away. The surrounding area has a network of quiet country roads, suitable for walking, hacking and cycling. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Troon, Ardrossan, Largs and Inverkip.This rural area is well served by the agricultural supply industry and the farm is about 12 miles from Ayr Market and an hour’s drive from the livestock market at Stirling.Craigs Farm was a productive dairy farm until 2010 and is now run as a beef unit by John Gray and Sons. The farm is currently stocking a herd of 85 beef cattle with silage and arable crops grown in the summer months. There is a traditional farmhouse set within a steading of traditional buildings. The predominately modern steading is adjoined by a versatile block of farmland to the east, west and south to include some woodland shelter belts and extends in total to (excluding miscellaneous) 88.18 Ha (218.44 Ac).METHOD OF SALEThe sale of Craigs Farm offers Purchasers an opportunity to acquire the farm either as a whole or in two lots.Lot 1: Craigs Farmhouse, farm buildings and land and woodland extending to 55.10 Ha (136.17 Ac)Lot 2: Land at Craigs Farm extending to 36.32 Ha (89.75 Ac)Please note that Lot 2 will not be sold prior to the sale of Lot 1.LOT 1 - CRAIGS FARMHOUSE, FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 55.10 HA (136.17 AC)Craigs FarmhouseThe farmhouse is of traditional stone and slate construction and offers accommodation over 1 and a half storeys. The farmhouse requires a degree of modernisation and comprises four bedrooms, sitting room, public room, family bathroom, kitchen, former milk house and separate pantry. The room layout and dimensions are laid out in more detail in the floor plans contained within the brochure. The farmhouse adjoins a stone and slate byre. It is double glazed throughout, serviced by mains water with an oil AGA but no central heating system is currently in place.To front of the farmhouse is a large attractive well maintained garden area mainly down to lawn and foliage with privet hedging and wooden picket fencing with the added benefit of an outbuilding. To the rear, there is ample parking space within the courtyard.Farm BuildingsThe farm buildings are situated immediately adjacent to the farmhouse and they comprise:1. Feed Store (18m x 7.8m): Steel portal frame with box profile clad, fibre cement roof and concrete floor. Houses bruiser with a roller shutter door.2. Workshop (18m x 9.5m): Steel portal frame with box profile clad, fibre cement roof and concrete floor with a roller shutter door.3. Storage Shed: Timber pole construction, tin roof, timber/tin clad and concrete floor.4. Pole Barn (6.2m x 12.2m): Timber pole construction with timber trusts, tin roof/clad and concrete floor, adjoining lean to timber pole barn with tin clad, earth floor, timber trusts under a fibre cement roof. Utilised for storage.5. Dutch Barn (22.86m x 6m): Steel portal frame construction with tin clad and concrete floor.6. Cattle Court (13.72m x 15.24m): Steel portal frame construction with breeze block walls, tin clad and roof with concrete floor. Central feed passage.7. Slatted Shed (27.43m x 10.5m): Steel portal frame construction, vent air clad and breezeblock walls. Low level slat scrapers with channel to permastore and central feed barrier, with adjoining lean to with cattle handling facilities, open sided with race. (Lean to 27.43m x 4.8m).8. Permastores x 2: 150,000 gallon capacity & 120,000 gallon (Alfa Laval) capacity.9. Silage Pits x 2: Concrete panels and concrete/asphalt floors.10. Slatted Cubicle House (33.5m x 24.7m): Concrete steel portal frame construction (Apex and two lean tos), fibre cement roof, breezeblock walls and vent air clad. Benefits from central feed passage, 84 cubicles, automatic scrapers, circa 6,000 gallons suspended slurry tank below. House the former parlour area with adjoining tank room.11. Traditional Range: Within the main courtyard, there is a range of traditional stone and brick outbuildings under a mixture of slate/asbestos roofing. These are utilised for storage.12. Hay Barn (11.9m x 7.5m): Timber pole construction with tin clad and roof.13. Straw Bedded Court (13.72m x 9.2m): Steel portal frame construction, breezeblock walls, fibre cement roof and clad with a concrete floor and side feed passage.14. Straw Bedded Court (18.28 m x 13.7m): Steel portal frame construction, breezeblock walls, fibre cement roof, breezeblock walls, vent air clad with a concrete floor and central feed passage.In addition, the farm steading also benefits from a concrete apron yard, midden and a storage area for bales.LandThe land at Lot 1 extends to approximately 55.10 Ha (136.17 Ac) in total including roads, yards and buildings. The majority of the farmland has been classified as predominately Grade 4 with areas of Grade 3 by the James Hutton Institute and is contained within one block surrounding the farmhouse and steading. The farmland is partially ploughable but is currently down to grass and used for grazing and fodder production with most fields having access to mains fed water troughs or natural source water supplies. The land is gently undulating and rises overall from 10m above sea level at its lowest point to east of the holding to 80m at its highest point to the west of the farm. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery. Located to the west and south west of the farm steading there are small areas of amenity woodland (2.05 Ac) which provide an element of shelter.NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)Craigs Farm is not located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2023Any payments relating to the 2023 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) for the remainder of the scheme year. The Seller may enter discussions with the Purchaser to transfer the right to receive Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Entitlements in addition to the heritable property by separate negotiation. Further details are available from the Selling Agents.LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)All of the land has been designated as being out with a Non-Less Favoured Area.SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATERussell House, King Street, Ayr, KA8 OBE T: 0300 244 6300 E: SGRPID.ayr@gov.scotMINERALSThe minerals are included within the sale insofar as they are owned by the Seller.TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale as so far as it is owned by the seller.SPORTING RIGHTSIn so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.FIXTURES AND FITTINGSAll fixture and fittings within Craigs Farmhouse are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.INGOING VALUATIONThe purchaser(s) of Craigs 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.DEPOSITA 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.DIRECTIONSFrom Glasgow, take the M77 south towards Ayr. At the 50 mph sign, left (signed for B730 Dundonald and Tarbolton), continue to the roundabout and turn right and carry on over the fly over bridge. At the next roundabout turn left onto the B730 and then turn right and immediately left (signed Dundonald B730). After about 1 mile, turn left on to an unnamed public highway, proceed up this road and at the first bend, take a left turn and the farm will be signposted thereafter. You will pass two cottages on your way up to the farm.POST CODEKA2 9AXWHAT 3 WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and click on link: are strictly by prior appointment and only through the Selling Agents.POSSESSION AND ENTRYEntry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by the seller and the purchaser(s).ANTI MONEY LAUNDERING (AML) REGULATIONSPlease note that under the 2017 AML regulations we are legally required to carry out money laundering checks against purchasers. Upon verbal acceptance of an offer, we require to identify the purchaser for Anti-Money Laundering purposes. Our service provider ‘First AML’ will contact the purchaser to gather the required identification documents. An information sheet is available from the selling agent on request. We are not able to enter a business relationship with a purchaser until they have been identified. Failure to provide required identification may result in an offer not being considered.HEALTH & SAFETYThe property is a working agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to any livestock present and working machinery and equipment on the holding.THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDESThere is a prescriptive right of access for agricultural use from point A to B on the plan in order to access Field 11. There is a prescriptive right over the access road from C-D on the plan to access the farmhouse and steading.There is a right of access to the Lot 2 via Dankeith Caravan Park.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.AMC PLC FINANCEGalbraith 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: