Borland Mains

Cumnock, East Ayrshire, KA18 3BX

Offers Over £950,000

280.46 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • An adaptable ring-fenced stock farm located in a private position.
  • Cumnock 3.5 miles Ayr 17.5 miles Glasgow 42 miles
  • Traditional Farmhouse (four bedrooms, two public rooms) Requiring renovation.
  • A range of useful agricultural buildings.
  • A block of mainly Grade 4 and 5 grazing land with planting potential subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
  • Private position with views over surrounding countryside.
  • About 113.97 Ha (281.62 Ac) in total.

Borland Mains Farm comprises a mixed farming unit located approximately 3.5 miles southeast of Cumnock, 17.5 miles east of the market town of Ayr and 42 miles south of Glasgow City. The farm is in close proximity to the A76 which runs from Kilmarnock to Dumfries and can be accessed easily off an unnamed B-Road that stems from Loganhill Road which adjoins the A76.Cumnock offers a wide range of facilities including primary schooling, supported learning centre and secondary schooling, medical practice and local shops. The refurbished New Cumnock outdoor swimming pool (The Tamar Manoukian Pool) is open for the community to enjoy. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from New Cumnock and Ayr (17.5 miles). Prestwick Airport is about 22 miles away with regular scheduled flights and Glasgow International Airport is approximately 40 miles. The New Cumnock Access Network Paths has developed some interesting local walks in the area including the Knockshinnoch Lagoons which goes round a 130 hectare Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve, Burns Cairn and Glen Afton. 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 21 miles 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 16 miles from Ayr Livestock Market.METHOD OF SALEBorland Mains is offered for sale as a whole.BORLAND MAINS FARMHOUSE, FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 113.50 HA (280.46 AC)Borland Mains Farmhouse is a traditional stone and brick built four bedroom farmhouse under a pitched slate roof with cast rainwater goods. It is PVC double glazed throughout and is serviced by a private water supply, septic tank drainage and mains electric. At present, there is no central heating system but there is a converted oil fired rayburn cooker in the kitchen. Whilst not currently habitable, the farmhouse presents opportunities for a full renovation project or conversion into the adjoining traditional buildings subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.The accommodation is over two storeys and comprises: kitchen, pantry, back stairs leading to a storage room, four bedrooms, sitting room (with open fire), dining room, family room and a family bathroom (bath, w.c. & wash hand basin).Borland Mains benefits from a garden area to the rear whilst there is an attractive vegetable garden and hen huts to the front of the property with views over the surrounding Ayrshire countryside.Farm BuildingsThere is a range of traditional outbuildings of stone construction under slate/partial box profile roofs that adjoin the farmhouse. These are mostly redundant for use including a former byre, wood store and garage. The remaining farm buildings comprise the following:1. Dutch Hay Barn (18.5m x 7.2m) of steel portal frame construction, tin & box profile clad walls, earth floor, under a tin roof with an open side.2. General Purpose Shed (22.7m x 18.5m) of steel portal frame construction, with block walls, concrete floor, with tin cladding under a fibre cement roof.3. Brick Outbuilding (4.07m x 6.06m) of brick and block construction under a tin roof.4. Tin Lean-to (3.7m x 10.5m) of pole barn construction under a box profile roof and clad.Other buildings adjoining the farmhouse as per the floor plan:5. Shed (9.51m x 6.27m) of brick construction with box profile roof and concrete floor, split into sections for lambing / calf pens.6. Shed (11.84m x 8.48m) of steel portal frame construction, box profile roof with stone and block walls with concrete floor.7. Byre (14.36m x 6.04m) of concrete wall construction, box profile roof, tin clad with concrete floor and traditional byre stalls.8. Store (5.41m x 3.21m) of concrete wall construction, concrete floor under a box profile roof.9. Store (5.37m x 4.34m) of stone and slate construction.In addition, there is a former midden, silage pit and bale storage area.The LandBorland Mains Farm is a ring-fenced unit with land which surrounds the steading and extends to 113.50 Ha (280.46 Ac), with most of the land lying to the southeast. The land has a western exposure and is a typical upland farm ranging in elevation from 720ft to 1,050ft above sea level at its highest point. The land, which is down to permanent pasture with some rough grazing, is of Grade 4(2), 5(1) and 5(2) nature with the soil being a medium to heavy loam. The fencing is of stock proof condition with some dry stone dykes on the hill ground. Water is drawn from natural resources. All the in by pasture can be accessed via the farm steading whilst the hill ground can be accessed by a four wheel drive vehicle.IMPORTANT NOTEThe land and buildings are let out to two local graziers on an informal basis, however vacant possession will be made available on completion of the sale.NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)The land at Borland Mains is not included within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.IACSAny 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. No entitlements are available as part of the sale.LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)All the land has been designated as being within a Less-Favoured Area.HISTORIC SCOTLANDFrom the data stored on Historic Scotland’s website, we are not aware of any Scheduled Monuments which affect the property.LOCAL AUTHORITYEast Ayrshire Council, Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 7BUT: 01563 554400SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT RURAL PAYMENTS AND INSPECTIONS DIRECTORATERussell House, King Street, Ayr, KA8 OBET: 0300 244 6300 E: SGRPID.ayr@gov.scotMINERALSThe minerals are included within the sale in so far as they are owned by the Seller.TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale in 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 Borland Mains Farmhouse are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.INGOING VALUATIONThe purchaser(s) of Borland Mains shall, in addition to the purchase price, be obliged to take over andpay 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 have 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 notattributable to the Seller or their Agents.DIRECTIONSFrom Glasgow, take the M77 south towards Kilmarnock. Keep right at the fork to continue onto the A77. At the Bellfield interchange take the second exit onto the A76 travelling through Mauchline continuing towards Dumfries. At the roundabout signposted for Netherthird, carry on straight for Dumfries, taking the first left onto Loganhill Road. The farm road is second on the right and you will pass through a small farm steading on the right hand side before reaching Borland Mains.POST CODEKA18 3BXWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter thefollowing 3 words: hiked.dreamers.accordion or click on the following link:, Ayr, 12 Beresford Terrace, Ayr, South Ayrshire, KA7 2EGTel: 01563 820216VIEWINGViewings are strictly by prior appointment and only through the Selling Agents.POSSESSION AND ENTRYVacant possession and entry will be given on completion or such mutual time to be agreed by theseller and the purchaser(s).HEALTH & SAFETYThe property is an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm buildings, farmland and water courses.THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDESBorland Mains Farm has a prescriptive right of access over the first proportion of the farm access road leading from Loganhill Road (marked A to B on the plan). 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. We have assumed that there is not, nor will there be, other unduly onerous restrictions on title in the form of rights of way (public or private), light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies, existing or proposed wayleaves, servitudes or any other rights or obligations which will adversely affect the property.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 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: