East Spittal Farm

Kingsford, Stewarton, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 5JS

Offers Over £470,000

38.4 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 3

Bathroom Count icon 1

  • A spacious farmhouse, former steading and block of grazing in a popular location.
  • Stewarton 2.5 miles.
  • Glasgow 18.2 miles.
  • Traditional farmhouse (four bedrooms, three public rooms).
  • Steading / footprint.
  • Accessible position with views over surrounding countryside.
  • Block of grazing land.
  • About 38.40 Ac (15.54 Ha) in total.

East Spittal comprises a former dairy farm located in an accessible part of East Ayrshire within easy commuting distance of Glasgow. The farm sits 2.5 miles northeast of Stewarton and some 7 miles north of Kilmarnock and is located directly off the B769 Stewarton Road.The local town of Stewarton has primary and secondary schooling, two supermarkets, independent shops and cafes, a sports centre and railway station with regular connections to Glasgow. Private schooling at Belmont and Hutchesons (Glasgow) and Wellington (Ayr) are within easy travelling distance. Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are both 22 and 18 miles respectively. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world-famous facilities at Turnberry (37 miles), Royal Troon (19 miles) and Prestwick (19 miles). There is a popular racecourse in Ayr and excellent yachting facilities at the marinas in Troon, Ardrossan and Largs. The area offers excellent equestrian facilities including the Morris Equestrian Centre (5.8 miles).East Spittal was formerly a dairy farm and comprises a traditional four bedroom farmhouse, former traditional steading and approximately 15.54 Ha (38.40 Ac) of permanent pasture. The grazing land is located to the south of the B769 in a succinct block. East Spittal offers a diverse possibility of future uses from small scale farming to equestrian and other business interests (subject to obtaining any necessary consents).METHOD OF SALEEast Spittal is offered for sale as a whole or in the following lots:Lot 1: Farmhouse and buildings in approximately 1.45 Ac (0.59 Ha).Lot 2: Approximately 24.71 Ac (10.00 Ha) of bare land.Lot 3: Approximately 13.69 Ac (5.54 Ha) of bare land.Please note that Lots 2 and 3 will not be sold prior to the sale of Lot 1.Lot 1: Farmhouse and former steading in about 1.45 AcEast Spittal FarmhouseEast Spittal Farmhouse is of a traditional nature, constructed of stone and slate and offers spacious accommodation over one and a half storeys. The property benefits from views over the surrounding Ayrshire countryside with accommodation including the following: dining room, TV & games room, living room, family bathroom (with W.C. shower and bath), spacious kitchen/dining room, cloakroom with electric box, utility room and pantry area, master bedroom with w.c, three further double bedrooms (one of which is currently being used as a upstairs TV room) and two floored storage lofts. Adjoining the farmhouse there is a redundant stone and slate byre area which can only be accessed via the house. Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents, they may have potential for additional dwellings and/or extending the farmhouse.The property benefits from two large and private separate garden areas to the rear – an area of spacious lawned garden as well as a useful area with a greenhouse, vegetable and herb garden complete with flower beds and trees.BuildingsAt East Spittal, there is a former steading which is now redundant to use but provides useful external storage space. The former steading features: workshop/garage of brick and tin construction, brick and slate storage shed, tin shed and lean to, former silage pit and three former byres with the roofs in a poor condition and obsolete.Lot 2: Land at East Spittal (about 24.71 acres)The land at East Spittal extends in total to about 10.00 Ha (24.71 Ac). The majority of the land is of a ploughable nature and is a mixture of Grades 4(1) and 5(1) as per the James Hutton Soil Classification Map. The land is currently in permanent pasture and rises from 146m to 167m above sea level. The Annick water crosses through which provides a natural water source to the land although there is a steep embankment in places. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery and most of the fencing is in a stock proof condition having been refenced in recent times.Lot 3: Land at East Spittal (about 13.69 acres)Lot 3 at East Spittal extends in total to about 5.54 Ha (13.69 Ac). The land is currently in rough grazing and is a mixture of Grades 4(1) and 5(1) as per the James Hutton Soil Classification Map. Should Lot 3 be sold separately, the seller will erect a standard stock proof fence prior to the date of entry.IMPORTANT NOTEThe land is rented on an informal seasonal basis but is currently vacant for the winter months. Vacant possession will be made available on completion of the sale.A clawback agreement has been placed on the land that sits directly next to the Kingsford Development (hatched black on the site plan). Further details are available from the selling agent.NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)East Spittal is not located within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2024No entitlements are available with the land and no subsidy has been claimed historically.LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS)All the land has been designated as being within a Less-Favoured Area (severely disadvantaged).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 7BU T: 01563 554400SCOTTISH 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 as far as they are owned by the seller.TIMBERAll fallen and standing timber is included in the sale as 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 East Spittal Farmhouse are included in the sale price. No other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars.DIRECTIONSFrom Glasgow take the M77 southwards, at Newton Mearns take the B769 for approximately 7 miles and the property will be on your right directly off the B769 road just before you reach the small settlement of Kingsford.POST CODEKA3 5JSWHAT3WORDSTo find this property location to within 3 metres, download and use What3Words and enter the following 3 words: gives.wealth.composersSOLICITORSR & RS Mearns, 2 Carment Dr, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 3PR Tel: 0141 632 6162VIEWINGViewings 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 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 an agricultural holding and appropriate caution should be exercised at all times during inspection particularly in reference to the farm buildings, land and water courses.THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDESThe 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.