CLOSING DATE SET FOR MONDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.
Milton Farm is a short distance from Hurlford close to the town of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire. The local village of Hurlford has a primary school and post office. The established town of Kilmarnock provides extensive services including: senior …
CLOSING DATE SET FOR MONDAY, 1ST AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.
Milton Farm is a short distance from Hurlford close to the town of Kilmarnock in East Ayrshire. The local village of Hurlford has a primary school and post office. The established town of Kilmarnock provides extensive services including: senior schools, banks, shops, and sports/recreational
facilities. The property benefits from excellent connectivity to the west and south west of Scotland being in close proximity to the A77 and M77. Kilmarnock has a mainline railway station with a regular service to Glasgow (24 miles to north) and beyond. Glasgow Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is within 30 miles.
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 Ayr. This rural area is well served by the agricultural supply industry and the farm lies close to
Ayr livestock market.
Milton Farm is a stock farm extending in total to about 94.98 Ha (234.70 Ac) and whilst not
farmed commercially, it is currently grazed seasonally. The farm has a large traditional painted stone farmhouse with private lawned gardens with the added benefit of a substantial traditional courtyard to the rear. The holding further benefits from a range of farm buildings which sit mostly to the east of the steading and are suitable for livestock housing and storage. The land is split into
two blocks bisected by Milton Road and is mostly ploughable providing excellent silage ground and grazings.
METHOD OF SALE
Milton Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in two lots.
Lot 1: FARMHOUSE, STEADING AND LAND
Milton Farmhouse is a fine traditional stone built six bedroom property under a slate roof with an adjoining range of traditional outbuildings. The farmhouse offers spacious accommodation over two storeys which has considerable scope for modernisation. Milton Farmhouse has enclosed lawned gardens with hedges and trees.
The farm buildings at Milton comprise a mixture of modern and traditional structures once used for dairying and stock accommodation but now utilised for general storage.
The traditional range adjoins the farmhouse and comprises stone/brick walls with a mixture of slate tin and asbestos roofs. They form a number of stores, stables, workshop, former piggery and byres (Circa 750 sqm). These outbuildings offer development potential subject to seeking the necessary consents.
Pole Barn - 14.4m x 7.6m - of steel upright pole construction under an asbestos roof with brick walls and hardcore floor. Adjoining store of brick under asbestos sheet roof (7.3m x 7.6m).
Former Milking Byre - 21.6m x 15.8m - of brick construction under an asbestos roof with a hardcore floor. Adjoining former dairy.
Straw Court - 25m x 6.4m - of steel portal frame construction, under a fibre cement roof with Yorkshire boarding, block walls to 7ft and hardcore floor. Open to the side with feed barriers.
Former Silage Pit 1 - 27.3m x 14.6m - of steel portal frame construction, under an asbestos sheet roof, with tin and box profile clad, railway sleeper walls and a hardcore floor. Small tin lean to, to the front of the shed.
Former Silage Pit 2 - 22m x 14.6m - of steel portal frame construction, under an asbestos sheet roof, with asbestos sheet clad and railway sleeper walls and hardcore floor.
Former High Level Slatted Shed - 30m x 20m - Two apex of concrete steel frame construction, under an asbestos sheet roof, with vent air clad, slatted floor and central feed passage.
General Purpose Shed - 25m x 15m - Six bays of steel portal frame construction, under a tin roof with tin clad. Open on one side.
Tin Shed - 12m x 5.5m - of steel portal construction, under a tin roof with tin clad.
Grain Silo - Aluminium sheet. Unused.
The land extends to approximately 8.47 Ha (20.93 Ac) and is situated to the east and west of the farm steading. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as predominately Grade 5(2) with areas of Grade 3(2) and is currently down to pasture with the fields benefitting from a mains trough water supply. The land is relatively flat sitting at around 40m above sea level, with the public
highway forming the northern boundary and the River Irvine forming the southern boundary. The land is laid out in a number of well apportioned fields which generally have stock proof boundary fencing. Within the total area, there is 3.56 Ha (8.80 Ac) of amenity woodland down to the River Irvine.
LOT 2 - FARMLAND
The land within lot 2 extends to approximately 80.67 Ha (199.34 Ac) and is situated north and east of the landholding and can be accessed directly from the adopted public highway. The land is graded by the James Hutton Institute as predominantly Grade 3(2) and is currently utilised for fodder production and livestock grazing. The land is serviced by mains water troughs as well
as natural springs and is split into a number of well apportioned enclosures with it being gently sloping in aspect sitting at 40m above sea level rising to 80m above sea level to the north. There is a small area of Grade 6 rough grazing ground on the eastern boundary forming a Glen by Polbaith Burn. The fences comprise of post and wiring and are in a stock proof condition. Approximately 4.57 Ha (11.29 Ac) to the east forms a reclaimed landfill site which was returned to agricultural use in 1999 and now is utilised for grazing.
It should be noted that we have not had sight of the title plan for Milton 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.
BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2022
The Basic Payment Entitlements are included within the sale. 83.83 Ha of Region 1 entitlements are held along with 3.73 Ha of Region 2.
Location Code 69/206/0049.
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 out with 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
East Ayrshire Council, Council Headquarters, London Road, Kilmarnock, KA3 7BU.
Tel: 01563 576000
Anderson Strathern, Glasgow, George House, 50 George Square, Glasgow, G2 1EH.
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 as so far as it is owned.
In so far as these rights form part of the property title they are included within the sale.
FIXTURES AND FITTINGS
Carpets and fixed floor coverings within the farmhouse are included in the sale price. Curtains will be removed. All moveable white goods are specifically excluded and no other items are included unless mentioned in the sales particulars. The Rangemaster is excluded.
THIRD PARTY RIGHTS AND SERVITUDES
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 purchaser(s) of Milton 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.
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.
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Strictly by appointment with the selling agents.
POSSESSION AND ENTRY
Vacant 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) REGULATIONS
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; or
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.
HEALTH & SAFETY
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.
AMC PLC FINANCE
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@
1 These particulars are intended to give a fair and overall description of the property. If any points are relevant to your interest, please ask for further information, prior to viewing. Prospective purchasers are advised to seek their own professional advice. 2 Areas, measurements and distances are given as a guide. Photographs depict only certain parts of the property. Nothing within the
particulars shall be deemed to be a statement as to the structural condition, nor the working order of services and appliances. 3 These particulars shall not be binding on our clients whether acted on or otherwise, unless the same is incorporated within a written document, signed by our clients or on their behalf, satisfying the requirements of Section 3 of The Requirements of Writing (Scotland)
Act 1995. 4 Closing Date - A closing date may be fixed. Prospective purchasers who have notified their interest through lawyers to Galbraith, in writing, will be advised of a closing date, unless the property has been sold previously. The Seller will not be obliged to accept the highest, or indeed any offer and has the right to accept an offer at any time or withdraw the property from the market. The Seller will not be liable for any costs incurred by interested parties. 5 Offers - Formal offers in the acceptable written Scottish Legal Form should be submitted to the local Galbraith
office per these sale particulars, through a Scottish Lawyer, confirming; if an offer is in relation to the whole, or a specific lot, or a combination of lots, and if the offer is subject to the sale of a property, together with proof of funding and Identification. 6 Third Party Rights and Servitudes. 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 to have satisfied themselves in all respects thereof. 7. Photographs taken in May 2022.