Auchenstarry Farm

Kilsyth, Glasgow, North Lanarkshire, G65 9SG

Offers Over £900,000

189.59 acres

Bedroom Count icon 4

Reception Count icon 2

Bathroom Count icon 2

  • Traditional Farmhouse with 2 reception rooms and 4/5 bedrooms
  • Former Miner’s Row offering significant development potential
  • 93.85 acres, or thereby, of pasture which is predominantly Grade 2 forestry planting land.
  • 79.37 acres, or thereby, of 15-year-old mixed species broadleaved woodland
  • Excellent internal access via well maintained farm tracks
  • Highly accessible location

DESCRIPTIONAuchenstarry Farm is a productive livestock unit extending to approximately 189.59 acres (76.73 hectares) or thereby with a traditional farmhouse and accompanying steading. The farm benefits from excellent access both directly off the minor public road and via a network of well-maintained farm tracks. The steading at Auchenstarry comprises a large, modern, agricultural shed, and former mining row, which is utilised for general storage, which could offer a worthwhile development opportunity subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained.METHOD OF SALEAuchenstarry Farm is offered for sale as a whole or in 3 lots.Lot 1 Auchenstarry Farmhouse, Steading and 19.42 acres (7.86 Ha) or therebyLot 2 Land extending to 84.24 acres (34.09 Ha) or therebyLot 3 Woodland extending to 79.37 acres (32.12 Ha) or thereby.AUCHENSTARRY FARMHOUSEAuchenstarry Farmhouse is a traditional farmhouse with yellow harling under a slated roof set within perfect garden grounds that surround the property. The farmhouse sits at the heart of the unit, with the steading and agricultural land to the south and east. The garden grounds comprise a well-presented wrap around garden offering a mixture of gravel and lawn areas with well-tended herbaceous borders.The farmhouse contains some features that reflect the property’s age; however there have been recent additions in the form of a solar pv thermal panels supplemented by storage battery and an air source heat pump. There is a mix of triple and double glazed windows throughout the property.The accommodation, over two floors, comprises:Ground Floor:Porch, Hall, Sitting Room, Living Room, Bedroom, Bathroom, Study, Kitchen, Pantry, Coal Shed, Rear Stairway.First Floor:Three Double Bedrooms, Shower Room and Storage Room offering a potential fifth bedroom.FARM BUILDINGSAuchenstarry Farm steading consists of a range of traditional stone buildings which are former Miners’ Rows. These buildings are of an age and offer themselves as a potential development site subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. There is a substantial steel portal framed modern building with grain panel walling under a box profile roof.THE LANDThe land at Auchenstarry is classed by the James Hutton Institute as being Grade 4.1 agricultural land suggesting it can support some cereal or forage cropping but is best suited to grass leys. The majority of the land at Auchenstarry is planted with woodland; the James Hutton Institute classifies the remaining farmland to the southeast of the farmhouse and steading as being Grade 2 planting land suggesting the land is very suitable for tree planting. The land to the north of the Forth Canal has been planted in mixed species broadleaved tree planting. We understand this was carried out via a forestry grant scheme contract which was implemented in 2009. Please note this contract has since expired so there are no further management payments available.The land is divided into 21 enclosures with the land occupying the eastern aspect of Barhill. The land descends from 125 metre above sea level at the property’s eastern boundary down to approximately 50 metres at the farmhouse. The land north of the Forth Canal is comparably flatter sitting at 45 metres above sea level. The land benefited from a network of internal access tracks providing access throughout. Within Lot 1 there is an additional site for development at Langside, subject to the necessary planning consents being obtained. Langside is the site of a former farmhouse and steading nestled in some pretty broadleaved woodland.ENVIRONMENTAL STIPULATIONSLot 3 lies just to the south of the Dumbreck Marsh Local Nature Reserve.There are several core paths on the property including a section of the John Muir Way which follows the central access track leading towards Bar Hill.CLAWBACKAuchenstarry Farm shall be sold subject to a 25 year clawback provision in favour of the seller should planning permission be granted for the development on any part.