Barbreck Farm extends to approximately 56.58 Ha (139.81 Acres) in total and currently carries around 200 ewes on the land. The property offers an excellent opportunity for a purchaser to create a small estate, with a good proportion of …
Barbreck Farm extends to approximately 56.58 Ha (139.81 Acres) in total and currently carries around 200 ewes on the land. The property offers an excellent opportunity for a purchaser to create a small estate, with a good proportion of the land planted with native woodland, a fishing and duck flighting pond, and planning consent for three self-catering lodges and an asscoiated main dwelling. An agricultural shed has recently been erected on the property, which is flexible in use and could be utilised for stabling or the keeping of livetock other than sheep. A new farm access track has been created from the public road which passes along the western boundary to the agricultural shed, plots and pond.
The total area of land extends to 56.58 Ha (139.81 Acres) and is classed as predominantly 5.1 and 5.2 by the James Hutton Institute. Of the total area, 21.27 Ha (52.56 Acres) was planted in 2012 in two separate areas. The largest area, extending to approximately 20.25 Ha (50.04 Acres), comprises mainly native broadleaves, with an area further to the south extending to 1.02 Ha (2.52 Acres) which comprises mixed woodland. There is a further area of mature woodland close to the former steading (outwith the subjects) which extends to 0.52 Ha (1.28 Acres). The new planting was undertaken under an SRDP Rural Priorities Contract which can be transferred to the purchaser. In 2017 a payment of £5,917.14 is due, with further sums per annum thereafter of £1,276.20 payable until 2027 inclusive.
Of the grazing land, extending to approximately 34.45 Ha (85.13 Acres), around 50% could be classified as permanent pasture, with the remaining 50% comprising hill ground, rising in height to around 120m close to the eastern boundary. A small pond has been created in the centre of the land, extending to approximately 0.34 Ha (0.84 Acres). Naturally stocked with brown trout, the pond offers private fishing with duck flighting potential.
A general purpose agricultural building was erected on the land in 2013. The building is approximately 30.5 metres x 12 metres and is of a steel frame construction with part Yorkshire boarding and block walls with a hard standing floor. An area of hard standing lies to the front of the shed, with space for parking farm machinery.
Detailed planning consent (reference 11/02556/PP) was granted in April 2012 for the erection of 3 self-catering lodges close to the pond, in addition to a main residential property. Designed by Beaton and McMurchy Architects of Taynuilt, the proposed lodges extend over two levels to provide 2 bedrooms, with spacious open-plan living space, utilising a significant area of glazing to capture the surrounding views. A very attractive house is to be the closest dwelling to the pond, and the plans show two bedrooms on the first floor, with a variety of open-plan accommodation on the ground floor, in addition to an office/third bedroom, separate lounge, utility room and bathroom. Works commenced before the expiration of the consent for the installation of the access road and therefore the Local Authority has confirmed the consent is valid with a ‘meaningful start’ having been made. The plans can be viewed online at the Argyll and Bute Council website and further details can be obtained from the Selling Agents.