CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 9TH AUGUST 2017 AT NOON
Macnairston is situated approximately 3 miles to the east of Ayr in an area well suited to dairy farming. The established market town of Ayr has a wide range of excellent services including cinema and retail centre and 3 large supermarkets all within a
ten minute drive. Ayr offers a wide variety of restaurants, bars, sports and leisure facilities. Wellington School is the highly regarded private co-educational school in Ayr and there are several well regarded state schools. Further education is well served by West of Scotland University Campus and
Ayr College. Ayr has a mainline railway station with a regular service to Glasgow and beyond. Prestwick Airport, with a comprehensive schedule of international flights, is within 10 miles. Glasgow itself is easily accessible by rail and road via the M77 with a journey time of about 45 minutes.
Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Turnberry. The Royal Troon and Prestwick courses, both former Open Championship venues are also close by. Roodlea Golf Centre has a 12 hole course and driving range. 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 Doon and the Ayr and the enjoyable River Ayr Way Walk is close by. Alloway, south of Ayr, is famous as the birthplace of Robert Burns. In addition to golf and sailing, the Ayrshire coastline is renowned for its beautiful beaches and vistas all within a short drive of the property.
This rural area is well served by the agricultural supply industry and the farm lies close to the Ayr Auction Mart.
Macnairston extends to approximately 175.69 Ha (434.13 Acres) in all. The farm is equipped with a large and comfortable farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern buildings including modern milking parlour, associated cattle housing and fodder storage buildings.
Lying adjacent to the farm steading is a partially built dairy complex measuring approximately 90m x 45m (300' x 150'). The original design was for a system based on four automatic robotic milkers with the cows housed and milked in one clear span unit equipped with slatted passages and pens and an
automatic electronically powered feeding system.
The complex is built over a state of the art slalom slurry system. All of the concrete works have been completed and most of the slats are on site. A purchaser now has the option to either complete the building to the original design or finish to a different layout over the completed groundworks. Planning
consent has been granted (Planning number 14/00427/APP) for the erection of two undercover silage clamps and for the construction of the dairy complex on top of the concrete work. Please note the concrete slats for new dairy complex are not
included in the sale but are available by separate negotiation, further details are available from the selling agents.
The land is made up of approximately 13 acres of woodland, 26 acres of rough grazing and about 390 acres of ploughable pasture and arable ground which is classified as Grade 3.2 and Grade 4.2 by the James Hutton Institute. The land is of a varying aspect but gently undulating and ranges between
36m and 120m above sea level. The holding is split into five principal blocks by the public road with all the land farmed in hand and registered for IACS purposes.