Lot 1 Macnairston Farm
CLOSING DATE SET FOR WEDNESDAY, 9TH AUGUST 2017 AT NOON
Macnairston extends to approximately 134.09 Ha (331.34 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.
An attractive stone farmhouse with whitewash finish set under a slate roof. The house benefits from well proportioned accommodation over two floors with many period features and spacious public rooms. The accommodation is laid out in more detail in the floorplans. The farmhouse is approached via a tarmac drive leading to a monoblocked courtyard and parking area adjacent to the house.
The farmhouse benefits from an attractive well-maintained garden area to front of the house with an area of lawn complemented by a small patio area and enclosed by several mature trees and beech hedging.
There are a range of traditional outbuildings connected to the Utility Room and they comprise:
Boiler Room (4.28m x 2.72m) with 25kW Greenflame Biomass Boiler with hot water cylinder.
Sliding door leads to:
Garage (4.32m x 4.07m) of stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor.
Traditional range of buildings situated in a U-shape to the north of the farmhouse. Of stone construction faced with concrete render under a slate roof and a concrete floor.
Garage (8.43m x 4.29m)
Byre (12.40m x 6.51m)
Byre converted to Stables (8.06m x 5.13m)
Tack Room (5.14m x 4.94m)
Store Room (5.09m x 3.70m)
Cart Shed converted to a Stable (5.52m x 3.19m)
Stick Shed (3.57m x 1.85m)
Feedhouse (8.14m x 5.38m) of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor and with steps down to:
Parlour (16.51m x 6.54m) with a ten point tandem parlour with rubber mats, automatic cluster removers and a parlour feeding system.
Collecting Yard (2.70m x 5.98m) with steps down to secondary Collection Yard (8.16m x 7.11m).
Cubicle House (26.57m x 22.33m) of steel portal frame construction, under a fibre cement roof,
with slatted passages. The building has 19 cow cubicles next to the central feed passage, with a further 43 heifer cubicles on the other side of the feed passage.
Cattle/Silage Shed (36.71m x 33.02m) of concrete portal frame construction with 118 cubicles with
rubber mats and sawdust, slatted passage and a 1,500 tonne silage clamp in the middle with concrete walls and floor.
Cubicle/Silage House (27.00m x 26.00m) of concrete portal frame construction with brick walls under a fibre cement roof with a central span with 700 tonne silage clamp and a lean-to on either side with cubicles for up to 81 head of cattle plus two calving boxes with a slatted slurry channel in the cubicle passage and along the front.
Feed Store (4.90m x 3.90m) brick built store situated adjacent to the original dairy building
under a flat roof.
Store Shed/Hay Shed (30.55m x 12.30m) of steel portal frame construction with a box profile roof and
ventair side cladding and block walls with a Lean-to (30.5m x 7.88m) with diagonal feed barriers.
Cattle Court (31.72m x 11.92m) of steel portal frame construction with part Yorkshire boarding
and part corrugated cladding and concrete walls.
Implement Shed/Workshop (18.92m x 7.37m) brick built with a fibre cement roof and a concrete floor.
Hay/Implement Shed (18.29m x 13.86m) plus Lean-to (18.29m x 7.44m) of steel portal frame construction with corrugated side and roof cladding and block walls.
Bulk Tank House (7.26m x 4.51m) of brick built construction under a tiled roof with an 8,000 litre
Fullwood Bulk Tank and a Fullwood Cooler. Including:
Generator Room (2.71m x 2.59m) Housing generator and compressor.
Pump House (4.59m x 2.74m) Housing water heater and water pump.
Dung Midden (18.00m x 4.35m) with precast concrete panels and concrete floor.
Buffer Pit (31.72m x 9.84m). 1,200 tonne with earth bank and a concrete floor.
In addition to the farm buildings there is:
• 10 tonne and 25 tonne feed bins.
• 10 tonne molasses tank
• Bunded diesel store.
The farmland within Lot 1 comprises approximately 134.09 Ha (331.34 Acres) and is classified as predominantly Grade 3.2 and 4.2 by the James Hutton Institute indicating the land is capable of producing consistently good yields of fodder and
cereal crops. The arable and silage ground has benefited from a continuous programme of ditching and drainage works, to ensure it is farmed to its maximum potential and is relatively free draining allowing for several cuts of silage with a large area of both hay and haylage grown each year which is sold locally. The current cropping is split between, 55 acres of spring barley, 105 acres of rotational grass, with remainder being split between 154 acres of pasture and 14 acres of woodland. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery, and are readily
accessible directly off the main public road or via an excellent network of internal tracks.