Pennygown Farm forms an attractive and compact mixed agricultural unit located in an attractive rural location, enjoying an excellent outlook over the surrounding countryside. The small village of Southend is only four miles to the south and offers day to …
Pennygown Farm forms an attractive and compact mixed agricultural unit located in an attractive rural location, enjoying an excellent outlook over the surrounding countryside. The small village of Southend is only four miles to the south and offers day to day amenities including a shop and tearoom, Post Office, primary school, hotel, doctor’s surgery, village hall, children’s play park, church and the 18 hole Dunaverty golf links.
Campbeltown is around 6 miles to the north and provides a good range of retail outlets, along with a cinema, swimming pool, numerous bars and restaurants, and a library. There is also a secondary school and a small hospital in Campbeltown, and the airport close to Machrihanish offers regular flights to Glasgow.
Argyll is a county offering a wide range of recreational pursuits. There are a number of walks throughout the area, and the Kintyre Way, which runs the length of the peninsula, passes through Southend. For the golfer there is the 18-hole golf course adjacent to the village, whilst the championship course at Machrihanish, and the new Machrihanish Dunes, are only 8 miles away. Kintyre enjoys a mild climate being on the Gulf Stream, with the beautiful Dunaverty beach and the famous surfing beach at Westport close by.
There is a regular bus service from Southend to Campbeltown, and an excellent five times a day service from Glasgow to Campbeltown. The ‘Kintyre Express’, a small passenger ferry, has daily trips to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, and the summer car ferry service from Ardrossan to Campbeltown, run by Caledonian MacBrayne, offers an excellent link to the Ayrshire coast. The islands of Davaar, Gigha, Islay and Arran are also within easy reach from Kintyre.
Pennygown Farm provides for a much sought after holding, which offers comfortable living accommodation, together with a good range of modern and traditional buildings and about 99.93 Ha (246.93 Acres) of land.
The farmland is situated either side of the public road, and is split into a number of fields with the farmhouse and steading being located to the east of the public road. The farmhouse and steading sit in a relatively elevated position which offers fine views, particularly to the west.
There is a range of traditional outbuildings located both close to and adjoining the farmhouse, which are utilised for general storage but may in time, and subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions, be suitable for development for alternative use. There is also a good range of modern farm buildings, currently utilised for cattle housing, include a new slatted cubicle shed. Previously run as a dairy farm, the buildings are flexible in use for a variety of farming systems.
The majority of the land is in grass, with some barley being grown. Since the cessation of milking in 2016, a large proportion has been let on short term leases to neighbouring farmers.
Pennygown Farmhouse is situated close to the farm buildings towards the southern end of the property and provides comfortable family accommodation over two floors as detailed in the floor plans. The house is of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof and benefits from extensive views over the surrounding countryside to the west.
The farm buildings at Pennygown are situated in a group close to the farmhouse. They comprise:
Cattle Sheds (13.5m x 12.0m, 29.0m x 6.0m, 28m x 10m) comprising three older adjoining sheds of timber frame construction under a variety of roof types and part concrete floors.
Traditional Range (32.0m x 5.0m) lying to the north of the farmhouse and constructed of stone under a slate roof. Currently utilised as kennels and for general storage.
Traditional Range (12.0m x 4.5m) adjoining the farmhouse and constructed of stone under a slate roof. Comprises workshop and general storage.
Dairy Room (6.0m x 3.0m) adjoining the farmhouse to the south and of traditional construction.
Grain Store and Implement Shed (13m x 7m max) comprising a timber framed building with tin roof and sides, and concrete floor.
Traditional Store (6.5m x 5.0m) located off the above, and constructed of stone under a slate roof. Houses the former generator.
Collection Shed (14.0m x 6.0m) adjacent to parlour, constructed of stone under a slate roof.
Milking Parlour (9.0m x 6.5m) constructed of block walls under a cement fibre roof and including an 8 x 8 herringbone parlour.
Cattle Courts (36m x 13m and 20m x 10m) located to the rear of the steading and comprising two newer sheds with 58 and 28 cubicles respectively and one older lean-to shed. The new sheds are of steel frame construction with concrete floors, part slatted, block walls with Yorkshire boarding above and cement fibre roof sheets. The Slurry Tank is located to the rear of these sheds.
The land extends to about 99.93 Ha (246.93 Acres) or thereby and rises in height from around 50m above sea level at the Connieglen Water to the west up the public road, up to around 100m on the eastern edge of the farm above the buildings. The majority of the land is classified as Grade 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute with the higher ground along the eastern edge of the farm classified as Grade 5.
Up until July 2016, the farm was very much run as a dairy unit, with around 55 milking cows, 16 beef cows and around 200 ewes. This included some land being retained by the vendors. Around 16 Ha (40 Acres) is currently in temporary grass or spring barley.