Lot 1 Airyolland Farm
Airyolland Farmhouse is of stone-built construction under a slated roof. The farmhouse occupies an elevated site with views across the southern part of the farm to the Irish Sea and the Isle of Man beyond. The property provides comfortable accommodation which is laid out in more detail
within the floorplans.
Attractive well kept south facing garden with stunning views and grounds with large gravelled parking area to the rear.
Airyolland Cottage is situated to the north of the farm buildings and is of prefabricated construction under a tiled roof. The property has lovely open views and is conveniently located close to the farm steading. The accommodation, set out on one level, is laid out in more detail within the floorplans.
Adjacent to the cottage is another cottage in a dilapidated state. Consent has been granted to demolish the cottage and build a replacement without any agricultural or other occupancy ties. Planning Ref. No: 16/P/1/0057
The steading is a mixture of traditional and modern buildings, briefly comprising:
General Purpose Shed (22m x 18m) of concrete portal frame construction in 5 bays with Big Six roof.
Cattle Court (18m x 9m) of timber and steel frame construction, subdivided into three pens.
Range of Barns & Byres of traditional stone construction, arranged in a classic courtyard style. Within the courtyard, a new steel portal frame
structure has been erected with cattle feeding barrier, thus utilising these traditional buildings. These buildings may have potential for further residential/ tourism or other development subject to obtaining the necessary consents.
Extensive Cattle Handling & Sheep Handling Facilities
Cattle Shed (36.6m x 14.6m) of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with Yorkshire board cladding.
Stables two traditional and two large new loose boxes.
FARMLAND (LOT 1 AND LOT 2)
Lot 1 extends to about 135.10 Ha (333.83 Acres) to include the areas occupied by the farmhouse, cottage, steadings, amenity woodland, shoreline etc.
The land lies within a ring fence rising from sea level to about 119m above sea level. The current owners/occupiers have undertaken an upgrading programme with several of the fields having been re-drained and new fences erected
Since 2010 an extensive programme of cultivation and re-seeding has taken place on the holding, with a number of fields having been in cereal production. All fields either have a mains water supply or are fed with natural water. The good sized field enclosures are easily accessed from a network of internal farm tracks.
Airyolland has been farmed on a rotational grass basis and at present the farm in total has carries 50 suckler cows and their progeny and 600 ewes with lambs at foot. Previously home to the 80 strong Annelshope Pedigree Luing Herd and 600 ewes, the farm has also in the past successfully carried 120 commercial cows and followers plus 600 ewes. The farm is more than self-sufficient in home-grown forage and cereals and its excellent track network is exceptionally well suited to modern paddock grazing systems with grass reseeding creating growth in excess of 100 kilos dry matter per hectare per day. Also of note is the surprisingly sheltered 'shore acreage' which is ideal for out wintering cattle - a common and productive practice in this Machars area of Scotland.