Lochridgehills Farm

Dunlop, Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire, KA3 4DT

Offers Over £520,000


  • Attractive traditional 3-bedroom farmhouse providing spacious accommodation over 2 floors

  • Useful range of traditional and modern farm buildings

  • Productive Grade 4.2 pasture and silage ground

  • Private yet accessible location close to settlements

  • Buildings with longer term development potential subject to necessary consents

  • For Sale as a Whole

CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY, 21ST AUGUST 2018 AT NOON.

Lochridgehills is an attractive and compact former dairy unit located about 2 miles to the south of the popular village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, some 22 miles from Glasgow City Centre.

Dunlop village has a post office, an excellent ...

CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY, 21ST AUGUST 2018 AT NOON.

Lochridgehills is an attractive and compact former dairy unit located about 2 miles to the south of the popular village of Dunlop in East Ayrshire, some 22 miles from Glasgow City Centre.

Dunlop village has a post office, an excellent primary school and a railway station with regular services to Glasgow which takes about 20 minutes. Lochridgehills is within the catchment area for Stewarton Academy whilst Belmont House and Hutcheson Grammar private schools are within easy travelling distance. Prestwick and Glasgow airports
are easily reachable at 20 and 18 miles distant respectively.

Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous courses at Turnberry and Royal Troon. There are exceptional yachting facilities at the Marinas in Troon, Largs, Inverkip and Ardrossan. The equestrian centres at Morris and Ingliston are easily accessible a 30 minute drive.

The area is within easy access of local populations and Glasgow and is well catered for by established agricultural contractors and suppliers.

Lochridgehills Farm is a compact former dairy unit situated in a rural location. The property comprises a traditional farmhouse, a range of traditional and modern farm buildings, which are located centrally within the holding, and an area of agricultural land extending to 36.53 Ha (90.27 Acres) in total. The farmland is situated in a single block surrounding
the farmhouse and steading.

The farm is equipped with an extensive range of modern and traditional buildings which were historically utilised for the running of a successful dairy herd but have been used for sheep and housing a beef herd in recent years.

Lochridgehills Farmhouse is located centrally within the holding in a traditional south facing U-shaped courtyard. The house is approached via a private farm drive which leads from the minor public road which connects the A735 with Dunlop to Lugton. The farmhouse is of traditional stone construction under a slate roof and dates back to the early 1800s. The farmhouse provides comfortable family
accommodation over two levels comprising:

Ground Floor: Entrance, Kitchen, Sitting Room, Bathroom and Living Room

First Floor: Three Bedrooms

The accommodation is laid out in more detail within the floorplans annexed to this brochure.

Garden Ground
The garden is located to the rear of the farmhouse and is mostly laid to lawn and enclosed by a large number of mature trees.

FARM BUILDINGS
The traditional range of farm buildings form a U-shaped steading which adjoins the farmhouse. The buildings are of stone construction with a mix of slate and corrugated roofing. Briefly they comprise:

Former Bothy - adjoining the farmhouse of stone construction under a slate roof, comprising:

Medicine Store with WC and loft space above.

Small Cubicle Shed (15.28m x 3.09m) of brick construction under a corrugated roof with stone
walls and concrete floor.

Byre (14.84m x 6.4m) of stone construction under a slate/box profile roof with stone walls and a concrete floor. This shed contains a 40kW biomass boiler which is for domestic use and serves the
house only.

Former Dairy Building (9.51m x 3.03m) of stone construction under a slate roof with stone walls
and a concrete floor.

Calf House/Stable (7.42m x 5.03m) of stone construction under a slate roof with partial
concrete walls and a concrete floor.

Barn (11.07m x 5.64m) of stone construction under a slate roof with stone walls and an earth floor.

Calving Pen (5.33m x 2.79m) of stone construction under a slate roof with stone walls and a concrete floor.

Workshop (6.01m x 4.5m) of stone construction under a slate/tin roof with stone walls and a concrete floor.

Store (5.57m x 4.87m) of stone construction under a corrugated roof with stone walls and a concrete floor.

Garage (5.7m x 3.93m) of stone construction under a slate roof with stone walls and a cobbled floor.

Loose Pen (3.0m x 2.42m) of stone construction under a slate roof with stone walls and a concrete floor.

Modern Buildings
There are a number of modern buildings including:

Machinery Shed (18.71m x 18.21m) of steel portal frame construction under a tin corrugated roof with a stone floor.

Silage Pit - with concrete walls and a concrete floor.

Cattle Shed (16.20m x 15.17m) of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with block and concrete walls and slatted slurry store.

Implement Store (14.14m x 7.04m) of mono pitched steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with an earth floor.

Large Cubicle Shed (21.08m x 14.88m) of timber and aluminium construction under a tin roof with
block walls and slatted slurry store beneath.

Modern Cubicle Shed (17.4m x 6.27m) of timber frame construction with steel stanchions under a tin roof with slatted slurry store.

Lean-to (17.4m x 4.74m) of timber frame construction with steel stanchions under a tin roof with slatted slurry store.

The farmland extends to approximately 36.53 Ha (90.27 acres) in total and surrounds the farmhouse and steading, and is situated within a ring-fenced block. The land has been classified as being Grade 4.2 by the James Hutton Institute indicating that the land is capable of producing consistently good yields of a narrower range of crops, principle grass with some limited potential to grow crops such as cereals.

The land is largely down to pasture with the majority of the enclosures to the south west adjacent to the farm drive having been cut for silage in recent years. The remainder of the holding to the north is a mix of permanent pasture with several small blocks of amenity woodland throughout.
The land adjacent to the farmhouse is relatively level before dropping away to the east of the holding sitting approximately between 143m above sea level at its lowest point and sitting at 168m above sea level at its highest point overall.