Auchgoyle Farm is situated in a peaceful rural area approximately 3 miles to the south west of the village of Tighnabruaich to the south of the settlement of Millhouse on the Cowal Peninsula which is on the western arm of ...
Auchgoyle Farm is situated in a peaceful rural area approximately 3 miles to the south west of the village of Tighnabruaich to the south of the settlement of Millhouse on the Cowal Peninsula which is on the western arm of the Kyles of Bute in Argyll and Bute.
The nearby picturesque village of Tighnabruaich provides day-today services including a post office, grocery store, art gallery, gift shop, bars, coffee shops and restaurants. Auchgoyle is within less
than hours drive of Dunoon and Hunters Quay which lie some 26 miles to the north east and provide regular daily crossings to the terminals at Gourock and McInroys Point, in turn allowing for excellent links to the Erskine Bridge and Dunbartonshire with the M8 leading onto Glasgow Airport and the Greater Glasgow area and Central Scotland. Nearby Portavadie has a regular ferry
service connecting to Tarbert and giving access to the Kintyre Peninsula and the Western Isles.
Tighnabruaich is popular for sailing and yachting and has its own sailing school in Kames. The sailing in the area is legendary and centres on the nearby Clyde Marinas, the Crinan Canal and out to the Hebridean Islands. Shinty is the major sport, with the village being home to Kyles Athletic and there is a 9 hole golf course and tennis courts. There are a number of cycle routes posted for the area as well as signed walking routes. Tighnabruaich Pier is used by the famous paddle steamer The Waverley which
cruises Loch Fyne and Tarbert and is a popular tourist attraction. Portavadie Marina offers a fantastic holiday destination, marina facilities, restaurant, bar, gift shop and spa. It is a short drive from Auchgoyle Farm.
Tighnabruaich has a primary school and secondary education is available at Dunoon Grammar School.
The town of Oban about is 82 miles to the north and the largest port in the West of Scotland and the main ferry terminus for the Hebrides. Ferries from Oban serve Mull and many of the Inner Hebridean islands as well as Barra, South Uist and the Outer
Hebrides. Oban (meaning little bay in Gaelic) is known as The Gateway to the Isles and boasts a wide variety of shops, sporting and transport facilities. Restaurants, cafés and bars abound, many
hosting live bands and ceilidhs and, for the energetic, swimming and other sports can be enjoyed at the Atlantis Leisure Centre.
The City of Glasgow is 87 miles distant and can be accessed by road via the A83 or 60 miles via the ferry from Dunoon to Gourock. The surrounding area is well catered for by established agricultural and forestry contractors as well as agricultural marts
in Oban and Dalmally which offer excellent outlets for livestock reared on the Farm.
Auchgoyle is an attractive livestock unit, situated in a private and elevated position overlooking the small village of Millhouse. The farm is reached by a private farm road which leads directly from the minor public road linking Millhouse to Ardlamont Point.
The property comprises a traditional farmhouse, a cottage and a range of traditional and modern farm buildings which are located centrally within the holding, and an area of agricultural land extending to 188.52 Ha (465.83 Acres) in total. The farm was
historically run as dairy farm and is equipped with an extensive range of modern and traditional buildings which are now utilised for the running of a successful sheep operation and housing an
established beef herd.
Auchgoyle farmhouse is of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof. The house is accessed via a private farm road which leads from the main farm entrance to an area of parking to the
rear of the house. The property provides well-proportioned and spacious family accommodation. Internally the accommodation is light and bright and laid out over two easily managed levels. The house contains a number of traditional features throughout and benefits from westerly views across the surrounding countryside.
The accommodation is laid out in more detail in the floorplans contained within this brochure.
There is an area of garden ground surrounding the property which is mostly laid to lawn to the front of the house and enclosed by a stone wall and overlooks the surrounding countryside. There is an
area of gravel and shrubbery to the rear of the house and a useful garden store of traditional stone construction under a slate roof.
Situated to the south of the farm buildings there is a traditional stone cottage under a tile roof which has been extended and modernised over the years. The property is accessed from a private road that leads through the farm steading culminating in a parking area to the rear of the house. The accommodation is laid out in more detail in the floorplans contained within this brochure. There is small patio to the front of the house and potential to expand the garden area.
There is a range of modern and traditional farm buildings situated centrally within the holding. They comprise:
Former Dairy Building (26m x 7m) of traditional stone construction under a box profile roof with a
Cattle Court (23m x 17m) pair of Atcost cattle courts of concrete frame construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor.
Mill/Workshop (24.5m x 6.2m) of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor.
Traditional Barn (21.2m x 4.7m) of stone construction under a box profile roof with a concrete
Lean-to Shed (21.2 m x 6 m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with a concrete floor.
Modern Shed (24 m x 10.5m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with block walls and a concrete floor.
Slurry Tower - approx 500,000 litres, 115,000 gallons.
Old Hay Shed (22 m x 10m) situated to the north west of the holding there is a separate stand alone building which was historically used as a Gunpowder Store and is now in a derelict state. The building is accessed via a farm road which leads south from the B8000 and sits in an elevated position overlooking Millhouse and the Isle of Arran to the south. Informal discussions with the local planning authority have been favourable in terms of redeveloping the site for residential use.
Ruin (Auchgoyle Cottage)
There is a ruined cottage of traditional stone construction under a slate roof which is located to the south west of the holding overlooking the public road. The cottage may present an opportunity to be redeveloped for use either as ancillary accommodation or for use as a holiday cottage subject to the necessary planning consents.
The farmland extends to approximately 188.52 Ha (465.83 Acres) in total and is split into several enclosures with the majority of the in-bye pasture located to the south of the farm steading and
principally used for fodder production. The remainder of farm provides an excellent balance of low ground in-bye pasture and hill grazing which have been used for more extensive grazing by
livestock. The land has principally been classified as Grade 4.1, Grade 5.3 and Grade 6.3 by the James Hutton Institute and falls within an area designated as being a Less Favoured Area under the Less Favoured Area Support Scheme. The land at Auchgoyle sits approximately between 20m above sea level at its lowest point adjacent to the public road to 130m above sea level at its highest point on the hill known as Sithean Mor. There is are a
number of areas of amenity woodland which provide shelter and amenity to the holding overall and may present the opportunity to expand the sporting dimension on the holding.
The fields are primarily south facing and are well served from the centrally located farm steading and accessed via the private farm drive or directly off the main public road. The fields have either natural or trough water supplies from the private farm water
supply. The farm currently carries a flock of approximately 150-200 sheep and 50 suckler cows plus followers.