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East Tarbrax Farm

Shotts, North Lanarkshire, ML7 5DN

Offers Over £1,840,000


  • Traditional farmhouse in need of renovation

  • 3-bed cottage with large area of garden

  • Excellent and extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings

  • Housing for 430 head of cattle

  • Useful block of farmland well suited to grazing and arable production

  • Income stream from 80 kW turbine and telecom mast

  • Land adjacent to Shotts with longer term development potential (subject to necessary consents)

  • Accessible location about 2 miles from the M8 motorway

  • 209.32 Ha (517.41 Acres)

  • For Sale as a Whole or in 8 Lots

East Tarbrax Farm is situated in an accessible location just to the south west of Shotts within rural North Lanarkshire, approximately 23 miles south east of Glasgow. The farm is split into a number of blocks by the B717 and …

East Tarbrax Farm is situated in an accessible location just to the south west of Shotts within rural North Lanarkshire, approximately 23 miles south east of Glasgow. The farm is split into a number of blocks by the B717 and the A71 public roads which link Shotts to the nearby village of Allanton.

The village of Allanton has a nursery and primary school, with secondary schooling being available at Calderhead High School in Shotts or at nearby Wishaw Academy. The towns of Shotts and Wishaw have a range of day to day services including local shops, bars and restaurants with nearby Hamilton providing a wider range of shopping and facilities. The local area has a number of sports facilities, including golf courses, sports centres, swimming pools and gyms.

The train stations of Shotts and Hartwood are about 1 mile north east and 2 miles to the north west respectively from the farm and sit on the Edinburgh to Glasgow central railway line offering regular train service in both directions. Junction 5 of the M8 motorway which is 3 miles to the north east provides excellent transport links to Glasgow and Edinburgh and beyond. The adjoining A71 provides good road links eastwards towards Edinburgh with the M74 about a 10-15 minute drive.

The farm is within easy commuting distance of the cities of Glasgow (23 miles) and Edinburgh (30 miles), both with world renowned shopping outlets, businesses and entertainment facilities. Edinburgh and Glasgow Airports are easily accessible from the M8 being 24 miles and 30 miles respectively and offering regular domestic and international destinations.

Agriculturally the surrounding area of North Lanarkshire provides an accessible location with a combination of productive pasture and arable ground with rolling hills in the distance. The area is well served by a wide variety of merchants and suppliers, and there are a number of agricultural contractors who can provide additional farming resources as required. The farm lies approximately 17 miles north of Lanark Auction market and within 35 miles of both Stirling Auction Marts providing a choice of three outlets for store and finished livestock produced on the holding. Carlisle Mart is just over an hour and a half’s drive via the M74 and is an excellent outlet for dairy and breeding stock.

Farming History
East Tarbrax has been farmed by the same family for a total of 107 years with the current sellers being the third generation to milk cows on the holding. The current farming system is centred on 150 cows and serviced by a steading complex housing around 430 head of cattle. The farm steading has been substantially modernised and extended over the years, with the land benefitting from an ongoing programme of drainage and reseeding and regular applications of farmyard manure and slurry generated from the dairy and beef herds on the farm.

Description
East Tarbrax Farm is a renowned dairy farm extending to approximately 209.32 Ha (517.41 Acres) located in an accessible location just to the south west of Shotts in North Lanarkshire. The farm has an attractive two storey traditional stone-built farmhouse which is located centrally within the holding with a private enclosed garden which includes several mature trees providing shelter and amenity, and there is a further detached cottage located just to the east of the farmhouse. The holding benefits from an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings situated adjacent to the farmhouse which are readily accessible from the public road or the farm track which connects to the A71 to the south.

The farmland is situated in four large blocks and access is given to all of the fields from a network of farm tracks or direct from the public road which splits the farmland. The majority of the arable land is located to the north of the holding adjacent to the farmhouse and steading area. The remainder of the holding to the south of the A71 road is split between productive silage ground and pasture and with several areas of amenity woodland. The farmland has been classified as Grade 4.1 and Grade 4.2 by The James Hutton Institute. The arable land can be worked to a good depth and a continuous programme of ditching and drainage works have ensured that all of the farmland is utilised to its maximum potential. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery, and readily accessible directly either off the main public road or via an excellent network of internal tracks.

Method of Sale
East Tarbrax is offered for sale as whole or in eight lots. Please note Lots 2-8 will not be sold prior to the sale of Lot 1.