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 minutes 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 contactors who can provide additional farming resources as required. The farm lies approximately 17 miles north of Lanark market and within 35 miles of both Stirling 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 halfs drive via the M74 and is an excellent outlet for dairy and breeding stock.
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 which are milked by 3 Merlin robotic milkers which were installed in 2015, 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.
East Tarbrax Farm is a renowned dairy farm extending to approximately 211.79 Ha (523.33 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.