Gallangad Farmhouse is located centrally within the holding in an elevated position with northerly views overlooking the picturesque surrounding countryside with Ben Lomond in the distance. The farmhouse is approached via a private farm drive which leads from a public …
Gallangad Farmhouse is located centrally within the holding in an elevated position with northerly views overlooking the picturesque surrounding countryside with Ben Lomond in the distance. The farmhouse is approached via a private farm drive which leads from a public road Merkins which leads on from Auchincarroch Road. The house is of traditional stone set under a pitched slate roof and was renovated about 2 years ago and now provides well-proportioned accommodation over two levels, including a spacious open plan dining kitchen, living room with solid fuel stove and family room or bedroom on the ground floor. The upper level provides spacious and bright bedroom accommodation and bathroom. The accommodation and room dimensions are set out in more detail in the floorplans contained within these particulars. The farmhouse is currently let on a Short Assured Tenancy Basis.
There is an attractive and sizable garden area located to the front and north of the property which is mostly laid to lawn and enclosed by a stone wall. There is an area of gravel which provides space for parking a number of vehicles and there are various shrubs and flower beds on the edge of the lawn and some mature trees providing shelter from the elements. The garden area benefits from uninterrupted views towards the Trossachs and the surrounding countryside.
Log Store (8.3m X 5.63m) adjoining the farmhouse of brick construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor.
Bothy/Cottage (Planning Ref: 2017/0222/DET)
Of stone construction under a slate roof and comprises:
Kitchen (4.59m x 2.8m)
WC (2.86m x 1.2m)
Byre (8.3m x 5.05m)
Planning permission was obtained on 21st November 2017 for the demolition of the existing bothy and replacement with a 3 bedroom dwelling house. The house is to be solely used for short-term holiday use not exceeding 90 days within one calendar year. Further details of the planning consent and conditions are available from Loch Lomond National Park Authority www.lochlomond-trossachs.org quoting the above planning reference number.
Adjacent to the bothy there is the remainder of the traditional steading which is partially intact to wall head level.
There is an excellent range of modern buildings which are situated in a group to the south of the farmhouse. They comprise:
Silage Clamp (35.4m x 22.5) a pair of adjoining silage clamps. Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with block and timber walls, box profile side cladding and a concrete floor.
Cattle Court (46.0m x 20.6m) of timber frame construction under a tin roof and Yorkshire Board side cladding, with block walls and a concrete and slatted floor. The building is split by a central feed passage, with pens either side and creep courts along the rear walls.
Store Shed (18.25m x 8.65m) of brick construction under a tin roof with brick walls and a concrete floor.
Slurry Tower - 3 ring slurry store with concrete apron and mixing unit.
Store (9.2m x 4.4m) of timber frame construction under a tin roof with timber walls and tin side cladding and an earth floor.
Lean-to (7.2m x 2.4m) of timber frame construction under a tin roof with tin walls and tin side cladding and an earth floor.
Surrounding the buildings there is a large area of concrete.
The farmland in Lot 1 extends to approximately 86.67 Ha (214.16 Acres) in total and surrounds the farmhouse and steading and is predominantly situated within a ring fence with about 25 acres split by the minor public road to the south of the holding. The improved pasture has been classified as predominantly Grade 3.2 with the majority of the remaining pasture ground being Grade 5.3 by The James Hutton Institute. All of the land is currently down to pasture and is used for grazing and forage production.
The land is gently sloping in aspect sitting between approximately 58m above sea level at its lowest point and 107m above sea level at its highest point. The enclosures benefit from excellent access either directly from the public roads or from an internal farm road which runs north from the farm steading and connects with the public road which bounds the land to the north.
ADDITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SITE AT BALQUHAIN ABOUT (1.55 HA (3.83 ACRES)
Located to the south of Lot 2 there is an additional area of land and a residential development site, which would be available to purchase by separate negotiation by the successful purchaser(s) of
Planning permission was obtained on 4th December 2017 for the demolition of existing cottage and erection of replacement dwelling house. Further details of the planning consent and conditions are available from Loch Lomond National Park Authority www.lochlomond-trossachs.org quoting planning reference 2017/0123/DET.
The development site and additional area of land extends to about 1.55 Ha (3.83 Acres) in total and comprises an area of hard standing and pasture ground. Please note the original cottage and adjacent outbuildings have now been demolished. There is a right of access over the farm road in favour of the owners of the property located to the east of the site known as Balquhain Cottage.