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Lot 1 East Tarbrax Farm

Shotts, North Lanarkshire, ML7 5DN

Offers Over £1,830,000


  • Traditional farmhouse in need of renovation

  • 3-bed cottage with large area of garden

  • Excellent and extensive range of traditional and modern farm buildings

  • 3 Fullwood Merlin robotic milking machines and housing for 430 head of cattle

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

  • Income stream from 80 kW turbine

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

  • Accessible location about 2 miles from the M8 motorway

  • 211.77 Ha (523.28 Acres)

East Tarbrax Farmhouse
The farmhouse is situated adjacent to the farm buildings at East Tarbrax and is accessed via a private drive which leads from the B717. The farmhouse is of stone construction set under a slate roof and provides …

East Tarbrax Farmhouse
The farmhouse is situated adjacent to the farm buildings at East Tarbrax and is accessed via a private drive which leads from the B717. The farmhouse is of stone construction set under a slate roof and provides spacious accommodation over two levels which can be seen in more detail in the floor plans contained within this brochure. The property has been vacant for a number of years but has been kept in a wind and watertight condition and presents an excellent opportunity to refurbish the house to its former glory.

Garden Ground
The farmhouse benefits from an area of garden ground to the front of the property which is mostly laid to gravel and overlooks the adjacent farm buildings and surrounding farmland to the south and east. There is large greenhouse to the north of the house adjacent to the traditional farm buildings.

East Tarbrax Cottage
Situated opposite the farmhouse originally of Dorran construction with a brick outer wall which was added at a later date and set under a tile roof. The property provides spacious accommodation over one level which is set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within this brochure.

Garden Ground
The cottage benefits from an attractive area of well cared for garden which surrounds the house. There is a drying green to the rear with a terraced garden area to the front of the property.

FARM BUILDINGS

Situated adjacent to the farmhouse there is an excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings comprising:
Tank House (8.94m x 3.94m)
Of steel portal frame construction set under a box profile roof with concrete walls and floor, housing a 6,000 litre bulk tank, plant room, hot water tanks and electrical board. There is small lean-to shed housing the chill unit.

Traditional Steading (309.62 m2)
Of stone and brick construction set under a box profile and slate roof, with stone and brick walls providing several stores and an office.

Calf Shed/Former Parlour Shed (19.57m x 7.48)
Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with brick walls and a concrete floor. The buildings are currently split into a calf shed and a separate storeroom.

Clean Room/Calf Shed (17.16m x 11.8m) (39.4m x 11.7m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with brick and concrete walls and a concrete floor. Housing 3 Fullwood Merlin robotic milkers which were installed in 2015, H&L calf Feeder, 2 wet and dry self feed hoppers, cattle handing area and calf pens.

Feed Shed (36.5m x 9.14m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a curved tin roof with brick walls and a concrete floor with a central feed bunker and passage.

Cubicle Shed 1 (36.5m x 9.14m)
Of steel portal frame construction and brick walls under a curved tin roof with a concrete floor.

Straw Court (24.3m x 14.2m)
Of steel portal frame construction set under a tin roof with concrete walls and ventair side cladding with a part stone and concrete floor.

Cubicle Shed 2 (20.28m x 7.65m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof and block walls and a concrete floor.

Cubicle Shed 3 (37.5m x 6.47m)
Modern lean-to shed of steel portal frame construction set under box profile roof with concrete walls and Yorkshire board side cladding.

Cattle Court (20.4m x 4.44m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with concrete walls and a concrete floor, and a feed passage along one side.

Cubicle Shed 4 (27.5m x 10.7m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a curved tin roof with concrete floors and cubicles.

Cubicle Shed 5 (15.4m x 14.5m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a curved tin roof with concrete floors and cubicles and lean-to shed with feed passage.

Slatted Shed (15.5m x 9.0m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a curved tin roof with concrete floor and slatted slurry store.

Slurry Store
Four ring slurry store with capacity for 1,000,000 litres.

Feed Store (9.9m x 7.72m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with concrete floor.

Large Silage Pit Shed (56m x 45m at largest)
Industrial class building of steel portal frame construction with concrete walls under a box profile roof and side cladding housing whole crop and grass silage pits with combined capacity for 3,500 tonnes and space for further feed storage. There are 12 large vertical feed bins which are available by separate negotiation.

Calving Shed (30.4m x 13.34m)
Of steel portal frame construction with block walls under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor.

Situated to the south of the main complex is a further range of modern buildings comprising:

Young Stock Shed (55.2m x 11.9m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with concrete walls and floor and box profile side cladding. The shed is split into 5 pens by two raised feed passages.

Straw Shed/Young Stock (36.5m x 15m)
Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with concrete walls and floor and box profile side cladding. There is a feed passage along one side.

Bull Beef Shed (60.0m x 14.4m) of steel portal frame construction set under a box profile roof with concrete panel walls, concrete floor and Yorkshire board side cladding. There is a feed passage along one side.

There is a useful yard area which surrounds the farm buildings, including large dung midden and molasses tanks with capacity for 40 Tonnes.

80 kW Turbine. Situated to the west of the farm steading there is an 80 kW turbine in year 8 of 20 year accredited feed-in tariff agreement and is currently under contract with EDF Energy generating an income over the last fiver years in the region of £33,250 per annum including current home consumption of electricity.

FARMLAND
The farmland at East Tarbrax extends to approximately 211.79 Ha (523.28 Acres) and is largely classified by The James Hutton Institute as Grade 4.1 and Grade 4.2. The majority of the arable land is located to the north of the holding adjacent to the farmhouse and steading and is currently down to a mix of pasture with 13.08 Ha (32.32 Acres) in whole crop. The remainder of the farmland to the south of the holding forms a mixture of productive silage and pasture land benefitting from excellent access on to the A71.

There is an area of young amenity woodland along the Calder Water and with several more mature shelter belts located throughout the holding providing shelter. The arable land can be worked to a good depth and a continuous programme of ditching and drainage works have ensured that the all of 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.

The farmland to the north of the holding lies immediately adjacent to the settlement boundary of Shotts. Following the recently completed electrification of the railway line, improved parking facilities and railway station upgrades, the adjacent farmland at East Tarbrax presents an excellent opportunity for the wider expansion of the town, subject to obtaining necessary planning consents and promotion within the area’s local development plan.