Killellan Park forms a compact agricultural unit located in an attractive rural location, offering excellent potential. The small village of Southend is only five miles to the south and offers day to day amenities including a shop and tearoom, post …
Killellan Park forms a compact agricultural unit located in an attractive rural location, offering excellent potential. The small village of Southend is only five miles to the south and offers day to day amenities including a shop and tearoom, post office, primary school, hotel, doctor’s surgery, village hall, children’s play park, church and the 18 hole Dunaverty golf links.
Campbeltown is around 5 miles to the north and provides a good range of retail outlets, along with a cinema, swimming pool, numerous bars and restaurants, and a library. There is also a secondary school and a small hospital in Campbeltown, and the airport close to Machrihanish offers regular flights to Glasgow.
Argyll is a county offering a wide range of recreational pursuits. There are a number of walks throughout the area, and the Kintyre Way, which runs the length of the peninsula, passes through Southend. For the golfer there is the 18-hole golf course adjacent to the village, whilst the championship course at Machrihanish, and the new Machrihanish Dunes, are only 7 miles away. Kintyre enjoys a mild climate being on the Gulf Stream, with the beautiful Dunaverty beach and the famous surfing beach at Westport close by.
There is a regular bus service from Southend to Campbeltown, and an excellent five times a day service from Glasgow to Campbeltown. The ‘Kintyre Express’, a small passenger ferry, has daily trips to Ballycastle, Northern Ireland, and the summer car ferry service from Ardrossan to Campbeltown, run by Caledonian MacBrayne, offers an excellent link to the Ayrshire coast. The islands of Davaar, Gigha, Islay and Arran are also within easy reach from Kintyre.
Killellan Park offers a small compact holding with excellent potential, including a spacious traditional farmhouse in need of modernisation, together with a good range of modern and traditional buildings and about 69.94 Ha (172.82 Acres) of land.
The farmland is situated either side of the public road, and is split into a number of fields with the farmhouse and steading being located to the west.
There is a range of traditional outbuildings located both close to, and adjoining the farmhouse, which are utilised for general storage but may in time, and subject to obtaining the necessary planning permissions, be suitable for development for alternative use. There is also an extensive range of modern farm buildings, currently utilised for cattle housing.
The majority of the land is in grass, with some spring barley and wheat being grown. In recent years, the land has been let on short term leases to neighbouring farmers. Various commercial shelter belts were planted approximately 25 years ago, including a block of 8.06 Ha (19.92 Acres) of Sitka spruce on Lot 2.
The farm is offered for a sale as a whole or in two lots.
LOT 1: KILLELLAN PARK FARMHOUSE, BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 34.08 HA (84.21 ACRES)
Killellan Park Farmhouse is situated close to the farm buildings just to the west of the public Campbeltown to Southend road and provides spacious family accommodation over two floors as detailed in the floor plans. The house is of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof and would benefit from some general modernisation and refurbishment.
The house retains many original features and was extended into the adjoining steading by the current owners several years ago. On the ground floor there is a large dining kitchen, dining room, WC and three public rooms. On the first floor are four bedrooms, one with en-suite facilities, and a family bathroom. There is access from the kitchen and the living room to an attractive rear courtyard.
The farm buildings at Killellan Park are situated in a group close to the farmhouse. They comprise a Traditional Range adjoining and former a courtyard with the farmhouse, constructed of stone under a slate roof. They are currently utilised for general storage and as a garage.
The former Dairy Room, Collection Shed and Milking Parlour (in all approximately 20m x 9m) are located between the traditional steading and the Cattle Courts (30m x 9m, 30m x 9m, 30m x 7m and 30m x 6m). The cattle sheds are of concrete frame construction with concrete floors, block walls and cement fibre roof sheets. A Slurry Tank is located to the rear of these sheds.
Lot 1 Farmland
The land extends to about 32.28 Ha (79.76 Acres) and gently slopes from the public road and farmhouse at its highest point down towards the Dalsmirren public road. The land is classified as Grade 4.1 by The James Hutton Institute and comprises around 16.43 Ha (40.60 Acres) of arable land, 14.91 Ha (36.84 Acres) of permanent pasture and a small block of woodland adjacent to the farmhouse and steading extending to approximately 0.94 Ha (2.32 Acres).
LOT 2: BLOCK OF LAND EXTENDING TO ABOUT 35.86 HA (88.61 ACRES)
An attractive block of grassland and woodland, rising in height from 90m above sea level at the public road to 169m at the top of the former quarry. The land extends to approximately 35.86 Ha (88.61 Acres) and comprises a mixture of temporary grass, permanent pasture, rough grazing, and a small area of hill ground. There are several small shelter belts of spruce, with a larger area surrounding the former limestone quarry on the eastern boundary.