Dyke Farmhouse is situated just ½ a mile to the north of the popular settlement of Slamannan and approximately 5.5 miles south west of the town Falkirk providing an excellent range of shops, retail outlets, and other professional services …
Dyke Farmhouse is situated just ½ a mile to the north of the popular settlement of Slamannan and approximately 5.5 miles south west of the town Falkirk providing an excellent range of shops, retail outlets, and other professional services together with good leisure and recreational facilities.
Dyke Farmhouse is conveniently located within Central Scotland only a short distance from all main arterial routes including the M9 and M8 allowing swift access to Glasgow, Stirling and Edinburgh, with Edinburgh Airport and the Forth Road Bridge beyond. Rail links are available from nearby Polmont and Falkirk train stations, both with services to Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a regular bus service leads from Avonbridge to surrounding areas as well as Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Nursery and primary schooling is available at Slamannan Primary school which is located just under a mile from the property, with secondary schooling available at Falkirk High School located some 6 miles from the property.
The surrounding area is well catered for by established agricultural contractors and suppliers alongside excellent and ever growing equestrian and agricultural outlets at Stirling Agricultural Centre about 22 miles to the north west of the property.
Dyke Farmhouse comprises a versatile smallholding with an attractive traditional farmhouse, an adaptable range of traditional and modern farm buildings and an area of land extending to about 12.68 Ha (31.33 Acres) in total. The land has been classified as a mixture of Grade 4 and Grade 5 by the James Hutton Institute and is predominantly all down to a mix of silage, pasture and grazing ground. The farm buildings would be well suited to a range of equestrian or amenity uses, but may also present further development potential (subject to obtaining necessary planning consents) for other residential or business uses.
Dyke Farmhouse is located centrally within the holding and is accessed directly off the minor public road which leads east from the B803 culminating in a large area of tarmac and concrete to the rear of the house providing ample space for parking for a number of vehicles. The farmhouse is of traditional stone construction set under a slate roof and benefits from southerly views over the surrounding countryside towards Slamannan. The house provides spacious and well laid out accommodation over two levels and benefits from a sufficient area of surrounding ground which may provide the opportunity for potential extension of the existing accommodation. The accommodation and room dimensions are set out in more detail in the floor plans contained within these particulars.
To the front of the farmhouse there is an attractive area of garden ground which is mostly laid to lawn and is enclosed by a stone wall to the front and a number of mature trees to the west providing a significant level of shelter and privacy. To the north west of the property there is a further area of lawn and a drying green which is accessed via a separate drive which leads to the rear of the farmhouse and adjacent traditional building. There is a small tin roofed store adjacent to the farmhouse.
The farm buildings are situated in a group adjacent to the farmhouse and to the south of the minor public road. They provide an excellent range of adaptable modern and traditional buildings as follows:
Traditional Barn (21.0m x 6.5m) located adjacent to the farmhouse of stone and slate construction with a concrete floor. The building may present further development opportunities for alternative residential or business use subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents. The barley bruising, mixer and bins situated in this buildings are included in the sale.
Pole Barn (22.7m x 18.2m) of timber frame construction under a tin roof with block walls and a stone floor with a central feed passage.
Implement Shed (28.3m x 8.5m + 18.2m x 4.95m) of steel portal and timber frame construction under a tin roof with a part concrete and part stone floor. The building is currently used as a workshop and for machinery storage.
Modern Store (12.1m x 7.32m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with a part concrete and earth floor.
Pair of adjoining straw sheds:
Straw Shed 1 (24.3m x 12.1m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with concrete
panel walls and an earth and stone floor.
Straw Shed 2/Grain Store 2 (30.4m x 12.1m) of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof with concrete panel walls with a part concrete and earth/stone floor.
Cattle Court (30.9m x 17.7m) of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with block walls, Yorkshire board side cladding, and a stone floor with a central feed passage.
Timber Stable (7.31m x 3.65m) located in the yard area of timber frame construction providing two stables.
Office (3.6m x 2.39m) located adjacent to the farmhouse, of brick construction under a tin roof with a concrete floor.
The farmland extends to approximately 12.68 Ha (31.33 Acres) in total and is located to the south of the farmhouse and buildings and is accessed directly from the farm steading or via the public road which bounds the land to the west. The land has been classified as Grade 4 and Grade 5 by the James Hutton Institute and is currently all down to pasture. The land is generally of a southerly aspect rising from 147m adjacent to the River Avon to 167m above sea level at its highest point to north western boundary of the farm steading.
At junction 4 of M9 take the southern exit of the roundabout onto the A801 signed to Bathgate. Follow this road for about 1.75 miles, and at the next roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B825 signed to Avonbridge/Standburn. Follow this road for about 4 miles through and to the west of Avonbridge before turning right onto the B8022 signed to Slamannan. Follow this road for a further 2.75 miles, then in the main street of the village of Slamannan turn right onto the B803 signed to Falkirk. Follow this road for about ½ mile before taking the next minor public road on the right signed to Shieldhill. Dyke Farmhouse and steading are situated on the right immediately after this junction.