Lot 1 Crawlaw Farm

Galston, East Ayrshire, KA4 8PH

Offers Over £1,400,000

225.63 acres

  • Traditional farmhouse (4 bedrooms, 3 public rooms and 2 attic rooms)
  • Excellent and extensive range of modern and traditional farm buildings
  • Modern parlour shed, cubicle shed, additional straw courts, and silage clamps
  • Versatile block of farmland comprising a mix of Grade 3 and 4 arable, silage and grazing ground
  • Located in a rural yet accessible location with good road access to major road networks
  • Private position with views over the surrounding countryside

GENERALCrawlaw Farm and Land at Berryhill comprise a productive and adaptable dairy farm located within an accessible part of East Ayrshire, between the settlements of Moscow and Galston. The farm is situated in an area well suited to both dairy and other mixed farming enterprises, is well placed for access to Kilmarnock (6.5 miles) and Ayr (16.5 miles) whilst Glasgow (about 20 miles) can be reached easily via the M77.There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock whilst Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are 27 miles and 15 miles away respectively. Primary and secondary schooling are available in Galston with local private schools at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont House in Newton Mearns and a wider number of independent schools in Glasgow.Galston has a variety of local day to day shops including a Tesco superstore, with Kilmarnock offering a wider range of facilities including a retail park and cinema whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre is 16.5 miles distant.Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Royal Troon, Turnberry and Galston (Loudoun Golf Club). The Morris Equestrian Centre with fabulous equestrian facilities is 8 miles away. The Irvine Valley Paths Network offers many excellent walks and cycling in the area of the River Irvine. There are excellent yachting facilities at the marinas at Ardrossan, Largs, Inverkip and Troon. This rural area is well served by the agricultural supply industry and the farm is about 17 miles from Ayr Market, and just under an hour’s drive from the two livestock markets at Stirling.DESCRIPTIONCrawlaw Farm comprises a productive and compact mixed dairy unit centred on an attractive traditional farmhouse and excellent range of modern and traditional farm buildings which are surrounded by a versatile area of farmland extending to approx. 106.84 Ha (264.00 Acres) in total including roads, yards and buildings.The farmhouse and farm buildings including modern milking parlour, associated cattle housing and fodder storage, are located centrally within the principal block of farmland at Crawlaw Farm, and accessed via a private farm road which leads from the A719. There is a further block of land at Berryhill which is located separately and lies about 1.5 miles to the north of the farm.FARMING HISTORYCrawlaw has been owned by the same family for almost 100 years and at that time the holding originally comprised 100 acres with a traditional milking byre. During the current owner’s tenure the farm has benefited from the addition of more modern cubicle sheds, outdoor silage clamps, and a straw shed, with a new dairy complex being added in 2000 housing 10 point Gascoigne parlour. The land holding has been extended over the years with the addition of land at Polbaith immediately to north of the farm, and the land at Berryhill taking the total land holding to 106.84 Ha (264.00 Acres). The current farming system is centred on the milking of 100 cows although historically the farm has run 130 milking cows plus followers with about 160 acres cut for silage and about 25-30 acres of Spring Barley grown each year.LOT 1: CRAWLAW FARMHOUSE, FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 91.31 HA (225.63 ACRES)Crawlaw FarmhouseAn attractive stone farmhouse set under a slate roof. The house benefits from well proportioned accommodation over two floors with many period features and spacious public rooms. The accommodation is laid out in more detail in the floor plans. The farmhouse is approached via a tarmac drive leading to an enclosed area of tarmac adjacent to the house which provides space for car parking.Garden GroundThe farmhouse benefits from an attractive area of garden ground which surrounds the property to the front and rear and is mostly laid to lawn and is enclosed to the rear by the adjacent farm buildings and to the front by a brick wall. There is a useful greenhouse and a drying green located within the garden to the rear of the house.Farm BuildingsThe farm buildings are situated immediately adjacent to the farmhouse and they comprise:Modern Dairy Complex comprising:1. Plant Room (7.57m x 2.87m)With brick and block walls under a tin roof with a concrete floor.2. Tank Room (7.57m x 4.57m)Block and brick walls, under tin roof with a 2,800 litre tank, hot water heater.3. Parlour Shed (21.95m x 11.2m)The building was erected in 2000, of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with block walls, box profile side cladding and a concrete floor. The building includes a Gascoigne milking parlour, with automatic feeders and milk recorders. Adjacent to the parlour shed and cubicle shed there is a feed bunker passage with block walls and a concrete floor and feed bunker.4. Cubicle Shed (27.09m x 21.46m)Of concrete frame construction under a corrugated roof with a concrete floor and brick walls with approximately 116 cubicles.5. Feed Passage Shed (36.8m x 15.1m)Of steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with concrete panel walls and floor, with a part slatted slurry store.6. Slurry Lagoon/ PermastoreBrick-built with a concrete base, situated adjacent to 750,000 gallon 5-ring Permastore.7. Old Hay Shed (21.98m x 15.34m)Of steel and timber frame construction under a tin roof, with shuttered concrete walls and a concrete floor and Ventair side cladding including one slatted pen.8. Machinery Shed (18.39m x 10.16m)Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with block walls and a concrete floor.9. Straw Shed (30.11m x 8.58m)Of steel portal frame construction under a box profile roof and side cladding with concrete panel walls and a concrete floor.10. Silage Pit 1 (approximately 30m x 12m) with earth-bank walls and concrete floor.11. Silage Pit 2 (approximately 30m x 12m) with concrete panel walls with a concrete floor.12. Small Silage/Draft Pit with brick and block walls and a concrete floor.All 3 pits have combined capacity of approximately 2,500 tonnes.13. Calf Shed/Lean-to (13.9m x 4.79m)Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with tin side cladding, brick walls, with a concrete floor 14. Implement Shed (19.45m x 8.31m)Of mono-pitch timber frame construction, under tin roof and side cladding, with a concrete floor and block walls.15. Cattle Court/Store (29.38m x 5.23m)Of steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with brick walls and a concrete and stone floor.16. Young Stock Shed (23.2m x 9.85m)Of steel portal frame construction under a corrugated roof with shuttered concrete walls and Ventair side cladding and a concrete floor.17. Calf Shed (24.7m x 7.5m)Of brick and timber frame construction under an open ridge slate roof with a concrete floor.18. Calf / Bull Pen Shed (18.7m x 7.1m)Of traditional stone and brick construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor.19. Lean-to Court (14.6m x 4.32m)Of brick and stone construction under a tin roof with a concrete floor, and currently used as calf pens.20. Bruiser Shed (14.6m x 5.6m)Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor.21. Calf Shed (10.1m x 2.27m)With brick walls under a tin roof with a concrete floor. 22. Calf House (11.4m x 5.58m)Of stone and brick construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor.23. Feed Bin 11 tonne capacity24. Isolation Calf Pen (4.49m x 3.39m)Of brick construction under a tin roof with a concrete floor.25. Garage (10.8m x 5.5m)Of traditional stone construction under a slate roof with a concrete floor and loft space above.26. Workshop (7.25m x 7.18m)Of brick construction under a tin roof, with a concrete floor.27. Grain Tower 100 tonne capacity.Land at Lot 1 extending to 91.31 Ha (225.63 Acres)The land at Lot 1 extends to approximately 91.31 Ha (225.63 Acres) in total including roads, yards and buildings. The majority of the farmland has been classified as Grade 3.2 and Grade 4.1/4.2, with a small area of Grade 6.2 by the James Hutton Institute, indicating the land is capable of producing consistently good yields of fodder and cereal crops. The arable and silage ground has benefited from a healthy application of manure and slurry generated on the farm, and a continuous programme of ditching and drainage works, has ensured the land is farmed to its maximum potential. The land is relatively free draining allowing for two or more cuts of silage each year along with a Spring Barley rotation.The land is gently undulating but generally of a southerly aspect rising overall from 50m above sea level at its lowest point to south of the holding to 127m at its highest point to the north east of the farm. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery. The farmland at Crawlaw is split into 3 blocks by the public roads with all the land farmed in hand and each enclosure benefits from access to either natural source supplies or water troughs which are fed from a private spring supply which is backed up with a mains connection. The principal block of farmland at Crawlaw benefits from an excellent level of access directly from the internal farm road which leads from A719 to the farmhouse and steading with the remainder of the fields to the south of the holding being readily accessible directly off the main public roads.