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Lot 2 Land At Berryhill

Galston, East Ayrshire, KA4 8PH

Offers Over £150,000


  • Versatile block of Grade 4.1 farmland

  • Accessed directly off the A719 public

CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY, 16TH AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.

GENERAL
Crawlaw 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 …

CLOSING DATE SET FOR TUESDAY, 16TH AUGUST 2022 AT NOON.

GENERAL
Crawlaw 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.

DESCRIPTION
Crawlaw 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 HISTORY
Crawlaw 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 2: LAND AT BERRYHILL EXTENDING TO 15.53 HA (38.37 ACRES)
The land at Lot 2 extends to approximately 15.53 Ha (38.37 Acres) in total and is situated in a single ring fenced block and accessed directly off the A719 public road which bounds the land to the west. The land in Lot 2 has been classified as Grade 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute and is currently down to a mix of grazing and silage ground and there is also a small section of tarmac road which provides a useful area of hard standing for fodder and manure storage. The land is generally of a south westerly aspect rising overall from 130m above sea level at its lowest point to the south west of the holding to 168m at its highest point to the north east of the land. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery. The land benefits from natural source water supplies.