Coldcothill Farm & Land At LochleaCraigie, Kilmarnock, South Ayrshire, KA1 5NN
Offers Over £1,200,000
- A compact mixed farming unit.
- For sale as a whole or in 2 Lots.
- Lot 1: Farmhouse, farm buildings and 117.08 acres.
- Lot 2: Land at Lochlea 67.63 acres.
Coldcothill Farm and Land at Lochlea comprise a productive mixed farming unit located within an accessible part of South Ayrshire, between the settlements of Mauchline and Kilmarnock. The farm is situated in an area well suited to both dairy and other mixed farming enterprises, is well placed for access to Kilmarnock (7.5 miles) and Ayr (12 miles) whilst Glasgow (about 30 miles) can be reached easily via the A/M77. There are excellent transport links in the area with a regular train service to Glasgow from Kilmarnock whilst Glasgow and Prestwick Airports are 34 miles and 12 miles away respectively. Primary and secondary schooling are available in Mauchline / Kilmarnock with local private schools at Wellington in Ayr and Belmont House in Newton Mearns and a wider number of independent schools in Glasgow. Mauchline has a range of local amenities, with Kilmarnock offering a wider range of facilities including a retail park and cinema whilst Silverburn Shopping Centre is 24 miles distant. Ayrshire is renowned for its many golf courses including the world famous facilities at Royal Troon and The Morris Equestrian Centre with fabulous equestrian facilities is 11 miles away. 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 11 miles from Ayr Market and an hour’s drive from the livestock market at Stirling.DESCRIPTION Coldcothill Farm was a productive dairy unit until the 1990s and is now run as a beef and sheep enterprise under a Short Limited Duration Tenancy (SLDT) Agreement. Vacant possession will be available as of the 1st May 2023. There is a traditional farmhouse set within a steading of predominately traditional buildings which are surrounded by a versatile block of farmland to include woodland extending to 74.75 Ha (184.71 Ac). There is a further block of land at Lochlea which is located separately and lies about half a mile south of the farm.METHOD OF SALEThe sale of Coldcothill Farm and Land at Lochlea offers Purchasers an opportunity to acquire the farm either as a whole or in two lots.Lot 1: Coldcothill Farmhouse, farm buildings and land and woodland extending to 47.38 Ha (117.08 Ac)Lot 2: Land at Lochlea extending to 27.37 Ha (67.63Ac)Please note that Lot 2 will not be sold prior to the sale of Lot 1. LOT 1 - COLDCOTHILL FARMHOUSE, FARM BUILDINGS AND LAND EXTENDING TO 47.38 HA (117.08 AC) Coldcothill FarmhouseAn attractive traditional stone constructed farmhouse with a white wash finish set under a pitched slate roof, with a small brick extension under a felt roof housing a conservatory. The property is set in a courtyard formation and provides spacious accommodation over two levels containing a number of traditional features. The room layout and dimensions are laid out in more detail in the floor plans. Garden groundThe farmhouse benefits from an attractive and well cares for area of garden ground which surrounds the property to the front and is mostly laid to lawn with a number of mature flower beds and a path which provides access to the adjacent woodland. To the rear of the house, there is a tarmac courtyard providing ample parking for several vehicles.Farm BuildingsThe buildings are mostly of a traditional nature and comprise the following:Storage (2.9m x 2.7m) Brick construction under a slate roof with concrete floor. Byre (12.3m x 6.2m) Stone construction under a slate roof with concrete floor (former parlour area). Additional area of 4.7m x 6.2m with a lean to of brick and slate construction (3.8m x 11.1m)Vet Med Storage (3.0m x 1.6m) Brick construction under a slate roof with concrete floor. Small brick add on with tin roof. Garage 1 & 2 (4.4m x 5.0m and 5.1m x 5.0m) (Lofted area)Stone construction under a slate roof with earth floor. Small lean-to (10.2m x 3.8m) of brick construction under a slate roof housing a diesel tank. Bruiser Building (5.1m x 11.5m) Stone construction under a slate roof with concrete floor. Stables (7.6m x 5.4m)Stone construction under a slate roof with concrete floor. General Purpose / Lambing Shed (10.7m x 18m) Steel portal frame construction under a fibre cement roof with concrete panel wall and tin clad. Hay Sheds x 3 Steel portal frame construction under a tin roof with tin clad. In a U-shape. Piggery (4.0m x 7.9m)Brick construction under a slate roof. High Level Slatted Shed (18m x 9.7m) Brick construction under a tin roof with slatted floor. Straw Pens (14.6m x 12.9m)Brick construction under an asbestos roof with concrete floor. Old Dairy (4.2m x 3.4m, 4.2m x 3.9m, 4.5m x 1.8m) Brick construction under an asbestos roof with concrete floor. Byre (7.6m x 18.9m) Brick construction under a fibre cement roof with slatted floor. Side feed passage. In addition, the farm steading also benefits from a concrete apron yard, midden and a storage area for bales. Land at Lot 1 extending to 47.38 Ha (117.08 Ac)The land at Lot 1 extends to approximately 47.38 Ha (117.08 Ac) in total including roads, yards and buildings. The majority of the farmland has been classified as a mixture of Grade 3.2 and Grade 4.1/4.2, by the James Hutton Institute and is contained within one block surrounding the farmhouse and steading. The farmland is all deemed ploughable but is currently down to grass and used for grazing and fodder production with most fields having access to mains fed water troughs or natural source water supplies. The land is gently undulating and rises overall from 85m above sea level at its lowest point to north of the holding to 130m at its highest point to the south of the farm. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, easily accommodating modern machinery. Located to the west and south of the farm steading there is small area of conifer woodland which provides element of shelter and privacy from the main road. LOT 2: LAND AT LOCHLEA EXTENDING TO 27.37 HA (67.63 AC)The land at Lot 2 extends to approximately 27.37 Ha (67.63 Ac) in total situated in a single ring fenced block and is accessed directly off the minor public road which bounds the land to the west. The land in Lot 2 has been classified as predominately Grade 4.1 by the James Hutton Institute with a small area of Grade 4.2 and 5.3. The land is currently down to a mix of grazing and silage ground and there is also a small area of gravel which provides a useful area of hard standing for fodder and manure storage. The land rises from 114m above sea level at its lowest point to the north west to 135m at its highest point. The fields are well laid out and of a generous size, and benefits from mains fed water troughs. Lot 2 includes a small area of woodland which lies along the western boundary providing shelter and screening from the main road. NITRATE VULNERABLE ZONE (NVZ)Coldcothill Farm and Land at Lochlea are not within a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone.BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME (BPS) 2023Basic Payment Entitlement was established on 15th May 2015. There are no Basic Payment Entitlements available for sale however the land is registered for IACS purposes. LESS-FAVOURED AREA SUPPORT SCHEME (LFASS) All of the land has been designated as being within a Non-Less Favoured Area.