Big Red Barn

Elsrickle, Biggar, South Lanarkshire, ML12 6QZ

Offers Over £800,000

84.01 acres

  • Café and Shop
  • Attractive woodland with scope for development
  • Land extending to approximately 84.01 acres (34.00 hectares) in total
  • Available as a smaller lot or as a whole.

LOCATIONThe Big Red Barn is a well-established business set in a picturesque location with excellent views over the surrounding countryside. The property is located on a busy junction approximately 18 miles south of the Edinburgh City Bypass, on the A702 trunkroad which is one of the main arterial routes linking Edinburgh to the M74 at Abington approximately 16 miles to the south.The Big Red Barn is located approximately 5 miles north of Biggar which has a range of amenities and facilities including local and national retailers, supermarkets, medical services, restaurants and schools. Edinburgh city centre is located about 25 miles to the north and has a wider range of facilities including supermarkets, leisure facilities and many tourism related activities.The surrounding area is known for its unspoilt rolling countryside and benefits from excellent accessibility to nearby towns and attractions including Peebles which is a popular town about 14 miles to the east, Dawyck Gardens, Stobo Castle and the World Heritage Site at New Lanark.THE PROPERTYThe property comprises an area of land extending to approximately 84.01 acres in total located to the east of the A702 and to the south of the A721. Formerly a working farm the property was bought by the current owners and developed into an established café and shop in 2014.The property has the following accommodation:Café/Shop: An attractive stone construction building with white harled walls under an insulated pitched metal box profile roof. Internally the property has been finished to a high standard with a vaulted ceiling with exposed timber roof trusses, polished concrete floor and timber framed double glazing. The café and shop has an open plan layout with a commercial kitchen, office and toilet facilities. On the northern elevation of the building there is a store that accommodates the biomass boiler and associated equipment.The café and shop extends to approximately 1,314 sq.ft (122.07 sq.m).In addition there is a kitchen storage shed and attractive raised beds in the garden area.Brick Barn: The barn is of brick construction under a corrugated sheet roof. Internally the barn has a concrete floor and access doors along the southern elevation. Immediately to the east is the Larch Room which provides additional dining accommodation opening out onto an outdoor seating area and garden with a small corrugated red barn known as the Pie Shed.The Brick Barn extends to approximately 2,486 sq.ft (230.98 sq.m).Red Barn: The red barn is of steel truss construction with metal corrugated sheet cladding. The eastern elevation is open and the building is used for a wood store to supply the biomass boiler.The Red Barn extends to approximately 2,319 sq.ft (215.49 sq.m).A new access was formed by the owners which leads to a car parking area laid to bound hardcore. To the south of the buildings there is an area of hardstanding which is enclosed by woodland on two sides.WOODLANDThe woodland extends to approximately 81 acres in total and lies to the south and east of the buildings and is a haven for wildlife. The woodland was planted in 1996 and principally broad leaf native species together with some conifer species. The woodland is made available to customers to stretch their legs and walk their dogs and enjoy the beautiful surroundings and also enjoy the wildlife.Within the woodland area there are two poly-crubs which are used for the growing of salad, herbs and vegetables.THE BUSINESSThe family run business was established around 9 years ago and has been developed as a café and shop renowned for its quality food and drink offering. Sustainability is at the core of the business ethos and food is prepared and cooked on site, and locally sourced produce is offered at every opportunity and includes fresh produce from the poly-crubs. The business enjoys local and regional custom and also passing trade with the property being situated on the junction of the A702 and A721. Regular customers come from as far afield as Cheshire and Cumbria and also those looking for a day trip from Edinburgh and Glasgow.In addition, the shop offers a range of quality gifts from talented Scottish designers, their own jams and chutneys, gin, kitchenware, reference books and gift cards.More information on the business is available by following http:/ Big Red Barn is featured in the Extra Mile Guide which is an insider’s guide to alternative and delicious places to stop just off motorways and main roads and is a signature of quality. Further information is available by following also consider there are good prospects of further diversification in the form of developing woodland experience accommodation such as bothies, glamping pods or chalets, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.The business employs around 12 staff mainly on a part-time basis and enjoys a healthy annual turnover and profit. Trading accounts can be provided to seriously interested parties on request following viewing of the property and the signing of a non-disclosure agreement.It should be noted that gift stock and food stock will be agreed by separate negotiation prior to the sale. All cut timber/logs are excluded from the sale but may be available to buy under separate agreement.